Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
472 Riverside Ave
Westport, CT 06880
Satisfied clients are my best advertisements:
“With Martha Eidman, I have found my realtor for life. Martha brought great patience and tact to the situation, assuming the roles variously of cheerleader, coach and psychotherapist. I have bought and sold houses for nearly forty years. No realtor with whom I have worked can compare to Martha.” -SJ
“Over the past 3 years, I have bought and sold 3 Westport homes, all with the help of Martha Eidman. I would most definitely recommend Martha to anyone looking to buy or sell their house. If not for her experience, and hard work, I do not think I would have sold my home, especially in this current environment.” –SB
“I recently purchased a home for our disabled son with Martha’s capable and nurturing help. She proposed a variety of living situations, large and small, for our son. She helped us assess the viability of each scenario; many of which required renovation work involving a confusing maze of town building codes. Martha helped us with it all and provided a wide range of service from recommending architects and contractors to researching flood zone and FEMA codes. “ -DJ
Buyer - Seller Benefits
- Construction and Investment Knowledge. I have been personally involved in the purchase, renovation and sale of 7 residences of my own, 4 of which have been in Westport. Effective design, subcontracting, and value realization for each individual property, has resulted in a substantial net profit from all – even with effects of the real estate recession. My current home is in the National Historic Registry and has 3 separate residences on the property, 2 of which are also legal rentals, so my perspective encompasses that of landlord and real estate investor. This hands-on experience yields insight and networking that reduces risks for buyers/sellers. Specifically, I tap into that knowledge base when I help clients assess home improvement issues or negotiate price adjustments during the contract process. For sellers, I bring skills to properly market an individual property to its likeliest prospects, honed by my previous corporate career as vice president at one of New York City’s worldwide ad firms. There I managed national branding strategies and in-market execution of programs for leading products in high profile consumer categories. Success there, and in real estate, boils down to knowing your prospect.
- Strategic consideration of land. Proper price evaluation includes an assessment of land, and how to leverage it to your fullest advantage. For example, If wetland exists, are there “clues” that it could be redrawn to expand buildable boundaries? If in a flood zone, is there evidence that the flood zone could be reclassified? Homeowners and buyers credit me with their success in adding to their property’s value, when these opportunities were realized as the result of my guidance.
- Networking that facilitates deal making. I have a working relationship with Town Hall staff across various departments – much of that based on interactions for my personal properties. I also have a roster of service providers, and a reputation for the highest ethics in deal-making, that yields respect of my colleagues. The benefit to you, is that I cut through red tape to get things done. Beyond that, I help you build a team of respected advisors, to purchase or sell your property with confidence.
Personal Perspective I have resided in Texas, New York, California, Georgia, Illinois, and Connecticut. My husband Thad and I have lived mostly in Westport since 1986, raising 3 kids in the public school system.
Awards & Certifications Thanks to a dedicated client base, I have consistently ranked among the Top Coldwell Banker agents in Connecticut-Westchester County region, and achieved recognition such as top 1000 internationally, International President's Circle, International Diamond Society. During 2008-12, I served on Coldwell Banker’s top-ranked team that repeatedly received the International President’s Elite Team designation, awarded to the top 2% of Coldwell Banker Teams internationally.