When asked why she has chosen a
career in real estate and what she thinks makes an outstanding
professional in the demanding Greenwich real estate market here is
what she has concluded, having lived in Greenwich for thirty years
and being a Realtor for over fifteen years. “A top-notch Realtor
has a healthy dose of patience, persistence and a sense of
adventure and possibility.” Meri loves meeting new people and
helping their requirements come together for a positive outcome.
Buyers and sellers are busy people, and many activities vie for
their attention. A thorough market knowledge, cutting edge media
and technology information, outstanding negotiating skills and
marketing ability are a given. Earning a relationship built on
trust should be the goal.
Meri was born in Helsinki, Finland
into a diplomatic family. Her parents spoke a dozen languages and
Meri speaks six. She grew up in Tokyo, Japan and has lived in
Sweden, Holland, China, Hong Kong, Iraq, and Brazil, which is why
she brings an international expertise and a multi-cultural
sensitivity to her real estate practice. She met and married her
husband in Manhattan and joined Tiffany and Company, becoming one
of their youngest Vice Presidents, in charge of the Far East
Division, and launching the Elsa Peretti jewelry line. She left to
start a family and moved to Greenwich, Connecticut, continuing as a
director and strategic planner for Angela Cummings Jewelry Design,
Inc. until Angela’s retirement.
Her two sons attended both public
and private schools, and she and her husband have been involved
with Brunswick School, Greenwich High School and Harvard University
for many years. She is currently on the Standards and Ethics
Committee of the Greenwich Association of Realtors and a volunteer
as one of the reading specialists at the Boys and Girls Club.
Meri has extensive knowledge about
real estate issues in Greenwich, town activities, as well as a vast
roster of legal, financial and professional services.
On the home front, she can often be
found on beautiful Long Island Sound boating and picnicking with
family and friends.