Client Testimonials

Tristan

387 Bridgton Road, Westbrook

Dear Chris, Brit, Jen and the rest of the team at Vitalius, thank you for your help with selling my property at 387 Bridgton Road. I can not say enough good things about how pleased I am with the whole transaction, from start to finish. Special thanks to Chris who went out of his way to help me out of a pinch last minute.

Chris

118 Winter Street #5

I approached Elise over three years ago with plans to buy a condo on the peninsula. The awkward deal required finding a property within the right area, the right price range, having a sitting tenant paying the right amount of rent, and a seller with the patience to work with us when they could otherwise sell quickly in a hot market. Elise worked with me through countless starts and stops and spent numerous un-compensated hours drawing up agreements and visiting properties only for them to fall over at the last hurdle. Eventually, we found a great condo in a great part of town which fit the bill and Elise, despite a constantly moving target, got the deal done. You could not be in better hands. Elise knows the town, knows the people and has important insight to the different association boards and can let you know what you might be in for if you decide to buy. I can not recommend her highly enough. A true pro! 

Jay

14 Emerson Street, Portland

We had little to no intention of purchasing a home in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portland. We'd lived here for a while, knew the neighborhood and the rapidly changing pace of it; wonderful change but figuring it was far outside the boundaries of what we were looking to pay. We'd previously submitted offers on three homes and we were out-bid by tens-of-thousands each time. I am generally cautious of real estate brokers. But then I happened to meet Elise Loschiavo with the Vitalius Group. She's sort of their star hitter I think, but is quiet, engaging and measured in her approach. (Which also means you're not getting an overtly chatty, over-selling real estate agent with Texas sized hair and love for embellishing conversations. Elise is the real deal professional.) She lives in the community and has been here for years, so she's a bit of an expert. I'll admit that Elise put up with a lot from me. I'm not the most ideal client. I turned away a lot of things. But she knew about one place that wasn't on the market yet. She tends to do her homework and seems to be aware, or have a feel for what may come up before other realty brokers get wind of it. That's something you really must have if you want to land something in a neighborhood like this. We had it in Elise. I never felt pressured, never felt as though she was anxious to 'just get a sale' out of me. She learned what we wanted even though we couldn't always articulate the specifics in the most succinct way. She was patient, watched and waited..And then the right place popped up, just before it went public. It had the space we insisted on as well as the other requirements. It is right dead center of the most dynamic, beautiful neighborhood in Portland, Maine and we're still counting our blessings for having decided to try once final Portland-based real estate broker. I'm a professional guy with my own business, but I would stake my full reputation and name on Elise's ability, her personal connection with her clients and her love for her work. I would not list my home or begin searching for one in Portland until I had checked-in with Vitalius Real Estate and Elise Loschiavo. They were just that good for us.

A. Elliott

North Deering, Portland

Brit, Elise, and Chris are the go-to real estate team in Portland. I am now in my fifth transaction with Vitalius (2 multi-unit purchases, 1 multi-unit sale, a commercial lease deal, and a single-family home purchase) in 5 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 two 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 Brit & Elise's team within 24 hours of it going on the market. 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!

J Allen

Scarborough, ME 04074

My husband and I bought our first home with Katie, and she made the experience so much easier than I ever thought it could be. She is attentive to detail, friendly, and VERY quick. Her turnaround time on things that need to get done is amazing. She guided us on ways to make our offer stand out to  the buyers, and I credit her with the fact that we now have a home in a highly desirable neighborhood in Scarborough. I highly recommend working with her!

Wendy Richards

Cumberland Foreside, ME

Katie is an outstanding realtor that earns her commission in each step of the transaction. Although we have sold two homes without a realtor (FSBO), we decided to hire her to sell our last house. It was the best decision we could have made. Katie helped us identify what we needed to do to get the  house ready for sale, she helped us schedule a tight timeline to get the home on the market, and she had a great marketing plan to help us sell quickly. Throughout the process, she communicated everything and her advice was always on target. We never had to worry about a detail being overlooked. After we accepted an offer, Katie followed through on all details for the contract. She communicated important information to us and kept on top of the contract contingencies and timing, even getting a much appreciated earlier closing date for us and the buyers after all the contingencies were satisfied. She is great to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend her for anyone looking to sell or buy a home.

