Erika Portanova Songer
Erika Portanova Songer

Erika Portanova Songer

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

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Fairfield-Southport
251 Main Street
Southport , CT 06890

About Me About Me

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. Known for her direct approach and complete transparency, she is the consummate professional and revered by both her clients and colleagues.

Real Estate Skills

  • Qualified and professional Realtor, helping families and clients since 2001.
  • Relocation Expert since 2001, efficiently navigating the house sale process, handling all relocation documents, and serving as a liaison with the Executive Client and Relocation Company.
  • Seasoned negotiator, top producer, and problem solver.
  • Ranked #2 Realtor in 2023 for dollar volume.
  • Consistently ranked among the top tier of the entire sales force company-wide

Education

  • The Madeira School, McLean, Virginia – 1991
  • Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2019, 2022
  • 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

Outside of Work

  • Equestrian ... riding and competing in the Hunter/Jumper show arena since 1980
  • Anything outside with the family...farm, hiking, beach...I just love the fresh air!
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  • Languages Spoken French, Swedish
  • Born In Bridgeport
  • Lives In Trumbull
  • Favorite Movie Grease + Dirty Dancing
  • Passion Horses and the Outdoors
  • Interests Horseback Riding, Tennis, Running, Travel, Fitness, Baking, Outside Anything, Girl Scout Troop Leader, Horse Back Riding, Traveling
  • 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
  • Inspiration "Do what you feel in your heart to be right-for you'll be criticized anyway." -- Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Can't Live Without Chocolate
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1060 Hillside Road, Fairfield - Aerial View

260 Rock House Road, Easton, CT 06612

51 Cardinal Circle, Trumbull, CT 06611

18 Westwood Road, Trumbull, CT 06611

198 Lenore Drive, Shelton, CT

35 Wood Aveneue, Trumbull, CT 06611

165 Lake Avenue, Trumbull, CT 06611

3250 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605

My Awards

  • - Consistent Top Producer in company, annually
  • - Relocation specialist with both Relocation Buyers and Sellers
  • - Two Term President of the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors ~~ 2019, 2022
  • - Serving on the Board of Directors for the Greater Fairfield Board of Realtors, 2012 to present
  • - 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

My Specialties

  • Problem solver.
  • Over achiever.
  • Keen focus.
  • Goal oriented.
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Testimonials (64)

