Lori Elkins Ferber

Lori Elkins Ferber

Licensed Real Estate Salesperson

Westport Brokerage

199 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

As your real estate agent, it is important to me that I do more than just meet your expectations...I want to exceed them. I am constantly anticipating the needs of my clients. That means I might: pack a cooler of food and drinks for a relocating client who needs to cover a lot of ground in a limited time; or send comparables to a buyer who is deliberating about what to offer for a house; or take a potential seller to view active comparables so that they can truly understand the pricing of their home. I take great pride in providing a service that my client may not have even recognized or articulated that they actually need.

As a former Psychologist, I have found that my background translates well into Real Estate. I recognize that even a seemingly "positive" move is stressful and will do what I can to ease this transition. I am an excellent listener. For a buyer, I will really pay attention to their description of what they are looking for in an ideal home. I'll preview inventory promptly and won't waste time showing those homes that are not in line with my client's criteria. For a seller, I will listen to what they have liked in their current home, and use this in my marketing materials. When negotiating, I'll listen to the other agent's covert communications and use these to my client's advantage. I am also an effective and clear communicator and have absolute respect for confidentiality. My clients know that they can trust me and that I will always tell them the truth; even if it means losing a potential deal.

My family has lived in lower Fairfield County for 20+ years. I have two wonderful daughters whom I love immensely and have also learned much about the school system and area opportunities for kids/families through them.  This time has allowed me to appreciate the nuances of the different towns. As a family, we have personally utilized many of the amenities first-hand. Many of my clients continue to use me as a personal resource for years after their closings. I can provide lists of vendors, restaurants, where to shop, nursery schools, local doctors, etc. It is quite typical for me to even provide guided tours to clients who are new to this area. I enjoy this part of my job immensely.  I am a member of the National Association of Realtors as well as our local Mid-Fairfield Board of Realtors. I am a recipient of both the Leading Edge and the President's Circle Awards and have consistently...

As your real estate agent, it is important to me that I do more than just meet your expectations...I want to exceed them. I am constantly anticipating the needs of my clients. That means I might: pack a cooler of food and drinks for a relocating client who needs to cover a lot of ground in a limited time; or send comparables to a buyer who is deliberating about what to offer for a house; or take a potential seller to view active comparables so that they can truly understand the pricing of their home. I take great pride in providing a service that my client may not have even recognized or articulated that they actually need.

As a former Psychologist, I have found that my background translates well into Real Estate. I recognize that even a seemingly "positive" move is stressful and will do what I can to ease this transition. I am an excellent listener. For a buyer, I will really pay attention to their description of what they are looking for in an ideal home. I'll preview inventory promptly and won't waste time showing those homes that are not in line with my client's criteria. For a seller, I will listen to what they have liked in their current home, and use this in my marketing materials. When negotiating, I'll listen to the other agent's covert communications and use these to my client's advantage. I am also an effective and clear communicator and have absolute respect for confidentiality. My clients know that they can trust me and that I will always tell them the truth; even if it means losing a potential deal.

My family has lived in lower Fairfield County for 20+ years. I have two wonderful daughters whom I love immensely and have also learned much about the school system and area opportunities for kids/families through them.  This time has allowed me to appreciate the nuances of the different towns. As a family, we have personally utilized many of the amenities first-hand. Many of my clients continue to use me as a personal resource for years after their closings. I can provide lists of vendors, restaurants, where to shop, nursery schools, local doctors, etc. It is quite typical for me to even provide guided tours to clients who are new to this area. I enjoy this part of my job immensely.  I am a member of the National Association of Realtors as well as our local Mid-Fairfield Board of Realtors. I am a recipient of both the Leading Edge and the President's Circle Awards and have consistently been a “Diamond” award winner ( highest designation) at Sotheby’s.  I have been consistingly within the top two realtors for dollars in volume solds. I have also been a board member of SEPTA (Special Education PTA) and our town's Gourmet Club.

I have organized and headed multiple wine tasting groups in Lower Fairfield County.  These groups have provided much socialization and education to the community.  I also am a member of several book clubs, lead a Special Needs Mom’s Coffee, enjoy working out, socializing but, MOST OF ALL MY WORK AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

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As your real estate agent, it is important to me that I do more than just meet your expectations...I want to exceed them. I am constantly anticipating the needs of my clients. That means I might: pack a cooler of food and drinks for a relocating client who needs to cover a lot of ground in a limited time; or send comparables to a buyer who is deliberating about what to offer for a house; or take a potential seller to view active comparables so that they can truly understand the pricing of their home. I take great pride in providing a service that my client may not have even recognized or articulated that they actually need.

As a former Psychologist, I have found that my background translates well into Real Estate. I recognize that even a seemingly "positive" move is stressful and will do what I can to ease this transition. I am an excellent listener. For a buyer, I will really pay attention to their description of what they are looking for in an ideal home. I'll preview inventory promptly and won't waste time showing those homes that are not in line with my client's criteria. For a seller, I will listen to what they have liked in their current home, and use this in my marketing materials. When negotiating, I'll listen to the other agent's covert communications and use these to my client's advantage. I am also an effective and clear communicator and have absolute respect for confidentiality. My clients know that they can trust me and that I will always tell them the truth; even if it means losing a potential deal.

My family has lived in lower Fairfield County for 20+ years. I have two wonderful daughters whom I love immensely and have also learned much about the school system and area opportunities for kids/families through them.  This time has allowed me to appreciate the nuances of the different towns. As a family, we have personally utilized many of the amenities first-hand. Many of my clients continue to use me as a personal resource for years after their closings. I can provide lists of vendors, restaurants, where to shop, nursery schools, local doctors, etc. It is quite typical for me to even provide guided tours to clients who are new to this area. I enjoy this part of my job immensely.  I am a member of the National Association of Realtors as well as our local Mid-Fairfield Board of Realtors. I am a recipient of both the Leading Edge and the President's Circle Awards and have consistently been a “Diamond” award winner ( highest designation) at Sotheby’s.  I have been consistingly within the top two realtors for dollars in volume solds. I have also been a board member of SEPTA (Special Education PTA) and our town's Gourmet Club.

