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About Neumann | Kelly Properties

The Neumann | Kelley Properties team at Houlihan Lawrence is one of Connecticut and New York’s most versatile real estate teams. Shaylene Neumann and Joe Kelley are inspirational leaders creating a strong pathway for their team to meet and exceed your real estate goals in residential, equestrian, vacation and waterfront real estate.

Active in Fairfield, Litchfield, Hartford and New Haven counties in Connecticut and Westchester, Putnum and Dutchess counties in   downstate New York, as well the vacation counties in the Tug Hill and Finger Lakes regions of Upstate New York, Shaylene and Joe always go the extra mile to provide exceptional service. Together with their extensive market knowledge, expert negotiating skills and keen eye, they are perfectly poised to help you find your exclusive property niche.

Shaylene Neumann

Shaylene grew up in Ridgefield as a second-generation Realtor beginning her real estate journey in 1991. Along with her siblings, she was an owner/partner of her family-owned and operated business, Neumann Real Estate, which they grew to become the premier real estate company in their local area. In March 2022, Neumann Real Estate joined forces with Houlihan Lawrence, extending the power of the #1 brokerage in Greenwich and Westchester into Fairfield County. A licensed Realtor for nearly 20 years, Shaylene is consistently recognized for her real estate knowledge, dynamic personality, and local area expertise. She was the team lead for the Shaylene Neumann Team for the past five years. In conjunction with her husband, Joe Kelley, Shaylene and Joe expanded to form the Neumann | Kelley Properties Team at Houlihan Lawrence.

Shaylene is a highly experienced real estate agent with over 30 years in the industry specializing in equestrian properties, luxury homes, lakefront properties and land with large acreages. She has a passion for horses and has owned her horse "Lucy" for 19 years. Shaylene is licensed in Connecticut and New York and is dedicated to matching her clients needs with the perfect properties.

Joe Kelley

Joe joined Neumann Real Estate in 2018 and formed Neumann | Kelley Properties with his wife Shaylene following the transition to Houlihan Lawrence. Prior to obtaining his real estate license in both CT and NY, Joe spent numerous years in the United States Air Force, including Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He subsequently fostered an almost 20-year corporate career, culminating in a position as the Vice President of Human Resources for Atlas Air in Purchase, NY before retiring. Joe’s strengths and abilities in leadership, team building, coaching, and mentoring lend themselves to the world of real estate. He understands that buying and selling real estate can be stressful and pledges to utilize his skill set to lower your stress level and make your experience as pleasurable as possible. Constant ongoing communication, and unprecedented accessibility are his calling cards! Joe specializes in all aspects of residential real estate and land. When not assisting clients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, entertaining friends, traveling, and relaxing at the cabin he and Shaylene own on the Salmon River Reservoir in upstate New York.

Diana Santos

Diana joined Neumann | Kelley Properties in 2023 and is a long time New Fairfield resident. She has enjoyed a distinguished 18-year career as a licensed realtor in both CT and NY and is passionate in assisting both buyers and sellers. The hallmarks of her service include commitment, hard work, enthusiasm, integrity and professionalism. She makes herself available to clients with complete accessibility and looks forward to forming new friendships with all of them. Diana’s goal is to give only the best service to all clients when selling or finding a home. As an added bonus, Diana is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish!

Courtney Smith-DeRosa

Lifelong Connecticut Resident with a Passion for Real Estate

Courtney brings a unique blend of marketing expertise and local knowledge to the real estate industry. Having spent over 10 years in corporate marketing, she possesses strong communication, negotiation, and project management skills. Now, as a licensed realtor® with a lifelong love for Connecticut and its communities, Courtney is dedicated to helping her clients achieve their real estate goals.

Deep Roots, Local Expertise

A resident of Fairfield County for most of her life, Courtney offers a deep understanding of the area's diverse neighborhoods, from the vibrant Gold Coast to the scenic beauty of Candlewood Lake and the charming northwest mountains. She leverages her local knowledge to guide clients through the home buying or selling process with a focus on their specific needs and aspirations.

From Brand Management to Building Dreams

Courtney's passion for real estate stems from a lifelong fascination with homes and their character. She enjoys helping clients find the perfect place to call home, a place that reflects their unique style and needs.

A Multifaceted Approach

Her extensive marketing background equips Courtney to effectively showcase properties and target the right audience. Her meticulous eye for detail ensures a smooth and seamless transaction for her clients.

Professional Affiliations

Northern Fairfield Association of Realtors® Smart Multiple Listing Service®
When not working, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband (also a Fairfield County native!), their young son, and their rescue pup. They are an active part of the Candlewood Lake community.

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