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New Connecticut Real Estate Brokerage Offers Undivided Loyalty to Sellers

Thomaston CT Real Estate Agent

Pictured here Kathleen Logan, Broker of Sellers Trust Real Estate of Litchfield County and Steve Schappert, home improvement & real estate expert and founder of Sellers Trust Real Estate.

Steve Schappert of The Green Marketing Company and BIOS Building Technologies has launched Sellers Trust Real Estate.  The new company only represents sellers and never uses dual agency agreements. Drawing on a lifetime of experience Schappert’s new company specializes in prepping, staging and marketing homes to maximize seller profit.

Kathleen Logan signed on as the designated broker for Sellers Trust Real Estate of Litchfield County in April and Sellers Trust Real Estate LLC was formed on April 15th.

Kathleen Logan, Broker contributes over 25 years of experience in real estate transactions to every seller who would like to sell in today’s buyers market.

I am proud to be a part of this new concept. I am proud to be a part of this new company, Sellers Trust Real Estate of Litchfield County. Real Estate has been a lifelong career for me. I grew up in a Real Estate environment lending firsthand experience with property leasing & management, to operating a Real Estate company in Thomaston, CT.

Sellers Trust exemplifies real estate sales done right for me.  When I owned and operated my own company for 16 years, back in 1995, representation for the seller was understood and buyer brokerage did not exist. In contrast, today, buyer’s broker contracts are mandatory in the state of CT. Most agents are highly motivated to have a buyer brokerage signed to get paid wherein Seller representation is technically there (through the agency) but is it really practiced?

Sellers Trust Real Estate of Litchfield County is a new company designed to Represent Only Sellers! How refreshing it is to specialize in this niche of real estate! Sellers need this specialized representation and it’s time they get it!

At Sellers Trust of Litchfield County, we have a comprehensive marketing plan for every seller. We have major professional marketing strategies! Your home will be so advertised it will be seen from around the world, to your neighbor and right up to your doorstep. You will be proud to have the Sellers Trust Real Estate sign in your front yard! Stephen Schappert, founder & proprietor of Sellers Trust Real Estate is a marketing rocket and he leaves no stone unturned for your home to be featured.

 Sellers Trust Real Estate of Litchfield County & Sellers Trust World Headquarters are located at 147 Elm Street Thomaston.  The property was built and owned by Seth Thomas, the world famous clock maker in 1854. The home was designed by Palliser and Palliser of Bridgeport CT and was featured in the book American Victorian Cottage Homes published in 1878.  In the mid 1870’s the home was purchased by EG Bradstreet an executive at Seth Thomas Clocks. The home is currently referred to as Doc Sampson’s house by locals, many of whom had been delivered by Doc.

Why “In Dual Agency, the Brokerage Firm does not represent the Buyer or Seller exclusively, and the parties cannot expect the Brokerage Firm’s undivided loyalty.”   – Chapter 1, Page 19 Connecticut Real Estate Practice and Law, Dearborn.

Our corporate office located 147 Elm Street, Thomaston, CT.


Kathleen Logan, Broker  860-459-4330

Steve Schappert, Founder 203-994-3950

Home Renovation ROI

LS004639Here’s the reality to renovations that are promoted on TV by Home Improvement sponsors. You loose money every time you shop. You can renovate yourself in to the poor house. If you are looking for the master list of improvements paid for by banks across America take a look at the 6 step plan that was developed and implemented by home improvement and real estate expert Steve Schappert.

This 6 step plan will make you money every time.

Compare it to the list below and realize you loose money on every single suggestion.

The Remodeling 2016 Cost vs. Value Report, produced by Remodeling, details estimated costs for 30 home-improvement projects. The report also includes an estimated value homeowners can expect to recover from a specific renovation or addition when they sell their home. With the help of the report, we break down the cost and resale value of some of the most popular renovations—from kitchens and bathrooms to decks and basements. The figures are organized by region as well as the national average. To learn more and view all 36 project cost and value estimates, check out, where you can download the report in its entirety for free. © 2016 Hanley Wood, LLC.


New Exclusive Listing Brokerage Hiring One Agent For Each Town in CT 

We will only hire one agent per town. We then help you build a team to serve your market.
We are also hiring 1 master broker per county, 1 per state and 1 per country, millionaires will be made!

Sellers Trust is a new employee owned, social business enterprise based on the concepts of Nobel Prize Winners.

We Believe: You can live well by doing the right thing and you can earn more by specializing.

Company has a Global Expansion Plan with profit share and recruiting bonus.

Call Steve Schappert at 203-994-3950

What’s In A Name?   Everything!

In a fast paced world of endless advertising you have a fraction of a second to stand out in a crowd. The company name should embody your values and your company’s distinguishing characteristics.  In a heartbeat the name Sellers Trust Real Estate telegraphs to the world who is most important to us and what we do.  Founder, Steve Schappert said, “ I believe long term business success comes from putting the client first, so it made sense to name the company after my clients instead of naming it after me.”

