Bethel Re­al­tor is also li­censed in New York, fo­cuses on cus­tomer ser­vice

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Real Estate - Patty McManus

AReal­tor since 2003, Patty McManus be­came a bro­ker in 2005 and is an as­so­ciate bro­ker of the Dan­bury Wil­liam Pitt Sotheby’s In­ter­na­tional Realty bro­ker­age. She was Pres­i­dent of North­ern Fair­field County As­so­ci­a­tion of Real­tors in 2017 and Re­al­tor of the Year for 2018

McManus worked for the town at­tor­ney in her home­town and then went on to work for sev­eral real es­tate law firms for the next 15 years.

In that ca­reer, she honed nearly all the skills she uses to­day to keep her real es­tate busi­ness boom­ing.

“It was in­valu­able the ex­pe­ri­ence that I gained,” she said. “I learned ev­ery­thing there re­ally.”

When she moved to Con­necti­cut from New York, she de­cided to jump into real es­tate, some­thing she had wanted to do for a long time.

“I just was al­ways in­ter­ested in it,” she said. “I read the trans­fer sec­tion of the news­pa­per, looked to see what was avail­able and was al­ways drawn to it for some rea­son.”

She gets her edge from plain and sim­ple hard work.

“I think it’s pretty ap­par­ent when I first start work­ing with some­one that I’m go­ing to take care of them and make sure they get what they need,” she said. “It’s not just a job. I want them happy I want them to have ev­ery­thing they want.”

The need for com­pro­mise notwith­stand­ing, McManus works to get her buyer clients as much as pos­si­ble with what they have to spend. She be­gins the process with a wish list and works from

there to achieve the best pos­si­ble re­sult.

McManus, who serves North­ern Fair­field and Litch­field Coun­ties, en­joys watch­ing clients check out their new digs.

“See­ing some­one — a buyer — at the fi­nal walk­through when they’re just about to close on a new house” is the most re­ward­ing thing, she said.

For her seller clients, McManus uses pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phy. In mar­ket­ing the prop­erty, she makes sure the de­scrip­tion presents it in the best pos­si­ble light.

“I try to re­ally hone in on the spe­cial fea­tures of each prop­erty,” she said.

McManus is mar­ried with two adult chil­dren and en­joys gar­den­ing, though ad­mits in the past few years hob­bies have fallen by the way­side.

Busi­ness: Wil­liam Pitt Sotheby’s Works: Dan­bury

Lives: Brook­field

Ex­per­tise: Res­i­den­tial Real Es­tate Con­tact: 203-733-3941, pm­c­manus@wspir.com

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