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John Bettis

Ellsworth, ME Real Estate Agent

Oceanfront Properties in Acadia and Downeast

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About John Bettis

I specialize in oceanfront properties from Acadia through Downeast Maine

I take great pride in working closely with my clients to understand what they are looking for and matching them with properties I am confident recommending. After having a home for almost 20 years in the Acadia and Downeast region of Maine, I have developed a deep appreciation and understanding of the exceptional values and extraordinary buying opportunities that can be found here for oceanfront properties.  Having personally bought and sold oceanfront properties here for investment and recreation, I am intimately familiar with the quaint villages, peninsulas, and unique characteristics of this region - just far enough away from the highly developed tourist areas of the state's southern and mid-coast regions.

Stretching north along the coast from Blue Hill Bay - through Acadia National Park - and up to Englishman Bay, the Downeast region has retained its authentic Maine character and revels in abundant natural beauty and wildlife.  That’s why I specialize in coastal properties here. Whether tucked into secluded bays or with vast views of the open Atlantic, this magnificent area offers everything from small cottages to sophisticated New England estates, accommodating an array of price points and all available as primary residences, second homes (vacation homes), investment properties (vacation rentals), and undeveloped land for building a dream home or retirement home in the future.

With more than 25 years of sales and marketing experience in corporate manufacturing and international travel, I am energetic, personable, conscientious, thorough, and dependable. I am very excited to work closely with you to buy or sell along the coast in this special, stunning area of Maine.

I believe wholeheartedly in the amazing real estate deals offered here for buyers from around the country and especially for people coming from the Northeast urban areas like metropolitan Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington DC, as well as New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland.  This area is truly quintessential New England with lighthouses, quaint seaside villages, sparkling granite shorefront, crashing surf, scenic bays, abundant wildlife, and an exceptional variety of outdoor activities all while offering some of the most beautiful, affordable, and untapped coastal real estate in America. Major airline service is within an hour’s drive from much of the area, and best of all is the grandeur of Acadia National Park located in the heart of this region.

Yet, many people are simply unaware of this area. It’s still basically off the radar, and that means beautiful, untouched bayfront land is available for as low as $20,000 an acre, while stunning, undeveloped oceanfront parcels start as low as $55,000 an acre.  In fact, cute turnkey waterfront cottages can be had for as low as $160,000, and magnificent waterfront estates start at under $600,000 and go as high as $15,000,000. You can even purchase your very own island with a small, furnished cottage for as low as $250,000!

As I said, the opportunities here are exceptional, and during my almost 20 years of having a home here, I have bought and sold properties across the area both as investments and for development. As a result, I have developed a number of good contacts such as inspectors, surveyors, builders, property managers, and real estate attorneys. I love the real estate here, and I know the area extremely well which makes it easy for me to offer solid recommendations and provide sound guidance to others.  So, it has been a very natural transition for me to begin serving as a buyer’s agent for other people who may be looking for their own investment, retirement, or vacation properties in this unique and affordable setting.

Real Estate Areas of Interest in ME

Real Estate Areas of Interest

These are the areas in the state of Maine in which I specialize

  • Winter Harbor, Corea, Prospect Harbor, Gouldsboro
  • Sorrento and Hancock Point
  • Milbridge and Steuben
  • Harrington, Jonesport, Beals
  • Lamoine and Trenton
  • Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor and all of MDI
  • Blue Hill, Surry, Deer Isle

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John Bettis's Real Estate Reviews for Ellsworth, ME and surrounding areas

How difficult it can be to find the home you really want and an agent who really listens. John was/is that person. Finding and purchasing our home could not have gone any better. He was easy to communicate with, prompt in answering our questions and very helpful from the time we set foot on the property, through settlement and the turning of the key that opened the door of our new home.

The Knicley Family - Maryland

John helped us find the perfect home along the coast of Maine.  We wanted something what we could use as a vacation home for ourselves but also be able to rent out to other vacationers when we were not using it.  John found us a great house in a truly amazing value.  He understood the location and why it was a great buy.  In addition, he introduced us to a great local property manager and an excellent local vacation rental company to look after and manage the home as a vacation rental when we were away.

Anthony S. - Vermont

Working with John is a true pleasure in today’s real estate world because he listens, he responds, he cares, and he is genuine. That’s just not something I find much anymore and why I would recommend him in a heartbeat.

Kelly N. - Michigan