KMS Partners LLC, is an exclusive partnership within the
Coldwell Banker Westport-Riverside real estate office.

Sheila Keenan is a people person. She’s spent her life volunteering for a wide variety of causes: special needs, the Fresh Air Fund, her church. She spent a dozen years as an EMT, and even more with the Rotary. A Westporter for over five decades she knows just about everyone in town.

Sheila’s energy, involvement and passion for people have been a hallmark of her real estate career. Like any successful Realtor, she loves selling homes. Her real reward, though, comes from meeting “so many wonderful people. It’s very satisfying knowing I helped people find a home they’re happy in.”

Sheila had an interesting upbringing. She was born in Boston but spent much of her youth on boats, sailing all around New England.

She married Tod four days after graduating from Boston College, and became a Marine wife. Her three years as a first grade teacher in Virginia during the days of segregation were a formative experience.

In 1964, Sheila and Tod were about to move to Alaska. A powerful earthquake destroyed the law firm he was to join, so they moved to Connecticut. It was halfway between their two sets of parents — and a fortuitous decision.

The Keenans found Westport to be “a great, beautiful town.” They bought a boat. She joined the Young Woman’s League and Junior League. She helped run the Thrift Shop, and was a pillar of St. Luke’s Church. She co-founded the CLASP program for special needs people, and its Pegasus horse riding program.

When her youngest child was in high school, Sheila became a Realtor. “I always loved to sell things, and people always asked my advice and opinion,” she explains.

She succeeded with Coldwell Banker because, she says, “I really listen to what people want.”

Coldwell Banker honored her with a prestigious Vision Award. Sheila treasures the honor. “It meant that I was a good person, not just a successful Realtor.”

Being a successful Realtor in Fairfield County means never knowing who will walk through the door. Sheila has enjoyed working with celebrities like Robert Redford, Geraldo Rivera, Maurice Cheeks and Harry Connick, Jr. (Of course, Sheila’s personal touch makes every client feel like a star.)

Juggling her career and an active volunteer life with being a wife and mother has not been easy. But now — with three grown children, four grandchildren and a great-grandchild — she realizes how lucky she’s been.

And she has no plans to slow down.

“KMS Partners is such a great way to operate,” she says. “I love the people I work with, and the way we are able to share all our resources. They’re just really good people.”

Spoken like a true people person.

Contact Sheila today!

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