Fred B. Allyn III, also known as Mayor Fred, was introduced to real estate at a young age. Being a part of a family that was invested in real estate, Mayor Fred was designated for many of the odd jobs related to the field. Spending time doing ground maintenance, rental cleanups, and interior prep and paint, became valuable lessons that led to his desire to purchase his own properties.
Mayor Fred left the state of Connecticut to attend Clemson University in South Carolina where he delved into B.S. Studies in Financial Management, with a focus on real estate. Following college, he eventually made his way back home to Connecticut to join his father, Fred Allyn Jr., in commercial real estate at Bondi & Allyn. In 2002, they broke off and started the franchise Allyn and Associates, LLC. It was in January 2010 that Mayor Fred decided to step out from under the franchise and rebrand the entire team they built and reemerge as Allyn Associates. Maintaining the same staff and team, Allyn Associates thrived under its new name.
On May 1, 2017, Fred B. Allyn III was sworn in as Mayor of Ledyard, Connecticut. While Mayor Fred’s top priorities are currently ensuring proper stewardship of the town’s finances, protecting the safety and health of residents, maintaining accountability and transparency in the town government, and working to attract quality economic growth to fund town projects (while still keeping property taxes in check), he is still very much involved in Allyn Associates. Balancing his role as Mayor with his career as a broker/owner is just another challenge that he sees as an opportunity!
Mayor Fred’s days, nights and often many weekends, are spent at community functions with his wife of 18 years, Jami, and their twin teenagers, Jack and Sophie. Everyone that knows Mayor Fred and his wife Jami, know that their commitment to their town and community relationships remains at the forefront of their hearts and minds.
Lisa Gookin grew up in Norwich, Connecticut, but has lived in Canterbury for the past 32 years. After spending many important years raising her three kids, Lisa made her way into the hospitality industry. Starting at the Ramada Inn in Norwich, Lisa quickly made her presence known by being rewarded “Employee of the Year," which quickly turned into a Captain role. Mystic Marriott caught wind and stole her, making her a Captain of the opening team. This position set her up to move into the Captain and Shift Manager role for the Banquet and Convention Department at Mohegan Sun, where she managed a crew that served thousands of people. Knowing what she was capable of, Mohegan Sun also made her part of the team that oversaw the food and beverage for the entertainers in the arena. Lisa also took on a good portion of the decorating for the banquet and convention department. Always having an interest in real estate, while working at Mohegan Sun, Lisa obtained her real estate license and used it to help friends and family buy/sell their homes.
It was her love for DIY projects, renovating her home with her husband, that pushed her in the direction of focusing solely on real estate. It is here that she learned with a drill in her hand, and her compressor, that she was capable of anything! These DIY projects not only trained her keen eyes to look for details in a home that other realtors might overlook, but these projects have also given her experience and understanding of what goes on behind the walls of a house, which can be extremely valuable to a buyer/seller. Real Estate is now her career focus! With 11 years of experience and a list of real estate designations: E Pro (Electronic Pro), ABR (Accredited Buyer’s Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialists), SRS (Seller Representative Specialists), SFR (Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource), RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert), PSA (Pricing Strategy Advisor), and MRP (Military Relocation Expert), Lisa starts off as your agent, but quickly becomes part of your family. Her goal is to ease your worries, and prove to you that you made the right choice when putting your home buying/selling process into her hands. Her honesty, personal/professional ethics, and strive to make every single client happy, are the exact qualities that get her name passed around quickly.
When Lisa can get away from real estate, she spends time with her husband of 32 years, her three grown children, and her three grandsons (who are the light of her life). Together they enjoy riding the beautiful Connecticut roads, and camping when they can get away (which is never often enough)…and when she is alone, her hobby is still her DIY projects.
If you need a realtor that is going to listen to your needs and wants and turn that into action, Lisa Gookin is the realtor for you. She understands that the buying/selling process is not only the most significant transaction a person makes, but can also be a very overwhelming one. Lisa gets fulfillment out of walking people through this process. You will not find a realtor that will work harder for you, whether you are buying/selling a tiny, small, medium, or large home…YOU are her priority from beginning to end. Your relationship with her will extend well past closing…because that is just the kind of person she is.
Yeminis Baez, who goes by Jamie, moved from Florida to New York with her parents at the age of 16. Not soon after, the family made their way to the state of Connecticut. New London County has been her home since 2002.
After finishing school, Jamie started her career life at Mohegan Sun Casino where she worked as a game dealer and supervisor for 11 years. At the young age of 31, Jamie purchased her first home in Uncasville. While she enjoyed working at the casino, Jamie always had a passion for the local real estate market. In 2016, Jamie turned her passion into a career and earned her real estate license. As an agent, Jamie works in all areas of the real estate market but enjoys the residential sector the most. She takes pride in guiding her clients through the buying/selling process, but her true enjoyment comes from handing over the keys to a first-time home buyer. Jamie is also bilingual, which has come in handy for her Spanish speaking clients.
When Jamie isn’t doing real estate, she is spending time with her young son and family. When the Connecticut weather works in her favor, Jamie loves to be outside with her family. During the summer, they spend time enjoying the beach and local parks…and during the beautiful fall weather, they turn their attention to hiking. Jamie loves the outdoors and makes it a priority to instill the love of nature in her son.
Jamie’s knowledge of the area, and her passion and love for her job make her the perfect choice to help you buy or sell your home.
