Acadia Cornerstone Reviews

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To see the reviews on Google click here (note Google lately has been allowing fake reviews and not posting positive reviews.  The recent reviews below were posted by our clients on Zillow and Google but Google rejected all but one review.  In fact the review posted 3/13/22 was posted for a day and then removed.  We have contacted Google but they just say “Sometimes, our algorithms report and remove legitimate reviews”).

10/30/2023 – cw132br

Sold a home in 2023.
Review for Member: Steven Boucher

Steven was a great help guiding me through the sale. He was spot on with his knowledge of the area and how fast the process was likely to be. It was a pleasure working with him and would recommend him to any buyer or seller interested in property in the area.

10/18/2023 – J Reiser

Bought a Single Family home in 2023 in Bar harbor, ME.
Review for Member: Steven Boucher

Steve helped us find and negotiate a great remodeled house in Bar Harbor! He’s also helping us with the property management which is a bonus! Thanks for helping us find our dream house in the beautiful state of Maine. (And more importantly at Acadia National Park’s doorstep.) We are blessed! I would recommend Steve to all of my family and friends!

8/9/2023 – lauellflood

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2018 in Southwest harbor, ME.
Review for Member: Steven Boucher

Stephen helped me purchase and sell two single family homes in MDI Maine. He was easy to reach to discuss strategy, had a clear idea of the market area opportunities and pricing. I will will reach out to Stephen again should I be in the real estate world in this area. Highly recommend !

10/21/2022 – Jawon Song

Sold a Single Family home in 2022 in Bar harbor, ME.

Veena made the process of selling our house which can be very stressful, such an easy process. Honestly, I am pretty impatient and have had many questions during the process, but Veena addressed all of my concerns, answered all my questions promptly. She never makes you wait for an answer and is very thorough and catches things that you might not. She is reasonable and thoughtful and steps in to help even before you ask. I honestly will miss working with Veena.

03/15/2022 – arsenault1

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Bar Harbor, ME.
Review for Team Member: Veena Gaines
Veena is an excellent real estate agent. She helped us buy our home in Bar Harbor and made the process a breeze. She also helped us connect with local professionals before and after the purchase. I would not consider anyone else if I had a real estate question in the future.

03/13/2022 – zuser20150630143757814

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Trenton, ME.
Review for Team Member: Veena Gaines
I’ve had an exceptional experience with Veena and Acadia Cornerstone over the past 3 years. The journey began on a vacation visit to Bar Harbor, when we walked into Cornerstone’s office to describe a dream: moving to the Acadia region. Over the next 2 years, Veena sent listings, called with updates, arranged virtual AND in-person tours, provided counsel on the living in rural Maine (e.g. septic, well water matters, coastal erosions) from a big city. Aside from her candor and willingness to work within my philosophical framework for the home I was looking for, Veena is so well connected in the Mt. Desert area that questions of licensing, rental opportunities, local bills being passed were able to be addressed. Veena found a superb coastal home that fit my requirements, and I moved-in mid-pandemic in December 2020. Since then, Veena has been a ridiculously useful and kind resource to me as a Maine homeowner and we keep in touch regularly. The whole journey, beginning 3 years ago, has been top-quality. I’ve recommended her to friends looking for property and will continue to count Veena as a trusted advisor, resource on all things homeownership and renting, and a delightful and ethical human being. Very satisfied customer …. 5 stars!

03/09/2022 – gardendesign17

Sold a Single Family home in 2021 in Bar Harbor, ME.
Review for Team Member: Veena Gaines
We used Veena Gaines from Acadia Cornerstone Realty to sell our house in Bar Harbor & could not have been happier. Her communication with us & with the buyer was excellent. She was always very positive during the entire process. I highly recommend Veena to anyone considering buying or selling a house in the Bar Harbor/Mount Desert Island area!

03/09/2022 – stoneparkproperties

Sold a Single Family home in 2022 in Ellsworth, ME.
Review for Team Member: Veena Gaines
By Jonathan Bates, I have been working with Veena as my realtor for greater than 10 years. She has been a great asset when selling and or purchasing my properties. Veena has always been honest, ethical, and very caring with all her clients. Veena is very knowledgeable of the local market values and has successfully put my properties under contract within a few days of listing. She is always there to answer my calls whenever I have questions or concerns. She has been very attentive to my needs and ensuring that I get the best outcome. If anything needs attention, she is there to handle it or guide me in the right direction. She goes above and beyond to ensure all aspects are covered in a timely manner. If you’re looking for a fantastic realtor, choose Veena, she will get the job done.

10/08/2021 – Stephen Vecchiotti

Bought and sold a Single Family home in 2021 in Bar Harbor, ME.
Review for Member: Steven Boucher
We couldn’t have asked for a better realtor than Steve. He followed up quickly on questions and issues as they arose. I would highly recommend Steve as someone to either help buy or sell a home in Bar Harbor.

