Testimonials

I have now worked with Chris Sinatra on three separate transactions. Plain and simple, Chris is the consummate professional. He sets realistic timelines, communicates throughout the entire process, and delivers! He goes above and beyond to exceeds his clients' expectations. He creates win-win-win scenarios for all parties involved. I highly recommend working with Chris Sinatra, you will not be disappointed!
Brendan C
The team of Tanya Walsh and Kelley Ferreira were incredibly supportive, and we can't thank them enough for their guidance. They read the market perfectly, and helped us prepare the house for the sale. They helped out whenever help was needed, had contractors at their fingertips.They treated everyone with patience and respect, which is so helpful when stress levels are high!
Bettina T
Our experience with Lorelei Atwood as first time home buyers was absolutely fantastic. She helped us through every step of the way and was incredibly professional, kind and knowledgeable about the area and homes we saw. Lorelei was diligent and patient with us, we probably saw about a dozen homes with her before finding the perfect fit. She took extreme time and care to understand exactly what we were looking for, what we liked and disliked and how to achieve all of our goals for the house. I can’t stress enough how pleasant she was to work with, always reachable, approachable, and offering expertise. She has a great communication style that made it easy for us to have professional discussions with the sellers and she has a ton of great connections in the area which made the inspection, paperwork and closing processes very easy for us. In a turbulent market Lorelei kept us at ease, helped us stick to an important timeline, and was the reason we found our new home that we love so much in Norwalk, CT. I highly recommend her and her team to anyone searching in Fairfield County.
Annie S
After renting for years in NYC, Lorelei helped my wife and I find our dream home in Connecticut. She was such a fantastic advocate for us through the entire process, especially in negotiating the offer and closing. In Lorelei we found a trusted partner to help us as first time buyers.
Kevin M
Chris is a consummate professional. He works very hard to make sure his clients needs are met while making sure he negotiates the best deal. I would highly recommend him!
Joshua C
I can't imagine anyone better. Julie and her team not only helped me sell my home, she did it in a wink, aaannnnnd, got way more than I hoped for! If there were a ten star rating, the Vanderblue team would get it!!
Robert L
Chris Sinatra, was recommended to us by a close family friend. Upon meeting Chris, we were immediately impressed by his extensive knowledge of the real estate market.

During the process, Chris guided and prevented us from making critical mistakes. In essence, he transformed from just being our realtor to becoming our champion. We felt protected knowing that he always had our best interest at heart. When we made our offer, Chris's superb negotiating skills closed the deal.

We cannot thank him enough and gladly recommend his services to anyone seeking an excellent realtor. Like us, you will not be disappointed. Take care!
Dan R
Melissa Montagno was the perfect person to help me find my new home. She listened and catered to all my requests..She was available whenever I needed her. She is absolutely the best!!,
Diane F
I worked with Brianna Dangelo and I highly recommend working with her. She was patient and consistent with my house hunting process. There was alot of documentation and her availability to answer questions was very helpful.
Henry R
I had the pleasure of working with Tanya Walsh and the Vanderblue Team this past week during the holidays. Tanya was extremely professional and was great to work with! I highly recommend Tanya Walsh and the Vanderblue team if you are looking for your place to call home!
Cody K
We reached out to Chris Sinatra because a home near our previous one sold quickly. Mr. Sinatra got back to us within the same day and set up a date for a meeting. Throughout our whole experience Chris was present, consistent, thorough, informative and professional. If we had any questions, Chis would find answers. With those answers, Chris would give an explanation and made sure that we all understood what was going on. Every week he would check-in with us to make sure we were all on the same page. If any new updates came in we were contacted that same evening. It was a pleasure to work with Chris Sinatra and I highly recommend him as your Realtor.
Lorena Q
Julie Vanderblue and her team helped secure an amazing space for our organization, giving it a more professional look and easier access for our members. The new space allows the Chamber to not only sustain our business, but expand and grow. The Vanderblue Team is extremely community oriented and very involved in not only the best interests of their clients, but also the communities they serve. As President of the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce, we are grateful that Julie is a member of our Board of Directors, and we see firsthand, her passion for Fairfield.
Balaz
I have been in the Land Use profession for over 30 years and worked with Julie and her team frequently. Under Julie’s leadership the are all knowledgeable real estate professionals. Any of our clients who I have recommended Julie and team to have always been impressed with their knowledge and commitment to the client.
Pete R
Julie and Lori were superb in helping us with both selling and buying. Unlike many agents We have come across, they were genuinely committed to helping us, understanding our needs and our frustrations. They were patient, yet thorough and fast when action was required. Thank You.
Anthony J
We first contacted our realtor Lorelei Atwood because the Vanderblue Team had such great reviews. And we were happy that we did - Lorelei was such a pleasure to work with in selling our home. She gave us some great advice about how to make sure our home was ready to show, since we'd never sold a home before. We had a short time in which we wanted to sell because we wanted to move over the summer so our kids wouldn't miss any school, and she worked tirelessly with us by putting out an ad campaign, having open houses every weekend, and spreading the word to give us the best offers as quickly as possible to stay within our time frame. We'd definitely recommend Lorelei - she was always super nice and professional. Can't say enough good things about her!
Allison M
Working with Ellen in finding and purchasing our new home in Fairfield County was a wonderful experience. She brings a wealth of knowledge of the area. She is the consummate professional, always available to assist with every need.
Ellen was always at the ready to answer our questions in a most timely manner.
She goes the extra mile to get her clients what they want in terms of a new home.

