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Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Ranks #1 for Luxury Property Sales in Harpswell in 2016

Harpswell Maine Real Estate (February 14, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Damariscotta, Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, and Camden, announced today that it continues to hold the #1 Ranking for Luxury Property (greater than $500,000) sales for 2016 in Harpswell Maine.  The company reported today that it closed a record 19 transaction sides totaling $20 million in property value.  The company reported that it has held the #1 position in this beautiful oceanfront real estate market for two of the past 3 years.  Data from Maine Listings shows that Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty holds a 28% market share in the Luxury Property market in Harpswell with the remaining sales are split among 18 other companies doing business in town.  Harpswell real estate is serviced by the downtown Brunswick office location for the Company.

“With so much incredible coastline, it is not a surprise that Harpswell is a perfect fit for the way Sotheby’s International Realty does business” said Chris Lynch, President. “We have taken our marketing to a whole new stratosphere with respect to both our gorgeous glossy print advertising and state of the art digital products.”

“Our lead seems to be expanding with a 22% lead in Luxury home sales over our next closest competitor” adds Lynch.  “We really go the extra mile for our listing clients with stunning photography, 3D Virtual Tours, custom videos, global luxury branding, a new website and top notch client service.”

“There is a myth that we only deal with super high value homes, but that is not the case” Lynch concludes.  “We know there are special, distinctive, beautiful properties at all price points throughout Maine.  We love to give them the exposure that they need to shine against competing properties.  The main difference is that we believe that every home we touch should be treated with a very special marketing package that will make it stand out in a crowded field of homes for sale.  I can see that more and more sellers giving us a try are very pleased with the results.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty recently reported this it has a #1 market position statewide for homes sold $400,000 and higher.  The company has also reported that it was involved with 1 of every 3 homes in Maine that sold over $1 million in 2016, ranking #1 in that market segment.  “Harpswell has a broad range of homes in terms of price, but the incredible ocean influence throughout allows us to do our marketing magic in terms of presentation for most all of them” concludes Lynch.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-563-2775, by email at info@legacysir.com, and via our website LegacySIR.com. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Damariscotta, Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207- (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)

The information on MLS listings has been assembled from various sources of varying degrees of reliability. Any information that is critical to your buying decision should be independently verified. All dimensions are approximate and not guaranteed. ©2017 Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Ranks #1 for Residential Sales in Bristol / South Bristol for 3rd Consecutive Year

Bristol / South Bristol Maine Real Estate (February 14, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Damariscotta, Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, and Camden, announced today that it continues to hold the #1 Ranking for 2016 for real estate sales in Bristol/South Bristol Maine.  The company reported today that it closed a record 23 transaction sides totaling $11.6 million in property value.  The company reported that this is the 3rd consecutive year that it has held the #1 position in this beautiful oceanfront real estate market.  Bristol and South Bristol are serviced from both its nearby Damariscotta office location as well as its Brunswick real estate office.

“Having opened a new office in the summer of 2013, we are so pleased to have ranked #1 every full year since we have opened in Damariscotta” said Chris Lynch, President. “There was definitely pent-up demand to get more marketing exposure for local properties to other parts of the world while capturing the best professional photography to share with the prospective buyers.  It is a perfect fit for our approach to the business of real estate.”

“It is always difficult to be the new company in town, but the response of home buyers and sellers has been fantastic” adds Lynch.  “We really go the extra mile for our listing clients with stunning photography, 3D Virtual Tours, custom videos, global luxury branding, a new website, and top notch client service.”

