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Engel Team

Engel Team

Licensed in Connecticut
New Canaan - South Avenue Office

engelteam@halstead.com

Tel: (203) 858-0266

With over 40 years of combined experience, the dynamic and innovative Engel Team offers clients unmatched service, in-depth market insight, and boundless creativity in their approach to real estate. The team is composed of full-time agents John Engel, Melissa Engel, Susan Engel, and Charles Anello.

The Engel Team guides seller clients through pre-listing their property, pricing, marketing strategies, and the sales process. Buyer clients also benefit from the Engel Team's in-depth knowledge of local real estate, offering tremendous market insight in the areas of both real estate investment and development.

Each week, the members of the Engel Team spend hours doing market analysis, researching, conducting broker open house tours, and conversing with other realtors to get the current pulse of the market. They meet as a team and with other realtors to discuss market status and buyer trends. They then provide clients with an easy-to-understand and in-depth monthly market analysis called the Market Report.

The Engel Team leverages their 40 years of shared real estate sales experience as well as leader John's 20 years in internet marketing and media to ensure that every property is marketed locally and globally.

The team delivers a service platform that encompasses its members' knowledge, network, and analysis so that clients can confidently transact within the area's (New Canaan, Darien, Wilton, Norwalk, Stamford, Rowayton) dynamic residential real estate market.

John Engel

John Engel is the co-founder and leader of the Engel Team. A consistently top-producing agent in New Canaan, John recently won the 2018 Realtor of the Year Award in New Canaan for his dedicated service to the town. He is currently the Chairman of the Town Council and a former member of the New Canaan Zoning Board of Appeals, and is therefore well-versed in land use and zoning issues in town. He is also the owner of two commercial buildings in downtown New Canaan.

John also brings an insight into internet-based marketing that is unsurpassed. Before going into real estate he was the founder of two successful internet businesses.

He is a member of the New Canaan Rotary Club and previous board member of The New Canaan Land Trust and Staying Put New Canaan. John was also instrumental in the formation of the New Canaan Outback Teen Center.

John grew up in New Canaan before attending Davidson College in North Carolina. After graduating, he served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He lives in New Canaan with his wife Melissa and four children.

Melissa Engel

Melissa is from North Carolina and graduated with a B.S. in Business from Queens University in Charlotte, NC. She is an efficiency expert managing the listing side of the business for the Engel Team, which she co-leads along with her husband John. Long-time residents of New Canaan, the power couple is deeply rooted in the town and has in-depth, firsthand knowledge of the area.

Melissa is a mother of four children, and when not in the office, she volunteers her time to run the board of the New England Dance Theater. She loves to garden with her chocolate Lab, Lucy.

Susan Engel

Susan Engel has long been one the area's most knowledgeable realtors. Consistently a top producer, she was voted Realtor of the Year in New Canaan by her peers and has twice served as President of the New Canaan Board of Realtors. She has been involved in more than 500 real estate transactions in New Canaan since 1982. Her 30-plus years as a full-time agent in town have resulted in her knowing the current value and attributes of almost every home in New Canaan.

Susan works with top builders in the area to communicate trends in the market and changing client needs. Her expertise includes the areas of luxury homes, vintage homes, condominiums, land, and new construction.

Charles Anello

Charles' journey started in the construction field, and over the last 30 years, he has owned and managed a number of successful companies. He has worked hard to be 100% referral-based, relying solely on his quality of work and being of service to his clientele. While still at the top of his game, Charles enters the real estate field, bringing his knowledge of homes to a new variety of customer. Combining his construction, management, and real estate investing skills makes him a real estate salesperson that you can rely on to help on your home journey.

What makes Charles so effective is his understanding of the unique needs of buyers, sellers, and renters, as well as his gift for bringing together a successful deal that satisfies every party involved. As a longtime property investor and manager, he appreciates the value potential of real estate, as well as the emotional side of buying or selling a home.

Born and raised in New Canaan, Charles has seen the numerous transformations the town has undergone, becoming the sleepy hub for affluent CEOs, actors, and musicians. The town's draw to New York's elite is legendary and is part of what makes being a realtor here so special for Charles.

