Cumberland East

I hired Vitalius real estate last fall to sell my multi-unit.  After the success of that sale I have now engaged them to sell my condos on Munjoy Hill.  I live part time in Colorado and Brit and Elise have been exceptional and have been helping with any aspect of the condo project I need. As an out of state real estate developer, their customer service has been invaluable. I have been in the Portland market for 20 years and I have dealt with numerous brokers.  Brit and Elise are on my A-list! – Joe Cooper

 

46 Hardy Road, Falmouth, Maine

Elise and Brit are amazing Realtors! When we needed something to happen during the process, whether it was reaching out to the seller’s Realtor, learning the details of the house, negotiating a price or working on a Saturday after hours to close the deal (which happened with us), they were always there. There is nothing more important to us than responsiveness and that is what you’ll get with this team. In addition, they have incredible market knowledge, experience in the industry and are just genuinely good people to be around. We would highly recommend Elise, Brit and their team to anyone looking for a new Realtor. – Andrew Farley

 

10 Overset Road, Portland

My husband and I were extremely pleased with Elise. She listened carefully to our needs. She made herself available at all times during our real estate adventure. Elise also made us feel that she was genuinely interested in helping us find the right house for us. She is very knowledgeable of the Portland area housing market. We enjoyed her sense of humor and honesty. We highly recommend her as a realtor. – Barbara Bowden

 

20 West Street, Unit 7, Portland, Maine

Elise was great! She listened to all of my wants and needs and was proactive about finding me great places to look. Elise had a great relationship with everyone you need to deal. She took care of everything. Elise responded immediately to all of my requests and was always easy to get in touch with. I found her to be honest and knowledgeable and always felt as if she was looking out for my best interests. I would highly recommend Elise to anyone looking to buy in Portland or Southern Maine. – Marta Hurgin

 

76 Southeast Road, South Portland, Maine

Working with Elise was great from start to finish. My first real estate agent didn’t take the time to fully understand my needs. When I reached out to Elise, she had me come into the office to go over what I am looking for (must-haves vs. nice-to-haves), as well as outline the entire home buying process. As a first-time home buyer, this was extremely helpful and set my mind at ease. She was always very flexible schedule-wise and didn’t push me at all during the process. Would highly recommend! – John Manley

 

18 Hill Street #2 & 3

Elise did a fantastic job, managing to get them both closed in within a month of each other!  She was on top of the process from before the time we listed to the following year, providing tax info.  She is witty, bright, personable and trustworthy — all the best traits you can find in an agent. I will most definitely reach out to Elise for my next Portland real estate endeavor. -Nathan Holland

 

I thoroughly enjoyed working with Elise and Vitalius Real Estate on my recent purchase in Munjoy Hill. I’m a recent retiree planning to move back to my home state from Canada and needed to work with someone who knew the Portland area well and that I could trust. Elise fit the bill perfectly. My requirements were somewhat complicated and Elise worked with me to ensure all my needs were met. She made herself available, provided unique solutions when issues arose, knew the local players and market, always returned emails and calls, and drove my complex deal to closure, always exceeding my expectations. -Mark MacLeod

 

In a word: excellence. Brit is one of those people who endeavors to be the best person possible. He is not trying to be “better than anyone else” rather, that “together we can achieve great things.” It could have been any trade but his chosen field just happens to be real estate. Not consistently after the almighty buck, he will tell you to walk away if a house is not a good deal financially or the space is not optimal for your needs. And yet he is able to turn on a dime when the situation dictates, which is the case with the housing market in Portland right now. There is no mystery as to why he has many repeat clients-we bought 13 years ago, sold two years ago and bought again last year-because contact is maintained on all sides. Elise, his associate broker, is a testament to his method. She keeps up with the ever-shifting requirements to get to the closing and is aware, as is Brit, of all the various ramifications to home ownership, particularly regarding multi-units and multiple properties. Why use anyone else?  -M. Puglisi

 

Multiple Purchases, Portland

After forty-seven years of living and raising a family in our Freeport home, Jim expanded his search area for us. We wanted to downsize but had no idea of the pitfalls that can surface especially when trying to sell a home, purchase a new home, and move in one week. We weren’t even certain of which town we wanted to live in.

 

Jim’s knowledge of the market and professional manner was of great value to us. His pleasant personality had a calming effect when we were ready to throw in the towel. If we EVER decide to sell our new condo, Jim will be the first call we make because he listens, makes suggestions when necessary, and doesn’t hesitate to use his experience to walk the client through the process. Many, many times he had to smooth ruffled feathers on both sides of the table as demands began to surface!

