Growing up in a military family, moving around was a constant in Wendy’s life. The other constant was her visits to Maine, a place her family visited often and one she associated with adventure, possibility, and stability. 25 years ago, Wendy permanently moved to Maine to cultivate a simpler way of living, create the security she was craving, and allow her to embrace a healthier outdoor lifestyle that she wasn’t getting in central Texas. She found that in both the midcoast area, and in her husband, a native of Maine and outdoor enthusiast.
After working in the corporate field for eight years and having two young children, Wendy was ready for another change. She wanted something with more flexibility, more challenges, and she knew she wanted to work with people. She was considering purchasing an established vacation rental business when Scott Horty offered her the opportunity to join his team in 2005. She accepted and hasn’t looked back!
With her philosophy grounded in “no stone unturned”, Wendy is committed to understanding as much as she can about real estate through education and the real estate transaction process. She makes sure every step of the way is filled with energy and enthusiasm, and she won’t stop working for a client until she has made their dream happen; that’s what sets her apart. For a client looking to sell a property, Wendy loves knowing the “story” of the property so that she can share and blend that story with buyers to help aid them in building their life in a new area/ home. For a client looking to move to the area, Wendy is dedicated to the process of finding a property that will reflect their life and personality. Whether helping a Buyer or a Seller, she wants to ensure the process is effortless, thorough, and honest, so listening and communication are very important to her. It allows Wendy to work effectively on your behalf. This may be part of why she was chosen as the 2019 Pen Bay Realtor of the year.
Wendy feels strongly about contributing to and having a voice in the community where she lives. She has served on many committees since moving to Rockport in 2002, including the Cultural Exchange Program and Outreach Committee in Rotary, Coastal Mountain Land Trust Outreach Program, Peopleplace Cooperative as a board member, Camden/Rockport Pathways Committee, mentor for the Teen and Young Parent program, YouthArts, Camden/Rockport PTA board member, a Parent Association board member for the Maine School of Science and Math (MSSM) in Limestone, Maine (where her daughter attended school), and the Ragged Mountain Ski Club Board.
In her “free” time, Wendy enjoys all kinds of outdoor recreational activities based on the time of year (i.e., Nordic skiing, snowboarding, hiking, sailing, etc.), gardening, cooking, and traveling to new places in her " free " time. Her most important treasure is spending time with her family; which include: Sam, a 7th grade Math teacher and avid mountain biker; Zoe (a recent graduate of Colorado College) living and working in Boulder, CO; Samantha (a soon to be graduate of Tufts University) who will be living and working in Boston; Lea a ninth-grader at Camden Hills Regional High School who keeps her parents busy with her sports and energy, and their 3-year-old dog, Jazzmin, who loves carrots, chasing deer, and loves lots of walks/ hikes. Wendy feels so lucky to live in this amazing area and would love to share her knowledge/ expertise with you to see if this place can meet your needs and dreams too.
"My wife and I want to thank you for your extraordinary efforts on our behalf when offering for sale and selling our home in Camden, Maine. When we interviewed you, we felt your intelligence and outgoing personality qualified you as the person we believed best suited as our real-estate agent. What has made you standout, in our opinion, was not the fact that our second home sold quickly and at our asking price, which was a pleasant occurrence. Rather, it was your efforts after the sale. We did not expect our second home to sell so quickly and were not prepared to return to Maine to finish the preparations for the sale closing: fixing the few items the buyer wanted fixed, removing the many personal and household items still within the home, selling our second automobile, emptying and broom cleaning the house. You took on the responsibility for this and much more. All of your efforts in this regard went far and beyond the usual requirements of a real estate agent and all done with efficiency and grace. For your sales efforts and your extra extraordinary efforts, we truly thank you." - Mike and Joan, Webster, SD
"My husband and I worked with Wendy as a seller in 2014 and again in 2016 as a buyer. In both instances we found her to be intelligent, efficient and quick to respond to all that we asked of her. When our housing search began we were living in Tucson, AZ, and we relied heavily on Wendy’s knowledge and experience to help us wade through the online listings in Knox County and pull out those that best fit our needs. She was, at all times, the complete professional – willing to view any home for us whenever we asked regardless of her busy schedule.
Her passion for what she does showed through in her unflagging good humor and enthusiasm. She made the process of buying a home actually fun. Never have we had a realtor that made us feel more relaxed and secure during a time that can be unstable and stressful.
She makes you feel as if you are her only client and finding you a house is the most exciting thing she has ever done. She will not be happy until you are. It was a joy to work with her. Thank you, Wendy.
" - Marcy and Peter Simpson