Judy Perkins, a veteran of the New York City real estate market with Brown, Harris Stevens, has had an extensive career in sales and marketing. Her first successes were with IBM in Chicago where she was honored as a national sales leader and selected for management training in their program at The Harvard Business School. In New York, she also worked in the cable television and advertising industries specializing in long form commercials showcasing products for clients including Allstate, Revlon, Pillsbury and Chevrolet.
Born in the Midwest, Judy has lived in Chicago, San Diego, Greenwich, CT and Manhattan. She and her husband Jim live in Kent and have three daughters in Los Angeles ---Susan; the financial analyst, Karen; the bio chemist and Elizabeth, the actress.
A twenty-five year resident of Litchfield County, first as a weekender and then as a full-time resident, Judy supports local environmental groups such as HVA and The Pratt Center where she produced a fund-raising cookbook, Cooking in the Litchfield Hills, which sold 9,000 copies. She was an alternate member of the New Milford Planning Commission, a drafter of the town's Scenic Road ordinance, a member of the Aquifer Protection Committee and has served as a director on the Greater New Milford Board of Realtors. She has also been on the Board of the Sherman Chamber Ensemble and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Earl Mosely Institute for the Arts.
Judy can relate to many of her clients' needs since she and her husband have had many of the same experiences. They have restored and expanded an old house, put up post-and-beam barns, built swimming pools and purchased raw land to build an architecturally designed shingle and stone house. Most recently they have renovated a smaller "retirement" house in Kent.
In 2010 Judy handled the third largest sale ever recorded in Litchfield County--- "Stone Acres", a classic manor house on 389 acres in Kent, CT and Amenia, NY.