About Us

Our “Realtor for the People” tagline and Robin Hood-inspired logo indicate very clearly that Rockoff Realty has a uniquely client-centric, giving-back approach to residential real estate sales.

Our “1% Full-Service Listings” save our home-sellers many thousands of dollars each because the Internet has changed how people shop for homes. Now, you do not have to pay 3% or even 2.5% to sell your home. Rockoff Realty provides the exact same set of services as do the Full-Price Brokers and we deliver great results, but at a fraction of the price. Our fundamental difference is that we do not have the unnecessary cost structures that the Full-Price Brokerages do, and so we pass the savings along.

If you are a home-buyer, we will provide you with exceptional service! We are knowledgeable, experienced, responsive, and passionate about helping you find the right home at the right price. And our “10% Buyer Rebate” gives you cash-back at closing that you can use to buy that new washing machine, help with moving costs, or however you want to spend it. Again, we don’t have the unnecessary cost structures as do the Full-Price Brokers and so we share the savings with you.

The sales results and client reviews are here for you to see and provide testament to the terrific, and money-saving, services we provide. As a result, Rockoff Realty is now the FASTEST-GROWING Full-Service Brokerage in the key markets we serve, Tolland, Middlesex and Hartford counties!

Thank you for visiting our website and please contact us if you would like to learn more about us.

For Our Sellers: 1% Full-Service Listings!

Nowhere is it written or mandated by CT Law that you have to pay 3% or even 2.5% to a Listing Broker to sell your home. Charging these high fees is a hold-over from the days before the Internet. We at Rockoff Realty have the exact same access to MLS as do the Full-Price Brokers and, since we are local, we also provide the same suite of home-selling services as they do. But we don't have their unnecessarily high overhead and costs structures.  So with our “1% Full-Service Listings” we sell your home, just like the Full-Price Brokers do, but at a fraction of the price, and pass the savings on to you.

Rockoff Realty provides the same set of services as do Full-Price Brokers that will charge you 2.5% to 3% to sell your home.  Why pay more?  With Rockoff Realty’s “1% Full-Service Listings” you get great results at a fraction of the price.

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Some Recent Sales and Actual Client Savings:

Home-Seller Savings to Date

We introduced our “1% Full-Service Listings” in September 2017. It takes some time to get the word out to home-sellers that we deliver the same suite of services as do the Full-Price Brokers but at a fraction of the price and there is, understandably, some initial skepticism. People say, “How can this be?  Brokers having been charging 2.5% and even 3% for generations?!” But, as you learn above, Rockoff Realty has the same access to MLS as do the Full-Price Brokers and provides the same set of home-selling services. But we do not have their unnecessary overhead and cost structures, so the savings are passed back to you, the home-seller. Now, with all of the homes sold thus far, you can see that Rockoff Realty’s “1% Full-Service Listing” is the real deal!

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Professional Home Photography by Corrado Galizia

Given that virtually 100% of home-shoppers shop for homes on-line, having excellent listing photos is the single most impactful item in maximizing the listing’s attractiveness, which then directly translates into more showings, and then a quicker and higher dollar sale value.

With this in mind, our “1% Full-Service Listings” include complementary professional home photography shot by Corrado Galizia.  Corrado is a professional photographer who is very experienced and does excellent work.  You can view his home photography gallery at corradogaliziaphotography.com.

For our Buyers: 10% Buyer Rebate!

In keeping with our “Realtor for the People” approach, we believe in giving back to you, the home-buyer.   When you ask about our "10% Buyer Rebate" and sign a Buyer Representation Agreement, you will receive our finest client service and home-buying expertise when we help you buy your next home - and get 10% of our Buyer Broker commission at closing!  You won't be sacrificing anything in terms of service - we provide superior home buying guidance and expertise, and you can read our reviews below that prove this. It's just that with our cost structure that is lower than the Full-Price Brokers, we are glad to be able to pass the savings on to you, the home-buyer.

The Rebate is paid at closing and is based on the net Buyer Broker Commission that Rockoff Realty receives. Please note that if you are using a loan to purchase your home, the Rebate is subject to lender approval.

