Erika Portanova Songer

Erika Portanova Songer

Real Estate Salesperson

Fairfield-Southport Brokerage

251 Main Street
Southport , CT 06890
  • Born In:
    Bridgeport
  • Live In:
    Trumbull
  • Languages Spoken:
    French, Swedish
  • Favorite Movie:
    Grease + Dirty Dancing
  • Passion:
    Horses and the Outdoors
  • Interests:
    Horseback Riding, Tennis, Running, Travel, Fitness, Baking, Outside Anything, Girl Scout Troop Leader
  • Favorite Lyric:
    "So we cheated and we lied and we tested. And we never failed to fail, it was the easiest thing to do. You will survive being bested, somebody fine will come along." -- Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Can’t Live Without:
    Chocolate
  • Inspiration:
    "Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you'll be criticized anyway." -- Eleanor Roosevelt

Erika Portanova Songer brings strong local knowledge and unshakable professional polish to her real estate career.  Erika navigates every transaction with focus, compassion, and enthusiasm. She enjoys guiding clients through the complex buying process and readily draws upon her in-depth knowledge of the local Connecticut real estate market.  Her direct approach serves her clients and business well, always maintaining complete transparency.

Working closely with a diverse array of clients, Erika strives to make each transaction as effortless and enjoyable for her clients as possible while generating consistently superior results.

Qualified and professional Realtor since 2001 ~ seasoned negotiator, top producer, and problem solver.  

Education

The Madeira School, McLean, Virginia – 1991

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – 1995

Current Associations/Affiliations

  • President-Elect of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2020, 2021
  • President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2019
  • Member of the Smart MLS and the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2001 to present
  • 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 2018
  • Chairperson for the Annual Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 2013 to 2018
  • PTA member at a local elementary school, 2017 to present
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader, 2017 to present
  • Volunteer AYSO Soccer Coach, 2017 to 2019

Outside of Work:

  • Equestrian…. riding and competing in the Hunter/Jumper show arenas since 1980
  • Assist in managing all horse/farm camp programs at Chester Hill Farm, located in Trumbull, Connecticut

Awards/Recognitions

  • "Realtor of the Year", awarded by the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2018
  • Recipient of the "Yvette MacDonald Award", 2016
  • Consistent Top Producer Recognition
  • Ranked among the top tier of the entire sales force company-wide

Erika Portanova Songer brings strong local knowledge and unshakable professional polish to her real estate career.  Erika navigates every transaction with focus, compassion, and enthusiasm. She enjoys guiding clients through the complex buying process and readily draws upon her in-depth knowledge of the local Connecticut real estate market.  Her direct approach serves her clients and business well, always maintaining complete transparency.

Working closely with a diverse array of clients, Erika strives to make each transaction as effortless and enjoyable for her clients as possible while generating consistently superior results.

Qualified and professional Realtor since 2001 ~ seasoned negotiator, top producer, and problem solver.  

Education

The Madeira School, McLean, Virginia – 1991

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – 1995

Current Associations/Affiliations

  • President-Elect of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2020, 2021
  • President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2019
  • Member of the Smart MLS and the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2001 to present
  • 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 2018
  • Chairperson for the Annual Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 2013 to 2018
  • PTA member at a local elementary school, 2017 to present
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader, 2017 to present
  • Volunteer AYSO Soccer Coach, 2017 to 2019

Outside of Work:

  • Equestrian…. riding and competing in the Hunter/Jumper show arenas since 1980
  • Assist in managing all horse/farm camp programs at Chester Hill Farm, located in Trumbull, Connecticut

Awards/Recognitions

  • "Realtor of the Year", awarded by the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2018
  • Recipient of the "Yvette MacDonald Award", 2016
  • Consistent Top Producer Recognition
  • Ranked among the top tier of the entire sales force company-wide

Erika Portanova Songer brings strong local knowledge and unshakable professional polish to her real estate career.  Erika navigates every transaction with focus, compassion, and enthusiasm. She enjoys guiding clients through the complex buying process and readily draws upon her in-depth knowledge of the local Connecticut real estate market.  Her direct approach serves her clients and business well, always maintaining complete transparency.

Working closely with a diverse array of clients, Erika strives to make each transaction as effortless and enjoyable for her clients as possible while generating consistently superior results.

Qualified and professional Realtor since 2001 ~ seasoned negotiator, top producer, and problem solver.  

