to Roxanne York Real Estate, specializing in residential, commercial, and land
transactions throughout Mid Coast Maine including Harpswell, Bailey
Island, Orr's Island, Great Island, Brunswick, Topsham, Bath, West Bath,
Phippsburg, Georgetown, Freeport and surrounding towns. Whether your
buying or selling oceanfront properties, ocean view properties, in-town
properties, land or anything in-between we would love the opportunity to
talk with you. Please don't hesitate and call us toady!
A tireless advocate, Roxanne does what you'd do for yourself... if you'd the skills. -Tom Burke
Thank you for all the hard work getting our home sold. Laurie made everything go smoothly and the entire process painless and enjoyable. She was helpful starting with advice on decluttering and staging the furniture to answering questions and providing prompt feedback after viewings by prospective buyers. -Thank You, Pat and Dave Frank
We recently found a couple of properties in Harpswell that we were interested in viewing. We called about them on a Thursday, and Laurie Haggerty got right back to us and we were able to view them that Saturday. Laurie is very knowledgeable about the Harpswell community and that helped to further our intrigue about buying there. When we found the property we wanted, she got the ball rolling very quickly. She was very attentive to us throughout the sale, and was able to meet with inspectors when we couldn't make it up from Portland. We highly recommend Laurie Haggerty and Roxanne York Real Estate. We definitely will use Laurie again for our Real Estate needs. -Barbara and Ed Anania
Madeleine's realtor skill set shone throughout the house hunting and winnowing process and most impressively and unexpectedly in the snafus that she miraculously navigated with the mortgage lender so that I closed on time. Would work with her again in a heartbeat. -Lynn H
When my husband and I decided to put our cottage in Harpswell on the market, York Realty was recommended to us. Both Roxanne York and Laurie Haggerty came to appraise the property. They both were so impressed us that we didn't call anyone else. Laurie was the broker in charge and sold the property within 3 days! The buyer accepted the asking price and the deal was accepted. These two ladies are true professionals and we highly recommend the Roxanne York Real Estate agency. -Ernie & Vivian Morissette
Laurie was amazing in every aspect when I had to sell my house and buy a new one. She was there every step of the way with brilliant ideas to spruce up the house I sold, and had contacts for all things necessary when selling and buying a home. Laurie kept track of all the details which were mind-boggling. She was always cheerful and handled any nerve-wracking moments with great composure. Laurie was invaluable to me. -Sarah
Madeleine Hill is a very energetic, professional real estate broker who will do anything possible to make the sale of your home a success for not only the seller but the buyer, as well. She always made herself available to us and processed the paperwork efficiently and quickly. Her positive attitude is obvious and her determination is remarkable. I highly recommend Madeleine and would not hesitate to use her again. – Pat M.
I really never thought I could find or afford my dream house but Laurie Haggerty from Roxanne York Realty made my dream come true! I am a first-time home buyer and an out of state one at that. Laurie immediately put me at ease and was very responsive and approachable throughout the home buying process. Laurie knows the area very well and at every turn was able to recommend people (inspectors, roofers and closing agents) who were terrific. Laurie talked me “off the ledge” numerous times when we encountered issues with the transaction and it was through her confidence and willingness to do whatever it takes that we were able to close on time, this would not have been the case without her. I can’t recommend Laurie highly enough, she provides exemplary services all with a smile and great sense of humor. I now have a great realtor to recommend and friend! - Sincerely, Karin Lapping, very happy Harpswell homeowner
Laurie had 45 days to sell our current home to purchase our new home. She had us in our new home exactly 10 weeks after we first looked at it. It was her experience, drive and savvy that made the whole transaction possible. Any time we had questions or concerns, Laurie was available to give us guidance and support. Laurie made the experience of buying and selling easy and fun. She was fair, friendly and professional. Her experience and competence shows as she was on top of every detail in the process. We highly recommend Laurie to anyone buying or selling in the mid coast region. - Lisa and Pete
We are a large family and Madeleine did a great job of personalizing our moving experience. Her excellent use of technology made communication and paperwork fast, easy, and stress free. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Maddie and love our new home! – Bridgette O.
