Archive for Southern Maine Real Estate

The Portland Office Welcomes Michaela Veillette

Portland, Maine (February 2021)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading Luxury Property company, is proud to announce Michaela Veillette has joined its team of Maine real estate professionals as an Assistant Vice President in its Portland, Maine real estate office. Michaela will be working alongside Michele Perejda, Senior Vice President and Broker. Michaela’s background in marketing and communications, social media management services, along with her fresh and creative approach to business development will provide an elevated experience for their clients. 

“We are pleased to welcome Michaela to our office in the heart of Portland” says Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “Her previous experience will be a great support for the team providing exceptional customer service. The Southern Maine market is strong and Michele and Michaela are dedicated to results.”

“I am excited to be working with Maine’s most elite agents,” says Michaela. “Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s unparalleled branding and state of the art digital marketing innovations align with my commitment to create value and make a difference.” She is a life long New Englander with a great love of the outdoors and the Maine lifestyle. She spends her free time skiing with her fiancé, Jeff and exploring new hiking trails with their Australian Shepard pup, Mae. Michaela is all about micro-communities and supporting local businesses.

Michaela Veillette may be reached directly at 207.718.7032 and by e-mail at mveillette@legacysir.com

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company, with more than 80 agents and 5 offices serving Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire communities.

Offices Located at:

2 City Center, Portland, ME 04101
207.780.8900

141 Maine Street, Brunswick, ME 04011
207.729.2820

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043
207.967.0934

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843
207.230.1003

170 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 04543
207.563.2775

 

ASHLEY O’NEIL Joins the Kennebunk Office!

Kennebunk, Maine Real Estate (September 2020) Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s #1 Luxury Property Company, is proud to announce that Ashley O’Neil has joined their firm.

Ashley O’Neil is thrilled to join Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Kennebunk office after 8 successful years as an agent in Palm Beach, Florida and Darien, Connecticut.  In Connecticut she received sales recognition awards after just 2 years in sales. Last year in Palm Beach, Ashley closed over $25M in real estate.

“Ashley is another example of our commitment to professionalism and experience in York county.  Her in-depth knowledge of real estate brokerage and the local markets in and around the Kennebunks will be welcomed by our clients” states Chris Lynch, President. “We are so pleased that she is bringing the incredible marketing tools and customer service professionalism to our buyers and sellers alike.” Ashley has decades of connections in both Palm Beach and Kennebunkport. Her husband, Pierce, has been coming to Kennebunkport since he was a small child and introduced Ashley to the spectacular KPT lifestyle 34 years ago. They own a home where they raised their 3 daughters in the Summer and now live in Maine on a more full time basis.  Ashley is a true professional who exceeds her clients’ expectations and has excellent professional support in both states when needed.

Ashley’s career in real estate is successful due to her “fresh approach” to the business, and both buyers and sellers know they can trust her. With a 20-year background in marketing and promotion, she applies a creative strategy that works. It includes extensive digital & print advertising, social media, special events, PR and collaborations with vendors and publications for additional exposure. Ashley is sincere about wanting to share her enthusiasm and knowledge of real estate and to connect customers with their ideal home. When looking for a home, she works hard to use her social connections to find properties off market and to be ahead of the game. When selling your home, she will treat it like it’s her own and represent you in the most professional manner. Ashley takes real estate seriously and is committed to getting the very best results for her clients. She knows that whether purchasing a home or selling your home, this may be the most significant financial transaction in your life. Her goal is a happy customer and a lifelong connection.

Ashley was born & raised in Wilmington, Delaware where she attended Tower Hill School. She went to high school at The Ethel Walker School in Simsbury, CT, then the University of Virginia and Boston University for Broadcasting. She worked as a producer of television commercials in Boston before moving to New York City to work at CBS Sports. Her career went on to marketing and promotion at Philip Morris USA in New York City where she won the President’s Award. In her past roles, her supervisors have described her as “smart, honest and hard-working.” Her CT supervisor called her “a rock star.” In her spare time, Ashley enjoys walking on Gooches Beach with the dogs, playing tennis & pickleball, bike riding, cooking and being with friends & family. Occasionally she likes to ride horses, as it’s been a while since she was a successful junior hunter & equitation rider. In addition, she loves to go to the movies, to travel throughout Maine and to try new restaurants!

Ashley chose Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty first and foremost because it was the firm with the strongest brand recognition. With a background in marketing and promoting brand loyalty, Ashley knew she was positioned to hit the ground running with a strong brand reputation and real estate team behind her.

Ashley may be reached at 203.219.1421.