I have organized and headed multiple wine tasting groups in Lower Fairfield County.  These groups have provided much socialization and education to the community.  I also am a member of several book clubs, lead a Special Needs Mom’s Coffee, enjoy working out, socializing but, MOST OF ALL MY WORK AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT.

For more information on the BLT Live Work Play -> www.bltliveworkplay.com

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Testimonials

 Lori was simply amazing! We could not have found our beautiful home without her knowledge of the area, her professionalism, kindness, and amazing communication skills. She comes VERY highly recommended. I had to ask for her specifically but I would ensure others from Charter that are relocating be offered up her name. EXCELLENT experience!  Communicated in timely manner:    Knowledge of local market:  Followed up on commitments:   Provided info on properties within your budget: 

I used Lori for the sale of two homes in 2021.  Each move came with its own set of intricacies and emotional ties.  Going into the listings for each home, I was at ease knowing Lori was going to be by my side every step of the way.  Her response time is always quick, and that goes a long way.  She flawlessly covers everything from start to finish!  She is the BEST in the business!

Karen LIndwall

"Exceeding Your Expectations,"they claim.  Yea, right.  Well. yes, right.  My expectationswere pretty high, but Lori beat them.Because I had to move to Asia unexpectedly, we were forced to sell the house while I was away.  Lori worked smoothly with me to manage the job remotely, and to make decisions which turned out to be good.  She made the extra effort that a situation like ours needed.  Starting on day one, multiple offers resulted in a quick sale at a great price. -Stephen Flaum

We had an amazing experience with Laurie Elkins-Ferber. Formerly represented by realtors from another firm, who didn't really advocate for us or help us, Laurie was like a breath of fresh air for us. Our home had languished on the market for 3 months prior to our hiring Laurie. Once Laurie listed it we had multiple offers within 2 weeks! She is knowledgeable, professional and kind - a winning combination of traits. We can't sing her praises highly enough. Professionals like Laurie are a rare find. Thank you!

Steven & Maud Purcell

The best testimonials begin with a story.My husband and I first put our Fairfield home on the market right after Memorial Day, 2021. Although the market was hot our broker did not seem to have the time, skill or attentiveness to sell our home. With the few showings we had, the broker provided little to no feedback. We retained a new broker and our unfortunate experience repeated itself.  While exploring real estate down south, we unexpectedly - and fortuitously - ran into another couple from Fairfield County, CT. They had recently moved south and were over the moon about their CT Realtor, Lori Elkins-Ferber.  When they heard our tale of real estate woe, they all but put us on the phone with Lori, then and there! When we told Lori of the difficulties we had been facing (and the wonderful endorsement her clients had given her) she went right into problem solving mode. She did so with professionalism, empathy, pragmatism, and warmth. When we met with Lori, she laid out a clear plan for us to follow and assured us that she could sell our home. She immediately connected us with amazing resources who, with some minor tweaks, completely transformed the look of our home. For the first time since putting our house on the market we felt calm and hopeful, knowing that we were in the hands of a true and caring professional. I should add that by Fairfield County standards, and compared with the homes Lori frequently sells, our residence is modest. Despite this Lori treated us as if she were selling our 10-million-dollar estate!In short, after our home had languished on the market for 3 months with other brokers, Lori Elkins-Ferber got us multiple offers inside of 2 weeks! Virtually overnight we went from feeling hopeless, to seeing our dream of relocation become a reality. Lori is so much more than a realtor.  When you work with her, she becomes your problem-solver, advocate and most importantly, your friend. She has truly been a blessing in our lives, and we give her our highest endorsement.-M and S “Joyful Sellers”

Our lovely realtor Lori Ferber has been nothing but great in making our first home buying process as smooth as it could have been . She was on top of things , calling and asking questions , always advising us in the best possible way . The entire process lasted about 45 days and since day one she was always calling me , texting and making sure everything that we needed to send to complete the process was done . As a first time buyer , my husband and I had no idea what to expect . She guide us and educated us on what the next steps were going to be in this process .We couldn’t  been happier with our choice to have Lori as our realtor . She is so responsive , smart , easy to talk to , and always available.Thank you Lori and we wish you all the best . With love ,Marcos , Amanda , Claire and Baby Boy 

Relocating and moving across the country has many stresses and challenges. Being able to find the right realtor can certainly lessen your load. Fortunately, we were blessed to find Lori as our realtor/advocate/friend. Lori called us prior to coming out to look for homes, asked many questions and sent us several types of listings to make sure she was setting up the right agenda for our house hunting trip. She was as delightful in person as over the phone. When we arrived at the first house she brought us each a bag of lunch and snacks to assist us with the long day ahead. That kind of kindness and care for us continued throughout the whole looking and buying process. We would never have been able to find the most perfect house for us without Lori. She is very detailed, thorough, and has excellent follow through. She takes the initiative for her clients and is committed to looking for their best interest. Her communication skills are over the top and she ensures that what her clients are needing are a priority. We are over the moon with our new home. We know that our stress with the relocation to CT was lessened due to having such an amazing and professional realtor. We will continue to refer others to Lori.  She’s simply the BEST! Nate, Ann, & Nathan 

Lori is my go to agent! I have now been a repeat customer with her. She is an agent who is professional, responsible and ultra responsive. When I call or text her I get an exceptionally quick response. She also is excellent at following through with all of the details involved in a home transaction.  She is exceptionally trustworthy and a strong advocate for me as a client. Lastly, she is a very engaging and calming individual which is helpful during the inevitable stress of a real estate transaction.  - Shaan Bhojwani  Stratford, CT

ShaannBhojwani

We highly recommend Lori as your next realtor.She is adept and committed at helping and guiding her clients through every phase of a real estatejourney. In the early stages, we benefited from her market knowledge coupled with her patience and ability to listen to and understand our requirements, which we often didn't even understand ourselves or agree upon that well. This made her extremely helpful to us in working through the many options and visits and eventually honing down our decision criteria until we found a house that was perfect for us both. Then, during the negotiations and subsequent activity after thebinder and contract, she was meticulous and thorough, and always helped keep us on track withcareful attention to detail and polite yet firmmanagement of all parties involved. In all situations, she professionally advocated and influenced in our best interests. Finally, she is a delightful person to know and work with and we recommend herwithout hesitation. Thanks Lori for everything you did for us, Mike and Deb

