Erika Portanova Songer

Erika Portanova Songer

Real Estate Salesperson

Fairfield-Southport Brokerage

251 Main Street
Southport , CT 06890

I have been helping to sell and purchase homes in Fairfield County since 2000. My experience aside, it’s my amazing work ethic and positive attitude that I bring to each transaction that has past clients coming back when they are expanding their growing families or downsizing as empty-nesters. The Real Estate industry is always changing with every deal posing new and different challenges. I work hard and embrace each transaction.  Reach out to me anytime to discuss what’s new and how I can help with your Real Estate needs. 

Qualified and professional real estate experience since 2001 ~ seasoned negotiator, closer and problem solver.

Current Associations/Affiliations:

  • Member of the Smart MLS and the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors,  2001 to present
  • President Elect for the Board of Directors, serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2012 to present
  • Chairperson of the RPAC Committee (Realtor Political Action Committee),  2013 to present
  • Chairperson for the Annual Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 2013 to present
  • Member of the PTA at a local elementary school,  2017 to present
  • Girl Scout Leader,  2017 to present
  • Volunteer AYSO Soccer Coach,  2017 to present 

Awards/Recognitions:

  • Recipient of the Yvette MacDonald Award, 2016
  • Consistent Top Producer Recognition

I have been helping to sell and purchase homes in Fairfield County since 2000. My experience aside, it’s my amazing work ethic and positive attitude that I bring to each transaction that has past clients coming back when they are expanding their growing families or downsizing as empty-nesters. The Real Estate industry is always changing with every deal posing new and different challenges. I work hard and embrace each transaction.  Reach out to me anytime to discuss what’s new and how I can help with your Real Estate needs. 

Qualified and professional real estate experience since 2001 ~ seasoned negotiator, closer and problem solver.

Current Associations/Affiliations:

  • Member of the Smart MLS and the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors,  2001 to present
  • President Elect for the Board of Directors, serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2012 to present
  • Chairperson of the RPAC Committee (Realtor Political Action Committee),  2013 to present
  • Chairperson for the Annual Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 2013 to present
  • Member of the PTA at a local elementary school,  2017 to present
  • Girl Scout Leader,  2017 to present
  • Volunteer AYSO Soccer Coach,  2017 to present 

Awards/Recognitions:

  • Recipient of the Yvette MacDonald Award, 2016
  • Consistent Top Producer Recognition

I have been helping to sell and purchase homes in Fairfield County since 2000. My experience aside, it’s my amazing work ethic and positive attitude that I bring to each transaction that has past clients coming back when they are expanding their growing families or downsizing as empty-nesters. The Real Estate industry is always changing with every deal posing new and different challenges. I work hard and embrace each transaction.  Reach out to me anytime to discuss what’s new and how I can help with your Real Estate needs. 

Qualified and professional real estate experience since 2001 ~ seasoned negotiator, closer and problem solver.

Current Associations/Affiliations:

  • Member of the Smart MLS and the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors,  2001 to present
  • President Elect for the Board of Directors, serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2012 to present
  • Chairperson of the RPAC Committee (Realtor Political Action Committee),  2013 to present
  • Chairperson for the Annual Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 2013 to present
  • Member of the PTA at a local elementary school,  2017 to present
  • Girl Scout Leader,  2017 to present
  • Volunteer AYSO Soccer Coach,  2017 to present 

Awards/Recognitions:

  • Recipient of the Yvette MacDonald Award, 2016
  • Consistent Top Producer Recognition
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  • Awards
    • - Consistent Office Top Producer
    • - 2016 Recipient of the Yvette Mac Donald Award; This is a full-time award given to Realtors based on the following criteria:
    • 1. REALTOR SPIRIT OF COOPERATION: High principles, cooperation with own office as well as with fellow members. Faithful to laws and the Code of Ethics, the local Board and promotes the principles of good real estate practice among other agents and the public.
    • 2. LOCAL BOARD ACTIVITY: Includes committee work, board leadership, special assignments, seminar activity, etc.
    • 3. BUSINESS ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Adheres to good business practices and conduct while servicing clients and customers
    • 4. CIVIC ACTIVITY: Participation in civic and service clubs, charitable activities, fraternal and religious groups, political commissions, etc.
    • 5. EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS: In real estate, professional, general, etc.
  • Specialities
    • Problem solver.
    • Over achiever.
    • Keen focus.
    • Goal oriented.

