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.
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
"My experience with Roxanne has always been totally professional. She is excellent at doing the due dilligence 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."
My very best wishes, 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 insighful 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.
"A tireless advocate, Roxanne does what you'd do for yourself... if you'd the skills." -Tom Burke, Bailey Island
“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. Roxs 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.
"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 Harpswell, Maine
Dear Roxanne, 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 (Christine) 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.