Sara Franzese

Licensed RE Salesperson

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Sara Franzese
Licensed RE Salesperson

Situated beside Long Island Sound and the famed Five Mile River Darien offers small-town waterfront living at the center of bustling Fairfield County. An easy commute to Manhattan and quick access to surrounding communities make Darien a popular place to settle down.
I have local expertise and global connections. This is a winning combination when I market your property to the world. My affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World further enhances my ability to network on a worldwide basis with the premier real estate firms around the world.

At a glance

My Communities
Darien, Rowayton

Lives In
Darien

About me

I grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota and I have twin boys in third grade and a daughter in first at Holmes School.   In Minneapolis I worked as an Employee Benefits Consultant and was responsible for coordinating and delivering employee education related to my client’s defined contribution plans.  I held NASD Securities Licenses 6 and 63 and obtained the Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) designation, considered the standard of excellence in the industry, from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. After a move to Manhattan, I was hired as Office Manager by an alternative investment firm with $25 billion in assets under management.  While overseeing the New York office, I successfully coordinated a $7 million dollar office renovation and headquarter relocation - from initial design to material selection - culminating in the physical move of 100+ employees. I love Darien because it’s reminiscent of the “Land... More

Professional Associations & Designations

I am a member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Darien Board of Realtors, Darien Multiple Listing Service, Greater Fairfield County CMLS and Leading Real Estate Companies of the World - a global real estate network affiliation.

Personal Interests

A good laugh.  A good walk.  And good food.  Early American history.  Politics (most of the time).  Road trips.  Sailing (getting better).  Skiing (also getting better). Design that speaks to me.  Spaces that make sense. 

Community Involvement

Darien is community-centric and volunteer-oriented.  I’ve met many great friends through the many ways I’ve volunteered since moving to town in 2006. I am a Trustee of the Darien Library, Co-Chair of the Holmes Elementary School PTO and a former Catechist at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Served as Campaign Manager for Darien First (2015), Co-Chair of the Darien Memorial Day Parade (2013-2015), Co-Chair Darien Fireworks (2015), Terrie Wood for State Representative (2014) and We Are United (2013), and was a member of... More

My Communities