Shaun's focus is on residential real estate in Fairfield, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess and the surrounding counties. Licensed in New York and Connecticut, Shaun is also Commercial and Investment Real Estate Certified. Before delving into real estate, Shaun was an Analyst in the finance industry for about twenty years.
Now a Westchester resident for two decades, Shaun grew up in Cobleskill, NY, a historic town between Cooperstown and Saratoga. During her four years at SUNY Oneonta, Shaun achieved two Bachelors Degrees; her studies ranged from mathematics and chemistry to studio art and photography. From there, she moved to Manhattan to join "Corporate America” and continued her Masters Studies at New York University.
While Shaun enjoys writing, traveling, and photography, her passions lie, not only in helping people to find the perfect home but also in spending time with her husband and two sons (one dog and three cats).
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About Thomas Ricapito
I got into real estate sales by accident in 2006. At the time, I recently earned a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Lehman College in The Bronx. I had a very entrepreneurial mind and was ready to make my mark in the real estate world. I immediately purchased three multi-family houses in Binghamton, NY. They where fully occupied, however, the manner in which they were being run was not up to par. My brother helped me renovate several units, I let several tenants go and began renting primarily to Binghamton University students. After that, I hired a manager and was on my way.
Without question my favorite part of the business is working with first time buyers. In many cases it is much easier working with clients that have previously bought or sold, however, these transactions can lack enthusiasm. Buyers that have purchased before understand the lengthy process and usually know what's coming next. The first time buyer tends to be younger and has no idea of what to expect. They depend on my guidance and advice right through closing. They embrace challenges with a nervous yet positive outlook and every showing is an adventure. On the other hand, it's rather upsetting when a relationship builds with these clients for several months and comes to a sudden halt after a successful closing. I keep in touch of course with all of my clients but a hello every now and then is quite different than the four days a week contact over a several month period.