Email Mary Jean

(603) 433-3350

Trusted Partners

Cummings, Lamont and McNamee, PA 603.772.3460
Graham Smith, CPA – MacPage LLC 207.523.3313
Suzann P. Glidden, CPA 207.703.0235
Appraisals An appraisal is an unbiased estimate of what a buyer might expect to pay – or a seller receive – for a parcel of real estate, where both buyer and seller are informed parties. This is what is typically expected by a bank. The fee for an appraisal can vary but is likely to be somewhere between $275 and $500. If you have a preference for a particular appraiser, be sure to consult with your lender. A market analysis, usually free of charge, is available from a real estate agent. It provides much the same information but does not meet bank requirements.
Beacon Appraisal Company 207.883.5171
Benjamin Brighton – BCB Appraisals Ltd. 603.841.5648
Cornerstone Valuation Services 207.676.5576
Stanhope Group 603.431.4141
The Valuation Group 207.676.4050
Anne Whitney 603.427.2832
DeStefano Architects 603.431.8701
Fiorentino Group Architects 207.351.1166
Robert Reed Associates 207.363.8568
Salmon Falls Architects 888.266.2151
TMS Architects 603.436.4274
Attorneys and Title Companies Through the course of the real estate transaction, you may need or choose to consult an attorney regarding contingencies or other issues regarding the sale or purchase of your home or land. While the real estate purchase and sale agreements are fill-in-the-blank forms supplied to us by the Maine Association of Realtors, some questions may arise. We are not attorneys and we encourage you to consult one if you choose. Seller Responsibilities Sellers are responsible for having the deed and transfer tax form prepared prior to closing. This should be done so that there is enough time for the closing agent (either an attorney or title company) to review the deed on behalf of the buyer and/or bank. Buyer Responsibilities It is the buyer’s lender or the buyer’s attorney who is responsible for doing the closing, title search, recording of the deed and mortgage note and other paperwork. If you are financing the property, the lender usually chooses the attorney or title company but if you have a preference as to who will do the work, you should let the lender know. If it is someone on their approved list, then you should be able to make those arrangements. Title Insurance If you are financing the property you will be required to have title insurance in an amount to cover the amount financed. You may be asked if you would like to have title insurance to cover your own risk. The cost for title insurance (which is based on the purchase price) is far less if purchased at the time of closing and it is a one-time expense.  For more information about owner’s title insurance check with the closing agent.
David Ballou – Ballou and Bedell 207.363.5300
McEachern and Thornhill 207.439.4881
Patrick Bedard 207.439.4502
Title Companies
Cornerstone Title 603.766.8121
Melanie Yorke Tromblee – Red Door Title 207.358.7500 or 207.475.6610 Cell
Signature Title 800.655.0013 or 603.431.8100
Bank or Mortgage Broker
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation 207.837.3421
Kennebunk Savings Bank 603.334.1023
Merrimack Mortgage Company 603.319.4305
Mortgage Network 603.430.8488
Optima Bank and Trust 603.433.9607
Basement Waterproofing
Basement Technologies of Maine 866.844.4273
B-Dry System 800.287.2379
Coastal Basement Waterproofing 207.883.5583
TC Hafford Basement Systems 800.734.6151
Chase Construction 207.676.4493
Aaron Henderson 603.969.4073 Cell or 207.438.9258
K and J Construction 603.235.6008
Period Design Restorations 207.351.1593
Robert Reed Associates 207.363.8568
Fernald Construction and Property Services 207.451.7059
Reynolds Property Services LLC 207.363.1434
Bill Prince 207.363.2777
Kevin Leconte – Secure Site 207.251.1229
Chimney Inspection/Cleaning
Charlie’s Chimneys 207.985.3477
A Merrie Sweep 603.431.8772
Bridges Electric 207.363.7177
Scott Fagan 207.361.1584
Steve Gagne – Coastal Contracting 207-646-7246
Environmental Testing & Mitigation (Radon, Mold)
Air and Water Quality 800.698.9655
Air Quality Management 207.657.7360
Central Maine A and W Services 207.314.5794
Environmental Safety (ESHA) 207.854.2711
EnviroVantage 800.640.5323
Radon Removal Systems 800.640.8889
Radon Systems 207.247.8181
Furniture Disposal – Sell
Boyd Auctions 207.439.6641
Hap Moore Antiques 207.363.6373
Howard Koeppel 207.363.5873 or 207.475.6824 Cell
Furniture Disposal – Donate
2nd Generation in Greenland 603.430.9482
Catholic Charities of Maine 207.879.1130 ext. 8215
Habitat for Humanity ReStore 207.221.0047
Leeward Landing Charitable Thrift Store 207.361.4085
Operation Blessing 603.430.8561
Salvation Army of Portland 207.878.8555 ext. 1
