Naturally connects with clients
After two decades as a general contractor, David K. Hawes said he made the best decision of his professional life 25 years ago when he decided to enter the world of real estate.
“I was actually living in a spec house at the time that we had built and had difficulty selling during a recession,” Hawes said. “It made a natural segue from being in building to real estate.”
Hawes — who leads The Hawes Team along with his wife, Holly, and Megan Deorio — is known as a consummate professional who works well with his colleagues. Because of his ability to connect with clients, he gets 90 percent of his business from referrals. Hawes has worked out of the same offices for 25 years, first at Wheeler Real Estate and then when it became Halstead Property Connecticut about eight years ago. Working with his wife for more than two decades and then being joined three years ago by Deorio has made The Hawes Team even better, Hawes said.
“We brought on Megan three years ago because we needed the assistance; she brings something to the table that were neither me or my wife’s strong points,” he said, specifically mentioning her skills at staging.
“Previously, we were outsourcing the staging and now she takes care of it for us.”
Hawes said he brings to the team “attention to detail and a thorough knowledge of house construction.” His wife, Hawes said, is “an excellent people person and negotiator.”
Hawes covers primarily Darien, New Canaan, part of Stamford and parts of Norwalk. He enjoys working for Halstead because they are a family business.
“We know the owners and we have direct contact with the marketing department (in New York City),” he said. “They aren’t just names to us; we know these people personally.”
Hawes, who has lived in either Norwalk, Rowayton or Darien since he was 8 years old, said his familiarity with the area and his experience is a benefit to his clients.
“I know the environmental concerns, the flooding risks and we know where the shortcuts are,” Hawes said. “More than anything else, we can create a seamless transition,” he said.
In his spare time, Hawes enjoys boating, fishing and cooking.
Business: Halstead Property Connecticut
Works: Rowayton and Darien
Experience: Problem solving in putting deals together
Contact: (203) 856-4775, email@example.com
Friday, February 03, 2017