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Carol Lavigne was very professional, caring, and always available to answer questions.

Good person!

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I have had the pleasure of working with Nick [Guerrette] on 4 separate transactions.

I've yet to meet a harder working, more attentive agent than Nick. Highly recommend if you are looking to buy or sell a piece of real estate.

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The team at RE/MAX Shoreline were exceptionally helpful on a recent transaction.

They have been my go to place to get real estate guidance over the past decade and have always worked to cultivate a relationship with me instead of just focusing on the sale. I highly recommend them!

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I have purchased numerous homes in my life and have worked with many real estate agents.

Colleen Bedard is by far the best real estate agent I have ever worked with. Her knowledge, professionalism and guidance were exemplary. She worked with us every step of the way during the search for our home and the buying process. She provided us with services which I know were above and beyond the scope of my experiences with other realtors in the past. I have referred others to her and they have had the same experience of Colleen's excellence as a realtor. She was a delight to work with and I would welcome the chance to work with her again in the future.

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Jodi Federle helped me purchase a lot on John Small road in 2021.

The sellers were very undecided about how much to ask and Jodi helped me negotiate a great price. She saved me a lot of money and made the buying process easy. I highly recommend her services!

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Barry and I decided to buy a home after we had only lived in Maine a few years, and we knew very little about buying property in Maine.

Tom Ranello listened to our needs and challenges and offered his expert advice. Tom has always responded quickly and provided clear explanations of what we could expect. Moreover, Tom made the impossible possible, kept our stress level to a minimum and made the process virtually seamless! We would highly recommend The Ranello Group for all your Real Estate needs.

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Erin Finley is hands down the best realtor around.

She’ll take good care of your real estate needs and put you in a position to receive the best value possible. I highly recommend her services.

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I worked with Bev Brooks to purchase a home in a tough market.

Bev is extremely knowledgeable and made herself available on short notice when new properties were listed. She has a positive but realistic attitude that made it easier to make competitive offers. One of the best things was that even when an issue came up, which is to be expected, she already had a solution in mind. This made the whole process less stressful so that I could enjoy the fun parts of buying a new home.

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I cannot thank Tom Ranello enough for his work in selling our family’s home of 46 years.

He took care of EVERYTHING - from providing timely status updates to getting down on the floor to help remove the carpeting!! He made the entire process simple from our first listing appointment through the closing. I never had to follow-up as he had everything under control and was constantly working towards the sale. I know we obtained the highest possible price for our home because of his hard work. I will definitely be calling Tom in the future and referring all of my friends for any of their house selling/buying needs!

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Tom Ranello is a seasoned broker who draws on a large network of clients and businesses and he knows the current market.

He takes great care in guiding buyers and sellers through the purchase and sale of homes, one of the most stressful events in peoples’ lives. With his marketing expertise and a vast pool of resources from which to draw, he is able to show your home in its best light. He is punctual and communicates well. I’ve been fortunate to work with Tom both as a seller and a buyer. He keeps in touch with his sellers and buyers regularly through texts and phone calls. The last sale was a stressful one for me and he was always there, ready to lend a hand if needed in a calm and positive way. He has your best interests at heart, he is honest and always does his best for his clients.

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Sara Treacy is strategic, transparent, and effective past the closing.

My wife and I came to her as complete real estate novices, and we closed last week on a first home that is better than either of us could have imagined. She helped us understand the market, assess our options, stay encouraged, and negotiate a winning offer that landed right on the appraisal value. On top of her competence, responsiveness, and command of the landscape, Sara is friendly, easygoing, and so easy to work with. She will always have a direct line between us and any friend looking to move to or sell in the area.

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I was matched with Pam Sweret via Realtor.

com and was hesitant. I did not understand the process and just wanted more information on a condo when I filled out the form on the realtor.com site. It was overwhelming to be matched with someone when I was not expecting it. Pam took the time to meet with my mom and I while I asked a ton of questions about her experience, what the process is like, and to see if I thought we would be a good fit. She gave me time to think about it and make the right decision for me. I am so glad I ended up being connected with her! She was very responsive to my questions. Gave very good advice and helped me find the perfect house - really quickly. I still can't believe it happened! The seller said that the offer was very clean and that was one of the reasons they accepted it! You can tell that Pam cares about her clients. I brought my parents, aunt and uncle and friends with me to showings and she was welcoming and personable. Thank you!

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Andrew Rissman made our long distance transaction seamless and went above and beyond taking care of our property.

Highly recommend Andrew for all your real estate needs!

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Patti Fortier was very helpful.

She went above and beyond to help us out and we couldn't have asked for a better experience!

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We could not have been more pleased with the team of Rebecca Lord & Michelle Donald, they went above & beyond what we had come to expect.

Rebecca stayed in contact with us throughout the whole process of purchasing our Condo. Would highly recommend to any future Buyers or Sellers. Thank you Rebecca & Michelle.

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Rich Deering, Cricket Grobe, and the rest of the team at Shoreline were a joy to work with in purchasing a home I know I'll love.

Not only did Rich lock in the best price for me, he and the team helped every step of the way through closing and beyond. Since I was doing all my transactions from out of state, Rich's attention to detail and frequent communications were most welcome! Such a delightful, cheerful, helpful crew - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them!

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Mary McAleney was an absolute pleasure.

Mary not only helped us sell our home in four short days but stood by us as we took her from house, to house, to house until we found our perfect new home fit! Highly recommend RE/MAX and more specifically Mary.

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Jodi Federle did an amazing job helping us find a piece of land out on Chebeague Island.

We looked at several properties together and were always impressed with her patience, professionalism, and knowledge of the area. She went above and beyond during the pandemic to do a virtual tour when we were unable to visit and was always very honest about whether or not a particular place would be the right fit. I appreciate her persistence with helping us find a great spot and look forward to being her neighbor out on the island!

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Mary McAleney was amazing!

She found us the perfect house in the perfect place. She was fast, responsive, knowledgeable, and fun to work with. I would 100% recommend working with her!

