Deirdre McCloud Childs

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Deirdre McCloud Childs

Deirdre McCloud Childs

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Fairfield-Southport Brokerage

251 Main Street
Southport , CT 06890
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Deirdre is a standout researcher, marketer, negotiator and communicator who will advocate for your real estate needs.

Real estate transactions often bring up a number of questions.

I ask my clients the following: What are you looking to accomplish in your real estate transaction? How can my Sotheby's team and I help you market or search? What is your preferred timeline? Can we make this an energizing and enjoyable process together? Who are the key resources for your transaction and how can we best engage them to serve your needs?

Having been a CT Realtor for over 10 years, I am well-positioned to help my clients chart the course through all the aspects of real estate investment, rentals, purchases and sales...

Real estate transactions often bring up a number of questions.

I ask my clients the following: What are you looking to accomplish in your real estate transaction? How can my Sotheby's team and I help you market or search? What is your preferred timeline? Can we make this an energizing and enjoyable process together? Who are the key resources for your transaction and how can we best engage them to serve your needs?

Having been a CT Realtor for over 10 years, I am well-positioned to help my clients chart the course through all the aspects of real estate investment, rentals, purchases and sales. 

Backed by Sotheby's vast portfolio of marketing and search attributes, I work with a commitment to excellence, efficacy and loyalty. I strive to keep my clients in touch with both the logistics and potential scenarios throughout each transaction. 

I worked in financial services and wealth management marketing for over a decade and am trained to understand the investment value of real estate in one's portfolio. At the same time, coaching coursework and practice have prepared me for the transitions my clients can experience when buying or selling. And when it comes to the fundamentals, I helped establish a women-owned renovation contracting firm and served as one of the team's Professional Home Organizers, member of NAPO - National Association of Professional Organizers. All my prior career roles have set a strong foundation from which I draw upon to serve my clients.

Real estate exchanges occur for all reasons including:

  • the simple desire for change
  • family changes: marriage, divorce, blended family, widowhood, caregiving/eldercare, empty nest, etc
  • career relocation
  • investment
  • pandemic relocation/covid-19 turbulence
  • budgetary changes: upsizing, downsizing

Within these scenarios, I negotiate and advocate for my buyers and sellers as a highly collaborative and resourceful team member, keeping my clients' needs as the priority. 

The Sotheby’s network and its deep well of resources allow me to share with clients the many insights, data and tech resources that are simply crucial in today's fast-moving real estate environment. 2021 property transactions are indeed occurring at an unprecedented pace and I look forward to helping my clients navigate.

Let's connect on market trends, what comes next for you and the questions you may have for me.

Stay well,

     Deirdre

 

 

Contact me regarding:

  • Residential Home Purchases as Buyer Agent
  • Residential Home Sales as Listing Agent
  • Investment Properties
  • Land Purchase and Sale
  • Luxury Rentals

Areas Covered: 

  • Fairfield County, CT
  • Litchfield County, CT
  • Shoreline, CT
  • Referrals available for homes and land throughout VT and NY State

Professional Associations:

  • SmartMLS
  • Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors
  • Connecticut Association of Realtors

My community givebacks span a diverse set of local and national organizations:

  • Aspetuck Land Trust Member
  • Performing Arts & Symphony Board Member
  • Fairfield County Community Foundation Supporter
  • Patagonia Action Works Volunteer
  • Protect Our Winters (POW) Supporter

Former Professional Experience:

  • Director of Marketing/Client Relationships in Wealth Management/Estate Planning
  • Conservation/Historic Preservation Committee Member/Grantwriter
  • Professional Organizer (NAPO Member)
  • Women-Owned Renovation Contractor Partner
  • Coach and Mentor, Private Clients and Non-Profit Volunteer

 

 

Real estate transactions often bring up a number of questions.

I ask my clients the following: What are you looking to accomplish in your real estate transaction? How can my Sotheby's team and I help you market or search? What is your preferred timeline? Can we make this an energizing and enjoyable process together? Who are the key resources for your transaction and how can we best engage them to serve your needs?

