I spent my formative years in Sudbury, Massachusetts, attending college at the University of Massachusetts / Dartmouth where I earned a BFA in Visual Design. After college, I worked for various studios and agencies in the Boston – Cambridge area. From 1983-1988, I was a member of the Lettering Arts Guild of Boston, a creative guild who sponsored workshops and exhibited Calligraphic work. A highlight of this career chapter was designing business presentations for a global consulting group. This work offered extensive travel to Europe, Canada and the US. My first visit to Maine was a family vacation in Thomaston at the age of nine. Other youthful experiences included helping to build a family vacation home in Friendship and summer resort work in the Boothbay Harbor Region. I began my career in Maine Real Estate in 1997. My experience includes listing and selling waterfront, island and resort property, new construction and investment property. I have extensive relocation experience helping buyers from all over the country make their move to this great state. I am a member of the Portland Board of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. I am a founding member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of Portland. Outside interests include travel, cooking, golf, and religiously following all the Boston sports teams.
Listen to the client, live by the Golden Rule, under promise and over deliver.
As a transplant from away, I grew up in Short Hills, NJ, stopped off in Connecticut for 20 years, and in 1986 finally made it to Maine, the way life should be. Anchorage Place in South Portland is home now with a view of marinas and Portland skyline over Casco Bay from my windows.
I have acquired an A.A., from Bradford Junior College Reid Hall, Paris, France. I am also a
Graduate of the REALTORS® Institute and a member of the Portland Board of REALTORS®. I have
served on the Board of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and a member of the South Portland Assessment Review Board.Volunteerism has been a part of my life forever. I am the former Director of Volunteer Services at Hartford Hospital and also have worked with Maine Medical Center, Sweetser Children’s Services, and Hospice.
Originally from Ohio and a graduate of Miami University and Case Western Reserve, I first came to Maine as a college student working a summer job at a lobster pound. Twenty years later after moving to Falmouth, my husband and I quickly learned the joys of our home overflowing with summer guests and children who never tire of blueberry picking, hiking the trails of the White Mountains, and exploring our many gorgeous beaches.
My professional career transitioned from being a successful consultant for a big-five firm, to passionate involvement with Maine real estate. I am especially knowledgeable about both commercial and residential properties, energy efficient design, and renovations. Over the years I have developed an extensive network of relationships with bankers, architects, builders, interior designers, landscapers and especially other brokers. All of these resources I make available to my customers as they navigate the sale or purchase of unique properties.
My customers receive extraordinary service whether they are purchasing or listing a condo, cottage, traditional home, or Inn. When you list your property with me, I identify and target the right buyers by featuring the unique qualities that grab the buyer’s attention. I make your home stand out among the others – and dedicate myself to getting the best contract for you. When you are searching for a property, I explore not only the current listings, but also the opportunities with private sales and new construction. I am Efficiency Maine certified and a member of the Maine Inn Brokerage Team. I am also a member of the Mercy Hospital Board of Trustees, member of the Falmouth Economic Development Commission, and Falmouth Board of Assessment Review.
Client Testimonial: Exceptional attention to detail and superb pricing analysis resulted in a contract on my home within 4 days despite a very difficult selling environment. Comparative market analysis and thorough knowledge of the current market as well as in depth contacts on the buyers side of the equation resulted in multiple showings and a rapid sale. In summary excellent planning and preparation leads to great results. -Phil O'Connor<br><br> Lois Lengyel played an intricate part to our moving to Maine. If not for her support and patience for three years we may not have met our goals. We moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Cumberland Foreside Maine a long journey that came complete with our dream home thanks to Lois. -Doug & Leslie Hayden
Growing up in the small Maine coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, I couldn’t wait to get away and see other parts of the world. After four years at an out of state college and a summer abroad, I realized Maine truly was the one-of-a-kind place I was happiest to call home. I returned soon after college, married here, and my husband and I are now raising our three sons in the same town in which I grew up. My professional background is in communications: I graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications and spent 15 years freelancing for some of New England’s largest companies. I am a member of the Portland Board of REALTORS® and NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, Friends of the Children’s Museum of Maine, the National Alopecia Areata Foundation and the Greek Orthodox Church in Portland. I also volunteer for the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation and Pond Cove Parents Association. Family time is spent attempting to conquer the slopes of New England, cheering on our sons’ various sports teams, and relaxing at Pine Point Beach (while waiting for our 4, 8 and 10-year-old to pull up their five lobster traps for dinner). Whether you’ve lived here before and want to move back, are a newcomer hoping to call Maine home, or a Mainer looking to sell your home I’d be honored to help make your next real estate transaction as seamless and enjoyable as possible.
I am a Portland, Maine native with thirty years of full time residential and commercial real estate accomplishments. My Maine waterfront living and sailing experiences afford me a working knowledge of residential waterfront and island properties. My education and football careers at Cheverus High School and the University of Notre Dame (where I played for Ara Parsegian) have contributed greatly to business activities and Maine Real Estate accomplishments in the greater Portland area. I currently serve on the Portland Zoning Board of Appeals and I am the past President of the Downtown Portland Corporation that works in conjunction with the Department of Economic Development. The Thornton family has long standing ties to the community in Portland and on Long Island, Maine.
As a real estate broker, in Maine and Florida, I have successfully negotiated over 1,000 transactions at all levels. At Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty, I have formed a real estate group consisting of Patricia Kirby and myself in order to create the very best personal attention to all of our existing and new clients.
I was born in Long Island, NY and graduated from Roanoke College, VA with a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree. Since moving to Maine in 2003, my two children and I have made Cape Elizabeth our home and I have become very embedded in the community. I have coached kids for many years in both soccer and lacrosse. I am still very active today playing lacrosse in different leagues and traveling to tournaments all over. I have served on the board for the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation.
My career in real estate began over 25 years ago with an appreciation for building design and construction. I have been a General Manager and owner of different construction companies, I have developed land, bought and sold many properties, both privately and as a licensed Maine Real Estate agent. I have been an Associate Broker with Legacy Properties since 2006. I love and enjoy working with both buyers and sellers. To me, real estate has evolved into a true labor of love.
I pride myself on the ability to relate well with anybody and everybody. My client transactions are always conducted in a professional, informative, congenial, and seamless manner.
Do the Right thing, Do it whole heartedly and delight in doing it. People & Maine Real Estate are my Passions.
Originally from New York City and Darien, Connecticut, I moved to a waterfront Cape in Cushing, Maine in 1992. My new Maine property was an 1800's saltwater farm and then, from the 1920's until I purchased it, a summer home in dire need of restoration. In Connecticut, after I had an old Five Mile River boat house moved and turned into an addition to our main house, I caught the "renovation disease". I discovered how much fun it was to put your own stamp on a property. I found I had an affinity for older houses and, even though a new house is cost effective and practical, I liked the sense of history that old houses carry. I discovered that I enjoyed turning a house into my own while maintaining the integrity of the original structure.
I thought the Maine project would be quick and easy and during the process, I could continue my career as a writer and illustrator of children's books. However, the Maine project took over my life and happily, I completely succumbed to the restoration and renovation process. As the Maine property was nearing completion, I wound up working part time for the company who installed the tiles in the bathrooms and kitchen. It was there that I noticed a lack of tiles made specifically for children's bathrooms. Making tile meant for children's spaces was a limited market but it was one that united my children's publishing world with my love of renovation. Animal Tile Works became an ongoing venture where I designed and made molds for tiles that were then handmade and hand painted in Guatemala. The tiles are carried in stores nationwide and in Canada and the inventory has expanded to include tile lines for a wider use. Just as my children's book career segued into developing a tile business, it was another natural segue to go from the tile business, where I developed a special interest in designing kitchens and bathrooms, to real estate. I joined the real estate community in 2003.
A few years later, I moved from the salt water river Cape in Cushing to yet another, 1800's Cape in the middle of Camden village. Naturally, I found a property that was also in need of full renovation but it also had a enchanting English garden created by a master gardener. I now seem to have turned my thoughts from maintaining my garden to landscaping in general. I have found what I enjoy the most in my real estate practice is that it allows me to share my design ideas, and what I have learned along the way, with my clients. I like to see possibilities, the " what ifs '', not just with the houses but also with the surrounding land. Whether it is an in town lot or several acres on the ocean or the country, I enjoy creating outdoor private places and keeping a house in balance with its land.