 

Jim is the Realtor of choice for our family and we would highly recommend him for any real estate activity. He has a “presence” about him that is invaluable!

-George and Diane Briggs

 

Purchasing rental real estate as part of a 1031 exchange created a unique and time-pressured window for us as sellers and buyers of property. We found in Jim Duplissie, who came highly recommended to us, the perfect person who could meet all of our needs of urgency with great care and experience.

To have full faith and trust in the Realtor you choose is critical in making a major real estate purchase. Jim’s depth of experience, outstanding character, organizational skills, and knowledge of the Portland and South Portland market made it possible for us to buy a condo, for rental purposes, without being in Portland, Maine — the ultimate test in the choice of a Realtor!  He found for us, in a beautiful location, a 3 bedroom condo on a public golf course which we were able to quickly tenant for a very high monthly rent.

Jim can be trusted to fully represent his client with responsiveness, urgency, high energy and clear communication skills. We would highly recommend Jim Duplissie for all home buying or rental real estate purchases in Portland or South Portland, Maine.

-Dr. Hal and Barbara Smith

 

90-92 St. Lawrence Street, Portland

A huge thank you to you and your team for exceptional professionalism & service in the sale of our Munjoy Hill home. I think we must have set some kind of speed record from first showing to closing….and if you view it in business days I believe it was 21 days! You excelled in all areas from pricing, to presentation, to negotiation, to close. As sellers, you made the process easy for us and we couldn’t be happier with the final result. In our view, the Vitalius group has always been the best. You can be sure we will continue to recommend you to both buyers & sellers. -G. Wilfert & F. O’Donnell

 

Multiple Purchases, Portland

Brit, Chris and Elise are the go-to real estate team in Portland.  I am now in my fourth transaction with Vitalius (2 multi-unit purchases, 1 multi-unit sale and a commercial lease deal) in 3 years and will never go anywhere else.  Their knowledge of the market and connections within it are unparalleled.    Portland is such a hot market that responsiveness and availability is incredibly important.  Working with agents who make you their priority means you are never waiting and wondering – someone will always be there.  I saw and made an offer on my first house with Vitalius’s team within 24 hours of it going on the market.  My house sold before ever hitting the market to someone in their network for the price I wanted.  I trust them with anything and feel like they both genuinely care and understand my needs.  You will be guided through the whole process, getting fed with information without ever feeling like they are leading you astray or being salesy in any way.  I highly recommend them to anyone looking for real estate of any kind! -A. Mullen

 

534 Cumberland Ave, Portland

Elise Loschiavo seriously is a saint. I wouldn’t have survived out-of-state house hunting in Portland this Spring if she hadn’t been there for me. As I was a first time home buyer I found myself pretty befuddled by the whole process but Elise was there every single step of the way and answered all of my questions — no matter how silly — and she did so with the utmost patience and clarity. I have a huge folder of saved emails to prove it 🙂

In my opinion she goes above and beyond the call of duty. If you’re looking for real estate in the area you absolutely should connect with her. She’s the best! –E. Nichols

 

4 Moonlight, Scarborough and 11 Heath Road, Kennebunk

My husband and I were looking to relocate our family from Kennebunk to Scarborough and required any purchase to be contingent on a sale of our Kennebunk home. As luck would have it, we found our new home in Scarborough and received an offer on our home in Kennebunk in a span of 48 hours. On the buy side, Elise and Brit put in a great deal of effort in helping us craft our offer to make it as attractive as possible in light of the sale contingency. Their efforts did not go unnoticed by the seller who complimented their approach in presenting our offer. On the sale side, we were thrown one curve ball after another right up until two days before closing, but Elise and Brit handled it all with grace, clear expertise and good humor.

 


5 Shady Run Lane, Cumberland

As soon as we called her, Susie Kendeigh hit the ground running and didn’t stop until the ink dried on the closing papers. Helping us buy and later sell our house, Susie proved to be a consistent, prompt communicator. We always felt confident she was on top of the details for our purchase and our sale. She made us feel like we were her priority. Susie’s work ethic, pride in her work, and communication skills stand out as a cut above. – Amanda & Ron Martin

 

When my wife and I started looking for a Realtor we interviewed several. Upon meeting Sarah we knew right away she was the one for us. She is attentive, patient, and stuck with us as we look ed at more houses than we can remember. Ultimately we found the PERFECT house and Sarah made the process from offer to closing smooth and painless. A true professional.

