Lisa DeFonce

Associate Real Estate Broker

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Lisa DeFonce
Associate Real Estate Broker

At a glance

My Communities
Stamford, Greenwich, Rye, Harrison, Purchase, Cos Cob, Old Greenwich, Riverside, Rye Brook

Lives In

26 Years

About me

I began my career in real estate full time with Houlihan Lawrence in 1997 and obtained my dual license in Connecticut in 2000.  I love what I do and over the years have helped buyers and sellers in Greenwich, Westchester and beyond.   My comfort in covering multiple areas translates to value for buyers who prefer working with a single agent that understands their needs rather than trying to connect with multiple agents in different towns.  Of course, I also offer the suggestion of a referral to one of my exceptional colleagues in any area.   My past experience includes  New York City real estate including the sales and marketing of  new condominium projects.  Prior to becoming licensed as a Realtor, I have 10 years of corporate experience.   I find that my clients appreciate the professionalism that comes from my corporate background, especially when combined with the personalized attention I provide for... More

Professional Awards & Achievements

2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017 Platinum award for sales
 2023, 2022 Westchester Magazine Best Realtor

Professional Associations & Designations

Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Rye and Greenwich Office
Accredited Buyer's Agent, Senior Real Estate Specialist, Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource, Member Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service Member, Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Member National Association of Realtors, Member New York State Association of Realtors, Member Greenwich Association of Realtors, Member Consolidated Multiple Listing Service (CT)

Personal Interests

Member: Indian Harbor Yacht Club, Greenwich Water Club;

Supporter:  Maria Ferrari Children's Hospital, Long Island Bulldog Rescue, Tunnels to Towers Foundation

Real Estate Expertise

Marketing of luxury properties, new construction, re-sales, condos, co-ops

Assisting first time buyers, relocating clients, and sellers scaling up or down or in and out of town


SUNY Albany, BA in Psychology, Minor in Sociology

Houlihan Lawrence App for Smart Phones and Tablets     More


Lisa DeFonce has made selling our home a relatively painless experience. She marketed our house to its full potential and we sold our house in less than 3 months! During that time she also was busy trying to find our next home - taking us to many different houses through out the county until we found the perfect place for us. Again, Lisa has made the buying process go as smoothly as the selling! We feel we are truly fortunate to have Lisa as our realtor.

Tammy Rohlf

I have worked with Lisa's clients for years and she is well respected in the Real Estate community as well as her client base. She is well organized and has great respect for buyers and sellers alike! All buyers and sellers of Lisa's that I have worked with have always been astounded at the ease of their transaction. She is a true professional!

Pat Ciulla

"Lisa's commitment and expertise in Real Estate is superb. She'll give you the information and professional opinion that you need, while trying to understand and meet your needs. I would recommend Lisa to anyone who wants to purchase a home in Westchester County. She helped several of my clients that I referred to her in an excellent professional way"

Marianne Broekmeijer

Lisa is the best realtor I have met in lower Westchester County. We bought and sold homes through her and she was excellent for both transactions. I recommend her very highly

Travis Dowell

Very capable and dependable. Really knows her stuff and looks out for her client's interests. I would recommend her in a heartbeat!

Leo Cha

Lisa is professional, reliable, and a valuable trusted partner. Her insight, attention to detail, and area expertise, combined with her strengths in communication and understanding of people have made her a true asset for us to have on our team. I recommend her highly and would quickly recommend her to any client of mine.

Jennifer Schlosser

I strongly recommend Lisa DeFonce if you are looking for an agent. She is simply the best. She is calm, smart, professional, and reasonable, and able to handle difficult buyers, challenging buyer's agents, and unusual circumstances. She also goes beyond the call of duty. When we were rushing to get out of our house on closing day, she pitched in and helped us clean the house! This is one small example of how much a team player she is. She's also very informed and will keep you informed. You can't go wrong with Lisa!

Barry Schulman


We relocated from the West Coast to Westchester. Lisa was very helpful in orienting us to communities in the county and was always mindful of the criteria that we set for house properties and location. She was very helpful in objectively evaluating our options and in finalizing negotiations for the house.

