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McBride Associates
John McBride
Direct: 203-913-7313
Office: 203-452-5500

Bio: McBride Associates was formed in 2002. As team leader, John McBride has formed a dynamic group comprised of full-time professionals all working to ensure 100% customer satisfaction.

John was raised in Trumbull and has been a successful full-time REALTOR® since 1987. Both a licensed agent and broker in the state of Connecticut, John is a member of the Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors and is Past Chairman of the Ethics Committee. He continues to serve on the Ethics panel. John is also a member of the Greater Fairfield County MLS and the Statewide MLS serving clients in both Fairfield and New Haven counties. He holds the following real estate designations: Professional Standards Certified Specialist, Accredited Sellers Representative, Seniors Real Estate Specialist, and Certified Distressed Property Expert. John is also Past President of the Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors and was voted Realtor of the Year in 2003-2004 by his colleagues. In addition, John has been named a Five Star Real Estate Agent by Connecticut Magazine and Connecticut home buyers and sellers for his outstanding service and customer satisfaction. John is Past President and a current member of the Trumbull Rotary Club, a not-for-profit organization that raises funds for worthy causes both in the local community and throughout the world.

As a graduate of Sacred Heart University with a degree in marketing and business management, John realizes how important it is to build relationships based on a foundation of trust and integrity. His team’s knowledge of real estate practices and insight into the area’s real estate market, along with their understanding of information technology and the Internet, enable them to provide an outstanding level of service to their clients. John’s extensive experience and knowledge complemented by his strong negotiating skills are invaluable assets to buyers and sellers alike. Realizing the key role the Internet plays in the industry today, buyers and sellers can gather valuable real estate, town, and state information on John’s website:


Joellen Reynolds
Phone: 203-343-1188

Bio: JoEllen is a Fairfield County native and UConn graduate who works to provide the best possible real estate services to buyers and sellers throughout Lower Fairfield County. Focusing on putting her client’s needs first, JoEllen enjoys helping each client obtain their real estate goals – finding the perfect home for the best possible price or selling a home at the highest price.

Joellen is a member of the National Association of Realtors, CT Association of Realtors, and the Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors. In addition, she has received team training from Allan Dalton, former CEO.

As a member of the McBride team, JoEllen is committed to providing unparalleled service for each client’s individual needs and expectations.


John Swaim
Phone: 203-260-0685

Bio: John is a lifelong Fairfield County resident and business owner with over 25 years of experience in the Insurance and Financial Services industries. His attention to detail and dedication to his clients’ needs translate well into the unique and positive culture at The Higgins Group. Over the years, John has been personally involved in dozens of transactions as a buyer, seller, investor, and landlord. His knowledge of the market, passion for real estate, and superb negotiating skills are assets he utilizes to assist his clients in achieving their goals.

John is a graduate of Providence College, an avid fan of their basketball team as well as a lover of all things Newport, R.I. He is a Fairfield Little League coach for his two sons and takes great pride in coaching them on the same fields where he played as a child. John, his wife Jeannine, and their two sons reside in Fairfield. He is a member of The Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors, Save The Bay, R.I., and a contributor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.


Pam McBride
Phone: 203-913-6844


Seth Rothbard
Phone: 203-521-7527

Bio: Behind any successful professional, you’ll usually discover a strong, focused individual who does whatever is required to help his clients reach their goals. Seth Rothbard is no exception. Born and raised in Trumbull, Connecticut, Seth has an energetic spirit and love of Fairfield County. He makes the purchasing or selling of a home a very rewarding and positive experience. Seth’s knowledge and great attention to detail makes him a genuine asset to his clients.

Inspired by his passion for real estate, Seth began his career more than 10 years ago. Specializing in residential real estate, Seth’s strong work ethic, coupled with his enthusiastic attitude and passion for helping people, has led him to gain the trust of all of his clients. Seth’s character, knowledge, and credibility help prospective buyers or sellers of a home in Fairfield County make the most informed real estate decision of their lives. Seth has sat on the Bridgeport Board of Realtors for five years and also acted as Chairman of the Board’s Grievance Committee.

In addition to his knowledge of real estate, Seth also attended Western New England College. An entrepreneur, cross-fitter, and car enthusiast, Seth makes his home in Monroe, where he resides with his wife and son.


David Cosenza
Phone: 203-257-3983

Bio: David Cosenza was a founding partner in Real Estate Options LLC for the purpose of purchasing distressed and bank owned properties for real estate investors. He originally obtained his real estate license in 1975 and has been involved with various aspects of real estate since that time.

As a graduate of Quinnipiac College and then New England College of Optometry, David moved to Trumbull in 1985 and opened an optometric practice there. It is in Trumbull where David raised his two sons with his wife Donna. He is a 30 year member of the Pinewood Lake Association and a Past President of the organization. In 2005, David sold his 3 office practice to devote his full energy to real estate development.

David has been a member of the McBride Associate team since 2003. He is currently a licensed Realtor® in the state of CT and a member of the National Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, the Consolidated Multiple Listing Service, and The Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors. David offers his expertise and experience to all interested buyers and sellers.

If you would like his assistance with any of your real estate needs, David can be reached any time at his personal cell number 203-257-3983.


Trish Kennedy
Phone: 203-362-7744

Trish Kennedy joined Higgins Group Real Estate in 2007 and is now a proud team member of McBride Associates. A consummate professional, Trish takes pride in overseeing the complexities of her clients’ transactions. She confidently guides her clients every step of the way through the home buying and selling process to ensure the most successful results. Whether assisting a home buyer or seller, her professionalism, determination, and strong negotiation skills give Trish the ability to provide her clients with a seamless transaction. Trish believes the most important aspects of a successful Realtor/Client relationship are trust, communication, and strict confidentiality and she has been recognized by Connecticut Magazine as a Five Star Agent due to her outstanding customer service. Trish is committed to cultivating her professional knowledge through continuing education classes and rigorous training through McBride Associates. She is a member of The Greater Bridgeport Board of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, Connecticut Association of Realtors, Consolidated Multiple Listing Service, CT Statewide Multiple Listing Service and holds the GREEN designation for Realtors. Trish also is involved in Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County-Women Build, the American Cancer Society, and the Connecticut Audubon Society Coastal Center at Milford Point.