I love living in Maine. I cannot imagine a better job than helping people to buy
and sell homes in this beautiful state. I grew up in a household of brokers where
dinnertime conversations were about property values, “deals” and the true art of
taking care of clients.
I studied business and art history at Tulane University in New Orleans. It was
here during my undergraduate studies that the seed was planted for my love of
architecture and the business of selling homes.
Work ethic, integrity and honesty are traits that have helped me to build a
successful career in real estate.
Growing up in the Caribbean Islands I appreciate the coastal living lifestyle. I moved to Maine in the 90’s from the Virgin Islands and fell in love with all that Maine has to offer and found many similarities between coastal Maine and Caribbean living. I now call Moody, Maine home with my wife of 10 years and young daughter. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, deep sea fishing, downhill skiing and spending time at the beach with my family and our Bernese Mountain Dog Stella. I am a member of Cape Neddick Country Club, York County Council of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.<p> My career in Real Estate began over 10 years ago as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, a license I still hold in addition to Real Estate Sales Agent. As an appraiser, I am accustomed to estimating the value of property here in Maine and familiar with the various market dynamics. My background as an appraiser has provided me the knowledge of the market place and the ability to provide clients an exceptional service with respect to the pricing of their property and the negotiating of offers.<p> Whether you are a buyer or seller, it would be my pleasure to assist your Real Estate needs.<p>
A Connecticut native, Glenn grew up visiting Maine during his summer vacations. A graduate of Loomis Chaffee and Miami of Ohio, Glenn moved to the Portland area to work for L.L.Bean. After a successful 13-year career, he decided to transfer his marketing, merchandising and customer services skills into real estate.
A certified fly casting instructor and former saltwater fishing guide, Glenn has spent countless hours on the waters of Casco Bay. He specializes in residential, coastal, and island properties—past clients praise his knowledge of the area and always appreciate visiting prospective properties by boat. Clients feel comfortable with Glenn as their guide and steering them through their transaction in a smooth and orderly manner.
Glenn lives with his wife and two young children in Freeport, Maine. He is an avid outdoorsman, downhill skier and hockey player. Glenn spends his free time coaching youth baseball and hockey. He is also the goalie coach for the Yarmouth High School hockey team and also sits on the Board of Directors of the Casco Bay Youth Hockey organization.
I’m a New England native who came to Maine to attend Colby College. My husband and I feel fortunate to have raised our family in beautiful Camden, where the mountains (and the lakes) meet the sea. After a 15-year career in journalism and publishing, I decided to indulge my interest in houses and the Maine coast by trying my hand at real estate. I’ve never looked back. <br></br> My motto: Wisdom, Integrity, Service, Ethics.
My business philosophy is simple: Carpe Diem!
Earl Adams has been a broker and developer in Maine Real Estate for almost 40 years. He has seen everything from the booming markets to those more challenging. He began on the outskirts of Boston with an Electrical Engineering degree and MBA from Northeastern University. While working for Raytheon, Earl built his first motel on the shores of New Hampshire.
The sale of this high-rise into condominiums launched Earl’s full-time brokerage business. He used this opportunity to move his wife and seven children to Kennebunk, where they had fallen in love with the coast of Maine. He has spent many years buying and selling real estate as well as renovating the Nonantum Resort and other local landmarks.
Earl is the perfect local Maine realtor to help clients with buying, selling or even any developing questions or needs that may arise. He looks forward to continuing his great reputation and long-lived position in Maine Real Estate.
I had a somewhat idyllic childhood growing up as the seventh child in a historic home in Kennebunk, Maine. While attending Villanova University, I also studied a semester at the Universite de Bourgogne in Dijon, France, graduating with a degree in Communications. I worked every summer at my father's real estate company in Ogunquit, Maine.
After graduation, I remained on the Main Line of Philadelphia where I quickly earned my Series 7 and worked in the brokerage industry. While there, I also devoted my time to many charities and was involved with helping a variety of non-profits, my most notable was being a member in The Saturday Club, the oldest woman's philanthropic club in the country.
Eager to share my love of Maine with my three kids, we spent summers on Mothers Beach. As time went by, we wanted the kids to have the well-rounded childhood that Maine has to offer. The decision was made to move the family back and we bought a Captain's home on the same street where I grew up.
Once back in Maine, I did not hesitate to get involved. I am very active, serving on the Board of the Biddeford YMCA, Equest Cowboy Ball Committee, Brick Store Museum Membership Committee, Town of Kennebunk Historic Preservation Committee, Education Foundation Fundraising Committee as well as various PTAs. I also enjoy a variety of sports and belong to Quest Fitness and the Arundel Paddle Club.
My entire life has had a common thread of real estate. Growing up in the business, it has become my second nature. I am more than passionate about my love of Maine and I have great "local" knowledge. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for Maine with clients in a straight-forward, honest way for which I am known.
Jackie’s been a broker for 20 years, so she’s completely comfortable with the real estate process. She also knows houses. She has bought, renovated and resold houses in Massachusetts. And she worked in a family business, selling new construction. “I know what to do to sell a house!” she says. “There’s more to it than pricing it right. I look at houses and see how to highlight what’s beautiful about them.” Jackie having run an art gallery on Islesboro now resides in Rockport. “I think what I bring to my job is a comfort level,” she says, “knowledge, sincerity and stick-to-it-ive-ness. (Is that a word?). I’m happy in my work and in my life, and that gives clients a feeling of being at ease.” Her life is busy with three children, but art is still a huge part of it, and she loves to golf, cook and kayak. She has a passion for Maine Real Estate that is unparalleled.
My passion for homes started when I was 8, helping my father transform a summer camp into our year round home. Having owned and managed several income and residential properties since age 23, I have first-hand knowledge of the gratification of being a homeowner, especially for first time home buyers. I understand that purchasing a home is the greatest investment most people will ever make and it just has to feel right. I assist buyers and sellers, and enjoy helping out-of-town buyers because I am able to introduce my clients directly to the magic of living in Maine.<br><br>
I grew up on Thompson Lake in the town of Otisfield, nestled between the Oxford Hills and Lakes Region. I now call home my wife’s hometown of Cape Elizabeth, along with our three beautiful children, where I serve on the board of directors for CEEF and am also the Cape Elizabeth T-ball director. We enjoy spending time at the beach, the playground and on my brother in-law’s lobster boat “Lucky Catch”. My daughter enjoys reading, gymnastics class, and playing guitar, while her twin brothers are fast becoming future basketball and baseball stars. <br><br>
Having grown up in a small Maine community I have been naturally instilled with honesty, loyalty, integrity, and a strong work ethic. I look forward to earning your trust and business, and making your real estate experience seamless and enjoyable! I am an Associate Real Estate Broker, a member of the Greater Portland Board of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.<br><br>
Born and raised in Darien, Connecticut I left for Maine to go to college and stayed. I am married and have 3 school aged daughters, Sarah, Kate & Hannah. We have enjoyed living in beautiful Cape Elizabeth Maine for the past 13 years and taking advantage of all it has to offer a young family. I am so excited to be beginning a long term career in Maine Real Estate. I have a B. A. from the University of Maine and in my past career I have been an Account Executive for Aetna Life & Casualty for 10 years and involved in marketing for Pierce Promotions for 2 years.
Member Portland Board of REALTORS® as well as a member of The Junior League of Portland Maine 10 + years. I have also served as a member of the Boards for the Pond Cove Parents Association and the Cape Elizabeth Tennis League.
I am a Volunteer for the Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation and a
Member of The United Methodist Church - Cape Elizabeth Maine.
Cape Elizabeth Maine Real Estate Expertise and the Greater Portland Area.
The key to Heather is that she grew up on an island 12 miles off the coast of Maine, an island with a population of only 350 year-round residents. As a result, Heather has spent her life on the waters in Penobscot Bay and has an intimate knowledge of coastal Maine.
