Cheryl's endless energy, enthusiasm, judgment and infectious humor are reflected in how her business has grown after having come to Maine from downtown Boston. “We came up for a weekend away 26 years ago, and left with an offer on a house we literally ran through (did it have a furnace?)! Cheryl had worked in sales and design, so the move to real estate was a natural. She’s knowledgeable, creative, energetic, fun to work with and protective of her clients’ interests. It’s that combination that works. “This is one of biggest decisions in someone’s life and I have the utmost respect for that. Being available and getting back to clients immediately, is key.”
“In order to successfully find and purchase the home you love, you need a person who is a full time Broker, who listens and whose judgment you can trust. I will do whatever it takes to make it work.” She has a designer’s eye-- that creative ability to see potential in homes other Brokers might overlook, to see ways to make a property work for her Buyers without costing them a fortune. She has a knack for finding the perfect home as it comes on the market, sometimes, even before it hits the market.
For her, selling is all about the visual. “If a property feels ‘right’ to a prospective Buyer, they will spend more time at that property and bond with it”. Having been the stylist and photo director for a design firm in Boston, Cheryl maintains that “staging is a natural process for a product to look its best and a home becomes a "product" once it goes on the market. Not only is a Buyer’s first impression when entering a home paramount, but the photos on the web that represent a property are equally as important. It is that first impression a Buyer gets when surfing the net and if the property does not look intriguing in the photos, a Buyer will simply skip to the next property”. So, if her Sellers are game, she will spend days staging their property by de-cluttering, rearranging furniture, adding touches to appeal to perspective Buyers, often times with her own "stash" of staging items. When necessary to refresh a home, the money spent by Cheryl for her Seller is minimal and the result well worth the effort. “When you are selling a home, you can’t live in it the way you normally have. You have to allow a prospective Buyer the opportunity to imagine their lives in that space.”
Cheryl is a past Realtor of the Year and served on The Realtor’s Giving Back Committee, Realtor’s Harvesting Good Will and the Coastal Mountain Council of the Mid-Coast Board of Realtors. She has volunteered at the Aldermere Farm in Rockport, was a volunteer for Merryspring’s Kitchen Tour, a past member on the board of the Alford Lake Lermond Pond Association, a long time member of The Rockport Boat Club and is a past committee member of Camden’s Parking, Traffic & Transportation Committee.
“Simply put, relocating here was the best thing we ever did.” Cheryl lives in Camden with her husband, artist Dan Daly (www.dalyart.com) and their “fur child” Boo. When not painting, Dan, also a broker at Camden Real Estate Company, helps her with her practice. He is past Chairman of the Maine State Council of Trout Unlimited (tumaine.org/), past President of the Georges River Chapter of Trout Unlimited (georgesrivertu.org/) and currently serves on the board. As such, and as a former certified guide, Dan is very familiar with outdoor recreational properties and welcomes the opportunity to talk to you about those properties as well as any others.
"Cheryl has been absolutely wonderful to work with - from the initial meeting to staging (she even went shopping with me!) to showing to the final sale. I've so enjoyed working with her. She understood the peculiarities of the home and clearly saw its potential for future owners. She was always enthusiastic and encouraging and patient. Such a fun creative person who stays on task with the end goal in mind. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for selling or purchasing a home. Thank you Cheryl!" - appledore
"We are very grateful to our broker Cheryl Oliveri-Daly with Camden Real Estate for staging, showing, and selling our house last winter, when we least expected that it would sell. She worked with us on staging, advised us on improvements, had amazing pictures taken which showed off the best features of the house. She was very pleasant to work with, reliable, trustworthy, and always available to respond to our concerns and questions. Her energy and commitment resulted in many showings and we were pleased with the sale of the house!" - The Arnolds