Focus Leads To Success in Real Estate

 Legendary real estate trainer, Mike Ferry released a report in August of 2014 suggesting agents pick one side of the transaction.

“I believe the skill set of an agent who works with buyers is completely different than the skill set of an agent who works on listings. Yes, they both have fundamental skills that all salespeople need … the ability to manage your time, the ability to follow up on leads, the ability to prequalify, the ability to present, etc.”

Mike Ferry went on to state:

“… The skill set of a listing agent and buyer’s agent are different from that point forward, meaning the ability to present in a fashion that causes a buyer or seller to sign a contract. … I (have thought) for years that when an agent gets their license they should have to actually declare, ‘I want to work with buyers’ or ‘I want to work with sellers.’ The majority of agents do not have the total package of skill sets to do both and, in most cases, aren’t willing to learn them because they are so vast and … if they chose one and learned it well and practiced it … they could, then, possibly in the future learn the other one.”

Real Estate coach Bernice Ross had this to say, “Sadly, the majority of agents lack the skills to do either job well. Every year hundreds of thousands of licensees fail to close a single deal. In some areas up to 80 percent of new agents fail to renew their license on their first renewal date. In fact, as early as 2001 the National Association ofRealtors was reporting that 7 percent of the agents were conducting 93 percent of the business. Even today, the best estimates indicate that 10 percent of the agents are still conducting about 90 percent of the business.” -Bernice Ross, CEO of, is a national speaker, author and trainer with over 1,000 published articles and two best-selling real estate books.

Contact us right now to learn about opportunities in your area.

Steve Schappert 203-994-3950

Connecticut Dept of Consumer Protection: Dual Agency

Dual Agency   If a real estate agent working on the sale of a particular home also represents a client who might be interested in buying that home, by law, the agent must provide both the seller and the potential buyer with a “Dual Agency Consent Agreement” form to sign.

A sales agent is supposed to work only for the seller, but by signing the Dual Agency Consent Agreement, the seller waives that right and agrees that the agent is free to represent both buyer and seller in the deal.

The form outlines the process to be followed to ensure that the sale is completely fair to both the seller and buyer.

Neither seller nor buyers should agree to Dual Agency if they feel it’s not in their best interest.

IMPORTANT: Some agents urge clients to sign a Dual Agency form (as “just a formality”) when they sign the agent up to sell their home. This is not a fair practice. Consumers should not sign the Dual Agency consent form in advance. A seller should sign the form only if and when another client of their sales agent is ready to make an offer on the seller’s home.

Source: DCP: Dual Agency

Trust company – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A trust company is a corporation, especially a commercial bank, organized to perform the fiduciary of trusts and agencies. It is normally owned by one of three types of structures: an independent partnership, a bank, or a law firm, each of which specializes in being a trustee of various kinds of trusts and in managing estates. Trust companies are not required to exercise all of the powers that they are granted. Further, the fact that a trust company in one jurisdiction does not perform all of the trust company duties in another jurisdiction is irrelevant and does not have any bearing on whether either company is truly a “trust company”. Therefore, it is safe to say that the term “trust company” must not be narrowly construed.The “trust” name refers to the ability of the institution’s trust department to act as a trustee – someone who administers financial assets on behalf of another. The assets are typically held in the form of a trust, a legal instrument that spells out who the beneficiaries are and what the money can be spent for.A trustee will manage investments, keep records, manage assets, prepare court accountings, pay bills (depending on the nature of the trust) medical expenses, charitable gifts, inheritances or other distributions of income and principal.Contents  [hide] 1 Estate administration1.1 Environmental and historic preservation trusts2 Asset management3 Escrow services4 Corporate trust services5 See alsoEstate administration[edit]A trust company can be named as an executor or personal representative in a last will and testament. The responsibilities of an executor in settling the estate of a deceased person include collecting debts, settling claims for debt and taxes, accounting for assets to the courts and distributing wealth to beneficiaries.Estate planning is usually also offered to allow clients to structure their affairs so as to minimise inheritance taxes and probate costs. In the United States, one of the primary profit centers for a trust company is commissions earned from selling various types of insurance products designed to minimize the estate tax charged to a person.

A trust officer may provide guardian and conservator services, acting as guardian of a minor’s property until adulthood or as conservator of the estate of an adult unable to handle his or her own finances.Environmental and historic preservation trusts[edit]Some trust companies are formed not merely for the benefit of a minor or an individual trustee, but for the preservation of nature or historic sites.Asset management[edit]

A trust department provides investment management, including securities market advice, investment strategy and portfolio management, management of real estate and safekeeping of valuables.

Source: Trust company – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia