BLUE HILL — Longtime Swan Agency True Estate designated broker Margaret “Midge” Smith has opened her own serious estate office environment, Coast of Maine Realty, at 4 Ellsworth Highway in the former place of the Blue Hill Co-op.
“I preferred to satisfy a dream that I experienced, so I’m performing it,” reported Smith. “I’m going to be 59 this winter season. If I never do it now, when am I likely to do it? I assume a whole lot of people ought to do that.”
The Surry resident opened Coastline of Maine Realty on Sept. 17.
Smith has been in the real estate business given that 2006. The Castine indigenous has been a registered broker because 2011 doing work with The Swan Agency, which is owned by Kim Swan.
Smith also served as Swan Agency’s controlling broker for the Blue Hill office, which has since closed.
“It was a difficult determination leaving Kim,” said Smith. “I adore her. She’s been a excellent enable. She’s phenomenal to get the job done for and with.”
With the COVID-19 pandemic, Smith said she requested herself exactly where she desired to be when she retired, and that was proudly owning her very own genuine estate company.
“It’s really gratifying to be a Real estate agent,” Smith said.
“Kim was a excellent mentor,” she explained. “I want to be that mentor to anyone else.”
Coastline of Maine Realty currently has two agents in addition to Smith.
“We’ll seem to broaden,” Smith reported. “I prepare on bringing on far more.”
Coastline of Maine Realty is located in 1 suite on the to start with ground of the former co-op making, which has been wholly renovated.
“I’ve acquired some excellent individuals driving me,” Smith reported. “It’s been pleasurable.”
Many years back, Smith worked component time for the town of Surry executing deputy treasurer/town clerk/tax collector obligations and finally became the town’s complete-time administrative assistant.
But genuine estate beckoned.
“I considered genuine estate was glamorous, and I required to set my possess hours,” she recalled. Smith found out true estate operate was not so glamorous and soon grew to 7 days a 7 days, but she established her individual several hours.
Arranging her timetable to be at a 3 p.m. video game her grandson is taking part in in or some other family activity is crucial to Smith. And versatile schedules were one thing she prioritized when she was supervising town business staff who had kids decades ago.
Smith reported the 2020 and 2021 authentic estate markets have been seller’s markets and sizzling ones at that.
“An overheated industry for guaranteed is what we’re in,” Smith said. “I think we’ll see the very same for 2022. I feel the costs are going to appear down a minor. I do not feel they’re going to be as significant as they are.”
Smith reported she treats her consumers ethically and skillfully.
“I want to handle consumers the way I would want to be dealt with,” Smith reported. “I’ve been fortuitous to have great shoppers.”
You can access Coast of Maine Realty at 374-7230 or on the net at coastofmainerealty.com.