A‘hard work­ing, kind’ Real­tor

The News-Times (Sunday) - - Real Estate - Tammi Ligour

AReal­tor since 2003, Tammi Ligour stud­ied restau­rant man­age­ment at Mattatuck Com­mu­nity Col­lege. Prior to real es­tate, she man­aged at Old Sor­rento in Dan­bury for 13 years. Through those ex­pe­ri­ences, she honed or­ga­ni­za­tional and peo­ple skills and ac­quired her work ethic.

“I’m hard work­ing, kind, en­thu­si­as­tic and it’s just fun,” she said of work­ing in restau­rants and real es­tate.

With a love for both jobs, she still works part-time at Deer Street Restau­rant in New­town

Af­ter a car ac­ci­dent left her un­able to wait­ress for a time, Ligour went into real es­tate. She pri­mar­ily serves Fair­field and New Haven coun­ties.

When work­ing with buy­ers, she finds the best deal pos­si­ble, en­cour­ag­ing folks to con­sider bank-owned prop­er­ties or fixer up­pers that will ul­ti­mately give them more eq­uity. She breaks down what they’re pay­ments will be and how some projects will im­prove the prop­erty and sug­gests get­ting fam­ily and friends on board to lend a hand.

“It’ll be a dream house that you can stay in 10 or 15 years with a lower mort­gage pay­ment,” she said.

When work­ing with sellers, she ad­vises stag­ing and de­clut­ter­ing.

“The most im­por­tant thing is stag­ing,” she said “It’s the first im­pres­sion that’s key … inside, out­side, land­scap­ing, you have to be able in­vest in the pic­tures and stag­ing.”

Ligour’s sis­ter-in-law is a pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­pher and comes to new list­ings along with stagers.

“I bring in the peo­ple, the team, to bring

[the house] where it has to be to sell it,” Ligour said.

Ligour en­joys putting her all into find­ing peo­ple their dream house and then fin­ish­ing the deal.

“Just the sale of it [is re­ward­ing], the buy­ers mov­ing in and know­ing that I made their dream come true,” she said.

In May, she will have been mar­ried 20 years. She has two daugh­ters and an iden­ti­cal twin.

Ligour was in­volved with Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters, in Dan­bury, and still meets weekly with her Lit­tle Sis­ter, a 25-year-old woman she has known since she was seven.

Ligour also en­joys read­ing and stay­ing con­nected with friends and fam­ily.

Busi­ness: In­de­pen­dent Re­alty Ex­per­tise: Res­i­den­tial real es­tate, buy­ers Works: Brook­fieldLives: New­townCon­tact: 203-788-1210, Tam­mire­al­[email protected] sbc­global.net

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