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Josh Charette was the best; he suggested little, simple home edits, I listened, and within 48 hours of showing had multiple offers.

Josh is the best and the experience was great.

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You won't find a better agent!

Jodi Federle is the best! I was very lucky to find her. As a transplant to Maine her knowledge of the area, what the different communities had to offer, and what living the Maine life is all about was extremely valuable to me. She really knew what I was looking for in a home in Maine, and she found the perfect place for me. She provided excellent guidance throughout the entire buying process, from recommending an excellent mortgage broker through to the closing. I found her thorough style of showing a house extremely beneficial bringing to my attention the good aspects of a home as well as things I needed to be concerned about. I knew I could trust her opinion on homes 100%, and this was so valuable being from out of state. Jodi really went the extra mile in the negotiation process, working with me to develop a strong offer, and working with my mortgage broker and the seller's agent to put together a deal that worked for all parties in an extremely competitive market. I can say with 100% certainty that it is because Jodi Federle was my agent I am typing this review from a home I absolutely love!!! Thanks Jodi!

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We selected Liz Levey-Pruyn after interviewing three realtors and chose her because we knew she would be on top of it.

She is proactive, creative, always had our best interest in mind, and definitely had a knowledge that you could only gain from years in the business. Her team was helpful and a pleasure to work with as well. Would definitely choose Liz again and again!

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Excellent experience working with Mike Rudolph on the home selling process!

He made things easy to understand and communicated well through the process. Would recommend to anyone wanting to buy or sell a home!

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My husband and I were out of state buyers and needed to find a Realtor who was willing to work with us.

We were not easy, but Stephen Peck came highly recommended and was willing to take on the challenge. His personal knowledge of the greater Portland area, as well as his vast experience in real estate, helped us secure our first home in Maine. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Stephen to anyone looking for a Realtor!

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I can say with certainty that it was a pleasure to work with Mike Rudolph.

This is my first home and was my first time looking for one, and Mike was an excellent person for me to work with. He was always very responsive and professional. There were a few bumps along the way, due to the market itself and some issues with obtaining financing in a timely manner, but Mike always brought a calming presence and sense of levelheadedness to defuse the situation. I can easily say that I would want to work with Mike again in the future, if/when the time comes.

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When we were ready to sell the house, Tom Ranello made the whole process so easy.

He listed the house and had a few open houses. We did have one possible buyer but he had a funny feeling about the prospects and we decided against them. He then found another buyer and she was perfect. I do believe she was a retired teacher like my mom and was a perfect fit for my mother’s condo. Once the condominium was cleared out, he had a cleaning company come over and do the final cleaning free of charge! Tom is very professional and personable and just a pleasure to work with. The ease of selling my mom’s condo was so gratifying. If any one of my friends or family ask me for a referral for a real estate broker, it would be Tom Ranello.

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We were looking to relocate to Maine and fortunately we found Debra Bateman; she helped us find the home of our dreams in Maine.

Debra Bateman was very attentive to our needs and quickly determined what we were looking for in a home. She went over and above to assist us with our purchase, especially as this was an out of state purchase. Debra was there for us throughout the process and we truly appreciated her knowledge and helpful recommendations. We are so happy with Debra and would highly recommend her to anyone wishing to purchase a home.

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Tom Ranello of RE/MAX Shoreline helped my brother and me sell our parents' house so that they could move to assisted living.

A complicated process, to be sure. But Tom never came to me with problems, Tom aways came to me with solutions. Highly recommended.

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Nick Guerrette is amazing.

He is such a people person and makes you feel comfortable even if you ask a stupid question. Always in contact with us even during his family vacation. Couldn't have asked for a better Realtor. We give him a 10 plus!

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Erin Finley was incredible!

She made our home buying process quick and easy! We would use her a million times over and will refer her to anyone we know! Thanks so much Erin!

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Marcel Bartley just helped us sell our historic single family home in Eliot and was absolutely outstanding to work with well before we ever listed through the sale and after.

He came over and generously went through the house house with us 2 years prior to our making the decision to sell. He gave sage and practical input that made the house ultimately better for the buyers. This was an emotionally tough sale for me and Marcel was patient and kind throughout. He is responsive, knowledgeable, well connected, patient, and a much better negotiator than I am! He continues to be available post-sale and has helped us after the sale by recommending an agent in Portland.

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Stephen Peck helped us sell our first home.

Home buying/selling is stressful, especially if it's your first time. Stephen has the unique experience of having been both a buyer and a seller many times himself so he has true compassion for where his clients are. He has real personal experiences to draw on that help guide his clients through the process. He also is very calm and thoughtful about the strategy and approach needed depending on market trends, client interests, and home attributes. While no part of him feels or acts like a 'salesman,' he knows how to sell. Because of his interior design knowledge, he knows how to stage your home just right, using only what you already have. Even though we were selling, the photos he got of our house made us want to buy it all over again! He also knows how to help you think about pricing, and how to create an environment that makes buyers feel comfortable and able to picture themselves living in the house during a showing. I would make Stephen my agent every time if I could.

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My husband and I moved from Pennsylvania.

We had Emily Taylor helping us. Our experience with her was outstanding. She helped us make the transition very smooth.

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Working with Jeremy Bennett has been an absolute pleasure!

He is very professional, extremely patient, and easy to deal with, from the beginning to the end. Definitely recommend him to anyone... Alex was pretty nice and eager to help.

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We would like to send a special thank you to Deb Bateman, our agent who not only led us through the austere process of selling our condominium but helped us realize our dream of owning a beachfront condo.

Deb is professional, reliable, knowledgeable energetic and extremely dedicated to her client and still remains our go to contact if any anything at all arises. She has been supportive and an invaluable source of information that goes beyond any of our expectations. Thank you, Deb you are an extraordinary person, and have become a dear friend!

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Mike Rudolph was invaluable in helping my husband and I purchase our first home.

