SERVICING LITCHFIELD, HARTFORD & NEW HAVEN COUNTIES
With the right team on your side, buying and selling a home in Litchfield, Hartford and New Haven Counties is a cinch. Our team of real estate brokers and real estate agents in Harwinton, CT are dedicated to helping you sell your home or find the home of your dreams in Litchfield Hills and surrounding areas. We have been helping area residents buy and sell homes for over 50 years and can’t wait to get to work for you!
For more information about our team, real estate services, buying and selling services, or our listings, please give us a call at 860-482-7044 or fill out a contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Nancy Schroeder Perez
Donald “Don” Shaia
Christopher “Chris” Hughes
Nicole is a lifelong resident of CT, calling Litchfield County home with her husband, two dogs, and horses. Previously advocating for cancer patients and their families, Nicole is compassionate and understands that life transitions can be challenging. She now uses her passion for helping others by assisting her clients through their real estate journey. Nicole takes pride in building relationships in order to truly understand her client’s wants, desires, and dreams. She is dedicated to making her client’s real estate transactions, investments, and goals an enjoyable experience.
Gregg Cogswell is a lifelong resident of Torrington and grew up in a family that taught the value of hard work, service and treating everyone with respect.
Prior to joining the Washington Agency, Gregg spent fifteen years in federal, state and local government affairs, primarily as a legislative research and policy analyst at the Connecticut State Capitol where he focused on issues affecting housing, municipalities, banking industry, commerce and environment. He also spent three years as a managing agent for a property and casualty insurance agency, where he focused on residential homeowners insurance throughout Litchfield County and surrounding areas. In addition to his work experience, Gregg has served his local government in Torrington. His service includes nine years on the City Council, two years on the Board of Assessment Appeals and he currently serves as a Commissioner of the Board of Public Safety. He also is a supporter of the many nonprofits and charities throughout northwest Connecticut who do important work to support our community.
Gregg now applies those same principles of hard work, exceptional service, communication and respect to representing his real estate clients. He works from the start to clearly understand each client’s objectives and works tirelessly to ensure they are met at every step in the process. As a client whether you are buying, selling, or leasing Gregg will be with you every step of the way to make sure you understand the process, your questions are answered and when it is over your complete satisfaction from start to finish.
Tommy was born and raised in Torrington, CT where he currently resides with Heather, his wife and business partner. Together, they have two children ages 12 and 17. Tommy attended Freedom Trial real estate school out of Boston MA prior to joining The Washington Agency in Harwinton Ct. For the past twenty years, he has been employed with a medical facility in Canaan CT. Nothing brings him more pleasure than helping his clients find their dream homes.
Heather was raised in Winchester, CT and graduated from Gilbert High School in Winsted, class of 1999. She currently resides in Torrington CT with Tommy, her husband and business partner. They have two children ages 12 and 17 and two puppy’s names Chase & Harley. In her spare time Heather loves cruising, reading and long walks on the beach. Heather is currently employed with a medical facility in Canaan Ct where she has worked for the past five years. Heather decided to seek out a new career in real estate where she attended Freedom Trial real estate school out of Boston, MA. Heather looks forward to helping her clients with all their real estate needs.
Born and raised in Torrington, Don returned here after his military service in the Coast Guard to buy a house and settle down with his wife. Over the past twenty years they have bought and renovated three houses in the city and this piqued his interest in real estate. Don worked his way up from mechanic to service manager at a John Deere dealership, and from lab technician to project engineer at an automotive manufacturing company. He holds a certificate in Alternative Energy Systems Technology, is a licensed Home Improvement Contractor, and flips houses for fun. In his spare time he loves spending time with his wife and their two kitties, camping, fly fishing, and entertaining on their hand-built patio. Don earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and meeting their needs while making the process enjoyable.
Ailee is a lifelong resident of Connecticut. She lives in Harwinton with her husband, two teenage sons, two dogs and cats, and a plethora of chickens and ducks. Ailee has worked locally for the past 18 years in the building materials and home improvement industry. Her family is also in the construction field so she has many resources at her fingertips and loves sharing her knowledge with others. The customer experience is something she feels is most important and will work hard to ensure satisfaction. Ailee can’t wait to match you with your real estate needs!
I am proud to be a member of The Washington Agency team. I was born in Greenwich, CT and my family and extended family continue to keep roots there. Together with my partner of 20 years we have lived in Cornwall, part-time, for the past nine years but 2020 is about new beginnings: new career and new full time residence.
