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 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.
Lucy grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and Cumberland Island, Georgia. She attended The Garrison Forest School and later The Evergreen College and the Maine Photo Workshops. Her summers were spent with family on Ram Island Farm in Cape Elizabeth and Prout’s Neck.
Thirty years ago she settled in Portland. Her children attended Waynflete School where her youngest is a senior. The other two chose Maine colleges, Bates and University of Maine.
Lucy is passionate and knowledgeable about houses. She has bought, sold and renovated 10 of her own. Lucy excels in working with families to find the ideal ‘nest’, whether they are down sizing, moving to town, out of town or looking for the perfect summer home.
Her time is spent in the West End of Portland, Prout’s Neck and Sugarloaf. Important in her life are her children, old houses, sailing, tennis, skiing and now Pickle Ball! She is very involved in Waynflete and is presently on the board of Maine Preservation.
Lucy is especially good at listening to her clients and finding the right match in a home. She is fun to work with!
Pat’s career in real estate began within days of her arrival in Maine from California. She accepted the challenge of building a now-flourishing rentals business for a local real estate agency, then moved on to selling real estate on a full-time basis. Pat has lived in many different areas of the country-up and down the entire East Coast from Maine to Florida, over to South Texas, and out to Southern California. She brought with her experience in international procurement for the steel fabrication, automotive manufacturing and appliance manufacturing industries. This latest move to Maine was a welcome decision to join family and friends and finally put down roots on “the rockbound coast of Maine”.
As a result of a background in business start-ups and turn-arounds, Pat brings to the practice of real estate considerable expertise in problem-solving and crisis management. And, since over the years she has picked up and moved wherever she was needed, she came to the profession fully versed in the intricacies of selling her own properties, buying new ones and learning the ropes in new parts of the country. She’s an “expert” in relocating herself and, as a result, is a reliable resource on relocation for her clients.
Pat’s hobbies include residential renovations, interior design and participation in local government. She lives with her husband on Bailey Island, Town of Harpswell, in Mid-Coast Maine.
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.<br> 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.<br> 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.
The Maine Inn Brokerage Team is devoted exclusively to the buying and selling of Inn/B&B properties throughout the state of Maine. Lois Lengyel who has background in residential real estate along with extensive experience in the hospitality industry and resort property management; Peter Therriault who has an extensive business and commercial real estate background; 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.”
Whitney brings business experience and a background in law to her real estate career. She works with clients to find the perfect property, whether it is a house, condominium, land or an investment opportunity. She is knowledgeable, dedicated and thoroughly enjoys her real estate practice.
Originally from New Canaan, Connecticut, Whitney spent summers with a large extended family on Conway Lake in New Hampshire. Frequent trips hiking in the White Mountains and visiting family in Small Point, Maine were highlights of many summers.
A graduate of Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut, Whitney earned her BA from Boston University. She graduated from the Institute for Paralegal Training in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Portland in 1976 where she worked for a number of years as a litigation paralegal with a Portland law firm. There she honed her considerable negotiating skills which have proven valuable in her real estate practice.
Whitney and her husband, Chuck, raised two wonderful children in Danforth Cove, South Portland. Summer weekends were spent at an island cottage in Casco Bay that proved a welcome retreat from Chuck’s busy law practice and Whitney’s numerous commitments. As a family they enjoyed boating, fishing, clamming, biking and exploring the islands.
Community service has always been an important part of Whitney’s life. She served on the Westover School Alumnae Board of Governors, the Cheverus High School Board of Trustees and has chaired fundraisers for Waynflete School and volunteered for many non-profit organizations. She is a member of the Portland Board of Realtors, the Maine Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
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
Living on the coast of Maine is an essential ingredient of life for me.
As a native of Bar Harbor, the changing ocean, the changing seasons and the energy and excitement that summer brings to the coast of Maine have forever been a part of my life. Work for me has always involved the service industry in one capacity or another; from banking to yachting to restaurant and hotel management, and now real estate and property management. I take pride in being of service and helping people find enjoyment in their lives.
