Top Producing William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Agent Handles Record Sales in New Milford

Litchfield County, Conn. – June 5, 2020 – William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty announced today that Litchfield County agent Ira Goldspiel achieved record-breaking and other notable sales in April and May of this year, successes which contribute to his position as the No. 1 producing agent among the firm’s four Litchfield Hills, Conn., brokerages based on dollar volume.

Goldspiel’s streak of record sales this year began in April with the closing of Broadway Director Jack O’Brien’s New Milford, Conn., home. The 20-acre, three-bedroom property at 51 Bear Hill Road sold for $2,300,000, the highest sale in New Milford in seven years. Goldspiel represented both sides of the transaction.

Another record sale in April, and also in New Milford, came when 10 Paradise Lane closed with a sale price of $1,325,000. The listing was the second highest sale in New Milford this year and since 2018. The Donald Billinkoff-designed mid-century modern home on 10 acres included a pool and a renovated Airstream camper used as a pool/guest house.

In May, Goldspiel represented both the buyer and the seller of 168 Taconic Road in Salisbury, Conn., a six-bedroom equestrian estate set on 61 acres. With a sale price of $3,250,000, it became one of only three sales over $3 million in Salisbury since 2017. Goldspiel listed and sold the Scofield Estate in 2017, another of the three sales over $3 million and the biggest sale in Salisbury since 2007.

“I’m consistently awed by Ira’s ability as an agent to produce exceptional results,” said Kristine Newell, manager of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Litchfield County brokerages. “His incredible depth of knowledge of the Litchfield County market along with his invaluable experience is a tremendous asset to our firm as well as to his clients. I would like to congratulate him on his significant achievements. We are humbled and lucky to have him on our team.”

After a successful career in New York City fashion and retail, Goldspiel made Litchfield County, Conn., his home in 2002 and has since formed the real estate team The Goldspiel Group with his partner, Howard Schissler. Schissler has since grown in his role as a buyer specialist and was bestowed with a bronze award from the company for his 2017 production. Steve Pener was also named a partner in the group in 2017, where his contributions in technology earned him the firm’s Gold Award.

About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty

Founded in 1949, William Pitt-Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty manages a $4 billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 27 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt-Julia B. Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the largest Sotheby’s International Realty(R) affiliates globally and the 37th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. For more information, visit the website at

Sotheby’s International Realty’s worldwide network includes 990 offices throughout 72 countries and territories on six continents.

William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Contact:

Kristine Newell

Regional Brokerage Manager


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