“There is a myth that we only deal with super high value homes, but that is not the case” Lynch concludes.  “We know there are special, distinctive, and beautiful properties at all price points throughout Maine.  We love to give them the exposure that they need to shine against competing properties.  The main difference is that we believe that every home we touch should be treated with a very special marketing package that will make it stand out in a crowded field of homes for sale.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty recently reported this it has a #1 market position statewide for homes sold $400,000 and higher.  The company has also reported that it was involved with 1 of every 3 homes in Maine that sold over $1 million in 2016, ranking #1 in that market segment.  “The Damariscotta peninsula has a broad range of homes in terms of price, but the consistently high quality allows us to do our marketing magic in terms of presentation for most all of them” concludes Lynch.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-563-2775, by email at info@legacysir.com, and via our website LegacySIR.com. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Damariscotta, Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)

The information on MLS listings has been assembled from various sources of varying degrees of reliability. Any information that is critical to your buying decision should be independently verified. All dimensions are approximate and not guaranteed. ©2017 Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sheilah Lloyd Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s

Sheilah Lloyd Maine Real Estate AgentPortland, Maine (February 14, 2017)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s  leading Luxury Property company, is proud to announce Sheilah Lloyd has joined its team of  Maine real estate professionals as an Assistant Vice President.  

Sheilah, a long-time Cape Elizabeth resident, has joined the Portland Office of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.  She is a graduate of Cape Elizabeth High School and Phillips Exeter Academy,  Vanderbilt University (B.S.), and the University of New Hampshire (M.S.).  Prior to entering the real estate profession, Sheilah was a Speech Pathology practitioner for more than a decade.  She will be focused on serving the Greater Portland real estate market in conjunction with her business partner Mary Libby, Senior Vice President.

“Sheilah brings great energy and enthusiasm to the real estate brokerage world” says Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty.  “She has already hit the ground running as the momentum is building for another strong spring market.”

In her free time, Sheilah enjoys spending quality family time with her two children.  She loves the active outdoor lifestyle Maine offers.  You will find her walking her very energetic dog around town, jogging on the town trails and roads, or on the ski slopes when time permits.

“I am so excited to join Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty” says Sheilah.  “I have been very impressed with the agents, the staff and the incredible marketing opportunities available to me.  I feel fortunate to be associated with such a strong group of real estate professionals.”

Sheilah Lloyd can be reached at the office at 207-780-8900, by cellular phone at 207-239-2929 and by e-mail at SLloyd@Legacysir.com.

#1 in Maine For Waterfront Property Sales in 2016

Maine Real Estate (January 25, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, announced today that it again retained the #1 Ranking for 2016 Waterfront  Property sales in Maine. The company reported it was successful in closing more Maine Waterfront Properties than any other real estate company in the State. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty closed 258 transaction sides totaling $198.3 million in total property value. According to Maine Listings, the statistics also show that the company held a very substantial lead over the #2 participant by more than 35% in terms of dollar volume sold.

“Maine Waterfront Property has always been an important area of focus for our company” said Chris Lynch, President. “We approach real estate with a Maine lifestyle angle that helps the rest of the world appreciate what a beautiful place Maine is to live, work, recreate, and enjoy. Our lake front and ocean front homes, with our beautiful proprietary professional photography, 3D virtual tours, aerial videography, and overall property presentation have had a tremendous impact on our success!”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also reports that it is looking to expand its reach into Maine’s Lake Region area.  With more than 6,000 lakes and ponds in Maine, the company sees growth opportunities for sellers looking to get more regional, national, and international exposure when selling their homes.  “The Lakes Region is a great fit for our business” adds Lynch. “But it does not stop there, we see several Maine lakes, such as Sebago Lake, the Belgrade Lakes, the Rangeley Lakes, Long Lake, Thompson Lake, Damariscotta Lake, and Megunticook Lake, as just a few of the many Maine lakes that fit our branding and marketing very well.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty attributes its success to offering its clients a very strong package of marketing services including critical professional photography, 3D Virtual Tours, glossy print advertising, global property distribution through its exclusive network of agents, and luxury branding through its affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty.  It also brings a very experienced and professional broker base of high service, high touch and personalized attention to its clients. “It is very rare that one finds a lock box at one of our listings. Our agents want to be at the showings so they can sell the house and its unique features and lifestyle attributes” says Lynch.