Prior to joining The Washington Agency I was a Broadway Producer and received a Tony Award and an Olivier Award. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, downsize, upsize, are looking for that weekend get-away or an investment property I have been involved in all of them and I look forward to helping you navigate your dreams into reality.
Ken is excited to bring his over 30 years’ experience in customer service and high ethical standards into real estate. He has lived in the Torrington area for over 40 years and has two children. In his spare time he enjoys renovating his home and exercising, especially running and playing golf. He is an active member of the Avon Rotary Club. He has also been involved with the Torrington Kiwanis Club.
My name is Joseph Garcia. I’m the father of four children (two boys and 2 girls). I have worked in Torrington for the past 16 years, and have been proud to call Torrington my home for the last 8 years; after meeting and marrying my wife here. I am a person who places family above all. With this in mind (and having been through the process of finding our first home) I want to set out to help others find a place where to find joy and create memories for the whole family: a home, not just a house. I vow to do all I can to make this unique experience as seamless and pleasant as possible. Searching for a home should be an exciting adventure, without fear.
PJ prides himself in taking the time to find the perfect home not only for the individual but for the entire family. He chose the Donne Team and the Washington Agency because of the first-hand experience he had when selling and purchasing his family home. It is the Washington Agency’s top priority to provide everyone who buys or sells a home a positive experience. He also shares this priority and level of dedication. This should be an exciting time in your life and not one full of hassles and headaches. PJ promises to epitomize integrity, passion, energy, hard work, and commitment.
“The experience I had with buying and selling a home through the Donne Team and the Washington agency is what made me want to get into this field of work. I want everyone who buys or sells a home to have this experience. It should be a fun time in our lives going through this process and not one full of headaches and hassles. Let me do the work for you so that you can sit back and enjoy the process.”
PJ is a graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in Human Services. Helping the people in the community is truly what he loves to do. He will work hard to make sure that all his clients are happy and that they find a place that is not just a house but a place they can call home.
Carol is a Realtor and life-long resident of Connecticut. She is a graduate of Terryville High School and Bryant University.
A long-time resident of Harwinton, she has served on the Zoning Board, was a Registrar of Voters, and volunteered as an EMT with Harwinton Ambulance along with other volunteer organizations.
With over 25 years’ experience, she is well-versed in working with first-time home owners to seasoned
home buyers and welcomes past, present and future home owners to contact her!
As an experienced Realtor, Sandy understands that buying and selling Real Estate is one of the biggest decisions in a client’s life and views representation and guidance of her clients through this process as a true privilege. While she is a strong negotiator and supporter of her clients, she is just as much a compassionate, friendly, humorous partner who eases a process that can quite often be stressful. She is a firm believer that communication is key and strives to be accessible whenever you have a question or concern.Her main intention is to understand her client’s needs and build a relationship that will last over the course of time. Sandy continuously seeks to stay ahead of the game when it comes to market education and trends so she can be an advocate for you. She thoroughly loves her work and the fantastic people she meets every day. In her words, “you just never know what will happen when you go to work in the morning, and to me, that’s very exciting!”
Sandy grew up in Harwinton, CT and moved back over a decade ago to come “home”. When not assisting clients, Sandy enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.
She has been a Realtor for 12 years & a Top Producer at The Washington Agency from 2012-2017
She specializes in Residential real estate & is driven by passion for the real estate industry & commitment to Ethical business practices, Diane’s sense of service to her clients is paramount to her success.
She is active in her community that includes serving on the Torrington Planning & Zoning Commission, Torrington Economic Development Commission, volunteering at our local Warner Theatre & Torrington House Tour Committee. She is a member of The National Association of Realtors (NAR), Connecticut Association of Realtors (CAR) & The Litchfield County Board of Realtors.
She loves assisting & helping her clients, family, friends to achieve their real estate goals of selling their home or buying their home.
Having a Realtor who is working “for you” & is familiar with and has access to the current inventory that’s on the market, mortgage lender requirements, contract knowledge and inspections is key! The internet is a good tool & starting point for consumers to explore the market. Yet we all know that not all of the information online is accurate or up-to-date.She enjoys taking the time to go over the buying and selling process with her clients, since this is often the largest and most important investment decision they’ll ever make.I look forward to working “for you” when buying or selling real estate.