Education

The Madeira School, McLean, Virginia – 1991

Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – 1995

Current Associations/Affiliations

  • President-Elect of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2020, 2021
  • President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2019
  • Member of the Smart MLS and the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2001 to present
  • 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 2018
  • Chairperson for the Annual Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors Holiday Party, 2013 to 2018
  • PTA member at a local elementary school, 2017 to present
  • Girl Scout Troop Leader, 2017 to present
  • Volunteer AYSO Soccer Coach, 2017 to 2019

Outside of Work:

  • Equestrian…. riding and competing in the Hunter/Jumper show arenas since 1980
  • Assist in managing all horse/farm camp programs at Chester Hill Farm, located in Trumbull, Connecticut

Awards/Recognitions

  • "Realtor of the Year", awarded by the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2018
  • Recipient of the "Yvette MacDonald Award", 2016
  • Consistent Top Producer Recognition
  • Ranked among the top tier of the entire sales force company-wide
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  • Awards
    • - Ranked among the top tier of entire sales force company-wide
    • - Consistent office top producer
    • - #2 in Real Estate Transactions in my Brokerage ~~ 2019
    • - President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors ~~ 2019
    • - President-Elect of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors ~~ 2020, 2021
    • - Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors annual award "Realtor Of The Year" ~~ 2018
    • - Recipient of the Yvette Mac Donald Award (recognizing: Realtor spirit of cooperation, local board activity, civic activity, business and educational achievements) ~~ 2016
  • Specialities
    • Problem solver.
    • Over achiever.
    • Keen focus.
    • Goal oriented.

Testimonials

I can't say enough wonderful things about working with Erika and William Pitt Sotheby's. Her coaching and tips for getting our house ready to photograph and list our house were priceless, and led to us to an accepted offer on our home in less than 2 days. Then, we found the perfect house and she helped us so much with the move, always available whenever we needed her. We had a LOT of challenges the week of closing including 3 feet of snow falling that week, but she kept me grounded and sane. She even stayed behind on moving day to shovel snow for us for the movers! We were so lucky to have her on our side while selling our home and buying a new home. She is efficient and dedicated, and made the process as simple as possible. We love our new home so much. Thank you Erika and crew, for everything!!

Richard A. Alston

I can't say enough wonderful things about Erika. Her coaching and tips for getting our house ready to photograph and list our house were priceless, and led to us to an accepted offer on our home in less than 2 days. Then, we found the perfect house and she helped us so much with the move, always available whenever we needed her. We had a LOT of challenges the week of closing including 3 feet of snow falling that week, but she kept me grounded and sane. She even stayed behind on moving day to shovel snow for us for the movers! We were so lucky to have her on our side while selling our home and buying a new home. She is efficient and dedicated, and made the process as simple as possible. We love our new home so much. Thank you Erika, for everything!!

Laura and Rich Alston

Erika was a pleasure to work with from start to finish! As a first time homebuyer, I had countless questions and a lot of thoughts about what I did or didn’t want. Erika was patient, accommodating, and ALWAYS had my best interest in mind. One of my favorite things about working with Erika was the way she explained the process and was honest about everything. I could not be any more excited about recommending Erika! It was a seamless process from start to finish all thanks to her!

Jen N.

We have known Erika for over a decade and have worked with her on a few different Real Estate deals. Her work ethic, professionalism, and market knowledge is superb. Erika is full of enthusiasm, very honest, super busy-yet always available, and always goes above and beyond to get the best out of every deal. What I love the most about Erika is that she is a beautiful person in and out as she has always demonstrated to have our best interest in mind, even if it means that a deal is lost. We, like many other people that know her, feel extremely lucky to have met her and built such a strong connection. Looking forward to working with her in the future again.

Nik and Aida Corbaxhi, Client

Dear Erika,Thank you for helping us reach out goal. We are still settling in. But we are at peace, knowing we are at the right location. We appreciate all of the professional knowledge and advice.Thank you again!Mary and Bill C.

Mary and Bill C.

Great assistance with everything! Erika is awesome.

David and Stacy Brady

I was very happy with the services provided.

Margaret and Edward Stead

I DID IT! I SOLD AND BOUGHT A HOUSE! 💪 Selling my house of 10 years due to unpredictable circumstances was challenging enough but then trying to buy a house while the pandemic hit seemed to be an impossible task. I couldn’t have done it without the emotional support from friends and family during this time! And of course, my amazing friend and realtor, Erika Portanova Songer! She went above and beyond with helping me throughout the process and found a PERFECT house before it was even on the market. She even stayed with the movers and cleaned while I closed. I’m looking forward to making new memories with my kids in this house that already feels like home! Onward! 🥂❤️ 🏠 #erikasongerhomes

Barbara O.

