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Meet the Team: Tristan Swanson

Meet Tristan Swanson, one of our talented and dedicated Realtors here at WRP!

Tristan grew up in York, Maine and still resides in town with his wife Heather Razin, son Hendrik (3.5 years old) and daughter Bellamy (2 years old). His eclectic experience before joining WRP includes a Business Economic degree from University of Maine, Farmington, 11 years as Owner/Operator of Cider Hill Painting LCC and 3 years as a bartender at Windowmaker Bar and Grill at Sugarloaf USA. It comes to no surprise that Tristan is a people person and makes friends wherever he goes!

We asked Tristan a few questions and even the team at WRP got to know a few new things about him! 

 

 

A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT TRISTAN

What are you listening to or reading these days?  

I’m reading the 7 levels of communication and I always am listing to NPR. I just finished reading The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene.

What is the weirdest job you ever had? 

Working at York Corner True Value Hardware Store

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Quantum Mechanic

You just stepped outside and found a winning scratch ticket for $5 million dollars. What would you do?

First I would do all the boring stuff, like pay off bills. I would also put a million into a trust for my kids. Then I would take off 6 months and travel the world, buy a summer house, a ski house and a fleet of ATV’s for the family. 

What inspires you? 

Security for my kids, Troy Williams, Coming From contribution

What’s your favorite food?  

Lobster bake at the beach

Please tell us your favorite quote. 

15% of the time 87.4% of statistics are made up.

A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AREA

What is one thing you love most about the area? 

I love this area because there is such an amazing amount of activities we have easy access to. In a 4 hour drive you are in New York City, in 1 hour you are in Boston and then can be anywhere in the world. There are ocean activities (surfing, fishing, sailing, and beaches) and fresh water activities (water skiing, fishing, ice fishing, skating, swimming, boating). Miles of hiking trails are available in York and if you are looking for more of a challenge you can be in the White Mountains in 45 minutes. The dining and entertainment is endless between Portsmouth NH and Portland ME. The school systems are great for families and there are also many alternative education programs.

I grew up in York ME so, I know the area very well and continue to enjoy all these things. The area is continually growing and evolving with more ideas, ideology, culture and diversity every day.

What’s an insider tip for tourists that only locals would know? 

Don’t go to Short Sands Beach, locals prefer the beach at Long Sands for a true Maine beach day experience without the hassle of crowds.

Name some of your favorite restaurants and stores.  

My favorite restaurants are: Flo’s Hot Dogs, York Harbor Inn, Clay Hill Farm, The Central Restaurant and Bar, Rick’s All Season and Green Leaves

My favorite stores are: Kittery Trading Post and Eldredge Lumber and Hardware.  (This is a better question for my wife).

Do you have a favorite nonprofit you’d like to share? 

The York Food Pantry and the York Community Service Association (YCSA).

NOW LET'S GET DOWN TO REAL ESTATE

What led you to work in the real estate industry? 

Working as a tradesman and then owning my own painting company I became frustrated with employees and sub-contractors, however, I truly enjoyed the interaction with my clients. After some searching and careful contemplation I chose to get my real estate license.  I was intrigued by the business and wanted to continue working with people on, in most cases, their largest investment. I am captivated by the construction process, land uses, zoning, and people’s personalities. What better way to work with families and cover all these areas than to work as a Real Estate Professional?!  

Why Williams Realty Partners? 

It was a “no-brainer” for me. I spoke with several other agencies and just kept coming back to my notes about Keller Williams and Williams Realty Partners. First Keller Williams because they have, hands down, the best training available on Earth.  Education is the key to this industry. As a highly productive agent I need to be kept on the leading edge of technology, laws, contracts, lead generation, etc. Keller Williams offers this training and more.                                                                         

I ended up with WRP because I have know Troy since high school and always knew he was going to make a big splash.  Knowing his drive and expertise, I wanted to learn from the best! Also, when I met the agents and administrative staff I know this was the place for me to grow my business and my life.

What’s your favorite home design trend these days? 

I am a sucker for old homes with a modern twist. I love exposed beams and to be able to see that it was built with care and someone handled that piece. I love to imagine the history and story with every old home and property.

Okay, give us your tips! We want to hear them!

Home buyers: Do a drive by of the property before you set up a showing. It is amazing what you can tell about a property by just driving by.

Home seller: There is no time like the present. 

Someone thinking of selling their home:  Call me before you do anything. The changes or repairs you are thinking of doing may not be your best use of time and money.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Tristan! If you'd like to get in touch with him, here's his info:

(207) 200-1483 - Email - Website - Facebook 

Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

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    Meet the Team: Maureen Hogan


    We're excited to introduce you to Maureen Hogan, another one of our dedicated Realtors here at WRP! This sums up Maureen in a nutshell, "I love love love Real Estate.  Like taking a property in needs of some TLC and turning it into something amazing!"

    If you ever get the chance to meet Maureen, you will instantly love her energy and sense of humor! Maureen grew up in Lowell, Massachusetts and then moved to Dunstable where she lived from the mid-eighties through 2013, before moving to York to pursue real estate. Prior to her career as a Realtor, Maureen was a Software Engineer at OAG Flightview and Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC). She's been married to her husband Andy Riebs (who she met while interviewing him for a position at DEC) for over 33 years!

