Telltale Tributes

 From the CEO of William Pitt | Sotheby’s International Realty“Ryan…I would like to personally congratulate you…#1 in dollar volume in the Wilton Brokerage…You are an important part of our company’s success…It makes me extremely proud…Keep up the outstanding work.”   Paul E. Breunich, President &  CEO – William Pitt – Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty 

Buyers and Sellers agree….

 “Ryan delivered on every promise.”  David S. “For two years we couldn’t sell our house, and then we hired Ryan.  He set his marketing plan and strategy into action. Our house under contract within a MONTH.  There’s really no other explanation except that he has secret super-hero powers.”  Matt & Cathleen B. “In the middle of one of the worst winters in recent history, Ryan attracted an amazing amount of attention and visits to our house. He followed up each visit to get feedback from the showing agent, and actively addressed any concerns. The staging of the house and the subsequent on-line video were superb. His sense of the market and timing was spot on. And by mid-March the house was under binder to the family that eventually bought it. My husband and I will absolutely recommend him to anyone wanting to sell a house.”  Ed & Jan M. “We knew we could trust him.” MaryJo H. “Thank you for all of your efforts.  You've given us some really helpful information in your e-mails.  I can't believe how much home buying has changed in the past 10 years.  You earned every penny that you got.” Paul F. "Ryan did a great job selling my property. He returns calls and emails immediately. Through the entire process he kept me notified of who saw the house, feedback from potential clients and what he thought needed to be done to sell the property. Not only is he on top of everything, but he really enjoys what he does." Barb F. "Ryan was the perfect choice to sell my home. He was completely honest about what he thought I could realistically get for the house and I was very impressed with his knowledge of the market. Responsiveness is extremely important and Ryan answered my calls and e-mails promptly. I also appreciated his calm demeanor during the sometimes-frustrating process of selling a home. In the end, I was happy with the price I got for the house and I highly recommend Ryan to anyone looking for a professional, knowledgeable real estate agent." Paul & Barb F. “Ryan did an excellent job preparing our house for market. We priced the house realistically (based on his recommendation) which generated a great deal of traffic in a short period of time. He provided input and market knowledge which helped to guide our decisions. He has a very qualified internal team backing up his efforts and we have recommended him to a friend- they have selected him as their agent.”   Mark & Lynne F. “We had an unsual house for the area, and Ryan did a terrific job of preparing the house for sale. His attention to detail in the entire process, including preparing the house and the online presence, resulted in the house selling much more quickly than others in the area, and the price was bid up above the asking price. He has tremendous experience, and was always available for advice and insight. I highly recommend Ryan, and he would be our first call if we were to sell another house in the area.” Seth P. “knowledgeable….patient….marketing savvy…top dollar…Thank you Ryan!!”   Andrew & Liz S. “Ryan was incredible!  We’ve used realtors in several states and several other countries actually, over the years.  Ryan was the best we’ve ever encountered — by far!”  Mike & MaryBeth J. “We couldn’t be happier!! Ryan’s knowledge, expertise, competence, negotiating skills and especially his commitment to service, have no equal. He made the process very easy, quickly understood what we were looking for, made very good recommendations with regards to the properties we had the chance to visit, and helped us with the buying of a great house. Ryan approaches each and every tour professionally. If you need a realtor I would encourage you to get in contact with him. You will be in great hands.”   Dimitri S. “Ryan Cornell has an unparalleled understanding of the Internet-driven RE market. He was involved in every step of the process and is an absolute perfectionist. He even found the buyer for our house himself. His steadfast determination to get the job done is what sold our home. We are grateful.”  John and Michelle C. “Ryan Cornell is a professional real estate agent who knows his business very well.  I wouldn’t hesitate to refer him to anyone looking at buying or selling a home in Fairfield County.  He understands the macro aspects of the market as well as the details and nuances of the purchase and sales agreements and contracts.”   