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MEET THE TEAM


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MEET THE TEAM


WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

PERSONAL ATTENTION & PROVEN RESULTS


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I think of myself as a matchmaker- bringing buyers and sellers together. I love the deal and I love seeing my clients satisfied.
— Judy Michaelis

Judy Michaelis has been bringing financial expertise and acumen to her Fairfield County real estate practice since 1993. Having raised a family in Westport, CT, she has a reputation as a hard-working broker, on both sides of the transaction, dedicated to getting the job done. With over $300M in closed sales to date, Judy is a member of the Coldwell Banker® brand’s Presidential Premier group, which represents the top 1% of sales associates internationally. 

Having begun her real estate career as a Certified Public Accountant specializing in real estate partnerships and taxation at a Big-Four accounting firm in New York City, Judy's credentials include a B.B.A. in Accounting/Marketing and a Master's degree in Taxation. With a real understanding of the local marketplace, whether representing buyers or sellers, all clients are guided through the process with attention to detail and a very high level of expertise and professionalism.

Believing that buying and selling real estate is one of the most unique transactions many will undertake, one that is both financial and emotional, Judy meets each client where they are—first time buyer, down-sizer, up-sizer, investor or builder—while solid relationships with resourceful and acclaimed stagers help your property show its best side.

92% of all home buyers use the internet to research the marketplace. Known for her innovative marketing skills, as a listing broker, Judy puts the power of the internet, including social media, to work on every listing. Her objective is to sell your house, netting you the highest proceeds in the shortest amount of time. Buyers benefit from her deep understanding of the market place and its historical underpinnings—key to finding the right house at an accurate price. At work, guiding buyers + sellers through the process, happily and successfully—for over 23 years. Personal attention. Proven results, with Judy Michaelis.


Annie Ford, Director of Marketing and Client Care, Judy Michaelis – Annie joined the JM team in 2017 and focuses on developing impactful marketing strategies for each unique property.  Her brand marketing background ranges from television and sports to packaged goods and luxury brands.

I look forward to working 1-on-1 with Judy’s clients to support their goals + create a memorable experience.
— Annie Ford
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INNOVATIVE MARKETING


INNOVATIVE MARKETING


IN A COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE

tools that stand out


When real estate inventory builds, innovative real estate marketing is a way to help a property stand out in a crowded and competitive marketplace.

As a veteran of Westport, CT real estate markets, Judy Michaelis knows that all listings benefit from dedicated marketing plans. In addition to the Coldwell Banker® integrated marketing services, Judy also puts into action her own promotion focusing on internet-based outreach and social media. In addition to mainstream listing services, every Judy Michaelis listing is promoted in a high-end editorial fashion on judymichaelis.com. Judy calls her marketing approach “lifestyle-based innovative marketing"—and she sees it as an approach that helps potential buyers see themselves in a certain house.

Some listings also lend themselves well to event-based promotion and Judy frequently partners & integrates with different media companies to maximize a property's exposure. Judy's innovative marketing at these properties includes hosting events at the listings in order to expose the property in a new and unique light.   To highlight a few of Judy's most recent marketing endeavors—a Toast the Holidays cocktail party and art show sponsored by CTC & G attracted over 500 guests to an award-winning historic renovation in Westport, while a Pop-Up Chef tasting in partnership with CT Bites brought interested guests together to sample wine and food in a special chef's kitchen designed by Deane in a Wilton, CT listing (which happened to get an offer that went to a sale, the next day). NBC-TV's Open House featured a custom built house listing in Weston, CT, in Fall 2015, while an ice cream social (complete with Good Humor truck) at a Weston, CT piece of property brought a builder together with potential clients to walk the land and discuss possible projects & uses. Judy hosted a networking event for Coldwell Banker and sister company The Corcoran Group at her listing in Westport, CT. Brokers from NYC came to Westport to tour special properties and learn about the local market, taking news back to their clients in NYC.

Showing off a house to its own very best advantage is the goal with all Judy Michaelis innovative marketing. Harnessing the power of social media, up-to-date technologies (like drone photography) the depths of Zillow and Trulia and personal lifestyle-based marketing can make the difference for Judy's clients.

Judy Michaelis clients who are buyers benefit from her deep knowledge of the local markets and her exposure to + involvement in the multiple dozens of real estate transactions where she has represented parties on both sides of the deal - families moving to town or out of town, up-sizers, down-sizers + investors. Trying to buy, thinking about selling? Ask Judy your real estate question.

 

 
Pop=Up Chef Tasting | Wilton CT listing March, 2016

Pop=Up Chef Tasting | Wilton CT listing March, 2016


Westport realtor Judy Michaelis attributes her breakout sales to the fact that innovative real estate marketing is her strong suit. For instance, she marketed a prestigious listing at 268 Wilton Road by focusing on Westport’s illustrious history as an artist’s community.
— Westport Magazine, March/April 2016

Toast the Holidays Art Show | Westport CT listing | December 2015

Toast the Holidays Art Show | Westport CT listing | December 2015


A Judy Michaelis listing at 31 Hemlock Ridge Road in Weston CT - as seen on NBC-TV's Open House, November 2015.

LIVE BY THe SOUND |  May 2017   I  32 EDGEWATER HILLSIDE, WESTPORT

JUDY MICHAELIS | SAVE THE SOUND I  FEMA  I  EILEEN LAVIGNE FLUG.

CINCO DE MAYO |  May 2017  I  5 LOCUST LANE, WESTPORT 

JUDY MICHAELIS | MUSICIAN JAKE BERNARD


DESIGN + MUSIC + WINE|  FEBRUARY 2017

JUDY MICHAELIS | MUSICIAN JAKE BERNARD


ColdWell BANKER / THE CORCORAN GROUP OPEN HOUSE @ WESTPORT CT LISTING

JUDY MICHAELIS | May 2016


PROPERTY PREVIEW + ICE CREAM PARTY @ WESTON CT LISTING

JUDY MICHAELIS | SCOTT BUDDENHAGEN, MASTER BUILDER | May 2016


POP-Up CHEF TASTING @ WILTON CT LISTING

APRIL 2016 | JUDY MICHAELIS | CTBITES | PALEO + PLATE


TOAST THE HOLIDAYS ART SHOW @ WESTPORT CT LISTING

DECEMBER 2015 | judy michaelis | CTC&G | WESTPORT ARTIST'S COLLECTIVE

 

FACTS & FIGURES


FACTS & FIGURES


KNOWING 06880 + BEYOND

DATA that matters


What we know about real estate is that every market is UNIQUE—and extremely hyper-local—right down to neighborhoods and streets within those neighborhoods.

QUARTERLY reports on the state of the real estate market in the Fairfield County, CT towns we focus on—Westport, Weston, Wilton, Fairfield & Darien help make sense of the big picture. We can then provide the expert detail that gives real meaning to, perhaps, the most frequently asked question we get—how is the real estate market today?

Westport—a busy, active town with excellent schools, shopping, recreation and pursuits to match nearly every interest, Judy, a resident since 1993, considers the Westport market a reliable indicator of the greater Fairfield County, CT scene.

Detailed analytics and insightful metrics, prepared with your particular business and real estate goals in mind, are available upon request.