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Whether you are buying or selling a home in the Shoreline area, Allyson's 40 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 18 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 of 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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  • Born In Portland, Maine
  • Lives In Lyme, Connecticut
  • Favorite Movie Moonstruck & When Harry Met Sally
  • Passion Real Estate
  • Interests Home Improvement, Golfing, Biking
  • Inspiration My Family & my Grandchildren
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Agent Designations

  • Accredited Buyer Representative
  • Graduate, REALTOR® Institute

My Awards

  • 2020, 2021, #1 Team Old Lyme office for dollar volume
  • 2019, 2020 Platinum Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
  • 2016, 2021 Gold Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
  • 2014 Silver Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
  • 2013 Bronze Award Winner William Pitt Sotheby's
  • #1 Agent Old Lyme Office for dollar volume 2020
  • Top 10 Agent for Units Sold 2019 William Pitt Award Winner
  • Five Star Real Estate Agent 2011-2022 (12 years)
  • #1 Producing Broker in Dollar Volume, Old Lyme Brokerage, 2020, 2021

My Listings and Sales

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Testimonials (37)

Having worked together on 3 deals over the past 4 years, we could not be happier with The A Team. Allyson is truly gifted with the winning combination of a clear pulse on the local market and a delightful personality. I just doesn't get any better than that! J&C, Essex
We highly recommend Allyson should you be planning to sell your home in the Old Lyme area. From our initial meeting to the day of closing her assistance was invaluable, Allyson knows the market in the area and provided professional advise and support throughout the process of listing our home, managing over 25 showings and reviewing multiple offers. We found ourselves under contract within a week! Allyson was responsive throughout the process and even went the extra mile and assisted in ensuring that the last box was loaded on the truck on moving day! It is without hesitation that we encourage anyone selling their home in the area to consider Allyson’s services. Colleen Hayles
We are so grateful to have worked with Allyson as our Buyers Agent. We had our hearts set on buying a large farm that was listed at a price well outside our budget and was very complicated (easements, underground oil tank, seller restrictions, etc.). Allyson navigated us through this complex process and made our dream a reality. She provided excellent comps to help negotiate a price that worked for us, she was always available for a Zoom call or quick email/text for guidance, she accurately represented our interests when activities had to be done onsite and we could not be there, she connected us with amazing vendors that we will continue to work with for years to come, and her friendly, calm demeanor kept delicate relationships on track. We could not have done it without her! Hannah Bergh
Allyson has experience, perseverance and dedication to her profession and works hard for her clients to put them in the best position for their real estate transaction. She has the necessary pool of contacts with the variety of skills needed to take you from showing to closing and works equally well on the buying or selling side. She doesn't give up and if there is a roadblock in the path she finds a way around it. It has been a pleasure working with her and we can't wait for our next adventure! Michael Maus
Allyson was wonderful. She was alway able to communicate with us on a timely basis. I was across the country and she always took time to call several times during the day to be sure I was included in all transactions and details. Upon my arrival, she made sure I felt welcome and understood all aspects of our new home. Linda Drake
Allyson was hired after scanning the web for high performing agents in the shoreline are of Connecticut. She did not disappoint us at all to say the least. With her expertise in the business for over 38 years, she and her team prepared the home for sale, advertised it widely on the web and in local media, and a contract of sale was signed within two days. She is very responsive, knowledgeable, has a pleasant personality, and a great resource for getting referrals for contractors who can help with the move. My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending her for someone who needs her services in buying or selling your home. Chandralal Weerasinghe
We chose Allyson Cotton to sell the first house we owned in Connecticut 23 years ago. She is knowledgeable of the area, the market, and has many years of experience. When we moved back to Connecticut a year later, Allyson helped us find our next home, where we were happy for several years. During that time, she helped us find a condo for my mom to be nearby and help look after things when we had work-related travel. And 7 years later, she helped us sell it when my mom wanted to move back to Florida. Things change and with the desire for more sun to garden and a backyard we could fence in for our dog, she helped us find our dream home and sell our old one. We have the highest recommendation for Allyson. She is thorough, kind and conscientious. She does a fabulous job whether she is representing you as buyer or seller. Anne Milley
Allyson was instrumental in the success of this home buying experience. It was incredibly helpful to have someone that knew the way of the land and understood what buying a home meant to my family and I. She recommended professional… and capable inspectors (septic and home) and contractors for any additional work needed to accomplish repairs in a timely and high quality manner. Wish I could give her 6-stars. Jon Wetzler
We worked with Allyson and her team to sell our home. The steps they took for a coming soon campaign work wonderful for our situation. Within 24 hours we had several offers on our home. Anybody thinking about selling their home soon contact this team.Thank you Allyson and Liz for everything. Laura Rudd
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
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 ... 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 ... Diane Hyman
"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
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 ... 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
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 ... 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
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 ... bethanyhaslam
First of all, Allyson sold our home that was a historic house that was on and off the market for a long time. Secondly she sold us a house within a small time frame from selling the prior house. Lastly, ... ejcarro
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 ... csirr
With a pending job relocation, we needed to sell our house fast! And, with thanks to Allyson Cotton and her team, we did! We had the house under contract within 36 days (in a market that averaged 108 ... jecmur
Allyson was able to handle a particularly complex deal with impressive ease, professionalism, and success. She was responsive to communication, went above and beyond what most real estate agents would ... kimberley berlin
We were totally impressed with Allyson the first time we met her and we are very grateful that she far exceeded our expectations! Allyson was our Realtor on two separate occasions and she consistently ... mckb719

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