Carissa & Douglas Properties

Associate Broker & Realtor

Carissa & Douglas Properties

Carissa & Douglas Properties

Associate Broker & Realtor
Phone:
Phone: M: 203-442-4159 (Carissa) 203-442-4159 (Carissa) mobile
Phone: O: (203) 442-4159 (203) 442-4159 office
Office:
Office: Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
398 Main Street, Suite C & D
Ridgefield, CT 06877


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Please scroll through these fun facts about Carissa & Douglas. :-)

• Carissa and Douglas both grew up in Fairfield County, CT. Carissa has lived in Connecticut, California, and New York. Douglas has lived in Connecticut, New York, Maryland, New Hampshire, and on the island of Kauai. Together, they both enjoy celebrating the varied majesty that New England offers to all of us.

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• Carissa & Douglas love travel, and adventure, and the combination of the two. Last year, they celebrated their 24-hour round-trip flight to Kauai with a 24-mile round-trip hike in Kauai. Check out their Kalalau Video and Blog. Keep on the lookout for additional videos, soon to come, of their crossing of the infamous "Crawler's Ledge" section.

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• Carissa & Douglas truly enjoy helping others and participating in honorable charitable causes. The photo below is the dynamic duo acting as 'Double Buddies' for a fun-loving couple attending Tim Tebow's special needs function, "Night to Shine." This event is held annually at Grace Farms in New Canaan, which generously supports five initiatives in which Carissa & Douglas strongly believe: Nature, Arts, Justice, Community, and Faith.

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• Before entering the real estate business 17 years ago, Carissa used to own and operate a corporate catering business with her mother in downtown Stamford. Carissa absolutely loves to eat super-nutritious foods, particularly her own delectable 'kitchen sink salads.'  She is also an accomplished healthy foods cook, chef, maker, and baker. Look for 'Carissa's Cookies' coming soon to an open house near you. Seriously... stop on by! :-)

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• As an exercise physiologist and accomplished fitness professional for three decades, Douglas has helped transform the bodies and lives of thousands of individuals throughout Lower Fairfield County and millions of people around the world. Here he enjoys a freshly-squished, nutrient-dense veggie juice and a healthy dose of his friend's proprietary drink, Dr. Nicholas Perricone's Hydrogen Water. Carissa would be so proud! :-)

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• Though international adventures are fabulous, periodic weekend getaways are much more realistic for Carissa & Douglas. They love the charm (and convenience) of Newport, Rhode Island. While the Cliff Walk Trail is always on their to-do list, celebrating Christmas at The Breakers is especially glorious.

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• Before meeting Carissa, Douglas lived in Kauai for almost five years. He got pretty good at body surfing, boogie boarding, snorkeling, and vigorous hiking in paradise. Douglas enjoys playing the piano, especially fast ragtime; however, at Carissa's request, he is doing his best to learn some 'regular' songs (aka Billy Joel) as well. Douglas has created marketing companies, founded personalized fitness centers, written several books and countless articles, and has developed several successful websites and platforms. With regard to the real estate profession, he has been involved as a licensed Realtor, a residential 'flipper,' and the owner and hands-on Landlord of a large commercial property. Douglas has twin daughters and two sons, all in their 20s, currently residing throughout the state of Connecticut.

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• Before meeting Douglas, Carissa grew and sold a successful corporate catering business in Stamford. After relocating to Upstate New York and beginning her real estate career near Lake George, she then moved back to Connecticut, launching her business in the town of Ridgefield. Carissa is an adventurous athlete and has excelled at many activities: running, cycling, telemark skiing, snowshoeing, rock/ice climbing, mountainous hiking, and ballroom dancing (which Douglas is gradually learning). She has a passion for gardening and the great outdoors, with a particular love for New Zealand. With a keen eye for design and development, Carissa's real estate specialties include staging to sell and transforming your house into a home. She is active in her faith and enjoys fellowship with family and friends around the fire pit.

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Beyond the Bullet Points: 50+ Years of Business Ownership Experience



CARISSA
CARISSA mcmahon: Associate Broker/Realtor, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Carissa McMahon
Associate Broker/Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

A Trusted Partner in Real Estate Since 2001

 

As the daughter of an artistically-talented small business owner and successful real estate developer, Carissa operates with the same boundless energy and entrepreneurial spirit. In addition to having a tradeperson's perspective, her talents include having a keen eye for design, attention to detail, exceptional work ethic, and the communication skills necessary to make each real estate transaction a pleasant and successful experience for everyone involved.

Carissa understands how to coordinate the numerous moving parts when buying and selling a home, and her broad skill set enables her to consistently focus on each client's unique needs. She repeatedly demonstrates the ability to pull together everything required to achieve a completed transaction. Over the years, Carissa has developed a network of reputable mortgage brokers, attorneys, inspectors, designers, contractors, and other home service providers to assist in all areas of her clients' real estate needs.

Carissa draws upon almost two decades of experience as a consistent top sales associate with Coldwell Banker, delivering remarkable results while simultaneously maintaining her cornerstone values of honesty, integrity, and teamwork. Clients and peers alike can always depend on Carissa’s reliable character throughout each stage of every real estate transaction.