As an example, if you buy a home for $300,000 and the Buyer Broker commission is 2.5%, the commission to Rockoff Realty is $7,500. In this case, you would receive $750 from us at closing.

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Rockoff Realty is proud to partner with the Manchester Animal Control (“MAC”) to facilitate as many adoptions as possible of our furry friends in need of a new home. Each time one of our clients buys or sells a home, we make a contribution of $100 to MAC which covers the $50 adoption fee and allows $50 for any extra medicines or supplies that the adopted pet needs. The program is coordinated by our own Lauren Misunas for Rockoff Realty and she works in conjunction with Elease McConnell at MAC. So to learn more about how you can donate or adopt, please call Lauren at 860-719-2034 or Elease at 860-645-5516, or visit MAC’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ManchesterCTAnimalControl/

 

Featured Rescue - Lorraina

Meet Lorraina, our special needs girl! Miss Lorraina is a sweet 5-7 year old, long haired orange tabby, who is very affectionate & litter-box trained. She was found on the Manchester/Bolton line where MAC came to her rescue her and heal her back & tail injuries. Unfortunately, due to the severity of her tail injury it will be amputated and she will need to be an indoor only kitty. Due to her medical needs if you want more information on this pretty girl, please contact MAC or Lauren. While her past is unknown, she is ready to put her best paw forward in her new home with you!

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Our Team

Kevin Rockoff

Kevin Rockoff

Kevin has been a licensed Agent since 2004 and became a Broker and founded Rockoff Realty, LLC in 2009. Kevin has been also successfully buying and rehabilitating homes since 1997 and our clients find his construction experience to be extremely helpful in the home buying and selling process.
Cathie Rockoff

Cathie Rockoff

Cathie has been a licensed agent since 2005. Cathie has a flair for design and provides expertise in staging homes for sale. She has successfully worked with many, many clients over the years to make the home buying and selling process as seamless and pleasurable as possible.
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Lauren Misunas

Lauren earned her Realtor's license in 2017 and she has already worked with quite a few clients to successfully help them buy and sell homes. She is a very hard worker and provides excellent client service. As she is such a fast learner she is well on her way to becoming a superior Realtor. Lauren is passionate about animals and operates her own pet-sitting business. She also manages our "Realtor for the Rescues" pet adoption program in conjunction with the Manchester Animal Control Office. We are thrilled to have her on our team!
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Tracy Wagner

Tracy brings her 13+ years of real estate experience to Rockoff Realty and we are thrilled to have her! Tracy understands the power of our "1% Full-Service" listings and is eager to save her clients many thousands of $ without sacrifice as she sells their homes. Tracy is extremely knowledgeble about residential real estate and her professionalism and client-focus makes her one of the best Realtors we have met. Again, we are super-excited she is on our team!!
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Chris Tuthill

Chris received his Realtor’s license in November 2018 and we are very pleased to have him on our team. Chris lives in Glastonbury with his wife, Heather, and son, Grant. Chris is a licensed electrician and owns his own company, Tuthill Electric. Being a licensed electrician and very knowledgeable about many aspects of home construction and safety, Chris will add a lot of value to your home-selling and buying experience.
We are delighted to have Kaila join Rockoff Realty as our Marketing Manager as she has the experience, energy, and optimism to help us spread the word of our terrific programs. A  2014 graduate of Bentley University in 2014 with a BASc in Business Management, Kaila is very experienced across all media platforms. She and her husband, Derek, live in Andover and Kaila is also a competitive dancer with "Team Leggoo".

Kaila Lockhart

We are delighted to have Kaila join Rockoff Realty as our Marketing Manager as she has the experience, energy, and optimism to help us spread the word about our superior real estate services and unique client-centric approach. A 2014 graduate of Bentley University in 2014 with a BASc in Business Management, Kaila is very experienced across all media platforms. She and her husband, Derek, live in Andover and Kaila is also a competitive dancer with "Team Leggoo".