Christina P. “It is with pleasure and gratitude that we share comments on our experience with Ryan Cornell in the listing and sale of our home. While we have bought and sold a number of houses, we have never before encountered such a level of excellence. The experience at each phase of the sales effort was superior, such as innovative efforts in developing prospects, useful insights on pre-listing renovations/staging, effective showings and proactive facilitation during the sale negotiations/due diligence. All of these tasks, whether business-related or interpersonal, were accomplished with a noticeable degree of competence, humility, integrity and grace. Thus, we highly recommend Ryan for residential real estate needs.”  Julia A. “His market knowledge, communication and guidance throughout the process was exemplary.”  Janine W. “Ryan helped us buy our first home. He genuinely cared about us finding the perfect house. He was our advocate through the entire process. He was a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend him. He exceeded my expectations with his customer service, communication and negotiation skills and knowledge.”  Chris E. “I am writing to give Ryan Cornell my highest recommendation. Ryan possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent broker: he knows his market extremely well; he is engaged, responsive, and yet very patient with his clients. Ryan is both very professional and personable. He clearly takes pride in doing a good job. In my particular case, there were many rough spots on the road to closing and in every instance Ryan was a great help. It would be hard to envision someone doing a better job than Ryan or being anything but happy in choosing to work with him.”  Kevin & Cathy C. “Ryan was a breath of fresh air. Consistently easing our concerns and apprehensions throughout the process.”  Barry & Robin B. “Ryan was the listing agent for the home in which we were interested and we were initially tentative about engaging him as a ‘double agent’. We were concerned about whether he could be fair and represent our best interests.  But after speaking with other agents, he clearly stood out in terms of professionalism and attention to detail. I would most certainly use his services again.  He knows his job very well and is exacting and thorough.”  David & Joanie W. “Keith and I can’t thank you enough for the outstanding professionalism, level of commitment, and support you showed throughout the duration of our house sale process. Ours was not an easy house to sell given that it is unique and therefore one with a small and specific market.  Couple that with the overall extreme difficulty of the marketplace, it could have been an impossible situation. Your patience in teaching us about the new reality of home sales in this age of technology, and your mastery of those technology tools, went a long way in making sure that whatever potential buyer was out there would find it. The video and brochure were the most professional I’ve ever seen and we have had many comments from friends and colleagues on the quality and thoroughness. Most of all, you navigated us through the choppy emotional waters such a prolonged, difficult sale generates. Your reassurance, complete availability anytime day or night, responsiveness, your handling of our own anxieties, and your non-anxious presence while we were going through all sorts of emotional stages was the grounding centerpiece that got us through this difficult experience. We simply cannot imagine that we could have gotten the excellent results we did with anyone else. Thank you so much for your hard work, your professionalism, and for shepherding us through our eventual successful closing. We wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone who wants the best agent in Connecticut and who truly wants to get their house sold. Thanks for everything.”  Keith & Morgan M. “Ryan was an absolute joy to work with.” Priscilla P. “We had to fire our first realtor. She couldn’t handle the complexity of our transaction. Ryan was very knowledgeable, helpful and bent over backwards to help us get our new home. He is a very industrious and innovative realtor!! He was able to negotiate some very tough issues for us!!”   William P. & Sandi R. “You take a personal interest in my purchase.  You’re not arm’s length.  You get into the details and get your hands dirty. Almost as though YOU were buying the house for your family. I’m not nearly as attentive to details as I should be, but for once (and for the largest purchase I’ll ever make), I didn’t stress over it because I knew you would check and double check.  You truly looked out for my interests.  That is an amazing thing and I TRULY appreciate it. Thanks!!!”   Linda N. “Ryan helped us navigate multiple problem spots that led to a successful close.”  John & Karen H. “Ryan was a very patient broker and friend. He helped us sell our home that had been listed with other brokers for about 6 years! He explained his marketing strategy and was open to suggestions that we had without telling us we were crazy (which we were becoming after so long on the market!). We couldn’t have chosen a more responsive or available person to help us sell our home.”  