NFCAR Northern Fairfield County Assoc of Realtors
NAR National Assoc of Realtors
WCR Womans Council of Realtors
SFR Short-sale & Foreclosure Resource
SRS Sellers Representative Specialist
SFR Short Sale & Foreclosure Certification 2015
SRS Sellers Representative Specialist Cert 2015
Floyd Wickman S.M.A.R.T Program
Graduated NVCTC 1998 Assoc Engineering
Attended Troy State University 1987-1988
Attended Westchester Community College 1985-1987
Attended Salve Regina College 1978-1980
Having Lived here for over 50 yrs I have learned my way around The Greater Danbury Area. I feel very comfortable in all the surrounding towns and am knowledgeable in all aspects pertaining to The Purchase and Sale of Single Family Homes, Condo's and Investment Properties.
- New Fairfield
- New Milford
2015-Present William Raveis Realtor
2008-2015 Cornerstone Ct Realty Realtor
1999-2008 Century 21 Realtor
1984-1997 Loral Electronics Positions Include
Production Trainer Bronx Facility
System Support/UpGrades Eglin Air Force Base
I really enjoy working with first time buyers. Helping them work through this complicated process that when done right enables them to put down roots in a community and make a huge investment in their future.
"I get by with a little help from my Friends" or" It takes a village" There is something to be said about the word "community" and about being a part of a community. It takes action! I believe We're all good at something. So play to your strengths.. Me I like to build things.. repair things, even change things.. Material is not always a deciding factor sometimes it's metal with an engine in it like a car or motorcycle but mostly I like wood.
- Homefront - For the past 11 yrs or so I've participated in the Homefront projects. They are held over two weekends in the spring. The first weekend is a prep weekend with @ 30 or so volunteers depending on scope of the project. Ours are usually a large project which can include replacing a roof, installing gutter, Painting the complete outside and trim. Interior project can be plumbing and electrical repairs (skilled professionals tackle those tasks) while some paint and clean where needed. You can usually find me at the top of a ladder with Rich repairing soffit, painting peeks or installing gutters. Sounds like a lot of work but as the saying goes "many hands make light work" and we typically have about 100 people for 8 hrs on 2nd Sunday and that's a lot of man hours. I had the privilege of being The House Captain one year when Mark was unable to be there and it was a truly memorable event. Directing all those people is like conduction an orchestra.. hands in the air directing the flow of work and the final result a masterpiece of Community Pride.. You know where I'll be the 1st Sunday in May!
- Group Workcamp - Around the same time in my life I started participating in a summer program for teens called Group Workcamp. There are sites through out the summer in cities across the united states that coordinate home repairs for underprivileged neighborhoods. You travel to site on Sunday and spend the week working on home with 5 or more people. The types of repairs vary here from house painting inside or out And some construction. I tend to get construction type jobs so I'm digging holes poring concrete and building decks and ramps. We live in a public school, sleep on blow-up mattresses and eat cafeteria food... with 400 other people.. And always leave with a feeling of peace and joy at what we accomplished and how appreciative the residents that we help are. This has turned into an annual event in the Blum house!
- RebelsCare - If you haven't guessed it yet am a rehab addict.. I love to fix things, any time I can work with tools is my happy place. About 9 yrs ago my Son Max came to me with an enlightened idea.. You see he's been with me on every one of those adventures.. He wanted to do more in our own community. So with the help of a close friend Doris we formed A Teen Community Service Organization called RebelsCare We partnered with the town social workers, area churches and friends to identify families in need of assistance with home repairs that they were unable to do. We solicited High School teens in need of Community Service hours and but projects together to address those needs. We recently partnered with American Red Cross, Lions Clubs and Boy Scouts and participated in the 1st New Fairfield's Senior Safety Day. Teens went into Homes and installed smoke and CO detectors and replaced battery's in those already in place. They reviewed exit plans with senior residents that they could utilize in case of an emergency. Teens communicating with seniors.. it was an enlightening Day. Everybody needs more of that! So it is our plan to make that an annual event. We also achieved our 2015 goal of evolving into a 501c-3 Non profit organization. We are currently applying for grants to help fund some upcoming project for 2016. We hope to continue to grow and serve our communities needs.