Valerie Foster Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Vice President

Valerie Foster, Maine Real Estate Agent

Camden, Maine (January 28, 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading Luxury Property company, today announced that Valerie Foster joined its Camden, Maine real estate office as a Vice President.

Valerie is an experienced real estate agent who joins Legacy Properties as a very productive member of the local real estate market over the last 5 years.  Valerie will be partnering with Leslie Tranchell, also of the Camden office, to provide an even greater level of service to her clients.  Leslie was the top producing real estate agent in Knox and Waldo counties in 2014.

“We are so pleased to have Valerie join our office” says Brian Wickenden, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of  Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty’s Camden office. “Valerie brings many exciting elements to our Mid-Coast presence. Her  experience and professionalism will help us continue to build on the success we have achieved. Valerie is hard working and dedicated to her clients and she’s a great fit for our team.”

“Now is a great time for me and for Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. I am very impressed with the support available to me, and I look forward to offering my clients the best branding, marketing, and real estate tools available,” states Foster. “I am excited to team up with Leslie Tranchell to leverage the power of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand and the strong market share gains by Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. I am certain our clients will be pleased with the resources available to help them achieve their real estate goals.”

Valerie Foster can be reached at the office at 207-230-1003, by cellular phone at 207-522-7820, or at vfoster@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company. With more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving coastal Maine communities, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty can offer unparalleled brokerage services across the state of Maine.

Offices Located at:

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 207-230-1003

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

170 Main Street, Damariscotta, ME 04543  207-512-5985

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

 

Julie Galvin Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Senior Vice President

Julie Galvin, Maine Real Estate

Portland, Maine (January 28, 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Julie Galvin has joined our flagship Portland Maine real estate brokerage office as a Senior Vice President. With offices in Portland, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Camden and Damariscotta, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in Maine and the #1 ranked luxury property company in the state.

Julie , a 20-plus year real estate veteran, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her clients.  She specializes in properties located in the Greater Portland area with a particular specialty in the coastal communities such as Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth, Portland, Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth and Freeport. In addition to holding a Broker license with the Maine Real Estate Commission, Julie is also a Certified Real Estate Appraiser.  Julie offers her clients both a strong technical approach to pricing and valuation as well as an in depth understanding of the market dynamics.

“We are very pleased to have Julie join our Portland Maine real estate office. She has hit the ground running” says Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “She has a tremendous skill set that will set her apart in this competitive real estate arena.”

Julie, a resident of Cape Elizabeth, is a Massachusetts native who began selling real estate in 1993. She has a passion for everything Maine.  Her market skills began at an early age growing up in a family real estate business environment.

“I am very excited to be joining such an impressive team of real estate professionals. I have been impressed with the many advertising venues avail to help me better service my clients” says Julie. “Sotheby’s International Realty opens so many opportunities to grow my business.”

Julie loves to spend her personal time with her children. She has a passion for the ocean and loves to walk, hike, paddle board and surf the beautiful beaches of southern Maine.

Julie Galvin can be reached at the office at 207-780-8900, by cellular phone at 207-671-4953 and by e-mail at JGalvin@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving the state of Maine.

Offices Located at:

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543 207-512-5985 (Damariscotta Peninsula, Boothbay Harbor)

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, Wells, Biddeford, and the Kennebunks)

46 Bay View Street, Camden, ME 04843 207-230-1003 (Camden, Rockport, Mid-Coast Maine and the Islands)

Additional agents serving Mount Desert Island, Northeast Harbor, Bar Harbor, Seal Harbor, Southwest Harbor and Blue Hill among other beautiful Maine Real Estate locations

Marjanne Barbour Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Vice President

Marjanne Barbour

Camden, Maine (January 28, 2015)—Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Marjanne Barbour has joined our Camden real estate brokerage office as a Vice President.  With offices in Portland, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Camden and Damariscotta, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in Maine and the #1 ranked luxury property company in the state.

A long-time resident of Owls Head, Marjanne is a licensed Broker with nearly 20 years of local real estate experience.  “We are pleased that Marjanne has joined our team in Camden.  Her many years of experience, local market knowledge, and her enthusiasm for providing outstanding service to her clients make Marjanne a great fit for us” says Brian Wickenden, Senior Vice President and Managing Broker of the Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Camden office.

Originally from Cambridge Massachusetts, Marjanne has been a Mid-Coast Maine resident for over 20 years. As a child she spent summers in the seaside village of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. This experience helped shape an invaluable understanding of coastal life and the spirit which makes it special.

“Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has come on very strong in Maine’s beautiful Mid-Coast Region in recent years.  Joining the Camden office seemed like a perfect fit for me” states Barbour. “I have long standing relationships and deep ties with the people who live and work in this community. These relationships give me the ability to resource that local network directly and gather the information necessary to give my clients the advantage in the real estate buying or selling process, and I am excited about joining such a successful team in my market area.”

Marjanne Barbour can be reached at the office at 207-230-1033, by cellular phone at 207-975-0085 and by e-mail at mbarbour@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving the state of Maine

Offices Located at:

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543207-512-5985

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

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

Patti Lawton Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Vice President

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Brunswick and Portland, Maine Real Estate (January 28, 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s  leading Luxury Property company, is proud to  announce Patti Lawton has joined its team of  Maine real estate professionals as a  Vice President.  Patti will be based in the Brunswick office located at 141 Maine Street, Brunswick. In addition to servicing the Greater Brunswick area, Harpswell, and Freeport, this office services all of the coastal communities in Lincoln and Sagadahoc Counties.

A native of Massachusetts with an expertise in the residential and waterfront real estate markets, Lawton has practiced real estate in Maine for more than two decades.  She has established herself as one of the leaders in real estate at the local, state and national levels.  Patti most recently has held major leadership positions with the National Association of Realtors as the 2011 Regional Vice President and as the 2014 Chairperson of the Housing Opportunity Committee. She was also the President of the Maine Association of Realtors in 2008. Patti is a leading advocate for setting high professional standards in the real estate industry.

“We are very pleased to have Patti Lawton join our Brunswick office” says Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “She is a true professional in every sense. She is an excellent broker and real leader within the industry.”

Patti has a passion for real estate and the incredible natural resources surrounding us in Maine. After having summered on Cape Cod for many years with her family, she moved to Maine 27 years ago.

“Patti brings the experience and market knowledge to add value to our company and our clients on day one” adds Lynch. “She will be a great addition to our already strong team of agents in the Brunswick office.”

“I have spent nearly 25 years working to service my clients with the best possible tools and expertise. Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has made an incredible investment in marketing, branding, distribution and advertising” says Lawton. “I am sure my clients will be very enthusiastic about the access to new venues and a fantastic portfolio of beautiful listings.”

Patti Lawton can be reached in the office at 207-729-2820, by cellular phone at 207-522-1444 and by email at plawton@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving the state of Maine

Offices Located at:

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

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543207-512-5985 (Damariscotta Peninsula, Boothbay Peninsula)

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

150 Port Road, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks)

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

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

Pete Molloy Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Vice President

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Portland, Maine (January 20, 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s leading Luxury Property company, is proud to announce Pete Molloy has joined its team of Maine real estate professionals as a Vice President.  Pete will be based in the flagship Portland office of this venerable Maine real estate company.

A native of Portland with an expertise in real estate in the Greater Portland real estate market, Pete has practiced real estate in Southern Maine since 2002.  He has consistently been one of the top performing agents with sales recognition for the past 8 consecutive years.  He boasts aggregate sales totaling more than $100 million dollars.  Pete brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his clients with interests ranging from Portland, Yarmouth, Falmouth, Cumberland, North Yarmouth, Gray/New Gloucester, Freeport, Scarborough, South Portland, Brunswick/Topsham, Mid-Coast and the Lakes Region area.

“The addition of Pete to our Portland office is a terrific boost to our already strong Greater Portland and Cumberland County presence” says Christopher Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty. “He has consistently been a very strong player in many of the most competitive real estate markets in Maine.”

Pete, a graduate of Cheverus High School and Stonehill College, has invested his entire real estate career into client service and education.  He is equally qualified to work with clients listing property for sale and/or looking to buy the Maine home of their dreams.

“Pete has a strong following of loyal clients who have benefited from his hard work, focus and insightful local market knowledge” adds Lynch.  “He sees the Sotheby’s International Realty Brand as an invaluable tool to provide more for his clients.”

When asked why he chose to join Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty Pete stated, “The next 15 plus years are very important to me and my clients.”  He adds, “I believe that the Sotheby’s International Realty network with its impressive business platform, global marketing and unsurpassed distribution will be value added for all of my clients.”

Pete Molloy can be reached at the office at 207-780-8900, by cellular phone at 207-632-1084 and by e-mail at pmolloy@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving the state of Maine.

