Christopher Lynch is the founder and sole owner of Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty. He currently holds the title of President and Designated Broker for Maine's Leading Luxury Property Company. From its inception in 2006, Chris has grown our company from its six founding brokers to more than 80 Maine real estate agents and 6 offices serving Coastal Communities from Kittery to Bar Harbor. In recent years we have expanded to the Western Lakes and Mountains in addition to our ability to serve the New Hampshire Seacoast.
Chris had a vision to change the way luxury property was bought and sold in Maine. We have developed a model which is more friendly to the majority of buyers who want to explore a wide cross section of Maine communities without having to hire several local agencies throughout the state. Our company is operated as ONE COMPANY with six locations with a unique ability to support all the coastal Maine communities and its many special properties. It was also our purpose to open the market to many more homes by applying listing and selling techniques which had previously only been used for the top 1% of homes. This includes beautiful professional photography and extraordinary print advertising venues, Sotheby's International Realty Branded signage, state of the art website, exclusive relationships with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times and access to the most qualified buyers in the world. We offer our proprietary services to all home sellers with properties valued more than $300,000 as well as a broad array of Maine condominiums and parcels of land.
After 17 years on Wall Street, Chris gave up his role as a Managing Director, Principal and Global Head of the Investment Grade Bond Department at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. Prior to that he held positions in Investment Banking and Debt Capital Markets at Kidder Peabody, Credit Suisse and Solomon Smith Barney. During this time, he had the opportunity to live and/or work in New York City, Brooklyn NY, London England, and New Canaan CT.
A graduate of Bates College (ME) and Andover High School (MA), Chris had a passion for the coast of Maine. He has applied his unique work experience on Wall Street to refine the business of Maine residential property brokerage. Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty employs a rigorous business model with experienced full-time agents, a vibrant internal communications network, and unsurpassed professionalism for the benefit of our clients.
Chris and his wife of 30 years reside in Cape Elizabeth. They have four children, Andrew (Elon University), Jake (Wake Forest University), Emily (Davidson College) and Allie (Bucknell University). Andy and Allie are both employees of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. Andy is Vice President and Treasurer, and Allie is Deputy Director of Social Media.
Chris is a licensed real estate broker Designated Broker in both Maine and New Hampshire. He also holds an Auctioneer license in Maine. He is a member of several regional Realtor Boards as well as the National Association of Realtors (NAR). He serves on the Board of Directors for Maine Listings (Maine's MLS) and is active with several charitable organizations in Maine. Chris has also served on the Board for the Greater Portland Chamber of Commerce, The Maine Association of Realtors (MAR), Kieve-Wavus Education, and the Board of Assessment Review for the Town of Cape Elizabeth.
Chris currently serves on several boards and committees:Maine Medical Center – Finance CommitteeLee Auto Malls – Board of DirectorsThe Institute for Family Owned Business – Board of Directors, Finance CommitteeMaine Listings (MLS): Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Investment Policy Committee