About April + Kelly Team
Sales Vice President - New Canaan Office
Four Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
"Working with Kelly, April, and Jo has been a pleasure. My husband and I started working with Kelly and April in winter 2022 after our initial broker relocated, and they were ready to run with us. Kelly was always available: she is extremely responsive, an excellent source of intel and education, and willing to go the extra mile. Kelly tapped into many of her local relationships to help identify potential homes which were not listed or had been listed and removed from market to give us options outside of a competitive bidding process. Kelly requested feedback after each house we viewed and continued to help us refine our search to get closer to our dream home.
Additionally, Kelly acted as a true advocate, helping us to navigate several complex negotiations and always putting our interests first. We never felt pressured to go above our budgeted range, and in fact, Kelly encouraged us to look at houses at lower price points too. She was also extremely helpful during the closing process, arranging an inspector, moving company, etc. very quickly. Our closing went down to the wire, and Kelly was riding alongside us the entire way.
We felt like Kelly was on our team. She was transparent in her communication, and we always had a firm idea of where we stood in the process. Kelly worked to set expectations appropriately, and in doing so we were not surprised when our bid wasn't accepted and conversely, when we were in the mix and competitive.
Beyond the above, Kelly, April, and Jo are lovely people. It's unusual to be able to say this, especially given that buying a house and moving is stressful, but I will miss being in regular contact with them. I would recommend Kelly, April, and Jo, and their outstanding service, to anyone looking for a home.
Minert (New Canaan)
"I believe my Raveis agents have a current time understanding of the market for both buyers and sellers. I would recommend the April and Kelly team to both in town buyers and sellers and those looking to get into this market. April and Kelly can help find the perfect home for any buyer! they are the best in New Canaan and the Hamptons."
Heather R (New Canaan)
"Very Personal and friendly service. Always available. Was very easy to work with both Kelly and April. They were a dynamic duo. Such a smooth process on both the sale and the purchase."
Jason F (New Canaan)
"You know, selling a house and moving is a stressful and bittersweet moment in time. We talk often about how lucky we were to have the A Team there to help us navigate through it all. You guys were empathetic, patient, fun, and always, always - ON IT!!! We sincerely thank you ALL"
Mike and Macky Henesey (New Canaan)
"Very Thankful for April + Kelly's guidance and support throughout the process of selling my house. They helped me navigate through a few unexpected developments and, ultimately, achieve a great result. They are a great team. They know the local market thoroughly and have a great feel for prevailing market conditions. They were always available and helpful and I appreciate their professionalism and dedication. I recommend them highly."
Jeff (New Canaan)
"Kelly and April's care, professionalism, dedication, knowledge, advice were truly exceptional. What a great team. Their support and warmth were outstanding. They sold my home!...and left me with good memories as I left New Canaan."
Jeanne (New Canaan)
"April and Kelly were joyful and skillful guides through the recent sale and purchase of our home in New Canaan. They were consistently available, insightful, supportive, and patient as we navigated through the twists and turns of the process. Enormous gratitude for their dedication. We couldn?t recommend them more highly:)"
Nick and Michelle (New Canaan)
"We were so grateful to have found April + Kelly. They were professional, thoughtful and kind during an incredibly challenging housing market. They went out of their way to help with our home search and made acclimating to a new town seamless. They have our highest recommendation and regard as professionals and people and will be our first call when we buy/sell again."
Jennifer (New Canaan)
"Kelly + April is THE team to have on your side. With their help our home was sold in 3 days and received multiple offers. They have walked the extra mile not only with the listing of our home, but also with small hick ups afterwards. I applaud you for your excellence and professionalism"
Eckard Van Staden (New Canaan)
"You and your team have been incredible throughout this whole process - smart, patient, creative, responsive and very helpful. As you know, this is an emotional process, but you made it as smooth as possible and we felt confident we were in the best hands. Thank you for the skills, brains, energy and care that you shared with us. We have been telling all of our friends that you are the team to go with when they are ready to sell!"
