Maine is so expansive and complex that I still feel I have only seen a fraction of its beauty. For me, working in real estate is an exciting opportunity to get out and explore more of Maine’s hidden gems and meet new people that share the same adoration for this state. There are so many places in Maine that could be called home, helping people find the right one is a special job that I am honored to have.
I moved to Hope in 2001 and have found it to be the perfect location for me. It is close to the ocean and I have spent my life around boats, first working at Wayfarer Marine, then building boats for French and Webb and Yachting Solutions. At Camden Hills High School I studied metalsmithing, which I’m also passionate about. I worked with Nancy Linkin Fine Jewelry and Design which is five minutes from home, and continue to work with metal in my home studio, which is tucked away in the woods and provides a quiet place to work. I enjoy spending time with my dogs and I am able to let them roam free without worrying. For me, it’s perfect. I’m very grateful for my little piece of Maine and think there is a place for everyone here, it’s just a matter of finding it. It’s where you sleep, where you cook, where you unwind, where you spend time with family, where you can truly be you.
When new clients are looking to buy property, it is important for me to learn what they want, who they are and where they need to be. Matching them with a property is a unique, intimate and extremely rewarding process. In addition, clients interested in selling their property have different wants and needs. It is important to me to work with my clients to understand that motivation and make sure I am providing exactly the right services. It would be my pleasure to help you discover what possibilities real estate in Maine can offer!
"While visiting Rockland Maine In August of 2017 my wife Elizabeth and I decided it would be a great place for a summer home and that we should look into the possibility of buying a home in the area. We stopped at a Real Estate Office in Camden to get general information on housing in the area. There we were greeted by Maggie McGaw. Over the next two days she devoted countless hours to us with general descriptions of all areas within 50 miles, conversations about our lifestyle and what we expected in a home, home styles we liked, what we wanted in a neighborhood. Before it was over she knew more about what we wanted than I think we did.
The next step was a video presentation of homes she thought we might like, then a drive-by tour to see the homes, where they were located and the neighborhoods they were in. She must have done a lot of research on each of the homes because she could answer every question we ask about each home. Then home tours of every home we considered a possibility.
We finally made a decision on a beautiful water front home, made an offer and it was accepted. During the due diligence period with Maggie’s help we discovered covenants and restriction in the deed that made the home unacceptable, Maggie agreed and we terminated the offer.
Both my wife and I were disappointed because we really loved the home and its location. Maggie’s response was “don’t worry we will find something you like even better” and she did. There were a couple of problems with the waterfront of the next home we selected, Maggie arranged both an excavating contractor and an arborist to meet with us there and discuss our concerns. The end result, problem solved, an offer was made and accepted and we are now moving into the house.
Maggie’s follow-up was extraordinary to say the least; she helped with the contractors, the home inspections, the necessary repairs, all utility hook-ups and even a full two page list of everything you needed to know about our new home and the area, restaurants, doctors, hospitals, events, on and on. Best of all were three things about Maggie; she was available 24/7, she answered every question about the properties, if she didn’t have the answer she said so then did the research to get the answer and last and perhaps best of all, her positive pleasant attitude.
By the way, I was a Real Estate broker in Indiana for more than 20 years so I recognize a really great agent when I work with one, and with no hesitation I can confirm Maggie is a great agent, and I recommend Maggie McGaw to anyone buying or selling a home.
" - Sincerely, Robert Woodward