I’ve been a home builder and remodeler, published magazine writer, website design agency owner, musician, and a proud father of a Miss Porters and Wellesley grad.
As your listing agent I can draw on my collective areas of expertise and effectively use today’s technology to help promote your home in a competitive digital-based market, and ensure that your listing is getting views from qualified buyers in your price range. I’ll make common-sense recommendations, tailored to your situation, to prepare your home for sale and assist you with preparations. If you’re a buyer, my hands-on building experience allows me to help you discover flaws in homes, or to find hidden value that others routinely miss.
I’m a lifelong Connecticut resident who moved to Farmington in 1990; not only can I help you with your real estate needs throughout all of Farmington Valley, I also have intimate knowledge of many other areas of Connecticut, including Litchfield County, Middlesex County, and Fairfield County.
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Avon was originally settled in 1645 as part of Farmington. It was known as Northington, or the North Parish of Farmington, until it was incorporated as a separate town in 1830, taking its name from the Avon River in England. In 2020, Avon's population was 19,795 with a median age of 45. The town covers 23.15 square miles, or 14,454 acres and has 6,970 households with a median income of $125,536.
Originally land of the Poquonock Native Americans, the area was first settled in 1660 as part of Windsor, then as the Parish of Wintonbury in 1736. Wintonbury comes from the names of neighboring towns Windsor, Farmington, and Simsbury, and was incorporated as Bloomfield in 1835. While the town's southern and eastern fringes are more densely populated, the northern and western sections are more rural with meadows, woods, and farmland.
Originally inhabited by the Tunxis Indian tribe, Farmington was settled in 1640 making it the oldest inland settlement west of the Connecticut River. The area was ideal because of its rich soil along the valley and floodplain of the Farmington River. The town has retained its distinct character through progressive land use, maintenance of its historic districts, and by growing its business community. Farmington has low crime rates, numerous parks and trails, the scenic Farmington River, museums, and much more.
In addition to its great schools, Simsbury is listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation as one of its "Dozen Distinctive Destinations." The town features a charming downtown filled with historic homes and fine restaurants, while the farms and open space harken back to their agricultural roots. With hiking trails, a navigable river for non-motorized vessels, a rails-to-trails bike path and free visitor bike rentals, there is a lot of outdoor recreational opportunities.
West Hartford, CT
Incorporated as a town in 1854, West Hartford was previously a parish of Hartford. West Hartford is home to University of Hartford and the University of Saint Joseph. West Hartford is home to regular events which draw large crowds from neighboring towns, including the Elizabeth Park Concert Series. The town also hosts the annual Celebrate West Hartford event, which includes fairground rides, food vendors, and stalls by local businesses.
What my clients say:
Matt showed me homes in Avon, Simsbury, Canton, New Hartford, West Hartford, Granby, Bloomfield, and Farmington. As I focused on features and amenities, Matt would objectively evaluate the home's history to get a sense of what range of offers might be accepted, while helping me draw a line in the sand on spending. After finding a great home and having Matt negotiate the price down, the sellers conceded and I will soon be moving into my fabulous new home for $30k under asking price, an incredible feat in today's crazy market! Thank you so much, Matt!
- Buyer in Bloomfield, CT
We were looking for move-in ready condos in West Hartford at a price we could afford, which was difficult in the summer of 2021! Matt found a perfect one, in a great location, and then proceeded to get us in in at $10K under asking! We love our new home, and also love that we didn't have to overpay for it!
- Buyer in West Hartford, CT
I needed to sell my house but it was a mess and I needed quite a bit of help getting it ready to sell. Matt found really reasonable contractors to get it ready, helped with the staging, and made everything come together so seamlessly. He was always available when I had a question, and calmed me down when I panicked! Great experience with a realtor, highly recommended!
Seller in Avon, CT