Ellen McNees
Ellen McNees
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I’m a Mover

Since moving to Fairfield County 35+ years ago, I’ve lived in 7 homes in Westport and Fairfield; 2 of which were custom builds; 2 were renovation projects and 3 were rentals.  My source network is extensive.  I have found that Fairfield County is a gem of inspiration and I can’t get enough of the beauty, culture and opportunity here.  Throughout the many years that I have been a licensed Realtor I’ve felt like a curator for the great “home art” of Fairfield County.  I love this area and my excitement is contagious.

 I am passionate

Fairfield County residents come from all over the country and bring that energy along.  I am Texas raised, a UCLA graduate, ADP goal-breaking sales professional; wife of a finance professional; mother of four and an active neighbor; participating in a wide array of community activities, such as New Neighbors, PTA, The Westport Young Woman’s League, Westport Arts Center, National Charity League and several other local charitable groups.  We all inspire each other and do our best to build an inviting, rich and diverse place to live and work. 

 I love the journey

Finding your next home will be a journey you’ll never forget.  I’ll help you focus on and find what moves you – whether it’s the square footage, lot size, the way the light comes into the kitchen, the quiet or bustle of the neighborhood.  I can help you spot that opportunity just coming on the market or an overlooked gem that just needs a little vision and loving care.  No matter how long it takes, I’m there for you.  Selling? I’ll be your advocate and guide through the preparation, showing, negotiating and selling process.

I start and finish strong

Shall we begin?  My team and I are ready to help you beyond the transaction.  Count on us.  We’re ready to walk you through the process, cross any hurdles, open the door and help you pop the champagne.  Our knowledge, network and service driven process are second to none.


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 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
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
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