LJ Wilks

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

LJ Wilks

LJ Wilks

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Westport Brokerage

199 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880
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LJ Wilks brings the experiences gained from her varied professional background to real estate services.  Having worked in the fields of Major League Baseball, Fashion, Executive Search, and the Entertainment industry (15 years as a stand-up comedian in Manhattan), she has both the professional business savvy and personable demeanor to enable her to fully appreciate and understand the specific needs and desires of her clients, working closely and efficiently with them towards a successful result...

LJ Wilks brings the experiences gained from her varied professional background to real estate services.  Having worked in the fields of Major League Baseball, Fashion, Executive Search, and the Entertainment industry (15 years as a stand-up comedian in Manhattan), she has both the professional business savvy and personable demeanor to enable her to fully appreciate and understand the specific needs and desires of her clients, working closely and efficiently with them towards a successful result.

LJ moved to Fairfield County, CT with her family and has never looked back.  A wife and mother of a middle school-aged son, LJ moved when her son was entering pre-school.  Her son is flourishing in the community and exposed to just about every activity the town offers.  Whether it be Little League baseball, sailing school, tennis, golf, aquatics, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, karate, dance, and music in addition to the many academic summer and winter camps and events the area has for children of any age. 

She is a member of the - National Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors, and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS, the Westport Historical Society, the Westport/Weston YMCA, a previous Board member of Westport’s Birchwood Country Club.  In addition, you will find LJ volunteering either at her son’s school where she’s a supporter of the PTA, or at various charitable events within the community. 

LJ always says, “Fairfield County, CT is steeped in history with vibrant communities dedicated to preserving not only its past but nurturing its growth for future generations.” 

BUYERS

Originally from Fairfield County, Connecticut, she made Manhattan her home for over 20+ years.  A transplanted New Yorker who has made the move with her family to the suburbs, LJ understands first-hand the emotions and needs of a relocating client.  She is committed to providing her buyers with a seamless transition from greater NYC to Fairfield County, Connecticut.

SELLERS

For Sellers, she provides the best marketing, positioning, analysis, and counseling within Fairfield County, CT.  Thanks to her considerable ties to the City, she offers that same seamless streamlined marketing of your home to the New York real estate market working in tandem with her Fairfield County, Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island colleagues to get your home SOLD!

 

LJ is a member of the following:
Connecticut Association of Realtors
Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors
Greater Fairfield County CMLS

LJ Wilks brings the experiences gained from her varied professional background to real estate services.  Having worked in the fields of Major League Baseball, Fashion, Executive Search, and the Entertainment industry (15 years as a stand-up comedian in Manhattan), she has both the professional business savvy and personable demeanor to enable her to fully appreciate and understand the specific needs and desires of her clients, working closely and efficiently with them towards a successful result.

LJ moved to Fairfield County, CT with her family and has never looked back.  A wife and mother of a middle school-aged son, LJ moved when her son was entering pre-school.  Her son is flourishing in the community and exposed to just about every activity the town offers.  Whether it be Little League baseball, sailing school, tennis, golf, aquatics, basketball, football, soccer, lacrosse, karate, dance, and music in addition to the many academic summer and winter camps and events the area has for children of any age. 

She is a member of the - National Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors, and the Greater Fairfield County CMLS, the Westport Historical Society, the Westport/Weston YMCA, a previous Board member of Westport’s Birchwood Country Club.  In addition, you will find LJ volunteering either at her son’s school where she’s a supporter of the PTA, or at various charitable events within the community. 

LJ always says, “Fairfield County, CT is steeped in history with vibrant communities dedicated to preserving not only its past but nurturing its growth for future generations.” 

BUYERS

Originally from Fairfield County, Connecticut, she made Manhattan her home for over 20+ years.  A transplanted New Yorker who has made the move with her family to the suburbs, LJ understands first-hand the emotions and needs of a relocating client.  She is committed to providing her buyers with a seamless transition from greater NYC to Fairfield County, Connecticut.

SELLERS

For Sellers, she provides the best marketing, positioning, analysis, and counseling within Fairfield County, CT.  Thanks to her considerable ties to the City, she offers that same seamless streamlined marketing of your home to the New York real estate market working in tandem with her Fairfield County, Manhattan, Westchester, and Long Island colleagues to get your home SOLD!

