Halstead Connecticut

Halstead Connecticut

2000 employees

About this pro

John Engel is the co-founder and leader of the premier real estate group the Engel Team in New Canaan, CT. A consistently top-producing agent in New Canaan, John recently won the 2018 Realtor of the Year Award in New Canaan for his dedicated service to the town. He is currently the Chairman of the Town Council and a former member of the New Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals, and is therefore well-versed in land use and zoning issues in town. He is also the owner of two commercial buildings in downtown New Canaan. 

John also brings an insight into internet-based marketing that is unsurpassed. Before going into real estate he was the founder of two successful internet businesses.

He is a member of the New Canaan Rotary Club and previous board member of The New Canaan Land Trust and Staying Put New Canaan. John was also instrumental in the formation of the New Canaan Outback Teen Center.

John grew up in New Canaan before attending Davidson College in North Carolina. After graduating, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He lives in New Canaan with his wife Melissa and four children.

The Engel Team's Approach

With over 40 years of experience, this dynamic and innovative team offers their clients current market analytics and boundless creativity in their approach to listing and selling real estate. The Engel Team guides clients through pre-listing their property, pricing, marketing strategies, and the sales process. Buyers benefit from the team's in-depth knowledge of local real estate and tremendous market insight in the areas of both real estate investment and development.

Each week, the members of the Engel Team spend hours doing market analysis, researching, conducting broker open house tours, and conversing with other realtors to get the current pulse of the market. They meet as a team and with other realtors to discuss market status and buyer trends. They then provide clients with an easy-to-understand and in-depth monthly market analysis called the Market Report.

The Engel Team leverages their 40 years of shared real estate sales experience as well as John's 20 years in internet marketing and media to ensure that every property is marketed locally and globally.

The team delivers a service platform that encompasses its members' knowledge, network, and analysis so that clients can confidently transact within the area's (New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford, Rowayton) dynamic residential real estate market.

Halstead Connecticut, LLC

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New Canaan, CT 06840
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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

They hire me. I sell the house. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Best way to learn to sell a house is to sell 500 houses. My partner Susan Engel has sold over 500 houses and I learn from her. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

Negotiated each time. 

How did you get started in this business?

I joined Susan Engel’s team. She had already been president of the Board of Realtors, had already won Realtor of the Year, and had already sold 500+ houses. So I joined to learn the business. That was a dozen years ago. 

What types of customers have you worked with?

The smallest deal was a $1400 rental. 

The largest are listings at the $4mm level. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

The ballet video, the porch party video, and the 35 other videos we’ve made to promote properties in this area. 

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