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A lifelong passion for real estate, style and design brought Michael Mombello to KMS Partners and Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Westport. A highly-accomplished design and merchandising executive, Michael translates 30 years of brand know-how into the business of residential real estate in Fairfield County. Michael’s energy, creativity and natural desire to deliver outstanding customer experiences is considered a great asset for his clients; demonstrating a talent to keenly identify trends and lifestyle opportunities in the real estate market, for buyers and sellers alike. Highly regarded for integrity, resourcefulness and building strong, long-lasting partnerships, he knows that service and results are what matter. Michael’s extensive business travel through Europe and Asia attuned his eye to quality, detail and value. Real estate asks for the same discernment. As 30-year Westport residents, Michael
and his wife Julie have lived in 3 different Westport neighborhoods in 4 homes — knowledge and depth of experience he now harnesses for his clients. A graduate of Connecticut College, with two grown sons who had experiences in both the private and public school systems, Michael was an ardent Westport Weston Family YMCA Water Rats fan and is a member of the Country Club of Fairfield. Michael’s appreciation for New England history and classic architecture allow him to see the possibilities inherent in older houses and lead him to frequent collaborations with the Westport Historical Society, where he is currently a member of their Advisory Board.

~ Q & A with Michael ~

Why did you choose real estate as a career?

After all of my years commuting into NYC, I wanted to do something more LOCAL. I’ve always appreciated good architecture and design, and the idea of matching people with houses and towns was very appealing to me.

What is your most memorable real estate transaction?

Renting a Beachside Avenue home to a family from Brooklyn for the summer. An amazing property for a great family that was so eager to take advantage of Westport’s amenities and the privacy the individual property provided.

What do clients love most
about working with you and
the KMS Partners?

Clients love our team approach—we always have someone there to cover or help—and our honesty in handling families and transactions.


What is your favorite outing in the main communities
served by KMS Partners?

Walks or any time spent at Compo Beach (sunset picnics), seeing a great play at the Westport Country Playhouse, watching the Memorial Day Parade or seeing something like “The New Yorker in Westport” exhibit at the Westport Historical Society.

Devil’s Den hikes in Weston...and buying cider doughnuts at the Aspetuck Apple Barn each fall.

Enjoying Penfield Pavilion beach dinners or evening tennis at the Country Club of Fairfield, bike riding through Southport Village, and Christmas tree shopping at The CT Audubon Society.

Watching a great arthouse movie at The Garden Cinema in Norwalk and a short walk to dinner at one of the nearby restaurants afterwards.

Visiting the Historical Christmas Tree Barn in Wilton.

What do you wish you
knew when you bought
your first home?

What do you wish you
knew when you sold
your first home?

That the five years in it were going to fly by so fast.
That it was going to sell so quickly!

How have you seen the market change in
your time as a broker?

The fascination with NEW is very interesting to me. Antiques don’t seem to have the same appeal anymore and very few homeowners want to tackle a renovation themselves.

But what has not changed, is that we live and work in a vibrant, forward-thinking area that has maintained its luster because of the people, the schools and the positive outlook it encourages. Family first!

And for your
selling client?

If you could give one short piece of advice to your buying client?

Be flexible. Don’t rule things out seeing them on paper or online, alone.
Be realistic about price—don’t overreach. And remember you’re selling a house not your lifetime of memories and events that happened within that house.

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