Serving the hospitality industry,
Selling the hospitality lifestyle.
I work with buyers and sellers of inns, bed and breakfasts, full service inns, restaurants, boutique motels, hotels and cottage colony properties in Maine. The hospitality industry is 100% of my focus and I love this niche!
I’m a Real Estate Broker, Hospitality Consultant, Hospitality Investor, Experienced Innkeeper and Cookbook Author. I’ve been an inn broker since 2008 with over 93 million dollars in sales and am very well versed in the industry. Whether you’re a buyer or seller, I’ll help you understand the nuances of a hospitality transaction and guide you through the intricate steps. My strengths in marketing, financing, understanding of tourism and hospitality and my creative vision will help you pursue and live your dream, successfully.
My relationship with my clients doesn’t end at the closing table. And the sale is not my goal. Your success is my goal.
Our seminars and workshops are Maine-centric, for buyers looking to purchase in Maine. We’ll discuss Maine tourism and the state of the hospitality industry in Maine. It’s never too soon or too late to learn. Buyers and Brokers establish relationships, they don’t just take part in a quick transaction. Click here to learn more about our seminars.
Since 1986, our Company has been a leading brokerage in Maine’s strong hospitality market. Sellers trust Swan Agency Real Estate to promote their properties to a worldwide audience and know that we understand the nuances of the transaction, from start to finish. We have walked in a buyer and seller’s shoes.. Click here to learn more about our experienced team!
Thinking of buying? It is important to understand the financials and everything that ties to the financial side of the business. You want to be an educated buyer, and sellers need to understand what buyers go through when it comes to the financing. Click here to learn more about what you need to know.
What my Clients are Saying
Inn Brokerage Blog
Growing pains are a good problem to have. It’s time I brought someone on to help me. Allow me to introduce Diane Pace. Diane is the former owner of The Lighthouse Inn, York Beach and current owner of West End Inn in Portland. I met Diane when I listed her inn in 2018. I then sold it in April 2019 when she bought my listing, West End Inn in April 2019. It was at that point I put a bug in her ear
As a home buyer, you understand what it means to qualify for a home loan, your salary has to cover your current debt and a new house mortgage. The bank wants you to be within a certain debt to income ratio. Pretty simple. With buying a lodging/hospitality property, if you are leaving your job, how do you qualify for a purchase? It’s based on the property’s financial performance. If you are able to work remotely and keep your job and purchase an inn,
What makes your inn unique? What makes your inn memorable? What makes your inn marketable? A strong USP. Your Unique Selling Proposition. Any time I speak about the Norumbega Inn in Camden, inevitably the response is “OH, the castle, I know that one!”. Norumbega is an architectural wonder! I personally know from my inn ownership, how important having a USP is. My inn, although 8 rooms, was very small. Small common space, postage stamp lot, very non-stately from the exterior. Don’t get me wrong, it