 

LJ is a member of the following:
Connecticut Association of Realtors
Mid-Fairfield County Association of Realtors
Greater Fairfield County CMLS

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  • Agent Designations
    • Accredited Buyer Representative
    • e-Pro, Internet Professional
    • Seller Representative Specialist

Testimonials

In handling both the sale of our old property and the purchase of our new one, LJ Wilks who represented us in both transactions showed outstandingly proficient management as well as patience with difficult people. We were beyond lucky to have her on our side.

David Osborn

In handling both the sale of our old property and the purchase of our new one, LJ Wilks who represented us in both transactions showed outstandingly proficient management as well as patience with difficult people. We were beyond lucky to have her on our side.

David Osborn

The job LJ Wilks did for us in selling our old home and buying our new one was nothing short of outstanding. When it comes to real estate representation, she can't be matched for sheer good business sense as well as patience with people.

David Osborn

LJ is one of the most dedicated and transparent people we have ever met. Both as an agent and as a person, she is patient and dependable. We were looking for a very specific place to call home and LJ stayed on course for over a year and helped us navigate a very tricky market. She was able to answer questions many others couldn’t because of her willingness to go above and beyond on our behalf. Because of her fastidious nature, no stone went unturned in our journey, which allowed us to feel confident in our eventual purchase. We would recommend her time and time again so others can also feel equally supported in their search for a home.

Kriti Dave

LJ was fabulous! Great sense of the market, tremendously helpful in finding service people for the inspection, tireless, proactive, precise. Also a wonderful person!

Edward Sonnenschein

“We highly recommend LJ! We were able to perfectly time our sell and buy due to her relentless effort to find us a new home. LJ made things happen faster than we thought possible, while keeping us on track with deadlines and guiding us through the process. Knowing that she was always on top of things gave us peace of mind and enabled us to navigate smoothly though very busy schedules. We truly appreciated LJ's guidance and expertise, as well as her responsiveness, all of which helped us overcome hurdles and complete the transaction in time. It has been a real pleasure working with LJ and we are grateful for her dedication which brought us over the finishline.”D & C - Westport, CT

“We worked with LJ over the summer to find our dream home in Stamford! LJ was knowledgeable about Fairfield County and was able to help us sort through all the different towns and neighborhoods while making our decision. She was responsive, flexible and willing to accommodate us whenever we were able to come see a home. Buying a house during a pandemic was not easy and LJ helped make the process better!”Dana & Rocky D - Stamford, CT 

Dana & Rocky D. Stamford, CT

"LJ was absolutely fantastic to work with on our recent home purchase in Fairfield County. Prior to purchasing our current home LJ was able to show us homes in all of the major Fairfield County markets (e.g., New Canaan, Darien, Greenwich, Westport, Ridgefield and Fairfield). She had extensive knowledge about each of the school systems, local restaurants, neighborhood "vibe" and sports and extracurricular activities. It was really impressive. Not only did LJ know the market extremely well, but her knowledge of the opposing brokers and recent transactions helped us complete our deal despite some bad faith strategies by the other side. She was instrumental in getting all of the local resources to the house so that we could get to contract and close as quickly as possible. She was literally able to help us procure an inspector, septic, roofing, pool, and site engineer and have them onsite within 72 hours of signing the binder to ensure that we were buying the house with no surprises. These types or relationships are not easy to come by and the fact that LJ was able to get it all done in such a short period of time was remarkable, especially given the tightness in the market and the level of activity for all of these trades. 5 stars really doesn't give LJ enough credit!"Tye Schlegelmilch – Westport, CT

Tye Schlegelmilch

"LJ really listened to us and shared helpful information every step of the way. She is trustworthy, honest, and easy to work with. She made us feel so welcome in Westport, and we feel really lucky to have found our home here. We can't recommend LJ highly enough!"J & JWestport

