Mimi Allen

Mimi Allen

Real Estate Broker

New Canaan Brokerage

26 Cherry Street
New Canaan, CT 06840

It's All About You! 30 years in real estate brokerage and management, serving the New Canaan/Darien communities have ingrained in me that first and foremost this is a people business, where understanding individual needs, wants and concerns are vital. Listening and communication skills are essential elements in this business. Real estate is not about selling houses, or decorating skills. It is about selling yourself and understanding not just what is said but what is not said as well.

During the years I managed a real estate office, I consistently told my agents "This is a big expensive business. It is not enough to just be very good at what you do, you want your clients to like and associate with you." I rarely see someone buying an expensive property from an agent they do not like, trust or respect (it can happen, but not often.) Houses are not commodities such as diamonds or cars, (if they were, everyone would be buying on the internet and there would be no need for good agents).There is a huge element of association attached to the transaction. It is not enough to find that right home for people or to sell the house successfully for the highest price in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of upheaval to the homeowner. Only after they refer another client to you, can you say a job well done. I firmly believe that one can be a complete lady, comport oneself with dignity and be an exceedingly successful real estate agent.

Expert technological skills are essential and a given. People skills are what set an agent apart as a top negotiator, closer and exceptional Realtor. Knowledge of the market is the power that gets you the sale and the repeat business.

I have done extensive relocation work and feel that the same philosophy of knowledge, friendliness, communication and a little laughter work very well.

 

It's All About You! 30 years in real estate brokerage and management, serving the New Canaan/Darien communities have ingrained in me that first and foremost this is a people business, where understanding individual needs, wants and concerns are vital. Listening and communication skills are essential elements in this business. Real estate is not about selling houses, or decorating skills. It is about selling yourself and understanding not just what is said but what is not said as well.

During the years I managed a real estate office, I consistently told my agents "This is a big expensive business. It is not enough to just be very good at what you do, you want your clients to like and associate with you." I rarely see someone buying an expensive property from an agent they do not like, trust or respect (it can happen, but not often.) Houses are not commodities such as diamonds or cars, (if they were, everyone would be buying on the internet and there would be no need for good agents).There is a huge element of association attached to the transaction. It is not enough to find that right home for people or to sell the house successfully for the highest price in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of upheaval to the homeowner. Only after they refer another client to you, can you say a job well done. I firmly believe that one can be a complete lady, comport oneself with dignity and be an exceedingly successful real estate agent.

Expert technological skills are essential and a given. People skills are what set an agent apart as a top negotiator, closer and exceptional Realtor. Knowledge of the market is the power that gets you the sale and the repeat business.

I have done extensive relocation work and feel that the same philosophy of knowledge, friendliness, communication and a little laughter work very well.

 

It's All About You! 30 years in real estate brokerage and management, serving the New Canaan/Darien communities have ingrained in me that first and foremost this is a people business, where understanding individual needs, wants and concerns are vital. Listening and communication skills are essential elements in this business. Real estate is not about selling houses, or decorating skills. It is about selling yourself and understanding not just what is said but what is not said as well.

During the years I managed a real estate office, I consistently told my agents "This is a big expensive business. It is not enough to just be very good at what you do, you want your clients to like and associate with you." I rarely see someone buying an expensive property from an agent they do not like, trust or respect (it can happen, but not often.) Houses are not commodities such as diamonds or cars, (if they were, everyone would be buying on the internet and there would be no need for good agents).There is a huge element of association attached to the transaction. It is not enough to find that right home for people or to sell the house successfully for the highest price in the shortest amount of time and with the least amount of upheaval to the homeowner. Only after they refer another client to you, can you say a job well done. I firmly believe that one can be a complete lady, comport oneself with dignity and be an exceedingly successful real estate agent.

Expert technological skills are essential and a given. People skills are what set an agent apart as a top negotiator, closer and exceptional Realtor. Knowledge of the market is the power that gets you the sale and the repeat business.

I have done extensive relocation work and feel that the same philosophy of knowledge, friendliness, communication and a little laughter work very well.

 

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  • Agent Designations
    • Certified Residential Specialist
    • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

My Listings

173 Middlesex Road $2,725,000 link

173 Middlesex Road

Darien, CT 06820 | Fairfield County
$2,725,000
5 Beds 4/1 Baths 4,040 Sqft 1.27 Acres

Idyllic Darien landmark, originally 1800'S farmhouse; fully renovated across 2+ years (2016); five bedroom open, spacious flowing home is designed perfectly. No expense has been...

5
bed
4/1
bath
4,040
sqft
497 Lost District Drive $1,695,000 link

497 Lost District Drive

New Canaan, CT 06840 | Fairfield County
$1,695,000
4 Beds 3/2 Baths 5,073 Sqft 4.3 Acres

Truly rambling Bing Crosby Christmas Ct home which sits high on the land, with lovely pool off the porch pleasantly away from the home. Wonderful party home as the flow is perfect....

4
bed
3/2
bath
5,073
sqft
101 Forest Street #D $949,500 link

101 Forest Street #D

New Canaan, CT 06840 | Fairfield County
$949,500
3 Beds 3 Baths 2,182 Sqft

A lovely townhouse on Forest St under 1 million-just a hop from the zippiest restaurant block in town. Beautiful garden with own entrance, terrace with awning. 1 Dog allowed. Built...

3
bed
3
bath
2,182
sqft

My Sales

6a Cross Road $5,620,000 link

6a Cross Road

Darien, CT 06820 | Fairfield County
$5,620,000
6 Beds 6/2 Baths 7,630 Sqft 1.59 Acres

Magnificent new construction in the heart of Tokeneke, designed by Alex Kaali Nagy Architects, LLC and built by the successful joint venture of the Fieber Group and The Kaali Nagy...

6
bed
6/2
bath
7,630
sqft
81 Cross Ridge Road $4,350,000

81 Cross Ridge Road

New Canaan, CT 06840 | Fairfield County
$4,350,000
5 Beds 5/1 Baths 5,500 Sqft 2.83 Acres

Only Show Guest Cottage To Serious Buyer W/ Advanced Notice.Owner Residing In Guest Cottage. Guest Cottage & Pool House, New Roofs In 2002. This Engaging Property Needs To Be Seen...

5
bed
5/1
bath
5,500
sqft
189 Brushy Ridge Road $3,500,000

189 Brushy Ridge Road

New Canaan, CT 06840 | Fairfield County
$3,500,000
9 Beds 7/1 Baths 6,666 Sqft 4.96 Acres

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9
bed
7/1
bath
6,666
sqft