Maine islanders are noted for their determination, work ethic and resourcefulness; those qualities, plus enthusiasm and dedication are the driving forces behind Heather’s real estate practice – and her life.
In her first year as a real estate agent, Heather was named Rookie of the Year by her company of over eighty agents. She was named “Best of the Best” by mid-coast Maine’s newspaper and has been consistently awarded “Top Producer” in the Coastal Maine area.
Heather still gets the same pleasure and satisfaction from helping people make their dreams come true as she did when she first started. She attributes much of her success to her attention to detail and the ability to develop a good working rapport with nearly everyone.
Heather spends her free time with her husband, Lee, and their four children as well as their two English Labrador Retrievers. She is a board member of the Yarmouth Education Foundation, the Brookside Condominium Association and is the President and founder of the Greater Portland Women’s Networking Group. Previously, she was the founder of the CamRock Women’s Networking Group and served on the boards of the Camden Rockport YMCA, Mainely Girls, Peopleplace Cooperative Preschool, to name a few. She enjoys hiking, boating, running and travel.
Heather represents sellers and buyers of all types of properties whether residential, commercial or raw land. She looks forward to working with you.
I currently call Cape Elizabeth my home along with my wife of 18 years and our 4 children. We enjoy the lifestyle amenities here in Maine including: golf, boating, beaches, skiing and tennis. I graduated from Andover High School in Massachusetts then moved on to Bates College in Maine, specializing in Economics and Mathematics. My career began on Wall Street where I worked for 17 years and I was most recently a Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Grade Debt, at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. I spend most of my free time, if any, working on keeping Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty at the leading edge! I am a member of the Portland Country Club, Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, KIEVE Affective Education (Advisory Board Member), The Cumberland Club, Merion Cricket Club (PA), World Affair Council (Charter Member), Cape Elizabeth Education Foundation (Wife –Board Member), Board of Assessment Review (Town of Cape Elizabeth).
I moved to Portland in 1990 after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Gettysburg College. I currently live in Yarmouth with my husband and two sons. I am licensed as an Associate Broker. My prior experience includes work in land protection for The Nature Conservancy, sales and marketing for Diversified Communications, paralegal work for Pierce Atwood and office administration for D. Scott Martin Builders, LLC. I enjoy the outdoors of Maine with my family through various activities including boating, hiking, gardening, fishing and skiing. My experiences have helped to instill in me a knowledge of the area, real estate and the benefits of living in the State of Maine. I am a member of the Portland Board of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Yarmouth Chamber of Commerce. I am also an avid volunteer at the Yarmouth Elementary School. If you already live in the area or you are investigating the area and want to discuss real estate, I would love to hear from you. I look forward to helping you buy or sell real estate in Maine.
I live in Falmouth with my husband and children. We enjoy outdoor activities year round, whether it is going to the beach, camping, biking, or skiing and snowboarding. The greater Portland area has all this at its fingertips and is truly a wonderful place to live.
My family has relocated four times so I understand the stresses families and individuals face while considering a move into a new community, selling their home to move on, or even a move across town. Originally from Santa Barbara, Ca, I have also lived in Colorado and Massachusetts. Committed to my communities, I have been involved with school PTO, private and Montessori school boards, Junior Women’s Club, coaching travel soccer, as well as working with my local Board of Realtors on several community projects.
After practicing finance in the government and corporate sectors, I lacked the people contact I wanted so I began selling real estate. At that time, I made a pact with myself that I would provide the finest level of service to every client I was fortunate enough to serve. Many years later I am still treating each and every one of my clients as if they were my only client, it’s what I do best. Always going above and beyond, it’s about integrity, commitment, hard work, energy, experience and results. I am friendly, caring, and aggressive and just love what I’m doing. I delight in hearing my clients say “wow”!
I am a Realtor® and nationally accredited as a Buyers Representative and a Home Marketing Specialist by the National Association of Realtors. Most importantly, I am excited about getting to know you and turning the page on this new chapter in your life!
I am originally from Chappaqua, NY. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, I served 30 years as a naval officer and naval aviator, first living in Maine in 1976 while in squadrons at Naval Air Station Brunswick, returning to Maine for good in 1993. I began a real estate career in 1995, attaining the Broker, GRI, and Accredited Buyer Representative designations. I have specialized in Maine Waterfront homes and land, historic homes, and new construction. Together with my wife Nancy we have restored two antique homes in Bath, and in 2001 we built our present home on the ocean in Georgetown. I am a board member of the Georgetown Planning Board, the Indian Point Association, and the Bath Housing Development Corporation. I previously served on the boards of Sagadahoc Preservation Inc., the Merrymeeting Board of REALTORS®, and the Bath Rotary Club, of which I am past president.
I have been a resident of Maine for over 25 years, after spending my youth in Southern New England, I raised my family in Down East Maine and currently reside in the Mid Coast region. With a long family history in boatbuilding and sailing, staying close to the water is most important to me and I feed this passion as a member and volunteer of the Maine Maritime Museum and the Southport Yacht Club. I am an active participant in the local community as a member of the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens and Merrymeeting Board of Realtors. I have recently been able to merge my love for international travel with real estate as a member of the International Real Estate Federation, most commonly known by its French acronym FIABCI. The FIABCI links professionals in the real estate industry in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary network conducting business in countries around the world.
It was multiple home renovations and my love of searching for that special property which led me into real estate. With a BS in Occupational Therapy from UNE and MS in Criminal Psychology from Suffolk Univ. I spent 15 years in the fields of heath care and human service. I believe the skills gained from that experience, empathy, active listening, and attention to detail are a true asset and translate well into the real estate business. I am most excited to be a part of Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty and am dedicated to bringing the highest quality of service and warmth to all client relationships so that the transition of buying and/or selling a property is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
I’m a Mainer, raised in the small paper mill town of East Millinocket in northern Maine. I currently reside in Bar Harbor on Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park. When I was young, my parents re-located to central Florida where I attended school in Plant City (Strawberry Capital of the World) and graduated from the University of South Florida (Tampa) with a degree in Criminal Justice. During and after college I worked for the U.S. Customs Service (Intel Division), the U.S. Attorney’s Office (Tampa) and prominent law offices specializing in foreclosures. Knowing I would always return to Maine someday, I did just that in 2001 where I’ve been a Realtor ever since.
I also hold a Certified Maine Assessors (CMA) license and served as Deputy Assessor and Tax Assessor for the Town of Bar Harbor, Maine as well as a Board Member of the Maine Association of Assessing Officers (MAAO). Being a tax assessor required very detailed and analytical knowledge of real estate markets, close monitoring of market trends and indices, working knowledge of local land use ordinances, zoning, State tax law, exemption programs, sales data analysis, to name a few and without question, has enhanced my abilities to succeed in real estate. My local interests and hobbies include community service work with my local Rotary Club and will serve as Club President for the 2013-2104 year. I support many local non-profit fund raising events, enjoy hiking in Acadia National Park, golfing, tennis, mountain biking, kayaking and miss my recently passed Labs, Chipper & Birdie, daily. I enjoy home improvement projects, having remodeled two entire homes and consider myself a “handyman” and fostering woodworker. This knowledge lends itself well to being a Realtor where every home is unique, full of qualities and characteristics with varied levels of quality of construction, age, style, function and design.
I sincerely enjoy every aspect of real estate and feel representation of both Sellers and Buyers is a privilege in which all parties to the transaction should be treated with respect and professional courtesy at all times. Representation is my specialty and the decisions are always the clients. By acquiring and providing all the information needed and available through diligent research, multi-media technology as well as professional and personal local knowledge and insight, I enable my clients to make the best decisions for them. I look forward to meeting with you to discuss your real estate needs and representing you to the best of my ability and beyond.
I was born and raised in Newburyport, MA. I married my high school sweetheart and moved to Yarmouth, ME in 1969. We raised our family in Yarmouth and now enjoy our wonderful grand children in Cumberland Foreside.
I’ve been Licensed in Maine Real Estate since 1985 with a focus on Distinctive Properties including New Construction, Ocean Front, Property Development, and Estate Quality Properties.