    A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT MAUREEN

    What are you listening to or reading these days?

    I only read is MLS these days. I like yelling at our new Alexa to play a variety of music – mostly classic rock with some jazz thrown in.

    What is the weirdest job you ever had?

    I am kind of boring, no weird jobs – I was a playground instructor in Lowell, a floor supervisor at Hit and Miss, a bank teller, a campaign manager and a software engineer.

    If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

    News anchor. When I was a kid (years ago, before there were any women new anchors) that is what I wanted to be! A female Walter Cronkite!!

    You just stepped outside and found a winning scratch ticket for $5 million dollars. What would you do?

    Not much different than what I am doing now.  I would talk to our financial advisor about managing it. Andy would have the option to retire if he wanted to.

    What inspires you?

    Strong, principled people.

    What’s your favorite food?

    Soup, of all kinds!

    Please tell us your favorite quote. 

    "There are those who look at things the way they are, and ask why.  I dream of things that never were, and ask why not? " - Robert Kennedy

    A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE AREA

    What is one thing you love most about the area?

    Having moved here full-time from MA 4+ years ago, the pace of life – it is just not as fast paced as MA. Also, York is just such a beautiful town – when I drive through the village and harbor, particularly at Christmas time, I just can’t believe that we live here!

    What’s an insider tip for tourists that only locals would know?

    In the summer, take 103 from Kittery to York, as Rte 1 becomes a parking lot on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons.  The Yorkwise card – gives you discounts at local stores and proceeds from its purchase go towards a drug and alcohol free graduation night for YHS Seniors. The food is good and pretty reasonable at the cafeteria at York Hospital.

    Name some of your favorite restaurants and stores.  

    Frankie & Johnny'sThe Union Bluff, The Central Restaurant & Bar, York River Landing, Eldredge Lumber & Hardware, Stonewall Kitchen, Sue’s Seafood, Nancy's Cafe & Catering, Rick's Restaurant, Norma's Restaurant

    Do you have a favorite nonprofit you’d like to share?

    Doctors Without Borders

    NOW LET'S GET DOWN TO REAL ESTATE

    What led you to work in the real estate industry? 

    I have always, always, always loved looking at houses and going to open houses. I have been a real estate junkie for years.  When we moved here full time, I commuted into Cambridge for 6 months to my engineering job and just did not have the cycles to get started with my newly minted RE agent, so I took the plunge, gave up that career and started a new one!

    Why Williams Realty Partners?

    Because when I met Troy [Williams] 5+ years ago (when I was still an engineer), I said to him “You will have your own agency some day and I am going to work for you." He was our agent on both buying and selling and was fantastic.  I strive to provide the same level of service to my clients.

    What’s your favorite home design trend these days? 

    One story living – for us Baby Boomers!

    Okay, give us your tips! We want to hear them!

    Home buyers: Don't rush. You will know when you have found the right one!

    Home seller: Declutter, declutter, declutter. Price it right. 

    Someone thinking of selling their home: While the spring is busy, homes are sold every month of the year, so don't stress about when to put it on the market. 

    We hope you enjoyed getting to know Maureen! If you'd like to get in touch with her, here's her info:

    (207) 361-7248 - Email - Website - Facebook 

    Williams Realty Partners of Keller Williams Coastal Realty is the number one Keller Williams Team in New England. WRP is a full service team collaborating to bring buyers and sellers together. With this structure, our agents get to spend their time doing what they do best: working with clients to provide an exceptional experience whether buying or selling a home.

     

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      WRP Welcomes Burke Eldredge to the Team!

      Williams Realty Partners (WRP) is excited to announce that Realtor Burke Eldredge has recently joined the WRP team! "Burke brings such a vast knowledge to the table with his years of experience at Eldredge Lumber, a business degree and time as a general contractor. He's a great addition to the WRP team!" states Troy Williams, Owner of WRP. 

      Born in Cape Neddick, Burke Eldredge has been a lifetime resident of the Yorks. While attending York High School, he worked at the lumber company that his grandfather founded in 1937. After graduating with a business degree, his role with Eldredge Lumber expanded and he gained several years of construction and renovation experience as a general contractor.

      After learning the home building process from beginning to end, Burke wanted a change of pace and got his real estate licenses for New Hampshire and Maine, and became a Keller Williams agent in 2015 and started working with WRP Owner, Troy Williams, shortly after. When the opportunity arose, Burke leapt at the chance to join WRP, "I'm extremely excited to join the Williams Realty Partners team. Being on the #1 Keller Williams team in Maine and in New England would be huge for any real estate agent's career. Opportunities like this don't come around everyday and I look forward to being part of that."

      When not buying and selling real estate, Burke enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys. His love of the outdoors inspired him to become a Registered Maine State guide, and is passing the tradition down to his sons. The entire family enjoys hockey, and Burke is currently coaching his son’s mites hockey team.

      If you would like to contact Burke Eldredge please call him at 207-351-8188 or visit his Facebook page.

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        1. Trixie Faunce on

          So Happy for you Burke, I'm living with my aunt right now in Buxton but when I do decide to buy again I will call you 1st !! Go Bruins & the boys team(s) Great job Coach. I miss you & Jenna ttys