I have been a Realtor for nearly a decade and serve clients throughout southern Litchfield and northern Fairfield Counties. In addition to completing the CT Association of Realtors' required job education training, I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Communication from New York University and a Master's Degree in Anglo-American Literature from London University.
I live in Gaylordsville but also own a waterfront home on Candlewood Lake in Sherman - a town with which I have a long history dating back to the mid-1970's when my parents first purchased a weekend home there. I have come to love this beautiful corner of Connecticut - and value each of its charming towns, lakes, landscapes and byways.
I began working in real estate in 2004 following a career in fundraising for the non-profit sector, specifically at Barrington Stage Company, an award-winning professional theater in the Berkshires. As a freelance writer and marketing consultant in London, where I lived for several years in the late '80's/early 90's, I designed and wrote corporate communications materials for London Economics and England's National Health Service. I have also held marketing and public relations positions in the financial services and publishing sectors in New York City. I apply all aspects of my background to my real estate practice; they allow me to bring a more inventive and resourceful approach to every real estate transaction.
I am an ardent supporter of the arts. Beginning in the late 1990's, I served as President of the Sherman Players for six years and was co-Founder and President of the Candlewood Children's Choir. As a writer and publicist, I have volunteered for a variety of local institutions, including The Sherman School, New Milford High School and the Sherman Playhouse. I am presently an active volunteer for the Sherman chapter of FISH (Friends In Service Here) and the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration in Gaylordsville.
"Thank you for all your efforts in selling my home so quickly. Your personal sense of style and professionalism permeated everything you did from the packaging of the sale to identifying the most likely prospects and then quickly going in for the closing to take it over the top. Bottom line ....you are an " EXTRAORDINARY MARKETER". I was blessed and very pleased to have found you. My home of thirty six wonderful years was in very good hands making my transition into retirement a lot easier." - George Karalekas
"Ben and I feel so lucky to have worked with Irit Granger. We are in awe of her ability to handle so many details and hassles and to still be this wonderful, charming person. It seemed that each time things got a bit crazy, she knew just how to proceed and smooth it all out. None of our questions went unanswered, and the fact that she was so available and devoted so much attention to us made us forget that we were not her only clients. Now that the deal is done, we will miss being in touch with her each and every day, but we know that she will be a regular guest in our home." Ben and Lisa Bilbrough
"Thank you so much for representing us in the purchase of our dream lakefront property. Your balanced advice and insight on the local area, coupled with your willingness to go the extra mile to accommodate our unique needs resulted in an ideal partnership to facilitate the purchase transaction. We had a wonderful experience working with you on both a professional and personal basis." Tien-tsin & Anh-Van Huang