The A Team

of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

The A Team

The A Team

of William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty

Old Lyme Brokerage

103 Halls Road
P.O. Box 489
Old Lyme, CT 06371
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The A Team at William Pitt Sotheby’s is founded by Allyson Cotton who is also the leader. They are  a group of like minded real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. They love what they do, and when working with them you get personalized attention and guidance with the backing of an amazing, top producing team.


The team is made up of Allyson Cotton who has been in real estate sales for 17 years and 39 years in sales, she has a true passion for the industry...

The A Team at William Pitt Sotheby’s is founded by Allyson Cotton who is also the leader. They are  a group of like minded real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. They love what they do, and when working with them you get personalized attention and guidance with the backing of an amazing, top producing team.


The team is made up of Allyson Cotton who has been in real estate sales for 17 years and 39 years in sales, she has a true passion for the industry.  She began her career by starting a successful firm that marketed home furniture and decorative accessories.  Over the years she has developed her entrepreneurial skills and provides outstanding attention to detail for clients and team.


Liz Squillacote has a diverse background who has worked in the commercial construction industry, owned a boutique photography business and has worked in media communications.  She has excellent communication skills, a creative flair and a positive supporting attitude.  As a member of the A Team, Liz attributes much of her success in real estate to being part of an award winning team made up of likeminded and hardworking individuals. When working with Liz, you not only get her personalized attention and guidance but also the backing of an amazing, top producing team.  When Liz is not busy working she enjoys traveling the globe, going to the beach, and being out on the water. She has made her home base on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline where she resides in a home that she designed and custom built with the help of her family and friends.


Cory Winkelmann started his career in the construction industry, he’s participated in the development of everything from high-rises to modern homes. During that time he acquired a taste and passion for home renovation, thus planting the seed that would grow into a desire to pursue a career in real estate. His journey so far has instilled in him hard work ethic, attention to detail, grit, and perseverance that has served him well when addressing the needs and wants of all of his clients.

Gary Schmid comes to the A Team with 23 years of real estate experience.  He started his career in the US Navy where he spent 8 years.  After leaving the Navy and having attained all his pilot ratings, including the coveted Airline Transport Pilot Rating, Gary pursued a career in commercial aviation, flying worldwide in many types of aircrafts. To ensure a steady income for himself and his family, he also studied and licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson and later as a Real Estate Broker. His training and experience in existing home sales, land development, corporate relocation, and as a regional manager for a multi-office real estate franchise eventually led to opening his own multi-office brokerage along the Connecticut shoreline and Fishers Island, New York. After leaving the airlines and eventually retiring as a corporate pilot for General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation, Gary was excited to return to full-time real estate sales working with the amazing A Team of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty


PASSION + PERSEVERANCE = RESULTS

The A Team at William Pitt Sotheby’s is founded by Allyson Cotton who is also the leader. They are  a group of like minded real estate professionals working with buyers and sellers to achieve their goals. They love what they do, and when working with them you get personalized attention and guidance with the backing of an amazing, top producing team.


The team is made up of Allyson Cotton who has been in real estate sales for 17 years and 39 years in sales, she has a true passion for the industry.  She began her career by starting a successful firm that marketed home furniture and decorative accessories.  Over the years she has developed her entrepreneurial skills and provides outstanding attention to detail for clients and team.


Liz Squillacote has a diverse background who has worked in the commercial construction industry, owned a boutique photography business and has worked in media communications.  She has excellent communication skills, a creative flair and a positive supporting attitude.  As a member of the A Team, Liz attributes much of her success in real estate to being part of an award winning team made up of likeminded and hardworking individuals. When working with Liz, you not only get her personalized attention and guidance but also the backing of an amazing, top producing team.  When Liz is not busy working she enjoys traveling the globe, going to the beach, and being out on the water. She has made her home base on the beautiful Connecticut shoreline where she resides in a home that she designed and custom built with the help of her family and friends.


Cory Winkelmann started his career in the construction industry, he’s participated in the development of everything from high-rises to modern homes. During that time he acquired a taste and passion for home renovation, thus planting the seed that would grow into a desire to pursue a career in real estate. His journey so far has instilled in him hard work ethic, attention to detail, grit, and perseverance that has served him well when addressing the needs and wants of all of his clients.

Gary Schmid comes to the A Team with 23 years of real estate experience.  He started his career in the US Navy where he spent 8 years.  After leaving the Navy and having attained all his pilot ratings, including the coveted Airline Transport Pilot Rating, Gary pursued a career in commercial aviation, flying worldwide in many types of aircrafts. To ensure a steady income for himself and his family, he also studied and licensed as a Real Estate Salesperson and later as a Real Estate Broker. His training and experience in existing home sales, land development, corporate relocation, and as a regional manager for a multi-office real estate franchise eventually led to opening his own multi-office brokerage along the Connecticut shoreline and Fishers Island, New York. After leaving the airlines and eventually retiring as a corporate pilot for General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation, Gary was excited to return to full-time real estate sales working with the amazing A Team of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty


PASSION + PERSEVERANCE = RESULTS

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  • Awards
    • #1 Team in Dollar Volume and Units, Old Lyme Brokerage, 2020, 2021

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 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 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, 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

I closed on my first home with Victoria as my agent. She was referred to me by a friend and I am extremely grateful for having the opportunity to have worked with her. She is an exceptional realtor who is also knowledgeable in construction work/remodeling which is important to a buyer when assessing houses. I felt calm despite being a first-time home buyer knowing that she had everything under control. We had an initial conversation reviewing what I would be looking for in a house and she took it from there. She reviewed and sent me houses routinely to view, scheduled all open-houses, sent me reminders of important upcoming dates, answered all my questions at any time of day, and facilitated all conversations for me. Additionally, Victoria's attitude helped the process as she is genuinely a positive person and she becomes invested with the buyer's journey. I highly recommend Victoria as a realtor.

Edward Dyakiw

I just recently closed on a home in Old Lyme with Victoria. She was incredibly professional throughout my search for a home and was very patient with me as a first time buyer. Victoria was able to point me in the right direction for every step of the process, from finding a lender, to sending me new home alerts and all the way down to a closing attorney. She was able to answer every single one of my many questions either on the spot or in a timely manner. She made taking this huge step in my life a comfortable process and it felt more like working with a friend than a real estate agent! *Bonus points for being extremely aware and courteous with Covid 19 precautions*

brian r cadorette

Liz was an excellent person to work with, she gets things done very quickly and will fight to get you that closing cost # to go down. Really dedicated with her job.

Valerie Hernandez

Liz was top-notch from that start! It was such a pleasure to work with her throughout the entire sale of our home. This was our first time selling our home and honestly, we were spoiled with the service that Liz provided. She was highly informative and offered great insights about the market that we would have never known as first time home-sellers. We could not have asked for a better experience - I HIGHLY recommend Liz to any homeowner looking to sell (or buy).

bpdoc4

Kaylyn is a 5 star realtor!! She goes above and beyond for her clients and her devotion to the industry really comes through in every interaction. She has been great to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell. If you're looking for a kind-hearted, diligent & detail-oriented realtor with the expertise to match, look no further!

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