Don Goettler 207.475.4581
Fernald Construction and Property Services 207.451.7059
Rent-A-Husband 207.646.1661
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Affordable Comfort 207.363.9995
Chris Donnell 207.363.1900
Hydro Air Inc. 603.964.4097
Performance Plumbing and Heating 207.363.1770
Rhodes Plumbing 207.439.0334
Tim Donnell Plumbing 207.361.2768
Home Inspection Services for Real Estate Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty encourages all buyers to have a home inspection whether the house is new or old. The purpose of the home inspection is not to discover small imperfections since no house (even a new one) is perfect. The real purpose of the inspection is to make sure that there are no significant surprises. You will find below the names of a number of area home inspectors with whom I have had some experience. All are members of ASHI (American Society of Home Inspectors). To learn more about the home inspection process, visit
Home Inspection Services
Criterium-Mooney 207.775.1969 Yes
Housemasters 800.626.5442, 603.332.7411
Inspect-It 1st 207.885.8664
Jeff Leighton
John Callan 207.646.8825 or 207.329.9900 Cell
Pillar to Post – Keith Wheeler 603.759.5494
Steve Purdy
Up-Country Home Inspectors, Inc. 207.883.9876
Please note that some companies will give you an on-the-spot report while others are able to email you the report (usually within 24 hours).  If speed is important or if you are an out-of-town buyer, you should consider how you will receive the inspection report.  Those companies that email the report can (with your permission) also email a copy to your real estate agent, which may expedite matters. When you schedule your appointment, be sure to be clear about the specific inspections you want.  Some possibilities are: Radon air, Lead paint, Mold, Asbestos, Pests, Septic Water Quality (with or without radon or lead testing), Chimney (Level II)
House Cleaners
D.P. Cleaning 207.439.4151
Danielle – Diamond Shine 207.219.1381
SERVPRO 207.363.6900
Insurance (Homeowners)
Lontine Insurance 207.363.3140
USI Insurance Services – Brandon Neudecker 603.731.7499 Cell or 855.874.0123
Interior Designers/Staging
Accent and Design (Anne Cowenhoven) 207.363.7949
Diane Hughes Interiors 603.964.9563
Stunning Spaces (Patrice Sweet) 207.351.1358
The Styled Home (Elizabeth Polansky) 207.329.1260
Lawn Care/Gardeners
Jacquelyn Nooney Landscape Inc. 207.475.7870
Norton Landscaping – Patrick Norton 781.307.3401
Patten Grounds Care 207.361.1935
Piscataqua Landscaping 207.439.2241
Reynolds Property Services LLC 207.363.1434
Art Young 207.363.5416
Atlas Stoneworks 207.361.1395
Dale Avery 603.781.5705
Moving Companies
Gentle Giant Moving Company 800.442.6863
William C. Huff Moving and Storage 800.247.5564
Wood Bros. Moving and Storage 603.436.2725 or 800.722.3033
Just in Time Odd Jobs – Justin Pelletier 207.337.2626
Painters and Power Washers
Cape Neddick Power Washing 207.361.4611
Painting by Northeast 207.324.8142
Silver Brothers 603.659.0834
Vivid Painting 207.363.9630
Pest Inspectors
Ehrlich Pest Control 800.439.7716
Ecotech 207.451.9451
Colonial Pest 603.436.6000
Hall Brothers 207.698.1551
Precision Roofing 207.247.2528
Septic Services Companies
A-1 Enviro Service 207.646.2180
Grover and Fallon Value Router 207.439.1510
Seacoast Sewer and Drain 207.439.2900
A-1 Self-Storage (Kittery) 207.439.2077
Kittery Storage and Parcel Center (Kittery) 207.439.0800
PODS 888.770.7637
William C. Huff Moving and Storage 800.247.5564
Wood Bros. Moving and Storage (Portsmouth) 603.436.2725
Surveying/Soils Testing
Altus Engineering 603.433.2335
Anderson-Livingston Engineers 207.363.4414
Mike Cuomo 207.363.4532
Easterly Surveying 207.439.6333
Ken Gardner 207.637.2260
Joe Noel 207.384.5587
Trash Removal
Glenn – The Seacoast Dump Guy 207.450.9262
J.B. Trucking 207.439.0974
Reynolds Property Services LLC 207.363.1434
Central Maine Power (CMP) 800.750.4000
Kennebunk Light and Power District 207.985.3311
AT&T 800.222.0300
Comcast 888.633.4266
CenturyLink 866.963.6665
Fairpoint Communications 866.984.2001
MCI 888.624.9266
Time Warner Cable 800.833.2253
Comcast 888.633.4266
Time Warner 800.833.2253
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Wells Water District 207.985.3385
Kittery Water District 207.439.1128
South Berwick Water District 207.384.2257
York Water District 207.363.2265
Kennebunk Sewer District 207.985.4741
Kittery Sewer District 207.439.0452
Ogunquit Sewer District 207.646.2028
South Berwick Sewer District 207.384.2760
York Sewer District 207.363.4232
D.F. Richard 800.649.6457
Dead River Company 800.424.8444
Downeast Energy 207.363.4331
Eastern Propane 800.523.5237
Estes Oil 207.363.4172
Gagnon and Son 207.384.2213
Proulx Oil and Propane 207.363.3636
Rye Fuel 603.964.8900