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Becky Munro

Office:(203) 656-6511
Mobile:(203) 858-6182

Awarded WSJ-REAL Trends 'Best Real Estate Agent in America' List! 2011-2016


Biography

Becky's ability to sell unique properties from the family home to country estates has made her one of the highest ranked salespeople at Halstead. When a movie producer in Redding wanted to sell his 40 acre manor house at $11,875,000, Becky sold it for him in 39 days. She then sold 80 acres on the top of a mountain in Ridgefield for $ 8 million, 35 days. “I love country homes, but waterfront properties are exciting as they represent a specific selling approach. We sold 2/3rd of Darien Waterfront above $5 million in 2013."

"Real estate is not random; it follows a distinctive pattern and numerical analysis. When we combine analysis with video, 3-D and Drone technology, our results are excellent."

  • 2011 - Halstead Strategy Star Award for Darien: Developing new markets and initiatives.
  • 2012 - $48,0000 Total Sales: 9 of 14 properties closed in 6 months, and 75% of sales above $8,000,000 in Fairfield county, (excluding Greenwich)
  • 2013 - Voted #8 Selling Agent in Connecticut by Wall Street Journal, “Real Trends.”
  • 2014 - Halstead’s CT Diamond Award: 2/3rd of Darien waterfront above $ 5 million.
  • 2015 - 2016: 17 Transactions(1/1/15-6/20/16), 10 closed in 3 months, 7 closed in 6 months or less, with closed sales price ranging from 6% over list price to lowest 4% under list price

Becky was a featured speaker at the NYC Inman Real Estate conference in 2015, featured with her property on the "Today " show and "Epic Beach Homes" on the Discovery Channel, "Open House NYC" Sunday show, London Daily Mail, and winner of "House of the Day" Wall Street Journal for the year of 2013.

Becky has cemented her place as a tenacious negotiator, a skill honed in 25 years of commodity trading for Cargill and other companies, and she closes deals regardless of their level of difficulty, with persistence and discretion. “My client's homes, whether they are buying or selling, can be the biggest investment they will make. It is crucial for me to have all the necessary skill sets to help them maximize their goal. I am privileged to be part of this process."

Becky traded for Cargill in NYC and London before moving to Darien, CT in 1987 with her husband, Dougal, to open the US Company of a Swiss Oil Group. She did international real estate in 2000 before entering the local residential real estate market.

"I have had the great opportunity to raise my children in beautiful and welcoming coastal community with top libraries, Blue Ribbon schools and so much more. Please let me show you!"

Becky and Dougal have a daughter who attended Miami University in Ohio and works in NYC and a son who went to Vanderbilt who also is working in NYC. Becky is involved with the Center for Hope and several town organizations. "In my spare time, I love to row, not particularity well or straight, but I am working on that.”

"My success of my business owes much to my incredible team. Julie Bauer, in addition to her skill in keeping transactions moving in the right direction, is an expert in design and staging. Sebastian Elwart can physically make any home look spectacular. The fabulous stagers, Maeve and Lisa, create beautiful rooms, which is why we sell so fast! Above all is the Halstead's NYC 24 person marketing team who are the creative geniuses that keep us way ahead of our competition."

Client Testimonials:

“Becky, many thanks for all your help in the sale of our house. You were instrumental in all phases of our sale from helping us focus on prep work, key maintenance and contractor selection. And that was only the beginning. Staging the furnishings, preparing the marketing materials (and they were great!), getting broker and buyer attention via open houses and advertising were all well done. Hand-holding, providing assurance, negotiating an offer and making it though the closing process were all done to a level beyond my expectations. You, Rob and your team are true pros and we are very thankful to have been in your care.” - J. L. R.
“Many thanks for your fine effort in representing us successfully! You helped present the house and remained patient with us through the process until the end. You were an excellent partner and, in hindsight, we know we made the right choice of agent. Thank you again!” - M. & M.
“I can’t give enough praises for Becky Munro. She helped us get the best possible price for my mother’s [waterfront] property. She guided us through so very tenuous issues and made the process of selling the property much easier. She helped us to realize the true value of the property and suggested a reasonable listing price. She has a lot of experience and resources at her disposal and a very complete marketing approach. After much reviewing of other brokers we settled on Becky and are very happy with our choice. I don’t see how anyone could go wrong with picking Becky Munro as your broker.” - D. N.
“You represent everything positive that one would hope for and look for in a value-added advisor for a real estate purchase.” - U.B.
“Thank you so much for all your hard work and perseverance in finding us our fantastic new home. We are so happy here - we just love it. You truly got us exactly what we wanted.” - S and L R.
“Becky Munro at Halstead Property is a rainmaker in her profession. She identified the perfect property for us early in our search and helped us complete the transaction with speed, efficiency and diligence. If only every real estate transaction could be so expedient! We are very pleased with the services and professional opinions Becky offered and would recommend her to others.” - S. J.
“I want to belatedly thank you for a number of things: Great marketing in spite of the soft local market last fall, for your generosity in staging the house with your personal items, for bringing Julie onto the team, and for working so tirelessly to get the job done.” –D. A. B
“I can’t give enough praises for Becky Munro. She helped us get the best possible price for my mother’s (waterfront) property. She guided us through so very tenuous issues and made the process of selling the property much easier. She helped us to realize the true value of the property and suggested a reasonable listing price. She has a lot of experience and resources at her disposal and a very complete marketing approach. After much reviewing of other brokers we settled on Becky and are very happy with our choice. I don’t see how anyone could go wrong with picking Becky Munro as your broker.” –D.N
It truly can be said that it wouldn’t have happened without you two. We’re very grateful for your assistance, guidance & friendship. Thank you – very much. J. E. & A.
“Bob and I recommend Becky whole-heartedly as an extremely personal, professional and effective broker. “Broker” is defining her role too narrowly, as Becky’s engagement with clients is so much more comprehensive than what a traditional broker does. Most recently, she played an indispensable role when we recommended to Bob’s parents that they engage her to sell their house. As an elderly couple who had been in their house for over 40 years, the decision to sell their house and move to a senior living facility was traumatic for them. Becky couldn’t have been more sensitive and caring in how she helped them feel comfortable with their decisions, making the whole process as easy as possible. The downsizing of their belongings and actual move was equally daunting, but the transition went much more smoothly than we had dared hope. They are now very happy to be where they are-they are engaged with their community, and feel safe and well cared for. In addition, their house was in need of extensive repair and updating, and we simple couldn’t have accomplished what we needed to accomplish without Becky. Not only did she have an army of wonderful helpers at her fingertips, she never hesitated to roll up her sleeves and help get done whatever needed to be done—which was a lot! The house was miraculously transformed in a short amount of time with minimal expense, and sold within days of going on the market at asking price. We had recommended Becky to Bob’s parents because we had such a positive experience with her when she successfully sold Bob’s big house a few years ago in a very adverse market, so we speak very knowledgably about her extraordinary services!” –M & B.W.
Appreciation.
You began by redecorating our house.
You oversaw the rebuilding (radon pipe).
You were there for all the new experiences we had.
You gave up weekends to be at our house.
You creatively crafted a deal to close the transaction.
We’re very grateful. - A. & J.

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