Sharon Drake’s background in Real Estate goes back to the late 1960s, when her father, a fellow Realtor, encouraged her to follow in his footsteps. Today, Sharon actively represents buyers and sellers with decades of skill, experience, and savvy. Sharon believes in a strong commitment to the Maine community, and that philosophy is reflected in the activity of the agency and its agents. Sharon has a personal commitment to be acknowledged as the most caring, committed, and professional real estate agent in Maine’s Midcoast Region.
Sharon has been very active in a number of community-wide efforts. She served on the board of Maine's First Ship, actively participated in Main Street Bath, and has been a long time supporter of a number of athletic programs in the Bath area. Sharon's passion for gardening, the Kennebec River, and the greater Bath community and history is obvious to anyone who meets her.
Sharon graduated from Colby College with a degree in Sociology and raised two children in Rye, New Hampshire before coming to Maine in the 1970s. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Sharon worked as a social worker for over a decade.
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S. Curtis Fish
Curt Fish is a full time broker and has two decades of experience in negotiation, regulatory law, and prudent decision making. Prior to joining the real estate industry, Curt practiced environmental law with several international law firms, guiding the development and environmental compliance of energy and natural resources projects for companies worldwide. Curtis also pioneered modern legal agreements to assist in the protection of marine and terrestrial biodiversity resources for the U.S. National Park Service and international Marine Protected Areas around the world, including in Yemen, Columbia, and Costa Rica.
Curt works with buyers and sellers at all price points. He prides himself on his attention to detail, market knowledge, and in-depth history with the marine environment here in Maine. Curt has assisted in the development of waterfront subdivisions, conservation efforts, island sales, and the sale of family legacies and large farmland properties. Curt has also assisted in the sale of the region's highest value inns, luxury homes and commercial properties. No job is too small, or too large!
Curt was raised in Bath and graduated from Morse High School in 1986. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1990 and then Vermont Law School 1994. Curt earned a masters and a law degree in three years and then worked in Washington D.C for just under 10 years. Curt returned to Maine in 2001 after having worked in Europe, Africa, South America, and the Middle East on issues ranging from climate change to biodiversity conservation. Curt is an avid skier, sailor, and fisherman, and enjoys building, gardening, and kayaking. Be sure to meet his dog Bodhi.
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Patty Sample Colwell
Patty Sample Colwell is a Maine native who grew up in the Boothbay Region and has lived in historic Bath for over twenty years. She has sold real estate for almost the same amount of time. Patty's long list of satisfied customers includes owners of historic homes, waterfront properties, and first time buyers throughout the Midcoast Region. Patty's strengths as a Realtor include her extensive knowledge of the Midcoast area and her ability to find properties that meet her clients' needs. Patty makes the match to her buyer's vision more than any broker we know.
Patty's clients benefit from her numerous local contacts and her impressive inventory of local resources. Patty is consistently a top producer in the region which is in large part due to her client loyalty. Patty has an eye and ear for real estate and her constant monitoring of the inventory puts her clients at a great advantage.
Patty is a University of Maine graduate who has been a public school teacher, a grant writer, and Executive Director of several non-profit agencies. Prior to her Realtor career Patty ran a small family business in the performing arts field. In addition to her real estate practice Patty has numerous other activities and interests. Among these are architecture, animals and the arts. Patty restored a Victorian Italianate house in the heart of Bath's historic district and continues to live there today. Patty also founded A Paw In The Door, a local nonprofit dedicated to ending feline homelessness and overpopulation one cat at a time. Her all volunteer organization has provided services to more than 300 cats annually since 1986.
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Chris Warner comes to Sharon Drake Real Estate after a career in commercial fishing, shellfish harvesting, and innovative ocean-floor leasing projects. Chris has received a great deal of local admiration for a project he spearheaded in Georgetown to create Maine’s first stewardship program for seeded shellfish aquaculture. This multi-disciplined pursuit has been recognized by many as a cutting edge development in the shellfish industry. As a father of three Chris knows the meaning of a full plate, and is known for keeping his clients well informed. Chris' experience in renovating several properties assists him in guiding clients through the process of estimating repairs, electrical and plumbing work, and evaluating new construction opportunities on undeveloped land.
Chris enjoys trout fishing, boating, and spending time with his family and friends. He brings a passion and humor to his work that is unlike any other Realtor we know. Chris has lived in the greater Bath area all of his life and offers a wealth of knowledge to all those new to the area.
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Sarah Bourgoin is a Maine native, having grown up in Freeport. Not only does she have a deep love for the beauty of her home state of Maine, but she has unique knowledge about the Mid Coast’s recreational and social attractions, making her a great choice as your Maine guide to real estate. Sarah lives in Freeport with her family and her dog, Banks. When she is not working with buyers and sellers Sarah might be at a football or soccer game, or maybe baking a cake.
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Kara Zech Thelen
Kara Zech Thelen has built her career on clear communication. From practicing real estate, to practicing law, to teaching law school, she keenly focuses on logical thinking, strategic problem solving, and clear writing. Her no-nonsense approach makes her an effective advocate for her clients.
Kara knows firsthand the importance of properly matching people to homes, having moved with her husband and 5 children into a 170-year-old historic home in downtown Bath. She and her family have fallen in love with Maine’s natural beauty and eclectic people.
Before real estate, Kara practiced law at a large international firm based in Detroit, Michigan. She then became a law-school professor, where she taught students how to conduct legal research and write legal documents in plain language, not legalese. She continues to teach the U.S. court and legal system, legal writing, and negotiation at The University of Maine School of Law and The University of Southern Maine in her spare time.
Also in her spare time, Kara enjoys art, hiking, and running after her kids. They’ve trained her well: she has completed eight marathons, including four Boston marathons. She and her knees hope that sailing becomes her next hobby.
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