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Fun Facts About Me

My Best Kept Local Secret:

The Aquidneck Greenway Walking Trails! Miles of level, marked paths that meander through vineyards, woods, farmland and a beautifully landscaped golf course with views that change with the seasons. You are surrounded by wildlife of every type and the occasional fellow walker with a dog and maybe a horse!

My Favorite Night Out in Rhode Island:

Without a doubt, Friday nights at Third Beach in Middletown!  Nothing beats sitting around a campfire on the sand on a summer evening with friends enjoying the sunset, a casual picnic dinner and drinks. Heaven.

My Favorite Song:

Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel. The piano, lush arrangement, perfect harmonies and lyrics form a masterpiece. Its message speaks to me every single time I hear it. “If you need a friend, I’m sailing right behind…”


Sales Associate


Office Address:

2451 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871

Stephanie is a member of the Donovan Group and has experience in both residential and commercial sales. She came to her longtime dream career in real estate with a multi-faceted background in corporate, technical and interior design environments. As a lifelong resident of Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts, she is able to provide her local expertise in every market area. Whether buying or selling, her clients benefit from her solid business background and love of all things creative. Whether it be marketing, staging, landscaping or visions of what could be, she enjoys assisting clients in recognizing and realizing the potential of every property.

When not busy in her real estate career, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Middletown, RI. In addition to being an avid sports fan, she is active in the local community in supporting several non-profit organizations and can be found most days in her down time putting her ideas to work in making her own home her dream home!

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Went Way Above and Beyond

Stephanie Banister went way above and beyond during our home search and throughout the purchase phase. While we were looking, she helped us to expand our criteria, which is when our current home appeared in our listings of available properties. She really listened to our checklist of features that we wanted in our property. Stephanie made really good use of our time, showing us only properties that we would be interested in. During the offer and purchase phase, she was with us every step of the way, explaining each step in great detail and making sure that we understood the market and the transaction completely. She was really invested in making sure that we were happy and supported throughout the whole process. We highly recommend Stephanie and Connect Real Estate!!

Jose & Diane M.

Made My First Home Purchase A Breeze

Stephanie made my very first home purchase a breeze. She is very thorough, well organized, and has a great team to support the efficiency and execution to finalize a purchase. Super responsive to answer any questions or concerns via phone call or text and is very patient in assisting in finding the RIGHT home. She is patient and easy to work with and provided me with a vast amount of knowledge and information to optimize my home purchase. Stephanie exceeded my expectations and will assist me in my next purchase this year.

Santana R.

Stress-Free [Commercial] Transaction

I worked with Stephanie Banister as a buyer’s agent for the purchase of a commercial property. Stephanie was a pleasure to work with both personally and professionally. She was responsive and followed up on even the smallest detail. She did much more than would be expected from most realtors! We were able to have a quick close and a stress-free and very successful transaction. I would highly recommend Stephanie Banister…for any real estate transaction, and I plan to have her represent me in all future purchases and sales.

Karen G.

The Donovan Group Real Estate RI MA