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How long have you lived in Connecticut and in what part?

I’ve lived in Connecticut for my entire life. I currently live in Wallingford and I love it!! I love all of the schools and you can’t beat Wallingford Electric!

What’s your favorite local spot?

There’s a tie for my favorite local spot….Fratelli’s Restaurant and Gouveia Vineyard!!

What’s your favorite time of year in Connecticut?

Fall! I love everything about it, other than how short it is! I love everything pumpkin, leaves changing, football, fall fashion…..

What tip would you give someone moving to your hometown?

I would tell them to check out the two amazing vineyards we have and to also look into the great and inexpensive programs for adults and kids at the Parks and Recreation Department.

What makes you happy?

Many things……mostly my children and all of the other special people in my life…..and cupcakes!!

What’s your favorite childhood memory?

It would probably be singing songs with Andrea, my cousin, and using my sister’s (Crystal) recorder. I’m sure we probably still have some of those tapes.

If you moved today and had one box to take with you, what would you put in it?

I would put pictures of my family. Then I would let each of my kids fill it with their most special things.

How long have you been part of the Calcagni team?

I have been with Calcagni for more than eleven years. Calcagni is my home away from home and my second family.



Vinny and Carrie helped us close on our first home! They are wonderful people and realtors. They always made themselves available when we needed them and made the whole home buying process seamless and enjoyable!

Carrie Vass Brainerd is your go to gal when it comes to any type of property you may be interested in. Her knowledge expands not only on the properties themselves, but she also has an impeccable understanding of her buyers/sellers needs. Beyond this, she is friendly, honest and communicates well. Carrie works hard to close the best deals for her clients.

Carrie Vass Brainerd is a fantastic Calcagni agent! She was so helpful, friendly, and patient throughout the homebuying process. Thanks to her, we found the perfect home. Thank you Carrie!

We used Carrie Vass Brainerd to purchase our first home. She was a super helpful, reliable, and professional agent! She made finding the perfect home easy and we recommend her to all of our family and friends.

I loved working with Calcagni and Carrie Vass Brainerd! She was always had our best interest in mind. She is very professional and easy to work with!
Highly recommended!

Carrie is amazing and dedicated agent to her clients! Definitely recommend her business.

Great realtor best homes fastest solution…super-efficient always find you the best fit…. She found us the best home in no time.

Carrie assisted in finding me an apartment. She’s hard working and always gets back to you promptly. On top of that she’s a good person, at the end of the day isn’t that what you want in a realtor? Someone who will be responsive and that you can trust? Next year when I start looking for a house, she will be the person I call!

Carrie helped our family find our forever home. She was patient and did a great job listening. While the process did take some time, Carrie was always just a phone call or email away and she was always on top of our end of the deal. Communication is key in this industry and she nailed it. I’d use her again, but she already found us our dream home so instead I’m going to recommend her to all my friends.

Your personal guide to real estate. Makes the process simple and painless.

Carrie is the BEST!! my fiancé and I have a small budget and terrible luck. We have been struggling to find the right home and had gone through 3 different agents before finding Carrie. she is fantastic, you can tell how much she really cares. She wants us in the RIGHT house not just any house. Carrie has never given up on us, even though we have been struggling and has been such a great help. if it wasn’t for her who knows where we would be! We recommend her to EVERYONE.

A positive experience! Carrie was professional and helpful throughout the process

Carrie is extremely knowledgeable in her field. Her experience and expertise truly helps to find her clients their dream home. She was a delight to work with. Always friendly and flexible. I recommend her to anyone looking to buy a home.

Working with Carrie was an extremely professional experience. Carrie helped me find a beautiful apartment in Wallingford. Everything was very quick, easy and organized.

My fiancé and I have been working with Carrie to find our first home after my brother and his wife recommended her to us. Both my finance and I can’t say enough good things about her. She is patient and always able to answer questions and explain the process as we are first time home buyers. When working with Carrie you can tell she takes pride in her work and genuinely wants her clients to be happy and proud of their new home. I will be recommending her to any friends or family looking to buy or sell.


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