2016-02-25 / Neighbors

Charlene’s Coastal Properties

For a ‘shore’ sale, there’s no better broker than Charlene Farley Weinstein, owner of Charlene’s Coastal Properties, now located at 192 Saco Ave. in Old Orchard Beach.

Charlene has been in the business since 1984 and specializes in coastal property, both commercial and residential. In addition, she’s owned and operated restaurants and convenience stores for more than 30 years and her family has owned a number of motels giving her an edge when it comes to buying and selling in the hospitality industry. Charlene has lived on the ocean in Old Orchard Beach for 38 years and knows the area, inside and out, another great asset. "I watched all the condos being built in the 80’s thru to today, and know each and every one well," said Charlene.

“You’re not just selling a property, you’re selling the area, and you need to know that area well, and I do,” she said.

Knowing the market as she does, Charlene knows that now is a prime time to purchase property along the coast.

For example, those interested in purchasing commercial property want to get the ball rolling on financing options and readying the property for the busy summer season. Fall is another hot time to buy or sell property. Longtime business owners decide to retire after running their last season and often decide to put their property on the market.

“The same idea applies to housing and condos,” Charlene said.

Charlene prides herself on building her business, being a self-made woman, without having to work with national real estate companies.

“You lose that personal touch,” she said.

A little over a year ago Charlene brought on her daughter-in-law, Nicole Weinstein, who is expanding the company’s reach into coastal Scarborough.

“Nicole is a great asset. She’s young, yet she’s very aggressive, enthusiastic and really loves real estate.Her clients always rave about her professionalism and attention to detail, ” Charlene said.

Don Richer came to work with Charlene after both worked for another company. His career includes 25 years in the property/casualty insurance business and having his real estate broker’s license for more than 30 years.

In addition, Charlene’s Coastal Properties is looking to grow by adding two new agents.

“I don’t want to get much bigger than that,” Charlene said. “We’re very much a team, but I don’t like to play on that. I want my agents to be individuals, to stand out and be recognized for their achievements, not to fall under me.”

Whether you’re looking to buy or sell residential or commercial along the coast of Maine, Charlene’s Coastal Properties has the background and track record to make it happen. For more info email info@charlenescoastalproperties.com or call 207-937-8084.

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