Meet Carol Ann Doucette
Meet Carol Ann Doucette, your Re/Max Greater Portland Specialist. Carol Ann has been a Realtor since 1991. Within a short period of time, after entering the industry, she was named the Real Trends Rookie of the Year. This national designation is bestowed upon only a small number of agents across the United States. Her attention to detail, caring, compassion and zeal for the job at hand have made her a true "friend" to those she has been involved with over the years. Those friends have provided her with a referral base that continues to grow based on a high level of satisfaction from her clients. She has consistently been a multimillion-dollar producer and one of the top agents in the area. She has been a Re/Max agent since 1999.
Carol Ann believes that education is one of the most important aspects of her career. It not only provides her with the tools and skills necessary in this ever-changing industry, but also allows her to educate her clients. This enables her transactions to be relatively stress-free. She is a Certified Buyer Agent, a Graduate of the Real Estate Institute (GRI) and was awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) designation. Only 35,000 realtors nationwide have earned the credential. Home buyers and sellers can be assured that the CRS Designees subscribe to the strict realtor code of ethics, have access to the latest technology and are specialists in helping clients maximize profits and minimize costs when buying and selling a home. Most recently, she completed the course for Designated Broker, the highest level of licensing within the state. The Re/Max Satellite Network also provides continual training with top educators and real estate trainers throughout the United States. Carol Ann has also completed courses related to selling real estate with national trainer Brian Buffini and courses related to marketing with the top selling international Re/Max agent in the world, Craig Proctor, again maximizing her skills as a Realtor. She is also a member of the Portland Board of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors. In January 2014, Carol Ann was presented with the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Less than twenty-two percent of all RE/MAX Affiliates have earned this prestigious award.
In 2008, Carol Ann received her national accreditation as a home staging specialist. As part of her listing services she offers her staging expertise, a value of up to $300. Some of the homes most recently staged have gone under contract in a very short time even in this current economy.
As a former year round resident of Little Sebago Lake, Carol Ann has many connections with local environmental and lake agencies. She has been involved with the Little Sebago Lake Association as it’s past president, editor for the web site, watershed survey steering committee member and coordinator of it’s courtesy inspector program at the public boat launch. She is keenly aware of the environmental issues of Little Sebago and has worked with town and state officials to preserve its quality. In 2007 she met with Governor Baldacci in Augusta and traveled to Washington D.C. working on the first of it’s kind Milfoil Initiative for federal funding for milfoil mitigation in the state of Maine. In October of 2009 $500,000 was granted to the Maine Milfoil Initiative for use in 2010. She continues to work towards additional funding as an ad hoc member of the lake association and honorary board member. She is a board supervisor of the Cumberland Country Soil and Water Conservation District and in 2016 was awarded the Conservation District Volunteer of the Year.
The Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District is a recognized and respected leader in natural resource conservation. They accomplish their mission through public outreach; education; and directly working with individuals, watershed groups, municipalities, and many others to provide expert planning and execution of practices that protect our natural resources.
The District was established in 1946 in response the Dust Bowl. As Washington D.C. skies literally darkened with Midwestern topsoil, local districts were formed to address the poor farming practices that led to the ecological disaster. Today we address soil and water conservation needs on both rural and urban landscapes.
The District is governed by a voluntary Board of Supervisors. The Board is comprised of five Supervisors and seven Associate Supervisors who meet on the third Wednesday of each month. These volunteers identify conservation priorities and opportunities.
The success of the District is due, in large part, to our ability to meet the needs of Cumberland County. Over time, the primary focus of staff has evolved to address changing natural resource conservation issues. Today, the District focuses on lessening the impact of pollution from stormwater (rain and snowmelt) and preventing soils from being washed away. As water flows over the land, it picks up pollution, such as pet waste, lawn chemicals, metals and even soils, and washes it directly into our waters. The District has many programs designed to address the threat of stormwater.
The following are some of the District’s current programs:
The District receives approximately 4.5% of its annual income from small grants from the Maine Department of Agriculture and Cumberland County. Most of this funding is spent developing programs and proposals to address conservation. The remaining 95% of the District’s budget is funded through grants and contracts.
Whether you are building a new home, selling a pre-existing property or looking for those special lake getaways, Carol Ann is the Realtor to call. She consistently achieves the level of professionalism that is expected from Re/Max associates. Assisting in the process of buying and selling homes is her job, but helping people is her passion.