Executive Director of Operations, Director of Sales, Darien
In his day-to-day role, Ned is responsible for the overall operations for the seven local offices as well as the management of more than 60 agents in Darien and Rowayton.
Edward (Ned) Saunders is Executive Director of Operations for the Connecticut offices of Halstead Property and the Director of Sales at the Halstead Property office in Darien and Rowayton. In his day-to-day role, Ned is responsible for the overall operations for the seven local offices as well as the management of more than 60 agents in Darien and Rowayton.
Over the course of his tenure at the Wheeler office, Ned has developed business strategies to enhance operating performance and meet sales objectives. In his managerial role, Ned has grown the companyâ€™s relocation referral business into an award-winning office in the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World network of 700 independent real estate offices. He has also helped to create training programs for agents and coached them to help improve sales performance.
Prior to his management position, Ned worked as a licensed real estate agent in Connecticut where he developed a reputation for truly understanding a clientâ€™s needs and working effortlessly to meet them. As a result, his strong work ethic and positive, team oriented attitude helped him to create a solid network of both clients and agents and he was promoted to a managerial position. His past agent experience is a true asset when managing the office and in the recruitment efforts. To this day, he thrives on the fast-paced, high-pressure real estate environment that occurs when a transaction is about to be complete.
Before joining the Wheeler office, Ned was a Vice President / Branch Manager for TD Waterhouse Investor Services, Inc. in the Greenwich and Stamford branch offices, holding licenses Series 7, 63, 65, 9 & 10. In this leadership position, he oversaw the people management component of the branch and was responsible for the recruitment, coaching and development activities of associates. Prior to his managerial role, Ned was a Sales Agent for many years where he consistently received Sales Awards for his exceptional performance.
Born and raised in Darien, Ned has extensive knowledge about the town as well as the surrounding communities. In his spare time, Ned enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He also enjoys golf, tennis, baseball & gardening. His claim to fame was a try out with the New York Yankees in 1979.
Ned received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from New England College where he was captain of the menâ€™s tennis team. He holds a Connecticut Real Estate Sales Person license.