The hallmark of Carissa’s business model is to serve each client with steadfast dedication and to provide unparalleled service in the buying and selling of properties. Her clients range from first time home buyers and expanding families to the seasoned developers and corporate relocation clients moving from afar into a brand new community. As a trusted member of an extensive referral network, Carissa regularly assists buyers and sellers moving to and from amazing locations around the world. Carissa cherishes every opportunity and truly values the many friendships she has developed while helping others with one of the most important transaction of their lives.

From start to finish, Carissa feels that all of her clients deserve the best, from herself, and from Carissa & Douglas Properties. Partnering with a world-class, global corporation, with a revolutionary philosophy to serve their customers' best interests above all else, made Carissa's decision to join Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage a simple one; in fact, she’s been a licensed broker exclusively with Coldwell Banker since her real estate career began in 2001. Since that time, the former President of Coldwell Banker, Cathleen Smith, has also become one of Carissa's dear friends and a loyal client.

Among her personal attributes, living a balanced life is equally important to Carissa. When the work day is finished, some of her most valued hobbies include adventure­-based travel, exploring the great outdoors, ballroom dancing, theater and the arts, tending to her garden, and pursuing a healthy and active lifestyle. Social gatherings, featuring good, old-fashioned, home-cooked meals, are especially enjoyable when concluded with quality time around the fire pit with family and friends. Based upon her firm foundation of faith and fellowship, Carissa values basic human connections and charitable activities and believes they are what allow us to be our best and to enrich the lives of those around us.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home, Carissa would be honored to be your trusted partner throughout the duration of your journey. Carissa promises to provide her utmost in dedication to professionalism, market knowledge, integrity, and exceptional representation, giving you a distinct edge in handling each and every aspect of your real estate needs to realize your unique goals.

As an agent who is an expert in this locale, Carissa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate. It's not the same everywhere, so it is important for you to work with an agent whom you can trust for up-to-date information.

With Douglas by her side, Carissa looks forward to providing you with all of the resources necessary to help make your real estate transaction a powerfully positive one.
 

Awards and Designations: Top Producer (2003-2017), International Sterling Society, International Diamond Society, TOP 100 Agent Coldwell Banker CT/Westchester  

Memberships: National Board of Realtors, Ridgefield Board of Realtors, Connecticut Multiple Listing Service, New Haven Multiple Listing Service

Community Involvement: Grace Farms in New Canaan, Grace Community Church, Killington Mountain Ski Ambassador, American Lung Association

Education and Training: Associate Broker, Relocation Specialist, HomeBase InTouch Pro Certified, Coldwell Banker International Business Conferences in San Diego, CA, Las Vegas, NV, Orlando, FL, San Francisco, CA, and San Antonio, TX

Areas of Expertise: Luxury Home Sales, Corporate Relocation, New Homes Division, Competitive Market Analysis and Pricing, First-Time Home Buyer, Home Selling & Home Buying, Mortgage Pre-Approval Assistance, Land and New Construction

 

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DOUGLAS
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Douglas Jones

Sales Associate/Realtor
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

A Local Professional & Business Owner Since 1994

 

Douglas has been in the business of creating life-changing results for over three decades. As an accomplished exercise physiologist (Carissa respectfully refers to him as a personable ‘Fitness Nerd’), he has had the privilege working with over 1000 of the most influential ‘movers and shakers’ of lower Fairfield County, Connecticut. Douglas has personally trained the founders, presidents, and chief officers (and often their entire families) of some of the largest corporations in the world, in nearly every industry imaginable. He is comfortable and capable of exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding clientele. And he has have fun doing so. :-)

Building several businesses and brands has afforded Douglas the opportunity to buy and sell real estate, both residential and commercial, in lower Fairfield County. He understands the demands of business ownership, benefits of home ownership, and expectations of being a Landlord, both commercial and residential.

Douglas is a writer and producer of creative content, with hundreds of columns in print and hundreds of millions of video views online. He is a marketer at heart, with a proclivity for positivity and an ability to transform seemingly half-empty situations to fulfilled-to-overflowing experiences. He is also an inventor and Mensa-certified solution seeker.

As a former resident of Kauai, Hawaii, Douglas accentuates his Fairfield County work ethic with an ‘aloha spirit’ perspective. He wants you to be able to relax and enjoy the process as you embark on the journey to the next chapter of your life.

With Carissa by his side, Douglas looks forward to providing you with a real estate experience that redefines your paradigm. 


Douglas moved to Connecticut when he was only two years old and has lived the majority of his life in lower Fairfield County, primarily in Wilton.
 

Douglas graduated from Wilton High School in 1985 and has two sons and twin daughters who also attended Wilton schools (K-12) and continue to reside in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Douglas graduated with a 3.99 GPA with a pre-med/exercise physiology curriculum at SUNY Cortland, then earned a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Maryland on a Full Academic Scholarship.

Born on a naval base just outside of Washington, D.C., Douglas moved to Connecticut when he was only two years old. Though he has lived in several towns throughout Fairfield County over the years, he considers Wilton his hometown.

Douglas has been a resident of lower Fairfield County for most of his life, moving from Danbury to Wilton in 7th grade, graduating from Wilton High School, and moving into and out of the area several times. He has now been a resident of lower Fairfield County for a total of 30 years.

 

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