Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate and Community News

Nov. 9, 2017

RE/MAX Shoreline Promotes Claire Bellany to Director of Production and Finance

Portland, Maine - RE/MAX Shoreline has promoted Claire Bellany to a Director position in anticipation of its growth in the marketplace.

Claire has been the Financial Manager of RE/MAX Shoreline since its inception, and her attention to agency operations and client needs has been one of the strongest roots of the agency’s growth.

 

Derrick Buckspan, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Shoreline, explained, “Claire’s high level of experience in brokerage operations and incredible client focus make her the ideal candidate to lead our finance and client support services to the next level. We are growing and we know Claire has the talent to see our goals to fruition.”

 

Rachel Reed, Co-Owner and COO of RE/MAX Shoreline, stated, “Everything we do, we do for the sake of our agents’ productivity. When it comes to the supportive environment offered by our firm, Claire is the one who sets the bar in our industry. We want the best leadership to develop the best support services and staff for the best agents. Claire sets the bar very high for herself and all who surround her. This promotion acknowledges the admirable foundation that she has placed for RE/MAX Shoreline over the past two years.”

 

Claire Bellany, Director of Production and Finance, commented, “I am very pleased to accept this new role, and I look forward to the continued opportunity to enhance the technology and support services that are available to RE/MAX Shoreline’s agents.”

 

RE/MAX Shoreline, with office headquarters in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is transforming the real estate experience, with the local expertise of over 50 agents, the global reach of the RE/MAX brand, and proven results. Offering residential, commercial, and vacation property services throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire, RE/MAX Shoreline is poised for continued growth.

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Oct. 31, 2017

Congratulations to Seacoast Dwellings! #9 Team in September

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Oct. 30, 2017

Congratulations to Pam Gray! #3 Agent in New Hampshire in 2017

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Oct. 17, 2017

RE/MAX Shoreline Welcomes Carol Lavigne

Portsmouth, New Hampshire - RE/MAX Shoreline welcomes Associate Broker Carol Lavigne to its Portsmouth office.

Carol has been a Realtor for over 18 years in southern New Hampshire and along its Seacoast, and she has been a RE/MAX agent for 15 of those years. Carol stands out - her passion for her job is reflected in her knowledge of real estate and her meticulous customer service. Licensed in both New Hampshire and Maine, Carol has enjoyed repeat customers as well as many referrals from satisfied clients, and lists and sells residential and commercial properties as well as land.

Carol explained, “I am very pleased to be joining RE/MAX Shoreline and continuing my RE/MAX career in Portsmouth. The RE/MAX brand has done big things for my career, and the RE/MAX Shoreline emphasis on agent support will do big things for my clients.”

Derrick Buckspan, Broker Owner of RE/MAX Shoreline, stated, “Carol’s high level of experience and unmatched customer care make her a welcome presence at RE/MAX Shoreline. Everything we do, we do for the sake of our agents’ productivity. When it comes to agent quality, we attract the best, and Carol is a perfect example.”

RE/MAX Shoreline, with office headquarters in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is transforming the real estate experience, with the local expertise of over 50 agents, the global reach of the RE/MAX brand, and proven results. Offering residential, commercial, and vacation property services throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire, RE/MAX Shoreline is poised for continued growth.

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Oct. 13, 2017

RE/MAX Shoreline Welcomes Back Megan Mullaney

Portland, Maine - RE/MAX Shoreline welcomes Associate Broker Megan Mullaney to its Maine office.

Megan’s interest in real estate began at a young age, spending time on job sites with her father’s construction company. After initially joining RE/MAX in 2012, Megan worked closely with the Buckspan/Deering team as well as first-time homebuyers in Portland’s downtown condo market. With an interest in finance and a background in the fashion industry, her eye for home design and attraction to market economy has made real estate a natural fit. Megan strives to educate buyers and sellers in order to make the process of buying or selling a home seamless.

Megan remarked, “I am very pleased to be returning to RE/MAX - I love the RE/MAX brand and philosophy. I can’t wait to bring RE/MAX Shoreline’s innovation and top notch tools to my clients. Success demands growth, and I will have many opportunities here to further my education and advance my skills.”

Derrick Buckspan, Broker Owner of RE/MAX Shoreline, stated, “Megan’s high energy and positive approach are a great match for RE/MAX Shoreline. Our goal is to bring the most productive real estate agents together for education, motivation, networking and fun.”