It was a two year process with dozens of rejected offers. We won’t hesitate to use him again in the future on our next sale/purchase and would encourage others to do the same. Thank you Mike!

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I am totally satisfied with my experience and service I received from RE/MAX Shoreline.

I chose Mary McAleney because she worked so hard to find a home for my son two years ago. I believe in loyalty. Mary did not disappoint! My condominium spent five days on the market! I closed in less than three weeks of listing and it was a cash sale, higher than my asking price! How could anyone be dissatisfied with those results?

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Thoughtful, patient, professional.

Peter Hawkes helped us find the perfect house. He showed us all sorts of options and determined the best match. He has a long history in the area and knows the market. We cannot recommend him highly enough.

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Karen Thompson is an amazing agent, and person!

We consider her a friend to us and our family 😊 Being first-time home buyers, she helped us through the process of the overwhelming world of real estate and the processes that go into finding a home and buying a home. She referred us to Infinity Credit Unions first-time home buyers program, and the people there at ICU in Westbrook are out of this world helpful and want to make sure you're on the right path for success. We highly recommend Karen for all your home buying needs! Thank you so much!

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Cassie Symonds was our real estate agent.

She was knowledgeable and timely in working us through the process. She helped us negotiate the purchase and gave us good feedback on what would help us with the sale.

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Mary McAleney went above and beyond to help my husband and I purchase our first home.

She was extremely responsive and personable, has impressive industry knowledge, and was fantastic at working with us and all other parties throughout the entire process. She has a long list of great recommendations for anything you might want/need to do on your new home and will even help move you to the top of their lists! I highly recommend working with her!

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I've worked with Dawn Marston for years.

She has always been patient and responsive. In a highly competitive market it is important to work with a realtor you trust. Dawn gets the job done! I can't speak highly enough about her.

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Even a Realtor needs to hire a Realtor.

I have represented clients for 15 years, but when I need someone to represent me, I call Tom and Julia Ranello

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Tim Cheney did a great job, very patiently working through all sorts of red tape and obstacles.

I will hire him again for sure.

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I feel that Tim Cheney encouraged me in the right direction to get my best offer and see it through.

I would recommend Tim to others, and look for him if I needed further real estate assistance.

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We first met Ashlan Oberholtzer when we had rented his vacation home near Sebago Lake.

His attention to detail and service were exemplary. When we decided to move back to our home state, we knew there would be no one better to find our next house. Ash is kind and patient, he listened to our needs and helped us explore numerous styles of home in various states of care. When we found the home we wanted to make an offer on, he provided honest and direct advice that helped us secure the house. And even after, he helped discuss equity building options for the future. There aren’t enough wonderful things that we could say about Ash. If you’re considering buying a home in Maine, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and talk to Ash.

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I never used a buyer’s real estate agent prior to using Ms.

Levey-Pruyn for a recent home purchase. I was always a bit skeptical of the concept of a buyer’s agent, as there is no direct financial incentive to the agent to minimize the sale price. Ms. Levey-Pruyn proved my skepticism very wrong. I believe she did everything possible to genuinely help me negotiate the lowest price. As importantly, she was consistently available by phone, text, and email throughout the buying process. In fact, if not for her knowledge of the local area, we would not have had the opportunity to purchase our home in the first place, as it was not listed at the time she informed us of it’s possible availability. She was always professional and polite, always easy to communicate with, and by far the most positive aspect of our entire buying process. She provided extraordinary support during a sometimes difficult road to the closing. I cannot say enough about her skills and performance. I give her the highest recommendation without reservation.

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Meeting Tom and Julia Ranello immediately put me at ease in that [they] listened to my concerns about finding the right buyer to join our condo association, then [they] found me the perfect buyer at above ask!

From the beautiful photography, to being featured in the Press Herald, managing showings, finding a great buyer, and advising me through closing; at all times [they] stayed in touch with me and kept me informed. I can’t thank [them] enough.

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We loved working with Terri Golter as first time homebuyers.

Having not grown up in Portsmouth, having someone with Terri’s knowledge of the community was invaluable, and her advice and patience with us as we learned the process was much appreciated. Terri’s experience as a realtor got us the house we wanted, and, even more importantly, she offered an honest assessment of our options that led us to a really great search. We love our new home, and we are thankful that we picked Terri to help us find it.

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My fiancé and I were looking for our first home, and Mary Cuellar was a wonderful Realtor for us.

She was responsive, knowledgeable, upbeat, and grounded in reality. She was always responsible in not only suggesting a specific price we should submit, but offered a realistic expectation and always pointed out major flaws during our search. This was especially important for us being first time buyers and not always knowing what to look for. Additionally, she was an overall pleasant person to work with and was always available for any question we had. I would recommend Mary to anyone.

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Dawn Marston was such a pleasure to work with during the sale of our old home and purchase of our new home.

She works extremely hard for her clients!

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Pam Sweret was great.

Got me into a number of homes in search of one of two types of homes that met our needs and requirements. Easy to work with and a local with good knowledge of market and area.

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This was my second selling experience with Tom Ranello, my first about 6 years ago.

He provides good advice and is always available should we have any questions. He has a ton of experience so he’s seen pretty much everything. When we decided to sell this time, I didn’t contact anyone else, I reached out to Tom only. I would recommend him to anyone looking to list their house

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Colleen Bedard is the best!

We met with her and just a few days later she found us the house of our dreams. We told her exactly what we wanted and she got it! She has extensive knowledge of the greater Portland area and was able to expertly guide us through a process we knew little about. She made us feel secure in our purchase and kept us informed throughout the process. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to purchase a home in the area.

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Mike Rudolph handled the sale of our home and the purchase of our new home.

He did this with professionalism, attention to detail, good communication, and with care. Through the whole time that Mike represented us, we felt that he was working diligently for us with our best interests in mind. Both closings and everything that led up to them went smoothly. We really appreciate how easy he and his assistant, Nancy Brown, made this for us. We would highly recommend him and RE/MAX to our friends.