Lori was an absolute dream to work with. Her approach is absolutely collaborative - she was really a partner to us through the whole process. Ours was a relatively easy sale, but Lori still was so sincere and responsive throughout it all. And she really listened to us and heard us on the points that were really important to us and our family. It may not seem like that matters, but it really does. Making a decision to move can be a very emotional one - it was for us! We loved our house and have many happy family memories there. That's why working with someone like Lori really made a huge difference to us. All that said, selling a house is one of the most important financial decisions you can make and, as important as your agent's 'soft skills' are, you also need someone who you know will advocate hard for you when you're not around (because that's the game of real estate.)  And Lori is absolutely that person. We had confidence in her negotiating skills and, equally important, in her networking skills with other agents. We were never left with questions, we felt heard and represented. All of these elements led to a very smooth, no-drama process the whole way through. We can't recommend Lori highly enough. She represented us well and - also important to us - we know our old home is in excellent hands with a family that will no doubt make wonderful new memories there. And while we are sad to leave our lovely house, knowing there is a lovely new family there that appreciates it makes it a lot easier. Lori made that happen for us.

Laura and Fred

Lori helped us find the perfect home! We were a bit picky, with very specific 'wants', and she really understood what we were looking for. She listened to us and was more than accommodating with our busy schedules. We couldn't have done this without her. She walked us through every step of the process and made sure we understood everything and made us feel comfortable with making this large purchase. We wholeheartedly recommend Lori for anyone's realty needs.

When we decided to put our home of twenty years on the market, we never thought twice about which broker to choose. With her quiet confidence and extensive market expertise, Lori Ferber did not disappoint. She was patient and kind and responsive to our issues day and night, which definitely helped to make the entire process seamless. As we could not have hoped for a better result, we know we made the right choice with Lori. In fact, anyone looking for a true professional would be hard pressed to find a more superior real estate agent.-Caroline & Allan Grauberd

Lori Ferber is an excellent real estate agent.  She knows what to say and she knows when and how to say it.  She protected my interests during multiple real estate transactions this year, and there was never a doubt that I had made the right choice in selecting her as my broker!  Her service is without a doubt, well above and beyond her competition. 

Matthew McGlynn

I can't say enough good things about the two experiences I've had with Lori Elkins Ferber. Fifteen years ago, when I was going through uncertain times, my home purchase was a 9 month long process which made it tricky but Lori made sure everything kept moving forward and that nothing got in the way of making it happen. Fifteen years later, I just sold that home and again Lori made sure the bumps along the way were quickly addressed and she kept things moving forward. Selling and buying a home can be a very anxious time, but Lori has the amazing ability to give support when needed in the just the right way! She's amazing!

Karen Lindwall

Lori, I can’t thank you enough for everything. You are incredibly talented at what you do. You have been so attentive, not missing a beat with anything and you were also my cheerleader along the way when I was feeling anxious. It has been a true pleasure going through the process of selling my home with you. Thank you!!!!Karen

When we decided to sell our house in this CRAZY market we wanted an agent who could CONTROL the chaos while still getting us the best price, terms and overall experience. We could not have been happier with our decision to use Lori Elkins Ferber as our Listing Agent.  We had already had a positive history with Lori when we happily won a bidding war virtually in 2013 from our then home in California.  We had to rely on Lori implicitly and she always came through.  Over the 8 years that we have know her she has always stayed in touch, remained a resource, and a warm presence in our lives. Our favorite thing about Lori is perhaps how she is a rare combination of a caring presence with a strong skill set (in marketing, negotiation, and ability to manage details).  Every year she would show us that personal touch during the holidays when she hand delivered a homemade baked pumpkin bread and her business acumen when she would answer our inevitable questions on the real estate market.     This MARKET is VERY DIFFERENT than what we had been used to in the past years.  An absolute SELLER’S MARKET.  We did not want to get caught up in the hysteria so we reached out to Lori and she helped us to developed a plan that would allow us to get a positive outcome without all of the frenzy.  She was thoughtful with pricing and strategy and in the end we did have multiple offers without the pandemonium and sold our house at a price that far exceeded our expectations.  The entire transaction went incredibly smoothly and to that we give much credit to Lori Elkins Ferber. -Christie Stewart  

Christie Stewart

My agent was Lori Elkins Ferber. She was the best agent I have ever worked with, knowledgeable, conscientious, and patient. My husband and I were difficult clients because we had peculiar requirements for a house and were not always consistent. I never felt she was anything other than eager to help us find what we wanted. She both recommended appropriate listings and understood what we were looking for. I never felt that she was either pressuring us or was tired of our extended and laborious search. And in this highly competitive sellers' market, she was able to strategize us to the winning bid over more than 20 competitors. A more than satisfied buyer

Susan Davidowitz

Now that our real estate closing is behind us and as we prepare to move into our new, and very old, home we wanted to take a moment to thank you.  And while it may sound cliche we truly could not have done it without you.As you know we started our search pre-COVID by visiting open houses.  We looked and looked - we saw a lot of houses.  We may have eventually found a house that way in those times but it sure didn’t work for us during the pandemic panic.  We didn’t realize how lucky we were when you phoned us to follow up on an open house that we attended and you hosted.You were endlessly generous with your time and knowledge.  As we went through the ups and downs of our home search facing multiple offer situations you were right there with us in every sense.  I’ve lost track of the number of houses that we saw and the number of road trips we took together - you were very patient.  At times the process was frustrating but mostly a lot of fun also.  We know that you shared all of our goals and aspirations and suffered disappointments along with us.You knew exactly what we were looking for and you found it for us - the right location, the right price, the right environment.  And even after we went into contract you went into high gear managing lawn equipment and even animal care - to borrow another cliche you really went above and beyond. You referred us to contractors that are currently helping us and as promised are very good.  You have been amazingly in our court and have provided tremendous support.  We didn’t realize how lucky we were.We appreciate what you were able to do for us and the time we spent with you.  We mostly appreciate your friendship.Thank you,Scott Gordon

Scott Gordon

Lori was wonderful to work with - she was focused and patient and very supportive throughout the process. I would have lost patience with myself long ago

Ian Scott Gordon

I hired Lori to be my agent on a house in Westport and it couldn’t have worked out any better! It was a very challenging property with plenty of issues that created numerous difficulties along the way. Lori always stayed calm and focused on the bigger picture ultimately receiving multiple bids over the asking price. In an industry where many agents are lazy and lose interest after the first few weeks, Lori remained fully engaged throughout the process and was always available within minutes by email or text. I couldn’t be more pleased at the result and look forward to working with her again.-Steven L.