“It is important to note that we are a Maine real estate company first and foremost” Lynch concludes. “We are engaged in many aspects of the market and not exclusively oceanfront or lakefront properties. Our focus is to offer distinctive properties at all prices and to present them in a way that a buyer, regardless of where they begin their search, can find our listings and gather enough relevant information to make a big decision as to whether to proceed with a showing and ultimately an offer to purchase the property. Our intent is to make the process very buyer friendly.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and by email at info@legacysir.comLegacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle real estate company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Ranks #1 in Maine For Home Sales Over $400,000

Maine Real Estate (January 24, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, announced today that it continues to hold the #1 Ranking for 2016 for all sales in Maine greater than $400,000.  The company reported today that it closed 380 transaction sides totaling $315.7 million for properties priced over $400,000 last year. Although there were more than a dozen cities and towns that were exceptionally strong, the record results are a compilation of sales in more than 60 cities and towns across 12 Maine Counties. Sales in this very competitive market accounted for more than 75% of the total sales for Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty in 2016.

“We are very pleased by this strong market position” said Chris Lynch, President. “Our market share has been improving for many years in the mid-range price points with both buyers and sellers.  Our focus on providing the same high level of agent onsite service, beautiful photography, and super high end marketing for all of our listings has been well received.  Our selling clients have been very pleased and impressed with the quality of our property presentation and the fact that we go the extra mile for them.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also reported that it was able to convert 52 of its own proprietary listings to match it with its exclusive buyers for this broad based market segment.  “The fact that we often have many of the best listings in a particular town helps us find the best buyers for our listings as well as similarly priced properties in the area” adds Lynch. “We have an incredible portfolio of listings with nearly 1 in every 10 homes over $500,000 listed with us at any given time. It also gives our agents unique market insights on the depth of any locations, price points and home styles which is critical in pricing new listings and advising our buyers on their purchases.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty currently has listed nearly one of every 15 homes over $400,000 and one in every 10 homes $500,000 statewide. “This is a segment of the market that we hope to continue to grow. It is a perfect fit for our approach to marketing homes.  When a prospective client sees or hears what we have done for our current clients and what we can do for them in terms of marketing venues and successful sales, they typically become a new client.”

“There is a myth that we only deal with super high value homes, but that is not the case” Lynch concludes. “We know there are special, distinctive, beautiful properties at all price points in Maine.  We love to get them the exposure that they need to shine against competing properties.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and by email at info@legacysir.comLegacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Ranks #1 in Maine For Luxury Property Sales in 2016

Maine Real Estate (January 23, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, announced today that it again retained the #1 Ranking for 2016 Luxury Property sales in Maine. The company reported that it topped its own record for single family home sales priced over $1 million. According to Maine Listings statistics, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty closed 90 transaction sides totaling $139.5 million in property value. The statistics also show that the company held a very substantial lead over the #2 participant in this highly competitive market segment. With nearly triple the number of transaction sides and in excess of 40% more dollar volume than the next closest competitor, the company continues its leadership role in both listing and selling high value homes in Maine.

Maine Listings statistics show that 218 homes sold for $1 million or more in 2016.  Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty reported that it participated as buyer agent, listing agent, and/or both on 72 homes of the 218 sold representing a 33% market share with respect to homes sold in the Luxury segment of the Maine Real Estate market.

“This is an extraordinary result. It is so rewarding to see all of our hard work in developing an incredible global marketing plan and unique property presentation which has really propelled us to a new level” said Chris Lynch, President. “While we have held the top ranking in the Luxury Property market for several years, this is our best result ever!”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is also proud to report that it connected local, regional, national, and international buyers to its own listing portfolio with nearly 25% of its Luxury market listings selling to one of its own sourced buyers. “Our market reach and the quality of our listings have been critical in bringing the best buyers to our listings statewide” adds Lynch.  “Our affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty offers us access to a network of buyers that continues to feed our growth, but it doesn’t stop there. We launched several major advertising initiatives this past year which were reflective of our growth in terms of both the quantity and the quality of the homes themselves.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty attributes its success to offering its clients a very strong package of marketing services including critical professional photography, 3D Virtual Tours, glossy print advertising, global property distribution through its exclusive network of agents, and luxury branding through its affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty.

