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About Rwambuya | Harrow

Luxury Properties Specialists - New Canaan Office
Four Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Cell: 917.670.5053

The Premier Partnership of Melissa Rwambuya and Kristen Harrow have a combined 30 years of experience at William Raveis, New Canaan's #1 Real Estate Brokerage Firm. The Rwambuya|Harrow collaboration means even greater success for their clients. Top Producers throughout their real estate careers, they have transacted over $200 Million in sales. Whether a buyer, or seller, in this everchanging and fast paced market, it is imperative to be represented by seasoned professionals. Rwambuya|Harrow have the knowledge and experience to deliver their clients the best results.

We have a depth of experience in lower Fairfield County and for those looking to relocate to sunny Florida, we can help you in Vero Beach!

About Melissa?
Melissa came onto the real estate scene after a high-powered career on Wall Street. For more than 15 years Melissa worked in Corporate Finance and Institutional Sales where she excelled in her field. She covered a range of clients from large financial institutions, to teacher pension funds, to some of the toughest hedge fund managers, covering both the US and Latin America.

When Melissa moved to New Canaan, and decided to retire from her career in finance, she immediately immersed herself in the community working with the Newcomers Club and The Young Women?s League successfully orchestrating the Holiday House Tour and the Annual Gala raising an unprecedented amount for local charities.

Melissa is consistently recognized as a Top Producer since the very beginning of her real estate career and has been the #1 Single Top Producer for the last three years, currently #5 in Connecticut and #22 Companywide out of 4,500 agents. She is presently serving as The President of The New Canaan Board of Realtors.

Melissa offers extensive experience in all facets of real estate. No matter what the complexities are of a transaction, Melissa has the experience to get it done. For most of us, the sale or purchase of one?s home is the largest financial transaction of their lives. Her unique business background lends itself to unparalleled success in negotiating the best outcomes for her clients. Once the deal is complete, Melissa stays in touch with her clients and prides herself on forming long-lasting relationships. Her passion for real estate goes beyond the sale, she truly cares about the people she works with and considers it a privilege and honor to get to know them and their families.

About Kristen?
Kristen is a lifelong native of Fairfield County. Having grown up in Darien and having lived in New Canaan for the past 24 years, she has seen the growth and change in the community and provides an unparalleled insight into the current residential market. A seasoned realtor of over 17 years, Kristen's extensive experience comprises of representing both buyers and sellers of the entire spectrum of residential properties, from condominiums to large estates. Kristen's business philosophy centers on building meaningful relationships with her clients. Through her strong communication skills, she gains an accurate profile of her client?s needs and desires and then guides them through the real estate process enabling them to make well informed decisions along the way. Her talent lies in understanding and aligning herself with her client. She is direct and honest as well as a skilled negotiator.

Kristen is passionate about residential real estate and has an eye for design. She enjoys working with her sellers to stage and prepare their home to market as well as helping her buyers see the possibilities that lie within a property. Kristen takes an "all hands-on deck" approach to selling a client's home and to searching for the perfect property for a buyer. She is full service and will help arrange staging, consigning and disposing of furniture, and working with handymen. She can refer to excellent mortgage brokers, real estate attorneys and movers. She approaches her job with warmth, enthusiasm, integrity and dedication to excellence.

  • Thank you so much to Melissa and Kristen. The process was seamless and our sale went through without drama. Melissa and Kristen work extremely well as a team and were professional from start to finish. They arrived at our first consultation with a well thought out plan for pricing, preparing the ... Trish Desantis

  • I have worked with Kristen on a home sale, a home purchase and a rental property purchase. She knows the market. Most of all, I value her ability to provide all the information relevant to a transaction, which is enormously helpful to the decision process - T.C.

  • When we decided to sell our house we interviewed many agents. Melissa's real estate knowledge coupled with her business background made her our clear choice. Her professionalism, attention to detail and excellent communication skills made all the difference in successfully selling our home quickly. ... Kelly and Andy Welty

  • Kristen has her finger on the pulse of the market. I was buying in a very competitive price point and she hustled to make sure I saw houses as soon as they were listed, always seemed to know what was coming on the market and did a great job keeping me informed. She also brokered a sale for me and di... - E. S.

  • Melissa is a superb real estate broker! Her real estate knowledge, negotiating skills, and professionalism were excellent during both the sale of our old home and in purchasing our new home. She went above and beyond in the marketing process and always put us first. Melissa listened and understood w... Janeen and Durc Savini

  • Kristen's knowledge of the New Canaan market is extensive. Because our goal was to purchase a fixer upper, we relied on her to help us identify a property with exceptional value. Her professionalism and negotiation skills were superb and we are delighted with the home we bought! -G.S.

  • Melissa was exactly the type of real estate agent that we wanted in our corner when we were looking to buy our first home - she understood exactly what we needed (even when we were not entirely sure) and had an extensive knowledge of the real estate market. We love the house we purchased and are gra... Jane and Ross Weiner (New Canaan)

  • Being a resident of New Canaan for many years, Kristen has hands-on knowledge and expertise regarding the various sections of the town... She was very pro-active about staying on-top of the listings that were in my price point when I was looking for a home... Kristen has great energy and enthusiasm ... -K.H.