After earning my degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, the allure of a sunny California lifestyle led me to accept an offer from the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Later, an exciting opportunity came my way to work for Bob and Dolores Hope, where I spent 12 fascinating years working and traveling with the Hope family as personal aide to Mr. Hope, and estate manager of their magnificent homes.
When the start of 2010 presented the chance for me to manage and convert a landmark property on the mid-coast, I knew it was time for me and my young family to come home to Maine. Since then, I’ve been working and embracing life here in Camden, where private property management and real estate activities keep me busy and rewarded.
Free time often finds me on, or near the ocean. While on the West Coast, as the proud owner and sailor of a Pacific Seacraft Dana 24, I was an active member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey. Now, with my daughter away at Syracuse University, my extra hours are filled with power boating on Penobscot Bay and enjoying the company of my young my son, Cole and all the activities we participate in as members of our local Cub Scout Pack.
I welcome the opportunity to assist you with your real estate needs. I will commit myself to work with you to make the important process of buying or selling property as seamless and rewarding as possible. Let me help you find enjoyment here in the mid-coast.
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.
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.
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 a Real Estate Broker, a member of the Greater Portland Board of REALTORS® and the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.
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> *********** Client testimonial:<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 grew up in Camden, I moved here with my family in 1975. I've spent most of my lifetime in Camden and the surrounding area which gives me a local knowledge of the mid-coast that helps provide an excellent real estate experience for my clients. Hard work and a commitment to providing outstanding service are the foundation of how I operate.
One of the things I enjoy most about my job is meeting new people and introducing them the many aspects of Maine that make it so special. I don't take myself too seriously, and I have a good sense of humor. I also know that every real estate transaction is unique and I'll work closely with clients to ensure that their goals are met. I have an extensive knowledge of the process which I share with buyers and sellers throughout in order to make things as smooth as possible.
I graduated from Camden-Rockport High School, Davidson College, and Wake Forest University Graduate School of Management where I earned an MBA with distinction in marketing and entrepreneurship. In addition to real estate, I've worked throughout the United States in sales and marketing positions with General Electric, Maine Coast Heritage Trust, ALK Technologies, and Improvenow.com, an Internet start-up company based in Camden. I've been a top producer throughout my time in real estate.
When I'm not working, I'm spending time with my family and friends. I'm an avid golfer, skier, and fly fisherman. I currently serve on the Board of Directors of the Georges River chapter of Trout Unlimited, and I'm the President of the Mid-Coast Board of Realtors®. My wife Moon and I live in Camden with our daughters Isabella and Sophia. Living in Maine is an amazing privilege and I can't imagine raising a family anywhere else.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
I have been a resident of Maine for over 30 years, after spending my youth in New York and 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 as a supporter of Sail Maine. I have completed my second annual lecture series in March of 2013 in order to continue fund raising for the Sail Maine program. Additionally, I am an active participant in my local community, enjoying all that Bath, named Maine’s “cool little city” has to offer. The Bath Freight Shed Alliance, Fields for our Future and Maine’s First Ship are not only worthy groups to support they bring enjoyment to all who become involved with the dynamic people who form them. It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to be a part of all three.
My love of travel and my enthusiasm for sailing have led me to form a partnership with a Sotheby’s International Realty colleague in Miami. Between us we have a strong connection to the world of yachting and this collaboration has brought us to a variety of events where we promote luxury waterfront and marine related properties from Maine to Miami. Whether it is at boat shows, mega yacht charter shows, sailing regattas or at Art Basel, we are there to present all that Sotheby’s International Realty has to offer in distinctive homes. In conjunction with this I am also a member of FIABCI, the international federation of real estate brokers which allows me to take advantage of my traveling to connect with brokers all over the world.
