Entries by Allyson

HGTV’s Property Brothers Casting in Connecticut!

Are you a fan of the HGTV channel’s Property Brothers? Call it an occupational hazard, but my TV is pretty much set to HGTV 90% of the time. The show’s hosts Jonathan and Drew Scott are so familiar in our house that my youngest daughter was able to recognize them by the time she was […]

Exciting Announcement!

I’m thrilled to announce that I am now affiliated with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty. I will be working from the Danbury office located on Federal Road across the street from Stew Leonard’s. I’m super excited to be located so close to home and right in the center of where my life is happening not to […]

Working With Buyers in the Age of Information

Have you ever used your smart phone to settle an argument? To find out that little fact nugget that you’re blanking on at the moment? To look up what the name of that actor was is that movie? We all know that in the digital age, everyone seems to have answers to everything at their fingertips. This is especially evident in the Real Estate industry…

“Well, Zillow told me…”

Whether I’m meeting someone for the first time or gathering at a family function, the topic of Real Estate these days always surfaces for conversation. It often starts with, “Oh you’re a Realtor? Tough market, huh.” or “How’s business, Allyson? I hear it’s just a bad time to sell.”

My question back is, “Where did you hear that?” and most of the time the answer is “From Zillow (or Trulia, or some other third party website).”

Why Sellers Have to be Sellers Before They Can Be Buyers

I love it when people call me and tell me they want to move, that they’ve outgrown their house and they’re ready for the next step, or perhaps they’re ready to downsize. Whatever the next phase of their lives may be, it’s typically the same conversation. “We don’t want to sell it until we figure out where we’re going to go”. But here’s why that doesn’t work…

2014 Honor Society Award Recipient

Earlier this month, I was recognized by Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices | New England Properties as an agent that has performed in the Top 13% nationally. This placed my name among some of the highest producing agents in my company. It is a true honor and one that I am extremely humbled by. I have my […]

The Buzz About Inventory

What’s the word on the street about the 2014 Spring Market? It’s all about the inventory. This time last year in Brookfield there were over 20 more Single Family homes listed than there is today. While there’s no definitive answer why, we can speculate a few things: 1) We have lived through the winter that […]