Steven L.

I hired Lori to be my agent on a house in Westport and it couldn’t have worked out any better! It was a very challenging property with plenty of issues that created numerous difficulties along the way. Lori always stayed calm and focused on the bigger picture ultimately receiving multiple bids over the asking price. In an industry where many agents are lazy and lose interest after the first few weeks, Lori remained fully engaged throughout the process and was always available within minutes by email or text. I couldn’t be more pleased at the result and look forward to working with her again.-Steven L.

Steven L.

I hired Lori to be my agent on a house in Westport and it couldn’t have worked out any better! It was a very challenging property with plenty of issues that created numerous difficulties along the way. Lori always stayed calm and focused on the bigger picture ultimately receiving multiple bids over the asking price. In an industry where many agents are lazy and lose interest after the first few weeks, Lori remained fully engaged throughout the process and was always available within minutes by email or text. I couldn’t be more pleased at the result and look forward to working with her again.-Steven L.

Steven L.

Capturing the hot market in Fairfield County - Lori Elkins Ferber helped us downsize by providing us with a thorough market analysis to determine pricing for our house in Weston. In addition to listing ourhome, she gave us valuable suggestions concerning staging a design while handling all negotiations in a professional and ethical manner. We feel 100% confident that Lori worked to get us the best possible price for our home and protected our interests during the sales process. We recommend Lori without a doubt, and would use her services again.  

Pamela McGlynn

Thank you for navigating us through this whole process. Your years of experience helped us to get through all the glitches we ran into and to smooth it all out for us and helped to make it work out for us.  Thanks for all of your guidance and advice. 

Linda DiDomenico

"Lori went above and beyond to help us find our perfect house.  She was always available for any questions and requests. She kept in touch even after the proess was over and made us feel like family.  Thank you, Lori!"

Oran Mizrahi and Melissa Mezzo

Lori helped my husband and I buy our first house. She understood and worked with our time frame. She’s a true professional, extremely helpful, knowledgeable and responsive. Lori made the experience easy and enjoyable. We are so thankful for her hard work and definitely recommend her!Ana G Crawford  

Ana Crawford

“Lori sold our house! She worked tirelessly from the first moment when she helped us understand the market and where our house fit in, to the absolutely gorgeous photographs her photographer took for the MLS listing, and especially the way she listened to us during the entire process, which was very emotional for us, having lived in our “dream home” for over 17 years and facing a big transition for our family. She was extremely considerate and flexible in scheduling viewings, which was really important since we entered the market during the time when COVID-19 was at its height. She made sure that people who came to see the house complied with health and safety standards so that we felt good about having them in the house. When we received multiple offers, she kept calm and was able to orchestrate events so that we received the best offer from the best buyers, with whom we went to contract and closing without a hitch. She made everything go smoothly, and always kept the channels of communication open with us. She was honest and straightforward about letting us know all our options at every step of the process, and helped us get to a successful sale in a very short period of time. She has endless energy and is always positive, which went a long way in keeping our own stress level at a minimum. We’d recommend Lori in a heartbeat as she’s a powerhouse professional and a wonderful person to work with."

I had a Fantastic experience with Lori. She is extremely responsive and quick to get answers. After I told her what I was looking for she went to work and lined up several houses for me to look at. Unlike past experiences she found houses for me. Honestly, I’ve worked with 4 or 5 real estate agents in the past and she was the only one that came up with houses and made a plan to show them to me.  With all of the other agents,  I felt like I had to do everything. After we found the house, Lori did not stop working until we closed. She is everything you look for in an agent and I can’t recommend her enough. I tell everyone that’s in the market, that she’s the best! -John Scuola

John Scuola

Excellent experience working with Lori. Lori is professional, knowledgeable, very responsive and gave great advice.

John Forster

My family and I first met Lori when looking for a short term rental during the Spring. She quickly was able to help us find somewhere for our family to safely quarantine and was always available for questions and information about Weston. During our 2 month stay in this rental, we quickly fell in love with Weston and knew Lori would be the perfect person to help us find our dream home. Transitioning from NYC with 2 small children was a challenge and there were many non-negotiables on our list for a house. Lori went above and beyond to not only help us find the right home but to familiarize us with the town itself. We immediately fell in love with 11 Nimrod Farm and based on the competitive marketplace, knew that we needed to take quick action with an offer. Lori seamlessly guided us through this process, explaining each step along the way and helping us to make the best decisions for our family. When we ended up in a multiple offer situation, Lori was the perfect guide to help us navigate through. She provided strategic and thoughtful suggestions on how to proceed, keeping in mind our priorities while also understanding what would get the deal done. Within a day, our offer was accepted to which I give full credit to Lori's strong negotiation skills. But her involvement didn't stop there. Lori followed us in the process through the actual sale and beyond. Once we officially moved into the house she was always available for questions regarding the town and neighborhood and checked in on us multiple times to make sure all was well. Lori is a true pleasure to work with. She is kind, committed, understanding and incredibly knowledgeable. Since she found our dream home we won't need to go through this process again, but if we ever did, she would 100% be our go-to.  

