To Kessler, providing top-notch customer service is everything. His thoroughness, clear communication, behind-the-scenes leg work, and pro-active strategizing set his every client up for success. Ready to meet any challenge, Kessler approaches real estate the way he approaches many things in life: prepare, prepare, prepare...and then be as flexible as possible because you never know what the day might bring.
Though he grew up in Camden, Kessler started his real estate career more than 3,000 miles away in Huntington Beach, California. In 2008, he and his wife Adrienne (a Rockport native) returned to the East Coast, reconnecting with their Maine roots by spending a few years working and living in Portland. There, Kessler added to his real estate proficiency through his role as coordinator for the #1 Re/MAX team in New England.
When they decided to have a family, the couple moved back to Camden. They now have two young children, a Bernese Mountain dog, Maine Coon Cat and the whole family enjoys hiking, skiing, paddle-boarding, swimming, and other activities that this area’s 4-season outdoor playground has to offer. Kessler serves on the boards for the Midcoast Habitat for Humanity, Five Town Little League and the Maine Listings Policy and Procedures Committee.
""Kessler was wonderful in helping us find just the right house for us. But he didn’t stop there. He communicated with us constantly throughout the entire process of closing on the house, he found the answers to every question we had about the workings of the house, and he gave us great advice on community resources. Best of all, he is one of the nicest and most honest people you’ll ever want to meet. We closed last week and we can honestly say that this week we miss Kessler.""
""Kessler was everything we needed in a realtor. Responsive and aware of our needs at all times. Being first time homebuyers we had a lot of questions and he was always patient and knowledgeable. 10/10 ""
""Kessler was fantastic! He kept everyone on the same page, gave expert advice, and made the whole experience fun and exciting! If you are selling or buying, he is the man to see.""
""We have purchased and sold numerous homes over the years and Kessler was the best agent we’ve worked with. He was very timely and helpful with the special circumstances that arose. ""
"We greatly appreciate the help provided by Camden Real Estate Company in buying a new home in Maine. We were moving from Princeton, New Jersey, and were looking for an in-town home in mid-coast Maine. The knowledge and attention provided by our agent, Kessler, was invaluable. He alerted us quickly to promising houses as they came on the market. And then guided us through making a quick competitive offer. In the end we feel we got the perfect house for us, and in the perfect location (Camden)."
""Kessler did a great job helping me to find a wonderful house. Because of the very hot market, it took months, but Kessler was patient and set up showings promptly whenever there was something I wanted to see. He knew the market well enough to advise me on my successful offer, and helped refer me to local vendors once I took possession.""
"Kessler Horty guided me through a very tough market and hung in there over several months as I worked to find the home I wanted (and could afford!) It took a while, but I was successful and am very happy with my new home, with Kessler, and with Camden Real Estate!"
""Kessler is a true professional. He is an excellent real estate agent who was so helpful in every aspect of finding a home. He was always responsive when questions were sent, his knowledge of the area was fantastic, his expertise top notch. I can continue with great praises for Kessler.. Truly a gentlemen, and an expert within his field. I HIGHLY recommend Kessler when you are looking or selling a home. thank you.""
""We love working with Kessler! He has helped us with numerous transactions over the past few years (two this year!) and we always find him very responsive, professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Highly recommend!""
""On the Friday evening of July 4th weekend, Kessler fielded a call from us desperately needing to get an offer in on our dream property. It was a long shot, and one we didn’t have a lot of hope. Lo and behold, working late into the holiday weekend night, he not only fielded our questions and immediately got things rolling - but we got our house! He was quick to remind us of tasks we needed to complete, and even went the extra mile reminding us of little details (utilities, internet hookup, etc.). Every interaction was quickly received and responded to, and the whole tone of the transaction was calm, organized, efficient and successful! Definitely would recommend Kessler to anyone looking for a local realtor.""
""Kessler is a true professional.....whose advice I value and he always gave honest appraisal of all properties I viewed. His knowledge area is extensive with all the pluses and cons of place and property. He was always available to answer questions or solving a problem. In the 7 months it took to find our home Kessler was great.""