I wanted to thank you for all of your guidance, support, and patience throughout this arduous process and ultimately what we accomplished during this most turbulent of times. We are happy to have completed both the sale and purchase process and your steady hand during it all has been very appreciated. Your knowledge of the areas we looked at, your great preparation, and your overall knowledge of the whole process was outstanding and we would not have gotten to the finish line without you. Shelley has already shared your name with people and I know she we will continue to so. Please feel free to use this note as a reference and we would be happy to speak anyone on your behalf. You are a true professional in a field where that is not always easy to say or identify. Thank you also for the champagne!!! Best always Shelley & Seth Morris

I wanted to thank you for all of your guidance, support, and patience throughout this arduous process and ultimately what we accomplished during this most turbulent of times. We are happy to have completed both the sale and purchase process and your steady hand during it all has been very appreciated. Your knowledge of the areas we looked at, your great preparation, and your overall knowledge of the whole process was outstanding and we would not have gotten to the finish line without you. Shelley has already shared your name with people and I know she we will continue to so. Please feel free to use this note as a reference and we would be happy to speak anyone on your behalf. You are a true professional in a field where that is not always easy to say or identify. Thank you also for the champagne!!! Best alwaysShelley & Seth Morris

We recently purchased a home in Westport, CT with LJ Wilks as our real estate agent and couldn’t have been happier with the process! As way of background, this was our first purchase – from start to finish it took roughly seven months – and LJ was there with us every step of the way. She is an extremely hardworking, detail oriented, proactive, intuitive, and thoughtful real estate professional who patiently worked with us to find the right home and negotiate a fair price. On a personal level, LJ is a kind person who also happens to be hilarious! We consider ourselves lucky to have found LJ – and urge others to put your trust in her when purchasing or selling a home. 

M.  Brooklier – Westport, CT

LJ is a wonderful Realtor® to work with. She is professional and always put our needs and wants first. She worked around the clock to find us the perfect home. I highly recommend her services. If I ever need to sell or buy another home she will be the first person we call!

V & M Keefe – Westport, CT

When we chose to look for a house in Fairfield County we were referred to LJ Wilks to be our broker.  This turned out to be a stroke of luck.  LJ was friendly, professional, and competent to a degree that made our months of looking enjoyable as well as successful.  We described what we were lookin for and what mattered most to us.  She showed us a series of houses over Fairfield County that got closer and closer to the house we wanted until we found the house in Easton that we bought.  After we made our decision she walked us, step-by-step through the process of offer, negotiations, inspection, finding a lawyer, and closing.  At each step she was able to refer us to highly competent professionals and made the process easy.  She went further and helped us find a property manager to oversee all the aspects of renovating and maintaining the house.  We recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for a house in the areas she covers. 

Robin and Less – Easton, CT

"LJ knows everything about Fairfield County. She is especially knowledgeable about Westport. She is a tireless promoter of her properties and refreshingly quite creative!! She negotiates for what's right for her clients. LJ Wilks is the BEST!"  

A. D. - Westport, CT

Moving is never an easy event in life. Compound that with moving to a new town and trying to combine two households and you have a situation potentially fraught with stress. We could not have asked for a better guide through the whole process than L.J. Wilks. She listened to what we needed and wanted, understood what we were looking for almost immediately, and helped us expand our boundaries by looking in areas we hadn’t considered; ultimately helping us find a new home and community that we could not be happier in. Throughout the process she gently handled us with patience and humor; helping us in keeping perspective and much needed sanity on occasion.  I would wholeheartedly recommend L.J. to anyone looking for a new home (OR selling their home!), I know that there is no one else we would consider using the next time we move. 

Tracy Furgason – Easton, CT

As a first-time home buyer, I needed someone I could trust to put my interests first, someone whose knowledge and diligence would help me select the right property for me .... and I found that in LJ Wilks. LJ understood what I wanted and helped me narrow down both the town, the type of property, and then the particular home, with a professional but friendly demeanor. She calmed my nerves when needed and went the extra step to be sure I had all the info about the property, so I could make a sound decision. She never pushed and always looked out for my best interests. I purchased a home that I absolutely love, in a town I am very happy to be in and could not have done it without LJ's help. I highly, and readily, recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. 

