About Jonesport RealtyWilliam "Billy" Milliken, Owner/Broker
and Julie Farris, Broker
William T. and Carolyn A. Keegan founded Jonesport Realty in the mid 1960's. The original office was in the rear of the family home on Main Street. Having worked with his grandfather since 1988, Keegan's grandson, William "Billy" Milliken took over the business in 1998.
In 2005, Milliken renovated the old D.O. Hall store and relocated the business to its' current location.
Centrally located in downtown Jonesport (261 Main St.), Jonesport Realty services the greater Jonesport / Beals area, of coastal Washington County, with real estate listings reaching from Addison in the West, to Lubec in the East.
Owner William Milliken believes that by providing timely, accurate, and complete information to prospective buyers and property owners, both parties in a real estate transaction can make informed decisions. Billy works very diligently to stay tuned with current and proposed zoning and land use laws and is a specialist in the shoreland zoning laws. Billy believes that being a good and objective listener is necessary in providing the service that will meet the goals of both the buyer and the seller. Billy believes that his firm has a responsibility to the community to convey to newcomers what they can expect, good and bad, to help them determine whether or not this community is the right choice for them.
The Jonesport Realty Advantage
Jonesport Realty is operated and staffed by natives of Jonesport who know the area extremely well. Specializing in waterfront, water view, and island properties, their knowledge of local and state ordinances for building and improvements gives Jonesport Realty an edge in the local real estate market for both buyers and sellers.
With standard business hours Monday through Friday, or by appointment on the weekend, a full-time staff insures that there will be someone available to handle listing inquiries promptly and professionally.
In short: "We're LOCAL and AVAILABLE!"
About William "Billy" Milliken
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Billy is a graduate of Jonesport-Beals High School class of 1988. While in high school, Billy worked summers on a gillnetting boat that conducted day trips from Jonesport. Billy then attended Husson College in Bangor at which time he first became licensed to practice real estate brokerage. Billy continued to fish in his early years of real estate. Some of the fisheries that Billy worked in include sea urchin and scallop diving, lobstering, clamming, quohogging and herring seining. Billy took on the real estate business full time when he took over the business from his grandfather in 1998.
Although today, Billy's full-time real estate business requires most of his time, he enjoys moonlighting occasionally as a herring fisherman (a nighttime activity)and holds a recreational lobster license. An avid outdoorsman, Billy's other interests include golf as well as a variety of seasonal outdoor recreation and has coached little league for several years.
Billy and his wife Dawn reside on Main St. in Jonesport and have 3 children, Sean, Sarah and Seth.
About Julie Farris
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Julie is a full-time real estate broker, who also grew up in Jonesport. She spent countless hours playing at and around the wharf of her family’s lobster business—Smith’s Lobster, and summer days were enjoyed on her dad’s lobster boat. As a teenager, she worked as a CNA at Resthaven Nursing Home (now known as Sunrise Care Facility). After graduating from high school, she married and moved to the Belgrade Lakes area. Employment included office assistant at a private school and therapeutic foster care. In 1999, Julie moved back to Jonesport and worked for the Supt. of Schools, before becoming affiliated with Jonesport Realty and licensed in real estate.
Julie currently resides in Jonesport with her husband, a lobsterman and carpenter by trade, and is a devoted mother of two children and grandmother to one. Julie is committed to community involvement. She is an elected member of the Moosabec Community School District Board and the Jonesport School Committee, serves on the Arnold Memorial Medical Building Society Board, and is actively involved with her church and other volunteer groups. Some of her hobbies include beach combing for sea-glass, gardening, baking, doing puzzles, and snowmobiling in the winter months.
Julie's professional membership affiliations include the National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, Hancock Washington Board of Realtors, and the Downeast MLS.