Maine and New Hampshire Real Estate and Community News

Aug. 8, 2018

RE/MAX Shoreline Gears Up for Next Downeast Magazine Insert

Gearing up for the Fall 2018 RE/MAX Collection insert in Downeast Magazine! This insert goes out bi-annually to Downeast subscribers and highlights luxury properties listed with RE/MAX offices throughout the state of Maine. Click on the preview image to view the latest digital Spring / Summer edition, and stay tuned for more updates.

Posted in Community News
Jan. 25, 2018

Maine Real Estate 2018 Buyer and Seller Trends

The 2017 Real Estate sales numbers are in, and it's been a record year in Maine.  Overall sales volume was limited by low inventory early in the year, catching up in the second and third quarters.  Sales volume ended with a 0.72 percent increase for the state, while Cumberland and York counties came in at -3.67 and -0.06 due to further decreased inventory.  The median sales price for the State hit a record high of $200,000 showing a 5.6 percent increase.  Cumberland and York Counties also posted increases at $285,000 (a 7.55 percent increase) and $257,700 (a 7.82 percent increase).  Full report and details available at the Maine Association of Realtors.  

RE/MAX of New England notes similar trends in sales values with a 5 percent increase regionally and an 11 percent decrease in days on market.  Derrick Buckspan, Broker and Owner of RE/MAX Shoreline notes that buying and selling have become more of a year round activity.

RE/MAX 2018 Buyer and Seller Trends

Posted in Real Estate 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.

Posted in Community News
Oct. 31, 2017

Congratulations to Seacoast Dwellings! #9 Team in September

Posted in Community News
Oct. 30, 2017

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

Posted in Community News
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.

Posted in Community News
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.

Posted in Community News
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!

Posted in Community News
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!

Posted in Community News
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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