""Kessler was very helpful and knowledgeable in helping is buy our home. He communicated well with us every step of the way, was very responsive when we reached out to him, and was always able to offer solid recommendations and/or feedback and advice. I would absolutely work with him again in the future!""
""We highly recommend Camden Real Estate and in particular Kessler Horty. Over 4 months he introduced and guided us as buyer's broker through a most interesting market. We physically or remotely toured many properties until our 'home' came on the market. From the first visit through closing Kessler and the others we met from Camden RE all provided a great service with a broad knowledge of all aspects of the local market. An overall positive experience.""
""Buying a house sight unseen can be a scary proposition, yet we felt completely confident in Kessler. He went above and beyond in every situation. His knowledge of the area and of architecture/construction are formidable. His response time to any call or email was prompt. I would recommend Kessler to anyone with no reservations!""
""Simply put, Kessler is great! I would 110% recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Mid-Coast Maine region. My husband and I started "casually" looking for a property in the Belfast/Lincolnville area a few months ago, and thanks to Kessler we are now happy owners of a beautiful house with ocean views in a great location. We randomly connected with Kessler via Zillow during a family visit, and from the get-go and throughout our process, he was very friendly responsive, and knowledgeable. After a few in-person and virtual showings, we found the "perfect" place and were ready to make an offer. In full transparency, my husband and I fell in love with the place and were ready to pay over asking without inspections...against which Kessler strongly (and smartly) advised. We followed his advice, and thank goodness! Given issues that came up during inspections, we were able to negotiate a lower price with the seller and therefore save some money for much-needed work on the property. From the time we made our offer to closing, Kessler was very helpful sending us updates on timelines, key deliverables, recommendations for lenders/inspectors/contractors (he has wealth of local contacts), and advice as we proceeded from making an offer to closing. We are very excited about our new home in Maine--many thanks to Kessler!"
Laura and Ryan"
""Kessler is fantastic. Last year he helped me with a commercial purchase, this year he helped me with a residential purchase. He is extremely knowledgeable and very responsive. I recommend him to anyone interested in buying or selling a residential or commercial property. Should I need to buy or sell again, I will absolutely contact him!""
""Simply the best from start to finish. We’re lucky to have him in this area! Very proactive efficient diligent available. He makes the process way less painful, manages a lot of the hard parts. Lightning fast communication!""
""I highly recommend Kessler at Camden Real Estate. Kessler listens to the needs first. He knows the market and knows the Midcoast Maine area well. Kessler is very responsive, honest, and wise. Our house was under contract in 5 days and he helped us understand and navigate the offers we recieved. We got full price for our house! Thank you, Kessler.""
""Kessler was a pleasure to work with through the entire process. He was flexible, detailed, and accommodating. I would happily recommend him to anyone looking for property in Mid-coast Maine.""
""Kessler was fantastic. Hands down. He was on top of every issue that came up instantly and updated me as we progressed through them. I couldn’t have asked for a better broker for my first time buying a home. If I’m ever in the market again, he’ll be the first person I reach out to.""
""What a pleasure it was to work with Kessler on the sale of our home. He is a fantastic communicator--an invaluable skill in real estate; is knowledgeable of the process and was able to anticipate next steps and keep surprises to a minimum; is courteous and friendly; made us feel heard and respected; and is just an all-around nice person to interact with. We recommend him with highest accolades. If you are looking for someone to help you with a real estate transaction in midcoast Maine, Kessler Horty and Camden Real Estate are all the team you'll need. A+.""
""Kessler was great to work with. He is very professional and keeps on top of the many details involved in the home buying process to help things move along quickly. As a non-local home buyer I found his services extremely helpful when I could not be on site for inspections. He also is invaluable for suggesting good contacts in the area for service people. I would definitely work with him again and recommend him to others."
""Kessler was responsive, pleasant, and got the job done where others had not. He gave regular updates, found contractors to clean out the house, and made the whole process smooth and quick. Thanks!""
