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Welcome to the Team

by Fontaine Family

Welcome Tim!

We are pleased to announce the addition of Tim Cyr to the Fontaine team in our Scarborough location. Tim holds an Associate Broker license and is a member of the Merrymeeting Board of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and the National Board of Realtors.  

Tim is an entrepreneur and business owner.  He started and grew an IT company in southern New England which was eventually sold to a larger firm.  He has also been a consultant to growing businesses.  Tim volunteers for the Lovell Invasive Plant Patrol Committee and the ME Voluntary lake Monitoring Program to maintain the quality of Maine’s waterways.    

Tim lives in Lovell and Old Orchard Beach.  In his spare time he likes to ski, golf, play hockey, and hike in the local mountains with his terrier. 

Tim can be reached at (860)559-2911 or at tim@fontaineteam.com.

Fontaine Named One of Top Teams In US!

by Fontaine Family

 

Fontaine Team Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate professional Teams
By
Real Trends, As advertised In THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader, Had an Impressive 462 Transaction Sides and $56 Million in Sales on Their Way to Becoming One of Maine’s Top Professional Teams 

Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  Fontaine Team is once again a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications.  The Fontaine Team is ranked in the top ½ of 1% of the more than 1,100,000 REALTORS® nationwide for the 2016 calendar year.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 23, 2017, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
  • Team Professionals—Sales volume
  • Team Professionals—Transaction sides                                             

According to The Thousand, The Fontaine Team had 462 transaction sides, ranking them 73rd in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams - including Fontaine’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal considering the challenges in today’s complex housing market,” said Steve Murray, founder of REAL Trends, a Denver-based consulting, publishing and communications company and The Trusted Source that complies the yearly, third-party verified list. "Being a member of The Thousand is an incredible achievement in today's increasingly competitive environment.  This elite group of sales associates are proven professionals who bring together innovative marketing solutions that combine cutting-edge technology with best-in-class customer service to consistently exceed their clients’ expectations. Their success put them in the top 1 percent of more than 1.25 million REALTORS® nationwide," said Luke Bahrenburg, vice president of real estate advertising at Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.

 “I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Brenda Fontaine, the owner/broker of Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader who serves clients in 6 Counties and has offices in Auburn and Scarborough.  “It is incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at www.realtrends.com/rankings/rt1000.

Welcome to the Team

by Fontaine Family

Meet Our Newest Team Members

Fontaine Team is pleased to introduce three new team members who are working out of our Auburn office. 


Jennifer grew up in Canton, Ohio and attended college at Delaware County Community College. She also attended The Maine Line Paralegal School in Malvern, PA and is a certified paralegal. Jennifer previously worked in the real estate industry as well working as a paralegal and in sales & marketing.
Currently residing in Auburn, Jennifer has a close knit family of 10 children, 4 granddaughters, and 3 dogs. When she is not working with her buyer and seller clients, Jennifer enjoys reading, kayaking, gardening, and hiking. She and her husband run the Alpha Course at East Auburn Baptist Church.
Jennifer can be reached at jennifer@fontaineteam.com or (207)346-0086. She is enthusiastic and excited to work with buyers, sellers, and investors helping them with all their real estate needs.

David grew up in Windham where he attended Windham High School. He then attended Central Maine Community College. David holds and Associate Broker’s license, and joins the team with a background in customer service and business management. He is the co-owner and treasurer of Totally Kidz Childcare in Lewiston.
David currently lives in Minot with his wife Michelle and 4 children. He is a member of the Maine Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors, and the Andy Valley Board of Realtors.
David can be reached at (207)392-5079 or at david@fontaineteam.com.


Teri grew up and attended high school in Lewiston where she currently lives with her husband, Trevor. Together, they have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild. Teri’s past work experience includes retail customer support, management, and information services. Teri will be working with both buyers and sellers in the areas surrounding our Auburn location.
When she is not working, Teri enjoys ice hockey, weight lifting, hiking, biking, show shoeing, and anything else that keeps her outdoors and active. Her high energy is a great asset in helping both her buyer and seller clients fulfill their real estate dreams.
Teri can be reached at (207)576-4180 or at teri@fontaineteam.com.

Awards Earned

by Fontaine Family

Fontaine Agents Earn Awards

Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader held their Awards Banquet at The Muddy Rudder in Yarmouth on March 2nd, 2016 for the team’s sales production of both their Auburn and Scarborough locations.



