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Torie Hallock

 
Torie Hallock

Torie, a Maine native, holds a degree in Human Ecology from Bar Harbor’s College of the Atlantic, which was founded by her uncle Jim Gower. Since 1984 Torie has actively and successfully performed hundreds of brokerage transactions.

Torie’s skills in real estate are augmented by her love for the history of our island — especially its architectural history, with a focus on Shingle-style homes. Her specialized knowledge enabled several notable Mount Desert Island sales: August Moon, Brooke Astor’s Tea House, Skylands, Edsel Ford’s estate, which was sold to Martha Stewart, and most recently Ox Ledge, originally part of Skylands and also sold to Ms. Stewart. Torie appreciates the subtle balance between the aesthetics of a home and its surrounding land, favoring native landscapes and capitalizing on her knowledge of prominent architects and landscape designers. She has had properties featured in Architectural Digest, Wall Street Journal, and Martha Stewart Living magazine.

Torie is a board member of the Somesville Library, is involved with the Hancock County Master Gardener Volunteers, and growing food for local communities. In her spare time she indulges her deep appreciation for our beloved Acadia National Park, its carriage roads, flora and fauna, ponds and lakes, and Torie continues to work for preservation.

Reviews

 
by Paul R. on Nov 02, 2016

We found Torie by accident, but it was truly our good fortune that we did. She was all we could ask for in being grounded, experienced, solution-oriented, and responsive. And she not only knew all the relevant properties (including listings that were not hers), but was extremely familiar with every aspect of the purchase process. She was able to hold our hands through every phase of the transaction—and we did have a few wrinkles, so her calm professionalism was a real asset. I would give Torie only the highest recommendation for the job she did for us.


by Bonny R. on Jun 29, 2016

Torie has known this area for years. She is well informed, and provided the means, and comps to help us find the best, and fairest value for the properties we were interested in. She was tireless, and responded to all of our requests for analysis. She also offered creative suggestions for helping us realize our goals. We worked with her for 3 years before purchasing our new home. She remains a valuable friend with continuing helpful information of area resources.


by maineharboursideinn on May 19, 2016

When it came time to list our dear family Inn for sale we specifically asked for Torie. We knew she had in-depth skills of how the real estate market was in Northeast Harbor as well as the whole of Mt. Desert Island. Torie also has an astounding knowledge of the history and architecture of the area. Our Inn is presently on the market and Torie has been present at every showing, pointing out the history of our Inn as well as the unique architectural features. She is definitely working for us and always coming up with new ways to present the Inn to the public for viewing and sales potential. I cannot say enough good things about Torie. Our family highly recommends her as a real estate agent and friend.


by Emily B. on May 15, 2016

Torie was a pleasure to work with! She was responsive, helpful, and incredibly thoughtful throughout the whole process. I would highly recommend her whether buying or selling.


by Emily S. on Jul 01, 2015

Torie Hallock and Lili Pew were incredibly attentive, responsive, and kind throughout our home buying experience! I cannot recommend them highly enough! Thank you both for such a wonderful new homes and welcome to the island.


by Jon on Mar 23, 2015

Our purchase was quite complicated. It involved a classic home in need of significant repair, a trustee sale, complicated easements, post closing escrow and all in 45 days. Torie was a wealth of information and resources that was critical for this transaction. She assisted in sourcing all the consultants, counsel, financing and eve lined up contractors that were on site the day of the closing to assure the home is ready for the summer season. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for home or development opportunity on MDI.


by Michael on Mar 21, 2015

Such a pleasure to meet and do business with Torie. Her approach is both professional and casual. As it turns out we bought our perfect home and Torie will always be thought of as a major part in this process. Thank you!


by Holly D. on Mar 19, 2015

Torie is a total pro. She is intelligent and knowledgeable, conscientious, caring and a skillful negotiator. I felt 100% comfortable knowing that she was handling all aspects of the sale with expertise and integrity. If you want a realtor who is personable and will do her best to answer all your questions and address any concerns, you will be happy with Torie.


by Robin C. on Mar 16, 2015

Torie was such a professional but also wonderfully personal with us when we bought our home. I truly felt like she wanted us in that house as much as we did. She went above and beyond to work with the sellers and their broker in contract negotiations, helped us work out financing, and held our hands throughout the entire process.


 
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