""Very organized and knew who to call to keep things moving forward. Very personable and communicated well to keep us informed of everything happening. We had a problem with a sewer line easement and he handled it smoothly and quickly. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to buy or to sell a house.""
"Kessler went above and beyond to help me find a great place. I would highly recommend him. He was always polite and helpful. I looked at a number of properties, and guided me when I was unfamiliar with the process. The closing went smoothly."
""When it came time to make the move from loitering on Zillow to actually purchasing a home in Camden, we knew we wanted a realtor with local knowledge. We noted that Camden Real Estate listed a large number of the properties we were interested in and were fortunate enough to select Kessler as our realtor. His local knowledge of places and people was invaluable and he negotiated the complexities of our purchase like a pro. Would definitely use him again.""
""A friend recommended Kessler to us based on their son's very positive house-hunting experience with him. Kessler sold our home in about four months, within the price range of his market analysis. He is friendly, professional, and always quickly responded to our questions, emails and calls, which we greatly appreciated. We highly recommend him!"
""We had an excellent experience with Kessler. We were out of state buyers and therefore needed to do a lot of viewings in short periods of time when we were in Maine. Kessler lined up properties and spent whole days with us to be sure we saw as much as possible. He was always prompt and reliable, always responsive to our inquiries, and as he got to know us, was able to intuit properties we'd like and refine our search. Something we found especially valuable was his knowledge of people and places in the mid coast Maine area. He has steered us to great contacts, guided us through local ordinances and as we prepare to move to Camden permanently, we continue to ask for and value his opinion above all others. We are delighted to recommend him to future buyers!"
""Kessler was fantastic helping us sell our house. We lived out of the area and Kessler went above and beyond making arrangements for showings with our tenants. He was persistent and eventually sold the house for a fair price. We would recommend Kessler to anyone selling their house in the midcoast area."
""Kessler treated us like royalty from the moment we started working with him until the day we closed on our new house. He was incredibly responsive when we had questions. He is an excellent communicator - he always got right back to us and always made us feel like a priority. I couldn't recommend Kessler more highly!" "
""We highly recommend Kessler for your real-estate purchase in Camden. We retained Kessler several years ago to help us find a vacation home in Camden. Kessler helped us decide what was in our price range, set us up for automatic emails when properties came on the market, and showed us numerous properties during our summer visits to Camden. We were very impressed with his patience in showing us properties over the years and the helpful information he provided. When we finally decided to purchase a home, Kessler was extraordinarily helpful with the many details necessary for the transaction to go through. Not only did he help us make a successful bid, he also provided us with names of plumbers, electricians, handy persons and others needed to get the property ready for closing, winterizing, and for us to move in next summer. Kessler also has a depth of knowledge about city ordinances, taxation, and other issues, and also had a vast network of professionals to refer us to when we had issues. No issue was too minor for Kessler's attention, even helping us with a last-minute roof repair the day of the closing. He promptly responded to all emails, of especial importance when purchasing a vacation property. In short, you cannot go wrong with Kessler as an agent. We enjoyed working with him, will happily refer others to him, and look forward to having him as a neighbor, friend, and trusted real-estate professional.""
""Kessler represented me on the sell side of a recent transaction. He was professional, quick to respond and went above and beyond my overall expectations. I work in private banking and have met hundreds of brokers representing clients on the buy/sell side of residential real estate transactions. I can attest that Kessler is one of the best and I'm very fortunate that he was able to represent me. I HIGHLY recommend Kessler and Camden Real Estate Company."
""Great friendly fun experience! Understanding of the needs and wants of the buyer and willing to go the extra mile to make sure everything is done as it should be. Helpful in all regards and made our experience buying our second home a breeze! Highly recommend Kessler Horty when finding your next property!""
""Kessler has been a great real estate agent. This was my first time buying property and he helped me every step of the way and more. I highly recommend him, his service was great.""
""Kessler showed us many, many houses until we found the perfect home. Throughout the process he was endlessly patient and cheerful. While looking, we met many of the other realtors in our area and Kessler had a terrific rapport with each of them. He almost always had insightful observations about each of the properties and responded immediately whenever we had questions or concerns. When we finally decided on a house Kessler was extremely helpful in the negotiations and, ultimately, in the closing procedures. Should we ever need a realtor again we would definitely call Kessler. We cannot recommend him highly enough.""