Kennebunk office information:

150 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043 // 207.967.0934 
Serving York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks & New Hampshire  

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Welcomes New Senior Vice President

Portland, Maine Real Estate (September 2020) Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s #1 Luxury Property Company, is proud to announce that Dana Whittaker has joined their firm.

“We are so fortunate to have someone with the experience and talent to join our team,” says Chris Lynch, President. “Dana brings a wealth of experience which will translate to broadening our presence in the Maine and New Hampshire real estate markets.  She has already made a significant contribution in the few short weeks since she joined.”

Dana Whittaker is a twenty year industry veteran, and has coached teams and offices in Nevada, Arizona, Texas and California with remarkable  success. Dana grew up in San Diego and graduated from San Diego State University. She then moved to Las Vegas where she launched an award-winning real estate career and completed a four year program for an Advanced Professional Coaching certificate. Moving back to Southern California in 2011, Dana helped a start-up brokerage firm increase production by 431%. As branch manager of Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty in Carlsbad and Encinitas, she supported agents closing over a billion dollars in residential real estate sales with an impeccable record. 

“Twenty years working in direct sales, client acquisition, recruiting, technology and risk management training, focusing on agent growth and office culture has taught me discipline, perseverance and the importance of going the extra mile, and to have a mindset of gratitude and abundance. I love helping people create a plan and the habits to build a legacy,” she says.  

Dana and her husband, Chris, have traveled to Ocean Park every Summer with their son and daughter, to visit his family with roots in Southern Maine going back over 100 years. Their kids are the 6th generation to enjoy the cottage their great-great-grandfather built. Dana loves a good cup of coffee, jogging a trail, being out on the water and donating time to non-profits. Her family is excited to experience Maine, “the way life should be,” and is looking forward to seeing the colors of Fall and cross-country skiing in the Winter. 

Dana will be Senior Vice President of Brokerage Services with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, and a licensed Broker. She can be reached at the Portland office at 207.780.8900

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 80 agents and 5 offices serving the state of Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire. 

Locations:

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

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

150 Port Road, Kennebunk, ME 04043 // 207-967-093 (York, Ogunquit, Kittery, the Kennebunks & New Hampshire)

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543 // 207-563-2775 (Damariscotta Peninsula, Boothbay Peninsula)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 // 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Tenants Harbor, St. George)

Also serving Islesboro, North Haven, Mount Desert Island, Northeast Harbor, and Blue Hill among other beautiful Maine Real Estate locations

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

Maine Real Estate (January 2019) 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 again retained the #1 Ranking for luxury property sales in Maine. The company reported its results based on its ongoing success with residential home sales priced over $1 million. According to Maine Listings statistics, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty closed 75 transaction sides totaling $126.7 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 luxury sales performance exceeding that of its next closest competitor by 40% in dollar terms, the company continues its leadership role in both listing and selling high value homes in Maine.

“The luxury real estate market in Maine is under served just about everywhere in the state. This segment really requires the global access, luxury branding, and white-glove service we provide,” said Chris Lynch, President. “Our organic growth in target markets has been exceptional as we have successfully increased 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. “We are very fortunate to have so many top performing agents who have built their businesses around high-touch, exceptional personal service, and professional sales results,” adds Lynch. “We have managed to dominate key market segments and achieve a leading share of the entire market. Our size allows us to be focused and provide the service our clients expect.”

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 dedicated and professional agents, and luxury branding through its affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty.

“Of course we are pleased with the 2018 results, but we are very excited about the future as well. Maine has experienced a strong positive structural change in worldwide perception and popularity. Our greatest challenge is to locate enough inventory to satisfy the demand of our ever-growing buyer base. 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 info@legacysir.comLegacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, 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 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 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)

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Ranks #1 in Maine For 2018 Residential Home Sales Over $500,000

Maine Real Estate (January 2019)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 continues to hold the #1 ranking for all sales in Maine greater than $500,000. For properties priced over $500,000, the company reported that it closed 354 transaction sides in the year 2018, totaling $317,413,580. This segment of the market is one of the most competitive in Maine with hundreds of agencies and thousands of agents competing for the best properties in the best locations throughout the state.

“The $500,000-plus home market is a perfect fit for us given our commitment to a global marketing plan,” said Chris Lynch, President. “We bring our marketing magic, photography, service, and technology to all of our listings.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also reported that it was able to match more than 75 of its own proprietary listings with its exclusive buyer clients. “We are pleased to have again been able to retain our #1 position,” adds Lynch. “We have a large market share and an amazing portfolio of listings which have greatly benefited both our buyer and seller clients. With inventory low, we are working hard to get our buyers the access they need.”

