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About Ileana Barns-Slavin

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

Professional Association

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


Ileana holds an engineering degree in Construction Industry and an MBA in Marketing and International Finance from NYU.


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 an Exceptional 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 full 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 both 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.


Realtor, Sales Vice President, Exceptional Properties Specialist
•E-certified, Exceptional Properties Specialist, Relocation Certified. Comprehensive experience in marketing Difficult to Sell properties, New Construction and Land. Excellent project management skills. 10+ 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.
•Former Managing Partner of 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.

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

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

Areas Covered

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

Niche Marketing

Innovative Marketing approach and tools to market 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 Seller

  • "We recently rented our home out in Ridgefield 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), Ilean...

  • "We recently rented our home out in Ridgefield 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), Ilean...

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