I have also served on numerous non-profit boards and community organizations over the years including The Kidney Foundation, Hurricane Island Outward Bound, The Center for Grieving Children (President).
Be Honest, be Responsive, be Attentive and above all, Enjoy what you are doing!
Coming from a twenty year career as a marketing manager for several international companies, I bring with me skills in writing, advertising, product promotion, design and customer service - all skills that I use daily for the benefit of my real estate clients.
Over the past twelve years my husband and I have lived in the communities of South Bristol, East Boothbay and Portland. We love boating, gardening and volunteering for many local organizations that serve the mid-coast area. We are fans of the Sea Dogs, the Portland Symphony, the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, and life in Maine in general.
My philosophy of real estate ( and life, for that matter) is to make it fun and satisfying. For most of us, a real estate purchase or sale is a significant and infrequent event where the stakes are high, both emotionally and financially. As a Realtor (R), I make it my job to take the stress out of the process by giving clients a clear view of the market, offering sound advice that is grounded in experience, and communicating well and often.
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona, so moving to Maine in 1991 (with stops in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Illinois) was an amazing and wonderful change. When I was much younger, walking the neighborhoods close to my home, I always wondered at the cookie-cutter sameness of most of the homes. Where were the two story houses? Where was the interesting architecture? I remembered fondly my grandparents’ home in Illinois, an old farmhouse with two floors, wonderful round windows and beautiful woodwork. I wanted that house or something very much like that. My dream finally came true when in 1999, my husband and I bought a lovely New Englander in Camden Village. Before moving to Camden, we spent a few years in Waterville where we both worked at Colby College. Yearning to be near the coast, we moved here when our two daughters went away to school.
I have always loved to look at houses, so the decision to become a realtor in 2002 was an easy one. The change from working as an administrative assistant at Colby, and other businesses and institutions, to real estate provided more independence and a challenge that I was eager to meet. Buying and selling homes can be a daunting process, and I work hard to make the transactions as easy as possible for my buyers and sellers.
In 2007 I had the honor of being chosen REALTOR of the Year by the Coastal Mountain Council of REALTORS. Currently, I serve on the Board of Trustees for The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, and as Board President of The Community School, a 36 year-old, alternative high school for at-risk youth, based in Camden. In my spare time, I’m an avid reader and manage to travel some with my author husband, Richard. Venice, Italy, and London (where our daughter and son-in-law currently live) as well as Martha’s Vineyard, are favorite travel destinations. My new challenge is watercolor painting.
Summers spent as a child at my aunt’s camp on Lake Kezar drew me to Maine ten years ago. Memories of those days past, where “the way life should be” prompted me to consider these rocky coastlines and this rich culture my permanent home. This passion for lifestyle excellence you’ll find gives my clients an advantage.
With 20 years of marketing and sales experience, I’m confident we’ll find the right choice together. I served most recently as the Director of Marketing and Sales for the exclusive and highly-sought after Highland Green resort community in Topsham, Maine.
My previous experience includes organizing successful political campaigns and overseeing marketing and public relations initiatives for a diverse group of Maine businesses.
While a native of Illinois, I developed my work ethic and commitment to success as a caddy at the famed Olympia Fields Country Club outside of Chicago. After college I worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for seven years and later in Illinois. In my spare time I enjoy being involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters, playing golf, boating and hiking the many wonderful trails available in midcoast Maine and greater Portland.
Exceeding my clients’ expectations is necessary in today’s real estate business. The benefit: I’ve built long lasting-friendships with extraordinary people who count on me to help them achieve the lifestyle of their dreams.
George began his real estate career in 1981. For more than 20 years, he managed 16+ brokers in Camden location office while continuing to be a top producer throughout most of that time, enjoying the company and work ethic from his brokers who remained with him for so long. “It was important that the chemistry in the office worked. It’s like a culinary bouillabaisse - it’s got to click." George was a literature major in college, worked as a marine biologist and ornithologist, and then earned his masters at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. He worked as a professional forester in Maine and New Hampshire for four years before entering into real estate practice, and he's never looked back. “I’ve found this job to be a wonderful blend of psychology, finances, organization, and knowledge – it’s really not work for me, just a fluid puzzle of changing goals, all directed by the needs and wants of my clients.” He reflects “I think I’m actually becoming part of the old guard in real estate after all these years,” he says, “moderately wise, sufficiently competent, and of an honest and fair nature.” He raised his family in Camden, plays golf and tennis, and is delighted his grown two children have elected to return to Maine and live locally in the Camden area.
Whether it involves buying or selling, real estate is about listening to your client's needs. Linda possesses a natural ability to create a comfortable working relationship for all parties involved from the beginning through to the end of the transaction.
Linda joined Legacy Properties in 2006 to partner with Robert Stevens, one of the founding partners of the firm. Together Bob and Linda focus on distinctive waterfront properties both north and south of Greater Portland.
After living in seven states and two countries, Linda possesses a wide breadth of experience. She is a native to New England having grown up in Whitman, MA and later moving to Yarmouth, ME to raise her family. Today, she feels truly blessed to live in Maine - "The Way Life Should Be."
Linda is an active member in her community through the Village Improvement Society. She previously had an extensive career in the airline industry and taught in the Freeport school system. She belongs to the Portland Board of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors and is an Efficiency Maine Real Estate Specialist.
I believe in providing an outstanding service to our clients and strive to achieve the utmost in making a transition to a new home and community as smooth and satisfying as possible.
Life started for me in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and through the usual paths carried me through New England in pursuit of both public and private schooling. I went on to several ill chosen jobs, food editor of a major New York press, service on both sides of the Indie film cameras, and eventually influenced by my two children, I went on to explore the world of international toy buying.
In the late eighties I summered on Monhegan Island and found that the architecture of the coast of Maine fulfilled an aesthetic desire, and since have been representing buyers and sellers in pursuit of their dreams
Recently I have been interviewed by the London Financial Times, Portland Magazine have had one of my listings as “Featured Property” for the New York Times and a number of my listings have appeared on HGTV.
I maintain a widely divergent real estate portfolio of high value properties that discerning clients will appreciate for their individuality and beauty.
Ginny has been a full-time real estate broker serving the southern York County area for over 25 years. Her experiences have honed her skills in all aspects of residential real estate to the benefit of her buyer and seller clients. Ginny has been affiliated with the Sotheby’s brand for over two decades and has a thorough knowledge of the York-Kittery-Eliot-Ogunquit area where she has consistently been a multi-million dollar producer as well as a top producer. <br></br> Originally from Duxbury, MA, Ginny attended Wheaton College, majoring in French, before transferring to Tufts University where she completed her BA cum laude with a double major in French and Elementary Education. Prior to entering the real estate profession, Ginny was a substitute teacher and preschool teacher in the Kittery-York area. She has lived in York, Maine for OVER three decades where she raised her family. <br></br> Ginny’s strong work ethic, years of experience, training and knowledge of the real estate business have given her a competitive edge when representing both buyers and sellers. In order to better serve her clients, Ginny has furthered her real estate skills by attaining the certification of e-PRO (a real estate professional who understands the importance of technology in the business). She is one of only about fifteen e-PROs in York County. To complement her professional designations, Ginny is also an Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR) and holds the Graduate Realtors’ Institute (GRI) designation. In addition, understanding the importance of the internet in today’s market, Ginny completed a Virtual Assistant course to round out her technology and internet skills.
Like many, Rick came to this area in the summer in 1968 and found it impossible to leave. He, and his wife Martha, owned and operated the Kennebunkport Inn for twenty-two years and, with their two daughters, have been very active members of the community.
Coming from the service industry, Rick is dedicated to personalized customer service; great attention to detail, and has an unusual ability to be a problem solver. In 2004, Rick received his company’s Real Estate Chairman’s Circle Gold Award placing him in the top 2-6% of brokers Nationwide. Rick is one of the areas top Maine Real Estate producers, finding the right match for buyers and successfully assisting sellers of both residential and commercial property in southern seacoast Maine.