Sarah and Jason Battles

The decision to relocate our family from NYC to Connecticut was not an easy one! We started the search with a lot of uncertainty about whether to move. And because we don't have many friends or any family in Connecticut, we also didn't know the area at all. On top of that, having only rented apartments in NYC, we had no idea what we really wanted in a house. So, when we met Lori, we had questions and concerns about everything from the style, aseatic and functionality of houses, to the vibe of each town, the school districts, and activities for kids. We would be a daunting challenge for any broker! However, from the moment we met Lori, we felt at ease and that we were in capable and caring hands. She didn't make us feel like she was on a timetable, or was just looking to make a sale. Rather, she felt like an informed guide whose goal was to find the town and home that was right for us.  Since we were still based in NYC, the time we had available to see houses was limited and getting access to them was competitive. However, Lori was flexible and accommodating - giving generously of her time on the weekends, hustling to schedule as many house tours as we wanted to see in one day (which was sometimes as many as 8-10), and was responsive and communicative throughout the week.  It soon became clear that the houses that most appealed to us appealed to everyone else too! Many of them had offers before we even got to see them, or they required a best and final offer that evening, which was stressful when we had spent only about 15 min touring before the next appointment showed up.  At one open house in particular, which we went to on our own, the line was literally down the driveway and along the block. We waited and waited for our turn, only to be told when we neared the front that the open house was over. We pleaded with the gatekeeping brokers to allow us to do a quick lap. They relented, but shooed us in and out. Nevertheless, it was our favorite house so far, but we had seen it for less than 10min. and didn't know what to do. We talked to Lori at length and upon hearing how torn we were, she pulled off the impossible. She was somehow able to arrange for us to go back to the house to tour it again, but with the owners there instead of the brokers.  Not only did we get to spend nearly 45 min looking at every detail in the house, but we bonded with the owners, who gave my kids Ring Pops, let them play with their dogs and chatted with us about their daughter's upcoming move to NYC. We stood in the driveway and made an above-ask offer and then rushed home to write a letter describing how much we hoped to see our kids grow up in the "Ring Pop house", as we had nicknamed it.  As it turned out, the house had received dozens of offers that day, and we barely cracked the top 10. It was then that we started to feel discouraged with the search. Clearly, any house that we would want, would be in high demand for others too. And it became apparent that given the bidding wars, we would be priced out of anything for which we felt was worth leaving the City. This on top of the challenges of low inventory, an influx of New Yorkers looking for similar things, our lease coming due, our free weekends increasingly limited, and all of the other challenges that come with house hunting during Covid with 3 kids in tow. But again, Lori pulled off the impossible. She had kept mentioning a house that she thought we would love, but it wasn't yet on the market. Honestly, since the house wasn't listed we didn't pay much attention whenever she mentioned this, but she felt so strongly that this house would resonate with us, that she kept reaching out to the family living there to see whether they had made a decision to sell. It was now September and we were about to take a much-needed vacation over Labor Day weekend. Lori said that she wanted to call the family one more time to ask if we could just see the house. We were exhausted, the kids were cranky, and we weren't really interested in seeing one more house. But the owners said we could come take a look, so out of courtesy, we went to quickly check it out.  We told Lori that we wanted a house with lots of light - Pink Cloud has huge windows that really bring the outside in. We told Lori that we wanted a house where our nature loving kids could explore - Pink Cloud has forest, a waterfall and a creek, and within moments our kids had spotted deer and found a frog! We told Lori that we wanted a place that felt like a relaxing retreat, but that was also close to schools and the things we love about the city. Pink Cloud has a rural feel, but is only 1 mile from the schools and 2 miles from restaurants and shops. Finally, we told Lori that we wanted a house that felt like "us" - Pink Cloud had a UVA baseball cap hanging on a hook (Koby and I met at UVA Law!) and our city kids were running free in the yard playing with the owner's 2 labrador retrievers (the exact breed of dogs we both grew up running in our childhood yards with). The universe was clearly telling us that THIS was our house. And because the house was not on the market, we were in a position to make it our home. Another silver lining is that instead of a stressful, rushed, impersonal, competitive, arms-length transaction between brokers, we feel as if we inherited the house from a family, and we had the opportunity to get to know them. They let our kids watch Netflix while we took measurements, and we were able to text them just last week when a strange alarm started going off. We're now Facebook friends and I text them photos of the kids enjoying their new backyard.  We have Lori to thank for finding us our future home. She really took the time to understand our family, our needs, and our conflicted feelings about relocating.  Despite the challenges of searching during Covid, and from a distance, she was available, resourceful and persistent throughout the process. And she advocated for us every step of the way.  -- Stephanie Shemin Feingold

Stephanie Feingold

We had an excellent experience with Lori.  She was very professional, proactive, and certainly knew the marketplace well.  Lori advised us well with respect to preparing our house for sale and organizing matters with the photographer, attorney and other realtors.  We received offers within the first week and Lori provided sound and practical advice as to how best to proceed.  It was a pleasure working with Lori and we certainly would unreservedly recommend her.Liz & Jay Rocio67 Lords Highway East,Weston, CT

Jay and Liz Rocio

Lori Elkins Ferber is not just a realtor, she is like family! We have worked with her twice and to say she goes the extra mile is an understatement. She knows the Lower Fairfield County market, she cares about her clients, she gets the deal done with grace (multiple offers within days) and she diligently works with her clients from the first meeting until closing, always with a smile and wanting to keep her clients happy. We would hire Lori every time!!!!-Richard and Vanessa Dampf 40 Salem Road, Weston, Ct  

Vanessa and Richard Dampf

We met Lori Elkins Ferber at an open house she was hosting and it was just God sent. We were first time home buyers and had no clue how to go about this process at all. She became our agent and patiently showed us multiple house. We had to briefly stop our search due to COVID and when we resumed she took all necessary precaution to make us feel safe. When we finally decided on a house she guided us through the entire process until move in and even afterwards. We can not thank her enough for the numerous times she eased our anxiety and patiently answered all emails, texts and calls almost immediately. We would highly recommend Lori without reservations. We couldn't have done it without her.

Maryam Syed

Dear Lori, Thank you fo all of your tie and effort in helping us find the perfect home for our family!!!  Very simply stated-it was most [email protected] We're sure that if it wasn't for you, we would still be lost in this whole process.    Thank you for easing our anxiety during trying times, and helping us navigate through this process smoothly.  We couldn't have done it without you!!  Wishing you many successes in the future!   With Love, Maryam and Shahid (syed/Khan Family)

The realtor for Sotheby’s international was outstanding. Great company support both the realtor and company overcame every obstacle during the sale in this difficult environment

Mike Cellucci Trustee

We loved Lori! She is extremely friendly and very flexible. She took us to see probably 100 houses and when we wanted to look somewhere completely out of her niche she was totally on board. She listened to our wants and was eager to make us happy. She would check in on us turning the mortgage process which was a nightmare (due to COVID). We highly recommend her to anyone who is looking in fairfield county!