Seth Porter - September 23, 2018

Expertise and patience

Lisa is amazing! We were so happy to find her as her expertise in Connecticut as well as lower Westchester was key to our home search. We worked with her for nearly a year and her kindness and patience as well as overall knowledge and professionalism was at the highest level. We didn’t mind at all  spending our weekends house hunting with her! We highly recommend her!

rachelpicone - November 5, 2018

On top of everything

Lisa was truly great to work throughout the entire process of purchasing our home. She was always flexible and willing to work with our schedule during the showing process. Once we finally made an offer on a home, she was on top of all communications to ensure everything ran as smooth as possible  alleviating any stress on our end up until the day of our closing. We highly recommend working with Lisa!

kfpardo - March 18, 2019

Experienced and a pleasure

Lisa is amazing. She helped us with every single process during our house hunt. Not only finding the perfect house but also understanding all the process and finding the right people (lawyer, inspector, etc). She is very experienced and such a pleasure to work with.

Milena in Rye - December 1, 2018

An advocate for you

We've done 4 transactions with Lisa, by buying and selling, over the last 8 years. Some realtors just want to get you as a client and push you into a transaction. That's not Lisa. She works as an advocate for you and looks out for your best interests. She knows her markets and houses very well and  she will work hard to find you the best house for your budget and needs and also to get you the best price for your sale. She has earned our repeat business - we didn't even think about using another realtor for our last transaction in Greenwich and we will only use her for future transactions. Kelly, Old Greenwich, Ct

Kelly Donnelly - October 20, 2018

Buying or Selling

Lisa is the consummate professional. She understands the Westchester market from a real estate professional's perspective but she also understands the intricacies of each town from a native and resident’s perspective. She is available at your convenience and attentive to your needs. She quickly gains an understanding of your “likes” and immediately provides you with options for the right town, neighborhood and home. She offers great advice on things to “watch for" as well as good insight and help on home value and bidding/countering advice. We have used Lisa for two purchases and one sale and we will certainly look to use her in the future.

Rick Nelson - October 14, 2015

Patient, not pushy

Lisa struck just the right balance between being responsive without being intrusive. She seemed to tune in instantly to what we were looking for and was patient with us and the process, offering opinions and thoughts when needed but without being pushy. Everyone appreciates a realtor who listens!  We hope to work with Lisa again if we do any more spec building/renovations and recommend her to others.

Simonson - January 12, 2020

Extremely knowledgeable

Lisa is extremely knowledgeable, She made our house hunting very easy and stress free. We could not have found our dream home in Greenwich CT had it not been for Lisa DeFonce dedication and hard work! Thank you Lisa

C.Lildharrie - December 20, 2019

Experienced and Trustworthy

My husband and I have been very fortunate to work with Lisa through the sale of our home and now searching for a new home. She's professional, experienced, pleasant, but most importantly, trustworthy! We were especially impressed with her patience and support during stressful situations thrown  our way. We highly recommend her to anyone entering the challenging process of buying/selling a home!

Sandy C - January 14, 2020

Knowledgeable and worked tirelessly with us

My husband and I have been working with Lisa for almost two years to find our perfect house. Lisa made sure that each and every house we wanted to see we saw. She took our wants and needs into consideration when sending us listings to view. When it came to showings, she always took our schedules  into consideration and made sure we got to each and every house. Lisa is very knowledgeable of the housing market and would send us listings she thought we would like as soon as she received them. When we found houses we were interested in Lisa would advise us on next steps and work with the other realtors to make sure our offer was presented in the best light and in a timely manner. Lisa has worked tirelessly with us. She was always available to talk whenever we needed her and answer all our questions. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a new place to call home.

S Russo - December 19, 2019

An Expert

There are realtors. There are experts. Lisa is a combination of both. She has an incredible knowledge of not only housing but locations and neighborhoods. She must have showed us 50+ houses. Not once did she lose her energy or determination in making sure we purchased the best home. Buying a  house can be scary. But with Lisa by your side, you’ll have nothing to fear. I wish I could give her 10 stars. She really is that good.

K Buffa - December 19, 2019