Testimonials

It was a great experience. You knew exactly what I was looking for and we found a new home within about 2 weeks.

Julie T., Bridgeport

Coming from California, we were looking for a relocation specialist who could help us in navigating an unfamiliar town, and help us find the perfect home for our young family. We had one weekend to find our house!…Erika is a high energy, focused and knowledgeable realtor. She had a clear idea of the pros and cons of each property and helped us to prioritize our needs. She guided us in making useful comparisons to make sense of value, and understand the impact of location in Fairfield. By the end of our weekend, we were well oriented and in a position to make an offer.

George and Cathy J., Fairfield

I was referred to you by a friend who had first hand knowledge of working with you. My experience with you was always one of professionalism, you were always easily reached and quick to get issues addressed and resolved. Also, you made the process comfortable and relaxed. You were not pushy. You listened to what I liked and disliked about various homes and then used that feedback to search out more suitable properties.

Juliana R., West Haven

One thing we truly appreciated from you was all the hard work you put into finding the perfect home for us. You were with us every step of the way. Your honesty during the whole process was also greatly appreciated.

Andrea and Mike D., Milford

Erika was very diligent at following up with the appropriate people, negotiating with the other broker, and recommending and coordinating vendors to work with to get the appropriate estimates prior to negotiations.

Katherine and Jim C., Fairfield

The experience of selling my home with Erika was excellent. She was very aware of market conditions and knew when to lower the asking price, as well as what offers were valid and when to consider them.

Erica and Drew W., Milford

I enjoyed working with Erika as my realtor. She was very professional and most importantly she listened to what I was really looking for in a house, community and town. I now live in a wonderful home in a great neighborhood. She will be the first person I call the next time I plan to move.

Aleksandra S., Stratford/Fairfield

You were very patient with me in explaining the entire purchasing process. Looking at different properties was a pleasant experience. You were willing to put in the time to show me a variety of properties, and your familiarity with the town helped me get a good feel for various neighborhoods. Getting to the accepted offer required a lot of work on your part. You not only did your job, you did the seller’s agent’s job too. You never dropped the ball. I was impressed with your attention to detail and follow-through, and ethical standards.

Peggy H., Bridgeport

I have already recommended Erika to a friend. In our opinion, she went above and beyond what we expected from an agent. Your help with all of the steps in the purchase was invaluable. Without your assistance and expertise, we probably would not have purchased the property we did.

Peter and Darlene W., Fairfield

The experience of selling my home through Erika was excellent. She was very professional and returned all telephone calls promptly and was always pleasant and courteous.

Nancy K., Trumbull

You were very professional. You were not pushy with us, and really seemed to understand what we were looking for. We never felt like you were simply trying to just sell us a house as fast as possible, but that you genuinely wanted to help us find the ‘right’ house. We were very comfortable working with you through the entire process……You were on top of all the details and extremely helpful in providing resources (such as the inspector and contractors) which were critical to the negotiation process.

Patsy and George F., Fairfield

You kept everything on track and immediately obtained answers to any of my questions. I would definitely recommend you to a friend.

Dianne R., Monroe

Our experience with Erika was excellent. She always kept a high level of communication and was very responsive to all of our questions and needs. She was very detail oriented, nothing was missed. We would recommend her to everyone looking to buy and sell a home.

Ray and Janice L., Trumbull

Things were much better than they could have been, because you helped keep track of everything that needed to be done and helped to nudge the other people who were involved. Sometimes it seemed like you were the only person who was making sure things were done on time. We really appreciated that. We would absolutely recommend you to a friend, without hesitation.

Manyul and Elizabeth I., Fairfield

Erika was very organized, punctual and efficient. She would not stop searching until she found the perfect home to satisfy me. The process went smoothly. I would recommend Erika to a friend, without any reservation.

Danielle P., Bridgeport

Erika sold my home. I would definitely recommend her to anyone selling their home; in fact Erika is currently listing my mother’s home.

Keith S., Milford

A friend recommended us to Erika. She was described as being honest, working in their best interest, not pushy and down to earth. She was always supportive and helped mitigate our stress during the negotiation and mortgage process by communicating with all parties promptly. I would recommend Erika to a friend.