Rebecca Henderson

I couldn’t be happier with working with Lori Elkins Ferber - she is an incredible agent and really cares. My daughter and I love her! She works so hard on all aspects of helping her clients buy and sell and most importantly find happiness in their home. She’s the best!

Jamie Lynn

Lori was terrific

Deborah Barr

Lori is an outstanding realtor. Going above and beyond in all aspects of the sale. Both working tirelessly on marketing and personal aspects. I would heartily recommend both William Sotheby’s and Lori Elkins to represent anyone in their real estate needs.

Michael Cellucci Trustee

Lori did a wonderful job selling my house during a less marketable time of the year. Her years in counseling helped me to navigate an often stressful process-she was able to keep her head when I was losing mine! She was both tenacious and flexible in marketing my home. Lori’s communication with prospective clients, brokers, attorneys, town officials and myself was excellent…If you want a proactive advocate/agent who will go that extra mile for you, I would, without reservation, recommend Lori Elkins.”

Barabara Catton

We had a great experience working with Lori buying our home in Weston. Since we were moving to the area from out of state, her knowledge of the surrounding area was invaluable And during the whole process she was very responsive to all of our needs and available whenever we needed her. She was also extremely helpful in coordinating our closing date, making recommendations on lawyers and inspections once in contract. Lori offered excellent advice, answered every question (and there were many!) and helped us make informed decisions. We were lucky to have worked with Lori in finding our home and highly recommend her.

Bryan and Christine C.

Lori Elkins worked with us to buy our home in Weston about two years ago. She minimized our ‘wheel spinning’ by showing us only those houses that met our parameters. When we found a house we liked, she worked diligently and assertively with the owner’s broker to resolve all of the ‘issue’ and negotiate the best possible price on our behalf. We found Lori to be not only highly competent, but also a pleasure to deal with. She was always very pleasant, patient, and attentive to our needs and concerns. This is a woman who goes above and beyond the call of duty. She provided us with excellent service not only during the search and buying process, but after we had moved in as well, offering a multitude of referrals and helpful information. We heartily recommend Lori to anyone who is seeking to purchase a home in the wonderful town of Weston.”

Dan Benninghoff

We met Lori Elkins at one of her exclusive listings. We were so impressed by her inside knowledge of the Fairfield CT. area, and most importantly her passion with working with people, that we quickly signed her as our exclusive agent. It was one of the best decisions we ever made. If patience is a virtue, then Lori is a saint! She must have shown us several dozen homes and never became tired or frustrated with us. She stuck with us until the end and negotiated an expert deal on our dream home. We have a family physician and now have Lori as our family real estate broker. We recommend Lori Elkins highly and without reservation.

Dr. Amber Brody

I have been very impressed in my work with Lori Elkins. Among real estate agents that I have worked with over many years, I have found Lori to have exceptional skills and instincts as an agent. In a sales profession that is fraught with many actual and potential conflicts of interest, I have never doubted that Lori always puts her clients’ needs and interests first. She is always candid and answers questions patiently, thoughtfully and intelligently…Lori clearly takes a holistic, customer service view in working with her clients. I recommend her services enthusiastically and highly.”

Eric

Lori Elkins was not just the consummate professional, but she was a warm and pleasant presence during a challenging time. My wife and I had decided to retire and move to Florida and sell our condominium in Westport. Like many families, over the years we had accumulated items that we no longer needed. Lori literally helped me to sort through boxes and referred us to a handyman who lugged everything away. She also helped us to stage our home. Furniture was moved around, and items were removed so that the house looked less crowded. She also connected us with a painter who was reasonably priced, and did a great job freshening up our house. When the house was ready to market, she wrote excellent copy, hired a fabulous photographer and created a gorgeous website, virtual tour. Unlike other agents I have come across, Lori never left things on auto pilot. She was constantly doing open houses and strategizing. In the end, our home sold with multiple offers. We highly recommend Lori; she goes above and beyond, but more importantly it is obvious that she truly cares!

Harvey Slater

Lori helped me to sell my home and to purchase a new home at a very stressful time in my life. I was newly divorced and downsizing. Also, the housing market was very difficult. Nonetheless, Lori’s professionalism, and enthusiasm helped to make this a positive experience. Her background in psychology really came through, as she really listened to my needs, communicated clearly, and always maintained confidentiality. Also, she really tuned into any subtle communications from the opposing agent, and was able to use this to negotiate on my behalf. Lastly, it is clear that Lori puts the needs of her clients before herself. She is always willing to jeopardize a sale, if she feels it is not the right move for her client. Lori is the rare agent that one can truly trust.”

Helena S.

I wholeheartedly recommend Lori. Despite a challenging situation—we were out of state and needed help in preparing the house to sell—she helped us get close to asking price in a timely way. She went above and beyond in coordinating work on the house, cleaning, and staging the house for sale. Overall, working with Lori was an excellent experience.

Jane H. Palmer

My husband and I bought our home with Lori Elkins. What could’ve been a very stressful time was nothing but a joy because of her. Lori is a pleasure to be around and made our home search a wonderful experience. Her knowledge of real estate and her genuine concern for the happiness of her clients make Lori Elkins the perfect person to work with.”

Marah Melillo

Moving to a new state is hard enough, but Lori Elkins made us feel right at home. She has gone above and beyond her duties as a Real Estate Agent. Not only did she find our beautiful home, she also helped us look for an appraiser, and inspector and nursery schools for our kids! She always made herself available to fit our schedule. When we first met Lori, she left her office and met us at the restaurant we were eating at with a bunch of listings and highlighted map of where each was located. We were impressed! She has an abundance of resources that can be used at her client’s disposal. She is knowledgeable, prompt and most of all very helpful. Not only is she an excellent Real Estate Agent, but she has also become a friend.”