Having been a CT Realtor for over 10 years, I am well-positioned to help my clients chart the course through all the aspects of real estate investment, rentals, purchases and sales. 

Backed by Sotheby's vast portfolio of marketing and search attributes, I work with a commitment to excellence, efficacy and loyalty. I strive to keep my clients in touch with both the logistics and potential scenarios throughout each transaction. 

I worked in financial services and wealth management marketing for over a decade and am trained to understand the investment value of real estate in one's portfolio. At the same time, coaching coursework and practice have prepared me for the transitions my clients can experience when buying or selling. And when it comes to the fundamentals, I helped establish a women-owned renovation contracting firm and served as one of the team's Professional Home Organizers, member of NAPO - National Association of Professional Organizers. All my prior career roles have set a strong foundation from which I draw upon to serve my clients.

Real estate exchanges occur for all reasons including:

  • the simple desire for change
  • family changes: marriage, divorce, blended family, widowhood, caregiving/eldercare, empty nest, etc
  • career relocation
  • investment
  • pandemic relocation/covid-19 turbulence
  • budgetary changes: upsizing, downsizing

Within these scenarios, I negotiate and advocate for my buyers and sellers as a highly collaborative and resourceful team member, keeping my clients' needs as the priority. 

The Sotheby’s network and its deep well of resources allow me to share with clients the many insights, data and tech resources that are simply crucial in today's fast-moving real estate environment. 2021 property transactions are indeed occurring at an unprecedented pace and I look forward to helping my clients navigate.

Let's connect on market trends, what comes next for you and the questions you may have for me.

Stay well,

     Deirdre

 

 

Contact me regarding:

  • Residential Home Purchases as Buyer Agent
  • Residential Home Sales as Listing Agent
  • Investment Properties
  • Land Purchase and Sale
  • Luxury Rentals

Areas Covered: 

  • Fairfield County, CT
  • Litchfield County, CT
  • Shoreline, CT
  • Referrals available for homes and land throughout VT and NY State

Professional Associations:

  • SmartMLS
  • Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors
  • Connecticut Association of Realtors

My community givebacks span a diverse set of local and national organizations:

  • Aspetuck Land Trust Member
  • Performing Arts & Symphony Board Member
  • Fairfield County Community Foundation Supporter
  • Patagonia Action Works Volunteer
  • Protect Our Winters (POW) Supporter

Former Professional Experience:

  • Director of Marketing/Client Relationships in Wealth Management/Estate Planning
  • Conservation/Historic Preservation Committee Member/Grantwriter
  • Professional Organizer (NAPO Member)
  • Women-Owned Renovation Contractor Partner
  • Coach and Mentor, Private Clients and Non-Profit Volunteer

 

 

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  • Agent Designations
    • Resort and Second Home Property Specialist
    • Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
  • Specialities
    • Integrated Marketing Expertise
    • Life Transition/Relocations
    • Executive Life Coaching Strategies
    • Residential Real Estate
    • Estate Property Transactions

Testimonials

It was such a pleasure to work with Deirdre. Not only was her knowledge of the area invaluable, but her insights and experience with the buying process and her attention to every detail made our first home-buying experience much less stressful...and actually fun! She is an absolute delight to work with, and I would do it again (though hopefully not for several more years).

Timothy Leavitt and Derek Jamison

It was such a pleasure to work with Deirdre. Not only was her knowledge of the area invaluable, but her insights and experience with the buying process and her attention to every detail made our first home-buying experience much less stressful...and actually fun! She is an absolute delight to work with, and I would do it again (though hopefully not for several more years).