 

 

7 Gromble Way, Windham

I’m so glad I chose Elise to work with when buying my first home. I had no idea what I was doing and she handled me and that process so well. I changed directions a few times – single family in Portland, to condos to ultimately buying a single family home in Windham. She worked with me through all of my questions and was happy to show me any listing that I wanted to see. I felt heard, represented well and taken care of. I can’t say enough about her and the Vitalius team!

 

22 Cormorant Place, South Portland
After not owning a home for many years, I was a bit overwhelmed when deciding to look into purchasing a condominium this year and knew I needed a good realtor to help me sort through the process. I was referred to Elise from a friend who loved working with her. From the beginning, Elise was warm, approachable and extremely helpful. I felt I could rely on her to have my best interest in mind. She was very responsive to all my questions and concerns no matter the time of day I contacted her. I ended up purchasing a home I am extremely happy in and for a price I could afford. I would highly recommend Elise to anyone looking for a great person to deal with whom also happens to be a great Realtor.

 

I worked with Elise and Susie on the sale of my home in Portland. For various reasons, my husband and I decided not to sell the home ultimately, but Elise, Susie, and Vitalius Real Estate Group were very professional and responsive, and we felt as though they represented us as sellers wonderfully. Since then, based on our positive experience, I have referred several buyers and sellers to the Vitalius office. Vitalius Real Estate Group is very knowledgeable about the Portland and greater-Portland real estate market, including, but not limited to, the towns of Yarmouth, Scarborough and Kennebunk. The groups’ ability to persevere when navigating thorny obstacles has helped their clients come out on the winning end of tough negotiations–highly recommended.

 

139 Park Street, Portland

About a year ago, we decided to purchase an investment property in Portland. As out-of-state residents, it was important that we work with an agent who lived in Portland for a number of years and who could provide insight into the various neighborhoods and the local market. Elise proved to be “that person” and more. She subsequently spent many hours with us looking at various condos in downtown Portland.

In the end, we purchased one of Elise’s listings downtown. She represented both us and the seller, expertly navigating the tricky situation of representing both sides. We felt she succeeded in looking out for our interests with integrity and professionalism. We are thrilled with the condo we bought. In addition, Elise even helped to secure quality tenants — now happily living there for almost a year. We highly recommend Elise for anyone looking to purchase or sell a property in the Portland area!

 

291 State Street, Portland

Elise is a kind, knowledgeable, and responsive agent. Her familiarity with the local condo market was a huge asset to my husband and I as we decided when to list and at what price. Elise represented us as sellers for our downtown Portland condo and also as buyers for our new home in Falmouth. The sale of our condo was seamless. Within a week on the market, we had two offers, one was full price. Elise worked quickly to get our condo listed and we had showings scheduled instantly. We listed, went under contract, and closed within 6 weeks.

 

116 Rochester Street, Westbrook

“Being a first time home buyer at 22 years old was a little nerve wracking, however if anyone could help with the process, it was Elise. I personally had no experience which created a need for the agent I worked with to be very knowledgeable, patient, trustworthy, and reliable. Not only did Elise master this, she did a great job working with my parents as they were heavily involved in the process as well. As I have now been moved in for just over a month, I could not be happier with the place I decided on with Elise’s help. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

123 Belfort, Portland

“While working with Elise to purchase our first home, we learned a lot and found exactly what we were searching for. Elise was easy to communicate with and was always available when we had questions or concerns. She created a well thought out list of homes for us to view. When we found the one; she was great at negotiating on our behalf. Closing on the house went on longer than any of us expected, but she was patient and diligent. We ended up with the perfect home for our growing family, at a fair price. We highly recommend Elise and the Vitalius group!”

 

23 Ramsdell Road, Falmouth
“Throughout the buying process, Elise was aggressive and responsive. The purchase of our new home was an extremely difficult and involved process due to the fact that it was a short sale. Elise and the knowledgeable crew at Vitalius Realty were able to help us navigate the situation and close on the home we really wanted despite the many seller induced obstacles we had to overcome. We found success with Elise on both the buying and selling side of the real estate process.”

 

35 Leeman Street, Portland
“In working with Elise and Brit, we were confident that we would sell our home for its top value. They handled everything professionally and helped us understand the steps required to move forward. I would highly recommend the Vitalius team to other sellers out there.”

 

 

139 Park Street, Portland
“Elise has significant real estate and local knowledge that ensured my property was properly priced, marketed and staged to get me top dollar in a short timeframe. My condo sold in 10 days just under list price with multiple offers. She was also easy to get hold of and the closing went smoothly. I highly recommend Elise!”