Offices Located at:

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543 207-512-5985 (Damariscotta Peninsula, Boothbay Peninsula)

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, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks)

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

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

Linda Painter Joins Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty as Vice President

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Portland, Maine (January 7, 2015)— Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to announce that Linda Painter has joined our Damariscotta real estate brokerage office as a Vice President.  With offices in Portland, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Camden and Damariscotta Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is one of the largest real estate companies in Maine and the #1 ranked luxury property company in the state.

A long-time resident of the Pemaquid Peninsula, Linda is a licensed Broker with nearly 25 years of residential brokerage experience. Linda has extensive experience in a variety of property types including commercial, luxury residential, inns, and condominiums.  Linda also has a passion for antique properties and currently lives in an 18th century farm where when enjoys everything Maine.

“We are pleased that Linda has joined our team in Damariscotta.  Her many years of experience, local market expertise and familiarity with different property types will be a great asset and a good fit for us” says Chris Lynch, President of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s international Realty.

Born and raised in Fairfield County Connecticut, Linda graduated from Norwich University with a degree in English.  She also went on to study at The American Academy for Dramatic Arts and the Katharine Gibbs School.

“Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty has come on very strong in Maine’s beautiful Mid-Coast Region in recent years.  When they opened an office in Damariscotta, it seemed like a perfect fit for me, my business and my clients” states Linda.  “I am excited about joining such a successful team in my market area.”

On a personal note, Linda is very active with the Soldiers Angels Network and served as the President of the Board of Directors for the Mid-Coast Children’s Theater.  Linda enjoys living in coastal Maine with her husband, Frank, and rambunctious American Bulldog, Effie.

Linda Painter can be reached at the office at 207-563-2775, by cellular phone at 207-592-3214 and by e-mail at lpainter@legacysir.com.

Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is Maine’s leading luxury and lifestyle property company with more than 60 agents and 5 offices serving the state of Maine

Offices Located at:

170 Main Street, Damariscotta 04543 207-512-5985 (Damariscotta Peninsula, Boothbay Peninsula)

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, Lower Village, Kennebunk, ME 04043 207-967-0934 (York, Ogunquit, the Kennebunks)

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

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

MAINE HOME SALES DOWN 9.85 IN NOVEMBER

SOUTH PORTLAND (December 22, 2014)— Maine Listings today reported a 9.85 percent decline in sales of single-family existing homes last month. The median sales price (MSP) dipped 1.43 percent to $172,500. The MSP indicates that half of the homes
were sold for more and half sold for less.

The National Association of Realtors reported a national sales increase of 2.4 percent, while the national MSP rose 5.6 percent to $206,200. November sales in the regional Northeast were up 4.6 percent and the regional MSP increased 1.3 percent to $246,100.
Angelia Levesque, President of the Maine Association of Realtors, said, “Late in the year, Realtors continue to educate both buyers and sellers about their local market conditions, available inventory, steady prices, and historically-low interest rates.”

Levesque, a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group in Bangor, says that in 2015, we can expect to see “motivated and focused sellers and buyers. Start the home buying purchase process now to take advantage of tax savings in 2015.”

Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of November only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the “rolling quarter” months of September, October and November of 2013 and 2014.

Maine Real Estate

Source: Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. (d/b/a Maine Listings). Note: Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of REALTORS, is a statewide Multiple Listing Service with over 4,100 licensees inputting active and sold property listing data. Statistics reflect properties reported as sold in the system within the time periods indicated.

MAINE HOME SALES UP 26.24 PERCENT IN OCTOBER

SOUTH PORTLAND (November 20, 2014)—Impressive, double-digit real estate sales increases were recorded last month across the state of Maine. According to Maine Listings, statewide single-family existing home sales jumped 26.24 percent last month, compared to figures from October 2013. The median sales price (MSP) for those homes eased a very slight 0.71 percent to $175,000. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.

The National Association of Realtors released statistics indicating a 2.9 rise in
October’s national single-family existing home sales. Sales prices across the country were up 5.6 percent to a national MSP of $208,700 last month. Regionally, the Northeastern United States witnessed a sales increase of 4.4 percent, and the regional MSP rose 1.2 percent to $246,900.

Angelia Levesque, President of the Maine Association of Realtors, said, “The rise in units sold seems to echo was I’ve been hearing from Realtors all across the state. Many buyers hoped to be settled into their new homes before winter, so Realtors have been very busy showing their clients options.”

