Real Estate Panel Bios



Elyse Harney Morris is Principal Broker & Co-Owner of Elyse Harney Real Estate.  Elyse’s land and farm connections are invaluable to her success in marketing and selling large parcels of land and farms.


Elyse grew up in Salisbury. Before joining her mother as co-owner of the agency, Elyse had a career in resort marketing & management and had lived in the Caribbean, Hawaii, Aspen, and Oregon. 


Elyse was the recipient of the Five Star Agent Award – Connecticut Magazine 2012- 2018.

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Kristine Newell is Regional Manager at William Pitt Sotheby’s for Litchfield & Hartford Counties and oversees the brokerages in Washington Depot, Litchfield, Kent, Salisbury, and Avon.


Following a career in television news, Kristine become one of the youngest top producers in Litchfield County.  After she became Manager in 2015, she successfully attained number one market share in Litchfield County, while also moving 4 offices and opening an additional 2 for the company. She also developed her agency to become the number one agency in Berkshire County.


Kristine is regularly a guest speaker and has been quoted in USA Today, CNN, ABC, and other media outlets.  She is the current President of the Litchfield County Board of Realtors.

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Patricia Best is a Partner at Best & Cavallaro (founded 2006) and has been a full-time resident of Lakeville since 1992.  Pat designed and built 5 homes in the Salisbury/ Sharon area including 3 for personal use and 2 for resale. She also has a passion for design and renovation, having  been a partner in the renovation of several area homes including an historic 1845 Greek Revival in Lakeville.


Pat has been a very active volunteer for non-profits, including Chair of the Board of Tri-Arts at The Sharon Playhouse for over 15 years as well as performing onstage. She has been a successful fundraiser for and benefactor of many other local non-profits.  Pat is a longtime member of the Twin Lakes Beach Club and Sharon Country Club where she enjoys her passion for tennis.

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Robin Leech's submitted bio:  “I have been in real estate business as both a residential appraiser and a real estate broker for many years since 1974. I love what I do and love being an independent full time active real estate broker, licensed in CT, NY, and MA.  I feel I know more about how country real estate should be sold than most of my peers, many of whom have not been around to know what I know.  We have a great area to live in, and it is even better now given the climate changes that are occurring throughout the country.”

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