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The Swan Agency Sotheby's International Realty

43 Cottage Street

Bar Harbor, Maine 04609

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ABOUT US

 

Welcome to The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty, Maine’s original and most successful Inn/B&B brokerage.

 

Since 1986, our Company has been the leading brokerage in Maine’s Inns and Bed & Breakfasts. Sellers trust The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty to promote their properties to a worldwide audience and understand the nuances of the Inn business. Buyers trust us to help them find the property that is right for them as a lifestyle, a home, and an investment.

 

Our association with Sotheby’s International Realty® ensures you not only superior local and regional exposure, but a national and global showplace for your property. Our expert brokers specialize in luxury oceanfront estates, Maine Inns and Bed & Breakfasts, residential and commercial real estate.

Our greatest source of pride is the pride of Maine.
We work Maine. We play Maine. We are Maine.

OUR SPECIALISTS

BROKER/OWNER

KIM SWAN

Kim focuses on business development and selective brokerage of luxury and commercial properties. She also oversees the marketing, public relations and social media programs, focusing on staying ahead of the curve. Kim resides primarily in Bar Harbor but spends much of her time visiting her investments properties up and down the coast.

 

Having the opportunity to be in a quaint, coastal town one minute, and in Portland experiencing all aspects of city living the next minute is one of her favorite parts about living and working in Maine.

DIRECTOR OF LODGING AND HOSPITALITY BROKERAGE

DANA MOOS

Dana Moos is a Maine real estate broker, former Maine innkeeper and cookbook author, selling inns, hotels and boutique motels throughout Maine since 2008. With over 55 million in inn sales, she is well versed in the tourism and industry. Her strengths in marketing, the financials, understanding of tourism and hospitality and creative vision for seeing a property’s potential help buyers and sellers alike. Dana understandS the nuances of a hospitality transaction and guides her clients through the intricate steps to a successful closing and beyond.

 

Dana is a native Washingtonian who grew up in the DC suburbs of Maryland and moved to Maine in 2004 to purchase an inn in Southwest Harbor with her husband.. Like many dreaming of inn ownership and escaping the rat race, she has fully embraced a more enjoyable pace; "Maine, the way life should be” and can't imagine not living in Maine.

 

"I don’t sell real estate, I sell a lifestyle. And my relationship with my clients doesn't end at the closing table”.

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SALES AGENT

TORI BARON

Tori Baron and her husband Robin purchased The James Place Inn in Freeport in 2006. Being an innkeeper has made Tori well versed in buying an inn, selling an inn, and what it takes to successfully operate an inn.

 

She has made a career of helping people, having a background in service, marketing, and accounting prior to realizing her dream to own and operate an inn. This brought Tori and her family from Michigan to Maine and it has been a love affair ever since. 

 

The desire to share knowledge and expertise and to help others realize their dream to be part of the hospitality industry, are what makes joining The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty the logical next step in Tori’s career.  

Tori and her husband hired Dana Moos to list their inn and in June 2019, they handed over the torch to new owners. Several months prior to closing on the inn, Dana shared thoughts with Tori about wanting to expand her business, as she considered the possibility of bringing on a new specialist/agent to work with as a team, one also experienced in the hospitality industry. Dana appreciated Tori's understanding of the industry, the financials and what operating today's inn entails in the ever changing landscape of the OTAs (online travel agencies) such as Booking.com, Expedia and AirBnB.

 

Both Dana and Tori are enthusiastic and passionate about tourism and hospitality and share the understanding that offering hospitable service is the foundation of building and maintaining client relationships. Between us we have 20 years of innkeeping experience. Hospitality is in our genes. You either have it or you have to work at it. We have it!

 

Soon after several planning meetings and discussions, The Maine Inn Team was formed.

BROKER

ALYSSA BOUTHOT

Alyssa began working with The Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty owner Kim Swan at several of her boutique style properties in 2011 and discovered real estate would be a natural complement to her experience in the hospitality field. With experience helping both buyers and sellers in residential and commercial sales, Alyssa especially enjoys working with first-time homebuyers, historic home and Inn/B&B clients. 

ASSOCIATE BROKER

ERICA BROOKS

Erica enjoys working with both buyers and sellers in residential and commercial transactions, focusing her efforts in the Mount Desert Island and greater Hancock County areas. Erica is very active in social media marketing and was even featured as a local agent on the HGTV show “Island Life” which premiered in January 2015. In both 2013 and 2015 Erica was awarded “Top Producing Agent” at The Swan Agency and was awarded Acadia Council 2016 "Realtor of the Year."

SALES AGENT

LAWRENCE MARSHALL

Larry moved to Maine in 1987 and has been setting roots ever since. His first job in Maine was at the Portland Greengrocer, a store that played a pivotal role in the emerging Portland food scene. Larry spent 10 years at L.L. Bean after that, working in a variety of roles, from retail to corporate communications. He liked working for L.L. Bean, but was eager to put his culinary talents back to work.

 

In 2008, Larry and his wife, Rose, purchased the Alden House Inn, in Belfast, Maine. During the nine seasons they ran the inn, they were privileged to meet people from all over the world, from all walks of life. Transitioning into the world of real estate, Larry will be leveraging his innkeeping experience to work primarily with prospective inn buyers. Larry’s experience with the dynamic changes taking place in the innkeeping market provides unique insight into the challenges and opportunities innkeepers face in the 21st Century. In addition to his innkeeping experience, Larry researched and wrote feasibility studies for real estate developers in Phoenix, Arizona, specializing in retail developments.

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