Maine Life Real Estate Testimonials

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As a first time buyer, buying out of state, I was definitely a little nervous.

However, I was SO impressed with the work my realtor, Heather, did to make the process smooth for me. She is so knowledgeable, and also, willing to do research when there is something she doesn't know. She really guided me through the process from financing and narrowing my search to putting in an offer (we got the very first house we put an offer on!) and putting together all of the many MANY pieces needed to close the deal. I literally could not have done this without her. Any time I had a question about a property, she was fast to find the information, or, if it wasn't available, to find the right person to ask. She was always prepared to go above and beyond to help with the unusual situations that come up buying out of state. She is also incredibly realistic about the challenges of any given property, and could give a good balancing perspective when I was only seeing the parts of a property I wanted to see. There is noone you want looking out for you more. When I someday move again, I look forward to working with her again. Thanks so much Heather!!

Helen Catanese

If it wasn’t for Paige Klein I’d have given up on my dream of owning a home!

We looked at MANY homes, made countless offers, drove around most of southern maine, and I had but given up! But true to who she is, Paige would not let me. She knew I wanted to live in South Portland and one day said “we have to go see this house now!” Offer made and accepted and I am noe a proud homeowner living in my dream location, all thanks to a persistent, determined, and wonderful realtor! Thank you Paige!

Jodi Kelly

Wonderful experience, the Maine Life Team helped us turn a chapter in our lives by helping us sell our home of 25 years and in turn also aided us in finding our next home.

Thanks so much to Rob and Cindy.

R. Dow

Kim is an outstanding realtor.

She worked hard to get listings to me as soon as possible. She is knowledgeable about every aspect of the business and guided me with excellent advice on every step of the buying process. She is supportive and a great source of information with the many things that need to be done to purchase. Kim is a fantastic person and hard worker. I could not be more pleased with her and the experience she and her company provided.

Stephanie Conlan

My fiance and I recently worked with Kim when buying our first home, and she is an absolute delight!

I couldn't imagine working with another realtor but her, highly recommend! If I ever need to buy another house, I am going to contact her first. She is so knowledgeable in her field, would help answer our questions or concerns, day or night. She is very enthusiastic and has a great personality. I felt like I was in great hands during this process. She made our experience painless. Kim was on top of everything, so fast and on point! If you want to buy a home, Kim is the way to go!!

Patricia Powers

I highly recommend Kim Tarbox for all your realty needs.

She helped me buy my current house 8 years ago, sell my prior house, and is now helping us look for a new house. She is everything you want in a realtor and more. She is on top of all the details and really takes the stress out of looking for a new home and selling your existing home.

Bridget Rioux-Plourde

We started working with Kim about a year ago when we wanted to sell our rental property.

We sold our property quickly and had a wonderful experience. Then about 6 months later we contacted Kim again to help us purchase a camp for our family. We couldn't have asked for a better person to help with this journey. She was easy to talk to, responsive to our questions or concerns, and knew how to advocate for us and our needs. All the other team members from this company that we worked with behind the scenes was also very attentive and made us feel well taken care of during this process. We would highly recommend this company.

Mike and Sarah N.

Heather Compton was amazing.

. As a first time homebuyer I was nervous and super anxious, but Heather was there for me every step of the way, answering every question in a timely manner, and keeping me posted with each step of the process. .I Highly recommend Heather and her team, they were efficient, knowledgeable and prompt. Huge thank you to Maine Life Real Estate and especially Heather. I am an extremely happy new homeowner.

Angela Doucette

Maine Life Real Estate did an amazing job helping my wife and I purchase our first home.

They came strongly recommended from a close friend of ours and we could not be happier with the result. From the flexible hours through the constant updates during the buying process, they kept us informed and prepared to meet our closing deadline.

Michael Baker

We couldn’t be happier with the way Tracy Therrien handled the sale of our home.

She knew the market and our area in particular and we were under contract after two showings. Tracy kept us updated throughout the entire process. We were really happy we listed our home with her.

Erica & Corey C

Our entire experience was wonderful.

..they were knowledgeable, dealt with all issues which arose effectively, highly professional, and supportive of our needs and expectations. Would strongly recommend their service to everyone!

Steve Leary

If it wasn’t for Paige Klein I’d have given up on my dream of owning a home!

We looked at MANY homes, made countless offers, drove around most of southern maine, and I had but given up! But true to who she is, Paige would not let me. She knew I wanted to live in South Portland and one day said “we have to go see this house now!” Offer made and accepted and I am noe a proud homeowner living in my dream location, all thanks to a persistent, determined, and wonderful realtor! Thank you Paige!

Jodi Kelly

Awesome experience working with Paige and the team at Maine Life Realtors.

Felt confidence at every turn . Great communication,, Very responsive and available for questions and updates . Would highly recommend, 5 star team .

Duane Preble

Tracy took us through buying and selling a home within a week of each other.

Her professionalism and care are second to none and I highly recommend you contact her for your home buying and selling needs!

Rick Tufts

Tracy was wonderful to work with.

We had difficult schedules and we’re looking for something special. We looked at dozens of houses together and it was a great experience from start to finish. I would recommend Tracy to anyone looking for their next home.


My family has bought two houses with Kim Tarbox and sold one, and she was incredible to work with every time!

Kim was able to accommodate my growing family's hectic schedule and helped guide us through the process from start ("Hey! We are ready to buy our homestead! Our ideal location is the southern half of Maine!") to finish ("Woo! We have the most amazing homestead in the perfect community for our family!!"). More specifically, Kim and her team helped us find and buy our starter home with an FHA mortgage (the notary thought the dates must be wrong during the closing, so little time had passed between the offer and the close date). She also helped us sell our starter home to a buyer with another FHA mortgage (and a work relocation and rent-before-they-buy situation) in under 2 months! She ALSO helped us buy our dream homestead after we outgrew said starter home!! Simply put, we couldn't recommend Kim and her team more highly.

