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Candlewood Lake & Lake Lillinonah Area Real Estate Specialists

Welcome to Your One Stop Real Estate Network for Your Lake Home Search in CT Lake Country! Serving the towns surrounding Candlewood Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Waramug, Woodridge Lake, Twin Lakes and others, The Sivba Group brings 26 years of experience in finding their client's their ideal lake home. We at "The Sivba Group" at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are the "go to" brokers in the CT Lake Regions, with the largest market share of listings and sales in the area for over 26 Years. Our knowledge and experience will guide you in discovering the ideal lake home, be it a full time residence, weekend getaway or summer retreat. Located less than 75 minutes to New York City, you will be surrounded by scenic beauty, picturesque landscapes of lakes and mountains, quaint towns, suburban and rural environments,

great schools, easy access to shopping and activities, The Candlewood Lake and Lake Lillinonah areas are the number one choice for second home buyers from New York, New Jersey and other nearby states. Our mantra " Bringing Buyers and Sellers Together Successfully" has been our goal in our real estate careers.

We deliver to our clients the ultimate knowledge of the market and advise on area comparables and sales to help them make the best buying decision. Our negotiation skills and personal connection with Lake Living make us the best choice when choosing a broker to guide you through the ins and outs of a lake home purchase!

“We Open Doors to Closed Sales”

Barbara Sivba

Barbara Sivba, a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hofstra University, with years of experience in marketing, advertising and sales brings 26 years of success in real estate sales, first as an independent and now as one of Coldwell Banker's Presidents Premier Agents earning her the Elite Level of honors on the Coldwell Banker team. Her specialty is listing and selling lake and luxury real estate in the Candlewood, Lake Lillinonah, Lake Waramug and the CT Lake Regions.

Arnie Sivba

Arnie Sivba, Barbara's spouse and partner ,brings a mechanical engineering background, as a graduate of Pratt University and finance and marketing expertise with an MBA from the University of CT. His skill set brings an added dimension to the ultimate service the pair delivers to their clients.

  • Sold Home in Candlewood Shores for .765 mil "My husband and I highly recommend Barb. In fact, anyone considering selling their home should absolutely be using Barb as the listing agent. Barb is simply THE expert on the housing market in the 5 communities on Candlewood Lake. Beside her expertise and years of experience, she is a tireless worker and is completely dedicated to selling your house. We had listed our house for 1 year with another broker – and got absolutely nowhere. We switched to Barb and she got us results. Thanks to her, we sold our house to qualified buyers and closed in less than 60 days! She is simply wonderful at what she does, she is wonderful to work with and she really gets results. If you want to sell your house, we recommend you list with Barb!"

    Norman & Maria Edelson

  • Sold Home in Sail Harbour for 2.15 mil "Barbara Sivba demonstrated a great working knowledge of the market for our home. All of her recommendations were spot on. Barbara was a pleasure to work with and paid attention to every detail. Her personal touch in staging our home and ensuring every aspect of the marketing literature was perfect truly made the sale happen. I would highly recommend having Barbara and her husband, Arnie on your team if you are planning to sell a lakefront home. They were personally involved in every showing and gave us timely and relevant feedback to make sure we understood the market and to address any issues. Their professional and warm manner made the sales experience much easier and eliminated much of the stress."

    Vinnie & Bessie Monesano

  • Bought Waterfront on Lake Lillinonah for ,850 mil "Barbara knew better than we did what would make us happy. It started with a request to see a couple of homes that we had seen on the internet. In no time Barbara was listening intently to anything we would share about our family activities, our likes and dislikes, and what was important to us about our new home. We are absolutely thrilled with our decision - Barbara combined her endless knowledge of the area with her understanding of us, showing us places we weren't aware of, options we didn't know existed, as well as pointing out the pros and cons of each so we could make a fully educated decision. We closed a couple of weeks ago and have Barbara to thank for it being the perfect house for us."

    Teri and Rich Gendron

  • Bought a home in Brookfield for .750 mil "Barbara is very professional and knowledgeable about this area. She is familiar with homes on the market and more important homes that are about to go on the market. Her ability to match buyers with homes is extraordinary and saves much time in the purchase process. Her and Arnie are a true pleasure to work with."

    Bill and Elaine Salomon

  • Bought Sold Waterfront in Sherman CT for ,200,000 "No one knows the Candlewood Lake area like Barb. She is always fair, honest and straight forward. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the Candlewood Lake area. We both sold and purchased a lake home with Barb and were extremely satisfied. I highly recommend her."

    Ann and Michael Sirotnak

  • Built & Sold many homes through the Sivbas on Candlewood Lake & Lake Lillinonah Most recently 2.7 mil on Lake Lillinonah & 1.7 Mil on Candlewood In Sherman "Barbara is a great sales person. Very professional. I highly recommend her, she gets results over & over , even in a difficult market. Barbara staged the house and added details that may have clinched the sales. She not only has an arsenal of buyers & great contacts throughout the industry but also deals well with other agents to bring the deal to fruition. Her and her husband are a winning team."

    Lakeview Development

  • Bought Home in Sail Harbour for .150 mil "No one knows the Candlewood Lake area like Barbara Sivba. For example, her knowledge of permit requirements on the lake was very important for preparing for both the recent purchase and upcoming sale of our home. She matched our needs extremely well to the marketplace and found the perfect home in New Fairfield that we love. We are very happy we chose Barbara because of her expertise and knowledge and we are very confident in her. We look forward to working with her in the future."

    David & Marcia Ulmer

  • "As a friend, neighbor and realtor, Barbara and Arnie Sivba offered us the best of service and true concern for our needs! They helped make our transition smooth and seamless! Thanks for All You Do!"

    Richard and Jean Pierce

  • "Many thanks for caring, concerned and efficient service in the sale of our Danbury home. After many unsuccessful attempts with other real estate agents, you both made our transition seamless & efficient. We were so glad that we met you both!"

    Paul & Suzanne Paquette

  • "You are the bomb! You made our search for the perfect weekend home, not only fun but easy! We love our place!"

    Anna Martynova and Charles Coristine

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