It’s easy to see that Ellen loves what she does. She is a quite simply the best!
Kevin M
Mariana Patrone and Julie Vanderblue were very professional and informed realtors. Their expertise helped to sell our home very quickly. They were always in communication with us and helped with the many questions we asked. Joe and I will gladly and highly recommend the Vanderblue Team.
Marie-Elena C
Flo was amazing - available to answer any questions, professional and we closed so quickly. We would recommend Flo to anyone.
Lisa C
Colleen and Floria are as good as it gets! True professionals and great people! They were not only instrumental in selling our primary residence in CT but helped introduce us to our realtor in Florida which made all the difference. Highest of recommendations and will be personally referring more clients their way!
Tony D
Julie and her team epitomized professionalism. Her fearless approach to pricing our home blew away the competition and lead to a full price offer on day 1, when all others said it couldn’t be done. She was interviewed along with several of the other leading agents. Her marketing and ability to get to the finish line was unparalleled. We will always be grateful for her loyalty and dedication.
Buckley R
Loved working with Chrissie for our long distance move. She was attentive, listened to what we wanted and ended up finding our perfect home after a several month search in a tough housing market. She went above and beyond what any realtor has done and has given us great recommendations/suggestions for local dining/services even after the purchase of our home. Could not be happier.
Appel L
I'm so glad we went with the Vanderblue Team. Throughout the whole process they were knowledgeable, responsive, professional, and encouraging. When our agent was away, her colleagues were happy to step up so we didn't miss a beat. Thanks!
Betsy A
Tanya Walsh from The Vanderblue Team is the best. She did everything in her power to help us get a house beyond our dreams which is why I am so comfortable in my house, which is beyond my dreams. Tanya helped us in big and small ways, always making it feel as if she was helping a friend rather than nervous, first time buyers that she had just met. If you're looking to buy it's impossible that you would find someone better.
Ian H
I am so appreciative of Valerie. She has helped me so much in a short period of time. My kids and I are very grateful for her hard work in helping us find a new apartment that we now call home. She was very professional and always communicated with me. Thank you so much!
Keke L
Brianna helped us for a long, long time to find the right home. She was very patient with us and helped us throughout the process. She even helped us with a remote tour while we were traveling. Thanks Brianna! We wouldn't have found our perfect home without you!
Zuki
We are very happy and satisfied !!Kelley Ferreira who gave us all the support to find and buy the house or the our dreams , she is amazing along with her team Vanderblue at Higgins Group.
She explained to us step by step , helped us with additional references such as ; inspection, mortgage broker , gave us a lot of security with his work .My husband and I love her work . We recommend to everyone.We just like to say thank you for your professionalism and dedication!! You are the best !!!
Leydiane O
My husband Kyle and I cannot say enough good things about our experience working with Valerie from Vanderblue. She made the home buying process as stress free as possible and always made sure that we had our best offer on deck during for this crazy market. In the end, she secured us our dream home within our budget in a spectacular town. We couldn't be thankful enough and can't wait to keep in touch with her for the years to come! HIGHLY recommended!
Nicole Marie
Working with Valerie and the Vanderblue team was a great experience! They are pros and always ready to assist. They helped me with the purchase of an investment property and I can't wait to work with them again.
Andrew Lester
Julie and Brandy bring so much vision to selling a home, and with real life results. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome. And just as meaningful, they really care and were 100% there for us at every stage of the process. So much appreciation for these two! And the whole Vanderblue team.
Kathy Rose
Nothing but amazing things to say working with Lorelei - she spent the time learning what we were looking for, offered guidance where we needed, and provided a winning formula for landing our dream home. As a first time home buyer, we truly couldn’t have done it without her!!
Ben Kessler
My husband Brian and I had a fantastic experience working with Melissa Montagno. She helped us navigate an extremely competitive housing market in Fairfield, and buy a house that was perfect for our family.
Meg Grant
Chris Sintra was Amazing!!! He was honest, respectful and answered all our questions , If it wasn’t for Chris hard work and dedication I wouldn’t be living in our first new home on Maple Tree Ave , Stamford Ct, We’re grateful for him and like he says Sintra sells!!! We had an excellent experience and we were thrilled thanks for Chris !!!!!
Dawn& Gerson Martinez
Chris Sinatra was a real pleasure to work with. Always professional and really helped find the perfect home!!
