Deirdre Virvo

Deirdre is the founding member of SoCT REIA and had started investing in rental properties a few months after purchasing her own home at the tender age of 23!

After owning and managing an advertising/marketing agency in Stamford for many years, Deirdre pursued full-time investing; founding CT Property Network, a company that specializes in negotiating short sales, renovating and flipping houses, buying rentals, and acquiring and holding residential and commercial buildings. Deirdre has been closing an average of 100 short sale transactions per year for the past seven years. Her tenacious personality empowers her to CLOSE even the toughest deals. Her integrity ensures a WIN-WIN-WIN for all involved.

In a desire to network with and learn from southern CT investors doing exciting, creative deals; SoCT REIA was created!

Deirdre, a native New Yorker, resides in Stamford with her beau, and has three grown fabulous children who she hopes will start investing soon! Theater, entertaining, traveling, dancing, volunteering and helping others are among her passions. Deirdre credits her upbeat spirit and love for life to her family and is a big fan of Landmark Education and Tony Robbins.

Eddy Zislis

Edward, co-owner of CT Property Network, LLC; through innovative ideas and business model has established himself as the go-to person in the field. Edward, a licensed Realtor and Licensed Certified Property Expert, loves all aspects of real estate.

He currently heads up the rehab and resale division of CT Property Network, as well as multi-family acquisitions.

Edward, born in Russia and raised in Stamford, CT is a founding member of SoCT Real Estate Investment Association, along with the Real Estate Mastermind Group of seasoned investors.

Paula Bachman

Paula Bachman, managing partner of SoCT REIA is the epitome of integrity, energy, and hard work and strives to be the best in every aspect of her life. She grew up in Trumbull where her career began in corporate asset management which proved to be invaluable when she moved into the Real Estate arena. Her clients count on her for direction, guiding them through often complicated and intimidating real estate transactions. Paula has worked many aspects of the Real Estate industry representing investors, sellers, buyers, attorneys and lenders. Paula is the Broker/Owner of Property Choices Real Estate ( She also holds a CT Debt Negotiation license and owns and runs Property Choices LLC, a CT Debt Negotiation company. Paula is an avid investor whose passion is buying and renovating single family homes and improving neighborhoods in Fairifield county.

Paula is a woman with a devotion to God, family, and friends. She has been married to her amazing husband for over 42 years, and is proud of her two sons and two remarkable little grand children. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking with her German Shepherd even through the cold, snowy months. As an avid gardener, Paula enjoys the warm months outdoors, hiking, swimming and cultivating her gardens.

To keep positive and energized, Paula recommends that people attend personal development seminars & events, and has participated in many hosted by Anthony Robbins. She is part of his Mastery Program and has had the opportunity to crew for Mr. Robbins at several of his engagements.

Five words you can count on from Paula Bachman: love, integrity, commitment, passion and fun!


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