Outstanding James and Maria Jarusinsky
I am incredibly grateful for the exceptional support and dedication that Erika demonstrated throughout the entire process of buying our dream home. Her unwavering patience and vigilance was truly remarkable. For months, she tirelessly worked with my husband and I, guiding us every step of the way, ensuring that we found the perfect home that met all our needs and desires. Erika's expertise and attention to detail were invaluable, and we felt genuinely cared for throughout the entire journey. We can confidently say that without her guidance, we wouldn't have found such a wonderful place to call home. Thank you for going above and beyond, making our dreams a reality! Brittany Hawker
Erika Songer was absolutely wonderful in effecting the sale of my condo. She always kept me in the loop and contacted me immediately if there was any item to address. The process couldn't have been any easier. Highly recommend! Carlo Francisco
From the very beginning Erika Portanova Songer was great. She showed us the types of homes we thought we might be interested in and also showed us ones that made us explore other options. She was very understanding and as hard as it is to explain exactly what you're looking for, somehow Erika just got it. This current market has been crazy and it took us a little while to finally find one but when we did we knew it! We found a home that we get to make into our own. Aside from being a realtor, Erika was so kind and friendly. My husband and I would normally have our two little boys with us while looking at homes and she was so accommodating and helpful. It always felt like Erika was someone we could trust and get an honest opinion. We can't thank her enough - a great journey from beginning to end! Would highly recommend Erika and Sotheby's. Erica and Kenny F.
Erika Portanova Songer went way above and beyond to complete the sale of my home. This deal was very unusual, without her highly professional, unending determination to make this a successful sale, it would not have happened. There are not enough words to describe what an incredible realtor she is. Christina Russo
Erika Portanova Songer went way above and beyond to complete the sale of my home. This deal was very unusual, without her highly professional, unending determination to make this a successful sale, it would not have happened. There are not enough words to describe what an incredible realtor she is. Christina Russo
Erika Songer is an amazing and exceptional realtor and person . She has knowledge of real estate, design , marketing and community . Erika is a Jedi master ! No one can represent Sotheby’s better . Michael and Susan Meyers
Erika is the best there is - she is incredibly knowledgable, super responsive, and an absolute pleasure to work with. In a super tight market she helped my father find the perfect condo and beat out multiple offers. She walked him through every step of the process and has gone above and beyond. I would highly recommend working with her! Victoria
Erika Portanova Songer made the entire process of selling our family home a pleasure. From: Establishing a market price for probate applications, assessing the homes condition and recommending reasonable improvements to enhance salability, offering quality resources to perform home improvements, setting target market introduction date, recommending and assisting with affordable staging for the development of marketing materials, organizing open house, assisting with offer evaluations, working with buyer realtors and more.. All along being easily accessible and wonderfully supportive and always friendly and fun. Can not say enough about the experience of working with Erika. Would certainly work with her again in a minute and would highly recommend her as an experienced professional. Kevin and Kathy Reeves
Our experience with Erika Portanova Songer at William Pitt/Julia B. Sotheby's International Realty was nothing short of exceptional. Erika is great at what she does and made the entire process or purchasing our home both painless and seamless. She was extremely helpful and knowledgeable on all aspects of the home purchasing process, had excellent recommendations for inspection services, and was overall a pleasure to work with. Would highly recommend working with this agency. We're looking forward to many happy years in our new home! Kaitlyn and Charles Rosen, III
NA Yutong Jin and Zhijie Wu
Erika was fantastic. This comment comes from a retired attorney. Everything thing she did was perfect and made the sale an easy process. Erika Portanover Songer is the best realtor I have ever dealt with. Michael and Susan Meyers
We cannot say enough great things about Erika. She is very supportive and understanding of our needs and wants in our forever home. She was patient and caring about what we wanted and fully understood our time frame. She really cared about what we wanted and was 100% committed to helping us get there. She helped us achieve our goal of obtaining our forever home, and we are forever grateful! Thank you so much Erika! Philip & Sharon Rodonski
As first-time Connecticut residents, Erika was the absolute best realtor, consultant, friend and advisor to have! She shared her knowledge of all of the different areas, helped us familiarize ourselves with the options and aided us in narrowing down the best areas for our family's needs. Erika was extremely responsive and always made us feel like a priority. She not only is a fantastic and knowledgeable realtor, but she is truly just a great person as well!!! We would highly recommend Erika - she will make sure you and your family find exactly what you are looking for! Melissa and Denis Godoy
As first-time Connecticut residents, Erika was the absolute best realtor, consultant, friend and advisor to have! She shared her knowledge of all of the different areas, helped us familiarize ourselves with the options and aided us in narrowing down the best areas for our family's needs. Erika was extremely responsive and always made us feel like a priority. She not only is a fantastic and knowledgeable realtor, but she is truly just a great person as well!!! We would highly recommend Erika - she will make sure you and your family find exactly what you are looking for! Melissa and Denis Godoy
Professional and thorough job as usual working with Erika Tommy DeLaurantis