Levesque, a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group in Bangor, has also seen “steady activity in the marketplace currently. I’m optimistic that 2014 will end positively, and interest will continue throughout 2015.”

Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of October only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the “rolling quarter” months of August, September and October of 2013 and 2014.

 

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Enters Poland

MADISON, N.J., and WARSAW (Nov 6, 2014) – Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC today announced that leading Polish real estate firm Park House in Warsaw has joined its luxury real estate network and now will operate as Poland Sotheby’s International Realty.

The firm is managed by Arkadiusz Wojciechowski and Piotr Śliwka, who signed an exclusive 25-year master franchise agreement to develop the Sotheby’s International Realty® brand throughout Poland including the luxury residential real estate markets in Warsaw, Crocow, Wroclaw, Poznan and Lodz.

“Expansion across Europe continues our commitment to providing access to the Sotheby’s International Realty network’s exclusive real estate services in key cities around the world,” said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. “This affiliation, which strengthens the brand’s presence in Europe, offers entrance into the famous capital city of Warsaw. I was proud to attend the Warsaw launch of Poland Sotheby’s International Realty in person, and am delighted that a global clientele will now have access to the brand in this historic part of the world.”

According to Wojciechowski, the firm was created to fulfill the needs of highly discerning clients searching for extraordinary real estate and requiring a high quality of service. “It is vitally important for our team to ensure that we understand our clients’ needs and to deliver efficient and personalized services with professionalism and confidentiality,” he said. “The Polish real estate market is unique in that it is focused on a number of key cities with an array of high-end apartments and luxury developments, as well as spacious residences in the surrounding popular suburban towns and villages. Now with the support of the Sotheby’s International Realty brand we can bring Poland’s extraordinary and unique properties to the far-reaching corners of the world.”

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has over 15,000 sales associates located in approximately 720 offices in 52 countries and territories worldwide. Poland Sotheby’s International Realty listings will be marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website. In addition to the referral opportunities and widened exposure generated from this source, the firm’s brokers and clients will benefit from an association with the Sotheby’s auction house and worldwide Sotheby’s International Realty marketing programs. Each office is independently owned and operated.

MAINE REAL ESTATE SALES UP 6.58 PERCENT; PRICES RISE

SOUTH PORTLAND (October 21, 2014)— Buyers of Maine real estate have been active this fall season, purchasing seasonal/vacation properties as well as primary homes. Maine Listings released statistics today showing that sales of single-family existing homes increased 6.58 percent in September 2014. The median sales price (MSP) hit $175,000 last month—up 1.16 percent from one year ago. The MSP indicates that half of the homes were sold for more and half sold for less.

Nationwide, sales dipped 1.9 percent while the national MSP rose 5.9 percent to $210,300. According to the National Association of Realtors, sales in the regional Northeast decreased 1.4 percent and the regional MSP of $249,800 represents a 4.8 percent increase.

Angelia Levesque, President of the Maine Association of Realtors, said, “The numbers are looking pretty steady…another sign that real estate has stabilized.”

Levesque, a Realtor with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group in
Bangor, said a common question asked by sellers is, “Should I take my home off of the
market for the winter? Should I wait for spring to list my house? Colder weather brings
with it serious buyers—some who want to take advantage of tax breaks before next year. So rake those leaves and bring in the outside furniture and decorations. Keep curtains open to allow as much light into your home as possible. Buyers are out there, and they want to celebrate the holidays in their new home.”

Below are two charts showing statistics for Maine and its 16 counties. The first chart lists statistics for the month of September only, statewide. The second chart compares the number of existing, single-family homes sold (units) and volume (MSP) during the “rolling quarter” months of July, August and September of 2013 and 2014.

Maine Real Estate

 

Source: Maine Real Estate Information System, Inc. (d/b/a Maine Listings). Note: Maine Listings, a subsidiary of the Maine Association of REALTORS, is a statewide Multiple Listing Service with over 4,100 licensees inputting active and sold property listing
data. Statistics reflect properties reported as sold in the system within the time periods indicated. Contacts: Maine Association of REALTORS President Angelia Levesque (Better Homes and Gardens / The Masiello Group) – 942-6711 – angelia.levesque@yahoo.com or Maine Association of REALTORS President-Elect Marie Flaherty (Prudential Northeast Properties) – 797-8585 – marie@tfre.com – For more names: suzanne@mainerealtors.com.