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Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:

Jeff Allen went over and above helping me sell my house.  I found him to be intelligent,  personable and easy to work with, and very generous with his time and depth of knowledge.  All questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner and no detail was too small.  He helped me get full value for my property at a difficult time.  I highly recommend Jeff and Downeast Properties for facilitating either the sale or purchase of both residential and commercial real estate.  

Keeping me well informed, updated and always available. Knowledgeable about staging, knowledgeable about what the seller wanted. Bottom line. SOLD.

My wife and I were not experienced with buying land and Annie helped us immensely. She took us to all of the lots we were interested in (including some that were difficult to find). At the properties without hesitation she bushwacked through the brush with us to find shoreline, pointed out  problematic geographicfeatures like tributary streams and was generally just very knowledgeable about local building regulations. When it came time to negotiate Annie helped us get our offer accepted at 20% below asking. She was an invaluable resource during our due diligence period (recommending the best soil test expert in the region, giving advice on how to approach local authorities with best foot forward etc.). I cannot recommend Annie enough, throughout the process she always put our needs first.


Gina Sensontic has helped us every Fall for the past three years looking for that ideally suitable family retreat in the Stonington, Deer Isle, Brooklin, Sedgwick area.  We knew what we needed and what would work for our family.  We spent several days on each of our past 3 years’ vacation house hunting with Gina. Before we knew Gina, we had initially worked the previous Fall with another agency’s realtor.  When an offer through them was unsuccessful, they were not interested in working with us the following Fall.  Then we met Gina Sensontic.  She pursued our quest when others didn’t take us seriously. We agree that finalizing our purchase was made possible because of Gina.  For a variety of reasons, our closing was complicated and had several delays and extensions.  Gina handled our interest with great poise and professionalism.  Being out of state buyers, Gina also helped us adjust to the Maine protocols, both before and beyond our sale.


If you are looking for a realtor with patience and willingness to keep working, call Gina Sensontic for finding your next home!


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I was very fortunate to work with Annie Allen. Her commitment to the process and to me as her client was very evident; she responded in a prompt manner to my questions and emails, and she checked in with me to see how the process was going for me, and it seemed that her work was really important to her. Her positivity along the way was a huge bonus in what would otherwise have been a more challenging process for me, since it was the first time that I had bought real estate! Thanks Annie.



On our anniversary this year we went and looked at a house in Blue Hill. We had been searching for the right house for a bit, and we finally found it! We’re happy to say we’re under contract! Thank you to Tina for all your help!

I just wanted to thank you again for your professionalism in selling my house. We all worked so hard to make it as beautiful as possible last summer and the photos your photographer took were outstanding. I just feel so lucky that you were my realtor and found a buyer.  We love having Toddy Pond as our one and only home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. 

Totally professional, attentive to our questions, listened to our description of what we were looking for, a complete joy to work with! She was not pushy at all like some other realtors who said things like "If you are interested in this property, you had better make an offer right away because it will not be on the market long!" We heard that over & over again from other realtors! I would choose Annie again any day!

We had a somewhat unique property with a swimming pool/greenhouse located at the confluence of Herrick Bay and Blue Hill Bay in Brooklin, Maine. Marty Dischinger, our realtor, did a superb job of finding the perfect clients for this property. She has tremendous local knowledge of Eastern Maine and the Blue Hill peninsula in particular. And equally important, she has excellent interpersonal skills in working with people; listening, understanding what they want – and can afford – matching sellers and buyers successfully. Marty sold this property in just under a year representing both the seller (us) and the buyer. We are grateful for her caring, knowledge and perseverance.

At the time we started this process, we didn’t realize how fortunate we were to have contacted Downeast Properties to help us find a home on the Maine coast. And especially, that it was Tina Allen who replied to our email. Tina stands out among the many realtors that we have worked with over the  past 30 years. At Downeast Properties, Tina and Jeff run an agency that is not simply skilled at connecting buyers to their new homes, but theirs must be the most personable, premier real estate firm on the Blue Hill Peninsula. We are pleased that our interaction with Tina and Jeff Allen did not end with the purchase of our property. We consider them to be our first new friends in Blue Hill. We can’t thank you enough, Tina and Jeff! 

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