Carissa & Doulgas Properties
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
A Trusted Partner in Real Estate Since 2001
To those who know Carissa, it is easy to recognize why real estate is a profession in which she has enjoyed & excelled for so many years. As the proud daughter of her hard-working mother (a talented small business owner) and father (a New York builder and developer), Carissa operates with the same boundless energy and relevant entrepreneurial spirit, with a tradesperson’s perspective. Her ancillary talents include a keen eye for design and attention to detail, an exceptional work ethic, and the ability to utilize her strong people skills to help make each real estate transaction a pleasant and successful experience for everyone involved.
Carissa understands the numerous moving parts of buying and selling a home and her broad skill set enables her to consistently focus on each client’s unique needs and 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 anywhere 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. Carissa is eager to serve you, for instance:
Find Your Next Home: You need someone who knows this area inside and out! Carissa can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all of the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.
Sell a Home: When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show it to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork, and supervise the closing. Carissa can take care of everything that you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics: Quite often, buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. Carissa can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that is sold pronto
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 a business and several 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.
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.