SATISFIED CLIENTS ARE HER BEST ADVERTISEMENTS
"Because of Martha's knowledge and counsel, our house sold more quickly than we could have imagined ¿ despite being newly designated in a flood zone. Martha studied the town engineer's maps, walked every corner of our property, and ultimately helped us reverse the flood zone designation. We have never met a real estate agent who measures up to Martha's dedication to putting the client first." K.E. and R.E.
"We have been Martha's clients through many transactions. We are loyal to Martha because she knows the nuances impacting property values such as wetlands, flood zones, setbacks, and buried oil tanks. She was sensitive to our privacy, always professional, and great at marketing. Martha attention to details leveraged our negotiation process and safeguarded us financially." D.M. and A.F.
"Martha changed my perception about what a buy-side agent can do for you. She played the role of business partner more than agent, working late into the night on occasions. She saved us stress and made us feel confident we were doing the right thing in all respects." T.F.
"I worked with another realtor for two years, wasting weekends looking at houses that did not meet my criteria. Then I met Martha. From the start she was professional, knew the market ¿ sometimes even the history of a property. Martha quickly found me the perfect house, but another buyer outbid me. She fought for me with the listing agent, as a serious back-up bidder. Two weeks later, Martha called to tell me that the first deal fell through and the house was mine!" B.H.
MARTHA's POINT OF DIFFERENCE
Providing sound counsel to clients is the guiding principle behind my work with home buyers and sellers in the upscale Long Island Sound enclaves of Westport, Fairfield, and surrounding towns. I call upon my market knowledge, extensive construction experience, corporate credentials, technological savvy, and passionate sense of community ¿ to deliver soundly considered, soundly negotiated transactions for every client. My work as a contractor on 9 homes of my own, informs me about zoning, historic renovation, new construction, flood zone issues and more. My perspective as a landlord-investor further differentiates me. This rare combination has built my reputation as resolver of complex issues and is why my sellers and buyers value my advice as a full partner in their transactions. I investigate each property ahead of negotiation, to remedy issues that otherwise jeopardize deals. I study process nuances to win multiple-offer scenarios. I have helped clients redistrict homes out of highly regulated, costly FEMA flood zones. I have come alongside clients through town appeals processes to reduce taxes. I have built profit for homeowners through land donation to non-profits. I smooth out glitches that derail deals and have a laser-focus on financial profit for clients.
My sound business foundation is grounded in my early career in the ad industry with clients such as McDonald's, MM Mars, and The Gillette Company. There I honed analytic skills that still apply to refining market strategy. My passion to buy-renovate-sell homes has netted steady, substantial profit for my own family across nine homes in three states, even in down markets. Insights from that success seasons my advice to buyers and sellers, and includes my personally-vetted network of experts who cut through red tape that complicates deals. My local connections cut across trades, land use experts, town municipal staff and others who I make available exclusively to my clients.
My 2021 appointment to a five-year term on the Westport Historic District Commission recognizes my depth of knowledge and community passion. Client testimonials speak to my market knowledge, depth of service, and commitment to fulfill client objectives. Providing sound counsel is my passion.