A graduate of the University of New Hampshire, Rick has a business degree from the Whittemore School of Business. He is a member of the York County Board of REALTORS®, Maine State Association of Realtors, and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
Rick is a member of the Webhannet Golf Club, Arundel Paddle Club, past President of the Kennebunk Rotary Club, past President of the Graves Memorial Library, past Commodore of the Kennebunk River Club, former board member of the Kennebunk, Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce and a Corporator of the Kennebunk Savings Bank. He has also been an active fundraiser for the Kennebunkport Historical Society, Laudholm Farm, Berwick Academy, Holderness School, York County Technical College, Portland Symphony, and the River Tree Arts. Currently, Rick is the Vice President of the Senior Center at Lower Village, an active member of the Kennebunkport Shade Tree Committee, Parson’s Way Committee, and is Kennebunkport’s Tree Warden.
Someone who genuinely enjoys people, Rick is dedicated to helping people solve their Maine Real Estate needs.
Troy Wilkins is a seasoned real estate professional with over 15 years of experience in the southern and mid-coastal Maine real estate markets. He brings a wealth of diverse expertise working across a broad array of property types, classifications and price points ranging from condos, multi-units, townhouses and single-family homes for both buyers and sellers.
As a buyer’s broker, Troy spends time listening to his clients, getting to understand their lifestyles, families, aspirations and tastes. This unique attribute, combined with sharp negotiating skills and a tireless work ethic makes him a top choice for any home buyer whether they be looking for a seasonal escape or a multimillion dollar showplace.
As a sellers broker Troy has is a talented marketing specialist. As such Troy is able to pull the resources of the Sotheby’s together along with his own personal abilities in order to deliver and execute a premier property marketing strategy for all of his clients.
Troy takes pride when helping clients find their dream home. “I take great satisfaction in making the perfect match, listening to my clients, and helping them navigate the market to ensure that they find their dream home”
Raised just outside Rangeley Lakes, ME and Troy has been a lifelong athlete. While basketball is his first-love, in the winter you’ll find him on the Sugarloaf ski slopes and in the summer running local road races. He lives in Portland and counts his favorite haunts as Me Fitness Studio, the Lobster Shack at Two Lights, and the downtown Lululemon store.
Troy belongs to the Maine Association of Realtors, Portland Chamber of Commerce, and volunteers at the Preble Street Resource Center
My interests and hobbies are one and the same – Maine Real Estate. I have renovated 18 homes and lived in them all and In 2003 I built my first new home in Woolwich. My first commercial endeavor was the renovation of the building at 141 Maine Street in Brunswick, the home of Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty. I always think it is the last project but then I see potential and off I go again. As a Maine native from the Bangor area I have an extensive background in Maine Real Estate Management and Sales. I was an Owner/Partner in a leading Mid Coast real estate company from 1988-2006. I have served on the Merry Meeting Board of REALTORS® and as a member of the State and National Boards. I have also been a board member of the Pejepscot Historical Society and the Brunswick Village Review Board. I hold a B.A in Psychology from Smith College and am a past President of the Smith College Club of Maine.
Buying or selling real estate should be one of the most rewarding decisions that we make. As an investor and renovator of his own properties, Ed understands the complexities of a real estate buying/selling process and the importance of finding the right professional to help navigate those complexities.
Spending over 25 years as a corporate banker in the global financial services industry was excellent preparation for a second career in real estate, particularly as an agent for Maine Inn Brokerage (MIB), a unit of Legacy Properties SIR. He learned early on that his client’s interests come first. Understanding a client’s needs and dreams, and matching those to the reality of the real estate market, both financial and aesthetic, is a challenge he is committed to.
A native of the South, avid sailor and former Marine Corps officer, he holds an MBA degree from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Having held various senior management positions in sales and marketing communications, he is a firm believer in giving back to the communities in which we live. He is particularly committed to cultural non-profits that enhance the cultural fabric of the communities where we do business
He is a member of Camden Rotary, a former Trustee of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, a Board Member of Midcoast Habitat for Humanity and a former member of the Board of Overseers for Bay Chamber Concerts.
Ed is eager to show you how his experience and the expert marketing resources of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty combine to assist you with a seamless real estate experience...
Real Estate was a natural choice for me. Having previously worked in interior design, sales, marketing and home staging real estate was a natural transition. I love what I do and am passionate about it! I enjoy meeting new people and am committed to helping find just the right property to fit your needs...
Whether you are looking for a luxury waterfront property, a second home, land to build your dream house, or downsizing, I will find what you want, fulfilling your needs and exceeding your expectations
I have lived in and enjoyed the Camden-Rockport area for 27 years. Sailing, skiing, traveling, gardening, reading and cooking are some of the things I do when I am not house hunting.
I have served on several local boards and committees over the years. This includes the Farnsworth Museum, Lincoln Street Center for the Arts, the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Realtors Giving Back, and the Maine Maritime Museum. I am currently serving on the board of the Camden Garden Club and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport.
I am a member of The Camden Yacht Club and the Megunticook Golf Club in Rockport .
WORK HARD --
GIVE FREELY --
Committed to Creating a Community of Neighbors
Eileen is thrilled to be a part of the Sotheby's International Realty team. After summering in Maine, Eileen moved her family - husband and two school aged children - from New York City to Cape Elizabeth and has never regretted it. Maine is a wonderful place to live and raise children.
Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Eileen was always attracted to the similarities between the two locations and the abundant quality-of -life! She fell in love with the Greater Portland area's rugged beauty, lively City, authentic people, idyllic locations and wonderful homes - from cozy cottages to spectacular waterfront properties, it is a diverse and exciting place to live.
Before moving to Maine, Eileen lived for many years in New York City where she worked in marketing, promotions and event producing. She was the Marketing and Promotions Manager for the Village Voice for a number of years before working as a Theater Director and Large Scale Events Producer.
As a Realtor Eileen is often asked to put her creative eye to good use by helping friends and clients design interiors for staging purposes, or just for contemporary living. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an M.F.A in Theater from Brooklyn College. Let her knowledge of real estate transactions, expertise in marketing and natural creativity benefit you. Eileen will walk you through all the necessary steps in all aspects of home buying and selling.
Eileen is a member of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors, The National Association of Realtors and the Maine Association of Realtors. She is also on the Board of Portland Ovations, a performing arts organization in Portland.
Before moving to Mount Desert Island 30 years ago with her family, Carroll was a real estate agent in Houston, Texas. She was licensed in Maine in 1997 specializing in Mount Desert Island real estate. In 2013, became a part of the Downeast Coastal Property Team at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Carroll has an extensive background in marketing and design, and brings that experience to both her buyer and seller clients in real estate. She also worked for many years in the non-profit world as a fundraiser and public relations professional. Knowledge of her market area, attention to detail, communication with and exceptional service to her clients are Carroll's hallmarks.
Carroll holds the professional real estate designations of ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) and GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute). She is past President of The Acadia Council of REALTORS® and current secretary, a member of the Maine Association of REALTORS®, former board member of the Maine Association of REALTORS® and the Mid Coast Board of REALTORS®, former vestry member of St. Mary and St. Jude Episcopal Church in Northeast Harbor, a trustee of the Mount Desert Island Historical Society and the Westside Food Pantry. She currently serves on the Legislative Committee of the Maine Association of REALTORS® and is a trustee of MARPAC. Carroll was named the Acadia Council's REALTOR® of the Year in 2007 and 2012. She was also awarded the REALTOR® of the Year for the State of Maine in 2012. She has three grown children and ten grandchildren and lives in Somesville with her husband, Tom. Carroll is a passionate gardener, cook and traveler, when time permits.
I've been in real estate for over 20 years. Formerly, I was in Washington, D.C. as legislative assistant to Congressman Stanley Tupper. Working for a congressman and learning to focus on constituents' needs was good training for real estate. This job is less about bricks and mortar and much more about human nature. It is very important to listen carefully to the client's concerns and to work diligently to make the buying or selling experience as smooth as possible. Over the years I've been fortunate to work with wonderful clients.
I have a B.A. History & Government, University of Maine. For fun Ray and I enjoy our annual visits to Sanibel Island in Southwest Florida, and have collected more shells than we know what to do with. We also have great fun as the world's oldest "groupies" following our daughter and son-in-law's appearances with the Don Campbell Band.