It was my love of Maine and of rehabilitating homes which led me into real estate. I am currently renovating yet another home and enjoy the hunt for these abandoned treasures which just need a little TLC to bring them back to life. Prior to real estate I worked in the health care field including working for Harvard in the Commonwealth Research Evaluation Unit at DMH, and at state prisons and inpatient psychiatric units. 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 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 look forward to working with you!
I live with my husband Tom in the West End of Portland where our three children, son-in-law, and friends gather frequently. After living in Manhattan, San Juan, Baltimore, New Orleans, and Boston I came to Portland 30 years ago and have loved this city increasingly since then. We raised our children spending summers on Southport Island and winter weekends at Sugarloaf. We are fortunate to have wonderful friends and strong ties in all three communities. As a parent I have guided my children through Waynflete School, Carrabassett Valley Academy, St. Paul’s School, Trinity and Bates Colleges, and Maine Law. I have a great appreciation for the importance of local schools and community in a young family’s search for a home.
My earliest experiences in real estate took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico where I worked with my family’s realty agency. Throughout high school, college and beyond, I assisted with the marketing and selling of new luxury construction projects across the island. After buying and selling a multitude of properties myself, I became licensed in Maine to assist others in their real estate ventures.
I have taught Spanish at Waynflete School for 11 years and have worked in Maine’s legal community as a Spanish language interpreter and translator. These experiences have instilled in me a high regard for professionalism and attention to detail. I have been involved in many area non-profit organizations, social clubs, and school and community associations. I hold a BA in Russian Studies from Boston University and an MA in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of New Hampshire. My professional affiliations have included the American Translators Association, the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators, the Portland Board of Realtors, the Maine Board of Realtors, and the Maine Listing Service.
At the heart of my professional life is my love of working with people. I establish and maintain an open and effective rapport with my clients until we are all certain that they have found the perfect property. I thoroughly enjoy my profession, imparting my enthusiasm and expertise throughout each process.
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.
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.
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... </br><br> 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 </br><br> 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.</br><br> 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. </br><br> I am a member of The Camden Yacht Club and the Megunticook Golf Club in Rockport .</br><br> WORK HARD -- GIVE FREELY -- LAUGH OFTEN midcoastmaineluxuryproperty.com
Committed to Creating a Community of Neighbors
Tim has been involved in the real estate industry since 1985. Initially as an entrepreneur in building and developing, his background has given him a very unique skill set and a thorough understanding of all aspects related to buying and selling properties. With Almost 30 years in the industry, Tim’s experience is now focused on benefiting clients who’s properties demand special attention or a certain level of creativity. Tim has great satisfaction in representing both buyers and sellers, especially in challenging situations.
While Tim’s experience is diverse in all price point markets, he prides himself on specializing in waterfront properties that are often complex by nature. He has a keen knowledge of shoreland regulations, and maintains a real pulse on the luxury market. Plus, his love for boating and affinity/knowledge of Casco Bay adds an element that his clients respond to.
Tim currently lives in his hometown of Cumberland and while he considers himself a Mainer, he has lived half his life between Westchester County, New York and various towns in the Greater Portland area. He has three daughters that also have a strong connection to the water and they spend much of their free time sailing on their boat appropriately named “Outnumbered”.
Kate grew up in Fairfield County, Connecticut and attended both private and public schools throughout New England. While living in Weston, Connecticut she brought up two children and worked as an international toy buyer for a concern in New Canaan, Connecticut, and was privileged to travel the world looking for the perfect toys. Eventually she worked in the commercial film industry and worked on both sides of the cameras. Her career has also included working as a food editor for a national publishing company. In 1988 she accepted an invitation to visit a small hotel in Port Clyde, and realized that Maine was a place she had been looking for since childhood. Maine provided her with an aesthetic and life style that fulfilled her need for a simple yet beautiful life. While living in Maine she fell in love with the architecture of the New England coast and has now been in the real estate industry providing service to both buyers and sellers.