Zachary Drake

Paige was wonderful to work with.

Highly recommend to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

Joe Camp

This is the second time working with Kim to purchase a property and I couldn't be happier!

She does a stand-up job- incredibly resourceful, always responsive and will do what needs to be done to get a good deal closed. Highly recommended!!!

Zachary Taylor

My realtor, Kary Goodman, is one of the smartest, kindest, and professional humans I've had the pleasure of meeting.

Not only did she help me find my new home but she pivoted (many times) as I gained an understanding of what I was looking for. I cannot recommend her and Maine life Real Estate highly enough. The house search and buying process is so stressful, having someone you trust who can be your guide is so important and I feel very lucky to have had such a wonderful guide myself.

Aiden Threadgoode

We have worked with Maine Life Real Estate on several occasions now, both as a buyer and a seller.

I can't speak highly enough about Rob and the whole team. Whether determining a listing price, or advising on an offer, Rob brings years of experience, knowledge of market trends and real time examples to the table to help you make the best decision. He lays out a plan with you and keeps you updated along the way. He and the team stay on top of the transaction from beginning to end communicating with you regularly. Buying or selling a home can feel daunting, but they make it seem easy. We highly recommend Maine Life Real Estate.

Robert DuPuy

Marnie listened patiently to our needs and walked us effortlessly (from our perspective) to where we wanted to be.

They all proved to be open, friendly and forthcoming, anticipating many of our needs. Their expertise was demonstrated in their timely responses to our questions and concerns. We had resisted enlisting a buyers agent due to in part to the lack of connection with the many brokers we met along the way. In the end we trusted in Maine Life Real Estate Company and were not disappointed. In retrospect we would have been better off enlisting them in our search sooner. Few organizations have the confidence to post their core values so prominently. Even fewer live up to them as they do. We hope we will be able to work with them again in the future. For now, we will be making our new house our home.

Tom Randall

Tiffany Hampton and the Maine Life Real Estate team got me a great offer within a month of listing it.

It had been on the market for more than a year prior to this, and was previously listed lower than what we sold for. Would use them every time I sell a house

Dennis Simpson

As first time home buyers, my spouse and I were so grateful for the patient support and guidance we received from Mindy, Heather, and the Maine Life team!

They were helpful and gracious throughout the whole home buying process, and were always quick to respond to our questions and concerns. I can't recommend them enough!

Hillary P.

As a first time home buyer, I was super nervous.

Kim was super knowledgeable and answered any and all of my questions! I would highly recommend!

Derina Boothroyd

Absolute first-class people/organization.

Such a pleasure buying and selling with them in a tricky market. Would highly recommend and endorse!

Shawn Sullivan

Rob Edgerley is one of the most honest, giving and thoughtful Realtors that I have ever met.

I am so impressed with Rob's knowledge and client care. He has developed an amazing team and takes care of his client as if they were his one and only. I can't say enough great things about Rob. Don't risk calling anyone else. You just found the best Realtor in Maine!

Alan Iverson

Steven and Heather made the first time home buyer’s experience so easy and enjoyable.

Steven provided my husband and I with support, encouragement and guidance throughout the process of looking for and subsequently purchasing our home. Additionally, he helped us navigate the inspection process and our VA loan requirements and advocated for our best interest. We highly recommend Maine Life Real Estate.

Clover Roberts

Our second time using Maine Life Realty was just as good, if not better than the first.

Rob and Heather walked us through the entire process with the utmost of ease. Their constant communication, attention to detail and professionalism made our experience effortless. We would highly recommend using MLR for any and all of your real estate needs.

Dave and Anne Stearns

Both selling my home and buying my new home, Maine Life Real Estate was the best I've ever worked with.

Kim Tarbox helped me through the entire process, often going above and beyond. The entire team is incredibly professional. I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

Beth W.

MLRE made buying our first home a great experience.

Mindy was patient and open to all of our needs and wants (no matter how specific), always offering to talk through any concerns throughout the process, and never afraid to explore a creepy basement! We will always be grateful for her help in finding our ideal first home!

Michelle Provencal

Chelsea did a phenomenal job - as a first-time buyer, having a realtor who maintained open communication and transparency was a huge boon.

She put in more work than one could expect, and assuredly much more than what I could see, all while retaining an unyielding enthusiasm that kept me confident in her actions. Her effort and energy do not go unappreciated, and my indirect interactions with her company would lead me to expect the same level of excellence from other members of their team.

Jon B.

Working with Paige Klein was such a pleasure!

From the moment I met her, I could tell that she would focus on helping me find just the right home that would fit my needs. She is an excellent communicator and worked very hard in a tough RE market to show me all my options. She was always upbeat and positive, never pushy. She worked her magic to find just the right property for me and I am happily settling in! I would recommend Paige to anyone who is looking for a home on the beautiful state of Maine!

Joan Lord

Great experience with Maine life.

Kim was fantastic to work with, highly recommend.

Steven Spelter

Rob and Heather were always accessible, timely in their responses and managed the sale with the utmost of professionalism and competence.

An easy process from start-to-finish. Grateful to have been referred to them

David Faunce

Thank you to Kim Tarbox and company!

You made the process feel very smooth and we really felt like you were working to best suit our needs and wants. Best of luck!

Andrew McWhirk

Mindy Phillips is a consummate diplomat and professional.

I cannot recommend her more highly. She is poised, patient, and effective. There were several things I noticed about her approach to me as a buyer that set her apart - among them, abundant grace and good manners.

Michael M. Ross

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