Stephen Vincini

Hire her! We moved from the Philadelphia area just over two years ago and Lori could not have been more accommodating to our schedules and showing us around in the snow drifts that winter. Her knowledge of the area really helped us get our bearings at each home. She was also very attentive and listened to our needs and wants. We were growing tired of the process when she gently insisted we visit one more house she thought we would like. We fell in love with the house and Lori worked tirelessly to help us navigate a sale by an estate and where there were multiple offers. Thanks to Lori’s dedication and understanding of our needs we found a great house and we love living in Weston!

Susan Conlin

We have worked with Lori twice and would highly recommend her as a real estate agent. We first met Lori when looking for a rental property in Wilton/Westport. Lori’s friendly personality and extensive knowledge of these towns convinced us to hire her as our agent when buying a house. After several months of looking, we finally purchased a home that we love. Lori is a terrific agent for several reasons: -Lori is patient and always has a positive attitude. We never felt rushed during our search and when it seemed like we might never find the right house, Lori was optimistic. -Lori listens to what you want in a home. Lori will not waste your time showing you houses that do not meet your criteria. She saved us a substantial amount of time by previewing properties. -Lori is great at following up-all phone calls and emails were promptly returned. -Lori makes you feel as if you are her most important client, regardless of your budget. -Lori has stayed in contact with us, even after the closing. If we ever decide to sell our home, we would immediately contact Lori.”

Valerie Hunter

“I have been very impressed in my work with Lori Elkins. Among real estate agents that I have worked with over many years, I have found Lori to have exceptional skills and instincts as an agent. In a sales profession that is fraught with many actual and potential conflicts of interest, I have never doubted that Lori always puts her clients’ needs and interests first. She is always candid and answers questions patiently, thoughtfully and intelligently…Lori clearly takes a holistic, customer service view in working with her clients. I recommend her services enthusiastically and highly.”

Eric

“Lori did a wonderful job selling my house during a less marketable time of the year. Her years in counseling helped me to navigate an often stressful process-she was able to keep her head when I was losing mine! She was both tenacious and flexible in marketing my home. Lori’s communication with prospective clients, brokers, attorneys, town officials and myself was excellent…If you want a proactive advocate/agent who will go that extra mile for you, I would, without reservation, recommend Lori Elkins.”

Barabara Catton

“Lori Elkins worked with us to buy our home in Weston about two years ago. She minimized our ‘wheel spinning’ by showing us only those houses that met our parameters. When we found a house we liked, she worked diligently and assertively with the owner’s broker to resolve all of the ‘issue’ and negotiate the best possible price on our behalf. We found Lori to be not only highly competent, but also a pleasure to deal with. She was always very pleasant, patient, and attentive to our needs and concerns. This is a woman who goes above and beyond the call of duty. She provided us with excellent service not only during the search and buying process, but after we had moved in as well, offering a multitude of referrals and helpful information. We heartily recommend Lori to anyone who is seeking to purchase a home in the wonderful town of Weston.”

Dan Benninghoff

“Lori helped me to sell my home and to purchase a new home at a very stressful time in my life. I was newly divorced and downsizing. Also, the housing market was very difficult. Nonetheless, Lori’s professionalism, and enthusiasm helped to make this a positive experience. Her background in psychology really came through, as she really listened to my needs, communicated clearly, and always maintained confidentiality. Also, she really tuned into any subtle communications from the opposing agent, and was able to use this to negotiate on my behalf. Lastly, it is clear that Lori puts the needs of her clients before herself. She is always willing to jeopardize a sale, if she feels it is not the right move for her client. Lori is the rare agent that one can truly trust.”

Helena S.

“Moving to a new state is hard enough, but Lori Elkins made us feel right at home. She has gone above and beyond her duties as a Real Estate Agent. Not only did she find our beautiful home, she also helped us look for an appraiser, and inspector and nursery schools for our kids! She always made herself available to fit our schedule. When we first met Lori, she left her office and met us at the restaurant we were eating at with a bunch of listings and highlighted map of where each was located. We were impressed! She has an abundance of resources that can be used at her client’s disposal. She is knowledgeable, prompt and most of all very helpful. Not only is she an excellent Real Estate Agent, but she has also become a friend.”

Stephen Vincini

“My husband and I bought our home with Lori Elkins. What could’ve been a very stressful time was nothing but a joy because of her. Lori is a pleasure to be around and made our home search a wonderful experience. Her knowledge of real estate and her genuine concern for the happiness of her clients make Lori Elkins the perfect person to work with.”

Marah Melillo

“We have worked with Lori twice and would highly recommend her as a real estate agent. We first met Lori when looking for a rental property in Wilton/Westport. Lori’s friendly personality and extensive knowledge of these towns convinced us to hire her as our agent when buying a house. After several months of looking, we finally purchased a home that we love. Lori is a terrific agent for several reasons: -Lori is patient and always has a positive attitude. We never felt rushed during our search and when it seemed like we might never find the right house, Lori was optimistic. -Lori listens to what you want in a home. Lori will not waste your time showing you houses that do not meet your criteria. She saved us a substantial amount of time by previewing properties. -Lori is great at following up-all phone calls and emails were promptly returned. -Lori makes you feel as if you are her most important client, regardless of your budget. -Lori has stayed in contact with us, even after the closing. If we ever decide to sell our home, we would immediately contact Lori.”

Valerie Hunter

I can’t thank you enough for all that you did to help make this deal happen. I know that being a real estate agent is a difficult job, and that you end up doing all kinds of different things in the process of selling a house. I also know that this particular deal was especially challenging. You did more than could ever have been reasonably expected of you. I am extremely grateful. I also want to say that we interviewed four agents all of whom were extremely competent and experienced. I had a gut feeling from the beginning that you would be the right choice, and equally important, so did my son. He insisted we hire you! Both of our instincts were spot on. If there is ever an opportunity to recommend an agent in your area, I won’t hesitate to recommend you. Thank you so much!

Dave

Lori was a great help at all stages of selling our mother's condo. She advised us on local craftsmen to help get the condo in shape to sell, and even met them occasionally at the condo for us. My sister and I live out of state, and had full confidence in Lori's ability to market the condo and represent us to potential buyers. She has a lot of knowledge about market conditions in the area. Eventually the condo sold for near asking price in a cool market. Thank you, Lori!

