Wiscasset native ‘great fit’ for Newcastle Realty

Posted:  Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:15am
A relatively new member of the Newcastle Realty team of professional real estate brokers, Carmen Reed has enthusiasm and passion for helping people. Those qualities make her a great fit with the firm. One of the things Reed loves most about helping people buy and sell a home or land is the process of getting to know each person’s story and working through all the steps involved in making such an important life decision.

Among her recent client experiences, she has worked with a client who was wrestling with the difficult decision to sell a family home, another couple who were selling property to be closer to grandchildren, and others who are moving to this area from out of state. In each case, Reed worked to develop a connection and commonality with her clients, helping them to navigate the real estate process. This variety and meeting interesting people is what excites her about being in real estate.

Given the current market conditions of high buyer demand and a low supply of inventory, Reed emphasizes how important it is to be informed and educated about the buying and selling process ahead of time. Being pre-qualified for financing is an important step that she can also assist with, so her clients are prepared to make an offer immediately to avoid losing out on a special property.

She chose to join Newcastle Realty because they are locally owned and committed to supporting the surrounding communities. She recognized that company owner Dennis Hilton and his team of professional agents have created a number of cutting edge services to offer clients. Since joining the team, she has been encouraged to participate in local and regional realtor organizations and has been exposed to numerous educational opportunities.

She has been mentored by experienced agents and feels supported by the whole team of brokers at Newcastle Realty, which provides he with a strong foundation in order to be successful in her role.

A native of Wiscasset, Reed lives in Nobleboro with her husband Michael Prentice and their three sons; they also operate Bayside Plumbing and Heating. Having previously served as executive director of the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce, Reed has always loved being involved in her communities and sharing her passion for the local area with others. Along with being an advocate for her real estate clients’ interests, she offers a wealth of personal knowledge that can help those new to the area with service providers, school system information, and ways to connect with others in the community.

Contact her at Newcastle Realty’s office, 87 Main Street in Damariscotta, at 563-1003 or 207-380-6613, or by email at carmenreed@cheneycompanies.com