"What a pleasure it has been to work with you as we search for our new Portland home! You have made every step along the way as smooth and easy as possible. You have listened to us, heard what appeals to us, provided options, been available, and guided us as we needed. We certainly appreciate your competency along with your warmth and affability."
Ellie and Walt -- Portland, Me.
cant say enough about working with Ed when we sold our West End condo. He
returned our calls quickly, he answered all of our questions thoroughly, and
when it came to negotiations, he worked well beyond 'normal business hours'.
Ed also encouraged us to make use of staging to help us get top dollar in a
time where there were many comparable condos on the market. Not only did we
get top dollar, we were under contract in 16 days! Our only regret is that we
didn't use Ed when we bought our condo in the first place! We will absolutly
use him when we buy again and recommend him to anyone".
Dominic and Jondi
White -- Portland, Me.
" Glen and I want to
thank you for the realty services that you provided over the last year. We
valued your services for many reasons. You were knowledgeable and efficient
in expediting ongoing aspects of the process. We appreciated the photos which
you immediatly put on your website in which you zeroed in on architectual
features unique to our building. Your ability to be enthusiastic about
property and your role as a real estate professional translated into
great service for us sellers. You negotiated effectively with buyers due to a
combination of knowledge of the indusrty and strong social skills. We would
be happy to serve as a reference for future clients".
Alice and Glen Gruba-- Norway, Me.
"A huge 'thank
you' for being an oasis of calmness. We could not have done it without
Pat and Peter Bagg -- Portland, Me.
" I feel that we did
incredibly well considering the market and the generally apocalyptic economic
situation. Thank you so much for everything, and for helping us stay the
course! We were lucky to have you in our corner and are very appreciative of
all your hard work."
Sarah Van Boven-- New York, New York
represented the seller of a building I purchased in Portland during the summer of 2007. I did
not have a buyers' agent. While making it clear that he was representing the
seller, Ed was more than helpful in promptly answering questions and
explaining any issues that naturally arose during the process. Not only is Ed
extremely knowledgable and professional, he was personally a delight to work
with. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone buying or selling real
Leslie S. Silverstein,
"I recently used Ed
Gardner to sell my condo in the West End of Portland, Maine.
I was living out of state and needed someone who was willing to do the work
for me on site while staying in close, constant communication. From
start to finish I couldn't have asked for a better realtor. My
situation necessitated a fast turn around time. Ed not only
understood and supported my circumstances he put a plan into high
gear so that within 8 days we had 2 offers, we had the
property under agreement in less than 2 weeks and closed within a month and a
When I say Ed is
accessible I mean I was able to contact him any time 24/7 and if I
couldn't reach him instantly, then within 15 minutes I would
always have a response. He is a caring facilitator that doesn't dictate
the process but listens carefully to get all of the information then
synthesizes it all to assist you in making the right choices and
decisions. Ed was not only a good salesman and marketer, he is a
hustler that takes on the leg work himself to get the job done. He knew
how to orchestrate the deal by building relationships
and having direct contact with all the key parties
involved. He advocated for me behind the scenes knowing
when to hold the line and when to give in, in order to make the process
go smoothly and with virtually no stress.
I can't say enough about
this man's professionalism and talent in this field. Anyone
who gets to work with him is a fortunate individual."
David Pirani -- Portland, Me.
"Selling a house is a big deal. It's a huge asset, with a lot
of legal and financial implications. Working with Ed gave us peace of mind
that nothing was falling through the cracks. Ed has been doing this work for
a long time, so we trusted him to give solid advice about improvements to
enhance the saleability before the property went on the market, about how to
price our home and about how to receive and think about offers. Once the
house was under contract, he skillfully lead the process that includes the
inspection, appraisal and all other details. Because of his advance work, the
closing was executed without any problems. In general, Ed returns phone calls
and emails in a timely fashion, is friendly and knowledgeable, and -
something that was important to me - he never gets ruffled. We have
thoroughly enjoyed working with Ed, and would recommend him to anyone selling
Martha Rynberg and
Mary Going ~ Oakland,