“I can’t underestimate the impact of our new state of the art property buyer tools which provide our clients with a rich visual experience and a real sense of familiarity with our listings,” Lynch concludes. “It is pretty clear that we are seeing more well qualified buyers coming into the market and we are so fortunate that so many have selected us to represent them in their purchase decisions.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and by email at info@legacysir.comLegacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)

2016 Record Year – Maine Residential Real Estate Sales

Maine Real Estate (January 22, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading luxury property company, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, announced today that it achieved record sales in 2016. The company reported annual sales growth of more than 20% when compared to its previous record year in 2015. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also announced that for the first time it surpassed the $400 million mark for Maine real estate sales as reported by Maine Listings at $408.8 million.

“It has been a terrific year for our agents and clients. We accomplished this incredible result without increasing the number of agents in the field,” said Chris Lynch, President. “Our organic growth in our target markets has been exceptional as we have been able to increase our overall market share while retaining our focus on representing distinctive properties throughout Maine.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is also proud to report that it ranks as the #4 real estate company in Maine for all residential sales statewide. “We are very fortunate to have so many top performing agents who have built their business around high-touch, exceptional personal service, and terrific sales results,” adds Lynch. “There are only a couple of companies that sell more real estate than our team, but they have hundreds more agents in the field than we have. “

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty attributes its success to offering its clients a very strong package of marketing services including critical professional photography, 3D Virtual Tours, glossy print advertising, global property distribution through its exclusive network of agents, and luxury branding through its affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty. “There is no substitution for the quality and quantity of support, marketing services and network referrals of our unique network” states Chris Fortunato, Chief Operating Officer.

“Of course we are pleased with the 2016 results, but we are very excited about the future as well.  Maine has hit the global radar screen for quality of life. This is a game changer which has been an exciting but challenging environment as we now have more buyers seeking their dream homes. While I know we are up to the task, it will clearly be a very busy year for Maine real estate” Lynch concludes.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and by e-mail at info@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)
141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)
150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)
170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)
46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)

2016 Record Year – Maine Residential Real Estate Sales

Maine Real Estate (January 16, 2017) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading luxury property company, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, announced today that it achieved record sales in 2016. The company reported annual sales growth of more than 20% when compared to its previous record year in 2015. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also announced that for the first time it surpassed the $400 million mark for Maine real estate sales as reported by Maine Listings at $408.8 million.

“It has been a terrific year for our agents and clients. We accomplished this incredible result without increasing the number of agents in the field,” said Chris Lynch, President. “Our organic growth in our target markets has been exceptional as we have been able to increase our overall market share while retaining our focus on representing distinctive properties throughout Maine.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is also proud to report that it ranks as the #4 real estate company in Maine for all residential sales statewide. “We are very fortunate to have so many top performing agents who have built their business around high-touch, exceptional personal service, and terrific sales results,” adds Lynch. “There are only a couple of companies that sell more real estate than our team, but they have hundreds more agents in the field than we have. “

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty attributes its success to offering its clients a very strong package of marketing services including critical professional photography, 3D Virtual Tours, glossy print advertising, global property distribution through its exclusive network of agents, and luxury branding through its affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty. “There is no substitution for the quality and quantity of support, marketing services and network referrals of our unique network” states Chris Fortunato, Chief Operating Officer.

“Of course we are pleased with the 2016 results, but we are very excited about the future as well.  Maine has hit the global radar screen for quality of life. This is a game changer which has been an exciting but challenging environment as we now have more buyers seeking their dream homes. While I know we are up to the task, it will clearly be a very busy year for Maine real estate” Lynch concludes.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and by e-mail at info@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Kennebunk, Portland, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 70 agents and 5 offices serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County as well as the New Hampshire Seacoast.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 – 207-780-8900 (Greater Portland Real Estate)
141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 – 207-729-2820 (Mid-Coast Maine Real Estate)
150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 – 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks, Biddeford and Seacoast New Hampshire)
170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 – 207-563-2775 (Bristol, Christmas Cove, Boothbay Harbor)
46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 – 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mount Desert, Mid-Coast)