"Kessler helped us purchase a home and was hands down the best experience we have ever had with a realtor. We feel he went above and beyond for us and helped with so many little things. He is very organized, has great attention for detail, and is very responsive to questions and concerns. He made what could have been a daunting experience, as we were out of state buyers, go extremely smoothly. We are very grateful for all his hard work in assisting us to secure our new home and if you end up in Kessler's hands there is no doubt you are in a very good place!"
"Intelligent, responsive, helpful, knowledgeable. Kessler really helped our family. He is someone I would definitely use again and would recommend to my friends and acquaintances."
"I really cannot recommend Kessler Horty enough as a real estate agent. He was thorough, expeditious, and engaged throughout a rather long process of house hunting that involved some unexpected turns. Kessler is super knowledgeable about the Knox County area, very invested in his clients, and has a knack for interacting with people (not only clients, but other agents, home inspectors, etc.). Plus, he's just so easy to work with. My husband and I had very different needs and concerns at different times during the process and we have different styles of communicating. Kessler was seamlessly accommodating to both of us at all times. There are no airs, there is no sales pitch, there is just a genuine commitment to finding his clients what they want. Having bought and sold five properties at this point, my husband and I have dealt with a good number of real estate agents, and we would recommend Kessler with gusto to anyone"
"Kessler did an outstanding job representing us. We are not from the Camden Maine area and he did such a great job helping us find our dream home and helping us purchase it. Kessler was always available and always got back right to us if we had a question or a concern. I would highly recommend Kessler when purchasing or selling a home."
"Kessler was attentive, responsive, helpful, professional and everything we hoped for. Two previous agents failed us but Kessler answered every one of our needs. We would recommend him wholeheartedly. I don’t believe you can find a better agent in the Camden area, bar none."
"Kessler Horty helped us get through a very difficult time and went above and beyond in making sure that selling our home went smoothly. He was with us from the first day through the last making sure that we got what was needed to be done finished on time with a minimum of trouble. I would go with him and his company if I ever had to sell a house again and plan on using him when we are ready to purchase our next home."
"Kessler did an excellent job with the sale of our home. We live 500 miles away and found him to be very responsive to any questions and concerns that came up. Would defiantly recommend him for sale or purchase of a home."
"My husband and I were fortunate to have Kessler Horty as our Realtor. He clearly understood the home that we wanted to raise our family in and was patient while we found a place that reflected who we are. Kessler was diligent in helping us navigate the complexities of our purchase, lining up the inspector and necessary contractors to answer any of our possible concerns.In the end our closing went very smoothly and we purchased our beautiful home without any surprises! Kessler is extremely dependable, trustworthy and has a great feel for the Camden area. We feel very fortunate that he was recommended to us."
"Our experience with Kessler Horty was extraordinary. Early on in our search for a second home, my wife and I were kayaking in Seal Cove and saw a For Sale sign from the water. A call to Kessler from the kayak, got us into the house about an hour later. Turned out not to be what we wanted, but once we did find the right place, Kessler was the one who made it happen, helping, advising, seemingly always available. He is very detail oriented, following up everything meticulously and communicating constantly. This trait was most welcome, as we live almost 600 miles away from the home we were buying in Cushing. Kessler made all arrangements for us in our absence, contacting local officials, inspectors, tradesmen, anyone necessary. So many of the things that were my responsibility to effect, Kessler just took care of for us. Even after settlement, he has continued to offer us help and has made us feel comfortable asking for it.
While Camden Real Estate is known as being service oriented, Kessler’s service was extraordinary. Having once been a real estate agent myself, I am especially aware of how much extra he offered. And besides his professionalism and work ethic, he is a pleasure to be with, really a fine fellow. I hope that we will see more of him on a personal, rather than a professional basis in the coming years, but when the time comes that we need a real estate agent again, he will definitely be our go-to guy."