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Gwen is a Real Estate agent who has lived in the small town of Norfolk for over 20 years with her Husband and two sons.She has owned a few small businesses over the years, including The Snack Shack, One of a Kind Gift Baskets and Greenie’s Weenies Hot dog cart, while working for Twenty years at Decker & Beebe Plumbing, Heating & Appliances.
Needing a change, she decided to take sales to a different level and sell houses. This was another opportunity to work with people, which she enjoys, to find them the perfect home. Gwen has also recently become a Provisional Appraiser, which is intertwined with Real Estate.
She is proud to represent The Washington Agency as an agent.
What goes around, comes around…Nancy Schroeder Perez earned her real estate license and became a full-time realtor in 1982, when interest rates climbed higher than 20 percent.
In that difficult housing environment, she sold her first home using creativity to make the deal work for both parties. Since her first sale, Nancy has been unstoppable. Today, 85 to 90 percent of her loyal clients are either repeat or referral business.
Prior to embarking on a successful real estate career, Nancy’s professional background was diverse and in her own words “a bit quirky.” Her resume includes parts manager for her family’s lawnmower/snow blower business, waitress in Rockefeller Center NYC, tenant organizer, receptionist in a major New York City law firm, and supervisor in charge of rehabbing more than 60 apartments in the South Bronx. With each and every position, Nancy viewed the job as an opportunity to learn, hone her people skills, and develop her customer service talents. This approach has paid-off, giving her the work ethic, ingenuity and interpersonal skills to be a successful real estate agent.
In addition to her GRI, Nancy holds a bachelor’s degree in English. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with cum laude honors from the City University of New York. Nancy also brings her energy and commitment to the local community. Her leadership abilities have been recognized by her peers in the Real Estate industry: she has been chosen Chairperson of the Grievance Committee of Litchfield County Board of Realtors as well as having been a candidate for the prestigious Realtor of the Year Award. She volunteers in her town for the Inland Wetlands and Watercourse Commission and was a founding member of Friends of Torrington Education. She volunteers for Friendly Hands Food Bank, a non-profit organization that provides services to the working poor (individuals who are low income but do not qualify for government assistance). She volunteers in a mentoring program for a young at-risk girls in the foster care system. She is also a volunteer for the Birth to Graduation program, helping young parents raise successful children. On the personal side, Nancy enjoys watercolor painting, graphite drawing, gardening, reading, crossword puzzles, hiking, cooking and baking. She is one of six children and today is proud of her son and daughter as well as her many nieces and nephews. Nancy credits her organizational skills to her mother Marge Schroeder and her people proficiencies to her father Walt (Tweet) Schroeder. She concludes that both of her parents ingrained in her the importance of honesty and treating people fairly.
From her career in the medical field, to restauranteur, to Realtor, Joanne has always wanted to take care of people and help them out, no matter what their needs. Her varied background, before she came to excel in the field of real estate, prepped her for the job of solving problems while serving the people she represents.Joanne possesses a positive attitude that’s indicative of her forward-looking perspective. She takes the long view and often can foresee problems and nip them in the bud, potentially saving her clients both time and money. A firm believer in goals, one of Joanne’s life mottos is “goals are the oxygen of dreams. Without them, your dream will stay a dream.” It’s safe to say that Joanne’s goal is to bring her clients dreams to fruition, and her record proves that her success is shared by her many loyal clients.
As your realtor, whether you are buying, selling or renting Lorrie will be an advocate for you. Having over 20 years of sales and customer service experience makes it easy to talk to her. “No question is ever stupid, so ask me anything”. Lorrie enjoys meeting new people and helping her clients find the right place to call home. Her client dedication and love of helping others is what motivates her the most.Lorrie is a longtime resident of Litchfield County. She is a mom of two boys, one in Torrington Elementary School and the other is active duty in the military. Lorrie likes to run to support the community and other charities and volunteers for the CT Mission of Mercy over the past 10 years.
Rachelle is a lifelong resident of Torrington, CT and graduated from Wamogo Regional High school’s agricultural program. She is currently an associate with a real estate appraisal firm and has developed a unique perspective of value of real estate on behalf of the financial industry. She was an assistant manager in retail sales and still enjoys the interactions and connections she’s made with the community through the service industry.
Before joining the Washington Agency, she was a service dog trainer with the Educated Canines Assisting with Disabilities, as well as a camp counselor for their summer education program. She has a love for music that she always takes with her and always tries to be the one to put a smile on someone’s face. Rachelle hopes to use her experience and knowledge in the sales and service industry to help her clients with their real estate needs.
