Carissa McMahon REALTOR
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Before entering the real estate business 17 years ago, Carissa used to own and operate a corporate catering business with her mother in downtown Stamford. Carissa absolutely loves to eat super-nutritious foods, particularly her own delectable 'kitchen sink salads.' She is also an accomplished healthy foods cook, chef, maker, and baker. Look for 'Carissa's Cookies' coming soon to an open house near you. Seriously... stop on by! :-)
After selling her successful catering business, relocating to Upstate New York and beginning her real estate career near Lake George, she then moved back to Connecticut, launching her business in the town of Ridgefield. Carissa is an adventurous athlete and has excelled at many activities: running, cycling, telemark skiing, snowshoeing, rock/ice climbing, mountainous hiking, and ballroom dancing. She has a passion for gardening and the great outdoors, with a particular love for New Zealand. With a keen eye for design and development, Carissa's real estate specialties include staging to sell and transforming your house into a home. She is active in her faith and enjoys fellowship with family and friends around the fire pit.
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As the daughter of an artistically-talented small business owner and successful real estate developer, Carissa operates with the same boundless energy and entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to having a trade person's perspective, her talents include having a keen eye for design, attention to detail, exceptional work ethic, and the communication skills necessary to make each real estate transaction a pleasant and successful experience for everyone involved.
Carissa understands how to coordinate the numerous moving parts when buying and selling a home, and her broad skill set enables her to consistently focus on each client's unique needs. She repeatedly demonstrates the ability to pull together everything required to achieve a completed transaction. Over the years, Carissa has developed a network of reputable mortgage brokers, attorneys, inspectors, designers, contractors, and other home service providers to assist in all areas of her clients' real estate needs.
Carissa draws upon almost two decades of experience as a consistent top sales associate with Coldwell Banker, delivering remarkable results while simultaneously maintaining her cornerstone values of honesty, integrity, and teamwork. Clients and peers alike can always depend on Carissa's reliable character throughout each stage of every real estate transaction.
The hallmark of Carissa's business model is to serve each client with steadfast dedication and to provide unparalleled service in the buying and selling of properties. Her clients range from first time home buyers and expanding families to the seasoned developers and corporate relocation clients moving from afar into a brand new community. As a trusted member of an extensive referral network, Carissa regularly assists buyers and sellers moving to and from amazing locations around the world. Carissa cherishes every opportunity and truly values the many friendships she has developed while helping others with one of the most important transaction of their lives.
From start to finish, Carissa feels that all of her clients deserve the best. Partnering with a world-class, global corporation, with a revolutionary philosophy to serve their customers' best interests above all else, made Carissa's decision to join Coldwell Banker Realty a simple one; in fact, she has been a licensed broker exclusively with Coldwell Banker Realty since her real estate career began in 2001. Since that time, the former President of Coldwell Banker Realty, Cathleen Smith, has also become one of Carissa's dear friends and a loyal client.
Among her personal attributes, living a balanced life is equally important to Carissa. When the work day is finished, some of her most valued hobbies include adventure-based travel, exploring the great outdoors, ballroom dancing, theater and the arts, tending to her garden, and pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. Social gatherings, featuring good, old-fashioned, home-cooked meals, are especially enjoyable when concluded with quality time around the fire pit with family and friends. Based upon her firm foundation of faith and fellowship, Carissa values basic human connections and charitable activities and believes they are what allow us to be our best and to enrich the lives of those around us.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, Carissa would be honored to be your trusted partner throughout the duration of your journey. Carissa promises to provide her utmost in dedication to professionalism, market knowledge, integrity, and exceptional representation, giving you a distinct edge in handling each and every aspect of your real estate needs to realize your unique goals.
As an agent who is an expert in this locale, Carissa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so it is important for you to work with an agent whom you can trust for up-to-date information.
Awards and Designations: International President's Elite 2020, Top Producer (2003-2021), International Sterling Society, International Diamond Society, TOP 100 Agent Coldwell Banker Realty CT/Westchester
Memberships: National Board of Realtors, Ridgefield Board of Realtors, Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, New Haven Multiple Listing Service
Community Involvement: Grace Farms in New Canaan, Grace Community Church, Killington Mountain Ski Ambassador, American Lung Association
Education and Training: Associate Broker, Relocation Specialist, HomeBase InTouch Pro Certified, Coldwell Banker International Business Conferences in San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Orlando, FL, San Francisco, CA, and San Antonio, TX
Areas of Expertise: Luxury Home Sales, Corporate Relocation, New Homes Division, Competitive Market Analysis and Pricing, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Selling Home Buying, Mortgage Pre-Approval Assistance, Land and New Construction