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.
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.
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.
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.
"Charlene guided my family through two residential property sales, one of which was quite complex. She was great to work with: professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. We would gladly work with her again."
Charlene was instrumental in the sale of my 270-acre estate in northern Maine. She was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable. I felt that the resources and brand cache that Sotheby's offered were essential in putting this property in front of the right audience, which resulted in a sale within 90 days of listing. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to sell their home.
Charlene helped my husband and me find and buy a house in Maine. We found the perfect property, and quickly came to a mutually agreeable and fair price with the seller. All business was conducted with complete professionalism. She brought her experience, wisdom and humanity to the process at every stage. We are super excited to start this next chapter of our lives. Thank you, Charlene! I'm sure our relationship will be long and rewarding. My best, Shelly Townsend
Our long ordeal reminded me of something I should never have forgotten in the first place: the broker and the brokerage MAKE A DIFFERENCE! We owned this gorgeous, large, expensive house in a location well off the beaten track. When we decided to sell, we tried three brokers before we happened upon Charlene. She somehow elicited more action in six months than the others did in three years. We sold the house, and are happily ensconced in our new home. Thanks, Charlene!