Michelle H. “We could not have made a better decision than choosing Ryan as our Realtor! We wanted an agent who we knew would deliver a high level of service and more importantly, someone we could trust with our historical property. From the very beginning, Ryan was extremely transparent, knowledgeable and provided candid and honest feedback. For us, the three biggest factors were his persistence, the personalized attention, and his friendly and professional service at every stage of the proceedings. If we ever need a realtor again, Ryan would be our first call.”  John W. “If anyone is looking for an amazing realtor in the Fairfield County area give him a call!” Bob K. “We just saw the marketing piece.  Wow!  Great job.  Great!  Caroline is a graphic designer and I do a good deal of freelance illustration – and we were delighted.  I have never seen a comparable piece of real estate marketing.”  Tom M. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you Ryan for all your time, assistance, and hard work selling our house. You and your entire team created a very professional impression on us since we first met – up to today when we closed. Your articulate and detail-oriented work helped us sell our home quickly, despite any market trends and my difficult schedule. I will surely procure your services for any and all transactions in the future.”   Mike & Colleen C. “We’ll never forget how great you were for us.” Karen A. “Ryan was highly recommended by our neighbors, so we entered into a contract with him to sell our rural home with high hopes. Those hopes were more than fulfilled, as not only did he bring countless interested prospective buyers to view the property, but in just a couple of months the property was sold, all the legalities had been completed, and the buyers and ourselves were very satisfied with the transaction and in our new homes. Ryan’s methods were highly professional, and we were impressed with his knowledge and grasp of the property market, current financial matters in this regard, legal matters, water rights, marketing, advertising, the psychology of buyers, and above all his interest, enthusiasm, and attention to detail. He took time to listen to us and answer every one of our questions. The aerial photos and video tour were incredible.”   Rick & Aimee L. “Ryan walked me through each step and patiently explained every detail to me. He turned the entire process into a pleasant and memorable one.” Tim S. “There is nothing more important than partnering with a first-class professional to sell a home in this challenging market. From the moment I selected Ryan, I knew he would be perfect to assist me with the kind of marketing needed for success. His keen understanding of the Fairfield County region and subtleties of real estate transactions was exemplary.”   Robin T. “Denise and I want to thank you for your professionalism and diligence during all of our transactions. Your hard work selling several of my custom homes was always incredible. Then when it came time to sell my personal residence, you continued to tirelessly dedicate your time to ensuring that everyone left the table feeling satisfied. Your experience and market savvy, combined with your accessibility and how you utilize your network of specialists, has been pivotal to us negotiating over 16 million dollars in transactions.  I can say that “beyond the call of duty” is your daily mantra. Thank you Ryan.”  Bob & Denise S. “After using two other realtors we decided to use Ryan to sell our home. Our house had been on the market for over a year and we hardly had any showings.  We called Ryan and he completely re-did the marketing for our home, and suddenly we were getting lots of showings. And it was listed at the same price.  Whenever he brought a prospective buyer it was always followed by a phone call and details about what they felt about our home. Everything was done professionally. I would highly recommend Ryan and if I need him in the future I would certainly use him again.”   Alex & Susan L. "Bottom line...you gave us wise advice...we followed it and it sold. "Think Solutions" was always my husband's motto.He is cheering for us all...most of all you.   I will always treasure summer nights eating on the terrace with my husband, as well as all the friends I met in Weston.You and Karen are right up there. Keep up all the good work! And may you always prosper through your God-given talents." Gloria D. "Ryan Cornell did an excellent job in selling my mom's house. The house presented unique challenges due to its location and aged condition and Ryan came up with a brilliant marketing strategy to sell it quickly.Ryan was also very attentive and respectful to our needs in selling our family property. This meant the world to my mother as it was hard to let go of the house she had lived in for thirty-five years. I highly recommend Ryan Cornell!" Lois G "A quick thank you for your great services! It has been a very smooth transaction with personal attention from you and your team members." Tony C. "If you need a superstar to sell you property in two weeks with your expected price, Ryan is your superstar broker.  