Born a fifth generation Houstonian, I was later raised on Mount Desert Island, Maine; a coastal upbringing that has greatly shaped who I have become. Summers sailing the coast of Maine led to a collegiate interest in marine biology (I have a B.S. in Biology from the University of Connecticut), and a wonderful twist of fate led me to a career as the first mate and chef on a private sailing yacht. This experience not only introduced me to my husband, but also led me to a great number of incredible opportunities and precious memories, among them living on the Istrian peninsula of Croatia, winters spent cruising the West Indies, and sailing across the Atlantic Ocean with stops in the Canary and Cape Verde Island chains.
Business opportunities eventually lured us back to our favorite of coastlines to settle down, and we moved from ship to shore in Southwest Harbor, a community that we are honored to be a part of. We have two daughters (Lily-6, and Violet-3), a cat named Goose, a dog named Olive, and too many chickens to list by name (although I can assure you our girls could do it). Mount Desert Island gives us so many amazing opportunities for outdoor activities, and in our free time our family is often hiking, swimming, exploring new coves in our converted Navy whaleboat and exploring the solitude of the park and surrounding areas in the off seasons. I also love to garden, cook and am an avid tennis and platform tennis player.
I am a member of the Pemetic Elementary, Mt. Desert Island High School and AOS 91 district school boards, a board member of the Causeway Club, a volunteer for the Westside Food Pantry, and a member of the Southwest Harbor Conservation Commission, an organization dedicated to protecting and maintaining our town’s natural landscapes.
While abroad I began a search for personal real estate that initiated my keen interest in the profession (we closed on our first house almost exactly on the halfway mark between our cross-Atlantic waypoints!), and I am thrilled to be bringing it to fruition by teaming up with my very knowledgeable and successful mother Carroll Fernald here at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. As a new member of the Downeast Coastal Property Team, I am very excited to showcase the area I love while making meaningful connections with potential and realized clients. I look forward to working with you!
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.
Professional Designations: Accredited Buyer Representative and Green Designation
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:
- Kennebunkport Board of Assessors Review
- Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Service KEMS Board of Director
- MSAD#71 School Board Director (2005-2008)
- Facilities Committee Member School District (2008 – 2010)
- Kennebunkport Selectman (2001-2004)
- Kennebunkport Budget Board (1997-2001)
- Save-Our-Beaches (GRB) Executive Committee
- GRB Parking and Safety Committee
- Kennebunkport Conservation Trust
- Arundel Paddle Club
- Kennebunk Portside Rotary, President 2011-2012
- York County Board of Realtors
- National Board of Realtors
- 20+ years experience in the Real Estate Field
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 enjoy tennis, paddle tennis, boating, fishing, scuba diving and walking the beach with my dog, Ray.
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.
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.
Jane has a BS in Business Administration and 25 years of technical, management, and leadership experience working for a Fortune 100 organization in Portsmouth NH.
Jane's love and knowledge of southern Maine's and NH's coast, combined with her professional and customer service experience in the fast-paced corporate environment, have contributed to her great success as a Realtor.
Commitment to excellence is the cornerstone of Jane's success. Jane provides her Clients with the best of.....
* Buyer Services
* Seller Services
* Competitive Market Analysis (CMA)
* Professional Staging Advice
* Professional Photography and Video Services
* Data Analysis and Reporting
* Internet Marketing Services
* Contract Negotiations
* Communication, communication, communication
Jane is known for her accessibility. It is never too late or too early to contact her for answers to real estate questions.
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
Jessica loves living in Maine! She cannot imagine a better job than helping people to buy and sell homes in this beautiful state. Jessica grew up in Mobile, Alabama in a household of brokers where dinnertime conversations were about property values, “deals” and the true art of taking care of clients. Jessica has lived in Georgia, Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri and moved with her husband to the Greater Portland Area from Boulder Colorado in 2000. Jessica quickly became active in the community as a mother of three, real estate broker and yoga instructor. Currently Jessica lives with her family in the Shore Acres neighborhood of Cape Elizabeth. Work ethic, integrity and honesty are traits that many people attribute to Jessica.