Client Testimonials

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Working with Cathie was by far the best real estate experience I have had. I wasn’t very sure about what I wanted and she spent so much time showing me house after house when my priorities kept changing. We must have looked at over 60 houses! Cathie was patient, insightful and helped me think through each decision. She was always available to talk or go see properties and would always have additional houses for me to look at. There was no pressure to buy and she truly wanted me to be happy regardless of price point. I would highly recommend working with Cathie to any prospective buyer.

Ashley Slaybaugh

Purchased 33 Lake Road, Andover
588 Booth Hill Road, Shelton. Sold January 2019. Clients saved $6,600!

"Kevin is a great realtor. He made the home buying and selling process for us very stress free, all for only 1%! He was extremely attentive to every step in the home buying and selling process. From the initial deposit to the closing Kevin was on top of it the whole time. Kevin even gave me a call two days after the closing to see how the move was going. All around great guy."

Mike Mazzarella

116 Cheney Road, Malborough

Working with Mr. Rockoff during the process of selling my house was an excellent experience. Communication was easy by text, phone, or email and his response time was perfect. Within moments of our first meeting at the property, Kevin swiftly identified a few areas that needed improvement in order to facilitate a timely, market-value sale. His connections with local contractors made chimney repair and deck replacement quick and cost effective. After listing the house, Kevin personally showed and sold it. He negotiated a fair sale price and saw the deal through to a successful closing. In short, Mr. Rockoff & Rockoff Realty delivered a very high level of service in an efficient manner, and DID IT ALL FOR ONLY 1%. I enthusiastically recommend Rockoff Realty to everyone seeking to buy or sell a home.

Mark Yorgensen

64 Abbey Road, East Hampton. Sold August 2018. Clients saved $6,700!

"Having built the one and only home we have lived in, we had never gone through the buying and selling process. Kevin answered all of our questions, putting us at ease with the little details. He was always available to us and quick to get back to us. He was extremely easy to work with and never pushed us to do something beyond our means. Cathie was extremely helpful in "staging" our home, being brutally honest with us to show it in the best possible way. You have to emotionally remove yourself from you home when you are selling it, and Cathie made that happen for us. They make a great team and made our home sale a positive experience."

Paul and Michele Gliha

2357 New London Turnpike, Glastonbury. Sold July 2018. 
Clients saved $5,500!

"I saw Rockoff Realty's ad in the "Glastonbury Neighbors Magazine" and, needing to sell my home and wanting to save as much money as possible, I gave Kevin a call. Kevin explained to me how the Internet has completely changed how people shop for homes and that I did not have to pay a Broker 3% or even 2.5% to effectively sell my home. It made sense to me so I hired him. Kevin took great photos, including ones with his own drone, and my listing went immediately on all the most popular websites. He conducted open houses and within a two months we had a good contract. Kevin's experience was critical because we had some inspection and appraisal issues to work through, and he guided the process like the expert he is. Kevin and his "1% Full-Service Listing" really does work and I saved over $4,000 compared to what other Brokers were trying to charge me."

-Mel Sharp

"Working with Kevin was a fantastic experience. As a first time home buyer I needed a lot of guidance on everything from the property search to the paperwork. Thankfully, Kevin had a deep knowledge of the local market and we were able to find the perfect place in relatively short order. He guided me through entire process, and was able to recommend a top notch local home inspector with 30+ years of combined building and inspecting experience. The paperwork was painless and at no point did I ever feel uncomfortable, or rushed. His desire to know the client, understand what they want and provide them the best possible options are just some of the reasons that set him apart. No matter what time or day I would call or texted, Kevin would respond right away – With all of the attention I was given I felt like I was his only client. He is honest, sincere and I can’t recommend the guy enough."

Steve Davis

Tedisky Sold! - Sept 2017

"As first-time home buyers, my husband and I needed a lot of hand-holding through the home searching and buying process. Kevin and his wife Cathy were amazing. From our first call, we knew we selected the right team for our search. Kevin was patient, knowledgeable, and responsive to all our  questions (even the trivial ones). In addition to the skills of a traditional agent, Kevin helped point us to other experts to assist us in the process as he has a great network. Kevin took the time to get to know us individually and as a couple so he knew what we each wanted in our first home and what worked for our overall lifestyle. We love our new home because it reflects our style, checks off all our "must-haves" and was a great price for our budget. We. would definitely recommend him to others as he feels like part of the family!"

