Blog :: 2016

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty welcomes Louise Ducharme

YORK, Maine (October 20, 2016) — Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty welcomed Louise Ducharme, a licensed Maine and New Hampshire Broker with 25+ years of real estate experience and a background in marketing and sales of new construction projects, to its team of professionals. She will be working out of both the York and Ogunquit offices.

Amongst her long list of designations and certifications, Louise is a Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist, REALTOR®, and is a skilled professional both in pricing strategy and in representation of the buyer and seller. Louise attributes her many years of success in Southern Maine real estate to her robust referral network. At the root of her business are her passion and pride for nurturing relationships with past, present and future clients. These relationships are built on trust, commitment and the connections that flourish long after the transaction is closed. Much like her client relationships, Louise also has exceptional connections with other top real-estate professionals. Developing and maintaining these bonds not only give Louise access to a vast network of like minded individuals but also the opportunity to grow and learn each and every day.

"We have a track-record of success and are dedicated to providing superior service to all of our clients." says Linda Briggs, owner of Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty. "Louise adds to my team of top brokers by differentiating herself as one who benefits from a massive sphere of influence." Linda continues, "Louise is warm-hearted, energetic and extremely diligent." She notes that, "being a native of Montréal, Canada and fluent in French, Louise provides a great service when working with our neighbors to the North, something that is common particularly in our Ogunquit office."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 19,000 sales associates located in approximately 850 offices in 65 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 35 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine and 19 Beach Street, Ogunquit, Maine.

Walter Kallenback joins Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty

YORK, Maine (March 22, 2016) — Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, York County's leading Sotheby's International Realty affiliate, is proud to announce the addition of Walter Kallenback to the team at Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty.

Wally has been an active real estate agent in Maine since 1997 and has lived in Ogunquit since 1989. He has a lifelong background in the construction industry. He owned his own design/build firm in San Francisco, CA and worked for a Boston area company as Construction Manager, managing multi-million dollar projects. Simply put, Wally has a keen understanding of a building's value from the ground up. His unparalleled understanding of the ever changing world of real estate is due to his wealth of experience and his successful completion of over $100 million in real estate sales to date.

His professional memberships and designations include; Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist (CLHMS), E-Pro, the National Association of REALTORS® and 1031 Exchange proficiency.

"I recognize Wally to have the perfect balance of energy and enthusiasm along with a professional approach to putting a deal together and seeing it through the close of escrow" said Linda Briggs, President and owner of Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty. "He is someone you can trust your real estate needs to, have fun while doing so, and know you will have 100 percent of his time and attention."

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 18,800 sales associates located in approximately 835 offices in 63 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 35 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine and at 19 Beach Street, Ogunquit, Maine.

Wally can be reached at 207-363-6640 or 207-646-8802

Sotheby's International Realty Brand Wins 'Best in Category' for Ninth Consecutive Year

YORK, Maine (Feb. 19, 2016) — Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, a luxury real estate firm based in York, Maine, today announced the Sotheby's International Realty brand won Franchise Business Review's Best in Category for Real Estate Franchisee Satisfaction award for the ninth year in a row.

The Best in Category award measures franchisee satisfaction with their franchisors and is part of the 11th annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards presented by Franchise Business Review. In addition to earning the top real estate ranking, the Sotheby's International Realty brand also came in fourth in the overall top 50 and second among the Top 50 "Systems with 250 or more units," which is a ranking of all franchise systems across all categories with more than 250 locations.

"We are so proud to receive this distinction for the ninth year in a row," said Philip White, president and chief executive officer, Sotheby's International Realty Affiliates LLC. "We are committed to always helping our network achieve greater levels of success and we are so pleased that our affiliates hold us in such high regard within the ranking system. The reason the Franchise Business Review recognition is so rewarding is because it is measured by input from our most important asset: our affiliates."

Franchise Business Review surveyed more than 28,000 franchisees representing 339 franchise brands for the annual Franchisee Satisfaction awards. Franchises were evaluated in five areas: training and support, franchise system, franchisor/franchisee relations, financial opportunity and overall satisfaction. Additionally, demographic and lifestyle questions gave a 360-degree view of the franchise ownership experience. Franchise Business Review is a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction and franchise buyer experiences. For a complete list of this year's award winners, go to www.FBR50.com.

"Sotheby's International Realty continues to impress with higher franchisee satisfaction scores than benchmark in every category of Franchise Business Review's annual survey," said Franchise Business Review president Michelle Rowan. "The brand particularly excels in 'Training and Support,' with an overall 31% higher satisfaction rating than benchmark."

"This brand offers our firm the tools, resources and support we need to reach a global audience of consumers and provide our clients with the best possible service," said Linda Briggs broker/owner. "We are proud to be part of this network of extraordinary professionals, and to represent this fine brand in the Southern York County market."

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, which has offices in York and Ogunquit Maine, offers exclusive Sotheby's International Realty marketing, advertising and referral services designed to attract well-qualified buyers to the firm's property listings. In addition, the firm and its clients benefit from an association with the Sotheby's auction house, which promotes real estate referral opportunities with auction house clientele. Property listings from Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty also are marketed on the sothebysrealty.com global website, as well as on the firm's local website, anneerwin.com.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty welcomes Holly Breton

YORK, Maine — January 5, 2016 - Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty, York County's leading Sotheby's International Realty affiliate, is pleased to welcome Holly Breton to its quality Southern Maine team of experienced sales associates. Breton's longstanding professional real estate career and her extensive real estate skills and knowledge of the Southern Maine Real Estate Market has earned her respect and accolades from her clients and industry peers alike.

"I am delighted that Holly has selected my firm to fortify her connections and continue to grow her respected real estate career," says Linda Briggs, Owner and President of Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty. "Holly has always impressed me as a consummate professional, I have no doubt in her knowledge, trustworthiness and dedication to provide exemplary client service"

Born in York, Breton lived in Arizona as a child, and spent her summers in Maine, she attended Bradford College in Massachusetts, and eventually settled in Wells, Maine, where she married and raised her children.

Holly is a member of the National Association of REALTORS®, Maine Association of REALTORS®, York County Association of REALTORS®, and Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is a member of the Greater York Region and Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce.

The Sotheby's International Realty network currently has more than 17,000 sales associates located in approximately 800 offices in 61 countries and territories worldwide. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty has had a leading presence in the southern Maine real estate market for over 35 years. Founded in 1980, the company offers a wide selection of oceanfront, ocean view, waterfront, water view and distinctive homes in every price range in southern Maine including York, Cape Neddick, Kittery, Kittery Point, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, South Berwick, and Eliot. Anne Erwin Sotheby's International Realty is located at 31 Long Sands Road, York, Maine.