Allyson Cotton

Allyson Cotton

Realtor

Old Lyme Brokerage

103 Halls Road
P.O. Box 489
Old Lyme, CT 06371
  • Born In:
    Portland, Maine
  • Live In:
    Lyme, Connecticut
  • Favorite Movie:
    Moonstruck & When Harry Met Sally
  • Passion:
    Real Estate
  • Interests:
    Home Improvement, Golfing, Biking
  • Inspiration:
    My Family & my Grandchildren

Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Shoreline area, Allyson's 36 years of success in sales will make your experience productive and stress-free. She began her sales career by starting a successful firm that marketed home furniture and decorative accessories to retailers across the country. Over the years she has developed her entrepreneurial drive, exceptional follow-up skills, finely honed negotiating experience and outstanding attention to detail - all of which she applies to the advantage of every one of her clients.

After 16 years of success in real estate sales, helping buyers and sellers meet their goals, Allyson has a real passion for the industry.

  • Experienced, professional negotiating skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization.
  • Tenacious problem-solving attitude.
  • Creative Marketing plans including direct mail, social media, video, staging ideas and more.
  • 26 years of living in Lyme and enjoying the shoreline area.

 

Testimonials:

"We recently sold our home with Allyson as our agent. Having lived in the area for many years, we were familiar (and friends with) many agents, but we chose Allyson for her professionalism, positive attitude, and knowledge of the local market. She was incredibly helpful in preparing us and the  house for sale and arranging everything--comps, regular updates on the market, a well-written listing, photographer, as well as pep talks whenever necessary. We were out of town for much of the time, so Allyson would check on the house often and was always available when we needed her. Her energy and enthusiasm for her work made the entire process a positive experience and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in southeastern Connecticut."

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"Allyson was cheerful and very helpful. We saw 24 houses in 2 days on my first house hunting trip from out of state, which is what I needed. She knows all the roads and is well connected with the community. She found a house with everything I wanted and I was picky. She made relocation a smoother  transition by meeting with inspectors at the house for me while I was still out of state. She recommended various vendors when I asked for suggestions and they have all proven to be reliable. She even brought a snow shovel my first weekend in the...

Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Shoreline area, Allyson's 36 years of success in sales will make your experience productive and stress-free. She began her sales career by starting a successful firm that marketed home furniture and decorative accessories to retailers across the country. Over the years she has developed her entrepreneurial drive, exceptional follow-up skills, finely honed negotiating experience and outstanding attention to detail - all of which she applies to the advantage of every one of her clients.

After 16 years of success in real estate sales, helping buyers and sellers meet their goals, Allyson has a real passion for the industry.

  • Experienced, professional negotiating skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization.
  • Tenacious problem-solving attitude.
  • Creative Marketing plans including direct mail, social media, video, staging ideas and more.
  • 26 years of living in Lyme and enjoying the shoreline area.

 

Testimonials:

"We recently sold our home with Allyson as our agent. Having lived in the area for many years, we were familiar (and friends with) many agents, but we chose Allyson for her professionalism, positive attitude, and knowledge of the local market. She was incredibly helpful in preparing us and the  house for sale and arranging everything--comps, regular updates on the market, a well-written listing, photographer, as well as pep talks whenever necessary. We were out of town for much of the time, so Allyson would check on the house often and was always available when we needed her. Her energy and enthusiasm for her work made the entire process a positive experience and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in southeastern Connecticut."

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"Allyson was cheerful and very helpful. We saw 24 houses in 2 days on my first house hunting trip from out of state, which is what I needed. She knows all the roads and is well connected with the community. She found a house with everything I wanted and I was picky. She made relocation a smoother  transition by meeting with inspectors at the house for me while I was still out of state. She recommended various vendors when I asked for suggestions and they have all proven to be reliable. She even brought a snow shovel my first weekend in the new house because a big storm was coming and I didn't have my stuff yet. Allyson will go above and beyond for her clients and is very quick to respond to any communications. Not only did she show me houses, but she truly introduced me to the area showing me key locations and taking me to some of my now favorite local shops. On my marathon house hunting weekend she brought snacks which was a lifesaver on such a concentrated time. She has the customer in mind."

