Greenwich Time: Carolyn Sarsen Continues to Build Her Team; Looking Forward to the Dynamic Year Ahead

Cross-Posted at Greenwich Time

Carolyn Sa​​​​​​​rsen, a licensed Realtor in both Connecticut and New York, leads the Sarsen Team at Compass Connecticut's Greenwich office and is part of the brokerage's Sports and Entertainment Division, an exclusive arm of the brokerage that caters to a specific clientele with particular luxury-market needs.

"We made it a family business in 2012," Sarsen said, recalling when her son, Jack Sarsen, became her partner at the Sarsen Team. "Jack's business background really complements mine, and it gives us a very unique approach to client service." This year, they've added a new team member, Kathryn "Katie" Melchior Shinder. The entire Sarsen Team is licensed in Connecticut and New York. 

The Sarsen Team is also a member of independently-owned REALM, a networking and marketing organization that allows the team to connect with international brokers and clients hoping to buy in Fairfield or Westchester counties.

Over the course of her career, Sarsen has assisted clients in transacting over $1.2 billion in residential real estate. In 2017, she represented the buyer in the $25 million sale of the Sabine Farm estate. She has particular experience with land and new construction sales. For more than 18 years, she's been the exclusive agent for a local builder. 

Sarsen takes pride in counseling clients and vows loyalty, integrity, discretion and professionalism.

"One thing I am very passionate about is client service," Sarsen said. That level of service continues after the transaction is completed and clients are settling into their new home, she noted. 

Sarsen has been recognized with several professional awards. In 2021, she was named to Compass' Chairman's Circle; in 2018, she was named among Real Trends' America's Best Small Teams (by sales volume) in Connecticut, and the year before, she was among the Real Deal's Top 10 Greenwich agents (also by sales volume.)

Prior to real estate, Sarsen earned a degree in special education and worked with deaf children and their families. Before settling in Greenwich more than 40 years ago, Sarsen and her family traveled extensively, living for a time in both Tokyo and Toronto. "I wake up very excited every morning to go to work. I love this business," she concluded.