Seller (New Canaan)
"I recently sold two single family houses in New Canaan using the team of Kelly DeFrancesco and April Kaynor. Kelly and April are a great team to work with. They have complimentary skills and personalities and you basically get two top notch professionals focused on your transaction instead of one. They are both very engaging and likeable, and they did a great job of navigating the house showings to minimize any disruption. They were spot on with their assessment of market conditions, using real time data and not just gut feel. Their guidance proved to be the optimal outcomes in both transactions. I am glad I worked with Kelly and April and given the opportunity, would choose them again."
Seller (New Canaan)
"My wife and I bought some land with an intention to build a custom home, but our plans changed and we decided to sell the land. After having it listed for about a year, we decided to move the listing to April and Kelly. They came to meet with us to understand our expectations. After a few weeks, they presented a creative approach to marketing the land to prospective home buyers?.. They created a seamless presentation for a new custom home to be built on our land in partnership with a renowned contractor. For a consumer, it would end up being two separate transactions, but Kelly and April made that feel seamless too. They were able to triangulate the negotiations and create a WIN, WIN, WIN for us, the contractor and the buyers. Whether you?re a buyer, a builder or a seller, you need this dynamic duo. Along the way, we got weekly communication about consumer interest in our property and also for the market in general. We would chat in person regularly and always felt like we had their complete attention. They sold our land and guided it all the way through closing to 100% of our satisfaction??and, then they sent us flowers!! They are the best real estate team in the area."
Matthew & Deena Youngs (New Canaan)
"Kara and I can?t thank you enough for all of the hard work, dedication, and time spent in helping us navigate the purchasing process. You made what could have been a very stressful endeavor, enjoyable. You went above and beyond for us in every aspect and deserve the highest praise."
Jared and Kara Grayson (New Canaan)
"So thankful to have worked with Kelly and April in selling our home. They were always there supporting and giving good advice. Excellent and wonderful experience. They always went the extra mile to help me. Thanks again."
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Kiratsous (New Canaan, CT)
Mr & Mrs Arthur Kiratsous (New Canaan)
Our experience with Kelly DeFrancesco, our WR agent, was exceptional. She took time to understand exactly what type of home and neighborhood we were looking for and was just as persistent and patient as we were to find the right home for our family. Our experience did not at all feel like a "transaction." We were treated as friends being supported by another friend and well wisher.
Mr. & Mrs. Sanjay Sunder (Stamford, CT)
Sanjay Sunder (New Canaan)
"Working with Kelly was a pleasure! As first-time home buyers, we were clueless about the process and what sort of things to consider in a home. Kelly offered practical advice and held our hands every step of the way. She was not pushy at all and we enjoyed every day that we spent with her. Kelly doesn't stop working for you after you find your home - her expertise really shined as she helped us navigate all of the issues that come up later. Kelly really goes above and beyond - she is still looking out for us post-closing and even proactively checked on our house after a storm! We are so grateful to have her on our side."
Jess Heiss & Conor Bermingham (New Canaan)
"April and Kelly are complete rock stars!! They are super knowledgeable, very hard working, and refreshingly creative. Jay and I were extremely impressed with the business they have built, and the services they provide. They are a full service team with a serious emphasis on marketing and social media which is so very important these days. We had multiple showings immediately. Any questions we had were answered almost immediately. They are wonderful with coordinating follow up and feedback. April and Kelly?s strengths completely complement each other and they are tons of fun as well.
Our house sold in one month, we were thrilled!! We cannot recommend this team enough.
Susan and Jay Braden
Susan and Jay Braden (New Canaan)
"Our house went on the market two weeks before the global pandemic hit - our timing could not have been worse. But through all the confusion, uncertainty and anxiety, April and Kelly remained calm and informed, flexible and innovative. Their ability to leverage social media was critical at a time when open houses were prohibited, and their willingness to follow the strictest safety protocols when showings were allowed kept our family and our prospective buyers feeling secure."
