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    Agent Highlight: Beverly Doherty

    Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

    Waldo County has a number of wonderful Jaret and Cohn listings, and who better to help you find a home in this community than Beverly Doherty?

    Beverly works out of our Belfast office and has been a Jaret and Cohn real estate agent since October 21, 2001.  She loves staying busy, and she’s looking forward to this being a great year for sales!  Buyers are buying, and it will keep her on her toes this year!  If potential buyers ask her about living in Midcoast Maine, she loves to tell them about everything there is to do in the area.  Kayaking, hiking, and a number of other outdoor activities are some of the things that she likes to highlight.  “There’s so much beauty!” Beverly says of Midcoast Maine.

    In her free time, Beverly enjoys gardening at her home in Camden and being outside.  She recently picked up kayaking; she loves going out on a lake or calm river to relax and decompress.

    For an example of one of her listings, take a look at her Beaver Pond Road property in Swanville!  Gorgeous views of Swan Lake from this 3 bedroom / 2 bathroom Cape!

    To contact Beverly, send her an email at 

    Agent Highlight: Wes Reed

    Wednesday, 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.

    Agent Highlight: Brenda Pendleton

    Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
    Brenda Pendleton has 29 years of real estate experience in Midcoast Maine.  As a full-time agent for Jaret and Cohn Real Estate, Brenda assists buyers and sellers of homes by guiding them through the real estate market with her expertise.Brenda was second in the number of home sales for 2012, and she’s gearing up for the summer market!  This spring and summer she is looking forward to promoting more listings and working with some potential homebuyers who are interested in moving to the Midcoast Maine area.Brenda has earned the ABR® designation, allowing her to network with over 30,000 Accredited Buyer Representatives throughout the United States.  She has also completed a comprehensive course specifically designed for helping home buyers, making her a prime candidate for individuals or families hoping to buy a home in Midcoast Maine.  Brenda says, “If you are looking to buy your first home or your third, call me and make your buying experience a positive one!”

    When she’s not buying or selling homes, Brenda enjoys working in her garden, kayaking, playing with her dog, Eli, and essentially enjoying all that the Midcoast has to offer.  She is a key player in Relay For Life, which will take place June 21-22, 2013 at Camden Hills Regional High School, and actively participates in the food bank collection at Jaret and Cohn Real Estate.  Brenda also volunteers at the Midcoast Habitat for Humanity ReStore and participates in Samaritan’s Purse, which sends Christmas gifts to children all over the world who have recently faced natural disasters.

    Visit Brenda’s agent profile and see her listings here.  To make an appointment with Brenda, contact Jaret and Cohn Real Estate’s Rockland office at (207)-596-0352.

    Monday, April 9th, 2012

    Happy Birthday to all of Jaret & Cohn Real Estate’s agents with April Birth dates!

    Wishing Leonard Maxwell, Charles Brawn, Carole K. Wright, Melissa Maker, Joanna Pinkham, Tracie Pooley-StClair and Janet Gleeson  a very happy birthday!

    Agent Profile: Sandy Ellsworth

    Sunday, December 18th, 2011

    Sandy has lived in Camden for almost two decades, and giving back to the community is a driving force in his life. He’s served on the boards of the Knox County Salvation Army, the Midcoast Children’s Services, and the Rockland Rotary. He’s on the town of Camden’s budget and conservation committees, and he was the first president of the St. George River Realtors Council. Additionally he is on the marketing committee for the Pen Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce.
    And all the while golfing as often as possible. “Getting to be a scratch golfer is my goal,” he says. Somehow Sandy fits all this around a full-time real estate practice. “People don’t just buy a house or a business, they buy a community. I know my way around, and I can help them understand what’s here.” He is an enthusiastic, knowledgeable broker who’s won company sales awards and earned countless referrals. “Trustworthy is the word one client used to describe me,” he says. “I’m proud of that.” He’s focused and effective, but he can also be extremely funny.
    You can reach Sandy by visiting our Camden Office or:
    Phone: 207-691-2889

    November Birthdays

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
    Perhaps someone should do an analysis of Real Estate Agents and their birthday months. It seems that we have a significant amount of our Jaret and Cohn agents born in November.

    We wish Beverly Doherty, Lee Montgomery, Alan Wood, Kirstie Ransdell, Brian Wickenden and Sandy Ellsworth a very happy birthday!

    Have fun celebrating you.

