About Emily


A top-producing Realtor since 1998, Emily was recognized in 2011 as a member of the NRT 1000, ranking within the top 1% of an elite international network of over 70,000 real estate agents world-wide, and again in 2012 as one of Connecticut Magazine’s Five Star Realtors, a designation based on a survey of over 30,000 Connecticut buyers and sellers, measuring overall client satisfaction.  Criteria included customer service, market knowledge, communication and negotiation skills, closing preparation, marketing skills and integrity.


Emily Restifo knows a thing or two about looking out for other people.  Being a member of a large family… the second oldest of 11 children… gave her an early start in the art of seamless negotiations- a skill she has since honed, and one that serves her clients well today.

Currently a member of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Emily’s affiliation with a global network of real estate industry leaders assures her clients full exposure in an increasingly global approach to real estate.

Both buyers and sellers appreciate Emily’s in depth knowledge of the local real estate market, and her expertise in closing transactions.  A thoughtful and straightforward communicator, Emily earns the trust of her clients by listening to their needs, guiding them only toward the options that make sense for them, and assuring every detail is in place to provide a successful outcome.  Her ability to recognize a perfect fit between home and buyer is unsurpassed and just one of the reasons her clients remain devoted to her.

Actively involved in New Canaan for over 30 years, Emily first moved to the area in 1978 and has been an integral part of the community ever since.  While her two children were growing up, she served on numerous boards, helping to raise funds for the New Canaan Nature Center, Waveny Care Center, and St. Mark’s Nursery School.  Today she contributes her time to organizations including the New Canaan Garden Club and community outreach projects.  An accomplished cook specializing in Northern Italian cuisine, Emily has frequently contributed her expertise in the field to numerous fundraising efforts and has served as a consultant for several cookbooks, most recently in 2010 for the American Red Cross.

Emily’s passion for her community is evident in everything she does, her real estate career being no exception.  Whether she’s finding just the right home to suit your lifestyle or drawing on her extensive network of potential buyers for your property, her unwavering focus and professionalism give her clients a unique edge in any market.  When you need a seasoned professional Emily Restifo is the one to call.