We Wish to express our sincere gratitude for your knowledgeable, comprehensive, and authentic approach to selling our house on Munjoy Hill! Your ability to listen thoroughly and communicate clearly amongst all parties involved made this undertaking seamless. We’re SO glad we chose you and the Gardner Real Estate Team!
Diane -- Portland, ME "I also want to say how pleased and impressed I am with your performance in transacting with our biggest investment and I want to thoroughly thank you. Your advice has always been thoughtful and precise making you a completely trustworthy advisor…so thank you. This transaction could have gone in so many other poor directions. Despite COVID-19 and multiple complications, you pulled it all off with amazing integrity and grace. "
Jeff -- Portland, ME
"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.
"We 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 you."
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
"Ed Gardner 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 estate."
Leslie S. Silverstein, Esq.
"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 half.
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 a property."
Martha Rynberg and Mary Going ~ Oakland, Ca.