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      About The New England Real Estate Company

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      Enjoy some of our past memories supporting PAWS!

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      Thank you to everyone who attended our past annual Anniversary & Community Celebrations and who donated to our annual non-profit cause for PAWS in past years!

      Each year with the help of many friends, clients and family members in the community, we enjoy celebrating and raising much needed donations for our local PAWS Animal Adoption Center.

      To date, we have collectively helped raise in excess of $50,000.00 and we look forward to future opportunities in helping to raise more donations for PAWS!

      Enjoy some of the past year's photos from our past celebrations and we look forward to our upcoming celebration this December 2018 where we plan our annual community party once again to celebrate our 7th year in business with the completion of our new expanded offices.

      Thank you on behalf of all of us here at The New England Real Estate Company.

      All our best,

      Flint and Gail and Annie of course! 

       

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      PAWS Animal Adoption Center

       

      Thank you!

      Thank you again for helping us raise over $50,000 to date of additional and much needed dollars for all the animals in our first 6 years of business and thank you for helping the P.A.W.S. organization reach their goal towards their dream of a new building and animal adoption facility!

      And on behalf of all of our clients, friends, families, members of the community and of our company, thank you in joining us in our past celebrations, and last, a special thank you to the many volunteers, foster families, staff and board of trustee members of The P.A.W.S organization for all your support.

       

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      "On behalf of Annie and all of us here at

      The New England Real Estate Company

      Thank You For Your Support of PAWS!"

       

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      Community Service...Our Honor

      Life is special.  Just before our opening on December 1, 2011, we had the honor of meeting both the parents and their eighth grade students from the Camden Rockport Middle School who were chosen to attend a Japanese Exchange in April, 2012.  This annual exchange program is with our sister state relationship between the state of Maine and the Prefecture of Aomori region of Japan, which has history going back over 100 years between Maine and Japan.  
       
      Celebrating its 14th year, the kids needed to raise funds for the cost of their upcoming trip.  Enter Maxina Gonzales & Charlotte Horovitz!  Both have children attending this years trip and asked us if we would consider assisting the kids in their planned Christmas Wreath Sale & Gift Wrapping event, over the Christmas By The Sea Weekend celebrations in downtown, Camden held December 2-4, 2011.
       
      We were pleased to be asked.  Joining forces with Boynton McKay,  we set out to help support the fundraising efforts of the CRMS Japanese Exchange program!  We opened up our back offices for the kids to use, both to display and sell their many wreaths over the holiday weekend and we had a lot of fun as well! 
       
      The wreaths were handcrafted by the students, many with Origami and Signature bows.  100% of the proceeds of the sale were donated to the students fundraising efforts.  Here are some pictures of the many wreaths for sale as well as the gift wrapping station created by the kids for that weekend. 
       
      A special thank you to Laura, Max and Charlotte for all their hard work organizing the busy holiday weekend and to the excellent job the kids did working on their own fundraising efforts!
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      Proudly Supporting the Holiday Pops Concert
       
      One day shortly after just opening our offices, Mr. Russell W. Brace, President of The United MidCoast Charities, walked into our offices and asked if we had interest in supporting the United MidCoast Charities upcoming 2011 Holiday Pops Concert playing at the Strom Auditorium on December 17, 2011, but more importantly, asked, "Did we still believe in Santa Claus...?"
       
      Well that was all it took, and within seconds, after saying..."Well yes of course, and you believe, right?  "Rusty" had his back cover sponsor (and proudly!) for the 2011 Holiday Pops Concert program, put on by the Maine Pro Musica Orchestra!
       
      The evenings concert was lead by local Conductor and Music Director, Janna Hymes.  It was a wonderful evening and we were delighted to support such a cause and to help be a part of a community effort with many other sponsors.  The United MidCoast Charities do work through 50 agencies within Knox and Waldo counties, all donating time and money to raise funds and awareness as well as work tirelessly to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate, now for 70 years!
       
