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Walsh Covers All Bases With Team Approach

If you’re in the market for new construction, 76 Dogwood Lane in New Canaan -- a luxury home with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and two powder rooms on a quiet west-side lane off Wahackme Road, close to town -- could just be your dream home.

Rachel Walsh , a Realtor with William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty and the property’s listing agent, says the home (scheduled for completion in late March) has a casual, flexible floor plan that buyers are looking for today. “People want a large kitchen with professional-grade appliances connected to a comfortable family room,” she says.

“Buyers are looking for simplicity,” she says. “They want elegant, beautifully designed interiors.” Dark-paneled libraries are a thing of the past, Walsh continues, as are large formal living rooms. Buyers are sophisticated and the homes they are looking for are high tech, and have high-end finishes.

Walsh is confident that 76 Dogwood Lane, listed for $2.795 million, will appeal to both young families and those looking to downsize. The builder, Hemingway Construction of Greenwich, won a Home Builders Association of Connecticut (HOBI) award in 2011 for best new construction over 5,000 square feet. Hemingway is also one of the top industry professionals on Walsh’s new team .

Walsh, who has been winning awards as a Realtor for the past 17 years, recently launched what she calls a “team approach.” Working with her enables Walsh's clients access to a roster of hand-picked professionals who can help them through the buying and/or selling process, often at a discounted rate.

Walsh’s team covers every trade a homeowner needs, from architecture, construction and interior design to plumbers, painters and pest management. “These professionals are the best of the best,” she says. “They’re people I have come to trust over the years.” She knows her clients receive the same high level of service from her resources that she herself provides.

“My team is an invaluable part of my business." And her team, she says, helps her give her clients "150 percent.”

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