    We welcome Gail Mahan to our Waldoboro Office

    Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

    Jaret & Cohn Real Estate is pleased to welcome Gail Mahan to their Waldoboro Office. Gail has been selling real estate in the Miidcoast area since 1985, including running her own agency (with her late husband Jim) since 1990. She brings a wealth of experience, a sunny disposition and, as she says, “the ability to listen — the most important quality to help you find the property you’re looking for.”
    Gail has lived in Waldoboro for 26 years, and is a member of many local organizations, including the Waldoboro Business Association, the Medomak Valley Land Trust, the Waldoboro Woman’s Club and the Waldoboro Garden Club. She loves to restore old houses, having done several, and is currently working on a 1790 former mill owner’s home in Waldoboro, bought, of course, through Jaret & Cohn. She also enjoys visiting her son Jim and his wife Mary, and grandchildren Jim and Stephanie, who live in New York state. Gail can be reached at 207-832-5219, or by email at

    Agent Focus: Brenda Pendleton of Jaret and Cohn Rockland

    Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

    Brenda Pendleton is Broker in our Rockland Office with over 29 years experience in the real estate industry. She is a full time broker, serving all of Midcoast Maine and surrounding rural areas. Brenda has earned the ABR® designation, which allows her to network with over 30,000 Accredited Buyer Representatives throughout the country. She has completed a comprehensive course specifically designed to working with Buyers.

    Brenda lives in Rockport with her family and enjoys all that the Midcoast has to offer. Whether it is working in her garden, kayaking, playing with her dog Eli in the yard. She strongly believes the Midcoast is a great place to call home.

    You can reach Brenda by visiting our Rockland Office at 25 Park Street, Phone at 207-975-0233
    or by email,

    Agent Focus: Beverly Doherty of our Belfast Office

    Monday, September 26th, 2011

    Real estate for Beverly Doherty is alive, vibrant and fun. She loves houses, and that feeling of really helping someone find home. Not just a house, but home. One that delights them, fits them, works for them. That’s part of the reason she so enjoys first-time buyers. “It’s the excitement they exude. It’s kind of scary for them, but to help them through that, to guide them, and have their offer accepted. “It’s such a thrill, for them and for me.”

    Bev’s been working in real estate since 2001, and says the longer she’s in the business, the more intuitive she’s becoming. “If any issues begin to bubble during a transaction, I’m all over them. Squash the problem before it gets out of hand!”. In addition to selling real estate she is the managing broker of our Belfast Office.

    In 2005 Bev was president-elect of the Midcoast Council of Realtors, and was president in 2006. She was voted Realtor of the Year in 2008 by her local council. She is also active on a local committee helping to raise grant money for homeowners of low income. These grants help pay for repairs to their homes they would otherwise not be able to afford to have done. “It feels good to be able to give back to the community I work in.”

    Bev lives in Camden with her husband Rick and their 17 year old cat Flash. “We have built our own new home and are busy with the finishing touches.” She also enjoys gardening, reading, sewing and is a new knitter!

    You can reach Bev by visiting her in our Belfast Office. By phone at 207-691-1029 or by email

    Agent Focus: Jim Chalfant

    Monday, September 19th, 2011

    Born and brought up in Cape Elizabeth, Jim has lived in the Mid-Coast for the past thirty five years and has an intimate knowledge of the coast from Boothbay to Castine. He particularly enjoys working with buyers who are just discovering the incredible beauty and diversity of this special part of Maine. Jim has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S. and much of Canada. The opportunity to travel to distant places has strengthened his conviction that the Penobscot Bay Region of Maine is clearly the best place on the planet. He belives protecting this special part of the world is a responsibility of those of us lucky enough to live here and that we should all do our part to ensure that it retains its unique qualities. To that end, Jim has been a two term member of the Rockport Planning Board, a steward for Coastal Mountains Land Trust and a member of the Rockport Conservation Commission. He was a former Director of the Saint George River Council of REALTORS and has been a Top Producer for one of the Mid-Coast’s most active agencies. Jim will bring that same passion and commitment to you whether you are buying or selling property. When not sailing his sloop Dazy, Jim can be found gardening, hiking the coastal mountains, or photographing his favorite places. He also enjoys fly fishing, skiing, music, wooden boats and the fabulous art that abounds here.

    You can reach Jim by visiting our Camden Office, by phone at 207-232-4477 or email at