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 38 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 17 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.

Allyson is the founder and leader of The A Team at William Pitt Sotheby’s. This is a group of like minded real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. They love what they do, Passion+Perseverance =Results.

Testimonials:

"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!"

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"Our agent was Allyson Cotton and she was wonderful to us and to work with. Our journey with Allyson lasted nearly a year and she exhibited awesome people skills and helped us navigate through...

Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Shoreline area, Allyson's 38 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 17 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.

Allyson is the founder and leader of The A Team at William Pitt Sotheby’s. This is a group of like minded real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. They love what they do, Passion+Perseverance =Results.

Testimonials:

"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!"

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"Our agent was Allyson Cotton and she was wonderful to us and to work with. Our journey with Allyson lasted nearly a year and she exhibited awesome people skills and helped us navigate through the shopping process and guided us nicely through the closing. We were looking at new construction and found what we wanted in Uncasville. The process was challenging with this contractor and Allyson, thankfully was our lifeline. We would use Allyson to sell our home or to shop for another and would freely recommend her to anyone needing a prepared, qualified, engaged agent!"

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"There aren't enough words . . . but here goes! My husband and I can not say enough about Allyson Cotton as our realtor who stood by us the entire step of the way into our beloved new house in Old Lyme. Allyson was a very special agent not only with her professional advice and counsel but guided us so gently but firmly to our goal--knowing what we needed to do at every juncture as we attempted to purchase during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The process through Allyson and her "A Team" was seamless during a very difficult time. She was patient, persevering and always showered her warm guidance from start to finish. Allyson innately knew the exact moments when to stand back--and when to move forward in helping with our final decisions. She is more than a very great agent--she is a special person who loves not only the end result, but the process of helping her clients realize the dream of that perfect home." 

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Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Shoreline area, Allyson's 38 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 17 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.

Allyson is the founder and leader of The A Team at William Pitt Sotheby’s. This is a group of like minded real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. They love what they do, Passion+Perseverance =Results.

Testimonials:

"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!"

**********

"Our agent was Allyson Cotton and she was wonderful to us and to work with. Our journey with Allyson lasted nearly a year and she exhibited awesome people skills and helped us navigate through the shopping process and guided us nicely through the closing. We were looking at new construction and found what we wanted in Uncasville. The process was challenging with this contractor and Allyson, thankfully was our lifeline. We would use Allyson to sell our home or to shop for another and would freely recommend her to anyone needing a prepared, qualified, engaged agent!"

**********

"There aren't enough words . . . but here goes! My husband and I can not say enough about Allyson Cotton as our realtor who stood by us the entire step of the way into our beloved new house in Old Lyme. Allyson was a very special agent not only with her professional advice and counsel but guided us so gently but firmly to our goal--knowing what we needed to do at every juncture as we attempted to purchase during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The process through Allyson and her "A Team" was seamless during a very difficult time. She was patient, persevering and always showered her warm guidance from start to finish. Allyson innately knew the exact moments when to stand back--and when to move forward in helping with our final decisions. She is more than a very great agent--she is a special person who loves not only the end result, but the process of helping her clients realize the dream of that perfect home." 

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  • Agent Designations
    • Accredited Buyer Representative
    • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute
  • Awards
    • 2019, 2020 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)
    • #1 Producing Broker in Dollar Volume, Old Lyme Brokerage, 2020

Testimonials

Allyson Cotton guided me through perhaps the most important purchase of my life. She never skipped a beat, never failed to promptly help me (however insignificant the ask), and ensured that I was in great hands from my first email… inquiry until even after the close. I give her and her partner the very highest marks!

David Allen

Allyson was great and found the perfect house for me very quickly. She was always responsive whenever I needed anything.

Matthew Saymon

"I highly recommend Allyson Cotton and the A team. Allyson is professional, motivated, knowledgeable and very fun to work with. Even though she is very busy, she always made us feel like we were her most important listing. She is very active in the community and knows the market better than anyone. She gave us sound advice that allowed us to quickly sell our house. Selling a house is stressful and Allyson did an amazing job in making the process go smoothly. Allyson is so charismatic and a joy to work with. She is the best!"

haleyaustin36

"Allyson is the PERFECT REALTOR. She combines enthusiasm, professionalism, compassion and knowledge to get results. My husband and I chose nine homes for her to show us. We chose her listing to purchase on day two of the viewings. She wrote up the contract, she recommended a fantastic Attorney and we closed in six weeks. Everything went smoothly. She attended the inspections for us, answered all our questions immediately or got answers if needed. Always one step ahead with an excellent supportive real estate team behind her. We felt as if we were her only clients. Attention to details and a good hand holder. We loved working with Allyson, and we understand why she’s been at the Top of the Real Estate Agent List for so long."