RE/MAX Shoreline, with office headquarters in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is transforming the real estate experience, with the local expertise of over 50 agents, the global reach of the RE/MAX brand, and proven results. Offering residential, commercial, and vacation property services throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire, RE/MAX Shoreline is poised for continued growth.

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June 14, 2017

Waterstone Mortgage Opens Office at Shoreline Portsmouth Headquarters

Please welcome Waterstone Mortgage to our Portsmouth Office! Scott Reid now represents Waterstone Mortgage from his office in our new space.

Scott grew up in Dover and currently lives in Madbury with his wife, Kate, and their two daughters, Lauren (15) and Holly (13). In his spare time, he can usually be found in Rangeley, ME, where he enjoys most any outdoor activity, including skiing, hiking, boating, and fly fishing. He is also an alpine ski racing coach and a member of the Saddleback Mountain ski patrol.

Going forward, he'll be splitting time between his Newington office, the Market Street office, and his car! 2017 marks his 17th year in the mortgage business.

Scott earned his MBA from Babson College and his BS in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.

Be sure to visit Scott and find out more!

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June 7, 2017

Red Door Title Opens Office at Shoreline Portsmouth Headquarters

Please welcome Red Door Title to our Portsmouth office! Lora Piatti and Jennifer Copp now represent Red Door Title from their office in our new space.

Lora Piatti (Marketing and Business Development) has worked in the banking, mortgage, and title industry for over 20 years, spending the last 10 years as a regional manager / closing officer for the largest real estate company in northern New England. Lora lives in Alton Bay, NH and, when not aboard her boat "The Pirate Princess" on Lake Winni, she enjoys traveling to find new adventures.

Jennifer Copp (Marketing and Business Development) has been with Red Door Title for five years. She is responsible for business development within the real estate and mortgage community in coastal NH and Strafford County. She brings several years of experience as a Realtor in the Portsmouth area to this position. Jennifer is an affiliate member of the Seacoast and Strafford boards of realtors.

Be sure to visit Lora and Jennifer to find out more!

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May 18, 2017

Ruby Simonds Joins RE/MAX Shoreline

Portland, Maine - RE/MAX Shoreline welcomes Ruby Simonds to its Maine office and Mentorship Program


Ruby is a true Mainer, born and raised through four generations.   This beautiful state has been an integral part of her family life, and she enjoys it from the lakes region to the fabulous coast. That said, Ruby has ventured far and wide, traveling internationally and throughout the US. At home in Maine, Ruby is an avid volunteer for the Red Cross and the Falmouth Youth Basketball League.  In any location, Ruby’s passion is homes, and she has remodeled and sold several homes in New England.


Ruby remarked, “I am excited to participate in RE/MAX Shoreline's proprietary Mentorship Program for my transition into the real estate industry. The resources, consultation, and technology provided through this program will ensure my success in this career.”


Derrick Buckspan, Broker Owner of RE/MAX Shoreline, stated, “Our new Mentorship Program has been designed to support an agent’s transition to a lucrative real estate brokerage career. Ruby’s aesthetic abilities and strong organizational skills provide an excellent foundation for success.”

 

RE/MAX Shoreline, with office headquarters in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is transforming the real estate experience, with the local expertise of over 50 agents, the global reach of the RE/MAX brand, and proven results.  Offering residential, commercial, and vacation property services throughout Southern Maine and New Hampshire, RE/MAX Shoreline is poised for continued growth.


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May 15, 2017

RE/MAX Shoreline - 2017 REAL Trends Up and Coming Brokerage

 

Portland, ME and Portsmouth, NH – RE/MAX Shoreline is proud to announce that they have been named one of the 2017 REAL Trends Up and Coming real estate brokerages in the country.

 

RE/MAX, LLC, the #1 name in real estate, announced its agents outperformed agents with other real estate brands in the 2017 REAL Trends 500 survey. Associates affiliated with the RE/MAX network regularly average double the number of transaction sides per agent when compared with competitors in the annual survey of large brokerages.

“RE/MAX and members of the RE/MAX network continue to surpass competitors in annual industry surveys and studies,” said Dave Liniger, CEO, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of RE/MAX, LLC. “The 2017 REAL Trends 500 survey confirms that our agents, on average, assist more buyers and sellers with some of the most important transactions of their lifetimes. On behalf of everyone at RE/MAX, I congratulate all of our brokerages that were included in this prestigious survey.”