Kristina provided outstanding expertise and superlative service to us in our purchase of a Waldoboro and surrounding area operations facility. Not only did she give us excellent guidance during the purchase, but helped us coordinate with township authorities and local utility and service providers so we were up and running very quickly without having to fly in on-site resources. Her dedication and perseverance is unequalled. -Doug Huntley, CFO Delaware Valley Fish Company
We are so thankful we worked with Laurie on our recent move to Harpswell. Throughout the entire process, she was extremely accommodating and knowledgeable about all the homes we viewed. Plus, even before we met, she intuitively picked out a bunch of properties that fit our exact criteria based on just one short phone conversation! At every step of the way—from looking at houses to inspections, negotiations and the closing itself—Laurie was there for us and ALWAYS happy to go above and beyond. Even when a winter storm crashed our move-in day, she greeted us at the front door of our beautiful new home with a snow shovel and a warm smile. Now that's great service! Thank you, Laurie!!! -Alex Seise and David Adams, Harpswell, Maine
I am so happy with the wonderful service that Madeleine provided for my husband and me. Madeleine assisted us for over a year to find us the perfect home. She was flexible, extremely knowledgeable about the housing market, and patient with us! If it wasn't for Mand, we would have never been able to get the home that we ended up purchasing. The home we had been interested in went on the market, and knowing that we had interest in it Mandi was able to call us within an hour of it being listed, we made an offer, and we got it! If it weren't for Mandi's great communication skills, savviness dealing with the bank, we would have never purchased this home. I can't recommend a better realtor. She was our finding-a-home-nightmare-SAVIOR! -Lindsay L.
My fiancé Tyler and I had a wonderful experience with finding our home through Roxanne York Real Estate, we are so thankful to Kristina for helping us find our home. She was such a great listener to our wants and needs; and went out of her way to show us listings that we wanted to see. When looking at homes she was open about her thoughts and opinions about the homes - Tyler and I were really grateful for this since she brought up important things to consider about the homes we were looking at. She kept us positive when we got frustrated, and was down to earth, personable, and easy to communicate with. In being new home buyers she was really able to help us understand the whole process/experience and was able to recommend a mortgage broker and inspector we felt comfortable with that we could trust. When we found a home we wanted to buy she went above and beyond to get us the best deal possible, and ensured that everything was in order for us to buy our home. We are truly thankful and love our home, if we ever decide to sell we will definitely turn to Kristina for assistance in that process! Thank you so much Kristina for all your hard work for us!
Roxanne: I can't begin to tell you just how fortunate my wife are for meeting you and subsequently establishing the outstanding personal and professional relationship that we did. During this period of a down-economy you located a buyer within one week and artfully navigated the difficult closing for which we were extremely grateful. While we did have prior experiences with home realtor's, please know that you exceeded our expectations and remain the clear stand-out among them all. As per Harpswell, ME, there is a clear reason you are number one among all brokers. We personally observed your outstanding reputation which was earned each and every day while serving us. This was demonstrated through your technical knowledge, use of vast local resources, constant energy and can-do attitude. How do you say tireless worker?Last but not least, if I had magic wand to wave at all of your future clients, I would have it tell them to look no further than you for the best real estate experience of their life. -Best regards, Bob and Jan Stevens
Madeleine is a caring professional, who helped us find the perfect house. She helped us search, set up multiple appointments to view, gave us realistic advice during negotiations, and throughout the entire process was prompt, kind and optimistic. Because we were looking for a unique property, someone else might have thought us "challenging home buyers." In fact it took us many months to find a match for our needs. However, she met us at each home with the same hopeful spirit as in our first visit. And we were never discouraged because Madeleine cheerfully explained her knowledge that the right house would come up and we didn't need to settle for something we didn't love. She was right, and when it came along, we all knew it. She's a gem. We recommend Madeleine highly and without reservation. -Maryli T.
