Fulfilling a lifelong passion
ARealtor since June, Art Kerley has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Iona College, a master’s degree in psychology from Wichita State and doctoral work in human relations from Trinity New York University.
Kerley has a varied background. He was a psychologist for about 13 years before moving to Caltex, a U.S.-owned company in Bahrain, where he did management training programs for the local population.
In 1984, he started Fairfield Factor, a marketing company focused on parts and service for medical devices.
Kerley, who served on the Brookfield Planning Commission where he learned about land issues, was always interested in real estate and decided to give it a try.
The sales experience he acquired with his company, the sensitivity he honed working with psychology patients including children, and the cultural sensitivity acquired working overseas are among the interpersonal skills Kerley has transferred to real estate. He primarily serves greater Danbury and New Milford.
Kerley’s philosophy is that Realtors are there to guide clients through the biggest investment most of them will ever make.
“We don’t sell houses,” he said. “We simply help them sort it.”
When working with buyers, Kerley meets with them and discusses what they are looking for and how it fits in their budget. Once they have that down, he shows them what’s available and puts them on the Multiple Listing Service Listingbook so they can Business: McCaffrey Professionals of Coldwell Banker
Expertise: Residential real estate Works: Danbury
Contact: 203-770-9787, artk@fairfield factor.com
see what’s going on with the inventory.
With sellers, he does a walk-through of the home and completes a market analysis. If necessary, he explains the current market and how, depending when they were purchased, some homes have depreciated in value.
Once the house is listed, he comes up with a marketing plan, including open houses and keeps in contact with the sellers.
Kerley’s experience, integrity and energy give him an edge.
“I’m not in this casually, I want to be in this,” he said.