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  • Agent Highlight: Wes Reed

    April 10th, 2013

    Gorgeous properties on two of Maine’s islands, Vinalhaven and North Haven, are just a short distance off the coast of Rockland.  Wesley Reed is the Branch Manager at The Island Group for Jaret and Cohn Real Estate, and has worked for Jaret and Cohn for 28 years.

    Wes moved to Vinalhaven from Mexico, Maine in 1976 and never looked back!  Before he started working for Jaret and Cohn in 1985, Wes worked as both a building contractor and an installer of septic systems on Vinalhaven.  Our clients appreciate his experience with homes and his knowledge of island living.

    According to Wes, Vinalhaven is the third largest island off the coast of Maine.  The island contains a large grocery store, which often has cheaper prices than the stores on the mainland, a lumber yard, 4 plumbers, and 3 electricians.  The island has a population of 1,300 year-round residents; this number grows to 4,000 during the summer.  North Haven is about half the size of Vinalhaven, but also boasts many year-round residents and ferry access on a daily basis.  “I truly love living here,” Wes said of his home on Vinalhaven.

    Wes’ picnic table outside the public library

    Wes hopes to see the continued increase of serious home buyers.  “There’s a confidence that seems to be coming back,” he said of the housing market.

    Aside from real estate, Wes has a Masters in Fine Arts in Sculpture.  He has his own granite business, Vinalhaven Granite Works. He is a member of the Vinalhaven Fire Department, the Vinalhaven Lions Club, and loves collecting antique lighting.  He also owns two antique cars, one which is a Model A Ford that he’s had since he was fifteen.