I was re locating from ct. To Maine looking for an affordable,nice place,and Annie more than delivered,not to mention was very re assuring when I was getting nervous I will most definitely use as my agent again,and have already recommended her to a friend.
Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Rockport, ME.
We could not have asked more in a realtor!! Once of the most competent and thorough realtors with whom we have ever dealt. Though our search and offer, and search and offer, and search and offer was frustrating at times, Annie helped us to keep our spirits up and our options open. Her knowledge of the best local tradesmen and inspectors meant that we could feel confident in our assessment of the home. We highly recommend Annie!!
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Northfield, MA.
Annie Higbee’s guidance in our Maine house search was invaluable. She knows her state, and her insights into its various towns and neighborhoods helped us narrow our search in its early stages. She quickly developed a sense for the type of house we were seeking, and would come to any house-search with a sensitively chosen selection of properties. Annie respected our preferences, but also had the ability to help us see the hidden potential in a house we may have overlooked. On the other hand, she made sure to point out construction flaws we had missed on any tour. She never pushed us to commit to any property--though our search was painstakingly slow (taking nearly three years to find “the” house). Instead, she clearly wanted us to find the place that made us happy, however long it took.
We ultimately did find that place. Because of the friendly and cooperative relationships she has developed with other professionals, the house’s listing realtor arranged an early showing, before it was officially on the market. Although we did not make an offer at the time (again, no pressure from Annie), that showing allowed us to compare subsequent viewings of other properties, helping us to feel secure in our final decision.
After the initial offer, Annie continued to stand behind us, arranging and observing inspections, and insisting upon follow-up tests when she saw reason. Her dogged insistence on one more test of the septic system alone saved us thousands of dollars and gained for us an essentially new system.
Even after the documents were signed and the house was ours at last, Annie continued to help. She was able to recommend local professionals for every item on our list of projected home improvements, suggestions that were invaluable since we are new to the area. Going well beyond the call of duty, Annie even brought us a list of names, neighbors she thought we would enjoy meeting.
We recommend Annie highly. She is honest, knowledgeable, professional--and a lot of fun.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Owls Head, ME.
Annie was terrific. She was always enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and patient during the ups and downs of the purchase . Always professional, she guided us through the entire challenging journey. We recommend her highly!
Sold a Single Family home in 2013 in Penobscot, ME.
Annie was top notch. She worked around the clock for us. Annie has a great wealth of knowledge about Maine and would be beneficial to anyone whether you are out state and local to the area. She is extremely positive. Thank you Annie.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Cushing, ME.
Annie was a wonderful resource for my husband and I as we purchased a second home in Cushing, ME. As an out-of-stater, I had a very limited to time to spend on the home search, and Annie was great in responding to the request to pack a day of viewing into six hours. She is an incredible facilitator and had a team of inspectors ready and able to do the water and radon testing as well as the home inspection. I would definitely use Annie again or recommend her to friends and family.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $300K in Wiscasset, ME.
We recently had to plan a very quick move from California to Maine and needed to find an agent locally that had the knowledge and ability to view homes for us. I was looking for someone honest that would not simply try to sell me the most expensive home on the market. I called a few agents and was disappointed in their attitude and dare I say slow pace. I needed someone I could trust to understand our time restraints and from the moment I spoke to Annie I knew she could! She was patient, knowledgeable and most importantly honest. Annie visited the homes on our shortlist creating virtual, detailed tours for us. We picked our dream home from a video and the process was smooth and most importantly communicated thoroughly. You could not find a better agent than Annie!
Annie was very helpful in assisting us with determining what options best suited our interests and resources in this market. Her approach was low pressure and informative, providing us with good choices. She put in time and effort beyond our expectations to help us navigate complications with the transaction, representing our interests well. With her knowledge of the market, professional connections and comfortable demeanor, Annie should be considered if you are buying or selling a property in mid-coast Maine.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Damariscotta, ME.
We are in awe of Annie's skills and expertise. She is totally "non pressuring" and has a fantastic knowledge of the entire Mid-Coast, Maine area. She can help you feel what it will be like to live in just about every town, or region you are looking in. She knew most of the other realtors that we had to deal with and that alone helped to facilitate getting to visit many more properties than we expected to visit. She always showed up on time and was prepared for each visit. If it's a bad deal, she will tell you. We live in Miami which made handling some of the details on the other end (Maine) a logistical issue. Well, Annie jumped in and scheduled visits with roofers and other trades to help us decide if the house was the right one. Not only did she schedule the visits, but she met each of the vendors on site, including the inspector to explain what needed to be done. She was able to negotiate a lower price for us (when we already had a low price) and then followed though to ensure that everything went smoothly all the way through closing. I would highly recommend that you seek out Annie if you are looking for a home. You definitely won't be disappointed. Because of who she is as a person we will remain close friends forever.
Bought a Single Family home in 2013 in Fairfield, ME.
Her responsiveness and support in this difficult process was second to none. I was impressed with her ability to juggle my wants and needs while reaching an agreeable purchase price with an unresponsive selling agent. Her contacts and knowledge in this field is impressive and was entirely why we were able to buy this home. I would not hesitate to use her in the future should the need arise.