Elaine Pacheco has been a resident of Litchfield County for over ten years and brings enthusiasm to our office for all things related to the field of real estate. She is detail orientated, and is tenacious with ensuring all aspects of her client’s real estate transaction are properly addressed, and whenever applicable, resolved fairly. She believes manners are minor morals and all concerns of a client are important. Knowing that the real estate process for clients can be stressful, she strives to ensure they are treated graciously and with prompt attention.
Prior to joining our team, she held a myriad of managerial positions through which she was able to cultivate the valuable skills of multitasking and diplomatic conflict resolution in stressful situations. She is thoughtful when working with sellers of real estate as to suggestions to show the property in the best light to maximize its sales potential. Working with buyers, she is committed to understanding her client’s wish list, needs, and other various factors in order to find the right property.
She is a fan of animals regardless of size or type, and can be found in her free time, landscaping, enjoying the beauty of Litchfield county, or attending cultural events related to anything from the belle epoch.
Born and raised in Torrington, Gary has lived in Litchfield County and has been married for over forty years. He has two grown daughters and three grandkids. Working in the construction and repair business all his life, he enjoys making a smooth process for his clients whether selling or buying. Licensed as a Realtor in 1982, Gary can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or call his call at 860-733-5555.
Lisa has been living and working in the community for the past two decades. Her experience with families and seniors makes her approachable to all ages. Having lived in apartments, condos and houses she understands the different stages of life and how needs change over the years. Lisa is here to help find what you are looking for, whether it be an apartment during a transition period or a house to build equity and grow roots.
When Lisa is not working she likes to read, work on art projects, hike, practice yoga, and explore with her husband and two rescue kitties in a camper. Lisa will be happy to help you with all your real estate needs!
John Pieriboni has lived and worked in the northwest corner for over 40 years. As the owner of a successful building and remodeling company for 30 years John decided it was time to add another factor to his business and real estate was the obvious choice.
Not only can John help you purchase the right home for your needs, he also brings a keen builder’s eye and strong sense of design to the process. If building your very own home is your plan, John can help you look at land and determine proper home placement and best use of property. Of course if you have a home or property to sell before moving on to something different, you can rest assure you’ll get the most from your sale.
When John is not busy with his contracting business, he volunteers his time as an EMT for Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance. He also enjoys camping and time spent with family which includes 2 black cats. John is eager to help find the right home or the right piece of property for your happily ever after.
Sam grew up in Litchfield in the fifties and sixties. He left in 1972 to travel and go to college where he
earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art. Sam moved back to Litchfield County in 1988 where he resides in
Sharon. Sam went on to teach in New York State public Schools for 36 years retiring in 2017! Sam has a
wife of 43 years, 3 adult children and 4 grandchildren. Love of the natural world, hiking, beekeeping,
gardening and fly fishing keeps Sam plenty happy when not practicing real estate. A passion for lots and
vacant land as well as a profound love of art and architecture keeps him interested in all the aspects of
the real estate world. Sam will use his experience, passion and over 21 years in the business to help his
clients with their real estate needs.
Northwest Connecticut is an incredible place to live and work, which is why Christopher Hughes continues to call it home. With roots in Goshen, Chris came to New Hartford in 2017, with his wife and three children. Real estate has always been a passion for him, and after two decades of Automotive Management, he has decided to change careers and pursue his dreams in Real Estate.
Chris joins The Washington Agency family and brings his years of leadership, client satisfaction and knowledge to the team. He is excited to finally realize his individual passions and, without a doubt, will be helping many families find their future dream homes. Chris’ focus will be the Northwest corner of CT, a place where he not only grew up, but has served his community by being part of the New Hartford PTO, Project Playground committee, volunteering for youth soccer and more.
A passionate outdoors fanatic, when Chris isn’t in the office or volunteering, you’ll often find him snowboarding, golfing and hiking or riding ATVS and rafting down the Farmington River with his wife and children!” We are pleased to welcome Chris to our Washington Agency team!
As a Realtor, helping my clients find their dream homes has been the most rewarding part of my career. My background is in teaching, Accounting, and tax preparation which is quite helpful with my real estate career.
My passion is to read and to cook for my family. We have a 3 year old who is the center of our world. Our moving to Harwinton almost two years ago was a great move for our family and we absolutely love it here and in the Litchfield County area. I look forward to helping you with selling your home and helping you find your forever home and also look forward to my new home at The Washington Agency.