Timothy Leavitt and Derek Jamison

This will be a glowing review and so I won't bury the lede: If you are looking to buy a home in Connecticut contact Deirdre Childs right now. Of the many, many decisions you will need to make during the home buying process your first best step is to email or call Deirdre and have her as your Buyer's Agent. We just closed on two homes simultaneously with Deirdre as our agent. It was a complicated transaction that Deirdre helped us navigate with a calm professionalism that kept us buoyed and confident that the deal would go through successfully. It is from this recent experience that we recommend Deirdre. A buyer's agent first responsibility to advocate for and support the buyer. To have someone who "has your back" during the home buying process is extremely important and made more so given the current seller's market and in our particular case, competing with the waves of buyers from NYC seeking a country home. The race was on! And in times of pressure and stress it's easy to make a rash decision, maybe bidding or even over bidding on a home that isn't actually what you want for fear of "losing" it to another buyer. This is where Deirdre helped most. In the heat of the moment, she would ask us to take a moment, step away, breathe. Instead of rushing us to jump before others did, she slowed the process down to a more humane level by simply saying this, "It is a great house and if you want to make an offer do so when you are ready. If it gets sold before you guys are ready then it wasn't meant to be and trust me, we will find you another home that is just as perfect." Calm. Thank you. Now another thing you want from your buyer's agent is tenacity and knowledge of the areas you've zeroed in on. Once again Deirdre shines on both fronts. After working with her for one day, she got exactly what we were looking for in a home and everyday for three weeks she drove us to visit homes until we settled on the two homes we bought. That we were looking in the country meant that these homes were often far apart. Never once did she seem tired of the search, her boundless energy and enthusiasm was pure energy for us. At every walk through Deirdre not only got all the home details the sellers agent was offering, but asked questions about the home we would have never thought to ask (flood zone status, tax information, radon mitigation, etc. etc.). I forget exactly why, but she even put in a call to a town ombudsman asking a question that was raised during a walk through of a home we were considering. No effort, no task was too much for Deirdre. Thank you. After you choose your home and have your offer accepted, having a buyer's agent that is organized, methodical, and savvy to the process is key. You can trust Deirdre to recommend other supporting cast members (attorney, inspectors, etc) not only because she's worked with them, but she knows how they'll fit with your personality, your temperament, and your particular needs. She builds a team for you. And to use a basketball analogy, she will be the team's point guard, passing the ball to the right person at the right time to score. This final stretch in the home buying process is fraught with potential pitfalls. Having Deirdre by your side working the process with you, advocating for you, pushing when needed is invaluable. Most importantly to us Deirdre made sure we were treated as people, not just names and numbers on a spreadsheet. Real people taking a huge emotional and financial leap. Her respect for that, to see and connect with the person in the process, may be what separates her from any other buyer agent in Connecticut. From purchase offer to closing date, Deirdre will be there for you. Trust that. We did and we are forever happy for it.  Tin & Cynthia

Tin Albano and Cynthia Fortier

Working with Deirdre as our realtor was the foundation of an excellent first-time home buying experience. Deirdre went above and beyond my expectations in all aspects of our search and purchase experience. In addition to the basics, like having a good knowledge of Fairfield County and its various towns and notable neighborhood characteristics, she was a standout negotiator and communicator. These skills were a huge asset for my wife and I when we were closing on our new home in Weston. I'm personally referring Deirdre to my friends at work and would encourage anyone starting a search to get in touch with her.

David H. Johnson

We worked with Deirdre while buying our first home. She was really knowledgeable about how homes operate and what red flags to look out for, she has a discerning eye. She always had out best interest in mind and was very patient! We had a particularly tricky negotiation and she jumped through endless hoops to make sure our deal went through. Throughout the process, she was also kind, positive and energetic. We could not have done this without her!!

Liz and Nate Slutzky
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My Sales

523 Munger Lane
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SOLD

523 Munger Lane

Bethlehem, CT

$940,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,389 Sqft
2 Old Rock Road
Weston, CT $880,000
SOLD

2 Old Rock Road

Weston, CT

$880,000
  • 4 Beds
  • 3/1 Baths
  • 4,559 Sqft
56 Devils Garden Road
Norwalk, CT $705,000
SOLD

56 Devils Garden Road

Norwalk, CT

$705,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 4,015 Sqft
1668 Moose Hill Road
Guilford, CT $365,000
SOLD

1668 Moose Hill Road

Guilford, CT

$365,000
  • 2 Beds
  • 1/1 Baths
  • 1,428 Sqft