My husband and I had been looking for a summer home in Maine for several years. Honestly, just kicking the tires kind of thing. As luck would have it, the road led us to Harpswell. When asking the locals who was a good broker, a kind woman at the Salt Cod Café?, said Roxanne York, just down the road. The moment we met Roxanne, we knew this lady was sharp! In just one day Roxanne had found us our dream cottage. She worked tirelessly on our behalf and was able to make the purchase of this home a reality. Her knowledge of the local laws and codes was invaluable as well as her vast array of local resources from which to draw. We knew that with her guidance we would overcome any and all obstacles. My husband and I would highly recommend Roxanne York for all your Real Estate needs. She is honest and dedicated and we are proud to now call her our friend! -Jeannie and Kevin McDonough
You did a great job both for us and for the Buyers in totally managing the sale of our Bailey Island home. What could really have been a painful process—after 40 years there—ultimately hurt only in concept. You facilitated everything else, and we continue to be appreciative. We hope that after your busy summer you get the extended, long-distance vacation that you have well earned. We can’t thank you enough. -Brad Howe
My wife and I just purchased a home in Georgetown through Roxanne York Real Estate. Not only are we delighted with the home but were delighted with the process. Roxanne brings a significant amount of energy, knowledge and passion to the home-buying experience from first contact until the closing and beyond. She possesses a deep knowledge of the Harpswell and Georgetown area and she knows real estate inside and out. If you’re looking for a summer home or a year-round home on the coast of Maine and you want someone that will do anything she can to make it happen, Roxanne York Real Estate is the way to go! -David Lake
I've never had this much attention to detail in a broker. Even as a buyer she has continuously sent me listings that fit my search and provided expert advice on locations, future value, and what will make me happy in the long run. I was a broker for years and wish there were more like her in every market. -Aaron M
We were beginning our search for our retirement home when we first met Roxanne. That first day looking at properties we found our dream home. After our offer was accepted, Roxanne served as point person for the sale as we lived out of state. Deadlines were tight, but Roxanne introduced us to all the right people and made it all work. Roxanne knows the market and the properties and will go the extra mile for her clients. Thanks Roxanne! -Nancy & Al Purkis
My experience with Roxanne has always been totally professional. She is excellent at doing the due diligence needed to determine the price that the house will sell at, staging the house to make it as attractive to a buyer as possible, and marketing the house aggressively. That includes finding buyers by contacting past clients, talking to folks as she meets them wherever she goes. The best advice I can give any seller of a property would be... listen to Roxanne when she tells you what the house will sell for (and that may not be the price you feel it's worth) and give her the ability to stage the house properly. She'll find you a buyer. It only took her a month to find my buyer with some of that credit going to me for listening to her when she told me what the price needed to be to sell the house. It was less than I hoped, but the house sold and saved me all those extra mortgage payments and tax payments and insurance payments, electric bills, etc. She'll Get it Done. And you'll have a great time with her during the process. -Marti Maxim
Roxanne is not only knowledgeable concerning all listings in her area, she is also professional, attentive, extremely resourceful and responsive. The most important thing for me, however, is the integrity that she brings to her job. A joy to work with!! -Sheila Duffy
Just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate all the things you did to find a house for us in Harpswell. I'm still wondering where you found the energy and patience to show us so many properties--until we found one that we really liked and that fitted our budget. As we looked at the many types of houses, we learned a great deal from you about managing oceanfront property and where to get help when needed. In addition, we became familiar with the Harpswell area--a place we have come to truly enjoy. We look forward to the time when we will be able to live in Harpswell year-round. -Carol & Fred Gay Penn.
We have purchased two homes and sold one with Roxanne's help. No one knows the Harpswell area better or is more insightful about the market than Roxanne. She is wonderful to work with and exceptionally clever in finding solutions to any problems that might pop up during a transaction. -Patrick and Joan Kaufmann.
I buy and sell many properties each year and my experience with Roxanne York Real Estate has been great. I have never met another broker that will work so hard for her clients. Roxanne goes far above and beyond what one would expect ensuring that the deal moves forward and closes on time. Through our dealings, Roxanne has shown herself to be honest, hard working, resourceful, and incredibly knowledgeable about property in the Harpswell area. In my opinion, if Roxanne can't find you a house or sell your house, no one can. I wouldn't hesitate to use Roxanne to buy or sell another property. Kristina, in her office has been a great help as well! -Justin Fletcher
Superior Service with Outstanding Results. -Charlie Pennell
Living 300 miles away from Harpswell, we understood working with a professional that we could fully trust to be our eyes and ears was very important. And, since we knew almost nothing about the area, we needed someone who knew everything. Roxanne found us this place (which was not listed online!), was very supportive during negotiations and arranged all the many aspects of purchase pre-closing. Her compiled contact ‘directory’ has been a tremendous bonus - from the beginning, we knew of people we could call to help with any kind of home owner issue. She also introduced us to so many people in the community that we quickly felt at home. I highly recommend buying a home in Harpswell with Roxanne York. -Lisa Burke
I would, and have, recommend Roxanne York to many as being the ‘go getter’ when it comes to Real Estate. She takes her business to heart and works for her clients, not for the profits. Rox has bought and sold three to four homes for my late husband and myself. I still sit in the last one Gary and I bought together and I will say that when the time comes to downsize, my friend Roxanne will be the first one I call. Give her a call if you’re ready for your ‘dream house’ to be a reality. -Dee Dee Furbush.