Charlie Hammerslough

My husband and I recently embarked on a cross country move to be closer to family. We knew we were interested in an antique home in the Redding area and were very fortunate to have found Lori to help us with our search for the perfect home for us. Lori's knowledge of the Redding area and neighboring towns was invaluable, particularly as we were doing much of our communication thousands of miles apart! Once we found our dream home, Lori was with us every step of the purchasing process from negotiating price to finding an attorney to represent us to providing us with recommended service providers. Moving for anyone can be a very stressful time. Lori's calmness and support helped to make our transition to this new chapter in our lives a smooth one. We knew we could trust her and that we were in good hands. We highly recommend Lori as the consummate real estate professional and as a person of integrity.

Susan Marilley

We recently sold our home of 10 years in Weston and used Lori as our broker. From the initial pricing and marketing meetings through the closing, Lori was an ultimate professional. She is extremely knowledgeable about the current state of the market, competing properties and appropriate pricing and sales strategies. Most importantly, Lori was very easy to work with. Whether it was finding contractors to do minor repairs or recommending an extremely professional and well priced lawyer for our closing, Lori was right there for us. She was always accountable, a creative problem solver and, most importantly, actively supported our position throughout the process. We highly recommend Lori both as a person and a real estate professional.

Robert M.

My Listings

874 West Wakefield Boulevard $875,000 link

874 West Wakefield Boulevard

Winchester, CT 06098 | Litchfield County
$875,000
3 Beds 2 Baths 2,240 Sqft 0.09 Acres

Looking for your year round retreat? This builder/designer's immaculate home is set in a private cove waterside. A lifetime of memories will be made here. Newly built, this stunning...

3
bed
2
bath
2,240
sqft
41 Pheasant Hill Road $1,699,000 link

41 Pheasant Hill Road

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$1,699,000
5 Beds 5/1 Baths 6,653 Sqft 2 Acres

If you are looking for a private piece of paradise, 41 Pheasant Hill awaits you! This gracious colonial is set back down a quiet country rd in bucolic lower Weston. The small pond...

5
bed
5/1
bath
6,653
sqft

My Sales

9 Sachem Road $4,020,760 link

9 Sachem Road

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$4,020,760
6 Beds 6/2 Baths 6,643 Sqft 2.38 Acres

Cedar Breezes, 3 Vermont Barns Joined To Create Extraordinryirreplaceale Private Estate. 2 Sty Mbr, New Spa Bth, Guest Quart, Pool Cab, T.C., Mltpl Terraces/Patio. Magnificent...

6
bed
6/2
bath
6,643
sqft
28 Twin Walls Lane $2,725,000 link

28 Twin Walls Lane

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$2,725,000
5 Beds 5/2 Baths 6,362 Sqft 2 Acres

All The Bells And Whistles, Custom Everything! Built-Ins. Cartel, Surround Sound System, Filled With Light. French Drs. On Whole Back Of The House. Mature And Prist, Lndscpg, Mbr...

5
bed
5/2
bath
6,362
sqft
431 Rowland Road $2,100,000 link

431 Rowland Road

Fairfield, CT 06824 | Fairfield County
$2,100,000
5 Beds 3/1 Baths 4,363 Sqft 0.24 Acres

Modern, rustic, designer crafted and custom-built in 2016 - this luxury home defines today’s thoughtful and open floor plan. Perfectly situated in the heart of the beach area,...

5
bed
3/1
bath
4,363
sqft
270 Farmstead Hill Road $2,050,000 link

270 Farmstead Hill Road

Fairfield, CT 06824 | Fairfield County
$2,050,000
6 Beds 7/1 Baths 6,708 Sqft 2.66 Acres

Classic Georgian Colonial w/sweeping lawns on over 2.5 acres set atop a lower Greenfield Hill cul-de-sac w/commanding views. Enjoy the new, heated, salt-water, Gunite swimming...

6
bed
7/1
bath
6,708
sqft
1 Hills End Lane $1,710,000 link

1 Hills End Lane

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$1,710,000
5 Beds 6/2 Baths 9,739 Sqft 2.02 Acres

Located on one of Weston's most coveted streets, this home has it all! 5 en-suite bedrooms. Large master with sitting area and fireplace. Fifth bedroom perfect as an artist's studio,...

5
bed
6/2
bath
9,739
sqft
10 Pheasant Hill Road $1,700,000 link

10 Pheasant Hill Road

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$1,700,000
6 Beds 6/2 Baths 6,251 Sqft 2.33 Acres

Timeless and lovely, New England style quintessential colonial home located in a desirable lower Weston, neighborhood. Enjoy entertaining in the romantic living room perfect for...

6
bed
6/2
bath
6,251
sqft
14 Saugatuck River Road $1,650,000 link

14 Saugatuck River Road

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$1,650,000
4 Beds 4/1 Baths 5,072 Sqft 2.09 Acres

This gorgeous colonial home is located in lower Weston’s most coveted location. The home has been completely renovated and expanded in 2006 to the most exacting standards. This...

4
bed
4/1
bath
5,072
sqft
171 Weston Road $1,645,000 link

171 Weston Road

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$1,645,000
5 Beds 4/2 Baths 6,867 Sqft 1.8 Acres

Behind gilded gates in the Heart of Weston’s Town Center sits this one of a kind Nantucket Shake Shingle Estate. Enjoy relaxing on the gracious front porch. This truly exceptional...

5
bed
4/2
bath
6,867
sqft
220 Compo Road South $1,580,000 link

220 Compo Road South

Westport, CT 06880 | Fairfield County
$1,580,000
3 Beds 3/1 Baths 3,286 Sqft 0.66 Acres

This home combines the rustic, warmth of a post and beam farmhouse with the clean lines of the modernist movement. Add to this the convenience of the coveted Compo Beach location...

3
bed
3/1
bath
3,286
sqft
99 Norfield Road $1,575,000 link

99 Norfield Road

Weston, CT 06883 | Fairfield County
$1,575,000
5 Beds 5/2 Baths 4,800 Sqft 2.28 Acres

Continuing the tradition of fine home building by McDillon - Fantastic transitional colonial new construction in sought after center of town - walk to everything! Set on 2.28 level,...

5
bed
5/2
bath
4,800
sqft