Diane Hyman

I highly recommend Allyson Cotton and the A team. Allyson is professional, motivated, responsive, knowledgeable and very fun to work with. Even though she is very busy, she always made us feel like we were her most important listing. She is very active in the community and knows the market better than anyone. She gave us sound advice that allowed us to quickly sell our house. Selling a house is stressful and Allyson did an amazing job in making the process go smoothly. Allyson is so charismatic and a joy to work with. She is the best!

Heather Richardson

"There's a host of reasons Allyson Cotton has a reputation as one of the best agents around. Our relocation to Connecticut (from a distance) was fraught with anxieties and unusual logistical details, as well as the expected steps in the process of nailing the right deal on the right house. Allyson went "beyond the call of duty" in multiple ways, and we simply would not have made it to the house of our dreams without her professional, prompt and persistent assistance. She knows her stuff better than most, knows the area and all its players well, and acts quickly to get answers to all questions. We'd give her and her team "6 stars," if it were allowed."

dougmcky

I would highly recommend Allyson. She was great to work with and had lots of expertise that led us to the successful purchase of our new home

M. Brady

     12/8/20Great experience with Allyson and her team. Listed and sold our home quickly and smoothly Highly recommend her!

Karen Germini

Allyson Cotton is a fantastic real estate agent. She is very knowledgeable in all aspects of real estate. She made the experience of selling my home effortless. I would highly recommend using Allyson for any of real estate transactions.

Debbie Tisdale

The best part of working with Alyson Cotton was she was always there to answer all question and assist in any issue that came up. If your looking for the best stop your search you found her. Alyson and her team are second to none and when the opportunity arrives I will for sure be calling the A team!!

johnnydkid

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

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!

B Haslam

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!

B Haslam

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

4 Hefflon Farm Road $485,000 link

4 Hefflon Farm Road

Old Lyme, CT 06371 | New London County
$485,000
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,381 Sqft 0.5 Acres

Welcome to this immaculate Contemporary Cape! Meticulously maintained with care by the original owner, this home features many major updates and is perfectly situated on a quiet...

3
bed
2/1
bath
2,381
sqft
17 Brush Hill Road $429,000 link

17 Brush Hill Road

Lyme, CT 06371 | New London County
$429,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,682 Sqft 1.15 Acres

Welcome to 17 Brush Hill in the village of Hadlyme in Lyme. This well maintained cape cod has 4 Bedrooms, 3 baths, with 1st floor master suite. Master Bath is recently renovated...

4
bed
3
bath
2,682
sqft
1 Ferry Road #A $1,250/mo link

1 Ferry Road #A

Lyme, CT 06371 | New London County
$1,250/mo
1 Beds 1 Baths 450 Sqft

Available May 1, 2021, Bright and Spacious One bedroom unit with open floor plan. This is the perfect getaway "Pied-A-Terre" in the heart of Hadlyme for those who want comfort,...

1
bed
1
bath
450
sqft

My Sales

4 Hamburg Road $1,445,000 link

4 Hamburg Road

East Haddam, CT 06423 | Middlesex County
$1,445,000
7 Beds 4 Baths 3,705 Sqft 11.49 Acres

Straddled among the rolling hills of East Haddam and Lyme is Clover Hill Farm. This classic New England antique steeped in tradition has been brought into the 21st century by its...

7
bed
4
bath
3,705
sqft
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
183-3 Joshuatown Road $850,000 link

183-3 Joshuatown Road

Lyme, CT 06371 | New London County
$850,000
3 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,366 Sqft 12.97 Acres

Beautiful reproduction saltbox on 12.97 private acres features a centered stone chimney with 3 fireplaces. The architect and builder were specialists in the restoration of 18th...

3
bed
3/1
bath
3,366
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
51 Brush Hill Road $760,000 link

51 Brush Hill Road

Lyme, CT 06371 | New London County
$760,000
5 Beds 4 Baths 3,960 Sqft 5.52 Acres

Welcome to the Curtis Comstock home circa 1770, and get ready to see how a 2003 addition transformed this amazing property. A beautiful blend of old and new come together with...

5
bed
4
bath
3,960
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