Tracie leverages her extensive marketing background to showcase her client’s home to obtain the highest price in the shortest market time possible. Her clients, both buyers and sellers, appreciate her expertise and industry knowledge and are impressed with the level of commitment she provides. Real Estate transactions, whether selling or buying are an emotional time. While always working to meet her client’s real estate goals, Tracie believes it is equally important to ensure that her clients have a positive experience. She prides herself on her strong communication and organizational skills, keeping all parties well informed throughout the transaction – buyers, sellers, attorneys and mortgage brokers. She is a calm yet intentional negotiator keeping the deal together with a high level of integrity.
Tracie has been a resident of Fairfield since 1994, where she lives with her husband Anthony and her children Alex and Katie. She is actively involved in community events and her children’s schools and sport activities. This provides her with a wide range of knowledge of what the Fairfield community has to offer including, The Norma Pfriem Pink Pledge Campaign, Fairfield Park and Recreation activities, Scouting, Inn at Longshore Sailing School, local swim and soccer teams - Fairfield Fly Fins, Shoreline Elite Aquatics, Wilton Wahoos, Fairfield United Soccer Association, and the Connecticut Football Club. During her free time, Tracie enjoys sailing, biking and gardening.
In 2009, she and a colleague, Vicki Ihlefeld, a former Mortgage Loan Officer, formed a collaborative real estate partnership. Together, they provide every one of their clients with a wealth of industry expertise, the highest level of integrity and unparalleled client service.
Prior to joining afahomes, Tracie graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in Psychology and began her marketing career working at Merrill Lynch Realty in Stamford, Ct. Looking to build her general marketing skills Tracie then went on to spend 15 years working at Unilever, marketing leading brands such as Dove, Wisk and Lever 2000. While at Unilever, Tracie earned her MBA in marketing from the Stern Business School at NYU.
Vicki is dedicated to providing a level of commitment in Real Estate that surpasses expectations at every turn. With 10+ years of Real Estate sales experience and over $43 million sold, Vicki quickly assesses her clients needs and helps them find creative solutions for complex transactions. Her knowledge of the market and data-driven research and counsel provide a strong foundation for clients to make sound Real Estate decisions.
Prior to starting her career in Real Estate, Vicki was a Residential Mortgage Loan Officer at Citizens Bank and auditor for Patriot National Bank. Her expertise in this area is helpful to clients navigating these waters and her thorough knowledge of the Real Estate transaction has been helpful in getting clients to the closing table.
Vicki has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Michael’s College in Vermont.
Vicki and colleague Tracie Rigione formed ‘Tracie & Vicki’, a partnership on the #1 Real Estate team in New England, and their success has grown yearly since joining Al Filippone Associates in 2012.
Vicki and her husband Tim were drawn to Fairfield 20+ years ago for its proximity to NYC, excellent education system, beaches and downtown area. Their 3 children have taken part in all Fairfield has to offer.
Vicki has been active in the PTA, and was recognized with a state-wide PTA Appreciation award for her work at Jennings Elementary School. She has also been an active volunteer in local sports organizations, Warde High School, The Gaelic American Club of Fairfield, St. Pius X Church, and The American Cancer Society. Vicki is a former professional figure skating instructor and enjoys sports with her kids, tennis and exploring the Connecticut coastline.