      "Thank you again Rusty", for stopping in that fateful day and it is our honor to be a part of The United MidCoast Charities family of sponsors!  Here is a picture from that magical evening, and of our favorite person performing that evening to a sold out auditorium!  See, we still believe!

      United MidCoast Charities family of sponsors

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      Community Service - Our Honor


      Living in the Midcoast will allow you to volunteer or belong to numerous organizations that will meet your personal needs.  We all volunteer or belong to non profit organizations and can guide you to the organizations that best suit your passions. 

      #10: It's good for you.

      Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

      • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
      • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

      #9: It saves resources.

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      Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

      • The estimated value of a volunteer's time is $15.39 per hour.

      #8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

      You can test out a career.

      #7: It brings people together.

      As a volunteer you assist in:

      • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
      • Building camaraderie and teamwork

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      #6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

      Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

      #5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

      As a volunteer you help:

      • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
      • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
      • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
      • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

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      #4: You learn a lot.

      Volunteers learn things like these:

      • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
      • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
      • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

      #3: You get a chance to give back.

      People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

      #2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

      Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

      #1: You make a difference.

      Every person counts!

       

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      Opening Day for Our Company - December 1, 2011


      Opening Day For The New England Real Estate Company.

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      The ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by Town of Camden City officials and Select Board members, held on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 10:00am (left to right)

      • Jim Heard - Camden Select Board Member,
      • Wes Robinson - Town of Camden Assessor's Agent,
      • Donald White - Camden Select Board Member,
      • Steve Wilson - Town of Camden Code Enforcement Officer,
      • Patricia Finnigan - Town of Camden Town Manager,
      • A. Flint Decker - Founder, President & Designated Broker The New England Real Estate Company,
      • Gail M. Decker - and of course, 'Annie',
      • Martin Cates - Camden Select Board Member,
      • Dan Bookham - Executive Director Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce,
      • Brian Hodges - Town of Camden Development Director

      We were very fortunate with the weather that day and we all had lots of laughs with Dan's new scissors!

       

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      "What do you do after a ribbon cutting ceremony?...You host a community celebration party later that evening of course!"

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      Thank you.

      "To our family & friends, members of our town leadership in our ribbon cutting ceromony, the beloved members in our community who came out and helped celebrate with us this evening of our opening day, and the over 20 local Maine companies and individuals who all helped work on the restoration and renovation of the 2 Bay View Street Building - On behalf of Gail and I (...and all in our company including 'Annie' of course!) Thank you for your warm welcome home, welcome to the community of Camden and in joining us in helping to celebrate our opening day!"

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      The New England Real Estate Company In The News


      Welcome to our company in the news.

       

      Opening Day on December 1, 2011 for A. Flint Decker, Founder, President & Designated Broker of The New England Real Estate Company, Gail-Marie Decker and Annie Decker, celebrating an old-fashioned New England ribbon cutting ceremony held with town officials in Camden, Maine.

       

      Our Honor.

      We are humbled and honored to receive media coverage on our company, from our opening day celebrations, to supporting our community, to our ground breaking events on new projects, as well as the continued growth and interest expressed in our company.

      Please visit the many articles that highlight the events our company has been involved in.

      Thank you and come back often as we continue to make headlines.

       

      A Special Story - Our Opening Day.

      Please visit the page "Opening Day of Our Company", for highlights of the enjoyable moments we shared with our friends and family during  this celebration, including a visit by Mr. Don Carrigan, Midcoast reporter for WLBZ Channel 2 Bangor and WCSH Channel 6 Portland, who made our opening day the lead story that evening!  "Please click here to see the full story."

       

      The New England Real Estate Company In the News.