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Occasionally, you work with someone who is exceptional at their job.

Heidi Krassner is one of those people. Heidi’s professionalism, experience, confidence, and deep understanding of the real estate market were invaluable. Her negotiation skills were top-notch and she was able to secure a dream home for a great price. Heidi was always available, went the extra mile and was incredibly responsive to questions. Heidi’s honesty and transparency throughout the entire process made the home buying process a breeze as well as finding the perfect house. Heidi was not just knowledgeable, but also remarkably caring, patient, and compassionate, which helped to make every decision very comfortable. We are very grateful for Heidi’s guidance and support. Heidi is not only our Real Estate Agent, but also a true friend. We would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat!

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Patti Fortier did an awesome job representing us during this process of purchasing a property in Newfield, Maine.

She always returned our phone calls and kept us up to date as everything progressed. I would recommend her to any one looking for an Agent. This was our second time working with Patti as she sold our home in Springvale, Maine in 2018.

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I recently sold a property using the services of Buckspan & Deering real estate.

I have used other realtors in the past and have had enough experiences buying and selling properties to know what’s good service and what’s exemplary. Without going into the details of our orientation, listing, offers and closing, I can say Derrick made our transaction the exciting and rewarding experience it should be. His research of our market, coupled with his experience, professionalism and understanding of our needs made the difference. We even changed the “rules” on him a few weeks into our listing (pushed up the deadline for our relocation). Derrick is a personable and professional guy hitting the strike zone in a business where keeping the client informed and involved is everything! I highly recommend his services and will use them in the future with any and all real estate transactions I have in the area.

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Tom Ranello not only knows the housing market, he knows people.

And more than that, he cares. I must have been one of his most distressed clients, a new widow, selling a house I’d lived in for 30+ years. But Tom was patient, wise, astute and made it all possible. He was also warm and kind, and a delight to talk with.

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From start to finish, Mike Rudolph and Nancy Brown were very helpful and knowledgeable in the process of selling my home.

I would recommend them to anyone. Great people to work with.

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Stephen Peck is the most thoughtful, diligent, and professional individual that I've ever had the fortune to work with in both my professional and personal life.

It was truly refreshing to work with someone who's singular focus is on real estate and design. Not only did he make the process enjoyable, he listened to what I needed, educated me on the full process, gave me options, and advocated for me every step of the way. Stephen knows everything there is to know about Maine. He has a keen sense of properties and their design, county, and neighborhood regulations. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a great network which none of my previous agents were able to deliver, going so far as to check with the city on multiple occasions related to flood zoning, permitting, and the like. If and when I buy another property, I won't need to look any further than Stephen Peck and nor should you!

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I totally recommend Rebecca Lord and Michelle Donald to anyone who is looking for professional help in buying/selling real estate.

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We want to take this opportunity to thank Tom & Julia Ranello for all they have done to sell our property.

We certainly appreciate their due diligence and time commitment in completing the contract. Their expertise and knowledge of the market secured the best of the best for us. We are truly grateful.

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I worked with Emily Taylor as my agent (buyer agent), while I was looking for my first investment property.

I knew close to nothing about property search, inspection, and all the other stuff concerning the enormous amount of paperwork and stress it takes. Emily was an angel! She was professional, knowledgeable, proactive. She knew her stuff! If you’re trying to get a property whether or not you’re a first time home buyer, I would definitely recommend her.

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Terri Golter provided outstanding service and support to our family during our house hunt and buying adventure.

Her professionalism and attention to detail, combined with her unmatched knowledge of the housing market in the area, made our home buying experience top notch! Terri took the lead in touring our home choice…and supporting us while we were overseas. Buying a home “unseen” in person could have been a scary and daunting task but with Terri on a Zoom screen or a WhatsApp phone call …she made it pleasurable and ensured we purchased a wonderful home. Many thanks to Terri and all those who made our home buying experience a success. Strongly recommend you choose Terri as your real estate professional.

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Maria Shute was amazing!

I had feared living out of state would make the home selling experience difficult, not with Maria as your Realtor. Maria was patient, kind and extremely efficient. With her knowledge and experience she assisted me in making the best choice and had our home sold for top dollar almost immediately.

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This was a wonderful experience both for buying my dream home and selling my former home.

Jamie was fantastic and I would 1000% recommend her for all your real estate needs!

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I recently purchased a home with RE/MAX Shoreline.

Nick Guerrette was my real estate agent and I could not have been happier working with him. This process had several ups and downs for me as buying a home during a major life change, and a pandemic, proved difficult on many levels. He was so professional and patient as I processed how to move on in life, and understood that if I was not confident or comfortable it wasn't right. He would consistently point out positives and negatives about potential properties which created a feeling that he was truly invested in my desires and well-being. It took roughly a year of working together to find the right home for me. His own knowledge of home building and maintenance was instrumental during the inspections and understanding of the property. I would not hesitate to use him again.

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We had a pleasant experience.

Roz Siegel is very capable and she did an excellent job In helping us find a new home and selling our old home, which we loved. Roz is excellent at what she does and we felt very comfortable with her. She is personable and extremely helpful.

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Steve Gray was professional in all respects.

He is knowledgeable, efficient, detail oriented, and considerate. In light of the fact that Steve was actually the buyer's agent, we are even more pleased with the manner in which he handled our home sale. We will not hesitate to recommend him to any of our friends on the lake should the need arise.

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Heidi Krassner is an amazing Realtor (and person)!

We started looking for homes while living across the country, and probably started looking a little too early. Instead of casting us aside or getting frustrated, she took us under her wing, literally. She was extremely patient with us and very knowledgeable about the homes we looked at. She let us come to our own conclusions but was also upfront with us. She is a diligent worker who was available whenever we needed her. She is someone you can rely on 110%! She found the house we bought before we knew it existed. So not only did I end up with my dream home 100% thanks to her, but I also gained a lifelong family member/friend!

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Josh Charette was amazing.

