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About Rose McWaid

Luxury Properties Specialist - Old Saybrook Office
33 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Cell: 860.573.0667



Whether you are starting out or starting over, it's important to work with a realtor who is dedicated to ensuring your success. Someone who really listens, asks the right questions, does the research and provides info to help you make informed decisions. My focus is your complete satisfaction.

If you are getting ready to list your home I have proven strategies to help you prepare and get your house sold quickly. You will find that I am very "data-driven" and skilled at pricing properties that sell, on average, at 98% of listed price, sometimes over list price. Let my negotiating make you more money!

If you are searching for your next home, I have a proven strategy to assist my clients in finding the right home and winning the contract. Buying a home can be stressful and my job is to remove as much stress as possible. I also work closely with the lender and attorney to ensure a smooth transaction and closing.

Referrals from my clients is the ultimate compliment and what keeps me in business!
Thank you to all of my previous home buyers and sellers!

Professional Specialty

Buying or selling a water-related property requires the "know how" to ask the right questions and get the right answers. Issues like flood insurance, tides, setbacks, riparian rights, septic systems, docks and retaining walls may all come into play. You can trust me to get the information to help you make informed decisions.

Not sure if a condo is a good fit for you? Not all condos are created equal! There are different styles, types of management, amenities and restrictions in every complex. You can trust me to ask the right questions and ensure a good fit for you.

My specific areas of expertise are:

Waterfront homes, Lake homes, Beach communities

Condominium Expert

Luxury, Historic & Antique properties

Incoming/outgoing National Relocation certified


I am proud of the numerous monthly and annual awards over the years but I am most proud of the reputation I have earned with my clients and in the real estate community.

Chairman's or President's Club - 2019, 2018, 2017,2016,2015,2014,2009

Chairmain's Elite Club level (over $10M sales) - 2020

Top Producing Agent - 2020, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012

Top Agent - Closed units - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2014, 2013, 2012

William Raveis Luxury Council Member

William Raveis Agent Advisory Board Member

Incoming/Outgoing National Relocation certified

New agent trainer/mentor

Areas Covered

The beautiful CT shoreline and CT River Valley:
Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Old Saybrook, Lyme, Old Lyme, Essex, Chester, Deep River, East Haddam, Haddam, East Lyme, Niantic, Waterford, Mystic, Stonington and beyond.

Connecticut Shoreline

CT River valley

Worldwide Referral network

Professional Association

National Association of Realtors

Connecticut Association of Realtors

New Haven Mid Shore Association of Realtors

Connecticut MLS

CT Trust for Historic Preservation

Community Involvement

Volunteer - Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

Volunteer - CT Childrens Medical Center

Fund raising - Hospice, SE CT


University of Hartford - Marketing & Communications

Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI)

Floyd Wickman Masters Program

Historic Homes Specialist-CT Trust for Historic Preservation

Home Staging Specialist

Certified Homeownership Professional - CHP

Tom Ferry 1-on-1 Professional Coaching

  • Thank you for all your hard work, support and advice during the sale of my Dad's house. It was a difficult and emotional time for me, but you were always there for me, to ease the process and reassure me. I would definitely recommend you to others who are looking to buy or sell. You are super at ...

  • Rose McWaid did an outstanding job selling our house and we enthusiastically recommend her! Rose not only brings experience and utmost professionalism, but she works incredibly hard. Rose's marketing approach and the advice she gave us every step of the way was excellent. She worked hard to make su...

  • "When I was looking to sell my house I interviewed several top local agents and selected Rose for her enthusiasm and thoroughness. Rose developed top-notch marketing materials that, I believe, helped present the benefits of my house very well in a highly competitive market...The bottom line is that...

  • Thank you for the diligent and professional manner which you arranged for and carried out the sale of my father's house. Since I live more than 2000 miles away, my ability to direct the details for repairs, maintenance, paperwork, etc, was very limited. However, you handled each and every issue wit...

  • I just want to take a moment and thank you for the exceptional service you provided in representing me for the sale of this property. From the moment we first discussed this property you were enthusiastic, offered great marketing ideas, and were timely with all your actions. During the listing perio...

  • Rose was the epitome of professionalism and wonderful to work with. I am grateful to her for making our experience informative and pleasant. You are lucky to have her. -M. Weaver, Mystic

  • I would unequivocally recommend Rose McWaid. My husband and I were looking to buy a home in Old Saybrook or Essex. Rose proved herself to be knowledgeable, professional, extremely helpful, easily accessible, and all-in-all invaluable in the buying process. She negotiated with the listing agent and...

  • Rose was a dual agent on my purchase of a property in Old Lyme.I found her easy to talk to and she is a good listener who will respond with helpful suggestions. She has a good understanding of the housing market and what is a value and what is not. She also gave helpful suggestions on improving the ...

  • All this wouldn't have happened without your patience, expertise and negotiating skills. I cannot thank you enough! Liz Dolengewicz (Westbrook,CT)

  • Because of her effort, determination, and thoroughness, the sale of my mother's home was both quick and smooth. I was impressed with Rose's attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism....Rose can be counted on to "go the extra mile" in the service to her client, I highly recommend her." - J...