Clayton Larochelle earned the Sales Leader Award for 80 closed units.

Bill Bergeron earned the Peak Producer Award for 60 closed units. 

Outstanding Achiever Awards were earned by Pat Long-Cressey for 41 closed units, Cindy Moring for 40 closed units, Kelly Webb for 34 closed units, Kathy Lee Cook for 33 closed units, Dawn Marston for 28 closed units, and Charmaine Raby for 25 closed units. 

Maria Morrissette received the Rookie of the Year Award for 23 closed units in her first full year in the business. 

Mathew Zimmerman earned a gold medal for the highest average sale price. 

Other Top Producer Award winners were Harriet Cummings, Maryanne Bear, Megan Fortin, Diane Brule, and Barbara McGuire.

The Fontaine Family Team serves 7 counties – Androscoggin, Cumberland, York, Sagadahoc, Oxford, Kennebec, and Franklin in two locations – 336 Center Street in Auburn and 432 US Route One in Scarborough.  The Scarborough location (opened in 2015) has recently had a growth spurt adding five more agents in the first quarter of 2017.

The Team helped 551 families buy and sell their properties in 2016.  Fontaine is ranked as America’s Top 1000 Real Estate Professional Teams for closed units by Real Trends and published in the Wall Street Journal. 

Are you ready to put one of our talented agents to work for you?   Visit brendafontaine.com or call (207)289-3830 or (207)784-3800.

Best of the Best!

by Fontaine Family

Fontaine Family - The Real Estate Leader has been voted
Greater Lewiston/Auburn's Best Real Estate Company


for the 3rd year running by Market Surveys of America! 

Thank you to everyone who voted for us this year and for the past two years.  It is a privilege to serve all our clients and friends in the Lewiston/Auburn area!

Newest Team Members

by Fontaine Family

The Fontaine Team Welcomes New Team Members 
We would like to introduce you
to our 4 newest Fontaine Team members....


Sarah Higgins 
Associate Broker
Scarborough office: (207)289-3830
Cell: (207)590-3344 
E-mail: sarah@fontaineteam.com

Sarah grew up in Weston, CT.  She has been married and living in Kennebunkport for 20 years, and has 2 children.  Her daughter, Elizabeth, who runs her own business and her son, Austin, who is in college studying sustainable agriculture.   

At Fontaine-The Real Estate Leader, Sarah will work with both buyers and sellers helping them to buy or sell residential properties in the Southern Maine area.  Her 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising will greatly benefit her real estate clients. 

Sarah is a board member with Volunteers of America, and in her spare time enjoys snorkeling, tennis, cooking, reading, and traveling.

 

Sally Christner 
Sales Agent
Auburn office:  (207)784-3800 
Cell:  (207)240-2474 
E-mail:  sally@fontaineteam.com

Sally is working to help both buyers and sellers realize their real estate goals.  She brings the skills she has acquired in background in Human Resources, as a school teacher, and as a small business owner to the table to help her clients in her real estate deals. 

Sally lives in Turner with her husband Dr. Steve Christner.  She is mother to 4 children and grandmother to 8 grandchildren, and is also active in the community - working with the American Red Cross and Calvary Baptist Church.  She also enjoys traveling and reading. 


Melissa Greenwood 
Sales Agent
Auburn office:  (207)784-3800 
Cell:  (207)577-9055 
E-mail:  mgreenwood@fontaineteam.com

Melissa grew up in Sabattus and went to Oak Hill High School.  She studied at Wheaton College and graduated with a BA in Russian Studies.  Melissa spent 13 years working in sales, finance, and sales management – mostly in the auto industry.  Her strong sales background is a huge asset in negotiating for her clients. 

Melissa now lives in Lewiston and is the proud single mother of 2 boys.  She loves camping, kayaking and spending time at her favorite beach, Popham, with her boys.  In the winter she enjoys skiing and snowshoeing. 


Denise Gasbarrone 
Sales Agent
Scarborough office:  (207)289-3830 
Cell:  (207)749-1914 
E-mail:  denise@fontaineteam.com

Denise grew up in New Hampshire and moved to Maine in her young adult years.  She lived in Scarborough and brought up her two wonderful children Rachael & Drew in the community.

Past work experiences include administrative support, sales & marketing and running her own business "Can I Help You".  Her decision to work in the senior communities helping residents transition into a new life style opened her eyes to wanting to help others with their life changes.  She enjoys helping people, has an eye for design and prides herself with the personal attention she gives to her clients.  She continues to find time to volunteer as a master gardener & floral designer at Maine Medical along with helping as a companion to the elderly.

