MEET JUDY

WHO YOU WORK WITH MATTERS

PERSONAL ATTENTION, PROVEN RESULTS

“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 a highly sought-after Westport, CT real estate agent over the last three decades. Having raised a family in town, she has developed a deep understanding of the local marketplace. Judy has earned a reputation as a hardworking broker, dedicated to maximizing the value of your home’s sale or guiding you on your journey to find your perfect new home. Several of Judy’s credentials include:

 

  • Top listing agent in Westport, CT since 2016
  • Founding agent of the Coldwell Banker Westport office
  • Over $500M in closed sales to date
  • Member of the Coldwell Banker® International Society of Excellence – its highest honor – representing less than 1% of REALTORS® internationally
  • Began career as a CPA specializing in real estate partnerships and taxation at KPMG, a big four accounting firm, in New York City
  • B.B.A. in Accounting/Marketing, M.S. in Taxation

 

Judy’s repeat and referral clients will vouch for her strong negotiation skills, a testament to her thirty years of experience in the Fairfield County real estate market. Whether you’re searching for the perfect property as a buyer, investor, or builder – or looking to sell your home en route to your next chapter as a homeowner – Judy meets you where you are. When you hire Judy, you get Judy – not a junior teammate. She is unwaveringly committed to securing the best price for your property in the shortest possible time, making her the ideal partner to successfully buy or sell real estate. Contact her today to get started on the next chapter of your home ownership journey!

FACT & FIGURES

A TOP REALTOR IN WESTPORT, CT, AS EVIDENCED BY HER CURRENT RESULTS:

SINCE 2016, JUDY HAS BEEN THE TOP LISTING AGENT IN WESTPORT, CT

*Based on total number of units closed in 06880 in all price ranges as reported by MLS on 1/5/24 for the period of 1/1/2016-1/5/2024. One unit equals one side of a transaction (buyer or seller). Source data is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

KNOWING 06880 AND 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.

MONTHLY 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 Westport 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 1994, 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.

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—the 2019 Kitchen Crawl (TM) a ticketed event touring 4 Compo Beach area homes and featuring 4 local chefs cooking in the amazing kitchens raised over $25,000 for Westport based Experience Camps. The Jazz Brunch at 10 Westport Avenue brought over 200 guests to a stunning MILTON luxury beach home for live music with the Melissa Newman Trio and delicious bites! For the past two summers Judy has hosted the Beach House Hustle (TM) – a fun morning of touring homes, getting a workout with our favorite local trainers, pop-up shopping and a rooftop lunch! 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.

“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

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

SOCIAL MEDIA

HARNESSING THE VALUE OF DIGITAL MEDIA

CONNECTING WESTPORT HOMEOWNERS WITH THE MARKETPLACE

“JUDY MICHAELIS REAL ESTATE” ON FACEBOOK

“WESTPORT REAL ESTATE BY JUDY MICHAELIS” ON YOUTUBE

3RD ANNUAL KITCHEN CRAWL | SEPT 2018 | WESTPORT, CT

JUDY MICHAELIS | CT BITES | CCO HABITATS | FOOD RESCUE US | KAIDEN TECHNOLOGIES | DAIGLE & TRAVESE INSURANCE | STEW LEONARDS

JAZZ BRUNCH AT 10 WESTPORT AVENUE | JAN 2017 | WESTPORT, CT

JUDY MICHAELIS | MUSIC BY MELISSA NEWMAN TRIO | ART SHOW CURATED BY MIGGS BUROUGHS & KATHY ROSS | BENEFITTING CONNECTUS

2ND ANNUAL KITCHEN CRAWL | OCT 2017 | WESTPORT, CT

JUDY MICHAELIS | CT BITES | CCO HABITATS | TECKNOW | FOOD RESCUE US

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

PRESS

JUDY MICHAELIS IN WESTPORT MAGAZINE, MARCH/APRIL 2016