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Debbie's Biography :

I don't just sell real estate, I sell a way of life. This comes from a lifetime of experience with the downeast Maine lifestyle.

I started in the real estate business in 1996 while managing the Mom & Pop store my husband Bill and I owned. I worked my way from sales agent to associate broker to achieving my broker license in 2000. I opened Bold Coast Realty the following year and joined the United Country Real Estate family in 2006.

As a native Mainer, I have been sharing my knowledge of small town coastal living for over 25 years, first in my store and then in real estate. I am committed to providing my clients and customers with individualized service; sharing with them my knowledge of the area and the processes needed to achieve their real estate goals.

I received The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) from the National Association of Realtors, this is the mark of a real estate professional who has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. I have served in numerous capacities on the local Board of REALTORS and was voted REALTOR® of the year in 2007.

I specialize in residential and vacant land sales along the Downeast Maine Coast. Within these special property types I specialize in the second home market as well as helping first time home buyers realize there dream of owning a piece of Maine.

For those interested in creating their own vision on vacant land in the country, on the Atlantic Ocean or on any of the many lakes, rivers or streams of eastern Maine, my working knowledge of local rules, regulations and zoning will help bring those goals to fruition. Bill and I reside in Lubec on one of the inner tidal bays. In my spare time, I enjoy being active in the community, time with family, sewing, gardening, rock collecting and genealogy.

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We had been trying to sell our house with other realtors for a very long time with no luck. We finally hired Debbie and she got the job done! Our house got a lot more exposure from the increased advertising she did resulting in more showings. Debbie is very knowledgeable about the job. She knows Lubec and the people who live there very well. She kept us posted every step of the way and was always available to answer questions. Debbie kept the closing process moving forward despite a few hiccups along the way. She has a great personality and she's fun to work with. But most importantly she got out house SOLD! We highly recommend her to anyone trying to sell property in the Lubec area.

- Rick & Helen Thibodeau

Debbie Holmes and United Country Realty are the best! Debbie has helped us purchase and sell properties. She is very customer focused, covers details of "the sale" very well, and is totally honest and trust worthy. Plus she has a great sense of humor! If you are looking for property in the Lubec/Washington County area, be sure to call her!

- Paul Smith

We feel lucky to have had Debbie Holmes representing us in our purchase of a home in Lubec. Debbie's knowledge of the area was very impressive. She helped us through a lot of back and forth negotiations and went out of her way to be available for us in a couple of instances when we couldn't be at the property. Her experience definitely paid off for us, and we are very much looking forward to spending time in this beautiful area of Maine.

- Laurie de Paolo

Debbie Holmes recently helped us complete a purchase in Cutler. She was amazing....researching deeds, surveys, calling neighbors, etc, all the while making us feel secure in our decision as we were thousands of miles away. Closing was smooth as could be. If you’re looking for someone who knows the landscape, inside and out, Debbie should be your choice for guidance in buying in Washington County. Couldn’t recommend her more highly!! Larry, Fort Lauderdale.

- Larry Hall

Debbie Holmes blends professionalism and integrity with small town friendliness. She takes the time to listen and understand what the buyer/seller is looking for, then tries her best to realize their dreams. She will spend whatever time it takes traipsing through woods/raw land in good or bad weather, and does it with humor and a smile. Debbie has a wealth of contacts that might be needed after the sale - i.e. permits, contractors, needed services, etc. Debbie is very proficient at combining business and fun, it was such a pleasure to work with her!!! I would HIGHLY recommend Debbie Holmes of United CountryReal Estate/Lifestyle Properties of Maine to anyone interested in buying or selling property in Lubec, Maine > I give her Five + stars in all categories: > Local knowledge *****+ > Process expertise *****+ > Responsiveness *****+ > Negotiation skills *****+

- Carolyn Dodson