Rockport resident Peter knows the coast of Maine from Eastport to Kittery having represented Soundings, Waterway Guide and National Fisherman magazines. A graduate of Boston University’s College of Public Communications he worked for
BBDO offices in New York and Boston and Geer Dubois New York. An active community member Peter currently serves on the Rockport Harbor Committee and Rockport’s Board of Assessment Review. He formerly served as a Northeast Health Care Center Incorporator, Camden YMCA Board Member, Coastal Workshop Board, Megunticook Golf Club Board of Directors and Chair of Membership Committee. Peter previously operated the Margo Moore and Margo’s Market in Damariscotta before committing himself to real estate. Although the world of real estate has its complexities Peter has found immense satisfaction in bringing selling and buying opportunities to happy conclusions. The key to success is “listening” and Peter does listen. When not real estating Peter can be found helping wife Marcy with Margo Moore Interiors in Camden, on the golf course, with an eye to his camera, and puttering around his backyard projects.
<strong>Professional Designations: Accredited Buyer Representative and Green Designation</strong><br />
I grew up in the Boston area and since the age of 5, spent summers at Goose Rocks Beach. I always felt Maine was home for me and in 1982, moved to Kennebunkport as a year round resident. My extensive knowledge of the local area, zoning and current market conditions gives me the leverage I need to serve my clients with the dedication and commitment they need and they deserve to make their real estate business a smooth and successful transaction. I pride myself in honest, straight-forward conversation with all my clients and believe my clients regard and respect that honest and responsive approach.
Community and Professional Involvement: <ul> <li>Kennebunkport Board of Assessors Review</li> <li>Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Service KEMS Board of Director</li> <li>MSAD#71 School Board Director (2005-2008)</li> <li>Facilities Committee Member School District (2008 – 2010)</li> <li>Kennebunkport Selectman (2001-2004)</li> <li>Kennebunkport Budget Board (1997-2001)</li> <li>Save-Our-Beaches (GRB) Executive Committee</li> <li>GRB Parking and Safety Committee</li> <li>Kennebunkport Conservation Trust</li> <li>Arundel Paddle Club</li> <li>Kennebunk Portside Rotary, President 2011-2012</li> <li>York County Board of Realtors</li> <li>National Board of Realtors</li> <li>20+ years experience in the Real Estate Field</li> </ul>
I have 2 grown daughters, Nicole and Valerie, who I am very proud of and excited about their successes. Outside of real estate I share my time with my partner Alan enjoying tennis, paddle tennis, boating, fishing, scuba diving and walking the beach with our new dog, Ray.<br /> <br /> I enjoy working with both sellers and buyers, so whether you are looking to sell your home, purchase a primary home or vacation home, contact me for assistance and guidance through your next real estate journey.
Cindy has worked in real estate for 30 years. She has a through knowledge of the coastal areas and the islands. She has negotiated significant sales for sellers and buyers,has extensive experience in investing in vacation rental properties, working with family lands and land planning.
Education: B.A.Denver University and J.D. law degree Tulane University
Prior experience: Manager Standford Court Hotel San Fransciso, consultant for hotel front desk operations, and Crandall Hanscom and Pease law firm, Rockland, Me.
Activities: Founding board Maine Women's Fund, Georges River Land Trust, Georges Highland Trail, Natural Resources Council of Maine. Cindy loves houses and gardens, her own house has been published many times. Cindy hikes, gardens, and has always had dogs.
I have been actively involved in the Maine Real Estate market for over twenty years. As a Broker, I have achieved record sales prices for clients' Maine Waterfront properties in Kennebunkport, Wells and Cape Elizabeth. I also take particular pride in the challenge of discovering the ultimate coastal residence for my buyer clients.
While representing families, individuals or estates I recognize that living in Maine is indeed a privilege. I serve as a Coach in youth sports, Odyssey of the Mind and was a past board member of River Tree Arts.
I previously worked overseas during a 12 year career as a Deck Officer in the U.S. Merchant Marine and was stationed in Ireland, Scotland, West Africa, Mexico, Canada and the Gulf Coast. Residing in the village of Kennebunkport with my wife Amy and son Colin I founded the Yellow Ribbon Plate Fund that directly benefits Maine National Guard personnel serving overseas and their families here at home.
My family is members of the Kennebunk River Club and Goose Rocks Beach Association. My tennis serve and forehand are usually unreturnable. My backhand still needs work. I designed my own home, I occasionally paint in pastel and have I have also produced a documentary broadcast on PBS.
Originally from New Jersey I began my real estate career in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire 30 years ago. Many aspects of my abilities and training led me to this profession. As one of 6 children in a close-knit family, I developed a strong work ethic early in my life. As a graduate of the Katharine Gibbs School, that work ethic was enhanced by an education that valued attention to detail. This background has provided a strong foundation for working with clients and is of critical importance in a real estate transaction. In addition to holding a NH broker’s license, I worked as a title abstractor and spent several years as a branch manager of a title company.
Our move to Maine is not an uncommon story. I had spent several summers as a child at Popham Beach. After a friend moved to Harpswell, my husband and I began to visit and fell in love with the area and all that Maine had to offer. We made the move and have never had any regrets. We enjoy kayaking and exploring all the coves near our home. Recently we purchased a “DownEast” style boat and hope to explore more of Maine from the water. I am an avid football fan, past golf “fanatic” and enjoy being outdoors. We raised two great sons and now have four grandchildren and look forward to visits with them here in Maine or in Colorado and New Hampshire where they live.
Real estate continues to be a rewarding and satisfying profession. The transition to coastal Maine real estate was a natural for me because the Lakes Region of New Hampshire is also an area of full-time and vacation homes with many waterfront properties. I realize the importance of a relationship built on trust between a broker and a client and strive to achieve that type of a relationship with each and every client. Whether buying or selling, I look forward to assisting you with all your real estate needs.
Janet Stanton Moore has over 30 years of real estate knowledge and experience. In addition to being a top producer in Hancock County she has been a rental agent, licensed appraiser, Designated Broker for Train Properties (1995 - 1998) and owner/manager of Janet Moore Real Estate, LLC from 1999 - 2004. Professional Service is her forte. <br><br> Janet's brokerage success is based primarily on referrals and long-term relationships with clients. "The finest compliment I can ever receive is a referral from clients, business associates, and friends." In 1975, Janet moved to Northeast Harbor, ME from Newton, MA, and never looked back. She left her teaching career to raise a family, and began a career in Real Estate. <br><br> Her passion for Acadia National Park and Mount Desert Island continues to grow. Janet is committed to her community having served on several local boards and committees. She is currently serving on the Board of the Seal Harbor Library and the Mount Desert Nursing Association. She is a member of the UCC Church of Seal Harbor, Seal Harbor Yacht Club, Kinfolk Paddle Tennis, and The Causeway Club. Janet co-owns Summer House Cottage Rentals, LLC with Linda Savage and Carroll Fernald.<br><br> In today's global market, the client benefits by an agent who works for you with foresight, and integrity. Whether working for a buyer client or seller client, Janet brings hard work, due diligence, and unparalled value to the transaction. Her Professional Real Estate Designations include: ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative), CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), and GRI (Graduate REALTOR Institute). Janet's interests include gardening, reading, travel, tennis and boating. Her grown sons, Ben and Chris, reside in Northeast Harbor.
As a Maine native, I have lived in several coastal communities. I now
live in Yarmouth with my husband and two children. Over the years I
have developed a personal understanding of many schools, communities
and their range of offerings.
Sharing my local expertise and connections is a vital to my clients
and contributes to their ability to make informed decisions.
Prior to my career in real estate, I worked for a reinsurance company
marketing and implementing products across the United States. I left
that career with the start of my family- which also allowed me to
follow my other loves - photography and real estate!