Denise and her husband Joe enjoy their home in OOB and like to golf, bike, boat and ski.  They have a nice life and appreciate their family, friends and their good health.

One of America's Top Real Estate Teams

by Fontaine Family

 

Fontaine Team Named One of America’s Top 1,000 Real Estate Professional Teams
By Real Trends, As advertised In THE WALL STREET JOURNAL


Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader, Had an Impressive 346 Transaction Sides on Their Way to Becoming One of Maine’s Top Professionals 

Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader was named one of America’s top real estate professional teams by REAL Trends, as advertised in The Wall Street Journal.  Fontaine Team is once again a member of the “The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals,” a prestigious national awards ranking sponsored annually by the two respected publications.  The Fontaine Team is ranked in the top ½ of 1% of the more than 1,100,000 REALTORS® nationwide for the 2015 calendar year.

The Thousand real estate professionals was announced on June 24, 2016, with four separate categories honoring the top 250 residential agents and agent teams for excellence in:

  • Individual Sales Professionals—Sales volume
  • Individual Sales Professionals—Transaction sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer’s and a seller’s.)
  • Team Professionals—Sales volume
  • Team Professionals—Transaction sides                                             

According to The Thousand, The Fontaine Team had 346 transaction sides, ranking them 130th in the nation.

“The best individual agents and teams—including The Fontaine Team’s award-winning efforts—were nothing short of phenomenal” said Steve Murray, founder of Denver-based publishing and communications company REAL Trends, which compiled the list.

“Becoming a member of such an elite group as The Thousand is an incredible accomplishment.  What The Fontaine Team did is impressive on so many levels,” said Marti Gallardo, vice president of classified advertising for The Wall Street Journal.  “Their efforts topped 99.99 percent of the more than 1,100,000 REALTORS nationwide.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be named to The Thousand,” said Brenda Fontaine, the owner/broker of Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader who serves clients in 6 Counties and has offices in Auburn and Scarborough.  “It is incredibly gratifying to help clients find their dream homes as well as help them sell their properties quickly and for the highest price possible.”

The ranking of The Thousand can be found at www.thethousandrealestateprofessionals.com.

2015 Year End Video...A Little Late!

by Fontaine Family

Wow...2016 has been very busy so far! 
So busy, we just finished putting together our 2015 Year-End Video. 

It may be a little late,
but we hope you enjoy sharing our memories of a great 2015! 

Welcome Maryanne!

by Fontaine Family

Introducing...
the newest member of our Scarborough Office!  
Maryanne Bear

Maryanne joins our team as the Listing Manager/Marketing Director for our Scarborough office!  She looks forward to helping her family, friends, and past clients in all their real estate needs as well as being the first face you see when you step into the lobby in Scarborough!  Maryanne has 5 years' experience as an Associate Broker serving clients in Southern Maine, Greater Portland, and the Lakes Region Area.  She is a member of the national Association of Realtors, current VP of Gorham Ice Hockey Association, and a member of the Porsche Club or America. 

Maryanne lives in Gorham with her husband, Adam...her two sons, Carl & Jake...and her Golden Retriever, Sage.  In her spare time, Maryanne enjoys watching her boys play hockey, reading, crocheting, and being outside. 

Maryanne can be reached at the office at (207)289-3830 or by e-mail at maryanne@fontaineteam.com.

Kelly Webb Joins The Fontaine Team

by Fontaine Family

Kelly Webb Joins Fontaine Team


 

Fontaine Family – The Real Estate Leader is pleased to announce the addition of Kelly Webb to our team in our Auburn location.

Kelly currently lives in Monmouth with her fiancé, TJ and her daughter, Abby.  She grew up in Monmouth where she attended Monmouth Academy.  After graduation, Kelly attended Mid State Business school. 

Kelly worked as a legal secretary and then started her real estate career in 1990.  During her career she spent 7 years as the office manager at ERA Webb.  Kelly joins the Fontaine team with 26 years of real estate experience where she will be using her experience helping both buyers and sellers reach their real estate goals. 

In her spare time, Kelly helps at Apple Valley Bakery and TJ’s Place Restaurant and enjoys watching sports.  She is a member of BNI and holds an Associate Broker’s license.  Kelly Webb can be reached at (207)212-7445 or at kelly@fontaineteam.com.

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