Jeff and Laurie Walker (New Canaan)
"April and Kelly were great partners to us every step of the way and a real pleasure to work with in the selling of our house. In addition to knowing the New Canaan market cold, they also are straight shooters, there for you at every turn, passionate about the job at hand and always customer-focused."
Rich & Brenda Battista (New Canaan)
"April & Kelly turned what can be a very difficult and trying process into a successful sale. From the beginning to the end, they were available at any hour and on any day, advising on how to uniquely market our home, price it, prepare/stage it and sell it in a timely manner. We were under contract within a few weeks. Their guidance, resources and quick responses to any and all issues that arose during the short process gave us comfort throughout. We highly recommend April & Kelly to represent you in selling your home. Scott & Lisa Isherwood?"
Scott and Lisa Isherwood (New Canaan)
"April and Kelly are extremely effective. We engaged them to simultaneously sell and purchase homes for us and they did so within 30 days. Their ability to accurately position, price and stage our home enabled us to get it under contract within days. Their network of legal, repairmen and requisite service providers proved extremely helpful and efficient in closing the sale and purchase within 30 days. Finally, they were available 24/7 to answer and address any questions that arose during the sale and purchase processes. We highly recommend April & Kelly to represent you should you elect to sell your home. Steve & Jennifer Czech"
Steve and Jennifer Czech
"April and Kelly have the market insight and expertise we needed to guide us through the process of selling our home. From staging, pricing and marketing all the way to closing, they helped us through every step. We can't say enough great things about this amazing team of real estate professionals."
Alexandra DeMarino (New Canaan)
"April & Kelly are a dynamic real estate duo! They each bring their own skill set and expertise to the table which gave us confidence that we were making well informed decisions when buying our current house and selling our previous house in New Canaan. They are at the top of their game when it comes to marketing, staging to sell, negotiating, and being fully in tune with the New Canaan market. They made what can be a very stressful transaction, seamless and exciting...on both buying and selling ends! They are fun, easy to work with, and incredibly quick to respond. We highly recommend using them!"
Nina and Dan Lota (New Canaan)
"Hi, I wanted to relate my recent experience working with April Kaynor and Kelly DeFrancesco on the recent sale of my home in New Canaan. I had a relationship with a long established realtor in New Canaan but sensed that in this non traditional environment I would need some innovative and fresh marketing strategies for my property. Several people in town highly recommended April and Kelly to me, my wife and I talked with them and knew immediately they were what we were looking for. A&K not only strategized our sale but helped us with what needed to be done to present our home for sale going as far as recommending contractors they work with frequently to bring a home up to snuff. They actually staged our home themselves (very tastefully) at no expense to us and launched a great social media campaign just prior to listing. We listed Saturday and had an accepted contract on Monday as a result of multiple bids, can?t ask for more than that. They are extremely positive high energy people who take it on themselves to get the job done. My advice, don?t choose a firm to sell your home choose the right sales team.
Seller (New Canaan)
"It was an absolute pleasure working with April and Kelly. We had the daunting task of selling our longtime family home remotely, and coordinating the sale in a challenging market with multiple decision makers in different locations.
With a warm and supportive approach, absolute professionalism and crystal clear communication, they went above and beyond to smooth out wrinkles along the way and make what was a painful process for our family so much easier than it could have been.
They know this market, they have ample resources to call on, and they were easy for everyone in our group to work with. I cannot recommend them more highly.
Christine (New Canaan)
"April + Kelly are an unstoppable force in New Canaan. Their market knowledge, hustle, and authenticity are second to none!"
Russlyn & Matt Seiler (Brooklyn. NY)
"April and Kelly had been recommended to us again and again by close friends because of their professional approach, integrity and undeniable results. Thank goodness we listened! The process was surprisingly enjoyable and brief due to their sweet, yet dogged approach. Their knowledge of the industry, ability to hear our perspective and solid advice was priceless."