 

 

15 Arundel Road, Portland

“As first time home buyers with a limited budget we were nervous and skeptical about finding something in a nice area. Jim put us at ease, spending time taking us out to view many options and giving us the time we needed. We felt that Jim’s extensive knowledge of the home buying process and of the market in greater Portland put us at an advantage. Jim’s sincere passion for real estate, combined with his love of people, made us feel we could trust him and relax throughout the process. Jim advocated on our behalf to secure a contract that was fair. We are very happy in our new home and grateful to have had Jim by our side at closing and sharing in our happiness. We definitely recommend Jim. He will help you find not just a house but a home.”

 

154 Skillings, Portland

Thank you so much Jim for all your help with our Real Estate adventure in Portland. We are grateful that everything went smoothly. It really was a pleasure to work with you.

The good experience began when we first met–  you presented not only a good line up of viewings but also the list of Distilleries and Breweries in the area. We were impressed with your thoughtfulness in remembering that our son Andy would be looking in those fields for work.  After we decided to make an offer you were so helpful in calming our anxieties as we went through each step of the process. You had so many tips and suggestions. Much appreciated.

We enjoyed the closing experience. I can honestly say that’s a first.  And, thanks also for the referrals. We will be sure to call on them when we need help with house projects. I foresee plenty!

 

Sarah Christian, Cumberland

Susie was such a joy to work with and I am so glad I ended up in her hands when selling my much treasured home. I had cold feet about signing on with an agent even after interviewing some of the top realtors in Portland. I immediately felt I could trust Susie and that she thoroughly understood and appreciated my home, which had some unique features (passive solar, energy efficient, and a strong indoor/outdoor connection) that are not so easy to fit into a selling or valuation formula. I was nervous about completing a transaction on my own with no experience selling a house and decided that Susie was the perfect solution. She is honest and forthright (extremely important to me), a very good listener which is so helpful in the role of negotiator, available and responsive to any questions or needs at any time, and very knowledgeable about the whole process of selling a house. I had so much going on with planning a move to the west coast, but I did not need to keep track of the logistics around completing the sale of my house. Susie kept me informed of anything I needed to do and I didn’t need to worry at all that I was forgetting something. If a worry crept in, I sent her an email and felt reassured once again. Thank you so much! I am so grateful that I came through this process feeling like it was one of the easiest parts of my move.

 

Mike and Mary Carbone, Cumberland
Thanks again for all your help along the way. We are absolutely thrilled with the house and feel that it is the perfect fit for us and we look forward to raising our family there. Your knowledge and patience were really an asset to us in the process and we feel lucky to have had you working with us.

 

David Clough, Falmouth

“In a world where so many things can go wrong in our busy day to day life, it is incredible to have a woman like Susie being in the cockpit handling the smooth takeoff and landing when we sold my very special artist studio/home at 5 Chestnut Street in Falmouth Foreside. I wanted you to know personally how much I enjoyed working with her and your company.

Generally I am more emotional than I care to be, so it was so nice to have her managing things in such a seamless and professional manner. Things happened so fast I am still reeling. It was officially listed and it was sold the same day with a quick closing. Don’t these things happen only in your dreams? That’s “faster than a speeding bullet”.

I am very grateful to you and Vitalius for having Susie Kendeigh handle the sale of our home and I know that she will be our go-to gal when it comes to our future plans in real estate.”

 

David Findlay, Falmouth

“Susie was everything I had hoped for in a Realtor.  She listened to my needs as a buyer and understood what was important to me and my family. She really understands the Maine market and quickly and efficiently sent me listings that were appropriate.  Once we settled on a house, Susie negotiated a fair price, guided me through all the steps and made a very complicated process easy to navigate. She even recommended a great mortgage broker.  Best of all, Susie is has a wonderful, friendly personality and was a pleasure to deal with every step of the way. ”

 

Shaun Mills and Lucy Demers, Portland

Susie was awesome to work with! We truly felt like she had our best interests at heart throughout the whole process. She shared her advice and opinions, which was incredibly helpful to us as first time buyers, but still was not at all pushy in our decision. Also, the home we purchased was a multi-unit, and Susie as a seasoned landlord herself went above and beyond to help prepare us as new landlords. We would recommend her to anyone!

 

 

McDermott Family, South Portland

My husband and I were looking a multi-unit in the Portland area for our son to live in and to generate income. As we live in New Jersey, our knowledge of the housing market was limited. Upon meeting Brit, we were immediately impressed with his expertise in both the real estate and landlord business. Brit, along with Chris and Susie, were able to shepherd us through the pros and cons of the different Portland neighborhoods, the difference between owning a 2 unit and a 3 or 4 unit, and a move in ready building versus a fixer upper. We purchased a wonderful 2 family in a great South Portland neighborhood. I would recommend the Vitalius Group to those in the market, especially for first time home buyers.