      October 15, 2013:  Our Official Ground Breaking Day for The Homes at Ducktrap Retreat: http://bangordailynews.com/community/officials-break-ground-at-ducktrap-retreat-with-about-30-percent-of-homes-sold-already/

       

      April 24, 2013:  Introduction of The Homes at Ducktrap Retreat - Opening Day on NBC Television with Don Garriagan of WLBZ Channel 2 Bangor & WCSH Channel 6 Portland, Maine: http://midcoast.wcsh6.com/news/news/303793-midcoast-hopes-home-sale-increase-will-benefit-whole-region

       

      December 1, 2011:  The New England Real Estate Company Official Opening day, December 1, 2011 - Opening Day on NBC Television with Don Garrigan of WLBZ Channel 2 Bangor & WCSH Channel 6 Portland, Maine : http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=181004

       

      December 5, 2012: Our Celebration during Christmas By The Sea: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/thanks-for-a-wonderful-festive-holiday-weekend/933565

       

      August 23, 2012: A. Flint Decker, Board member of The Camden Downtown Business Group, appearing on behalf and support of Town of Camden Sign Group for Vote: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/ordinance-changes-to-appear-on-november-ballot/886871

       

      October 15, 2013: Our Official Grounding Breaking Day Cereomony at The Homes at Ducktrap Retreat: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/the-homes-at-ducktrap-retreat-breaks-ground/1070619

       

      April 24, 2013: Introduction of The Homes at Ducktrap Retreat: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/cabin-duplex-condominiums-for-sale-at-ducktrap-retreat/993419

       

      May 13, 2013: Business is Blooming in Camden, Maine , May 2013: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/business-is-blooming-in-camden-again/1001467

       

      May 5, 2013: Lisa Dresser Joins The New England Real Estate Company: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/dresser-joins-the-new-england-real-estate-company/997588

       

      April 19, 2013: Chuck Brawn Joins The New England Real Estate Company: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/brawn-joins-the-new-england-real-estate-company/990820

       

      April 13, 2013: Beth Smith Joins The New England Real Estate Company: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/smith-joins-new-england-real-estate-company/987883

       

      March 2, 2013: Sandy Cox Joins The New England Real Estate Company: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/cox-joins-the-new-england-real-estate-company/969482

       

      May 22, 2012: Business is Blooming in Camden, Maine May 2012: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/phenomenal-weather-bolsters-blooming-business/827932

       

      May 7, 2013: Business is Blooming in Camden, Maine May 2013 Events: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/business-is-blooming-events-planned/820001

       

      November 28, 2011: Support for the Students in the Japanese Exchange Program: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/students-wrap-gifts-sell-wreaths-crafts-to-support-japanese-exchange-trip/470460

       

      May 2, 2012: History of 2 Bay View Street Building in Camden, Maine - It's Past and It's Future: http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/history-of-2-bay-view-st/816531

       

      December 1, 2011: Opening Day for The New England Real Estate Company, December 1, 2011:    http://knox.villagesoup.com/p/new-england-real-estate-company-opens-in-camden/472148

       

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      History of 2 Bay View Street - Historic Camden, Maine


      "It first started as a bank..."

       


      Main Street Camden, looking North in 1875. Notice the 2 Bay View Street building in the lower right.


      The 2 Bay View Street building was built in 1833 and first started as a bank, as evidenced from the original ‘teller windows’ still in place today. Known for its iconic curved front and curved windows, the building housed a safe that is long gone but the heart of the space remains. Just a short period later, the building was owned by Joseph W. Bowers and called the ‘J. W. Bowers’ Plumbing Co. The shop was known locally for selling a number of items including supplies for the ship chandlers’ in port, fisherman’s outfits, plumbing supplies, sailing provisions, kitchen & woodenwares, and a tinsmith. The space also housed a steamboat agent’s office and a small fish market off the harbor.

      At the time Mr. Bowers owned the building it was known as the ‘Jones Block’. By 1931, it was owned by Albert H. Parsons, who was also a plumber and renamed the business to the ‘A. H. Parsons’ Plumbing Supply Co. Mr. Parsons retired in 1947. It remained this name well into the late 50’s and then changed to the ‘F. L. Spears’ Plumbing and Heating Co. At this time the building was referred to as the ‘Spears Block’. Years later, the building was sold once again and became the ‘Hamilton’ Plumbing Co. In 1971, Betty and Jack Frost purchased the building.

