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Meet Ellen McNees

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Ellen McNees Realtor (203) 451-5121

I’m a Mover

Since moving to Fairfield County 35+ years ago, I’ve lived in 7 homes in Westport and Fairfield; 2 of which were custom builds; 2 were renovation projects and 3 were rentals.  My source network is extensive.  I have found that Fairfield County is a gem of inspiration and I can’t get enough of the beauty, culture and opportunity here.  Throughout the many years that I have been a licensed Realtor I’ve felt like a curator for the great “home art” of Fairfield County.  I love this area and my excitement is contagious.

 I am passionate

Fairfield County residents come from all over the country and bring that energy along.  I am Texas raised, a UCLA graduate, ADP goal-breaking sales professional; wife of a finance professional; mother of four and an active neighbor; participating in a wide array of community activities, such as New Neighbors, PTA, The Westport Young Woman’s League, Westport Arts Center, National Charity League and several other local charitable groups.  We all inspire each other and do our best to build an inviting, rich and diverse place to live and work. 

 I love the journey

Finding your next home will be a journey you’ll never forget.  I’ll help you focus on and find what moves you – whether it’s the square footage, lot size, the way the light comes into the kitchen, the quiet or bustle of the neighborhood.  I can help you spot that opportunity just coming on the market or an overlooked gem that just needs a little vision and loving care.  No matter how long it takes, I’m there for you.  Selling? I’ll be your advocate and guide through the preparation, showing, negotiating and selling process.

I start and finish strong

Shall we begin?  My team and I are ready to help you beyond the transaction.  Count on us.  We’re ready to walk you through the process, cross any hurdles, open the door and help you pop the champagne.  Our knowledge, network and service driven process are second to none.

Are you interested in a career in Real Estate? Are you interested in joining a creative, innovative and collaborative team of professionals? 
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The Vanderblue Team 

Welcome to VanderBlue.com...  We at the Vanderblue Team believe that there is so much more to Real Estate than just buying or selling a home. That's where it starts... The relationships last forever, as we educate our buyers and sellers to make the right choices that they work so hard for. Let us know how we can help you with your next move. 

Use our state-of-the-art property search, including an interactive map search, to find the home of your dreams. These listings are updated directly from the MLS to give you the most up to date and accurate information at the tips of your fingers. If you would like us to set up a property search for you, take our Home Discover Survey to share with us what your perfect home looks like. You can also check out our Community Guide to help you determine which area best fits the needs of you and your family. 

And, for your convenience, be sure to register for a free account to receive email notifications whenever new homes for sale come on the market that match your specific criteria, and save your favorite properties for quick and easy access whenever you need — it's fast, easy, automatic and FREE! With a Property Tracker account, you'll be among the first to know about new and upcoming properites as soon as they hit the market! 

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