Listened to what we were looking for and when we decided on a property he helped us navigate as if we were family. I would use Josh again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for real estate in the area.

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We are very pleased with our dealings with Tom Ranello.

We found him to be personable and sincere. He was extremely helpful in both the buying of our new home and the selling of our old place. He was knowledgeable and led us through the process quite easily and was always available to answer any questions or concerns. We will highly recommend him to all our friends.

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Sara Treacy was fantastic to work with!

She was knowledgeable, professional, and accessible. I changed what kind of home I was looking for nearly 1,000 times, but none of that phased her. Sara kept finding options and guiding me on my first home-buying journey. I can't recommend her enough.

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Derrick Buckspan was our agent in buying our first home and he made it so simple.

He understood what we were looking for and always had an eye on houses that matched what we wanted. He did video tours for us since we were out of state and always responded quickly to our questions. We couldn’t have asked for a better agent. Thank you!

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Deb Bateman listed and sold a vacant lot of land for me quickly and in a professional manner.

I received my full asking price and she walked me through every step of the process, making it an enjoyable transaction. She is very thorough in her work and gives a superb level of customer service. I highly recommend her and will be working with her again in the future.

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been 2 years since my husband, Peter, and I sold our home in Ocean Park, Maine, a home we had owned for 47 years, blessing us with wonderful family memories.

Because I loved the home so much, it was imperative I choose the perfect real estate brokers. Tom and Julia Ranello were that team. Tom and Julia handled everything for the sale, and I do mean everything. From the advertising write-up and professional photos to the open houses and the correlation between the appraiser and the bank. They made the whole process totally worry-free. Peter and I were only assigned two tasks: Sign the sale contract and pick up our check! And, that’s exactly what we did. We are now thinking of downsizing again and I know whom we’re going to call: The Ranello Group at RE/MAX Shoreline.

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Mike Rudolph was an outstanding choice for my listing.

He is a great realtor and a great guy all around. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you so much Mike for everything.

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My wife and I had the pleasure of working with The Ranello Group in 2018, then again in 2020 and currently.

Whether it was our first house, thoughts of selling or looking for farm land, Tom has always been by our side. Tom was able to navigate us though the unknowns of buying our first house with ease. He was patient- as we didn't know whether to buy new, a fixer-upper or in between. He booked us for showings after showings. He was never more than a phone call away for months. We are now in a neighborhood and house we love. Looking back, as we now are married with kids, he treated us as he would his own family, with respect and dedication. We will be sure to call The Ranello Group with any real estate questions or inquires that arise.

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We believe that Peter Hawkes represented us well.

He was detail oriented letting us know what had to be done and when each task had to be completed. This was much appreciated since buying a home in Maine is a complex task for those new to the state and its real estate procedures and requirements. Although it is difficult to determine the fair market value of a property in this real estate market, Peter acting as the buyers' agent did manage to negotiate a price below the asking price which of course was to our benefit. Peter also did not forget us after the closing texting to make sure we had insured our purchase. In a way we are repeat clients in that Peter served as the agent for our son approximately two years ago. He was satisfied then as we are now. Quite frankly we were pleased with the service Peter provided and would recommend him to others wishing to buy or sell a home.

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I am more than happy with how well the experience has been with Ash Oberholtzer.

Attention to detail and timing was facilitated and completed like magic. He made the whole process simple and smooth. I will absolutely use his services again when I'm ready to enter the market again.

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It was truly a pleasure working with Peter Hawkes during this process.

He reacted to our needs and responded quickly at every corner and was proactive in his management of our listing. He communicated well and it was just a pleasure to work with.

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It was a pleasure working with Derrick Buckspan.

He was very informative and transparent about the home buying process. He was always available for showings, even on weekends, and had great insight into the houses we were looking at. He taught us a lot about home buying and a lot about the things we didn't even know to look for. It was a very positive experience working with Derrick and we highly recommend him.

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Tom Ranello is a wonderful Realtor.

Not only is he a hard charging go-getter, he is a kind and compassionate man, with a big heart and a deep understanding of human nature and human relations. I am a lawyer representing clients in divorce cases, where selling real estate and relocating if often necessary. The process can be painful and stress inducing. Tom is someone who will work around the clock to get the job done, to take care of people in need, and to help them to find a safe place to fall. I trust him implicitly with the best interest of my clients. Tom has helped many a client extricate themselves from a challenging financial situation, to find a better home and a better way of life. Having him available to assist with divorce related real estate makes my job so much easier, and gives my clients a sense of safety and security. I offer Tom my highest endorsement. I can’t think of a better realtor or better person.

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Pam Sweret was fantastic!

She was supportive and to say she was ultra responsive would be an understatement. Very grateful the Realtor® app linked her up with me. I'm honestly not sure the buying experience could've gone smoother.

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We were delighted to work with Jamie Crain and Rich Deering.

Jamie went out of her way to make us familiar with homes we couldn’t see in person by sending us videos and scoping out neighborhood walking paths. And then there was the trip to see a building site in the woods with obvious tick problems. And her cool, professional response to the unexpected conditions at our new home on closing day helped defuse a tense situation. Rich provided great advice on the local market and Maine’s home buying process. Once we made an offer, he referred us to local services we needed. He alerted us to problems with the house that were not identified by the inspector and arranged to have them remedied. Both Jamie and Rich did their best to find us a home that met our needs in a very difficult market. We are happy to know them and would definitely recommend them to others!

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A million thanks to Dawn Marston for her continual knowledge and support.

Moving from Hilton Head at 74 has been many hurdles for the past 5 months.

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We can’t begin to thank Rich Deering for making the selling process painless.

He was kind, responsive and helpful! I can’t imagine anyone making it easier!

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The Buckspan Deering Team made buying a retirement home out of state a breeze.

Jaime was incredible, and guided us through the process effectively and efficiently. We greatly appreciated her honest opinions on both the advantages, as well as disadvantages, of the properties we considered. She even provided great video tours when we weren't able to be there in person. We could not be more pleased with the service provided by Jaime, Cricket, and Derrick.

