It is my pleasure to introduce you to Laurie Crouse & Associates, a team of Real Estate professionals with Coldwell Banker’s renowned Westport, CT office. Serving the towns of Westport, Weston, Fairfield, Southport, Easton, Norwalk, Redding, Wilton, Black Rock, Stamford, and more.
Our wealth of experience and extensive Coldwell Banker network enables us to deliver a positive experience for buyers and sellers, alike. Our finely honed negotiation skills, quality marketing, and stellar reputation among our peers are just a few of the reasons we have hundreds of satisfied clients throughout Westport, Weston and neighboring communities since 1989.
LAURIE CROUSE, REALTOR®, GRI
Laurie Crouse's primary focus has always been her client's satisfaction. Perhaps that is why she is in demand at Coldwell Banker's Riverside office. Sincerity, caring and warmth are her hallmarks accompanied by her in depth knowledge of the industry and the learned art of successful negotiation.
Deep roots in Westport underlie Laurie's thorough knowledge of the area's every nook and nuance. A Westport native, she has raised her own family there, where her widespread network of friends and contacts is forever growing.
Laurie's clientele consist mostly of people who have been personally referred by former clients, all of whom praised her keen perception, her ability to listen, her remarkable facility in marketing properties, and her skill and expertise in creatively seeking that uniquely right approach for home sellers and buyers alike.
Success in the real estate industry reflects only a part of Laurie's wealth of creativity. After majoring in art and sculpture at the University of Denver, she owned and operated galleries in Colorado and created jewelry that has showcased on Madison Avenue in New York City and throughout the United States.
For almost three decades, Laurie has achieved the highest awards in the real estate industry. She is a member of Coldwell Banker's International President's Elite, a designation given to less than 2% of the worldwide firm's top producers.
Laurie is sought out for her uncompromising commitment to her clients; for her ability to make informed, intelligent recommendations; and for her energetic, day-to-day dedication to each transaction. See what her satisfied clients are saying about their experience with Laurie and her team.
Graduate Real Estate Institute (G.R.I.)
Cartus Banker Previews® Property Specialist
Cartus Mobility® Inventory Specialist
Cartus Mobility® Marketing Specialist
VAL MARTINS, REALTOR®, AREP
Born into a family business of real estate and construction in the West Village of Manhattan, Val Martins naturally gravitated toward becoming an agent and business manager at a young age. Beginning as a sales agent for Town Residential and later a property manager for several landlords in NYC, Val began her own property management firm where she managed and rented a multimillion dollar portfolio of residential and commercial units. There she began to alter and renovate below market rent apartments in order to garner the highest possible revenues for her owners. Her sharp creative eye has been an invaluable resource for her clients as she helps to bring out the best in any property, a talent her sellers often pursue her for.
Looking to tackle the housing market, Val sold her business and relocated her family to Weston CT in search of the bluer skies, and natural landscapes. Val brings with her a passion for the real estate industry and an unstoppable driving force to get her clients the perfect home.
With a psychology degree from NYU, Val has an intuitive understanding of people and always takes the time to get to know each client and their particular needs. “My job is to put my clients in the right place at the right time so when they see that perfect home they know it, doing that takes listening to their needs, knowing your inventory and being creative in finding solutions that result in the ideal match”
Privy to the digital world of the Real Estate market, Val utilizes this new age of marketing to help both buyer and seller maximize their options to find the home that they are looking for, she looks forward to using these resources to help you with all your real estate needs.
CAROLYN FAHEY, REALTOR®
Committed to excellence and dedicated to unparalleled service, Carolyn believes in building lasting relationships with her clients and strives to exceed their expectations.
As a former business owner, executive real estate assistant and property manager, she draws upon her professional experiences to provide extraordinary service in every aspect of the sale, purchase or rental of a property. Known for her exceptional communication skills, attention to detail and a common sense approach to problem solving, she helps clients navigate the complexities of selling or buying a home.
Carolyn realizes the importance of providing exemplary service designed to meet the individual needs of her clients. With strategic marketing, effective negotiation and personalized service, she helps customers feel at ease and confident in making informed decisions in their real estate transactions.
A life long resident of Fairfield County and active member of the community, she has developed a vast understanding of the local area and real estate market. This enables her to effectively market a full spectrum of properties as well as find the ideal home for each buyer.
DIANA SAWICKI, REALTOR® and CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER
Diana Sawicki has been a resident of Westport, Connecticut for the last thirty-eight years. She has deep roots in the community, and her children and grandchildren are part of the Westport school system.
Being a certified Connecticut Interior Designer gives Diana, as a Real Estate Agent, a unique knowledge of space, staging and renovation.
Joining Coldwell Banker has given Diana access to the latest technology and marketing tools to sell or buy a house. Being part of Laurie Crouse Homes gives the client the advantage of working with a team with many years of combined experience, ensuring the best possible customer care and support while selling, renting, or buying a house.
LORRAINE WARD, CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER
Lorraine is a valuable asset and complement to Laurie Crouse and Associates. In addition to her advertising and marketing background, Lorrie is a certified designer with over 25 years of experience in residential and commercial design as well as remodeling and construction management.
Lorraine, a Westport native, established her business in the area in 1979. Her clients value her ability to quickly understand their vision, including their likes and dislikes and to develop aesthetically pleasing, functional spaces that reflect their personality and lifestyle. She is respected by Architects and Contractors for her ability to work well as a team player to create an exceptional finished product.
Lorraine’s talents are well utilized as she works with LCA’s listing clients by staging their properties, when needed, to prepare them for exposure to the market. She assists in coordinating our vast resources of top professionals and contractors including organizers, painters and landscapers, making the process seamless for our sellers. Sellers can’t say enough about the service that LCA provides making what could be an overwhelming process a positive experience.
Buyers appreciate Lorraine’s warmth and attentive nature, as well as her thorough knowledge of Fairfield County. If a property is not a perfect fit, her expertise assists our buyers in visualizing how a coat of paint, a wall removed or an addition could transform it into “the one”.