My real estate career began in 1995 at the urging of my parents who had both been in the business for a few years. I had just returned home after serving for 6 years in the U.S. Army as part of the 1st Infantry Division where I rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant. I started working for Century 21 First Choice Realty in Standish and then opened my own office, Mark Stimson Friends & Neighbors Realty, with my Dad in 1998. One year later we made the transition to DeWolfe when Mark Stimson sold to them in 1999 and then Coldwell Banker when DeWolfe sold to them in 2002. Over the 12 years of owning my own office I managed between 20-40 agents and had 3 offices later expanding to Hollis, Sanford & Waterboro. In 2008 I sold my company to Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group. My 4 years as a non-managing broker were very successful and I was able to achieve over 40 sales each year including 58 transaction sides in 2012. However, when the opportunity to own my office and manage again presented itself in early 2013 I jumped at the chance and opened a branch office of The Maine Real Estate Network in Standish and in 2014 another office in Gorham.
All told I am veteran of over 600 personal sales and over 60 Million in production in the past 20 years.
Over the course of my career I have earned and held the following designations:
ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative
ABRM – Accredited Buyer Representative Manager
CRB – Certified Residential Broker
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
GRI – Graduate Real Estate Institute.
I was awarded the “Rookie of the Year” by the Century 21 Maine Brokers Council in 1996, my first full year in the business. In 2005 I was named President Portland Board of Realtors and in 2006 the Greater Portland Board Realtor of the Year and Maine Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year. I am a member of the National Association of Realtors where I have served on numerous committees, the Maine Association of Realtors where I am a past member of the Board of Directors, & the Greater Portland Board of Realtors where in addition to serving as President I was a 10 year member of Board of Directors.
I currently reside in Standish with my wife Renay and 4 children and have 2 married sons and one grandchild.