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"I had a great experience working with Allyson selling my house. She knew I wanted to sell fast and that’s exactly what we did! She came in and knew precisely what I needed to do to prepare the house before we put it on the market. Once the house was prepared to her standards and put on the  market, it showed extremely well! Allyson worked very hard to find me a buyer. She did so quickly and with little effort on my part. Once offers came in, I trusted her advice during negotiations and it really paid off!"

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"Allyson's knowledge of the local market and trends is incredible. After seeing numerous houses over the course of a few months we put in an offer on the first house she showed us, a short sale. She was there to help guide us every step of the way. From always being available to answer a question  from a nervous first-time home buyer to offering advice about inspections and the closing process she was engaged. Allyson took an extremely stressful short sale and made it manageable. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an experienced and personable agent."

 

 

 

Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Shoreline area, Allyson's 36 years of success in sales will make your experience productive and stress-free. She began her sales career by starting a successful firm that marketed home furniture and decorative accessories to retailers across the country. Over the years she has developed her entrepreneurial drive, exceptional follow-up skills, finely honed negotiating experience and outstanding attention to detail - all of which she applies to the advantage of every one of her clients.

After 16 years of success in real estate sales, helping buyers and sellers meet their goals, Allyson has a real passion for the industry.

  • Experienced, professional negotiating skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization.
  • Tenacious problem-solving attitude.
  • Creative Marketing plans including direct mail, social media, video, staging ideas and more.
  • 26 years of living in Lyme and enjoying the shoreline area.

 

Testimonials:

"We recently sold our home with Allyson as our agent. Having lived in the area for many years, we were familiar (and friends with) many agents, but we chose Allyson for her professionalism, positive attitude, and knowledge of the local market. She was incredibly helpful in preparing us and the  house for sale and arranging everything--comps, regular updates on the market, a well-written listing, photographer, as well as pep talks whenever necessary. We were out of town for much of the time, so Allyson would check on the house often and was always available when we needed her. Her energy and enthusiasm for her work made the entire process a positive experience and we would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in southeastern Connecticut."

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"Allyson was cheerful and very helpful. We saw 24 houses in 2 days on my first house hunting trip from out of state, which is what I needed. She knows all the roads and is well connected with the community. She found a house with everything I wanted and I was picky. She made relocation a smoother  transition by meeting with inspectors at the house for me while I was still out of state. She recommended various vendors when I asked for suggestions and they have all proven to be reliable. She even brought a snow shovel my first weekend in the new house because a big storm was coming and I didn't have my stuff yet. Allyson will go above and beyond for her clients and is very quick to respond to any communications. Not only did she show me houses, but she truly introduced me to the area showing me key locations and taking me to some of my now favorite local shops. On my marathon house hunting weekend she brought snacks which was a lifesaver on such a concentrated time. She has the customer in mind."

**********

"I had a great experience working with Allyson selling my house. She knew I wanted to sell fast and that’s exactly what we did! She came in and knew precisely what I needed to do to prepare the house before we put it on the market. Once the house was prepared to her standards and put on the  market, it showed extremely well! Allyson worked very hard to find me a buyer. She did so quickly and with little effort on my part. Once offers came in, I trusted her advice during negotiations and it really paid off!"

**********

"Allyson's knowledge of the local market and trends is incredible. After seeing numerous houses over the course of a few months we put in an offer on the first house she showed us, a short sale. She was there to help guide us every step of the way. From always being available to answer a question  from a nervous first-time home buyer to offering advice about inspections and the closing process she was engaged. Allyson took an extremely stressful short sale and made it manageable. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an experienced and personable agent."

 

 

 

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  • Agent Designations
    • Accredited Buyer Representative
    • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
  • Awards
    • 2019 Platinum Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
    • 2016 Gold Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
    • 2014 Silver Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
    • 2013 Bronze Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
    • Top 10 Agent for Units Sold 2019 William Pitt Award Winner
    • Five Star Real Estate Agent 2011-2016 (6 years)

Testimonials

I highly recommend Allyson Cotton! From the very beginning Allyson’s friendly personality, beautiful smile and “can do” attitude filled my husband and I with confidence. Throughout the process Allyson and her team developed clever marketing ideas, such as “10 Things We Love About 107 Ferry Road”. When Covid hit Allyson was quick to put procedures in place to pre-qualify potential buyers, and make the house safe for buyers to walk through the house, virtually at first, and then in person. During the actual sale Allyson helped us with negotiations and was an excellent sounding board. There are so many things she did throughout the process that made life easier for us and for all those things we are deeply grateful. Allyson was a joy to work with and is a highly skilled realtor!