My husband Drew & I decided to move back to Yarmouth in 1997- the town
in which we had both spent part of our childhoods. We love it here! After our
experiences living in New York and Virginia, we decided the quality of
life we wanted included being able to access the beauty and community
Living in Maine
Daily walks around the islands, short drives to the ski slopes,
watching my daughter ride horseback and easy access to the water - I
enjoy it all! When I am not here, I can be found kayaking, coaching
basketball, knee boarding, hiking or swimming with my friends and
Mary Washington College, Virginia
Falmouth High School, Falmouth ME
Charlene brings a unique blend of sales, marketing and consulting skills to Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty. As a former executive for high tech companies from the east coast to Silicon Valley, her experience gives her a definite edge when it comes to leveraging technology on behalf of her clients. She is a creative thinker and problem solver, with excellent organizational, analytical, and communication skills. Her clients find her strong negotiation skills are invaluable in reaching a satisfactory outcome in their transactions.<br><br>
From early on, Charlene has had a passion for real estate and has purchased and renovated several properties. In 2009, she decided to pursue her interest full-time. After joining and then managing a local real estate franchise, she joined Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty in 2012. She has experience in both residential and commercial real estate.<br><br>
Charlene has traveled extensively with her career, both around the world and also throughout the state of Maine. Her knowledge of Maine areas, such as Rangeley Lakes, Moosehead Lake, and the Mid-Coast/Downeast area lets her advise clients looking for a particular lifestyle and help them find the perfect property and location. Charlene currently lives in Augusta, the state capital, which provides great access to all these areas as well as the Belgrade Lakes and other communities in Central Maine. Active in her local community, she was most recently on the Maine Technology Institute IT Board, currently serves as a trustee and Treasurer for the Greater Augusta Utilities District, and is a director on the Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors.<br><br>
Formerly from the mid-Hudson Valley in NY, she moved to Maine in 1980. She received a B.S. in Forest Biology from Syracuse University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Maine at Orono. She has 3 children – 2 sons who are in Augusta and a daughter in Gisborne, New Zealand.<br><br>
I found Charlene Hamiwka quite by accident while looking on the Internet at properties on the coast of Maine. Thank goodness I emailed her for some information on one of the listings because it was the beginning of a relationship which culminated (after six months and over 100 properties) in our finding exactly the house of our dreams. When we began we really weren't sure what the object of our search was. We had spent 25 years camping and hiking in Maine but really had very little hard information about land ownership in the coastal areas. We currently live in Massachusetts so our search began from a distance and through the Internet. We also made six trips and at last are the pleased owners of a property which is perfectly suited to us, thanks to Charlene. This is what she provided to us:<br><br>
1) She took the time to provide us with a crash course in real estate hunting including suggested areas for concentration, local regulations, cultural specialties of each locale and the advantages and disadvantages of various situations.<br> 2) I would email her with a long list of mls numbers for houses I had selected on the Internet. Charlene reviewed each and sent her comments and observations. When we couldn't check them out ourselves immediately she often was able to visit herself and send us photos.<br> 3) On several trips we would meet for visits all arranged by Charlene in which she would spend the entire day with us driving from property to property all the while thoroughly exploring and evaluating the pros and cons.<br> 4) Charlene actually represented us in a few preliminary negotiations prior to our final sale. She always was on the lookout for our interests and worked with us by offering her suggestions and advice. We felt that we were approaching the project as a team.<br> 5) Because the search extended over a long period of time I was particularly grateful for the rapidity of her email replies. Even though I know that she was busy, she somehow found the time to make me feel that our search was important to her and that she was even enjoying it herself.<br> 6) Once we were in the final negotiations she was thorough and looking out for interests in every detail.<br><br>
In short, from our experience with Charlene Hamiwka I highly recommend her as a real estate agent. Her honesty, integrity, diligence and patience are qualities which are particularly prized these days and to top it off her good humor made the entire adventure of finding a new home actually fun.<br><br>
I am excited to be a part of Legacy Properties, Sotheby’s International Realty and to be working with clients throughout the Portland area. My undergraduate education in Social Psychology, my Ph.D. in Sociology and my experience in construction and renovation work, provide a solid basis for listening, analyzing and assisting buyers and sellers with their ideas as well as their concerns.
In those less hectic moments, I love spending my time hiking, snow shoeing, swimming or on the Casco Bay with my Labrador Retrievers and, of course, with my husband too!
With more than 30 years of experience as a former owner/operator of a 60-unit waterfront motel in Midcoast Maine and as a hospitality consultant with clients in New York, Florida and the West Indies, John has more hands on experience in the hospitality industry than most in his field. For the last several years John has focused on facilitating sales of hospitality properties representing buyers, sellers, banks and limited partnerships.
His years of industry experience as an owner and consultant adds a unique perspective to help the deals such as Boatyards, Golf courses, motels and restaurants all come to a closing. John is a licensed Broker in Maine, currently a Hospitality specialist for Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty and has studied at State University of New York and NYU's Stern School of Business focusing on the Hospitality sector. He is also a member of the Maine Innkeepers Association, the Maine Real Estate and Development Association (MEREDA) and the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors.
Peter has an extensive business background and, in addition to currently being a Principal in several Maine based ventures, has held titles with several regional and international corporations. Peter also has an extensive operations, management and commercial leasing background, and his expertise has led to successful negotiations for his clients in many facets of the commercial arena, including lease and lease/purchase deals, hospitality and other business sales, bank REO workouts, and business consultation along with John McCarthy.
Peter is a licensed Broker in Maine and has hosted numerous commercial real estate related seminars and has spoken at national round table events. He is the former Director of the Commercial division of an ERA franchise, and a past board member of the ERA Franchise systems Commercial Investment Network, and is a member of the Maine Commercial Association of Realtors.
A resident of Falmouth, Peter has owned and developed businesses and commercial real estate for many years, and is honored to participate in the launch of the Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty Commercial team!
I am a resident of Harpswell and an ardent supporter of all Maine Real Estate has to offer. My wife and I have immersed ourselves in the Maine lifestyle and have never regretted the decision to make this our permanent home. We take full advantage of the rugged Maine coast, sailing a classic mahogany sloop out of the Orr’s-Bailey Yacht Club. As members of the Midcoast Triathlon Club in Brunswick, we also get in our share of swimming, cycling and running. My education includes a BBA in Marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and an MBA with a concentration in Financial Services from Boston University. I have owned a successful shipping business in Massachusetts for nearly 15 years. Being a business owner has taught me that having a successful long term relationship with a client is more valuable than any single deal. I am committed to bringing the highest level of professionalism to the industry. I look forward to working with you to find your perfect Maine property.
Born and raised in Weston, MA, I have spent every summer of my life in Maine both in Belgrade Lakes and Kennebunkport. In 1998, I made Maine my permanent residence and have never looked back! Earning a BA from Middlebury College, VT and an MBA from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France, I have lived and worked in seven cities on three continents around the world including Montreal, Fontainebleau, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. My goal is to bring the world to your doorstep, combining the local knowledge of a Southern Maine Resident with the quality service and global outlook of an international life. I have been selected as part of ‘Unique Homes Elite, the Best of the Best in Luxury Real Estate’ for the past five years, am a Certified International Property Specialist an Accredited Buyer Representative and a Resort and Second Home Specialist. I am an elected Director of FIABCI-USA, the International Real Estate Federation, a position that I hold with great pride which connects me regularly with Real Estate professionals around the world.
Pastimes include skiing (heli-skiing!), golf, tennis, paddle tennis, kayaking, the gym, the beach, good coffee, red wine, travel, a 1958 356A, and my yellow lab. I have a passion for people and fun and strive to make your real estate experience the best it can be. I am a member and former Board Member of the Webhannet Golf Club and the K.B.I.A. (Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association) and am also a member of the Edgcomb Tennis Club, the Arundel Yacht Club and the Eagle Rock Yacht Club. I love working with both buyers and sellers from around the globe and pride myself in quality work. I look forward to opening new doors together, showing you the best of the best in this gorgeous state, and to finding YOUR perfect home!