The REAL Trends 500, now in its 30th year, ranks the performance of the top residential real estate brokerage firms in the country. Firms are ranked by both transaction sides and sales volume for the previous year. For the 2017 REAL Trends Survey, firms needed to close a minimum of 500 transaction sides in 2016 to qualify. Highlights from the 2017 REAL Trends 500 survey include:

  • RE/MAX associates included in the survey on average outsold competing agents with a ratio of more than two to one. Agents affiliated with RE/MAX averaged 17.2 transaction sides while agents with competitors averaged 7.8.
  • The RE/MAX agent average of 17.2 transaction sides led all national franchises in the ranking including Realty Executives with 11.0, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with 9.2, Coldwell Banker with 8.4, Century 21 with 8.2, ERA with 8.2, Better Homes & Gardens with 6.9, Keller Williams with 6.8 and Sotheby’s International Realty with 6.5
  • RE/MAX qualified more brokerages than any other real estate brand with 550 (32%). Keller Williams, the next closest competitor, qualified 395 brokerages (23 percent).
  • Qualifying brokerages affiliated with the RE/MAX network claimed 88 of the top 100 brokerages when ranked by transaction sides per associate. When ranking all 1,705 qualifying brokerages by transaction sides per agent, the 88 RE/MAX brokerages in the top 100 averaged 30 sides per agent.
  • RE/MAX agents included in the survey averaged $4.4 million in sales volume, 76 percent higher than the $2.5 million average of all other agents in the survey.

Earlier this year, RE/MAX once again held the top position among real estate brands in the annual Franchise 500® survey by Entrepreneur magazine. The growth rate, financial stability, and size of the RE/MAX system also propelled the franchisor into the top 10 of all franchises included in the listing. This year’s ranking marked the 14th time in 18 years that RE/MAX has been listed as the top franchisor in the survey’s real estate category. RE/MAX was ranked the leading real estate franchise for the eighth consecutive year in the most recent Franchise Times Top 200+® list. Continued growth and a steady increase in the number of locations also pushed the global franchisor of real estate brokerages into the top 10 franchises included in the survey. RE/MAX ranked #8 overall, up from #11 in 2015, #12 in 2014 and #14 in 2013. The growth of RE/MAX sales countered the trend of the 10 largest franchised brands collectively losing system-wide sales for the first time in the history of the listing.

With a presence in over 100 countries and territories, the RE/MAX network’s global footprint is unmatched by any other real estate brand. The franchisor’s total agent count grew 6.8 percent year-over-year in 2016. Over 110,000 agents worldwide now call RE/MAX home.

RE/MAX Shoreline, with office headquarters in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is transforming the real estate experience with the local expertise of 50 agents, the global reach of the RE/MAX brand, and proven results.  Offering residential, commercial, and vacation property services throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire, RE/MAX Shoreline is poised for continued growth.

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April 18, 2017

Dino Spugnardi Joins RE/MAX Shoreline

Portland, ME – RE/MAX Shoreline welcomes Dino Spugnardi, founder of Cottage Home Construction, to its Portland office.

 

A Maine native, and a graduate of University of Maine – Orono, Dino began his professional life in CAD software sales and rose to the position of ownership at Infrasoft  Corp. Dino began developing property in 1991 and, after the sale of his software company, he became a full-time real estate developer.

 

Derrick Buckspan, Broker/Owner of RE/MAX Shoreline, stated, “Dino’s remarkable creativity and care for the individual client have been at the root of his growth wherever he has planted his talent. We are confident that RE/MAX Shoreline’s innovative, collaborative environment and supportive agent amenities will make it possible for Dino to welcome more new homebuyers than ever before.”

 

Dino Spugnardi stated, “RE/MAX Shoreline’s educational programs and technological support will enhance the quality of service that I can provide to clients, and I am very pleased to be joining such a vibrant and professional team.”

 

Dino is dedicated to building homes that are grounded in the four principles of design, quality, transparency and value to ensure the client’s satisfaction since 1993.

 

RE/MAX Shoreline, with office headquarters in Portland, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is transforming the real estate experience with the local expertise of more than 50 agents, the global reach of the RE/MAX brand, and proven results.  Offering residential, commercial, and vacation property services throughout southern Maine and New Hampshire, RE/MAX Shoreline is poised for continued growth.


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