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A Day In The Country – 8 Exquisite Ridgefield Estates

Calling all brokers!
On Wednesday, May 21st, join me for a Spectacular Broker Event celebrating eight of Ridgefield’s most beautiful properties. Two of my incredible Ridgefield Estates will be featured.

KING MANOR
44 King Lane
10:00am -12:30pm
This beautifully updated & expanded residence sits elegantly behind its distinctive stone wall. featuring 8,500 Sq.Ft. of refined living space including a spectacular gourmet kitchen, family room with exposed beams, handsome library, incredible billiards room, master bedroom suite with His & Her baths, 5 ensuite bedrooms, exceptional wine cellar, fitness studio, gunite pool, distinctive landscaping & more!

STRAWBERRY RIDGE
109 Old Branchville Road
1:30pm – 4:00pm
A perfect blend of classic & modern design with an open floor plan featuring floating walls, dramatic vaulted ceilings & an abundance of windows in a sophisticated mix of high quality woods & stone. Rebuilt in 2001, the home includes sophisticated formal spaces & comfortable private rooms. Features a half-mile walking trail, spectacular indoor & outdoor pools, 7.58 acres, guest house, tennis court & terraced outdoor living room. The perfect marrying of romantic classicism with modern minimalism, this zen- like masterpiece is simply magnificent!

Click here for a description of all of the magnificent properties on the tour, and a map of the event.

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How Do You Know You’re A Luxury Real Estate Agent?

For me, a key indicator of my achievement as a luxury realtor was to receive the distinction of being awarded “Christie’s International Real Estate Luxury Specialist for 2014.” I was honored to be the recipient of the Christie’s International Real Estate and Christie’s Education specialist designation when I recently attended the Top Agents Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Along with 140 other Realtors from around the world, I was lucky enough to be invited by Christie’s International Real Estate to participate in the conference focused on luxury real estate marketing. Criteria for the invitation included a requirement that each attendee be among the top 10% of sales for his or her Affiliate brokerage.

The two-day networking and educational event featured seminars led by top industry experts and senior executives of Christie’s and Christie’s International Real Estate. Topics included how to position a listing to attract buyers worldwide; negotiation strategies in the luxury end of the real estate market; how to take advantage of state-of-the-art global marketing techniques; and Christie’s perspectives on the art market and its connection to the luxury real estate sector.

I’m looking forward to implementing the new concepts and strategies garnered from my experience at the conference. My recent 2013 Year In Review Market Report showed that in 2013 Ridgefield experienced almost double the number of sales of luxury homes as compared to 2012, and I expect this segment to also show steady growth as the overall market value increases in 2014. I’m always striving to improve my knowledge and my marketing options for my clients, so this conference really gave me a leg up – networking with like-minded individuals and expanding my horizons in terms of marketing.

I’m so pleased to have had this opportunity. As the spring market gets going, call/text me or sign up for my weekly emails to keep abreast of market trends. I’d also be happy to give you a complimentary What’s My Home Worth evaluation.

*Photo : Karla Murtaugh of Neumann Real Estate, Ridgefield, and Lisa Murphy of Houlihan Lawrence, Rye

Ridgefield’s Holiday Stroll Is Here!

Join us at Neumann Real Estate for the Annual Holiday Stroll on Friday, December 6 from 6-10pm. Stop by, say hi and enjoy some hospitality celebrating you, our wonderful real estate friends and clients!

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Happy Thanksgiving from the Ridgefield Turkey Trot!

Thanksgiving is always a great way to kick off the Holidays. I am thankful this year for all the wonderful individuals I have met and continue to serve in the great community of Ridgefield and surrounding Fairfield County. I couldn’t do what I do without you, and I am truly grateful.

I was pleased to once again sponsor this year’s Turkey Trot 5K in support of the wonderful Ridgefield Boys and Girls Club. The event was well attended, raising money for the Club and bringing the Ridgefield community together. The kids race was especially wonderful to witness – so many budding young athletes! And congratulations to the Karla Murtaugh team’s own Jana Williams, our intrepid runner, who braved the 28 degree temperatures and shaved 7 minutes off her previous best time!

Wishing everyone all the best for a healthy and propserous 2014.

Now Open – Ridgefield’s 16th Biennial Festival of Trees

Don’t miss out! The Ridgefield Recreations Center’s Lounsbury House is opening its doors and becoming a veritable Winter Wonderland during the 16th Biennial Festival of Trees held Thursday November 21st though Sunday, November 24th.

The house will feature decorations and a forest of beautiful, creatively decorated Christmas trees, among other holiday surprises. Almost all of the decorations will be available for purchase and a Christmas boutique will feature an array of unique gifts for the holiday season.

Special events during the weekend include a Festival Preview Party on Thursday, Nov. 21, and a Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus. The preview party will feature refreshments and hors d’ouevres. The Teddy Bear Tea will be at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23, and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24.

The Lounsbury House at the Ridgefield Community Center, 316 Main St., Ridgefield. Thursday, Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m.; Friday, Nov. 22, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $10, seniors $5, ages 6-12 $3. Teddy Bear Tea $15, Preview Party $50. 203-438-6962

Information courtesy of ctpost.com