The Charlie Vinci Team at Compass
200 Greenwich Avenue, 3rd Floor Greenwich, CT 06830Email Me
Prior to my life as a Realtor, I owned a remodeling business that covered lower Fairfield County. It was humble work. I enjoyed bringing my clients dreams to life, but the long hours swinging a hammer weren't my cup of tea. Still, I plugged away because I was good at it. My clients loved me and I never had the usual contractor issues.
We all remember that day in 2008. The day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. It set off the “Great Recession” and my remodeling company would go with it. Overnight the phone stopped ringing. There was simply no work to be had. Within days my pregnant wife lost her job too. To say I was scared would be an understatement.
Not sure what to do, I went back to school and studied economics. My wife, Katie and I took odd jobs to make ends meet. We struggled, but I have fond memories of those days. We made due with the little that we had. I was getting a new lease on my career. I had something to look forward to.
After graduation I was having a hard time finding a new career path. That’s when Katie said to me “When are you going to listen to me and get your real estate license?” I love real estate, but wasn’t sure I was cut out for it. I decided to call all of the people closest to me and ask what they thought. To my surprise, every single person thought I would make a great Realtor, and promptly followed up with a real estate agent horror story. With their confidence as my fuel, I marched my way into the industry with my head up.
The road would be harder than I expected. In my first year I would do nearly 100 open houses and still couldn’t pay the bills. But in the following years I would gain success in Greenwich, Westport and other premium areas.
Stuck inside for the COVID-19 lock down, I figured the best way to “talk” to people was to start making YouTube videos. Hundreds of open houses had taught me that the clients who appreciated me most were the ones who were from out of town. Often they came from New York, but sometimes they were in town from California, New Jersey, DC, Florida and several other states.
It turns out that nearly thirteen years of driving around, doing estimates, gave me a very good understanding of the real estate in Lower Fairfield County. Something that buyers relocating to the area desperately need. They are looking for help finding the place where they best fit in, and understanding the nuances of the local markets. I am sure the construction knowledge didn’t hurt either.
Expressed gratitude goes out to my support team. They are the key reason we received Homesnap's “Top 5% of Realtors in the US” Award, I was one of a few agents out of a million to get it.
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