All posts by Brian

About Brian

Real Estate Broker for over 25 years managing an office of 13 professional Realtors. Specializing in buyer & seller representation by referral, university relocation, land development and new construction.

Don’t Be a Turkey in the Most Wonderful Market of the Year

We will be receiving emails shortly from sellers currently listed for sale in the Mansfield Storrs area, contemplating taking their property off the market for the holiday season.   Our answer?  A resounding no.   You also may be contemplating  putting your home up for sale during the fall/winter months. The reasons are many and varied: I don’t want to have showings during the holidays. […]


Panic Room-Are We Over Diagnosing Concrete Failures?

That is one of thoughts that Home Inspector David Sherwood presented yesterday in his presentation for Realtors, “Failing Concrete”  at Maneeley’s in South Windsor.   I am pleased to report that every agent at Home Selling Team attended this 3 hour class.  Sherwood shared his technical knowledge about concrete  and his own experiences and opinions after […]


Selling Can Be Scary. Biggest Seller Boo Boos! 

Helicoptering a Showing Much like helicopter parenting, it is largely unhealthy for a successful and unfettered viewing of your home.  The buyer is uncomfortable and can’t express their true feelings, less they offend you and their agent should direct them to not tip their hand by showing interest.  So what have you accomplished by being […]


Hope Crumbling along with Basements and Property Values

Fall has brought a flurry of  amendments, visits, at least one bridge failure and increased contemplation of the CT crumbling basement issue—but no money and no repairs for those most affected by this epidemic. Three amendments passed the U.S. House of Representatives in September regarding the failing foundation epidemic.  In a nutshell:  Community Block Grants, […]



New Listing: 92 Krivanec Road, Willington CT

Home Selling Team has just listed the lovely post and beam style 3 story home privately situated at 92 Krivanec Road in Willington.  MLS# 170001600.  3 bedroom,s 2 1/2 baths, 2400 square feet, pond and more.  Close to UConn and highways yet private and secluded. See all homes for sale in Willington.  Search homes by […]



Zillow Covfefe: Don’t Blame Your Real Estate Agent

We’ve received yet another seller complaint that their Mansfield Storrs area listing is not appearing on Zillow and/or it is appearing with inaccurate information.  Realtor organizations, posts and blogs tell us to play nice with Zillow and not complain to our clients about its accuracy or monopolistic takeover of our MLS listing data—so I won’t.  But […]


SOLD: What I Won’t Miss About My Rental Property

In the last 20 years, according to Mansfield Neighborhood Preservation, over 400 Mansfield single family homes have been converted to investment rental real estate in Mansfield Storrs neighborhoods located around the UConn campus.    UConn’s efforts at increasing enrollment has not been matched by a similar vigor in providing campus housing for students, thus creating the perfect ROI […]