Mary Ellen Gallagher
Mary Ellen is an accomplished, high energy Fairfield County realtor and a trusted resource. A skillful negotiator with financial acumen and knowledge of the local real estate markets, she manages the delicate balance between buyer and seller with innovative solutions. A people-oriented professional, she has concentrated on building strong client relationships for over 25 years. Mary Ellen’s hands-on commitment extends well into her personal life as she is co-chair for the Coastal Fairfield County Women Build Committee at Habitat for Humanity where she physically helps build homes along side crews, as a volunteer. Participating directly in home construction gives her an uncommon and valued perspective.
Mary Ellen is a member of KMS Partners, an exclusive partnership within Coldwell Banker, located at the Coldwell Banker Westport-Riverside office. KMS Partners takes full advantage of all of today’s technology by utilizing internet marketing specialists, social media for business, mobile marketing and other cutting edge media outlets to communicate with clients and attract prospects nationwide.
WHAT MARY ELLEN CAN DO FOR YOU: working with Mary Ellen, you will have the benefit of an expert who understands virtually all aspects of your needs whether you are buying, selling or relocating. You can count on Mary Ellen to guide you deftly and smoothly through this challenging process.
AWARDS & DESIGNATIONS: Top Real Estate Team in Connecticut for five consecutive years; Top 6 percent of Coldwell Banker real estate teams nationally; Coldwell Banker Previews® International Property Specialist for luxury homes. Certified Relocation Expert.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Mary Ellen’s volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity is extensive: besides participating in construction at various times in each project, she acts as event organizer, speaker and fundraiser. Also an active participant in other areas of her community, she serves on the boards of several organizations in Fairfield County, including the National Charity League, A Better Chance of Westport, Service League of Boys and the Mercy Learning Center of Bridgeport.
EDUCATION & TRAINING: Bryant University BS in Accounting; Pace University Lubin School of Business MBA Finance
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND: Before joining KMS Partners and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Mary Ellen was a project manager for a large residential and commercial contractor in Fairfield County where she successfully helped with the development of residential and commercial properties as well as securing municipal financing for projects. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Mary Ellen managed and maintained client relationships for various financial institutions in New York City. She also taught business classes in the International Baccalaureate Program at the International School of Basel, Switzerland.
PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Originally from Westchester County, NY, Mary Ellen relocated to Westport in 1999 after spending several years in Basel, Switzerland. The Gallaghers traveled extensively while living in Europe. She, and her husband John, raised their 2 children in Westport for the past 12 years, spending many hours cheering both children on from the sport sidelines and theater halls, traveling and skiing. Mary Ellen enjoys volunteering in the community, giving back when and wherever she can.