I have always been a New Englander; growing up in Fairfield County, Connecticut; spending the summers of my youth in New Hampshire on Lake Winnipesaukee and Lake Ossipee; my first post-college job on Squam Lake as a teacher/naturalist; living now with my wife in Falmouth, Maine. I traveled a bit along the way; graduated college in Pennsylvania with a B.S. in Environmental Science and Resource Management from Lehigh University; manager of western operations for an international hydrogeological consulting firm, a job that took me to 39 states over nine years. Even after living for a while in the beautiful Rocky Mountains my heart was still in New England; and I eventually settled on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee where I founded, owned, and operated three resort gift and apparel shops for twenty years. I served on the board of corporators for my local bank as well as on the boards of the water and sewer commissions, planning board, merchants association, and chamber of commerce. <br>
Customer service, attention to detail, and community service were major reasons for my success in retail; the very same practices that allowed a natural transition into real estate sales and investment. I obtained both my Maine and New Hampshire real estate licenses in 2004, but now limit my practice to Maine. My wife and I along with our Welsh Corgi enjoy our vacation homes on Bear Island on Lake Winnipesaukee, Sugarloaf, and down east in a working harbor in Frenchman Bay that time forgot. When we are not tending our bees we boat on the lake, sail with friends on the bay, attempt to hold our own at 6-wicket croquet, and are parents, grandparents, and in-laws to a blended family living 16 times zones apart.<br>
I work closely with my clients, listening always, appreciating lifestyles and time frames and then artfully structuring a plan to market a property for a seller or identify the perfect home for a buyer. Primary homes, vacation homes, oceanfront, lakefront, mountaintop; I go wherever extraordinary properties and extraordinary lives come together.
George C. Ballantyne, a 30-year real estate industry veteran, served the
Sotheby’s International Realty® brand as senior vice president, distinguished
markets. He acted as liaison between the Sotheby’s Auction House and the
Sotheby’s International Realty brand, overseeing referrals and synergies
between the two. He has been responsible for providing client level services to
affiliates in nine states where licensed. In all other markets, he has served as a resource on pricing, negotiating and marketing.
In this role he was responsible for implementing a Distinguished Properties
Learning platform for high net worth Sotheby's International Realty clients
He joined the Sotheby's International Realty brand in 1978 as senior vice
president to establish an affiliate network in the Mid-Atlantic and Tri-state
regions, New England, the Midwest and Eastern Canada. In this role, he
participated in the first on-premises sale of contents by Sotheby's Fine Arts and
real estate by the Sotheby's International Realty brand.
Between 1978 and 2004, he participated in the listing and negotiation of more
than 2,000 luxury residential properties.
His notable sales include: The “Anchorage” in Seal Harbor, Maine, property
of former Governor Rockefeller; “Skylands” in Seal Harbor, Maine, purchased
by Martha Stewart; “The Olson House” in Cushing, Maine, made famous by
Andrew Wyeth in “Christina’s World”; the Berkshire Property of Nat King Cole;
the Litchfield County residence of Erich Segal, author of “Love Story”; and the
Edgartown property of Peter Sharp, former owner of the Carlyle Hotel in New
From 1975 to 1978, he worked for Citibank’s Financial Management division in
New York, responsible for serving high net worth clients’ banking needs. During
his tenure there, he introduced a concept of fine arts as collateral for demand
loans. This concept became the foundation of Sotheby's Financial Services.
Ballantyne began his career in 1971 with working with the director of the Detroit
Institute of Arts, responsible for cataloguing the Tannehill Collection of French
impressionist paintings and drawings.
He earned his bachelor’s degree from The College Wooster, Ohio, and
his master's degree in architectural history from Columbia University, N.Y.
Ballantyne also earned a master’s in business administration from Boston
Licensed in six states [Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode
Island and Connecticut]. Ballantyne’s focus is on delivering top-tier expertise and
professionalism to luxury residential buyers and sellers.
I grew up in Cape Elizabeth Maine, graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a degree in Speech Pathology and moved to Boston upon graduation to explore other opportunities. I joined R.M. Bradley in the commercial division, became licensed and worked as a site selector for a company specializing in finding sites for franchises around New England. I then joined the Stride Rite Corporation real estate division and choreographed their move to a new corporate headquarters in Cambridge. It seemed appropriate to move into residential sales in Cambridge which I did for the next 8 years. Maine beckoned in 1994 and I joined Coldwell Banker as Relocation Director and built a successful department working with many corporate clients to assist their employees arriving or departing the area. I have an appreciation for both urban living and the slower pace of living in southern Maine.
I have been a board member of Casco Bay Sunrise Rotary since 1995 participating in many local and international projects. I was a corporator for the Sweetser School involved in fundraising to support their excellent programs for a number of years.
Interests include travel, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, golf, theater, Maine Real Estate and adding to my antique globe collection!
I was born in Camden, which makes me officially a "native" and have lived in the area most of my life. I attended local schools and college in Maine before moving out West to ski for a few years. As much as I loved it, I realized that Camden, with all it has to offer was where I wanted to be. Since then, I'm constantly rediscovering all the natural beauty in this area and still revel in the fact I can walk into the local market and everyone knows my name. I met my husband about the same time as I started my real estate career, and have been selling real estate for the last 16 years. We have bought, renovated and sold houses, and are always looking for another project. I live in Lincolnville with my husband and daughter, and if I'm not in the office, I'm sailing on Penobscot Bay looking for the perfect anchorage, hiking the Camden Hills or swimming in Megunticook Lake. I'm a member of the community board of REALTORS®, the Camden YMCA and the Camden Yacht Club. I work with both Buyers and Sellers looking to buy or sell midcoast Maine Real Estate, and I wouldn't want to be doing anything else.
Born and raised on the island of Islesboro, some 2 ½ miles from the mainland, I grew up exposed to the complexities and isolation of island living. For those who do not know our island community, it is located in Penobscot Bay, a twenty-minute ferry ride from Lincolnville Beach in one of the premier boating areas on the Atlantic coast. Dark Harbor, on the southern end of Islesboro, is dotted with fine Shingle Style summer cottages and elsewhere there are antique Capes, saltwater farms and contemporary homes, all full of the many wonderful and diverse people that I know or have known. My family owned a large General Store there, which I bought and operated for many years and experienced meeting people of varying backgrounds and personalities. I graduated from the University of Maine and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, prior to serving in the US Army, and became a licensed Broker in 1961. For 48 years I have sold Land (waterfront and inland), Estate Properties, Islands, and a wide variety of Residential Homes and Commercial Real Estate. My wife Diane and I live on the island in a converted 1872 Post and Beam Barn and enjoy cruising the area in our 36’ Jarvis Newman Picnic boat with our children, grandchildren and friends. Let me help you, both Buyers and Sellers, in and about the Penobscot Bay area, to either purchase or sell a property. Experience counts!
The Maine Inn Brokerage Team is devoted exclusively to the buying and selling of Inn/B&B properties throughout the state of Maine. Ed Mitchell from the Camden office who has over 20 years of marketing, communication and sales skills; Rick Griffin in the Kennebunk office who has over 22 years of Inn ownership experience and 9 years of real estate sales experience; Lois Lengyel who has background in residential real estate along with extensive experience in the hospitality industry and resort property management; and John McCarthy who has more than 30 years of experience as a former owner/operator of a 60-unit waterfront motel in Midcoast Maine and as a hospitality consultant with clients in New York, Florida and the West Indies.
Experience, professionalism and confidentiality are the Team's key components in providing the highest level of service to both our buyer and seller clients.
The “Team” approach provides Maine Inn Brokerage with the distinctive ability to provide the utmost services to Maine’s Inn/B&B sales market, and allows us to make the following commitment to each client:
“We will confidentially represent only you, advise only you, negotiate only for you, and totally advocate on your behalf. The listing broker and the buyer’s broker will represent their respective clients independently,
while working toward a mutually satisfying outcome for all.”
Christina offers professional guidance and service, facilitating her buyers and sellers in making informed decisions. Christina has lived in Maine since 1995. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, she spent 20 years owning and operating travel agencies. She is a world traveler, food and wine enthusiast, and continues to lead tours to Tuscany. She is a member of the Mid Coast Board of Realtors®, a past board member of the SPCA of Hancock County, and a committee member of Friends of MERI, (Marine Environmental Research Institute), located in Blue Hill. Christina enjoys all of the seasonal activities that Maine offers. She welcomes the opportunity to share her local knowledge and experience with her prospective clients.