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Glenn Thibodeau was nothing but amazing!

He helped to buy our summer cottage two years ago and when we decided to sell our cottage we wanted Glenn! The process of buying and selling our cottage was stress free for us both times! Glenn was always professional, knowledgeable with buying and selling properties! We didn’t have to worry about anything! Communication with Glenn was outstanding! Any situation or questions we had he immediately had an answer for us whether by email or texting! The process of selling our cottage was smooth, stress free and were amazed how quickly Glenn sold our cottage! Glenn is a really nice guy! Very personable and a professional Realtor! I would recommend Glenn to anyone buying or selling property! We are forever grateful to him!

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I have used many Realtors in my life, but Mike Rudolph exceeded all my expectations.

We were living in Arizona and had to sell a house on the Seacoast. In addition to all the services normally expected from a realtor, from start to finish Mike went above and beyond. He arranged to have the house cleaned out, possessions stored, found contractors, had needed repairs made, the yard maintained, plowing and walks maintained, got to know the neighbors, and kept an eye on the place. Whenever we needed something that couldn’t be managed remotely, Mike was right there to make sure things got done. In addition to that, he displayed excellent relational skills, treating everyone involved with respect, kindness, and unimpeachable integrity. Finally, despite the market cooling off and it being the dead of winter, he was still able to find a buyer and negotiate a fair price. He even sent us another copy of the closing documents at tax time without us even needing to ask for them. Mike was exceptional. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

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Bev Brooks is my family go-to Realtor, and we could not have been more thrilled to have her as our facilitator for this exciting purchase.

Thanks for being part of this dream, Bev.

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We feel very fortunate to have been able to work with Tom Ranello both in buying a house and selling our house.

He was very knowledgeable and straightforward in his assessments as well as being personable and helpful in guiding us through the process. We would highly recommend Tom to anyone looking for a reliable and professional realtor who knows how to get houses sold.

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Over the years my wife and I have had the opportunity to work with several real estate agents in either selling or buying properties associated with moves.

I can say with out hesitation Kathy Walsh has been the most efficient and most pleasant of any we have worked with. She was very knowledgeable about the local market and guided our negotiations very effectively. Maybe most important she was very supportive during a stressful time. We can recommend Kathy without reservations. If I were going to negotiate another sale ( which I hope never occurs) we would turn to Kathy.

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My wife and I went to Buckspan & Deering to help search for our new home.

With the help of Rich Deering, as well as the other members of his team, my wife and I were able to find a beautiful home that was within our price range, and fit our desired parameters. We couldn't be more grateful for the help of all the individuals involved with our house hunt! Rich is truly an exceptional individual who took our requests/input and really found us a wonderful place that we can call home. Rich is so passionate about his work and helping others discover their new home that he was able to formulate a client/realtor bond like no other. Day OR night I was able to reach out and contact Rich about concerns, questions, and comments; Rich was great at responding quickly and efficiently, and he was not afraid to ask his team members for assistance if needed! We hope anyone who's looking for a home within Maine seriously considers Buckspan & Deering realty.

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Josh Charette did a fabulous job in helping us find a vacation home.

He was very responsive to all our questions and concerns always got back to us by calling or texting within a reasonable amount of time. Highly recommend him and will definitely use him again when and if needed.

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I highly recommend Derrick Buckspan!

As first time home buyers, it can be an overwhelming experience (filled with lots of questions and concerns) and Derrick was always accessible and supportive through the whole process. We had a difficult close and even then, he was always patient and willing to share his expertise. I feel so grateful that he was on our side through it and appreciative of all of his help and services!

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Steven Gray of RE/MAX Shoreline is the best real estate agent that I have ever worked with.

The attention he paid to every detail to shepherd this property deal to a successful conclusion was impressive. There were a lot of things that could have gone sideways. He made sure none of them did. Thank you, Steven.

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We have been loosely looking at property in Maine for 30 years.

This past year we became more serious about it and spoke with Stephen Peck. We live in PA so it was a bit challenging. The property had some issues that we needed to work through and it took longer to close than we anticipated. Through it all Stephen remained calm and did his best to keep us calm as well. He does have great vision and insight and it was a pleasure to work with him. Highly recommend him as a Realtor!

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Derrick Buckspan went above and beyond our expectations to help us find a condo in Portland.

We were out-of-state buyers and he was patient and responsive to our needs whether we were in town or looking long distance. When we found our condo he negotiated well & ensured a smooth closing. Derrick is knowledgeable, extremely professional and great to work with! We highly recommend him.

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Over the years my wife and I have had the opportunity to work with several real estate agents in either selling or buying properties associated with moves.

I can say without hesitation Kathy Walsh has been the most efficient and most pleasant of any we have worked with. She was very knowledgeable about the local market and guided our negotiations very effectively. Maybe most importantly she was very supportive during a stressful time. We can recommend Kathy without reservations. If I were going to negotiate another sale ( which I hope never occurs) we would turn to Kathy.

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10/10!

I was looking to purchase my first home from out of state, and I couldn't have had a better Broker on my side. Marcel Bartley is a true expert in his field and made the whole process educational, fun and smooth. His Rolodex runs deep with professionals of the same caliber, from mortgage brokers, to home inspectors and contractors. Marcel went above and beyond throughout the whole process, including working the 4th of July to ensure the closing was on time with no surprises! He followed through with some local contractors on some of the issues (minor) that came up during the home inspection for further investigation/quotes. Everyone he has recommended has been top notch, and I couldn't be happier with my new home. It was obvious that he truly listened to my "wish list" and had my best interests in mind. Instead of selling me a house; he managed to find me a home that had everything I wanted and then some!

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We recently purchased our first home with Colleen Bedard as our buyer’s agent.