“Our agents and our clients love working with so many great homes while still applying a hands-on approach to everything we touch. It is always easy to pick out our listed properties when viewing lead photos of listings for sale in our markets. We really make them shine which is so critical in this visually rich real estate environment.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also reported achieving $500,000-plus sales in a total of 60 cities and towns in 11 counties throughout Maine. “We have greatly expanded our ability to serve more locations and more price points. This is reflection of our statewide coverage with 5 strategically positioned offices and our team of experts who can get the job done most anywhere there is an opportunity,” concludes Lynch. “With more than 1,600 homes sold over $500,000, we are thrilled to have been involved in 1 out of every 6 homes sold in the whole state.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207.780.8900 and info@legacysir.comLegacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, 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 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 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)

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Ranks #1 in Maine For All Waterfront Property Sales in 2018

Maine Real Estate (January 2019) – 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 again retained the #1 Ranking for 2018 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 based on total dollar volume sold. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty closed 291 transaction sides, totaling $220.7 million in property value. Maine Listings statistics also show that the company outsold the #2 participant by more than 22% in terms of dollar volume.

“Maine Waterfront Property has always been an important area of focus for our company,” said Chris Lynch, President. “Buyers and sellers seek us out because we have many of the best listings in the most desirable locations throughout Maine. In fact, we were involved in selling waterfront properties in 78 Maine cities and towns this past year. What a phenomenal result!”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty also reports that it continues to expand its reach into Maine’s Lakes Region. With more than 6,000 lakes and ponds in Maine, the company sees a growth opportunity for sellers looking to get more regional, national, and international exposure when selling their homes. “While growing the Lakes Region, we have also seen our oceanfront business thrive,” said Lynch. “Maine’s beautiful coastline and bountiful lakes are a perfect fit for our branding and global marketing strength.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty attributes its success to offering clients a very strong package of marketing services including critical professional photography, 3D Virtual Tours, glossy print advertising, global property distribution through their exclusive network of agents, and luxury branding through their affiliation with Sotheby’s International Realty. The company also brings a very experienced and professional broker base of high service, touch and personalized attention to their clients. According to Lynch, “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. Personal service and beautiful properties in great locations throughout Maine has been a winning strategy for us.”

“Waterfront properties of all types are an exciting area of growth for us and feed from the success we have already achieved,” Lynch concludes. “That being said, 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 buyers, regardless of where they begin their search, can find our listings and gather enough relevant information to make the big decision of whether to proceed with a showing and ultimately an offer to purchase a property. It is our intent to make the process very buyer friendly.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207.780.8900 and info@legacysir.com. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, 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 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 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)

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Reports Record Results in 2018 for Maine Home Sales (Strong Growth Leads to $460+ Million in Sales Volume and Top 4 Ranking Statewide)

Maine Real Estate (January 2019) – Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading luxury property company, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, Brunswick, Damariscotta, and Camden, announced today that they achieved record sales in 2018. The company reported annual property sales of $460 million as well as a record number of transactions totaling 831 sides. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty continues a long running string of record annual performance results.

“Our team of agents statewide has never been stronger, more professional, and committed to the collective success of our clients,” said Chris Lynch, President. “What is even more impressive is that we have been able to grow within our core markets and enter new markets while maintaining a commitment to excellence in all we do. The quality of our properties continues to be amazing at all price points and markets.”

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. “Despite our growth, we have continued to enjoy a very high relative average sales price of $584,000 for our listings,” adds Lynch. “There is a greater understanding in the marketplace that we list and sell great properties at all prices. Our focus continues to be doing more for our clients in terms of service for our buyers and sellers, including delivering an incredible marketing plan which is second to none for our sellers. We have excelled in our ability to get our buyer clients in a position to succeed in a competitive market environment.”

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty attributes its success to offering its listing 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. “We have invested heavily in new marketing platforms and systems to ensure that we can get the maximum exposure for homes in our network,” states Chris Fortunato, Chief Operating Officer. “Our expanded relationship with the Wall Street Journal is just one great example of many exciting marketing venues we offer.”

“For the past couple of years, we have had to manage through a supply/demand imbalance in the early months of the year with many buyers chasing too few properties. It is during these times, that our buyers see very strong results by teaming up with a firm that carries the quality and quantity of inventory we provide at Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty,” Lynch concludes.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can be reached at 207.780.8900 and info@legacysir.com. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, with offices in Portland, Kennebunk, 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 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 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)