His full attention to client's needs combined with in-depth market knowledge and social media skills are the keys to his success. The testimony of this was his magic act of selling   our house just as described above. Thank you Ryan!!!" Margaret C. "Ryan did a wonderful job of helping us buy our home. He was knowledgeable, responsive and willing to go above and beyond to make sure all of our needs were met. I would definitely recommend him." Erik O. "Ryan Cornell is an excellent realtor. Selling a CT home while living elsewhere is normally a scary proposition, but Ryan held our hands throughout the whole process, often representing us in meetings with local service providers when necessary. I can only imagine how great it would be to have him represent us had we been local.In the end, we feel that Ryan helped us sell the property for the best price available, and ultimately that's what this is all about. His personality, knowledge, negotiation skills, network, etc just made this an enjoyable experience." Scot M. “Ryan was very knowledgeable, efficient, and personable in helping my family relocate to Weston from NJ. He set up tours of the school with the PTO and introduced me to other residents. He was always available for any of our questions and was very helpful in dealing with a very complex purchase. The negotiations were very extensive and he exceeded our expectations. He also was very helpful with providing qualified contractors to help us make necessary repairs and improvements. I would not hesitate to recommend him to either purchase or sell a home.” Monica S. "Ryan was responsive and knowledgeable of the market in our target area. We moved from out of our area and his preparation allowed us to see everything in our target price range efficiently." Joe S. "Ryan did a great job negotiating both ends of our deal. He was always reachable by email or phone and was eager to answer any questions we had as first-time sellers. He explained every step of the process and added his input and perspective when we needed a second opinion. He's not annoyed by a needy client! He understands what a personal decision it is to buy/sell and worked at our pace and comfort level at every step. When buying a new home, he knew the area well and kept our needs in mind. He kept us honest with ourselves, with features we were willing to compromise on and what features were must-haves. Very happy with the outcome." Maryclare R. "Ryan Cornell is a professional broker who knows the housing market and is able to explain, in detail, the particulars of buying or selling a home. Ryan listed our home, and very shortly afterwards brought a buyer. He worked closely with us, and was a good listener, taking our concerns and questions into account. He went beyond the duties of a broker, making appointments with contractors and meeting them for estimates and inspections. He reported back to us immediately. I highly recommend Ryan Cornell to anyone who desires to buy or sell a home." Barbara N. "Ryan has been great to work with. He works very hard to provide an outstanding service to his clients. Highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell their home." Sunil R. "Ryan has been great to work with. He works very hard to provide an exceptional service to his clients. Highly recommend him! We engaged with Ryan after few realtors failed to sell the house and he worked hard and sold the house." Uma R. "Ryan is an outstanding realtor. He is a fountain of knowledge, having extensive experience in buying and selling homes. He is able to tell you everything you would want to know about each city/town, patiently guide you through the entire process in great detail, and can even accurately gauge the costs of renovations and repairs. Ryan was readily available to answer all our questions and address any concerns, no matter how small or large. He was flexible and went the extra mile to accommodate our busy schedules. Ryan is extremely efficient in everything he does, from setting up initial viewings to executing final negotiations. We highly recommend Ryan to everyone." Mary C. "It was successful and straight forward. I would recommend Ryan to anyone looking to buy or sell a house in the Connecticut market. He was always responsive and went above and beyond to make sure the deal gets done. He worked extremely hard!" Elliot G. "Ryan's knowledge of the market and his marketing skills were an essential part of our trust in him to sell our home. His calming influence during a stressful time was a huge help." Kathy M. "My experience with Ryan was very positive. He was friendly and professional to work with. His detailed analysis of my situation and Ryan's extensive contacts in the area led to my desired result. I would recommend him." Eric B. "Ryan Cornell is one of the best agents in Wilton/Weston area. He has excellent knowledge of the area and helped guide us through the home buying process when we knew nothing about Connecticut and Fairfield County (relocating