Lisa M. - Milford CT

LJ is extremely personable and energetic.  She gets to know what you want and then works very actively to find it.  It is clear that she really enjoys her job.  During our search, she presented us with a myriad of choices, but never tried to rush us into a decision.  And when it came to negotiations, we felt she was unusually honest and really kept our interests at heart.  

Claire & Jon Cheng – New Canaan, CT

I was living and working in Manhattan and my husband was based in New Haven.  Looking for a rental in the Fairfield/Westport area seemed like a daunting task given both our schedules and the distance.  I felt so lucky to have found LJ to help us navigate the fast-churning rental market.  From the first day I met her when she handed me the residence briefs and maps for these areas, to every time she took me to see a potential rental, I found her well prepared and very professional, but also funny and fun to work with (this may have something to do with her past life as a stand-up comedian).  It was simply great working with LJ and I would wholeheartedly recommend her to others.  She is fun to work with, great sense of humor, professional, considerate, an advocate for her client, well-prepared, and knowledgeable about the Westport/Fairfield area.  

M. Rashid – Fairfield, CT

When my husband and I decided to expand our home search from Westchester up to Fairfield County, we wanted a Realtor who was very knowledgeable about the area, was easy to work with, and most importantly, understood our needs.  LJ fit that bill perfectly.  She is a perfect mix of professionally buttoned-up and really fun, and her experience in dealing with both NYC and CT markets is invaluable.  We couldn’t have been happier.  Now that we have made the move to North Stamford we are convincing our friends to follow us, and will not hesitate to send them to LJ! 

Sarah and Randi Swanberg – Stamford, CT

When we first started working with LJ we were in the process of trying to rent or sell our Tribeca Condo. LJ and her partner took our listing and after just one showing, LJ was able to rent our unit to wonderful tenants (the unit was on the market for 1 week). During that time, she also provided us with invaluable advice about our upcoming move to Westport, CT. She was not working in CT as an agent then, but she knew so much about Westport– she provided us with excellent insight into buying and selling in Westport, about the school district, and the town in general. She really knows Westport and Fairfield County and it shows! She was an unbelievable resource and she introduced us to a great agent out here, advised us on comps, and even helped us arrange our move. Now I am so grateful that LJ is working in Westport– we have already gotten several of our friends in touch with her and I’m thrilled that she is even working to find my brother and his family their dream home. I’m positive they’ll be living here in no time with her assistance.  Before we moved from NYC, when I imagined working with a broker, I used to think of high-pressure tactics and confusing information. LJ is the opposite in every way! She is no-nonsense, no-pressure, honest, and sharp! She really helped us every step of the way and her insight and experience really show! Beyond all that, she is fun to work with– she has a great personality, is incredibly funny and warm-hearted, and great with kids. We really can’t say enough about our experience with LJ Wilks. 

J. S. – Westport, CT

LJ and I met when we first became members of the Westport Young Women’s League. I have had the pleasure of co-chairing the 34th Annual Westport Minuteman Kids Race with LJ. I couldn't ask for a more organized, thorough and enjoyable person to work with! LJ brings her expertise into everything she does. She is such a great asset to any person moving here to Westport, especially from Manhattan, like myself. She truly understands the transition from urban to suburban life. She is not only an amazing professional in her field, she is also an incredible resource to be connected to! 

J. Smith - Westport, CT

"It's all about pricing." That's what LJ Wilks said when we sat down to discuss selling our home in Westport. We had just come off the experience of selling our second home in Fairfield with a different broker and had gone through the horrific experience of starting too high, then watching the devastating downward slide of the dollars until we finally gave the house away, despite the market recovery and various other factors that should have gotten us a better return. I nodded at LJ, and after they ran down a list of comps, on paper in front of me, but very much sailing right off her well-informed tongue, we agreed on an asking price. That price was so perfectly placed; we ended up with five offers topping it -- yes, a bidding war --in January! We sold our house in a week. Not only was all of her advice spot on in terms of staging the house, she was actually willing to come and physically help me stage it. At all times she was professional, warm, realistic, and extremely helpful with every step of the sale process, including going to Town Hall for us to resolve issues with the building department. If that wasn't enough, she did a thorough search of rentals available to us in surrounding areas and did everything she could to help us find a new home, even referring us to brokers in the state where we ended up moving. I cannot recommend her highly enough. This lady does know her business and will go way above and beyond to make your deal happen. 