  • I moved from Old Saybrook to Florida and left my house in Rose McWaid's hands. I was very satisfied with her service, expertise and handling of the sale. She gave good advise on preparing the house for sale and I highly recommend her as an Agent. Given a choice in the Real Estate Market I would choo...

  • Had to sell my mom's home in Connecticut and had no idea where to go. Rose McWaid was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn't be happier. She understood that I was dealing with problem long distance and took the time and extra work to make sure it went smoothly. I know that she was going a l...

  • Rose McWaid sold my (vacation) house in East Lyme in a few months despite difficult circumstances. She was extremely hard working and diligent in getting the house listed and holding several open houses and individual showings. Rose helped me manage the sale from listing to close, including the in...

  • Would not go through this process with anybody else. Very "hands on" to make the experience somewhat relaxing. Kyle R, Old Lyme

  • Rose McWaid sold our home in Old Saybrook. She has a very professional demeanor and is extremely knowledgeable about comparable properties. She is very dedicated, personable and industrious. - Linda S. Bredice, Raleigh, NC

  • Rose McWaid gets the deal done. She listens and makes sure everything moves accordingly. I trust her and she has delivered twice for me on my dream properties! She is not only a true real estate professional but also an extremely intuitive and honorable individual. Her advice keeps you focused a... Lisa Pellegrini (NIANTIC, CT)

  • Rose McWaid was the hardest working agent that I have ever worked with. Selling a Connecticut home while living in Florida made the sale challenging, but Rose provided excellent advice for preparing the house for sale. She went way beyond my expectations and made this sale a flawless transaction.

  • Our agent, Rose McWaid,is a highly professional and dedicated agent. She worked hard to sell our house by using a variety of marketing tools, open houses, lists of recommended contractors, and even meeting them at the house for me! She kept an open line of communication and provided timely suggestio...

  • Rose McWaid was very professional and worked very hard to make the showings happen,often setting up new showings while we were with her. Also she would answer my emails, text or phone calls very promptly. We had a very stress free buying experience due to Rose.

  • Rose McWaid is the finest real estate agent we've worked with, over multiple properties in multiple states. She is not only very well informed, but is available almost 24/7 and makes every effort to proactively keep her clients in the loop. We purchased our 2nd home though her, from California, an... Brian Clebowicz (Manhattan Beach, CA)

  • Rose exhibited such patience with us since it took many many years to find our home. While we were out of state, she previewed homes for us and sent us pictures that she had taken herself. She is a true professional in the Real estate industry and has a deep knowledge of the related rules and regula... Joseph A Nardone (Old Saybrook, CT)

  • Rose McWaid created an individual marketing plan for my property that obtained brilliant results. Due to her extraordinary efforts I had four offers the first day it listed. I never needed an open house! As always, she ensured a very smooth process during the transaction.
    She is a superior... Lisa Pellegrini (NIANTIC, CT)

  • Rose was excellent!!! She worked hard both last year and again this year to sell our home. She was very professional and conscientious in working with us and also with the buyer and the buyer's agent. It was a tough sale and she made it happen!!!

  • Our agent, Rose McWaid, consistently went above and beyond to help us prepare, list and sell our home. She made herself available to us whenever needed, and we felt confident in her ability to sell our home every step of the way. Rose made us feel like we were her only clients in spite of her busy s... Michael Pash (Deep River, CT)

  • Rose McWaid was my listing agent, who went above and beyond to sell my home. Rose was always available, responsive to calls and emails, and honest about market comparisons. I truly believe that our sale was due to her constant marketing, open houses, and diligent efforts. She was a pleasure to wo... Lizabeth Robida (COLCHESTER, CT)

  • Rose is a gem: personable, smart, creative, knowledgeable, energetic, and reliable! Diane Gruenberg (Princeton, NJ)

  • Rose was enthusiastic and professional. She helped me prepare my home for photos and open house with helpful suggestions and guidance. She was always available when we had questions. Kenneth Holt (Old Saybrook, CT)

  • The service was very personalized. I felt important.

  • Rose did a tremendous job for us. She is professional, quick to return calls, always available to answer questions, and extremely knowledgeable. Exactly the characteristics and qualities you need in your agent when selling your home. Thank you for a job well done. Anthony Petrillo (Mystic, CT)

  • We found her to be extraordinarily professional, savvy, hardworking and respectful of our wishes and we would highly recommend her! Sara Nelson (Guilford, CT)

  • Rose McWaid was fabulous. Provided good advice on what we needed to do to refresh the property. We did it and the condo was sold within 30 days. Rose is a true professional and fun to work with too! Patricia Kurlansky (Old Saybrook, CT)

  • Rose McWaid made this sale happen. No pressure, but she knew when to call us. She held our hand throughout the process. We love her!

  • Without Rose I probably would not have sold my house. I constantly was given advice on staging and repairs.

  • Rose McWaid showed us how to better stage our house and to consider it a product to sell, not our home. She worked hard and had eighteen showings in five weeks to sell the house. She has become a dear friend.

  • We live at a distance and the hassle factor was eliminated. Also guided us through the negotiating process with buyer... Sydney Sewall (Hallowell, ME)

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