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About Ileana Barns-Slavin

Sales Vice President - New Canaan Office
Four Elm Street, New Canaan, CT 06840
Cell: 203.246.7215

Professional Association

Ileana is a member of the Greater Fairfield County Consolidated Multiple Listing Service, New Canaan Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing Service, Darien Multiple Listing Service, a certified Luxury Homes Specialist, Sales Vice President and is recognized by the Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate


MS in Construction Industry and NYU MBA (Marketing Major and International Finance Minor)


Third Place in Gross Commission Income for the State of Connecticut; Leading Edge Society; President's Circle; President's Circle (top 3% Nationally; Top Producer, Chairman's Elite Club (top 5% Nationally; Numerous office listing awards.

Professional Specialty

Specializing in luxury homes and new construction, Ileana is certified in Relocation and is a Luxury Properties Specialist.

With over 20 years of marketing, sales and business development background and experience in both Real Estate and Fortune 500 companies, Ileana brings innovative marketing ideas and tools, powerful communication and negotiation skills, and a disciplined approach that enable clients to realize their real estate goals. With this diverse background, Ileana is not just any real estate agent, but a real estate consultant whose experience in marketing, sales and finance ensures a successful transaction. Whether you are looking to market your home or purchase a property, Ileana will work patiently and tirelessly to ensure that your home selling and buying experience is rewarding and positive.

Community Involvement

Actively involved in the New Canaan and Wilton communities, Ileana serves on the Board of Trustees of the Wilton Library.


Awards, Designations and Memberships:
President's Circle (top 3% Nationally)
Top Producer, Chairman's Elite Club (top 5% Nationally)
Sales Vice President (designation based on substantial production and 100% customer satisfaction)
3rd Place in Gross Commission Income for State of CT
Numerous Top Office Awards (listings and sales)
Who's Who In Luxury Real Estate
New Canaan Board of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
Greater Fairfield County MLS
New Canaan, Darien and Greenwich MLSs

E-certified, Exceptional Properties Specialist, Relocation Certified

Comprehensive experience in marketing Difficult to Sell properties, New Construction and Land. Excellent project management skills. 14+ years in the Real Estate industry

Strategic and tactical thinker employs innovative marketing tools, targeting and pricing strategies to the real estate arena. Numerous successful listings and complex property sales.

Designs and develops web and print layouts, promotional brochures, editorial copy, and detailed, customized property websites

Strong organizational and time management skills, impeccable execution, accountability and customer communication

Internet savvy and technological acumen ensures high quality, relevant property exposure on the web.

Managing Partner IBSA Consulting (real estate marketing, land & business development, P&L).

Former Vice President of Marketing at a Fortune 500 company. Extensive, proven strategic and tactical marketing and business experience - innovative marketing tools, target marketing and pricing strategies resulted in successful sale of numerous complex properties

Areas Covered

New Canaan, Wilton, Weston, Ridgefield, Westport, Norwalk, Darien, Stamford, Greenwich, Fairfield

Niche Marketing

Innovative Marketing approach and tools to market and sell difficult To Sale Properties:

"My numerous real estate experiences have not been positive until my most recent transaction, which was a unique challenge - a seven million dollar house, only 70 % complete, to be offered for sale in the New York area on the eve of the economic collapse. The failure of Lehman Brothers and Bear Stearns was simultaneous with the marketing of the house. The timing and circumstances required not only an agent of exceptional still and diligence, but one with the capability to create marketing tools and develop resources independently. Also required were the talent and credibility to present a fairly high end sale that was complex and expensive for the buyer. Ileana Barns-Slavin met that challenge and sold the property within three months of her retention. As I was in Europe for most of that time, I was able to depend on Ileana to manage all aspects of the project and to consummate the transaction during my absence. Having been a business executive and corporate project manager for most of her career, there was no dimension of this commission that was not well within Ileana's capabilities. In particular, Ileana's marketing of the property was without peer, and given the extraordinary nature of the property, there was no surprise when Ileana both listed and sold the property herself. I would recommend Ileana to anyone who would insist on the highest quality representation delivered on the most professional basis. -E.Jachmann - New Canaan

