The Best Realtors in Fairfield County


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How We Choose: Our Criteria for the Best Businesses

Looking for quality realtors in the Fairfield County area?

It’s not easy identifying the best local companies, even if you’ve lived in the same city your whole life.

Don’t worry, we got you covered.

Using metrics from major local directories like Google and working with our local networks to factor in offline characteristics like local reputation, quality of services and other anecdotal evidence we’ve gathered the top businesses in Fairfield County in one easy list for you.

Find and support your favorite local realtors with this exclusive guide today!

Marilyn Heffers, William Raveis

Marilyn Heffers is a luxury properties specialist and sales vice president of the Westport office. She is also a vintage and antique home expert and specializes in corporate relocation and helping first-time home buyers find their dream home. With 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, Marilyn has strong negotiating skills and outstanding customer service.

Bross Chingas Bross, Coldwell Banker Realty

This top real estate team serves Westport, Weston and Newport, Connecticut, with more than $1.5 billion in career sales. Barbara Bross, Alexander Chingas and Doug Bross are affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Global Luxury Headquarters in Westport. Bross Chingas Bross brokers the sales of the most prominent properties throughout the community.

Mindy Wolkstein, William Raveis

Mindy Wolkstein is an award-winning sales associate serving Mid-Fairfield County. She has 20 years of experience in marketing and management and advertising and has been named a Five Star Real Estate Agent by CT Magazine 2012-2021. She specializes in corporate relocation and internet sales.

John Hackett, John Hackett Associates

John Hackett specializes in residential sales, exceptional properties, mature moves - estate sales consultant, new construction, investment properties, and vacation/second homes. He is a sales associate with the Fairfield/Southport office of William Raveis and has been a member of the Chairman’s Elite Club since 2008.

Linda Skolnick

Linda Skolnick has specialized in new construction and luxury homes for 25 years. Her weekly column, “Skolnick’s Scoop,” appears in Westport News and keeps the community up to date on the latest market trends. Her numerous awards and recognitions include the Society of Excellence, International Presidents Elite and President’s Circle.

Angela Benzan, Higgins Group Real Estate

Angela Benzan is the vice president of international sales at Higgins Group. As a native of Australia and a former Manhattan resident, she brings a unique skill set that has helped her build a portfolio of international clients. Her impeccable attention to detail and dedication to her clients has made her one of the most sought-after agents in Fairfield County.

Cindy Raney & Co.

Cindy Raney is a longtime resident of Fairfield and provides invaluable insight on the real estate market to her clients. With a focus on customer service, Cindy uses her knowledge of traditional and digital marketing to optimize exposure for her sellers and provide comprehensive data and analytics for her buyers. She has sold over $300 million in her 17-year real estate career.

Judy Michaelis Group

Judy Michaelis Group is the matchmaker for you. The beauty and inspiration Westport offers provides Judy motivation everyday.

Richard Higgins

Richard Higgins has been in the real estate business all of his life. He’s been fortunate enough to surround himself with exceptional mentors, such as his parents Rick and Adele Higgins as well as his aunt Barbara Corcoran, the Emmy Award-winning star of ABC's show Shark Tank.

Michelle & Company 

Principal Michelle Genovesi has been recognized as an innovative leader by Forbes, The New York Times and other publications. Michelle obtains top dollar for her clients and has completed over a billion dollars in sales since 1984. Her unique marketing techniques paired with her uncompromising integrity and dedication to her clients, positions Michelle & Company as a top agency in Fairfield County. 

Cappello Realty Shoreline Properties

Owner/broker Linda Cappello has been in the real estate industry for more than 18 years. She is a native to Norwalk and has extensive knowledge of the area. As an owner/broker, Linda oversees every transaction and agent in the office. Linda offers her clients a network of professionals, from attorneys and home inspectors, to ensure a successful transaction.

Charter Realty & Development Co.

This full-service commercial real estate development and brokerage company was founded in 1993 by Paul Brandes and Daniel Zelson. The company specializes in retail property, mixed-use properties and leasing strategies. Charter Realty owns and operates more than 90 shopping centers throughout the United States. Its third party leasing arm currently acts as the exclusive leasing agent for more than 11 million square feet of property.

Christopher Rich, Prudential CT Realty

Christopher Rich is a longtime Fairfield County resident who brings a unique combination of creative marketing strategies, cutting-edge technology and excellent customer service to his clients. As the former owner of a web design and marketing company, Christopher is able to leverage the power of the internet to the advantage of his clients. He has 17 years of experience in the real estate industry and has his own network of targeted real estate websites for Fairfield County home buyers and sellers.

Dan Durante, Durante Home Group

The Durante Home Group offers a variety of real estate services, including single-family homes, condominiums, multi-family properties and commercial and vacant land. The team’s passion for excellence motivates the agents to exceed expectations and go the extra mile for clients.

Diane Hafter, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Diane Hafter focuses on knowing the real estate market and understanding her clients’ needs. She is a fierce negotiator and helps her clients make the best decisions. Diane has been a Norwalk resident for 20 years, connecting her to the community she serves.

Ernest Schiavone, William Raveis Real Estate

Ernest Shiavone is a sales associate at William Raveis’ Wilton office. He is a seasoned real estate professional who is licensed in both Connecticut and New York. He specializes in luxury estates, first-time buyers, frugal foreclosures and downsizers and is a member of the Greenwich Board of Realtors.

Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors

The Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors received its charter from the National Association of Realtors in 1960. It is dedicated to providing services to its members by promoting professionalism while advocating real estate interest, preservation of real property rights and community involvement.

Gotham Realty of Connecticut

Gladys Mill founded Gotham Realty in New York City in 1944. She worked harder and smarter than other brokers, found opportunities where others didn’t, and worked tirelessly to meet her clients’ needs. Today, Vivian Meyers and Sarah Cohen base everything they do on the wisdom and insights of the founder. They consider the needs of each customer then persevere until they find the best real estate solution.

Independent Realty Group

Independent Realty Group services the Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Redding and Sherman, Southbury and Woodbury areas of Fairfield and Litchfield counties in Connecticut. The group specializes in lake communities and waterfront properties, as well as new construction, rental properties and land sales. It is independently owned and operated by Ellen Cavallo Buccitti.

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