 

-Jocelyn Tedisky

What an amazing property! An adorable 3 bedroom, 1 and 1/5 bath home with a gorgeous stone fireplace and an open floor plan. Enjoy the beautiful over-sized front porch and a nice deck off of the kitchen overlooking a very nicely landscaped yard that affords tremendous privacy on 3.7 acres. And then there's the over-sized mechanics garage - what a dream building to work on cars and/or as a workshop! There is a loft over the garage for extra storage and can be finished. And the location - only minutes from Stores UConn. New water heater, upgraded electric panel and the house is wired for whole-house generator. Each room has individual electric baseboards but the wood/coal stove in the basement can heat the whole house!

"I am writing this review for Kevin Rockoff who handled the selling of my home with top notch professionalism.  My home sold within two days of being listed.  His 1% fees were well below other real estate agents and very much appreciated.  I would highly recommend Kevin Rockoff to other prospective home sellers."

-Christopher James

18 Kingswood Trail, Coventry

Cathie was awesome to work with. I went into the home search process knowing little about what I was looking for beyond "a house" - I couldn't even really narrow down a general geographic area. Cathie was extremely patient and spent a Saturday showing me houses in three counties. Fortunately for the mileage on our cars, I found a house that I love on the first day. Once I was seriously considering making an offer on the house, I never felt pressured into making any decisions, but she was honest with what she expected for the possibility of competing offers given the time that it had been on the market, the time of year, and its location.

Once the offer was in and accepted (under listing price!), Cathie was great about walking me through the rest of the process. As a first-time home buyer, I had a lot of questions and more than a little anxiety, and she was always responsive and patient. She's very approachable and made my tour of Connecticut houses and, somehow, a house inspection fun. I'd recommend her to anyone.

Lauren Mansfield

"I listed a Condominium in East Hampton for Sale with Rockoff Realty's 1 % listing program. I was initially a skeptic - will I receive the same level of service, professionalism and attention to detail as other real estate companies? My experience with Rockoff proved that my decision to move forward with Rockoff Realty and the 1% program was correct. Kevin handled every aspect of the transaction, from the listing, photos, contracts, offers, to the final closing. It makes my life easier in one important respect - I saved a lot of money and now I don’t have to shop for a Real Estate Company!”

-Winston Averill

"I decided to buy my first home in June 2012. I met Kevin through a co worker and decided to use him as my agent. I found the home I wanted at the end of June and the papers were signed by the middle of August. Kevin is very knowledgeable and also great with negotiating. If there is a problem with  the process he works diligently to handle it effectively. Definitely an A+. I would recommend Kevin to everyone that is looking to buy a home."

-James Baird

"Cathie was wonderful to work with as we searched for our first home. She went above and beyond when the first house we were under contract with fell through while we were across the country on our honeymoon and by the time we arrived home we were under contract with a new home that we are now  settled into and incredibly happy with. Cathie was always prompt in responding and answering our questions and even continued to get answers for us on things we hadn't thought to ask after the closing. I highly recommend her to anyone in search of a new (or first) home."

-Katie Fuller

"Kevin is very personable and easy to talk to. He also helps you prioritize your needs and then assists you with the compromise. He responds in a timely matter and is very knowledgable about the whole process of buying and selling a home. And he follows up after the purchase and continues to be available until you are all set."

-Rachel Girouard

"I was told by the another realtor I was working with "I was a shopper not a buyer". I felt defeated after months of looking. I am a single mom and doing this whole process alone as a first time home buyer. I met Kevin by chance, he insisted the very first day I spoke to him he would find me a home.  I told him I have looked at almost every home on the market in my price range with no luck. He said again WE will find you a home. I told him exactly what I was looking for, what I needed, wanted and did NOT want. He listened. He was immediately responsive when I had questions or wanted to set up a showing. A few showings later we found a house that was perfect for my little family and my wallet. He didn't push me to spend more than I could, he stayed firm with the price I needed to get the home for. He gave honest advise, and guided me through the entire process. I couldn't have asked for a better first time home buyer experience. I would recommend him time and time again."