I can’t say enough about what Colleen has to offer as a realtor. She knows the business inside and out and has impressive knowledge of the greater Portland area. As first time buyers, she guided us through every step and took the time to explain everything that was new to us. From looking at homes and navigating the inspection process all the way to the closing table, Colleen was always available and kept us moving in the right direction. We are a busy working household, but Colleen didn’t bat an eye at Saturday morning meetings or after-hours showings. She responded to every email and call – while that seems like a small part of the process, it was invaluable to us as nervous first time buyers. We were at ease in Colleen's capable hands and are thankful to have had her on our side!

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Over this past week I closed on my new place in West Bath, Maine.

Back in November, 2019 I was nearing retirement and had made the decision to sell my condo residence of 28 years in Dover, NH. I had decided that relocation from a busy city to a quiet Maine coastal town would be very fulfilling after a lifetime of work. Back in the 1970s I was a lighthouse keeper at Owls Head Light, so the allure of mid coast seemed like the perfect place for me. 2020 brought the COVID challenges and ushered in over three years of renting as real estate prices climbed. My hope was to find a new place without having to take on a mortgage. I quietly searched properties on my own via the Realtor site, hoping to find the right fit for me. I met Cassie Symonds after requesting a showing on a property and even though this particular place wasn’t meant for me, I finally had an enthusiastic agent that I chose to work exclusively with. I was 70 years old, planning to retire at the end of July 2023, and was hoping to find a home prior to that time. I recall saying to Cassie that I knew she was going to sell me a home. In short, the challenge was set and it was February 2023. As the months followed, I continued to scout listings, looking at places on Google earth as well as town research and Cassie not only followed up on what I could winnow out to look at, she forwarded listings of interest for showings. We were on a mission. Two more showings were arranged up the coast in Phippsburg however they simply weren’t meant for me. Then in June she forwarded a listing in West Bath and I decided to do my Google earth look and drive by one Saturday to find a significant amount of interest from others so I drove on, heading around the corner to yet another listing that captured my interest. I called Cassie and we arranged a showing and this place was it! As usual in this market, one must hit hard and fast and I found myself as a back up bid. It was now the first week of July…. Three weeks to retirement. When something is meant to be… Cassie called me later that week… it was a Friday with incredible news. It was mine for the taking… and so it was. The asking price was reasonable, paperwork in order, and everything right down to the cash closing on July 26th. went seamlessly via Maine Title Services. On Friday, July 28th, my employer of 31 years put on a wonderful party and I retired… mission complete. I am now moving in. By god, it’s like Christmas Eve around here this week! When I look back on the endeavor to relocate nearly four years back, there was a share of uncertainty, encouragement and disappointment along the way. When Cassie took the real estate reigns earlier this year, a pathway to success was underway. By her working within the challenges and constraints she brought my real estate goals to fruition, in the 11th hour, to which I am incredibly grateful. She brought it all together and when I look at the additional extenuating circumstances and retirement plans that impacted my life at this time, she worked nothing short of a miracle. So here’s my review for Cassie. Her professionalism, courtesy and persistence brought this real estate endeavor to fruition. I wish her many years of personal and business success. What an incredible career path she is navigating. Many thanks and best wishes from a very satisfied customer.

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I have nothing but good things to say about the Donald/Lord team!

Both ladies were very supportive, understanding, and always willing to check in and help me. They went above and beyond to help me, and did everything in their power for me to make sure I got the house of my dreams. I would and will recommend them to anyone I know because they are always there for you and want to make sure you get what you are looking for and in the price you’re looking for. Honestly 5/5 stars, even after I bought my house they are still checking in on me to make sure I am happy and everything is going well. A million thank you’s to the Donald and Lord team they made my first home buying experience the most easy and enjoyable time!

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We couldn’t have been happier with Tim Cheney as our Realtor.

He was highly professional, went above and beyond with helping us obtain information about the property prior to going under contract, was extremely responsive throughout the process and a great liaison overall. 6 out of 5 stars from us!

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Erin Finley was an awesome Realtor!

She helped me throughout my entire process and showed me homes even on Christmas Eve. She works tirelessly for her clients and I would recommend her to anyone moving from out of state. She knows the area so well and guided me through every detail. She is a consummate professional.

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Our experience with Jim Mills was great.

He was attentive and professional. He led us through a difficult buyer that eventually walked and helped find a second buyer quickly. We could not have asked for a more professional Realtor.

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We can’t begin to thank Rich Deering for making the selling process painless.

He was kind, responsive and helpful! I can’t imagine anyone making it easier!

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Sara Treacy is, hands down, the most competent of Realtors.

She came highly recommended by some friends of ours and exceeded every hope and expectation we had. Within days of becoming our agent she had the house professionally photographed and widely listed, with showings and an open house scheduled within the first week. This woman is amazing. Sara was there to guide us through every step of the process and worked long hours to ensure our success. She was obviously committed to keeping us “in the loop,” sending us text messages and emails between our in-person meetings that kept the anxiety of this process in check, and the forward progress able to be tracked in real time. Do yourself a favor if you’re selling or buying a house: Hire Sara as your agent. You couldn’t possibly do better, and I am absolutely certain that if you do, YOU will be the next person to be writing a review just like this one singing her praises.

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Dawn Marston is the best real estate agent ever!

She went the extra mile to make my purchase as smooth as possible.

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We highly recommend Tom Ranello for any real estate transaction.

Tom competently navigated us through a complicated, multi bid transaction. His expertise, patience and guidance were keys in us successfully becoming the owners of the sought after property. With that said, he also is a very nice human being and fun to work with. Thanks Tom!

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Tom and Julia Ranello are seasoned and savvy brokers.