Knowing Erika in both a professional and personal manner, we knew she would be the perfect choice for us to navigate the buying/selling of our home. Erika’s ability to manage the process and her attention to detail kept us informed and prepared along the way. She provided great recommendations and suggestions while allowing us to make our own decisions without pressure. Erika is well-connected and knowledgeable of Trumbull and the surrounding areas and her reputation with other realtors is stellar! We are grateful that she was with us each step of the way and helped us buy a home that we love in an extremely competitive market! Mayx and John Holmes
As first-time home buyers, we needed a realtor to lean on and guide us the right path. Erika’s amazing knowledge and professionalism made the processes seamless. Throughout the process, she was extremely responsive, and always puts her client needs first and speaks on her clients behalf. It doesn't ends here, even after the closing she guided us getting the school admission for kids and also helped and recommended many things which are needed immediately after the Move in. We will highly recommend Erika for her great work!! Viren and Heha Kapadia
Erika did an awesome job as usual. Always professional, knowledgeable and relentless. She stays on top of everything with attention to detail and continues to gain my trust even when I’m difficult to deal with at times. 941 Madison Avenue LLC
From the moment I met Erika she was supportive, extremely knowledgeable and efficient. This was my first time selling a home and she made the entire process seamless for me. She assisted with every task that needed to be addressed without hesitation. I’m very grateful for her support and would highly recommend her to anyone. Amie Barrett
Buying and selling a home can be so very stressful, but Erika eased our minds through the entire process! She provided great feedback, set clear expectations, and was extremely responsive to every one of our questions and concerns. Her knowledge, professionalism, personality, and terrific instincts are outstanding! Thank you Erika for helping us seal the deal and find our forever home! John and Mary Kate Verrelli
Erika was the sole reason buying our first home was a successful and stress-free experience. When first looking at home, we didn’t know what we wanted- Erika helped us by asking us the questions she felt were important and answering all our questions. We were able to secure our dream home in a little over 2 months, due to Erika’s constant availability, flexibility, and willingness. Erika consistently went above and beyond what we expected. We can’t thank her enough. Joe and Brian
We cannot say enough good things about Erika! We are first time homebuyers and Erika took the time, effort, and consideration to explain every detail and be available for all of our questions throughout the entire process. It was very clear that Erika had our best interests in mind above all else. We would highly recommend Erika to anyone buying a house! Alyssa & Alec
good work Alvina and Christopher Chinnici
Erika did an amazing job helping me to find a new home!! This is a difficult real estate market, Erika was always positive and determined that I could find the perfect home and advised as to how to make the best offer to get the home. After multiple offers I have just closed on the most ideal home. Erika always goes above and beyond and has all the knowledge and expertise to guide you. Highly, highly recommend Erika, truly a valuable asset to finding or selling your home. Christina Russo
Erika has represented us in buying a home and most recently selling a home. We had a complicated property to sell and she brought the sale to closure. We recommend her highly. kandice reilly and james reilly
Erika was absolutely fantastic. 100% on her game and was a great pleasure to work with. She helped me sell my condo and purchase another property. She was great. If I had to do it again I wouldn’t use anyone else. Very professional and such a nice person. Thank you so much Erika. Alex Dragone
Smoothe sailing from start to finish. Robin Massa and Cora Smerglinolo
Erika was phenomenal in all aspects of selling our home! She is knowledgeable, she was always available to answer all of my questions, kept me informed every step of the way, and was extremely helpful no matter was asked of her. She goes above and beyond! She is a pleasure to work with!! Jo-ann
Erika was great to work with and helped us search all over, high and low, until we found the perfect place to call home. She was knowledgeable about our questions and was able to provide additional insight and recommendations when necessary. She was also extremely helpful in guiding us during some unique circumstances and challenging obstacles and we would recommend her to anyone. Brandon K.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 clearly understood what we were looking for. We would definitely recommend her to friends. Great job all around! Allyson and Mike M., 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
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 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 kept everything on track and immediately obtained answers to any of my questions. I would definitely recommend you to a friend. Dianne R., Monroe
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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'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
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 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 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 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 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 Portanova Songer in the News

New England Real Estate Journal

Vidal/Wettenstein and William Pitt co-broker sale of 2,500 s/f for $1.05 million…

Patch

Downtown Fairfield Property Sells For $1M; Will Be Law Office…

Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journals

Fairfield’s 116 Sherman St. sells for $1.05M…

The Greater New Milford Spectrum

What You Can Buy in Trumbull: Granpa Walton’s home, $459,000…

Connecticut Post

Exquisite Tudor is rich in appointments and history…

Patch

Southport Realtor Named President of Regional Board…

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