Because of Roxanne, finding the perfect home in Maine felt easy. Roxanne was able to quickly figure out exactly what we were looking for. She was very knowledgeable about all of the listings - we found our home the first morning! Roxanne then guided us through the due diligence phase, and she knew exactly who was out there to help us get to the closing. And she is still with us, as we begin to settle in. Not only was our search successful, it was also fun, thanks to Roxanne. -Beth and Joe Nelson
Roxanne was recommended to me by a former client of hers and I'm so happy that we met. Roxanne was able to sell our house in a market that wasn't ideal for selling. Her professionalism and personal attention to details is outstanding. She is a tireless advocate for her clients, doing much more for you than your average realtor would even conceive of. Roxanne made the whole process worry free and enjoyable. She found us the most delightful couple to buy our house. If we hadn't sold to them, I would have loved to be their neighbor. I highly recommend Roxanne to anyone buying a selling a home. You'll be a very happy client like I was. -Dottie Spitzer
Roxanne is quite simply the best realtor I've ever dealt with! She is determined, focused and single-minded about doing what is best for her clients. She is knowledgeable about protocols, tax implications and, most importantly, the community of Harpswell! She gets the job done! -Diane Bowen
Over the course of nearly two years, Roxanne tirelessly and with GREAT patience and good humor lead us through the process of buying our home in Harpswell. Her unparalleled knowledge of the area together with personal relationships certainly led her to find our perfect home. We couldn't appreciate her more! -Beth and Chris West
Thank you do much for all your hard work in getting my property sold. The economy slowed things down but you hung in there and found me a buyer. I appreciate how professional you and your staff (Kristina) are, helping me get through all the things that needed to be done to get this sale. Living in Ohio I was so far from the island, everything was handled so competently. Truly my heartfelt appreciation for all your hard work. Thank you again. -Elizabeth Fry
You made such quick work on our purchase of the Wiscasset home and made a young family very happy! Very impressive ... the way we were treated you would never know this wasn't a million dollar deal! Thank You so much for your attention to EVERY detail! -Kim Doughty
We recently purchased a home on Orr's Island and Roxanne helped us with the entire process. From the very beginning, we knew dealing with Roxanne would be extra-special! We fell in love with a property and Roxanne guided us through the whole process, always ready at a moment's notice to unlock doors, move furniture, help with experts for inspection, water treatment, town permits, etc. At one point (after the closing!!!) we were standing with Roxanne in the house, and she picked up a paper towel and started washing the windows. I said: 'Roxannne, you have already sold the house!' and she said, 'Well, the windows need cleaning.' So I can officially say that besides being the best realtor in Harpswell, Roxanne does do windows, too! Roxanne has been especially helpful even after the sale by recommending other local experts to help us with many improvements, introducing us to neighbors and much more. When we said we wanted to rent the house for a couple of years, she had three possible renter leads for us the next day. I remind you that Roxanne has already sold us the house and still she is just as helpful as can be- I have come to the conclusion that that's just who she is! We obviously recommend Roxanne highly! -Chris Nichols and Kim Gilpatrick
It is an honor for me to recommend you to the world as the best residential real estate broker I know. I have bought and sold many houses over the last forty years. I have lived in different homes in North Carolina, San Diego, Boston, New York, and Florida. Every deal had a broker on both sides. Your approach is was and is refreshing. Usually selling brokers are more interested in getting the listing than in actually selling the house. Once the listing agreement is signed, and they create the brochure, they go back into hibernation until a buyer happens to walk in their door. They generally pay little attention to their clients until they have a prospective buyer. You actively sell. You keep your client advised of your progress. You share all the facts as they occur. Your detailed knowledge of the market and your constant attention to your clients and to buyers who are looking for homes is unique. Ronnie and I only knew we liked the look of the Harpswell area. We knew very little about comparative values. We knew nothing about the community. We knew nothing about the variety of neighborhoods and their respective attributes. You and I spent over an hour on the telephone from our home in Florida and you gave me the most comprehensive market analysis I had ever heard. You covered the pros and cons of each neighborhood, the intangible 'feel' which Harpswell offered and you were willing to spend as much time as we needed to tour the market. We spent days with you driving through every area, stopping to tour every home for sale and seeing every available building lot. With your guidance, we compared values by all the standard variables plus some. You knew everything about replacement cost, the history of the homes and the uniqueness of the various building lots and the various costs to build on each one. You negotiated permits with the authorities in this highly regulated town. You kept us advised every time there was a change in the transaction or when you learned of another transaction which might effect the value of our new home. You introduced us to the lenders and negotiated our mortgage after comparing all the offers. -Evan Weston