Jessica worked for several years in Kansas City and came to found and run her own advertising agency, JPM in Boulder Colorado. This experience not only honed her marketing skills, but also her keen visual sensibilities. In addition, Jessica channeled her natural creativity into staging homes for several years, helping to get properties ‘show ready.’ Today she brings that experience to all her listings. Jessica always adds a special touch to properties, and knows how to bring out their best qualities.
Jessica studied business and art history at Tulane University in New Orleans and holds a B.A. in Art History. Jessica’s undergraduate studies exposed her to a love of architecture, which she has translated into the business of selling homes. Jessica is a member of the Greater Portland Board of Realtors®, The National Association of Realtors® and Maine Association of Realtors®.
Jim Nadeau has over 20 years experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Nadeau, began his profession as an estate agent for a well known real estate firm in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, BWI. Known for its private banking, real estate transactions in the Cayman Islands often involved high net worth individuals seeking privacy, discretion and professional service beyond the normal brokerage transaction – including off-shore corporate set-up, attaining residency status and international banking.
After 3 ½ years of living & working offshore, Jim returned to his home in Maine where he set up a real estate holding company to make real estate investments and develop select properties. Nadeau learned the uniform standards of real estate appraisal; managed sales for a custom timber frame manufacturer that created high-end home packages built in the field by professional builders across the nation; and, for several years he was employed as a marketing director & land use consultant for a regional land developer in southern Maine – specializing in coastal water front and water view residential properties.
Today, in addition to his marketing, construction, land use and development experience, Jim Nadeau is a licensed REALTOR® in Maine & New Hampshire. He also manages several million dollars in residential & commercial real estate and has garnered years of experience working with a variety of real estate enterprises including lawyers, private property owners, developers, accountants, real estate agents, banks and engineering firms connected to the real estate field.
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.
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 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.
I am a second generation real estate broker whose experience goes back to answering the phones in my father’s real estate agency while still in high school. In college I worked for a real estate developer in Portland restoring the corner of Cumberland and High Streets. I started out on the construction side of the business but after earning the nickname “woodbutcher” it was decided that my talents would be better put to use working in the office as the purchasing agent and property manager. It didn't hurt that I was the only one in the company who could operate an Osborne Computer.
After graduation from the University of Southern Maine I spent the next 15 years in public service at a non-profit legal services organization in Augusta and left after being the Deputy Director for 2 years. I spent so much time commuting and traveling the state that I didn’t get to enjoy living in a small town the way I had intended. I have been active in community affairs at the local and state level having served on the Board of Directors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Town of Damariscotta’s Charter Commission, the Maine Advisory Panel for the Education of Children with Disabilities, and was appointed by the governor's office to the Department of Health and Human Services Reorganization Committee. I am the President-Elect of the Lincoln County Board of Realtors and on the Board of Directors of the Maine Association of Realtors.
I love being on the water either in a kayak, a sailboat or a motorboat on Damariscotta Lake and cruising around the islands on and near the Damariscotta River. I currently live in the village of Damariscotta Mills with my wife and can be seen being pulled through the neighborhood by my two dogs. I have a daughter who works in D.C. and a son in the United States Navy who is somewhere on or under the Pacific Ocean.
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 moved to Maine in the 90’s from the Virgin Islands and fell in love with all that Maine has to offer. I’ve since found many similarities between Coastal Maine and Caribbean living and now call Maine home, with my wife, daughter and our Bernese Mountain Dog Stella. In my spare time I enjoy golfing, fishing, paddle board surfing, downhill skiing and spending time with family and friends. I am a member of Cape Neddick Country Club, York County Council of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.
My Real Estate career began well over 10 years ago as a Certified Real Estate Appraiser, a license I still hold in addition to being a Realtor. As a Realtor with an appraisal background, I'm accustomed to determining price points for property and also familiar with the various market dynamics. My experience as an appraiser has provided me a thorough understanding of the current market place and also the ability to provide clients an exceptional service with respect to the pricing of their property and the negotiating of offers on both the buying or selling end of transactions. It's my belief that local knowledge and expertise count today more than ever when purchasing or selling Maine Real Estate.