Aldo Criscuolo
Colleen is professional, honest, and amazing to work with! We used two other realtor's services before we met Colleen and she blew them out of the water. She works extremely hard and is darn good at what she does. Her expertise and attention to detail is unmatched. We trusted her 100% throughout the buying process and would absolutely use her services again in the future!
Rachel Bracken
I had a very positive experience working with Brianna Dangelo over the past few months. A family from my hometown in Massachusetts needed a property sold in Connecticut and I asked Brianna to handle this transaction. She did a fantastic job with it and the sellers were more than pleased with her work ethic and professionalism. I would highly recommend Brianna to anyone looking to buy, sell or learn more about Real Estate in her respective area.
Mark Morreale
Wanda did an incredible job from the start to end of our home search!! She is such a trusted resource who did a fantastic job negotiating our deal, and ensuring we were able to close on a tight deadline. Wanda supported us every step of the way and as first time home buyers, that is something we appreciated very much! We are so thankful for Wanda’s caring and conscientious approach to the home buying process!
Johanna Hillsberg
We are writing to highly recommend as exceptional real estate professionals both Ellen McNees and Cristina McVaney of The Vanderblue Team at Higgins Group. We had the pleasure of working with them this past spring on the marketing of our property in Westport.
Their professionalism truly set them apart from the outset. Throughout the entire aspect of the real estate process they demonstrated excellent communication and organizational skills. They provided us with valuable insight and guidance in marketing our property.
We were so pleased with the entire experience and would gladly use them
again and highly refer to all we know.
Thank you… Vanderblue!!
Dr. Sal & Kp. Pascarella
Melissa Montagno has our highest recommendation. She sold our house quickly, seamlessly, and negotiated an amazing selling price. Leaving our house of 22 years was a highly emotional journey which was made easy with Melissa’s expertise. 5 stars for sure!
Alicia Genova
We had a great experience selling our house in Connecticut last month. Brianna Dangelo was our agent and she was very professional, and got a great price, quickly, and guided us through the whole process. Thank You!
Sally Ann Food Shop
Melissa Montagno was amazing for the sale of my home! She expertly priced my home in West Norwalk and was there for every step; every question I had! Her marketing brochures are absolutely beautiful and gives buyers something to take away with them to review. Please consider using Melissa. You won’t be disappointed!
Teresa Murray
We have never experienced the level of professionalism and attention to detail that we have enjoyed working with Melissa Montagno. We have been looking for a home for the past eight years in four different states. Melissa helped us to narrow it down to a neighborhood and also has exquisite taste and feedback on how to make our new house our home. Melissa’s vision allowed us to move forward on a home, whose potential we would not have seen without her guidance, or with any other realtor. We have not only gained the most fabulous realtor but a lifelong friend, that we trust and respect. Making a decision at this point in our lives held a lot of gravity, and she was able to keep us calm and encouraged every step of the way. We have never had so much fun buying a home.
Marla Levine
I had such an incredible experience working with Ellen McNees and Christina McVaney from The Vanderblue Team. They were so professional and knowledgeable throughout our entire home buying process. As first-time homebuyers, my husband and I relied heavily on them. I would recommend the both of them in a heartbeat. I trust them wholeheartedly with their expertise in the Fairfield market. We built such a great relationship with them!!
Chelsea Frenzel
We are incredibly pleased with the service I received from Tanya for our home purchase. Home buying process can be daunting, but Tanya was fantastic every step of the way for home buying process.
Muneeswaran Pandian
Had a really good experience, everything was easy and fast.
Bernardo de Oliveira
Had a really good experience, everything was easy and fast.
Bernardo de Oliveira
Working with Christina, Ellen and the Vanderblue team was such a great experience. Not only do they know the real estate market well, as a good broker should, but they made the entire process smooth and enjoyable. Thank you so much for helping us find exactly what we needed!
Kevin Sahl
As the owner of a home inspection company for 30 years, I have worked with thousands of real estate agents. I’ve worked with Chris Sinatra for 10 of those years and it’s always a pleasure. He is friendly, personal, professional and always puts the best interest of his client before the sale. I’ve seen Chris talk his client’s out of buying a house due to unfavorable conditions. I would highly recommend Chris to family and friends. He is a true professional!
Joe M
Lorelei Atwood was our real estate agent in successfully closing on a new
home in Greenfield Hill in 2023.

