Waterfront Properties of Maine is located near the village of Union which is in just about the geographical center of the
Midcoast region, being a hub from which the spokes extend out to the communities around the coast - to Damariscotta,
Waldoboro, Thomaston, Rockland, Rockport, Camden and Belfast. Union is also surrounded by many lakes and rivers, all of which
lends itself to our specialty: being "buyer's brokers" for those seeking to buy any type of waterfront property anywhere in Maine.
If you are in the area, please feel welcome to stop by for a visit. There is usually a pot of coffee brewing and, in chilly
weather, a cozy fire burning in the fireplace
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Some client comments:
"I so enjoy your website – it's so well done, incredibly informative and thorough. Thank you for providing such a
nice resource". Shemaya R., Holyoke, Massachusetts.
"Thank you for the listings. Have I mentioned that I LOVE your site? What a great tool for potential buyers looking
to move to Maine, You provide a great service." Tony M., Ellsworth, Maine.
"I googled "lakefront property for sale in Maine". Your site has good, clear, truthful information about living in Maine.
I speak as one from "away" who has been here 22 years". Audrey Z., Cary, Maine.
"Very informative newsletter. Please keep them coming. Yes, I'm still looking to retire on the Maine seacoast."
Richard P., Bow, New Hampshire.
Les Taylor has been a real estate broker since 1983. For l7 of those 28 years, he was a broker in the Napa Valley wine country north of San Francisco, co-founding Beck & Taylor Realty, which is still in business there today.
Les's wife, Sallie, attended college in Maine. After spending several vacations in Maine they decided to move here, along with their children, Samantha and Michael, for a one-year experiment in the summer of 2000. Discovering that the sign at the border "Maine: The Way Life Should Be" is more than just a slogan, it seems the experiment has become permanent.
Les loves the ocean, wooden boats and sailing. Being taken with Maine's coast and lakes, he decided to specialize in waterfront property, developing this website to assist Buyers and Sellers of this particular category of real estate.
He also fulfilled a long-time dream...of owning a Friendship Sloop; the original lobstering boat used by Maine fishermen in the late 1800's and early 1900's, before the era of internal combustion engines. These small, classic fishing vessels uniquely combine beauty with sailing ability for the challenging coast of Maine.
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Some client comments:
"Greetings from a very satisfied customer! My husband & I were just up to our camp on Green Lake. The wall was taken out and has opened up the room nicely. We are so happy to have our place. I want you to know I am grateful and thankful you were my agent. Please let me know if you are ever in the area so you can see the camp and our renovations. Sharon K., Ephrata, Pennsylvania.
"First of all, thank you so much for your patience, professionalism and help in our search for a living space where we can "escape" to, now that our children are away from the nest..." Nicolette M., Sandy Springs, Georgia.
"Thanks for the gift box. And you are very welcome for the business. Professional help from all aspects." Jon J., Northwood, New Hampshire.
Erik started in the real estate business 6 years ago when he moved to Maine. His background in Connecticut had first been as an engineer, and then he took over the family boat business. They owned and operated a boatyard and marine supply store, plus a full service marina.
During this period Erik took vacations to the family summer place on a small island off the coast of Port Clyde in the Midcoast area of Maine.
When he decided to retire from the boat business, he chose Maine and purchased a 1777 farmhouse on Seven Tree Pond near Union, Maine. This pond is part of the Saint Georges river system that empties into the Atlantic 10 miles downstream near the town of Thomaston, which provides Erik with some challenging kayaking trips.
After two years of renovation, he moved into his farmhouse and the following year started a small vineyard, where he plans to produce some great Maine wine.
Erik enjoys the seasons of Maine and in particular the Midcoast area, where the weather is moderated by the ocean, and also provides a vibrant mixture of artists, writers and small farms producing organic produce. Erik also enjoys introducing people to Maine and takes care to match up clients with their wants.
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Jim lived the dream that many people have of leaving the hustle-bustle of the big city behind and moving to Maine. Many years ago, he traded the congestion of the New York City area and the long commute by train to Manhattan for a 100 acre lakeside "farm" complete with apple orchard, trout stream and horse barn. Sounds great, but the move turned up a few funny missteps and some hard lessons along the way—all good things to know if you're planning a similar move. Just ask him.
Jim's background is an interesting patchwork of magazine publishing, construction and all things related to boats. In his younger days, a stint as an equipment operator and house carpenter coupled with a penchant for journalism landed him a job as an editor with a construction magazine. A passion for sailing and the desire for a more laid-back lifestyle brought him to Maine and a job with National Fisherman and WorkBoat magazines. For the past decade or so, in his spare time he's been editor of Marine Electronics Journal.
All of this—an insider's knowledge of home construction, a love of boats, fishing and the sea, and good communication skills—prepared him well for selling waterfront real estate in Maine, which he's done for the past seven years. Jim works only with buyers. He prefers to deliver concierge service to clients who dream of finding the perfect waterfront property, rather than trying to serve the sellers of properties as well.
Jim and his wife, Jeanne, live on a small horse farm a couple miles from Camden and Penobscot Bay. He's still into boats and boating, only instead of the sloop he used to cruise aboard in Long Island Sound and beyond, he now messes around in sailing dinks and kayaks on the river behind his house—and takes friends up on their offers to crew aboard their larger boats every chance he gets.
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Prior to moving to Maine in 1997, Jane was Director of Operations for a luggage and leather goods firm. It was while opening a store in the southern part of this state that she was drawn to the allure of Maine and eventually made it her permanent home.
In additions to nearly 35 years of sales and marketing experience, Jane has enjoyed 12 cumulative years as a Realtor, both in Maine and New Jersey.
Jane is the proud mother of two grown children. The Mid Coast area of Maine is her home along with her husband and two dogs, Silas and Volt. She is an AKC licensed dog show judge and has bred and exhibited Afghan Hounds over 40 years.
Maine offers limitless opportunities for recreational water sports. The wonderful lakes, ponds, rivers, bays and harbors satisfy her passion and adventure for kayaking.
In addition to paddling, Jane enjoys golf, travel, and continues her involvement in pure bred dogs. As a self-proclaimed “foodie”, she enjoys seeking out the ultimate food and wine experience.
At Waterfront Properties of Maine, Jane looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and professionalism with her clients.
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