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Past Closings

The following are selected closed transactions in which Engel Team represented the buyer, the seller, or both:

SINGLE FAMILY HOMES
MULTI FAMILY HOMES
COOPERATIVES AND CONDOMINIUMS
LAND
RENTALS

Recent Press

A Circa-1926 Converted Barn Lists For $2.5M In New Canaan

Cottages and Gardens - Monday, March 25, 2019

Converted 1926 Polo Barn Asks $2.5M

Curbed - Thursday, March 21, 2019

On The Market In New York And Connecticut

New York Times - Thursday, March 7, 2019

What You Can Buy: Antique Farmhouse/$995,000

Stamford Advocate - Friday, January 11, 2019

Halstead's Engel Is Year's 'Realtor Citizen' For Service To Town

New Canaan Advertiser - Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Chairman's View: Revaluation

New Canaan Advertiser - Thursday, December 20, 2018

On The Market / Hilltop Estate Inspired By European Mountainside

Stamford Advocate - Thursday, November 15, 2018

October 2018 Home Personality: “Homes With History”

Home Monthly - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Featured Blog Posts

March Madness
March Madness

Attention to all our readers who are looking for a home in New Canaan, Connecticut, March Madness is going on there this weekend! The NCAA tournament is not the only Madness as Halstead Property will simultaneously be hosting 32 Public Open Houses in ONE TOWN on Saturday, March 19th. ...
Thursday, May 23, 2019

BEHIND THE NUMBERS 4Q15 - CONNECTICUT
Behind The Numbers 4q15 - Connecticut

Go Behind the Numbers on the state of Fairfield County, CT’s residential market with Halstead Chief Economist Greg Heym. This quarter’s episode was filmed at a new construction in New Canaan’s Smith Ridge Estates area. The 6-bedroom, 7.5-bath home is exclusively represented by John and Susan Engel. Special guest Christopher...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Best Wine Shops in the NY Metro Area
Best Wine Shops In The NY Metro Area

Whether it’s after a long day of work, or with someone special, finding that perfect bottle of wine to indulge in will be an adventure within itself. If you care about wine and consider yourself an expert, then the below recommendations –curated by our Halstead agents – will provide you...
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Sneak Peek Inside 453 Carter Street - New Canaan,  Connecticut

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 16 Ravenglass Drive - Stamford,  Connecticut

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Matthew K Oldham, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7800 - Cell: (203) 604-5463 moldham@halstead.com John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - ...

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 76 Sturbridge Hill Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com Susan Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell:...

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 16 Ravenglass Drive

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Matthew K Oldham, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7800 - Cell: (203) 604-5463 moldham@halstead.com John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell:...

Top Agents For Connecticut, Hudson Valley, & The Hamptons - 2015

Learn who the Top Agents of 2015 were in Connecticut, Hudson Valley, and the Hamptons in this short piece that played at the 2016 Annual Meeting in Cipriani's 42nd Street on March 3, 2016

Behind The Numbers: Connecticut 4th Quarter 2015

Halstead Chief Economist Greg Heym takes us Behind the Numbers on the state of Fairfield County Connecticut's residential market in the 4th quarter of 2015. Filmed at a new construction in the Smith Ridge estates area, steps from the newly famous River building at Grace Farms. This quarter’s Special Guest joining Greg is Village Office's Christopher Kromer.

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 93 Graenest Ridge Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com Susan Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-5999 sengel@halstead.com

View From Above: 1083 Smith Ridge Rd - New Canaan,  Connecticut

New Canaan,  Connecticut - Web #:99123273 John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com Susan Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-5999 sengel@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside View From Above: 227 Lambert Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: John Engel Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com

Sneak Peek Inside 1094 Ponus Ridge - New Canaan, Connecticut

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com Susan Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7772 - Cell:...

Sneak Peek Inside 289 New Norwalk Road

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: Susan Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7800 - Cell: (203) 247-5999 sengel@halstead.com John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7800 - Cell: (203)...

Sneak Peek Inside 93 Weed Street - New Canaan,  Connecticut

This property is now closed or no longer available. Take a sneak peek at this property and if you are interested in something comparable, please reach out to: John Engel, Licensed in Connecticut Tel: (203) 966-7800 - Cell: (203) 247-4700 jengel@halstead.com

Market Reports