This year has been challenging for buyers. Lorelei's help throughout the 12
month process was invaluable.

Highlights included:

* allowing us to get acquainted for several months without an agency
agreement, putting in the miles and effort, in the confidence we would sign
with her
* thoroughly understanding our objectives and preferences
* being available when we needed her, not just when she could fit us in
* being candid about the flaws every property had and not sugar-coating the
listings
* keeping up her energy level for the whole project, through properties that
failed inspection or over-bid situations
* getting us multiple opportunities to be the first to view and first to
offer for pre-market properties
* sound advice during due diligence and contract negotiations

Lorelei was unfailingly patient, cheerful, helpful and a pleasure to work
with.
The Engel Family
Extremely knowledgeable, trustworthy, a veteran agent are some of the qualities you receive when working with Chris Sinatra! A great agent!!
Joe Ferrigno
Denise has been amazing and very patient with me, She has shown me many properties that fit my specifications, and has been available to answer all of my questions while taking time off her busy days for me. I definitely recommend her to others.
Carmen Morales
I have benefited from Linda Stone's counsel on five transactions of seven+ figures in the last few years. Her marketing and negotiating skills have made each of them efficient and financially advantageous - both on the buy and sell side. The repeat business and track record of success speak for themselves.
David Pitts
We loved working with Jon! He’s extremely knowledgeable about the industry overall and he always had our best interests in mind. He listened to what was important to our family and helped us find the perfect home! Highly recommend Jon for your realtor needs!!
Cory Cerritelli
Jon has been amazing to work with!!
Meaghan Brophy
Jon is an absolute pleasure to work with! We felt 'heard' throughout the whole process, and he's an excellent communicator to boot! We really felt that we were getting his best service, and that he had our best interest at heart. Five stars for Jon and the Vanderblue Team!
Justin Hume
Jon Matson is a stand up guy. He is kind knowledgeable, trusting, and hard working. He was wonderful to work with. Thanks again, Jon!
Daniel Hughes
Working with Chris Sinatra of The Vanderblue Team was a dream. He is professional, proficient, personable and his patience knows no bounds. It was truly the smoothest listing to closing we have ever experienced. He will forever be our "go to" guy for all things real estate.
E.M. Rojas
Jon was flexible with my insane schedule, knowledgeable about the two-family homes I was shown, and courteous with my rough personality. I've been a landlord for 13 years and I'm always looking for a new home. Jon met my demand. Solid realtor 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Patrick Townsend
Julie and her team offer so much more than any other Real Estate agents! Creative marketing, many divisions to help buyers and sellers in unique situations, great communication, and follow-up. I was so comfortable working on both the buy and sell of my primary home that I started investing and flipping homes. I recommend them to anyone looking to buy, rent, sell or invest in real estate.
Karen Carelli
Julie and the team at Vanderblue were not only incredibly hardworking in selling our house in Greenfield Hill, but also intelligent in their thinking and marketing of our property. They also found us a great home in Southport which we love. Thank you for all your help.