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

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

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

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 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's promptness and follow-through are exceptional. She is a dedicated and knowledgeable professional who thrives in her business. The extra hours she puts in with her clients is tremendous. Her suggestions and feedback were crucial and spot on to us. We sold our home at 98.5% asking in 2 days. I have already recommended her to other Trumbull families as she really knows the Trumbull market! Best realtor ever! Thanks Erika

Sheila S., Trumbull

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Allyson and Mike M., Fairfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My Listings

76 Lyon Terrace $550,000 link

76 Lyon Terrace

Bridgeport, CT 06604 | Fairfield County
$550,000
4,113 Sqft 0.13 Acres

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Bridgeport and directly across from Bridgeport City Hall. Good visibility location, this is the perfect location for your business within...

4,113
sqft

My Sales

3 Canoe Trail $1,850,000 link

3 Canoe Trail

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 Road $1,340,000 link

2550 Redding Road

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
2225 Cross Highway $1,155,000 link

2225 Cross Highway

Fairfield, CT 06824 | Fairfield County
$1,155,000
5 Beds 4/1 Baths 5,025 Sqft

Stunning transitional home in estate setting. Picturesque with sweeping lawn and beautiful exterior. Rich, luxurious finishes, millwork and details. Perfection by premier builder...

5
bed
4/1
bath
5,025
sqft
189 Edge Hill Road $1,080,000 link

189 Edge Hill Road

Fairfield, CT 06824 | Fairfield County
$1,080,000
5 Beds 3/1 Baths 4,011 Sqft 0.3 Acres

Exceptional home in fantastic University Neighborhood. 0.9 mile walk to train & vibrant town center. Minutes to beaches, marina, golf & tennis. All new in 2006. Open floor plan...

5
bed
3/1
bath
4,011
sqft
347 Romanock Road $1,026,000

347 Romanock Road

Fairfield, CT 06825 | Fairfield County
$1,026,000
4 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,901 Sqft

Gorgeous New Construction On Almost An Acre In Beautiful Lake Hills (Association Member). Front Porches, Deck Overlook Country Setting, 2 Story Entry, Large Eat-In- Kitchen. Incredible...

4
bed
3/1
bath
3,901
sqft
108 Stillson Road $987,250 link

108 Stillson Road

Fairfield, CT 06825 | Fairfield County
$987,250
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 3,000 Sqft

Sought After End Unit With 1St Floor Master Suite. Beautifuleuropean Manor Home W/9' Ceilings. Fabulous Moldings, Marblebaths, Chefs Kit W/Viking & Gaggenau Stainless Steel Appls....

3
bed
2/1
bath
3,000
sqft
49 Southport Green $980,000 link

49 Southport Green

Fairfield, CT 06890 | Fairfield County
$980,000
2 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,809 Sqft

Luxury condo living in Southport Green-walk to train, village, harbor+beach. Third flr unit w/elevator shows beautifully w/high-end detail+9ft+ ceilings throughout.Formal LR w/moldings,...

2
bed
2/1
bath
2,809
sqft
97 Rowland Road $950,000 link

97 Rowland Road

Fairfield, CT 06824 | Fairfield County
$950,000
4 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,696 Sqft

Tree lined street with sidewalks, you can walk or ride your bike to the beaches, marina, town center, train, and schools. Location is superb, and you will want for nothing else....

4
bed
2/1
bath
2,696
sqft
172 Stillson Road $950,000 link

172 Stillson Road

Fairfield, CT 06825 | Fairfield County
$950,000
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 3,016 Sqft

Elegant Luxury Condo In The Oaks. Newly Painted Throughout. Int Features Incl: Built Ins, Custom Moldings,Paneling, Marble Flrs, Hardwood Flrs.Irrigation System In Front +Back.Laundry...

3
bed
2/1
bath
3,016
sqft
18 Horseshoe Lane $926,000 link

18 Horseshoe Lane

Westport, CT 06880 | Fairfield County
$926,000
4 Beds 3 Baths 2,300 Sqft 0.76 Acres

Traditional New England Colonial. Blt In 1938 & Lovingly Restored W/Style & Charm. This House Has A Lg Lrm W/Fpl & Beams, 4 Brs,3 Bths, An E-I-K W/Top Of The Line Appl, Frm W/Fr...

4
bed
3
bath
2,300
sqft
835 East Broadway $900,000

835 East Broadway

Milford, CT 06460 | New Haven County
$900,000
3 Beds 2/1 Baths 2,194 Sqft

3
bed
2/1
bath
2,194
sqft