Thomas P and Wendy S Miller

Allyson Cotton was our agent. She was terrific to work with. Professional and competent in every way. She was very considerate of our wants and needs. Managed the Covid impact on the selling activities very well. We did not follow the advertising and promotional activities very closely but what we did see seemed appropriate. Her advice was well balanced and appropriate for our situation. I would highly recommend Allyson to any potential client.

Marilyn Meo

Our sale was very smooth with little or no problems. Allyson is an excellent real estate agent and was always very professional. I would highly recommend her to friends and family.

Raymond A and Michele M Maskell

Allyson and Katelyn were amazingly professional. They were always available for consult and kept me informed of all showing feedback in a timely manner. When we neared a sale, they were both extremely helpful in navigating that process and providing us with sage advice. In short, they were top notch!!

Thomas C Risom, Pamela A Austen

Such a pleasure to work with Allyson selling our home. She made the process personal and we always felt comfortable contacting her for anything. We would never hesitate to reccomend her and her team.

Pat & Dale King

Allyson is the best of the best! She gave great advice on staging our home in a cost-effective way, and she and her photographer did an amazing job with the listing photos. With her guidance, we accepted an offer just 2 days after we listed, which allowed us to purchase the perfect home for our family. Allyson remained in constant contact throughout the process, with endless patience and quick responses to each question and concern. She suggested excellent inspectors and contractors for inspection fixes on both ends (our purchase and sale), while negotiating with both realtors to keep us on track for our closing date. She walked us through the complicated process of selling/buying and moving in/out in one day. We truly benefited from her friendly, fair and always-optimistic approach, along with her extensive experience and knowledge, and we couldn't be happier with the result!

Bethany Haslam

My Listings

My Sales

81 Coulter Street #5 $860,000 link

81 Coulter Street #5

Old Saybrook, CT 06475 | Middlesex County
$860,000
2 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,715 Sqft

Welcome to North Cove Crossing and one of the best panoramic views of North Cove. This 55+ community of standalone homes has classic New England style with a location that is close...

2
bed
2/1
bath
2,715
sqft
5 Fencove Court $850,000

5 Fencove Court

Old Saybrook, CT 06475 | Middlesex County
$850,000
4 Beds 2 Baths 2,640 Sqft 0.63 Acres

Magnificent water views and tranquil setting.Direct waterfront on s.Cove.Launch a kayak or canoe from your own backyard!One owner home, perfectly maintained in a nice location.Tell...

4
bed
2
bath
2,640
sqft
49 Osprey Commons $795,000 link

49 Osprey Commons

Clinton, CT 06413 | Middlesex County
$795,000
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,600 Sqft 0.54 Acres

This 2600 sq. ft Dutch Cape is situated on the town green with views of the Sound, Harbor, Salt Marsh and Hammock River. It is within walking distance to the beach, town and marina....

3
bed
2/1
bath
2,600
sqft
446-14 Main Street #14 $764,000

446-14 Main Street #14

Old Saybrook, CT 06475 | Middlesex County
$764,000
2 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,374 Sqft

Fabulous water views of n. Cove from this delightful free standing 2 story colonial in small over 50 complex.Carefree living, open fl. Plan,sunny & generous size rms.W/details.Gourmet...

2
bed
2/1
bath
2,374
sqft
446 Main Street #14 $650,000 link

446 Main Street #14

Old Saybrook, CT 06475 | Middlesex County
$650,000
2 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,374 Sqft

Outstanding views are the hallmark of this free standing 2 story condominium in the 50+ community of North Cove Landing. Enjoy the ever changing beauty of the marsh grasses as...

2
bed
2/1
bath
2,374
sqft
88 Bahr Road $615,000 link

88 Bahr Road

Deep River, CT 06417 | Middlesex County
$615,000
35.95 Acres

Over 100 acres strategically located along route 80 with easy access to Route 9 and just a few miles from the beautiful down town Deep River. A very unique and exciting opportunity...

35.95
acre