Country Manor Realty is a big, happy family

Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:50


BRISTOL – As Country Manor Realty proudly proclaims on its website, “Real estate is our only business.”

It has been that way since 1974, when Bob Siemiatkoski started CMR.

“We’ve been going for quite a long time, always here in Bristol,” said Karen Diamantes, Siemiatkoski’s daughter and a broker and co-owner of the business. “He started on Collins Road, we moved to another office on Farmington Avenue, and then it ended up here at 508 Farmington Ave., next to the Harley-Davidson store. We’ve been here 10 years.”

“We’re the largest non-franchised real estate company in Bristol, with 22 agents,” she said. “The quantity of agents is not as important as the quality of agents. We have some really good people. We don’t have a lot of turnover. People who start with us usually stay with us for a very long time, because we are all like family.”

Siemiatkoski earned his real estate license in 1965 and started his business nine years later. His daughter later got her license and joined him. She now has more than 25 years of experience in real estate and multiple education-based designations that help in her day-to-day work.

“I love what I do, and she does too,” Siemiatkoski said. “And all the credit in the world goes to the people we work with.”

Diamantes said the company has weathered many good times and tough times in the real estate market over the years, and kept up with changing technology.

“We’re very successful, not just in Bristol, but also in Burlington, Plymouth, Plainville, Southington, Farmington, Avon, New Britain. We have listings all over the place,” she said.

Most people serviced at CMR are either return customers or those referred by someone who had a good experience. The agency has earned a good reputation in the community, she added. “We walk them through every step and try to solve problems.”

CMR’s “integrity and relationship with our clients have allowed us to be one of the largest and best non-franchised agencies in our area. Our professionalism and knowledge of all concepts of real estate allows us to stand above our competition. We will provide representation for buyers and sellers and continue to offer that extra special attention to meet your needs. For those who desire individual, personal and professional service, please call Country Manor Realty,” as it says on the website.

For more information, call 860-589-2100, email, or visit

Susan Corica can be reached at 860-973-1802 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Central CT Chamber of Commerce, on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:50. Updated: Tuesday, 27 November 2018 19:53.