CHESHIRE, Conn. – Calcagni Associates President, Steve Calcagni, is proud to announce that Marilyn Elsworth and Nancy Lydell have recently been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®.

Realtors who receive the CRS Designation have completed advanced courses and have demonstrated professional expertise in the field of residential real estate. Fewer than 40,000 Realtors® nationwide have earned the credential.  Home buyers and sellers can be assured that CRS Designees subscribe to the strict Realtors® code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying or selling a home.

                                                       Nancy Lydell

Nancy,  a native of Hamden who currently resides in Cheshire, serves all towns in the Greater New Haven area, as well as Southern Hartford County. She has been a realtor with Calcagni Associates since 1997 and specializes in seller and buyer representation, new construction, and assisting first-time homebuyers. Nancy is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Cheshire, which showcases her dedication to making Cheshire a stronger community. Nancy was also recently honored as the recipient of Connecticut Magazine’s 2011 Five Star Real Estate Agent Award. The award was given to fewer than 6% of real estate agents throughout Connecticut as a result of a survey of residents who purchased a home within the past 36 months. Recipients were evaluated on the following criteria: market knowledge, communication, integrity, negotiation, customer service, finding the right home, marketing the home, closing preparation and overall customer satisfaction. 

In addition to her new CRS designation, Nancy also holds the designation of Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), which is the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. This coveted designation is awarded to real estate practitioners by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council (“REBAC”) of the National Association of REALTORS® who meet the specified educational and practical experience criteria. 

Nancy works in Calcagni Associates’ Cheshire office located at 330 South Main Street and may be reached by calling 203-272-1821 Ext. 349, or by visiting 

Marilyn Elsworth

Marilyn Elsworth holds a Master of Public Health from Yale University and B.A. from Boston College. She has been a resident of the Spring Glen section of Hamden for over 25 years and has lived abroad in London, England.   While specializing in both seller and buyer representation, she especially enjoys working with first-time homebuyers and helping clients moving to the Greater New Haven area find and purchase a home.  “Since I have lived here most of my life, I know the area very well.  I also understand and appreciate the complexity of making a move to a new and distant home”.

 In addition to the her new CRS designation, Marilyn also holds the designation of Graduate REALTOR® Institute (GRI), which is considered the nation’s number one real estate designation and may only be earned after successfully completing a rigorous educational program of 92 hours of course instruction.

 Marilyn works in Calcagni Associates’ Hamden office located at 2620 Whitney Avenue and may be reached by calling 203-288-1821 Ext. 435 or by visiting

 Calcagni Associates has offices in Cheshire, Wallingford and Hamden, and is a fully diversified real estate agency offering residential properties, new construction, land consulting and commercial properties.  All Calcagni offices provide a range of real estate services including market analysis, appraisals, residential foreclosures, property management and relocation services.


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