Alan and Mary Levi

Greater Portland Area

Jim Duplissie was an awesome realtor. We recently bought two separate rental properties in the Portland area and Jim tirelessly guided us through the whole process.  First, he's really responsive.  A phone call, text or email gets returned within moments.  Second, he always had our best interests in the forefront, he never pushed hard to make a sale, he wanted to be sure we were comfortable with our decisions and offered professional guidance as to whether a property was a good investment or not.  And finally, he has a firm grasp on building codes and construction and was willing to dig deep when something wasn't quite right – always going the extra mile to get answers from the sellers. We are going to be buying a personal residence within the next few months and will be using Jim to find our dream home.  I wholeheartedly recommend Jim Duplissie to any prospective property buyer.  

N. Holland

18 Hill St #2 & 3

Elise Loschiavo did a fantastic job selling my condos in the West End, 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.

Laci Lee

North Deering, Portland, ME

Katie was our agent on our recent home purchase in Portland - my first home and my husband's first home purchase in Maine. I could not have asked for a more positive or professional agent. It was a pleasure to have her represent us and I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell in the  Portland area.

Dr. Hal Smith

1024 Washington Ave.

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 make all of our needs of urgency possible and do it with great care and experience. Jim has a wealth of many years of real estate experience in Portland and South Portland.  He stayed on the job with extreme urgency, high energy both day and night and direct communication.  His outstanding character, depth of experience, organization skills and attention to every detail made it possible for us to buy the perfect Carriage House he located in Portland, Maine. We believe Jim is unique among realtors as extremely hard working, highly efficient, organized and has the kind of experience that he brings to the table in terms of real estate purchases in Portland and South Portland.  We highly recommend Jim to any potential clients who want full service guidance, counseling and knowledge of real estate in Portland and South Portland. Jim's depth of character puts him in the crème of realtors who can be trusted to put the client first in all transactions.

Marcel and Theresa

96 Grant Rd, Saco

At the beginning of 2018, we decided to buy a home in the greater Portland area and elected to work with Jim Duplissie at Vitalius Real Estate Group.  This being our third house purchase, we figured that we had a good handle on what would be involved in buying a house but wanted to make sure we covered all bases. Even though we found our dream home within a few weeks, Jim ended up putting in way more time than we expected.  He brought to light key information that we were not aware of, quickly responded to all of our questions and concerns, instigated communications with appropriate parties, followed up on questions and problems not addressed and more.  We highly recommend working with Jim Duplissie at Vitalius Real Estate Group whether buying or selling a home.  He was a pleasure to work with and we will definitely work with him again if we buy or sell a home again.      

T. Graff

38 Monroe Ct, Portland

"I highly recommend Elise Loschiavo at Vitalius. As a first-time home buyer, she helped me through the process with honesty, kindness, and positivity. She is a great listener and was incredibly responsive to all my questions. She checked in frequently and helped me every step of the way, with expert advice and humor. Ultimately, she helped me buy my first home and I am very grateful for all her work and dedication. I couldn't have done it without her."

T. Thomas

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.

George & Diane Briggs

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!

M. MacLeod

Munjoy Hill

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. 

C. Boots

667 Sawyer St, South Portland

"My fiancée and I used Elise to purchase our first home this past summer. Elise was wonderful to work with. She was incredibly patient with us as we looked at houses over a long span of time, and waited for us to find the right place, without any pressure. She is personable, knowledgeable about the market, and has a laid-back and calming style that was refreshing in the otherwise stressful home buying process. We would recommend her to anyone."

K. MacDonald

East Bayside, Portland, Maine

My partner and I recently purchased our dream home in Portland Maine. Elise showed us a property on a cold-call over the winter...  a few months later she called to let us know she had a property that was a great fit. Of note is that Elise was not our real estate representative at that time. Elise and the Vitalius team exceeded our expectations. They were excellent with problem solving and helping us with contractor referrals. Highly recommend!

Samantha Elliott

284 Harvard St, Portland, Maine

Elise and Brit walked us through our first home purchase with the best possible care. They helped us pin down the best neighborhoods for our needs and were stunningly responsive to every request and email. Elise's knowledge of the market was incredibly valuable to us and we were grateful for her humor and patience throughout our search. We are thrilled to be in our dream home now because of their careful advising but will miss working closely with this extremely talented team.