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Designations

Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), Certified Real Estate Brokerage Manager (CRB), Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)

More about Linda McCaffrey

Business Philosophy

I believe that I bring value to a client relationship because:

  • I have 26 years of FULL TIME Real Estate Experience!!
  • I have closed over 900 total successful transaction
  • I have the highest level of training (See Designations)
  • I am a student of real estate, a statistician studying trends and pricing.
  • My expansive resources become part of the overall TEAM required in any transaction. My involvement in the business and real estate communities mean that I have people to help at every stage of the transaction...from tax account, credit counsellor, attorneys, structural engineers, environmental experts, attorneys, loan officers, trade people and many more.
  • My resources allow my clients ease of transition to their new home/community...school administrators, doctors,trades people.. recreation.... and many more.
  • I am known for my high level of negotiating skills. I tell people it is from having 3 children in 16 months and having to deal with them as teen agers. I believe in situational rather than positonal negotiating where all parties get what they really want. This is due to the questions I ask of all parties prior to entering in to negotiations. I believe any negotiating needs to be win-win. I am told that I can get anyone to do anything I ask and make them feel it was their idea.
  • My approach is as a consultative partner with my clients. I educate, give options, provide data and opinions so that my clients feel that they make the best and most informed choices.

Areas of Expertise

I work with buyers and sellers in the Northern Fairfield and Lower Litchfield Counties of Connecticut. I especially enjoy working with:

  • Empty Nesters
  • Families with School Age Children
  • First Time Buyers
  • Relocation Buyers and Sellers
  • Move Up Buyers
  • Sellers in Financial Distress
  • Senior Sellers
  • Renters
  • Divorced Buyers and Sellers
  • Probate Sales

Communities I Serve

I serve all of Connecticut but target all of the 5 towns that touch Candlewood Lake (Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford) and the six towns that touch them (Newtown, Bethel, Southbury, Redding, Ridgefield, Bridgewater).

Personal Background

Professional

  • Horse Trainer/ Riding Instructor 1972-1981
  • Kindergarten Teacher 1981-1986
  • Top area Realtor since 1986
  • Owned McCaffrey Realty Professionals 2003-2011- Merged with Coldwell Banker in 2011

Personal

  • Married with 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 3 grand dogs
  • Enjoy Community Activism, Ballroom Dancing, Bridge, Gardening, Reading, Travel, and most of all Networking
  • Summer house at Webster Lake in Franklin New Hampshire
  • Compulsively detail oriented and a relentless networker/ contector.
  • Resident of Brookfield since 1981

Family

  • Husband- Kevin (married 43 years!!!)- Realtor- MBA Babson College
  • Daughter- Kelley- 1976- Wake Forest University (Division 1 Volleyball Player)- MBA Vanderbilt University- Coached at Davidson University and Clemson University. Married with 2 daughters- Currently living in Franklin Tennessee and working at Healthways offering corporate health options to lower insurance costs.
  • Daughter- Devon- 1978- Elon University- MBA NC State- Corporate Golf Operations Pinehurst Golf Resort- Ccurrently Resort Manager for Sun River in Bend Oregon. Married
  • Son- Ryan- 1978 (Devons twin)- University of Richmond- Notre Dame Law- Attorney for Sullivan and Cromwell in NYC.

Community Involvement

I believe that a Realtor becomes a resource to their community. We are on front line of trends and meet many people in our position. I volunteer a minimum of 15 hours weekly to different organizations.

Past Affiliations:

  • 4-H leader 1078-1998 (Horse Project). Winner of State of CT Youth Leadership Award. State Horse Judging Coach
  • Newcomers and Neighbors- Past President and Membership Chairperson
  • Brookfield High School Boosters Club 1992-1996
  • Brookfield Center School PTO President 1983
  • Brookfield Education Foundation- Founding Member and BOD from 2003-2006

Current Community Involvement

  • Brookfield Chamber of Commerce- Founder 2003; President 2003-2006; Membership Chair 2007-2011: Newsletter Editor 2010-2013 , Events Chariperson 2014
  • Lions Club Member 2010-present; Mentor to the Brookfield High School Leos Club
  • Womens Council of Realtors- President 2001-2003; Publicity Chair 2011-present, Affiliate Member/ Sponsorship Chair 2012-present
  • Women's League of Women Voters
  • BNI (Business Networkers International); Chapter Founder 2003; President 2003-2005; Currently New Member Mentor

Awards And Designations

With over 1 Million Realtors nationally, I have the level of designations shared by only 9000 (or less than 1%) of licensees.

  • 2006 Northern Fairfield County Realtor of the Year.
  • ABR- Accredited Buyer Representative
  • GRI- Graduate of the Real Estate Institute
  • CRS- Certified Residential Specialist
  • CRB- Certified Residential Broker
  • SRS- Seller Representative Specialist
  • SRES- Senior Real Estate Specialist.
  • 5 Star Agent State of CT- Connecticut Magazine 2014
  • Top 3% of Coldwell Banker Agents Nationally 2013
  • #1 Agent- Coldwell Banker Danbury- 2012