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Damariscotta Office Welcomes Charlie Richardson

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine (January 2023)

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading luxury real estate company, is proud to announce Charlie Richardson of Nobleboro has joined the brokerage. “I have known Charlie for more than 40 years, all the way back to our Bates College days,” states Chris Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “He is a terrific person who has the passion and drive to be an incredible asset to his clients. He knows Maine’s Mid-Coast property markets very well and has the resources to help us expand our business in this important strategic market.”

Charlie Richardson first arrived in Maine in 1980 as a Bates College student. A chance opportunity to spend the summer after sophomore year on Damariscotta Lake in Nobleboro planted a seed that continues to grow. As a summer camp counselor at Kieve Affective Education (now Kieve-Wavus Education, Inc), Charlie fell in love with the waters, forests, mountains, and dark night skies of Maine, and discovered a deep appreciation for the community.

After graduating from Bates in 1984, a love of community and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people led Charlie to education. He taught and coached in both private and public schools and, in 1991, he earned his MA in Behavioral Studies and Education from Cambridge College. Whether teaching in West Virginia, Massachusetts, or Connecticut, Charlie returned to the shores of Damariscotta Lake every summer.

Charlie and his wife Annie lived in Nobleboro full-time from 1996-2005 as they were raising their children. Always one to dive into a place deeply and support people thoroughly, Charlie served on the local school board and the board at the Central Lincoln County YMCA, earning the Damariscotta Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service award in 2004.

After being pulled away for a few years to provide leadership and vision at the McDonogh School in Maryland, Charlie and Annie moved back to Nobleboro for good in 2010. As the Director of Education and Operations at KWE, Charlie partners with dozens of towns and cities throughout Maine, developing education initiatives that engage young people and build communities. The conversations and relationships that he has built throughout the state have given him a unique inside view of Maine’s rural, coastal, and urban communities.

Working in real estate at the Damariscotta office with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is a natural fit for Charlie. It celebrates his true love of Maine, especially the Mid-Coast region, and he has always looked for ways to help people find joy in their work and play. Charlie looks forward to introducing his clients to the scenic spots in the area that he has loved since his days at Bates, from Pemaquid Light House to the Rachel Carson Preserve, Popham Beach, and Morse Mountain.

As he travels, getting to know people and their places, he brings an appreciation and an eye for both the challenges and the opportunities. A life-long learner and a true “people person”, Charlie is always ready with a listening ear and a good story. When he is not walking the Coastal Rivers Conservation Trust trails near his home, you might find him in town, deep in conversation over a cup of coffee.

Charlie Richardson may be reached directly at 207.380.6654, by email at, or at his website

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207-780-8900 and Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Camden, and Northeast Harbor, is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with six offices and over 80 agents serving Maine coastal communities from York County to Hancock County, and Seacoast New Hampshire.

Offices Located At:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101 // 207.780.8900 (Greater Portland Maine Real Estate)

150 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043 // 207.967.0934 (Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire Real Estate)

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011 // 207.729.2820 (Mid Coast Maine Real Estate)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543 // 207.563.2775 (Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta, and Bristol Regions Real Estate)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 // 207.230.1003 (Rockland, Camden, and North to Mount Desert Real Estate)

6 Neighborhood Road, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662 // 207.780.8900 (Mount Desert, Bar Harbor, and Hancock County)

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