Don't head to sea...
Don't head to sea if you don't have any experience, unless you have someone by your side that does. The same can be said for buying or selling property in any Maine seaside community.
Navigating the Federal, State and Town Shoreland Ordinances that effect coastal properties can challenge even the most experienced Brokers at times. Assure yourself of a smooth transaction by working with a Broker that specializes in waterfront all the time, not one that does a waterfront property from time to time.
Hi, I'm Ron Hutchins, owner of The Harpswell Realty Group. I am one of Maine's Top Selling Real Estate Brokers specializing in waterfront property and a leading Broker of Exclusive Buyer Broker Representation, waterfront properties.
I have created the Harpswell Realty Group because I saw a need to elevate the client / agent experience, to provide specialized, knowledgeable assistance to buyers & sellers of property within the seaside communities of Maine. I am an affiliate of Keller Williams Realty.
As a seasoned, specialized, waterfront real estate professional, I understand that buying or selling a home along Maine's coast is more than just a transaction: it's a life-changing experience. That's why I am dedicated to providing exceptional, personalized service for my clients. Be responsive, be punctual, be honest and be factual are the cornerstones of my philosophy. If you are considering selling or buying a home in one of Maine's coastal towns, you need a Broker that understands and deals with the Federal, State and Local Shoreland Zoning regulations on a daily basis, not on a once in a while basis.
I take great pride in the relationships I build and always work relentlessly on the client's behalf to help them achieve their real estate goals. I believe that if you're not left with an amazing experience, I haven't done my job. I measure success through the satisfaction of my clients.
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About The Founder/Owner
Ron is consistently one of the Top 5 Buyer Brokers of Saltwater related property in all of Maine.*
Having done local cottage renovations, Ron understands the coastal shoreland zoning codes and regulations and brings a wealth of knowledge to his clients regarding Coastal Real Estate.
Licensed to act as a Buyer’s Broker and/or Seller’s Broker, Ron is an experienced broker that will guide you through the process with integrity, compassion, and experience, to ensure a positive and successful transaction and is proven to be a creative, tough negotiator. Ron will be there for you every step of the way and looks forward to helping you find your perfect home.
Raised on Bailey Island in the coastal town of Harpswell, Ron spent his time around the lobster boats and swimming in the local coves. His activities included Ice Hockey, Football, and Track through school and he attended the local Bailey Island church.
Ron graduated from Mt. Ararat High School in 1980, attended Johnson & Wales University, Culinary Arts 1980-1981 and was a Gourmet Magazine Silver Spoon Award recipient in 1982, 1983 and 1984 while working as a chef in Park City, Utah.
Ron played hockey at JWU and was the founder and Head Coach of the local Girl's High School Varsity Ice Hockey Team. Ron also coached the local Special Olympics track team for 6 years.
Ron loves the ocean and everything about it. A day saltwater fishing or just taking the boat for a ride and visiting a waterside eatery is his definition of a perfect day. Ron has made Harpswell his home with his wife and two daughters. His youngest daughter attended Mount Saint Marys University in Emmittsburg, MD. She was a Division 1 softball player and is now employed in NYC at Rockefeller Plaza.
Ron looks forward to working with you on your next Coastal Maine Real Estate Transaction!
*Maine Market Share by Agent, Exclusive Buyer Representation in a transaction for properties classified as Bay,Cove,Harbor,Ocean in the entire state of Maine.
Why Use Harpswell Realty Group, LLC to Represent You
As an agent who's an expert in the local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate on the coast of Maine. Coastal real estate, it's not the same everywhere else, so you need someone you can trust for accurate information and advice regarding Federal, State and Local Shoreland Ordinances & Regulations. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I and our team can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows these areas inside and out! We can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home. We'll be along side of you through every step, the search, schedule the showings, offers, counter-offers, the home inspection, the septic evaluation, code office conformation review, financing(if needed), title investigations, boundary verification, homeowner insurance, flood zone review and insurance (if needed), final walkthrough and the closing.
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. We can take care of everything you need, from start to close. Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. We can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.