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Mark Gilrain

Mark Gilrain

Licensed in Connecticut
Westport Office


Tel: (203) 221-0666 x356
Cell: (917) 287-2451

Member Silver Circle
Strategy Star Award - 2013, 2015

Mark Gilrain is a renowned guide to central Fairfield County. He easily shares his knowledge of the area’s beautiful homes, cultural richness, superb municipal services, and natural settings of beach, wood, lake, river, and hill.

Mark comes across his knowledge as a Connecticut native and an area resident. Yet he relates to people who are new to the area, because he is that as well, Mark spent 20 years living away from Fairfield County in New York City before returning in 2011.

Mark’s New York City and out-of-area clients are grateful for his having been down the same road they’re traveling. They value his understanding and his advice while they consider suburban versus urban. Once they’ve made the decision to relocate, his clients appreciate his ability to give them insight on how to make a speedy transition, find new friends, decide on new activities, and build their new lives.

For buyers, Mark offers the balanced perspective that property is a home and an asset. Mark helps clients find properties that are great fits along both dimensions. He also assists in matching purchasers to the best of the incredible choices the area offers – by the beach or away from it all, historic farmhouse or of-the-moment builder’s masterpiece, close to town or near the train, rarefied or on a budget, and more.

For sellers, Mark’s clients realize that tapping his former city is imperative to getting the best price. Mark has an extensive New York City network he leverages and by joining Halstead Property with its dominant Tri-State footprint, he has among the best abilities to tap those critical buyers.

Mark combines his expertise with a natural thoughtfulness. He loves that his clients like working with him, sending him post-meeting messages, for example, that say, “That was fun.” His responsive, easy-going manner generates such comments, as does the fact that it’s backed up by a tremendous amount of hard work.

Prior to his career in real estate, Mark was a Senior Executive in a global technology firm. He was widely known for delivering projects and supporting the employees who worked for him. Now, professional and executive skills he once used for helping corporate clients install large-scale information systems, he uses rewardingly to help individuals buy, sell, and rent homes.

Mark likes to run and race, enjoys the water and beach, and loves spending time with his partner, Rob, and twin sons.

Halstead Connecticut, LLC

Current Listings

Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Mark Gilrain represented the buyer, the seller, or both:


Recent Press

Sound Off: What Are The Best Ways To Put 'Sell' In Home Seller?

Stamford Advocate - Friday, September 22, 2017

On The Market: Home Reimagined With All The Wright Touches

WestPort News - Saturday, December 19, 2015

Sound Off

The Connecticut Post - Sunday, August 23, 2015

Agent Profile

The Connecticut Post - Sunday, July 12, 2015

What You Can Buy

The Connecticut Post - Sunday, July 05, 2015

Architectural Jewel With Lakeside Beauty In Westport

The Connecticut Post - Monday, January 05, 2015

4 Pan Handle Lane: It Is Easy Being Green

Norwalk Hour - Thursday, December 19, 2013

Westport: Connecticut Town With Arts History

Wall Street Journal - Friday, July 05, 2013

Agent Profile: Mark Gilrain

The Connecticut Post - Sunday, June 30, 2013

Halstead Realtors Earn Designation

Darien News-Review - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Featured Blog Posts

A Walk in The Connecticut Woods
A Walk In The Connecticut Woods

On weekday mornings, in the winter, I don rubber boots and jeans and a quilted jacket and a flapped hat. It’s time to walk in a small slice of CT woods.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The Stone Houses of Fairfield County
The Stone Houses Of Fairfield County

“These little houses depend not at all on ornament. They are practically devoid of it. Their details are of the simplest and all alike; also the strictest economy reigns throughout. Nevertheless, if the author may believe what is told to him, to most people they are attractive.” -...
Monday, December 11, 2017

The Best Ways to Put Sell in Home Seller
The Best Ways To Put Sell In Home Seller

In a buyer’s market, homeowners making successful sales put the sell in seller because whether they are selling a studio or estate, there is a lot of competition. Sellers beat that competition by adopting the mindset that professional service providers offer the best product for the best price with the...
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Thank You, Irene, Westport is a Great Getaway
Thank You, Irene, Westport Is A Great Getaway

For many of the years that my client, Irene Cohen, ran one of New York City’s most successful talent placement agencies, her weekly Sunday New York Times ad was simply headlined: “ThankYou, Irene”. Surprisingly no frills, it was also incredibly effective. It made people know who Irene was. And...
Friday, June 09, 2017

Getting a Dog in the Burbs
Getting A Dog In The Burbs

I thought I knew about my town and I thought I met a lot of people in my town. And then I got a dog. Not just any dog. But a handsome puppy. A puppy that just can’t be as smart as he is. A...
Friday, February 17, 2017

10 Hidden Secrets of Westport, CT
10 Hidden Secrets Of Westport, CT

I love Westport and you will too. It’s a town of coastal ease and wonderful, warm people. In the summer, long days are lost on the sand or water, on lawns or the quiet streets of town. In the winter, fireplaces make open-concept living spaces warm while the hills...
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Fairfield County's Running Culture
Fairfield County's Running Culture

One county away from New Haven where Frank Shorter’s early running feats helped fire the starting gun on America’s great running culture, Fairfield County towns for a long time have had so much to offer the runner.
Thursday, June 18, 2015

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 79 Rock Major Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Mark Gilrain, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 221-0666 x356 Cell: (917) 287-2451 mgilrain@halstead.com Adrienne Durkin, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 221-0666 x354 Cell: (917) 596-2068...

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 15 High Point Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Mark Gilrain Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 221-0666 Cell: (917) 287-2451 mgilrain@halstead.com

View From Above: 79 Richmondville Av - Westport, Connecticut

Web #:99147452 - Westport, Connecticut Mark Gilrain Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 221-0666 Cell: (917) 287-2451 mgilrain@halstead.com Jean Coleman Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 221-0666 Cell: (203) 858-5185 jcoleman@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 4 Pan Handle Lane

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Mark Gilrain (203) 221-0666 Cell: (917) 287-2451 mgilrain@halstead.com S. Christopher Halstead (212) 381-3220 Cell: (917) 284-0849 chalstead@halstead.com

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