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Working over a dry Rosè…

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On Moosehead Lake at Sunset…

This was taken last summer from the dock at Rockwood Cottages (which just so happens to be on the market!). Love this spot…


National Association of Realtors is spotlighting this blog!

National Association of Realtors is spotlighting one of my blogs for their ABR® Designation Course in terms of marketing and personal branding! Professional recognition at all levels is a really nice thing. Thanks, NAR!

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Sunrise this morning…



I never get tired of a sunrise, even from the same location. The colors always vary and the reflection off the water is just spectacular…


Kennebunkport Beach…

February in Maine…by the looks of the people and dogs walking along the beach you’d probably assume this was Spring or Fall? It was February 8th, cold and windy and I had a showing at the 1802 House Bed & Breakfast (which has amongst the most fantastic owner’s quarters of any inn I’ve seen). Naturally I combined business with pleasure (why not, it’s part of my job!) and my husband came with me. He dropped me off at the inn and headed off to the beach to take some photos. This was taken just around from the famous Dock Square, home of two of my favorite galleries, Abacus and Compliments. We ate a late lunch at Alisson’s and enjoyed a heaping plate of fried clams and local micro brews (for me, Riptide Red, my husband, Shipyard Export). Kennebunkport has really become a year round destination, with shops and restaurants open throughout the winter, giving bed and breakfasts true reason to stay open in the off season.


Just announced…

The New England Press Association awarded the Mount Desert Islander newspaper first place once again for General Excellence and best weekly newspaper website.

The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty was awarded best weekly newspaper real estate ad in all of New England!

Kim Swan says that in a time of unprecedented struggles, things like this are what set us apart. Our commitment to marketing is admirable but hard and we are not taking the easy way out.

In Kim’s words, Our Clients Deserve It“.


The Guilford Bed & Breakfast, just listed!

Grandeur in the Maine Highlands
The Guilford Bed & Breakfast, circa 1904-1918
This incredible grand mansion in Guilford, Maine has been through meticulous restoration. Currently, two sides of the home (color photo above) have been hand scraped, sanded and repainted in the classic tri-color palette, chimneys restored, dormers have been restored to their original splendor with copper details and hand turned spindles. The remaining two sides (the front, as shown in the old photo above) will be completed this Summer. The Monson slate roof is in beautiful shape, there is original stained glass, a huge wrap around porch, incredibly maintained interior woodwork on the walls as well as hardwood floors. Wet bar, formal dining room with very large windows, a formal living room with fireplace, large den with a design stamped metal box wood burning fireplace with incredible mahogany wood walls, yet the room remains light and airy, with plenty of windows and high ceilings. There are 4 spacious guestrooms on the 2nd floor, 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on the 3rd floor for owners, with a private access stairway down to the kitchen. The kitchen is a wonderful space to cook, entertain, or as the prior owner, catering (a restaurant would be great here). The space is quite large, bright, with dual ovens & dishwashers; a private sitting room & powder room off the kitchen. Currently a B&B, but this would make an incredible private residence and historic property to be proud of. Just 1 hour from Bangor, 40 minutes to Moosehead Lake, 2 1/2 hours from Portland, it’s a great midway point to many destinations.

This turn of the century Queen Anne is an absolute must see. Offered at $650,000