  • "This letter is written to recognize and recommend Ileana Barns-Slavin's outstanding service, professionalism, and most important, her New Canaan's real estate market expertise. In the recent sale of our house, she with the upmost integrity and confidentiality provided us an efficient service. She ... Patricia and Mads Navarro Gundersen (New Canaan)

  • "My numerous real estate experiences have not been positive until my most recent transaction, which was a unique challenge - a seven million dollar house, only 70 % complete on. The timing and circumstances required not only an agent of exceptional skill and diligence, but one with the capability t... E.Jachmann (New Canaan)

  • "To sell 266 Michigan Road (2012) we hired Ileana Barns- Slavin . The chateau was still unfinished. Understandable, the property was now more difficult to sell. Brokers were hesitant to show the house as it was more difficult and time consuming for them to present and sell an unfinished home than... T.H. (New Canaan)

  • "After working with Ileana on the sale of 266 Michigan, we hired Ileana again to sell our primary residence. She did so successfully in a difficult market environment. Ileana is an innovator, resourceful, intelligent, extremely hard working with great attention to detail. It is without hesitation ... T.H. (Wilton)

  • "Ileana Barns -Slavin recently sold our house in Stamford Connecticut. There were many problems with the property. Anything that could get in the way or go wrong with a sale seemed to do so. Ileana however was up to all of the challenges. She dealt with and oversaw obtaining the necessary permits a... Fred Wyatt (Stamford)

  • "We recently had the pleasure of working with Ileana Barns-Slavin while looking for a condo in New Canaan, CT. Ileana showed us many options and when we found the one we loved, she worked tirelessly to get us into it. Ileana is an extremely knowledgeable agent and doesn't take no for an answer when ... R.B. and S.F. (New Canaan)

  • "We never expected to sell the ?house of our dreams? in such short notice. Due to a Professional Opportunity we decided to relocate from New Canaan. We were dealing with the worst Real Estate Market in years and with one of the worst winters ever. Ileana came and immediately we knew she was the "dif... Beatriz & Jeroen van Erven (New Canaan)

  • "Ileana is a fantastic realtor. I had the privilege to work with Ileana on both the purchase of my first home as well as five years later the sale of that same home in Wilton. My experience both as buyer and a seller have been amazing, and I could not have asked for a better agent to guide me thro... Alex T. (Wilton)

  • Ileana did a fantastic job as our real estate agent for both selling our condo in Norwalk and buying our house in Wilton this summer. She is incredibly professional and provided information and detail to make us both feel good and confident about the numerous selling and buying decisions we needed... D.T. and D.W. (Wilton)

  • "Ileana was our agent during our hunt for a home in the town of Greenwich. At the time we lived in a small NYC apartment, and with the pending arrival of our first baby, we needed a home as soon as possible. She was organized, tireless, frank, analytical, and very detail-oriented ? all of which w... Gabriel Bissio (Greenwich)

  • "There is no doubt that we would not have sold our home without Ileana. Her mastery of statistics, combined with an incredible intuition and understanding of the needs of her clients and potential buyers, is a winning combination. She was able to sell our condo in less than two weeks in a building... Amanda A. (Norwalk)

  • Ileana Slavin provides an excellent service. We listed our home with her after six months on the market with a different agent. We had had little interest and no offers, but Ileana came in with a game plan. She helped us stage our home and set the right price. Ileana took brilliant pictures of each... J & R D'Andraia (Norwalk)

  • "We recently rented our Ridgefield home out and hired Ileana to manage the process for us. This was the third time we?ve worked with Ileana, which should tell you something about how confident we are in her services. On the first two occasions (at the nadir of the housing market in 2010), Ileana h... E. Schneider (Ridgefield)

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