I take great pride when representing either sellers or buyers, so whether you’re looking to sell or purchase property, please don’t hesitate contacting me for guidance to ensure achievement of your Real Estate goals.
From the initial introduction to our closing - Skanlon was the consummate real estate professional. He took great care to understand what type of property we were interested in purchasing and did not waste our time with tours of inappropriate homes.
Skanlon was so spot on with the right house for us that we ended up buying the second one that he had us walk through.
During negotiations Skanlon skillfully and calmly helped both the buyer and seller reach a fair and reasonable deal. His overall demeanor minimized the stress inherent in any real estate transaction.
We were so pleased with Skanlon's work that we recommended him to close friends from our hometown. They ended up using him to buy a second home only a few miles from us in York.
I worked with Skanlon through the purchase of my new home. Skanlon brings a unique skillset to the table with his prior years of experience as an appraiser. Particularly in the current market these skills really came in helpful to weave through an at times very confusing market. Skanlon has a very professional and laid back demeanor which was great to work with but showed a tenacious fortitude when it came time to negotiate and to coordinate inspection, finance and all the other pieces of the puzzle. My mortgage broker is a friend of over 30 years and gave very high praise about Skanlon at the end of a very smooth and quick transaction. More than anything else, working with Skanlon, I felt like someone was looking out for me during such a big purchase. I would highly recommend him to anyone else in this area.
Dedicated to providing high quality service and professionalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
My wife and I have called Maine our full time home for the past 13 years. Prior to that, we had the good fortune to own and enjoy several vacation properties in the Mid Coast area. I am originally from the Boston area, and my extended family includes a son, a daughter and three wonderful grandchildren.
My employment history includes 34 years of progressive responsibility with a major capital equipment manufacturer. Positions held include finance, administration, product management and sales management. The territory encompassed the Eastern US, Caribbean and Mexico. I earned a BA in economics from Merrimack College and an MBA from Northeastern University.
Since 2002 I have been a full time real estate broker and during this time I have been a major contributor to waterfront sales in the Mid Coast market.
I possess a true passion for real estate, particularly water related properties. I consider what I do not only a vocation, but, more importantly, an avocation. I consider myself professional, knowledgeable and possess high integrity and strong communications skills. Personal and professional references are always available.
I hold a Maine Brokers License, am a member of the National Association of Realtors and currently volunteer with Cundy’s Harbor Fire and Rescue, and the state for Maine judicial system as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) for child abuse cases. I have also held volunteer positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
My goal is to provide you with a high level of professional and personalized service to make your real estate sale or purchase the best it can be.
Cindy has worked in real estate for 30 years. She has a thorough 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.
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
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.
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!
Eleanor "Muffy" Myles, moved to the mid-coast area in 2000 and "has never looked back!" She spent part of her childhood in Boothbay Harbor and then moved with her family to Orient, Long Island, New York. She graduated from The Masters School, attended Smith College and Katherine Gibbs, worked in New York City and enjoyed an extensive executive career of twenty-five years in the mail order and retail arena - most of that time with Carroll Reed Co., with corporate headquarters in Portland, Maine.
Before Muffy moved to Maine, she was actively engaged in real estate in Newport, RI starting in 1991. With her 20+ years of real estate experience, she brings enthusiasm and dedication to her clients.
Muffy lives in Damariscotta and is a member at the Damariscotta River Association, a member and volunteer with the Lion's Club, belongs to The Island Institute, and is also the president of a dinner group serving as a welcome committee to residents that love cooking and meeting new people.
Muffy has three children, five grandchildren, and enjoys sailing, spending time with her Tibetan Terrier, Harry and working in her gardens and just being in mid-coast Maine!
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!
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 worldwide.
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 York.
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 University, Mass.
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.
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!
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.<br></br> 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.<br></br> 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.
