A seasoned recruiter for a financial firm on Merritt 7 in Norwalk Connecticut, Annie knew a good candidate when she saw one. The perfect asset for the current position was one she had already recruited once before, and that would be her husband! Given their relationship, Annie’s boss had to step in and seal the deal, but Andrew was on board in no time.
The next step was to move from their home in Avon to a town closer to Norwalk that was affordable and had good schools. Annie’s boss lived in Fairfield and was a strong advocate. She convinced Annie and Andrew that this town would fit the bill.
So Annie and Andrew’s agent in Avon called me to help them find a new home in Fairfield. We spoke on the phone, and I set up their online search. Immediately Annie saw something she liked and came to see it the next day. Andrew couldn’t get free until the weekend, and by then the house was gone. Three more times, the timing was too late or multiple bids got in the way, and three more homes were lost. Homes in their price range in the Fairfield university area were in extremely high demand and flying off the shelf!
Although Andrew liked the homes he had seen, he was still having a little trouble understanding the value for the prices in Fairfield compared to Avon. Annie and I gushed about the treasured amenities in Fairfield such as the gorgeous beaches, convenient train stations, chic eateries, vicinity to Manhattan and the fantastic vibrant community. I wish I had this video tour of Fairfield at the time! Still, Andrew just shrugged his shoulders and went with the flow, primarily motivated by a quick commute.
Finally, a lovely pricier home had a price reduction. We immediately went to see it and this time lucked out. Annie and Andrew landed a beautiful expanded Cape on a pretty university area street. They lost no time starting to make memories with their little son George, their new neighbors and all the block parties scheduled for the year.
A short time later, Annie sent me a note that said, “Hi Linda, we love the house, and we have fallen in love with Fairfield. We have only been in the house a little over a month, but it truly feels like home, and I would say George agrees! We cannot thank you enough for all of your help. You were terrific to work with, patient and helped us every step of the way. Relocating to a new area is overwhelming, and you really made us feel at ease throughout the whole process. Thanks again for everything. We hope to see you around town!”
So we welcome Annie and Andrew to Fairfield and the university area along with some of our other recent new neighbors, Ping and Danian and Rich and Chris. Annie and Andrew’s story is all about taking that leap toward the next chapter of exciting new beginnings- A new love. A new job. A new town. A new home. Follow your dreams, and the rest is history in the making!
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