02/12/2021 – dgoddard27

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Bar Harbor, ME.
Review for Member: Steven Boucher
We now live on MDI, thank you Steve for you help. We just got back from a walk to the ocean (less than .25 mile). We feel lucky to live here. Steve looked at several houses with us and we finally found this one which not only is perfect for our family but meets our life long desire to live minutes from the ocean within a wonderful welcoming neighborhood. Steve’s knowledge of the area put us here.

06/02/2021 – kkeene48

Bought a Single Family home in 2020 in Southwest Harbor, ME.
Review for Member: Tarnya Sanborn

I entered the market unknowingly at one of the craziest times MDI has ever seen–Tarnya calmly, cheerfully, and extremely professionally guided me through a very stressful process. She truly knows the market, even as it rapidly changes, and she really knows people. To say she went over and above as a Realtor is an understatement. She helped me find every professional I needed to keep the very tight timelines of my closing date on schedule–and given the demands on appraisers and contractors, I could have lost the sale had it not been for her wisdom and for the quiet respect many on the island have for her as a professional and as a community member. She has also been a resource for referrals since–it’s not just real estate for her–it’s about the homes and lives of the people she serves. You will not be in better hands than Tarnya Sanborn’s–I cannot recommend her highly enough.

06/02/2021 – rbdrach

Bought a Single Family home in 2021 in Blue Hill, ME.
Review for Member: Tarnya Sanborn

Tarnya is incredible! Incredibly kind, insightful, thorough, patient and persistent. She helped us look at a wide variety of properties from MDI to Damariscotta, and helped us manage the tricky task of making offers in this crazy market. She quickly got a feel of just what we were looking for. Her astute observations helped us learn so much about finding a gem in Maine (which we did). She held our hand through the entire process, from showings to scheduling inspections. Her husband is a contractor, so we got some very helpful free advice from him as well. Would recommend in a heartbeat.

Blake K

We recently cashed in our chips in NY state to move to the island. While Veena was patiently helping us buy a very modest home on MDI, she was also listing one, probably several, seven million dollar properties. Yet, we felt like we could have been her only client, because of how much effort and advocacy she invested in the process. Veena’s standards are high and as a result, we lucked out on her recommendations for inspectors and service providers — they were all exemplary.

When problems cropped up in inspections, Veena negotiated skillfully. We never, ever got a whiff of the usual dynamic with realtors, which is to brush aside complications as soon as possible so the deal can be sealed. If you want to experience someone representing you like a gladiator in the ring, this may be your agent. Compared to my experience with other agents, Veena simply works harder, thinks harder and earns your trust through every step of a complex and sometimes nerve-wracking purchase. She’s simply a pro.

10/24/2014 – carriejonesbooks

Steve was the perfect person to work with. He was astute, responsive, brilliant, funny, and anticipated our needs. Articulate, kind and professional, he made buying a home easy. I never thought I’d say that, but it was true. I can’t recommend him highly enough.

09/27/2017 – ShawnW ME

No one compares to Steve. Literally, we were first time home buyers and had never interacted with a real estate agent previously so we don’t really have any basis for comparison. That said, Steve was very open and honest with us during the home buying process. He held our hands throughout the process and provided advice on how to shop for a home, price range possibilities, wants vs needs, selecting a mortgage lender, bidding, negotiation, and closing. It is clear that Steve has a great understanding of the Acadia region which he used to help us select, bid, and ultimately buy a home. He also has a great working relationship with other real estate agents/agencies, mortgage lenders, and real estate attorneys in the area making the buying process easier for us

09/18/2017 – user6020124

Steve is professional while being friendly. I was told by a prospective buyer that he was very thorough in pointing out the positive aspects of my property. He was always accommodating to meet with prospective buyers to show the property. He was successful in negotiating a sum very close to the  asking price. It is a bonus that he is also very personable and very knowledgeable about Mt Desert

05/07/2017 – higginsanet

Veena was incredible to work with for the sale of my commercial lodging business. She knows the unique business climate in the Bar Harbor area for lodging properties. Despite quite a few ups and downs in the process, she kept all the details organized and understandable both for me as the seller  and the buyer.

11/20/2016 – mayerchak

We recently closed on a home located in Bar Harbor, ME, with the help of Steve. The process, which began earlier in the summer, was smooth and generally enjoyable throughout, due in large part to Steve’s great attitude, his helpfulness, and local knowledge. His ability to comment on the benefits  and drawbacks on any one location, as well as the internal merits of the home and property, even on a micro-scale, was very helpful to us. We are delighted with how things turn out and we would not hesitate to recommend Steve to any potential home buyers looking across the area.

11/05/2016 – Robyn Levi

If you have interest in Bar Harbor she is a must have realtor!!!! She  (Veena) knows her market and knows the competition. She is the realtor we will have for every Bar Harbor sales.