       

      "...And was built like a boat!"

       

      Aerial view of the Camden Harbor in 1946.

      In many ways, the building was built like a boat, given its distinctive curved front shape, unusual offset architectural style and its large oversized curved front windows. The building survived the great fire of 1892 where the winds were known to be coming out of the Northeast and carried the fire up Elm Street. Years later, the building also survived the harbor fire of 1935 where fortunately the winds were blowing in the opposite direction out of the Northwest toward the harbor. In both cases the building was spared from the devastation of each fire.

      During an economic boom in shipbuilding, then bust, then boom again, and eventually a harbor landing waterfront redevelopment, the building has remained. She sits proudly at the head of Bay View Street and on the corner of what was known at the turn of the century as the ‘Corner of Bay View and Commercial Streets’. Inside, a 3 story floor industrial elevator was used for many years by the plumbing supply companies and still is in place today.

       

      "Maine Sport's first location..."


      Overlooking the Camden Harbor sometime between 1920 and 1930. Notice the garage door where Maine Sport started.

      The building has had many successful businesses over the years including ‘The Jack Frost Shop’, which first opened in February 1972 and was soon robbed of $31,000 worth of coins and rare stamps right after it opened. The shop was well known for their antiques, post cards, coins, artwork and Maine made items. Later in the mid 70’s, ‘Maine Sport’s’ first location opened up for business in the dead of winter, selling bikes and kayaks out of the garage space downstairs. ‘The ‘Canvas Bag Shop’ opened and sold its goods out of the side entrance on Commercial Street each summer. Later, the well loved ‘Unique One’ sweater and yarn store operated out of the main floor for many years till 2009. Today, the ‘Small Wonder’ art gallery, now in its 28th year of business and ‘The New England Real Estate Company’ both operate out of the historic 2 Bay View Street building.

       

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      Take your Real Estate Career to The Next Level

       

      Take your Real Estate Career to the Next Level.

      Join The New England Real Estate Company Today and Discover our Difference.

      Welcome to our team of real estate professionals.  We are proud of our team and we know you will be as well.  If technology, personal branding, marketing, mentoring, lead generation, weekly training and a deep commitment to your community are essential values in your real estate career, then we should talk.  We are the fastest growing new brokerage in mid-coast Maine and we are currently recruiting both, new sales agents and experienced brokers, to join our brokerage since the expansion and completion of our new offices and addition in Camden, Maine.

       

       

      Contact us today if you have a real passion for our profession.

      If you are highly experienced broker desiring a supportive and energized brokerage to help you further grow your business, or are new to our profession and are seeking the very best in your new agent training, we understand the importance of working with a trusted company.

      For our agents, we provide over 150 years of combined real estate experience in the luxury resort markets, new home & condo developments and the general residential & commercial real estate markets, both locally in the greater mid-coast Maine market and from around the country.  

      We share our collective real life real estate career experiences and best practices in our profession, provide excellent marketing support and consistantly stand apart from others for our in-depth one-on-one training that we enjoy providing - all in an agent-focused, modern and professional office environment with the latest in technology for today's advanced real estate services.

      WELCOME Take your real estate career to the next level today with The New England Real Estate Company from The New England Real Estate Co. on Vimeo.

      Email or call Sandy or Flint to set up a confidential appointment and a personal tour of our new offices.

      For a confidential appointment to discuss your future career goals and for a personal visit of our new offices, please feel free to contact either Sandy or myself at a time and day which is best for your schedule.  Positive change in one's life is always an exciting time and we look forward in hearing from you and in learning more of your future real estate career & personal life goals with The New England Real Estate Company.  We look forward in meeting soon.  Thank you.

      All our best.

