Higgins Group Real Estate

Julie Vanderblue joined The Higgins Group in 2004 when Higgins offered 2 offices. One of the reasons she left her position as the Number One agent in the Fairfield/Southport Office of another Top Producing company (and the number 9 agent of 1,500 agents company wide) was because she saw the potential of where The Higgins Group was heading. Creative Growth is what drives Julie and The Higgins Group offered a perfect environment to fuel her team.


Higgins Group Real Estate, founded in 1997, is the fastest-growing local real estate company in Fairfield County. One of the reasons for Higgins’ success is its commitment to creating a welcoming environment for its real estate agents, always encouraging its Realtors to think outside of the box and be open to new ideas so they can help sellers better compete in a crowded marketplace and buyers find the homes of their dreams. 

As members of the National Association of Realtors, the Connecticut Association of Realtors, and numerous local boards and MLS associations, Higgins Group Real Estate professionals also hold a wide range of designations and are at the top of their field. The group’s affiliation with Christie’s International Real Estate also enables its Realtors to have an international reach unlike other real estate groups in the area.
Richard Higgins, Barbara Corcoran and Julie VanderblueBuyers and sellers that want to do business with a real estate firm that values impeccable negotiation skills and is up-to-date on the latest trends in the market, rely on Higgins Group Real Estate to deliver time and time again. Thanks to Higgins Group Real Estate’s strong work ethic and expansive network, buyers and sellers can come together across town, across the country, or across the world to find the perfect property in one of Fairfield County’s many wonderful neighborhoods.

 “I knew immediately after my first conversation with Rick Higgins that the Higgins Group was the right fit for my team’s vision. Opening non-competing offices that work together to better educate the consumer and put their needs first instead of the production of each office was my goal. Focusing on selling homes for more instead of selling more homes was the culture I wanted to help create. Although market share matters, it is not our goal. Our primary purpose is the best interest of the client, not ourselves. This unfortunately is not always the case in our industry. Rick Higgins is a man of value, integrity and ALWAYS puts the client first. Creating a culture of family values has brought the right type of people to our company. I am proud to be President of The Higgins Group and look forward to offering more value to our clients and partners as we grow even stronger.” -Julie Vanderblue