Joe and Betsy M., Fairfield

As our buyer agent, the experience was fantastic. You were very driven and responded to requests immediately. You were also very honest and forthright throughout the process. The experience selling our house went very smoothly. The buyer of our home made some difficult demands but you handled them very well. I absolutely would recommend you to a friend.

Ryan and Natalie G., Bridgeport / Hamden

I found Erika’s responses to be speedy, knowledgeable, and fit my needs as a first time home buyer. She handled everything from start to finish, liaising between all necessary people, as well as dealing with my never ending questions. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience than the one I encountered with Erika.

Jennifer K., Danbury

Erika clearly understood what we were looking for. We would definitely recommend her to friends. Great job all around!

Allyson and Mike M., Fairfield

Originally, Erika was listed as the agent for a house we were interested in. After viewing a few houses with her, we decided to choose Erika due to her honesty and openness. She made the process a lot of fun too. We would absolutely recommend her to a friend.

Jennifer and Andrew F., Newtown

Our experience was very good. Erika had terrific availability and patience. That was very smooth. The most important part of the process was in advising us on how to bid and presenting us to the selling broker. We thought that she did very well advising in a competitive situation.

Chris B. and Dianne D., Westport

Erika was very willing to entertain vastly different types of criteria while I was trying to figure out what I wanted, and I really appreciated that as a first time homebuyer. I think she was very good at recommending people for the work and estimates I needed. I think Erika was a very good advocate for me. I would absolutely recommend her to a friend.

JoAnn K., Fairfield

Erika has characteristics that we look for in a realtor; she is organized, available, patient and determined. We sold our condo and bought our house with Erika. We had a great buying experience; we found our house within days of looking. We would definitely recommend her to a friend.

Pam and Ralph B., Shelton / Trumbull

My experience with Erika was fantastic. She was pleasant, prepared, punctual, responsive and knowledgable. Everything she does is centered around the customer. For me, she was the face of William Pitt Sotheby’s, so I would certainly recommend her and your agency to friends, co-workers, etc.

Chris D., Fairfield

My Listings

12 Canoe Brook Road $589,000 link

12 Canoe Brook Road

Trumbull, CT 06611 | Fairfield County
$589,000
4 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,344 Sqft

Canoe Brook Lake Rights!!! Lake views from upstairs and downstairs and steps to one of the 4 Canoe Brook Lake association beaches. This young Colonial home shows well both inside...

4
bed
2/1
bath
2,344
sqft
60 Wood Avenue $485,000 link

60 Wood Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611 | Fairfield County
$485,000
4 Beds 2/2 Baths 3,000 Sqft

Great opportunity to live in this 2005 beautiful Colonial surrounded by protected lands which affords you a private and natural setting. Three levels of living welcomes a natural...

4
bed
2/2
bath
3,000
sqft
19 Lake Avenue $379,000 link

19 Lake Avenue

Trumbull, CT 06611 | Fairfield County
$379,000
3 Beds 1/1 Baths 1,400 Sqft

Formerly known as the Lower Long Hill School, circa 1856. This beautifully maintained Colonial home still features the vintage detail of yesteryear but with today’s key updates...

3
bed
1/1
bath
1,400
sqft

My Sales

3 Canoe $1,850,000 link

3 Canoe

Darien, CT 06820 | Fairfield County
$1,850,000
5 Beds 4/1 Baths 3,816 Sqft 1.01 Acres

This Spacious Home Does Not Disappoint. The Large, Eat-In Kitchen, Family Room And Playroom Coupled With The Five Bedrooms & 4.5 Baths Creates Generous Living Space. In The Heart...

5
bed
4/1
bath
3,816
sqft
6 Linden Street $1,495,000 link

6 Linden Street

Westport, CT 06880 | Fairfield County
$1,495,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 5,110 Sqft

HUGE REDuCTION. PRICED TO SELL. Location, location. Walk to shops and restaurants from this beautiful, newly painted in-town Colonial, on a quiet cul-de-sac just moments to beach...

4
bed
3/1
bath
5,110
sqft
2550 Redding $1,340,000 link

2550 Redding

Fairfield, CT 06824 | Fairfield County
$1,340,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,716 Sqft 3.03 Acres

Totally Redone In '00-'01 Kitchen And All Baths, Etc. Ext. Painted In 2007.New Roof, Gutter Helmet In 2004. Approx. 2A Fenced Incl.Tennis Court (As Is) Lower Level Plyrm. Redone...

4
bed
3/1
bath
3,716
sqft