      Flint & Sandy

       

      A. Flint Decker at (207) 236-7000.  Extension 10 or by cell at (435) 901-2500 or

      by email Flint@TheNewEnglandReCo.com

      Sandy Cox at (207) 236-7000.  Extension 11 or by cell at (207) 691-9204 or

      by email Sandy@TheNewEnglandReCo.com

       

       

      Our two offices in Camden, Maine.  

      Our Main Office located at 98 Elm Street & Our Harbor Office located at 2 Bay View Street.

      Already have your Real Estate License, but don’t wish to be actively selling or listing real estate?  Begin your Referral Business Today and become a New England Real Estate Company Referral Agent.

      If you currently hold a Maine Real Estate License, may be retiring soon, or are thinking about getting your real estate license, and are undecided about what you are going to do with it, contact us about becoming a New England Real Estate Company Referral Agent.

      This is your opportunity to be aligned with a dynamic new agency in greater mid-coast Maine, without having to commit to a full-time real estate career.

      As a member of our referral team, you can earn referral income through real estate commissions simply by providing your referrals to your own referral company for those clients, family and friends who may be interested in either buying or selling a home.   

      For a confidential appointment to discuss becoming a referral agent with our referral company and for a personal visit of our new offices, please feel free to contact myself at a time and day which is best for your schedule.  I look forward in talking soon.  Thank you.

      All my best,

      Flint

       

      A. Flint Decker at (207) 236-7000.  Extension 10 or by cell at (435) 901-2500 or

      by email Flint@TheNewEnglandReCo.com

       

      About Our Company.

      • Our Approach is Simple - Our Passion is Maine.  The New England Real Estate Company is a locally owned company with a straightforward approach to real estate and an old-fashioned New England work ethic.  For our agents, we provide over 150 years of combined real estate experience in the luxury resort markets, new home & condo development and residential & commercial real estate markets, locally and from around the country.
      • We Understand the Importance of Working with a Trusted Company.  We have a passion and commitment to our community and share these values with professionalism, integrity, and impeccable customer service.
      • Excellent Midcoast Maine Coverage.  We exclusively represent Buyers and Sellers in marketing Maine farms, homes, land, commercial opportunities, planned resort new home developments and waterfront properties.  We service clients from Belfast to Boothbay and beyond throughout Knox, Waldo and Lincoln counties.

       

      Personal Support Focused on your Real Estate Career.

      • Our Brand.  The New England Real Estate Company communicates quality, outstanding marketing and a trusted name.
      • Belief in Sharing Best Practices.  We specialize in providing comprehensive education, weekly training, area guest speakers at our weekly sales meetings together with providing our agents long-term mentoring and coaching support.
      • Agent-Focused Marketing.  Targeted multi-media advertising focus of both print and web, including our 2-page advertising spread seen first each issue at the front of the Real Estate Book, professional signage together with professional still and drone photography, combined with an expanded national agent internet marketing presence through Trulia, Zillow, Realtor.com and local website partners servicing the Midcoast Maine market.
      • New "Consumer Designed" Website .  Introducing "Natural Language Search" - A first in our Midcoast Maine market combined with the latest mapping, multiple search tools & enhanced photo features.  All with a single focus on offering the fastest and easiest search capabilities for our clients.
      • Broker Experienced Management.  Competitive commission package, professional office facilities, with focus on ownership agent support and growth.
      • In-house Training & Free CE Classes.  We are known for our excellence in training - year-in and year-out with many special guests in closely related fields of real estate thoughout the year and we offer many free CE classes within our own company as an added benefit for all of our agents.
      • Two Key Camden Office Locations.  We are fortunate to have two excellent walk-in locations in Camden.  First, our main office is located at 98 Elm Street and is at the Entrance to Camden directly on Route One.  Our second office location is downtown at 2 Bay View Street overlooking the historic Camden Harbor, across from our Penobscot Bay Chamber office.  Both of our offices provide excellent visibility for new clients first arriving into Camden and seeking local real estate information.  And our walk-in traffic generated during our floor time hours is among the most experienced in Camden.
      • Locally Owned.  No national franchise fees, desk fees or extra costs to pay.

       

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