 

Michael French, Portland

Your knowledge and expertise of the greater Portland market is second to none. I gained a lot of insight into each area as we viewed the homes in different towns. Once we began to focus on my likes and dislikes, you did a great job of anticipating which homes might suit me best. As I had questions or concerns with a property, you were able to quickly research them and get me the answers I needed to make a decision. I felt as though you had my best interest in mind when it came to the house and contract negotiations. The house we finally settled on was negotiated at a great price. Overall, I was very impressed with you and the Vitalius team!! Thank you again for all your help.

 

Jenny Scheu and John Ryan, East End Portland

Francine O’Donnell played a critical role in selling our house on the West End of Portland during a very challenging economic period. From the very start, she was enthusiastic – and learned every detail – about our property… She helped us set a fair asking price, providing us with information on comparable properties to back up her reasoning. Francine O’Donnell is smart. She is a well organized thinker, and a clear communicator. She is a pleasure to know, and was – hands down – the very best real estate broker we have ever worked with.

 

 

The Ingalls, East End Portland
Francine made all the difference. She asked the right questions to help us figure out just what we needed and wanted and then she made sure that we looked at all options to gain an understanding of what was available. In addition to making herself available for showings at our convenience, she was most helpful at helping us arrive at a choice that fit our lifestyle. When we made the offer, she made sure to expedite things and we couldn’t be happier with our new home. We will definitely enlist Francine’s services any time we have real estate needs.

 

 

Kim & Bob Ouellette, West End Portland
Intelligent, diligent, fact-finder! If this doesn’t describe your broker, you need to call and hire Francine O’Donnell. She will invest the time and effort to locate the property you’re looking for. My husband, Francine and I worked together for 8 months to find the ideal home that met all our criteria. We didn’t settle, and neither did she!”

 

 

 

Mike Hoover & Jill Terranova, Munjoy Hill Portland
Jill and I have known Francine for many years prior to her decision to enter into the real estate business. We knew we would have an extremely knowledgeable and professional real estate agent working with us, and Francine delivered on all counts. Francine listened to find out what important to Jill and I; paid attention to details; followed through as she indicated she would; and really kept the ball rolling throughout our purchase of our multifamily home on Munjoy Hill. We really appreciated Francine’s diligent work on our behalf. If anybody asks Jill or I who they should have working as their real estate agent in the Portland area, we won’t hesitate to immediately recommend Francine, she’s the best!!

 

Susan & Everett Ingalls, West End
Without Francine’s guidance we wouldn’t have sold our home as quickly as we did. She began by outlining the process necessary to sell our house and she also helped us develop a realistic asking price. At every step she kept us informed about the process and what to expect next. Her personable, organized and attentive manner made it a pleasure to work with her. She is a true professional.

 

 

 

Polly & George Blake, West End Portland
Smart, tenacious, creative & professional! Over the years we had been approached by a number of brokers. When we decided to sell our house, the choice was clear. In the midst of a challenging economy Francine worked tirelessly and we couldn’t be happier with the results. Francine is the best!

 

 

 

Diane Rogers, Portland Peninsula
You were always right on top, actually one step ahead, of anything that needed to be communicated or resolved. And you also went out of your way to make sure we were in the loop for any potential issues, both in our loan application process and in the purchase negotiations. You were very proactive in giving us needed advice as first time income property buyers. You certainly are a mulch-talented person!

 

 

 

Munjoy Hill Portland 

…how grateful I am that you took my “special needs” case on! You are an excellent broker and I really enjoyed working with you!

 

 

 

 

Coleen & Andy Roy, Munjoy Hill Portland
Your service, knowledge and expertise were so great throughout this process. We always had 100 percent confidence having you on our side. Many times I’ve thought, I wish we could shrink Francine down and take her with us everywhere! Thanks for all the support it was a true pleasure to work with you and to have you on our side.

 

 

 

 

Albert Gordon, West End Portland
Working with Marc Foster and The Vitalius Group was a great business experience. While knowledgeable, friendly, and professional, they answered every question I had and made buying a home a streamlined process. They had my best interests in mind and worked with me to get the building that worked within my budget and suited my needs. Even after the sale was complete Marc was able to help me with questions and concerns I’ve had while owning a historic property. I would never go to anyone else to deal with property in Maine.