A lifelong resident of Cape Elizabeth and Pine Point Beach, I consider myself lucky to still call these places my home. I spent my college years in upstate New York and graduated from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Communications. After college I married, moved back to Maine and went on to spend 15 years freelancing graphic design for companies both large and small. Being self-employed taught me many skills that go hand-in-hand with the real estate field: honesty, organization, negotiation strategy, people skills, responsiveness, maintaining cutting-edge technology and creative thinking among many others. Shifting gears from design to real estate was seamless since the end goal is one-in-the-same: satisfied clients.
In addition to my work, time is spent supporting my 3 sons with their various endeavors. At the ages of 17, 14 and 11 all are knee-deep in Maine's apprenticeship lobstering program...passionate fishermen on their way to earning their commercial lobster licenses. When not out on the ocean they keep my husband and I busy with their athletics - lacrosse, hockey, soccer, golf and skiing.
Working with both sellers and buyers, I am diligent about maintaining the level of trust I build with my clients. My relationships with banks, inspectors, title companies, other brokers and attorneys all help to make your transaction as smooth as possible. Whether it's waterfront, city or country, the successful search for—or sale of—your home is my priority.
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.
Kathy brings 35 years of experience in house design and home construction, as well as in landscape design, to the real estate field. Utilizing her extensive background, local contacts, and knowledge of the area, she prides herself on working with her clientele to find the right “fit” between client, home and land, taking into account all future design possibilities. She was a top-producing agent in the Damariscotta region last year with sales over $4 million.
Kathy and her husband, “Captain” Wally, a lifelong Round Pond resident, have a unique perspective; they are fortunate to be intimately familiar with the entire area from land and sea. They founded and ran a successful salt water charter company on the Pemaquid Peninsula for many years. Having grown up in Marblehead, Massachusetts and graduated from Brown University, Kathy has now lived in Round Pond for over 20 years. Whether she is racing sailboats or obtaining her 50 Ton Captain’s license, the ocean has been an important ingredient throughout Kathy’s lifetime.
Committed to preserving open spaces for recreation and wildlife, Kathy is a member of the Pemaquid Watershed Association. A Golden Retriever breeder, she can often be found in the field training her dogs or taking them for walks in the woods. Through her background as an artist in drawing, oil paint and clay, as well as her love of dogs and boating, Kathy always has passions to pursue with her local network of many friends! She looks forward to meeting at the Cupboard (a local café) for coffee to discuss ideas, find the ideal real estate opportunity and have fun at the same time!
A native of Lincoln County, Miles Geisler grew up on a farm on Damariscotta Lake, attended local schools and graduated from the University of Maine at Orono. After a brief stint working for the University of New York, Miles returned to Maine to start his own landscape design/build business. He has explored most every road and water body in the area and is eager to share his local knowledge with his clients.
When asked why he chose to join Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Miles stated “it was simple really, I just asked myself what firm I would list my own home with if I wanted to sell, and the answer was Legacy Properties. I knew at that moment they were the agency I wanted to be affiliated with.
In 1991 Miles entered the real estate business and now, 22 years and over $100,000,000 in sales later he is now one of the most experienced, successful and knowledgeable brokers is the mid-coast area. Specializing in the Damariscotta Lake and Damariscotta River watersheds, Miles covers the areas of Damariscotta/Newcastle, the Bristol/South Bristol peninsulas and the Boothbay peninsula. Miles will expertly represent his clients whether it is in marketing an old family home or finding that special dream property. “I take my job very seriously,” states Miles. “I am always aware that a person’s home is often their single most valuable asset and therefor there is gravity in my responsibility to my clients whether they be buying or selling.”
When asked what Miles finds most fulfilling about his real estate practice “I love the feeling at closing when I see at the closing table a Seller that is happy they sold and a Buyer that is thrilled with what they bought.”
Miles lives in Edgecomb on the Damariscotta River with his son and beloved dogs. An avid outdoorsman, Miles enjoys boating, gardening, hunting, fishing and travel.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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