Testimonials and Comments

Testimonials and Comments

Dear Garry and Jane,

Let me be the first to extend my heartfelt congratulations on earning a place in the NRT Top 1,000 Sales Associates for the second quarter of 2012.

Of the more than 41,000 Sales Associates currently representing NRT companies, your second quarter performance places you in an elite group of industry leaders. If we stop to consider the challenges presented by the current market climate, your accomplishment takes on an impressive added dimension.

Your hard work, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to service, have propelled you to this esteemed level within our Company. I’d like to personally thank you for the fine example you’ve set, and I hope that we will all draw inspiration from your wonderful achievement.

I’m always grateful to be surrounded by such exceptionally talented real estate professionals. Please accept my best wishes for your continued success.

Bruce G. Zipf, President and CEO, NRT, LLC

Jane Smith exceeded all of my expectations. Despite the fact that I was facing challenges in my personal life, Jane was always supportive, helpful, available, trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable and professional. Her (ultimately successful) efforts to sell my home were exemplary. In the future should I or anyone I know require the services of a realtor I would not hesitate for an instant to recommend Jane. Coldwell Banker is extremely fortunate to have Jane Smith as part of their Real Estate team and I was equally fortunate to have the opportunity to work with her.

When I entered into my contract with Jane Smith she clearly and honestly informed me abouth the current complexities of the housing market. All of the suggestions made by Jane Smith from purchasing my home warranty, staging my home, price adjustments and negotiations were absolutely essential to the sale of my home.

Toni, Cumberland, Maine

Jane Smith exemplifies special effort. My house is older and needed renovations. Jane has great insight into which improvements would best benefit the individual house. She also is a great resource for knowing the appropriate service companies to call which was very helpful to me as I have not lived in Portland for many years. She added so many personal touches and suggestions, doing a lot of the tasks herself. Jane and Garry Smith held many Open Houses to show the property. Jane was always available to resolve issues, and took appropriate action when she saw the need. She is truly impressive! ** Jane Smith was absolutely invaluable in selling the house in Portland, Maine that my sister and I inherited when our mother passed away this year. Because I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and my sister in Boston, I had to rely heavily on Jane to be the local contact for absolutely everything. She is so dedicated to her profession; I felt comfortable from the beginning with Jane handling the entire process. She called or e-mailed me constantly, and always reassured me that the perfect buyer would come along, and that is exactly what happened! Happy ending!—

Brenda Fertitta, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Jane Smith was the agent we dreamed of finding. She exceeded our expectations and made the selling and buying process as smooth as possible. She is an absolute joy to work with. We could not be more impressed with her expertise. For her to get our home sold and us into a new home within a two month period in this market was a miracle. Jane goes above and beyond no matter how big or small the issue.

Sean and Amy Connolly, Falmouth, Maine

Garry Smith did a wonderful job and always responded to us right away. He made sure when the buyers had problems with financing that we were made aware of what was going on. He set up all the work to get done before closing so it saved us time and money.

Mark and Frances Payne, Portland, Maine

“Dear Garry and Jane,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your steadfast support and utmost professionalism during my family’s recent real estate transaction.

The listing process was challenging, as we moved through several home improvement projects in rapid succession. Your advice and support during this phase was crucial to our success. In the end, we were firmly under contract within days of the first showing!

The purchase of our new home was seamless. We realized our dreams of vastly improving our living situation while not giving up anything in terms of location and amenities. We could not have asked for a more perfect transition.

Thank you for being so available and responsive to us during the process, even to the point of e-mailing Sarah at college, so she could see her new room. Your perception and market knowledge would be beneficial to even the savviest of real estate buyers and sellers.

The Craigs must be the happiest of all of your clients. Thank you again!!


Kelley Craig

Executive Officer, Greater Portland Board of REALTORS

“Dear Garry and Jane,

Your expertise, knowledge, professionalism and hands-on service certainly facilitated the success of our recent house sale. Because our house in Portland was a second home, we needed a real estate agent who would represent us well plus handle additional details while we were back in Illinois.

You understood our needs. You anticipated and began to resolve challenges before they developed into problems. You updated us regularly. And most important, you found a buyer in a matter of weeks!

When relatives or friends in the Portland area require the services of a Realtor, we’ll definitely refer them. It has been a pleasure to work with you.

Best Regards,

Barbara and David Silverman”

“The special efforts that the Smith Team made on my behalf are without question, GREAT. I do not live in Maine, so this is very important to me. Jane Smith has handled several real estate transactions for us; I can’t imagine selling/buying anything in the Portland area without Jane. Her advice and information was always “right on” – I have bought and sold many homes throughout the US, so I think I am more than qualified to say that she is the very best in her field. Jane and Garry Smith are a great team!!” — Concetta Montanese, Tampa, Florida

“Jane Smith is the absolute best. Our interests are her top priority and she was terrific representing us over the past few months. We will unconditionally recommend (have already) her to our friends and associates.” — Marc and Sarah Fortin, Portland, Maine

“Jane Smith was always available and was very flexible when seeing homes with my husband and me. She was personable, yet very honest with us and would go above and beyond to research the values, and need of homes we looked at. She was also available to help us with issues once we went under contract such as helping us find respectable and honest people to deal with during inspections, repair men/women, and was continuously reminding us of what we needed to do next. As first time homebuyers, Jane was exactly what we needed and were looking for in a realtor.” — Scott and Jillian Daigle, Hollis, Maine

“Hi Jane, I just read that both you and Garry were awarded the Coldwell Banker International President’s Circle Award. What an honor to be recognized as the top 4% of approximatel 90,000 company associates worldwide. Recognition goes out to you both for treating your clients with the best customer service.

It is a compliment to work with you. Congrats!! — Kelly Hodgkins, VP, Senior Mortgage Loan Officer, TDBanknorth

“Jane was great. She followed through with everything, keeping everything on track since I was doing this buy long distance. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.” ~ Debra Anne Merkel, Portland, Maine

“I can’t say enough about the quality, professionalism and heart that Jane Smith brought to this process. I cannot imagine ever going through a deal like this without her!!” ~ Janet Anne Gille, Portland, Maine

“Very smooth transaction” ~ Joe Robinson, South Portland, Maine

“Jane Smith is simply the best! She had our best interests at heart and guided us through, what could have been a very rocky real estate transaction. The only reason we are currently in our beautiful home is Jane’s expertise in the real estate field.” ~ Eric and Colleen Griffin, Portland, Maine