  • I have dealt with hundreds of brokers over the years, and Melissa is the only one I've ever recommended. She can be counted on to deliver superior results. She always is one step ahead. Richard Lewis, Attorney (New Canaan)

  • Melissa's sharp instincts, proactive approach and expert ability to assess each buyer's and seller's needs have earned her considerable success, as well as many loyal clients. Further fueling her effectiveness as a top producer is her professionalism and business acumen honed over many years as a Wa... Bill Raveis

  • Excellent all around!!! Mr. & Mrs.TJ Jetnil (New York, NY)

  • Melissa seemed to instinctively understand what we were going through selling the home we loved. She anticipated our concerns and anxieties and effectively helped us work through them, all the while we were amazed at the depth of her knowledge and commitment to us. She worked harder than any Realtor... Faber

  • Melissa is a true advocate for her clients in all aspects of a real estate deal, from the emotional undertones to the major financial investment involved. Always putting her clients' best interests first, she provides the full support, strategic thinking and expertise that helps sellers and buyers a... Mylod

  • Melissa is the sort of agent you will work with once then unashamedly recommend to everyone you know because she is totally awesome. Throughout the complicated process of buying our home via a short sale Melissa was always on hand to guide us through the legal process, negotiate hard on our behalf, ... Ruth Goulden (New Canaan)

  • Melissa is really solid; reliable and effective. She get's it done without the nonsense that is so common in the business of real estate. She's smart and discreet, focusing on her client's interests. She's honest, straightforward and respectful of your time. She's a pleasure to work with. Abbie Rawlings Green and Jonny Lach

  • When we looked to move to the area, we found the ideal real estate broker in Melissa. Her knowledge of the neighborhoods, schools, commutes, etc. added tremendous value in our search. Melissa listened and absorbed our comments and views, and turned that input into a targeted list for viewing homes t... Susan and Steve Brown

  • Melissa was superb as our buying agent in our new town after relocating for a new job. She went above and beyond to show us the town, get us a rental home and ultimately help us buy the dream home we wanted at the right price. She is smart, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and she'll work hard for ... Nadine Finnerty (New Canaan)

  • New to the area, Melissa's knowledge and regional real estate market expertise was very helpful in making a final decision. From the start of our search, to negotiating a unique deal with the seller, she was there every step of the way and made us feel comfortable with our decisions. Melissa is extr... Alexis Tsoutsoplides (New Canaan)

  • I've worked with Melissa a lot over the years, and as always, she can be counted on to deliver superior results. She always is one step ahead and does a fantastic job making sure her clients get the best possible outcome. Mr. Richard Lewis (Norwalk, CT)

  • We were recommended to Melissa by a friend of ours. We found Melissa to be effective and very client focused in her approach. She was always available to answer our questions and troubleshoot through any issues we faced. Melissa's prior background on Wall Street comes through in her work ethic but s... Sunil Kurien

  • We had a sale in a weak Real Estate market with a very difficult buyer. Melissa kept the sale on track, managed the buyer and her agent well and got the sale done for us. She also guided us professionally through our next purchase. She knows the market, knows the inventory and gets the sale done. ...

  • We used Melissa as our buyers agent when we purchased our home last year and are so happy we did! She acted as a dual agent for us (the buyer) and seller - she was excellent and was extremely professional in acting well for both parties. She was the perfect person for us and guided us superbly throu... Delsa Ivanov

  • We had a great experience with Melissa. She helped us sell one house and buy another. She was exceptional in every way. From her extraordinary effort to hold open houses when nothing was selling to her negotiating skills when things finally picked up she was there for us all the way. She is very... Susan Gress

  • Melissa's knowledge and expertise helped ease the anxiety of buying a home in a new town. Not only did she know the best people to call for various services such as septic and heating, but she even told us about the best local eateries. We couldn't imagine working with anyone else.

  • Melissa is the best. She came highly recommended from a close family friend who is a real estate agent. Outstanding value in terms of her experience and results. She helped us purchase a house and also list it for a short-term rental. Luke Wilson

  • Five years ago I purchased a home through Melissa without selling my primary residence first. She was able to sell my house and I closed on both properties. Not only did she get the job done but she helped me with my punch list. As a working mom I could not have done it without her. She is not someo... Renee Mellas

  • I highly recommend Melissa - top service! She understood perfectly what we're looking for, acted always very quickly on the opportunities and did an outstanding job negotiating our house purchase. The cherry on top of the cake was how helpful she was in connecting us with key partners in the process... Rui Miranda

  • Melissa's professionalism, understanding of her client's needs/preferences and knowledge of the market makes her the best possible partner when you are making significant life decisions. She cares deeply about making sure you and your family comes first. Alex Bombeck

  • As we began searching for a home in the evolving real estate market in the area, we met Melissa at an open house she was hosting. While that particular property was not for us, we found Melissa to be a very special person and recognized quickly that she could be a very unique resource as we continue... Jeff Holden

  • New to the area, Melissa's knowledge and regional real estate market expertise was very helpful in making a final decision. From the start of our search, to negotiating a unique deal with the seller, she was there every step of the way and made us feel comfortable with our decisions. Melissa is extr... Alexis Tsoutsoplides

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