They understand the ever-changing real estate market, they know all the ins and outs of Southern Maine, and they have a knack for making positive things happen. This would be enough for most people, but they also have real heart. This is important to me because, like a lot of people, I find real estate transitions to be very stressful — and when the going gets tough, you want people with real integrity in your corner. I recently simultaneously sold a home and purchased a home and moved to a new town, something I had never done before. The logistics were daunting, my stress level was high, but somehow Tom and Julia made everything synch up and work out. I can’t say enough about Tom going the extra-extra mile to make sure we had inspectors or roofers or a furnace repairman at the last minute when everyone is booked solid. He was always ready for whatever curveballs came our way and never too busy to take a call or a text. This was the second time I’ve worked with Tom and Julia on buying a home, and while I’m not looking to move again anytime soon, if I ever do plan to move again, they will be the first people I call, without any hesitation. I consider them friends, and I am very grateful to know them.

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Erin Finley helped me purchase a home in Portland, Maine, (relocated from Ohio for employment) and gave me a virtual tour of it.

She helped me find a local bank and mortgage lender, a painter, a plumber, contact number for utilities, a hair salon, etc. When another employment opportunity (out of state) presented itself, Erin helped me with a market-appropriate selling price, reviewed my home (staging), and helped me find a buyer. Erin has gone out of her way to ensure a smooth buying and selling process. She is the consummate real estate professional. Highly recommend.

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My husband and I recently bought and sold our homes with the amazing team of Tom and Julia Ranello of The Ranello Group at RE/MAX Shoreline.

Tom’s wealth of knowledge from 40+ years of real estate experience combined with his calming demeanor and sense of presence (and humor) was apparent to us right from our first meeting at a house showing. Even though that house wasn’t a fit for my husband and I, Tom was the perfect fit for us; then we had the added pleasure of meeting Julia! Julia is the perfect complement to Tom. We felt an immediate kinship with her as well. We appreciate her straight shooting, tell it like it is, matter of fact personality and her get down to business attention to details. Both their patience with our “processing of the process” and their gentle intuitive guidance made our dream home a reality. We are certain they will do the same for you! We feel we struck gold when we found the Ranello Group and we plan on keeping our connection with them!

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Bev Brooks is a wonderful and diligent agent.

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We counted on Josh Charette for so much, and he came through both in the sale of our home, and finding us the perfect new home.

Not an easy road; we had many boxes to check for what we were looking for. Josh introduced us to many different properties so we could find our best forever home.

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Colleen Bedard and Emily Taylor represented me in selling my home.

My experience with them was outstanding. They did a fantastic job of marketing my house and generating interest, they were extremely responsive, and they gave me solid and much-needed advice throughout the process. I felt like I was in good hands from start to finish, and in the end I did much better with the sale than I had expected. Top notch service! Highly recommend.

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I've worked with Dawn Marston for years.

She has always been patient and responsive. In a highly competitive market it is important to work with a realtor you trust. Dawn gets the job done! I can't speak highly enough about her.

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I recently had the pleasure of working with Tom and Julia Ranello from The Ranello Group of RE/MAX Shoreline.

Their knowledge and expertise, combined with their caring and personal manner, helped to facilitate the quick and efficient sale of my house. Tom and Julia worked tirelessly to address all of my concerns, while finding just the right buyer for my home. Thank you!

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Heidi Krassner is an amazing agent and is at the top of her game.

We found her by chance after I retired from the service and stuck with us for over a year before we found our dream home. She is a constant professional and my wife and I couldn't have asked for a better agent to help us buy our new home. Thank you Heidi Krassner for everything that you have done for us and we will be sure to recommend you to anyone we know looking for a new home.

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Tim Cheney was an amazing agent!

He is extremely knowledgeable about the market and trends and makes spot on suggestions. I moved from another state, which made my search trying at times. Tim was very patient and supportive of the process with me. I truly appreciated that he was the one helping me. I would recommend him 100%!

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Jeremy Bennett: Where do we even begin?

Thank you for being you, and choosing to support us with your energy so we could locate our forever home. Despite how weird the last year has unfolded, you gave us an unforgettable and beautiful human experience. Thank you for being so authentic and raw with us. We cherish our connection; it really means a lot to us. Thank you for your patience and kindness, too; this process is tiresome but absolutely doable because of you!

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Mike Rudolph was amazing to work with!

We had a lot of questions and he always made time to answer them. He explained things to us very well and even prevented a few issues from happening. I would definitely recommend him to anyone!

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My husband and I have worked with Tom Ranello for over 7 years on 5 different properties.

Each time we buy or sell we use Tom. He is incredibly responsive, very savvy, and overall so pleasant to work with. We have felt confident with each transaction and will continue to use Tom as we go forward.

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Liz Levey-Pruyn’s assistance in my purchase was phenomenal.

It was very reassuring to work with her and her staff. I consistently found Liz to be professional, helpful, thorough, timely-responsive and exceptionally knowledgeable. Liz has an attitude that allowed me to feel that she was concerned, interested and willing to give me her best service, advice and assistance. She made suggestions when needed, and she gave assurances to me when I may have felt a little overwhelmed. Very early on I came to trust Liz, and from the day I made an Offer for my property until the day of my Closing, I felt secure with her at my side. My experience working with Liz was really fantastic and I continue to be grateful to her and I hope that she remains in my life. I am relocating from Connecticut to New Hampshire and with Liz’s expertise, this transition was both successful and exciting. I would proudly recommend Liz to others!

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Chloe Salom was excellent!

Very helpful in selecting and purchasing the house. She provided a lot of helpful advice as we made our way through the buying process, and streamlined a lot of technical processes that I wasn't aware of.

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Our experience with RE/MAX Shoreline was a friendly and smooth process.

Our home was sold in less than a week thanks to Tom Ranello. Tom is a professional. We enjoyed the experience working with Tom and highly recommend his services. Give him a call. There will be no regrets.

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Mike Rudolph walked us through the process from start to finish with patience, great education, and efficiency.

We couldn't be more satisfied with the process!

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We could not say enough about the quality, easy-going demeanor and professionalism of our Realtor, Nick Guerrette.

He was incredibly well-informed about today's market, had a listening ear to any concerns, and shared great wisdom to guide us to great outcomes. We have bought and sold home many times in the past 35 years, but hands down, Nick is the best Realtor we've ever had. He has our gratitude always.

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