Virginia Jaffe
I've worked with Tanya Walsh of The Vanderblue Team several times. She is always upbeat, friendly, professional, and absolutely dedicated to making her sellers properties look as stunning as possible for potential buyers. Tanya has a fantastic eye for detail and is always willing to go the extra mile. I appreciate the opportunities she has provided me, and I look forward to working with her more in the future! I would highly recommend Tanya to anyone planning so sell their home as she is an absolute pleasure to work with.
Thank you Tanya.
Brian Yurczyk
Working with Tanya Walsh of the Vanderblue team at Higgins has been an absolute pleasure. Her in-depth knowledge of the real estate market, dedication to client satisfaction, and proactive communication make her an invaluable partner. Tanya goes above and beyond to ensure a smooth and successful transaction. I highly recommend her for anyone seeking a top-notch realtor! She has become a wonderful partner for me and I am truly grateful for having the opportunity to work with her.
Kristin Polacik VanBeever
I had the pleasure of working with Tanya Walsh from The Vanderblue Team. It was our first time purchasing a home and she guided us throughout the whole process. She was very patient, was there to answer whatever questions we had and to make sure the process was a smooth one. It was also in her best interest we find the right home.

She is an awesome agent. Wonderful to work with. Very professional, punctual and knowledgeable about her job. My experience working with Tanya from the beginning to the end was absolutely a great one. She worked really hard in putting in the best offer for us and we were all pleased when it was done in securing our new home.

Thanks to Tanya for finding us our new home! I would definitely work with her again in the future. I recommend her!!!!! She is the best!!!!!
J Bernard
I decided to call the Vanderblue Team and was fortunate enough to be connected with Margaret. She instantly became a big help on my home hunting journey. We toured a few spots and checked out many offers that still did not meet my esoteric hopes and wishes. Instead of throwing in the towel, Margaret kept looking and ended up finding me a great spot along with a great deal I am pleased with. After a lengthy period of house hunting to no avail, I felt pretty gloomed I'd never find the right spot. I'm thankful to Margaret for her efforts in helping me secure my home. She was very considerate of my ideals and respectfully communicated what need-be throughout the process. Her efforts showed me she really cares about lending a hand.
Spencer Green
Working with Margaret McCannon was a fantastic experience. She was knowledgeable, professional and dedicated to helping us find the perfect home. She was always available to answer all of our questions and was such a great help throughout the entire buying process.
Christine Callum
 I'd just like to make a comment about the great experience I had with one of your Realtors in selling my brother's house. The lovely lady is, Sharon Montesanti. She was a delightful person to deal with. Very professional, kind, understanding and had patience dealing with a Senior Citizen. I highly recommend Sharon as the. perfect Realtor.. Infect we ended up as good friends. I wish your Company much success for 2024.
Liselotte Pap-Nemes
Laurie was great partner in the sale of our house. She knows the market very well and is always professional. I greatly appreciated how “on top of every detail” she was, because it took a lot of stress/work off of my plate. We highly recommend Laurie!
Rose Calvo