Yeminis (Jamie) Baez
Lisa Agathos is originally from Norwalk, Connecticut but has lived in the Ledyard area since 2001. Lisa was introduced to the life of real estate by the agent that walked her through the process of buying her home. Coming from a strong administrative background, Lisa knew that real estate would be a fantastic transition to a new career path. In December of 2016, Lisa obtained her real estate license.
You may know Lisa from Sweet Hill Farms in Gales Ferry, Connecticut. Lisa was asked by Fred Allyn Jr. to take on revitalizing this community hot spot. Being bitten by the “farming bug” when she was a little girl, Lisa became the designated property manager for this wonderful community location. She coordinated the entire farm operation! She was behind the sourcing of local animals to raise, the veggie growing, and the beautiful greenhouses full of flowers. Lisa was the key to sparking this favorite community spot.
When Lisa isn’t working on real estate, she is spending time with her two kids. They enjoy family game nights, movies, and when they can…they enjoy swimming. Lisa also loves cooking and enjoys trying out new recipes.
While her real estate focus is on residential properties, she is ready to take on any property need you might have. When you pick Lisa Agathos, know you are choosing someone that loves a good challenge!
Clifford Allyn Jr. is originally from Preston, Connecticut and is a proud alumnus of Norwich Free Academy. Cliff has been with Dominion Energy-Northeast Utilities and several other companies for the past 25 years. He has held positions as a plant maintenance scheduler, planner, and a contractor in plant maintenance at several power plants around the country. Cliff was also the general contractor on two home builds, which is a valuable background to have in the real estate industry.
Cliff took his love and fascination of property and new home construction to the next level by becoming an agent himself. He loves the flexibility of the job and loves that he gets to connect with so many new people. While Cliff deals with all types of real estate, he especially enjoys working with land, new home construction, and commercial properties. Cliff loves that each real estate situation has unique challenges and gives him the opportunity to meet new people. He finds the entire process to be a bit of a match-making challenge…and the most rewarding thing for Cliff is matching his clients with the specific property that fits their every need.
During downtime, Cliff enjoys spending quality time with his wife of 24 years and their two sons. Together they enjoy attending sporting events, relaxing in their pool, bike riding, boating, walking their beagle “Kobe” and just about anything that involves physical activity. Cliff himself loves golfing, shooting hoops, and gardening. Cliff is also a community man as a member of the Preston City Congregational Church, an associate member of the Connecticut Farm Bureau, and a past member of the Preston Fire Department. Cliff has volunteered his time at the Dennison Nature Center in Mystic and is a huge supporter of Autism Speaks and Spina Bifida Association of America.
If you are looking to buy/sell land or commercial property…or if you are interested in new construction, Cliff is the realtor for you! His great attitude and positivity will draw you in the first time you meet him.
Carol Ann Roux was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, but came to Connecticut as fast as she could at the age of two. She grew up in Lebanon and graduated from Lyman Memorial High School. When asked by a teacher as a freshman in high school, “What is your passion?” Carol knew immediately. At a young age, she was focused and driven and surprised the teacher with her response. “I am going to go to college where I will be involved in different groups and organizations to help people. I am going to work in the areas of business and law. My goal is to own investment property within two years of graduating high school.” Talk about knowing your life calling at a young age! While Carol has taken multiple learning paths, picking up tons of knowledge on the way, she has worked hard to achieve those goals she once spoke about as a young adult. Her tenacity and sheer willingness to learn have set her up for a successful career as a real estate agent.
With an early interest in business and computers, after high school, Carol decided to further her education at Three Rivers Community Technical College where she obtained an associate’s degree focusing in business, law and social psychology. She then transitioned over to the University of Connecticut where she received a bachelor’s degree with a dual concentration in Business Management and Social Psychology, and also became a certified paralegal. She is also a member of the honor societies of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Alpha Pi.
With her diversified background in the fields of business, law, and real estate, Carol began her career life as a secretary at Aetna Life Insurance, then moved to become a trainer for new company employees. When she moved to Brooklyn, Connecticut, her itch for more knowledge sparked up again, it was here she learned about investing and began to dabble with remodeling multi-family buildings then quickly transitioned to managing and selling properties. Having the desire to learn more about the financial background, she gained her license for Life Insurance and Home Equity Loans through the State of Connecticut. Her knowledge on the legal aspects of development and acquisition and her experience in various areas of the law as a paralegal has turned out to be a vital attribute to her real estate career.
When Carol isn’t doing real estate, she is wrapped up in her very active and adventuresome family life. She has three children and has been blessed with an ever-growing number of grandchildren. Growing up in a family with the old values and wisdom of family, love, and faith, Carol believes that education and daily learning is the way to be the best version of yourself. She is very passionate about having and creating strong bonds with friends and family. When she isn’t spending time with family, she enjoys organic gardening, ogling over architecture and antiques. She is also involved in community organizations and affiliations. In the community, she has been on a variety of boards, mentoring programs, and outreach committees with fundraising. Being the goal-exceeder she is, Carol was a co-leader for the United Way Campaign with a goal of $56,000…she ignored that goal and jumped past it landing at $80,000.
Carol knows that buying/selling a home can be a very daunting process, but likes to look at it as the most rewarding achievement! With her background knowledge in a wide range of the real estate field, she can easily guide you through the process, putting all of your worries at ease. She welcomes the opportunity to help you sell or achieve your dream of owning a home!
Carol Ann Coleman