Andrea and Scott Martin (New Canaan, CT)
"We happened to meet April and Kelly at an open house at a New Canaan home we liked very much. Through subsequent discussions we came to realize how special April and Kelly are as individuals and as a broker team. They represented the house perfectly, but also got to know us (as non-clients) in a way to help guide us to the right decision. In the end, the house was not the right fit for us, but we realized April and Kelly would be a perfect buyer team for us!"
William and Lauren Frank (New Canaan, Ct.)
"April and Kelly fully exceeded our expectations as full service brokers during our house hunt in New Canaan. We presented them with some unique layout requirements and challenges related to our living arrangements and they quickly went to work and started showing us a variety of homes combined with ideas around making each house work to fit our family needs. The advantage in having a pair of brokers working with us was the convenience as well as the alternate point of view that comes with a team. They are both kind and honest and great at what they do. Five stars for April and Kelly!"
David Kammerer (New Canaan)
"We hear from everyone how lucky we are to have sold our house in this market. It was not luck...it was 100% because of April and Kelly!"
Patricia & Michael Svagdis (New Canaan, CT)
"Fantastic work Kelly and April. Super cool and professional. You guys work really hard...thank you for everything. We are very happy!"
Alex Carles (New Canaan, CT)
"We could not have hoped for a better team in finding our dream home. April and Kelly are super-dedicated and know the market inside and out."
Lisa & Chris Richardson (Garden City, NY)
I've had the pleasure of working with April and Kelly from A to Z on numerous real estate transactions. They are ultimate professionals who know the business inside and out, and always put their clients first."-Attorney Kenneth M. Gammill, Jr. of Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane, New Canaan & Greenwich, CT
Attorney Ken Gammill (New Canaan, CT)
"I've had the pleasure of working with April and Kelly on numerous closings and they go above and beyond for their clients and always do what is best for them. -Thomas O'Dea, Attorney & Representative of CT General Assembly"
Tom O'Dea (New Canaan, CT)
"April and Kelly are the absolute Best!"
Peter F (New Canaan)
"My agent commanded superb knowledge of marketplace and brought to the table a great amount of energy which was extremely valuable to the whole process"
Mr. & Mrs.John Athanasoulias (Stamford, CT)
"April and Kelly were awesome. Great partners. Great ideas. Great listeners. Great energy."
Mr. & Mrs. Matt Seiler (New Canaan, CT)
"Kelly Defrancesco and April Kaynor are an experienced team who immediately understood our priorities. They rendered invaluable advice and guidance throughout the sales/closing process. They went above and beyond our expectations in assisting us with the myriad tasks so necessary to achieve a timely closing and we cannot recommend them highly enough."
Mr. & Mrs. Gregory Ainsworth (New Canaan, CT)
"Our agent, April, was amazing from start to finish. We were her first listing and she approached it with professionalism and confidence."
"April and Kelly were awesome from beginning to end of the sale of my home!!!"
Ms. Catherine Warlich (New Canaan, CT)
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1 Pratt Island, Darien, CT, 06820
1A Pratt Island, Darien, (Pratt Island), CT, 06820
266 Michigan Road, New Canaan, (Smith Ridge), CT, 06840
266 Michigan Road, New Canaan, (Smith Ridge), CT, 06840
1a Pratt Island, Darien, CT, 06820
255 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT, 06840
74 Pastures Lane, New Canaan, CT, 06840
202 Dans Highway, New Canaan, CT, 06840
100 Nod Hill Road, Wilton, (South Wilton), CT, 06897
1343 Smith Ridge Road, New Canaan, (Smith Ridge), CT, 06840
24 Country Club Road, New Canaan, (Oenoke Ridge), CT, 06840
24 Country Club Road, New Canaan, (Oenoke Ridge), CT, 06840