Nancy Seligson, Westport, CT

I just wanted to thank you for the fantastic work you did helping us sell our home in Westport. It was clear from the moment you walked in that you knew how to promote and merchandize our home: you understood our audience, and the nuances that would help us get the best price possible. Specifically, we had spent some money on details that were important to my wife, (not so much to me!) and when you walked through the house, you saw those details, and were passionate about them: the layout of our kitchen, the closets in the master bedroom, the play area in our basement. You then worked the market like a champ: from the timing of the sale to the pricing, and even the final negotiations. I still can’t believe how many brokers we had for our open house, and that we sold well over asking, all in a moderate market. Wow.  Thank you is all I can say. 

Dan Seligson, Westport, CT

If you are looking for an amazing realtor, then LJ is your gal!  She is funny and honest and goes above and beyond to make sure that your house is ready to sell and well positioned in the market.  LJ met with my husband & I six months before we even went on the market.  She went over the comps in our area, her assessment of the market overall and what she thought our house was worth.  She gave us some tips/ideas on how to better position out house and we spent those following six months getting ready to go on the market.  It's not easy - clean, update, declutter, paint, yard work, etc... - but guess what - we had a verbal offer within 4-5 days!  During those prep months, LJ and her colleague came over and helped me "stage" the house.  They wrapped books, brought flowers, brought their own knick-knacks, rolled towels, ironed sheets/pillow cases and walked every room to make sure that it was in pristine order for pictures and showings - they worked for us and our hard work paid off with a quick offer!  But, not only is LJ a hard worker, but she is super funny and down to earth - so, you will have an honestly good time viewing homes or selling your home with her - and "honest" is a key word - she told us what we needed to hear, not what we wanted to hear.  She was willing to do what we wanted, but she told us the truth about our house/the market and we all "won" - quick sale!  Now, we didn't want to move because Westport is an amazing community, but we had to - and if you have to move, she is going to get the job done!  Rock on LJ!! 

T. Dusch – Westport, CT

We would recommend LJ Wilks to anyone looking to buy or sell their home.  We had the great pleasure of working with LJ during our 18-month search for a new home.  LJ provided us great insight about the market, sound advice about the pros / cons of each home we viewed and played a pivotal role in negotiating a great price for us.   In the end, we found a fantastic home at a great value.  Thank you LJ! 

Michael & Kelly Fallquist – Westport, CT

“Having been newly relocated to Connecticut (from Texas), not only were we new to the area, but also the home-buying process specific to the area.  We immediately felt at ease when we started to work with LJ.  Based on our circumstances, LJ was extremely methodical in her approach to finding the perfect home for us.  She first wanted to drive us through many of the local towns, to get a lay of the land.  From there, she was able to effectively narrow the search to find us a wonderful home at the right price, and in the best area to suit our wants & needs.  LJ is very knowledgeable about the market, having grown up in the area.  Her input was extremely helpful in getting us into the perfect home.  We would highly recommend LJ to anyone looking for a new home in the area.” 

 Sincerely, David Oualline & Denise Alfaro
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My Sales

402 Sasco Hill Road
Fairfield, CT $6,200,000
SOLD

402 Sasco Hill Road

Fairfield, CT

$6,200,000
  • 7 Beds
  • 8/2 Baths
  • 7,956 Sqft
49 Beachside Avenue
Westport, CT $4,312,500
SOLD

49 Beachside Avenue

Westport, CT

$4,312,500
  • 5 Beds
  • 4/1 Baths
  • 6,910 Sqft
27 Green Acre Lane
Westport, CT $2,425,000
SOLD

27 Green Acre Lane

Westport, CT

$2,425,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 5/3 Baths
  • 6,154 Sqft
2 Moss Ledge Road
Westport, CT $2,275,000
SOLD

2 Moss Ledge Road

Westport, CT

$2,275,000
  • 5 Beds
  • 6/2 Baths
  • 8,012 Sqft

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