from NJ). Ryan quickly realized our concerns regarding finding the right community for our family and went above and beyond to introduce us to neighbors in different communities, arranging calls/meetings with ambassadors program, school tours etc. etc. I have purchased homes at least 3 times prior to this purchase and never did I experienced this kind of service with everyone. Ours was a challenging purchase and short time frame made it particularly stressful but Ryan did an amazing job navigating through the entire process. He took on things on his shoulders that I'd have expected sellers agent to have done. For instance, when we had concerns about the property and historical changes made to it, Ryan made several trips to the township to collect paper work and had an answer (resolution) for us every single time!! Since it was always a 100 miles trip for us, he arranged for all inspection schedules and took away a lot of time-consuming tasks away from us which was very helpful. He hand held the entire process every step of the way and left us a nice gift when we walked into our new home. Anyone buying home in Weston/Wilton/Westport area... I'd highly recommend leveraging Ryan's expertise." Vaibhav S. "Selling one’s house can be a daunting undertaking – especially if one has been in the house for 44 years! How does one choose a realtor? I spoke to several realtors and decided to work with Ryan Cornell, the realtor who sold the homes of two of my friends on our road. His track record, his web page, his contacts in the field, and his knowledge of the inner workings of a house convinced me that he was the person who could help us sell the house. Little did I know I would also need to have a man with great patience! When we decided to put the house on the market I filled out the disclosure form to the best of my knowledge. Lo and behold, an inspector uncovered several problems that I had never anticipated. We discovered that there was an abandoned oil tank underground. That’s a no, no these days. Ryan offered the names of some companies to contact and we soon got that problem solved. After that, testing disclosed that we had radon in the basement! Surprise, surprise. We lived there for 44 years and never knew there was radon in the house! Ryan calmly advised me and we soon got that obstacle under control. As if that was not enough, we were told that we had some asbestos on exposed pipes in the basement that had been inadequately removed. So, on to solving a new problem. Did Ryan throw up his hands in despair? No, he calmly encouraged me to move forward and he kept saying that the right people would come along. The last straw was uncovering the fact that one of our beams had been weakened by termites, probably years ago, and the site was no longer active. We had to find a company to come in to replace one of the beams. It seemed that every time we solved a problem a new problem appeared. I think Ryan shared our vision of the charm of the house and property and he was able to see light at the end of the tunnel. When it came time to renew our contract I was sure Ryan would not want to deal with all of our surprises any longer. When I asked if he would be willing to stick with us he said, “Of course!” Our house is now sold, we are settling into our new home, and we are very grateful to Ryan for all the patience and guidance he gave as we went through the journey. He’s a pro, an expert realtor, and a positive thinker. In my book, he’s a saint! The bottom line is, Ryan Cornell is a knowledgeable, respected, patient realtor who uses technology to his advantage and he does not give up on his clients." Eileen B. "Ryan provided excellent service during our sale. We were in a hurry to sell but, like all sellers, did not want to leave any money on the table. We had several bids and achieved, achieved our asking price and closed in under five weeks: amazing in our soft market and further because we missed the  first month and a half of the Spring selling season Ryan helped us understand clearly what other houses were originally listed at, what they sold at (if sold) and how long they were on the market. With that hard data, he then helped us understand how those houses differed from our in buyers' eyes, and that gave us the confidence that we were pricing in the right range for our compressed time line. We had over 20 people at our open house and several good bids (no low-balls, thankfully) from which we selected the best (and the family we thought would love our house as much as we did). I would recommend Ryan highly to family and friends without hesitation for his honesty, knowledge of the market and patience with somewhat difficult sellers (us)"  David I. "Ryan was a MVP on the sale of our house. He came in and provided the essential guidance in the areas of presentation and strategy that got the house on track. He accomplished this in a particularly difficult market. We enjoyed working with Ryan, much appreciated his direct engagement and valued his excellent guidance." Nick K.