-Gina Pezzente

"Kevin is an outstanding Realtor that is truly willing to go the extra mile for his client. I would not think twice about using Kevin again and I highly recommend him for your real estate needs."

-Cody Johansen

"In 2008, I was living in a small apartment and was ready to make the jump into home ownership. After talking with friends and co-workers and having heard great things about them, I reached out to Kevin and Cathie of Rockoff Realty. Being in the early stages of my career at the time, I was on a  tight budget as I began my home search, and both Kevin and Cathie understood this and provided a no-pressure, comfortable experience when looking at homes. When I found the right home for me, it turned out to be a "short sale" listing. Kevin and Cathie masterfully guided me through the (albeit, complicated) process and I closed on the home without incident. Some years later after getting married, with my wife and I having had our first child and planning on a second, we decided that it was time to trade up to a larger home in a different community. Because of the positive experience that I had with Rockoff Realty in the purchase of my first home, they were my first call when we decided to list the home and search for another one. After receiving an offer on our home, Kevin showed us a variety of homes which were the size we needed, had the features that we wanted and fell within our price range, again with the knowledgeable, low-pressure approach that I had come to expect from Rockoff Realty. Ultimately, my wife and I put an offer in on a home that met the needs of our growing family. Due to some financial issues on the part of our buyer and incompetence on the part of our buyer's mortgage provider, the process became somewhat drawn out. Despite these challenges posed by our buyer, Kevin and his team worked diligently to keep the sale progressing, masterfully navigating through the process. Ultimately, we closed on the sale of our former home and on the purchase of our new, beautiful home which we are both very pleased with."

-Cory LaChance

"Kevin was a pro through and through. At first contact he did everthing he said he would and in a timely manner. When house came under contract and issue arose they when communicated and taken care of very quickly."

16 Dogwood Dr, East Hampton. Sold January 2019. Client saved $6,300!

Jim Gagliano

"Kevin Rockoff has all the qualities of a successful real estate agent. He is organized with attention to detail, he has connections and representation, Tenacity, Honesty, and VERY Hardworking!!!! As a first time buyer I really had no clue of where to start and what the important questions were I  needed answered before putting in a offer or deciding if a home was a good fit for me or not. I never worried with Kevin he would explain the buying procedure until I understood and gave me Very Valuable suggestions and recommendations. He only recommends the best of the best!! I couldn't have gone through this whole process without Kevin's guidance. Thanks KEVIN!!!!"

-Elizabeth Strout

"I first met Kevin in 2006. I was looking to buy my first house, and I had a different agent who was not responsive. I was getting turned off on the whole process, but then I stumbled onto Kevin by chance. Kevin was very responsive, helpful, and just plain fun to be around (a very important  quality because we spent a lot of time together looking for houses). I bought my first house in December 2006 in Tolland, CT. We stayed friends and stayed in touch. When my wife and I decided to up-size our family and our house in 2012, we called Kevin. Kevin helped us find the perfect house in Manchester, CT and sold our house in Tolland. He made a stressful process enjoyable. Thanks Kevin!"

-Steve Watson

"I worked with Kevin on two separate occasions to buy houses. Kevin has a very patient and no-pressure approach that made looking at houses an enjoyable experience. He is extremely knowledgeable and always went out of his way to point out things that I would not have noticed. I was always left with  the feeling that his goal was to help me find the house that was best for me, as opposed to just selling me a house. He was also very accommodating in making himself available very quickly. Finally, I found him to be very good with people which was a benefit when it came to negotiating a deal. I would highly recommend Kevin in buying or selling a house, and I will certainly be contacting him again should the need arise."

-Chris Bugbee

Cathie was kind, competent, and extremely accessible for an incredibly time sensitive purchase. I truly felt she was in my corner and advocated for items on my behalf. I am impressed and grateful - and would recommend her for first time home buyers especially!

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