"What a gem we found in Shirley McIver! We had an amazing experience using Shirley as our buying agent during the year-plus search for a second home in Bridgton and the surrounding lakes region of western Maine. Shirley has a wealth of knowledge and resources about the area, which was extremely helpful in finding and researching potential properties. Her connections with several local people provided excellent leads just before or as they hit the market. She provided us with contacts for surveyors, civil engineers, real estate attorneys, builders, tradesmen, log specialists, home owners and town officials to help us dig deep and investigate properties. On several occasions, she made numerous phone calls on our behalf to get more than the typical information. She never pressured us and always encouraged us to do due diligence before making an offer despite a crazy real estate market. Shirley was patient and responsive, listening to many long conversations as we tried to discern the best scenario for us - be it a lakefront home, waterfront land, mountaintop lot, community lake living and even a barn restoration. Her knowledge and connections in the area were invaluable as we worked through each possibility. We always felt Shirley was truely vested in helping us find our dream place. She was genuine, kind and always positive saying "Things work out for a reason". We came to appreciate Shirley's strength as our advocate making the tough phone calls to pressure others to give us the answers we were seeking, negotiating and ultimately finalizing the deal. The journey with Shirley as our agent ended just as she had said all along "Things work out for a reason" - We bought the lakefront log cabin we rented and fell in love with a few summers ago. Shirley was the rental agent for the cabin and how we first met her. Using Shirley as our buying agent was truly like finding a diamond in the rough - we had no idea of the value of having Shirley as our agent as our journey began. We continue to be friends and use her resourcefulness for everything from the best hills to sled on to service companies in the area. We highly recommend Shirley McIver for selling or buying a property in the Bridgton and lakes region area. If not for Shirley, our dream may never have come true."
-Cindy & Jim Hanifin
"We highly recommend Shirley as a realtor. She knows the area, knows the market and provides a nice mix of personal and professional input while selecting homes to view. Then, once we selected “our” home, Shirley managed the purchase process with perfection. Emails were answered swiftly. Forms delivered instantly - in fact we closed three weeks after the signed P&S was finalized."
"I was a novice client who had to be shepherded through the maze of real estate rules, protocols, and deadlines. Shirley was patient with this first time buyer. She provided answers to a multitude of questions, arranged showings, communicated with skill both face to face and online, got me through internet signings, tutored me on the inspection process, and guided me through all aspects of the financial demands. I landed happily just where I wanted to be. I can recommend Shirley McIver without hesitation. She was there for me every step of the way."
- Judy Shivik
"I’ve had the worst, now I can say that I have had the best in a real estate broker/agent. Shirley McIver made it a true pleasure to sell our home. Selling a home in Maine In the winter is nearly impossible but with a truly skilled professional like Shirley, you can bet that your chances are greatly improved. Great communications throughout the process and the number of showings certainly made us feel that we had made the right selection. If you are looking to buy or sell property in Maine, you will not go wrong with Shirley. Thank you for all your assistance."
"At the time we were selling, the market had dropped and Shirley stepped up to the plate and put pics and info in just about every brochure in the country. She was in touch with us regularly and was very knowledgeable about everything concerning the real estate market."
"20 years ago my husband and I decided to move to Maine from Ma. We contacted Shirley through her real estate office and told her that we wanted to look at several homes in one day. Shirley stepped up to the plate and off we went looking for hours. Shirley always has her customers best interest in mind and is very reliable. If we needed answers on a home she had them within hours no matter what time of day we asked. Needless to say we purchased our home in Bridgton and have loved it for 20 years. I would highly recommend Shirley to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate."
"Shirley handled the sale of my mother’s home in Bridgton for me. The value of the property in dollar amount was very small. Her share of the commission must of also been very small. This did not seem to influence the amount of effort that Shirley put in to getting the property sold for what I felt was a very fair price. Shirley was in frequent contact with me about selling strategy and her progress. She stayed on top of all of the transaction straight thru to closing. To sum up my experience with Shirley. Very competent, thorough and very hard working for the client."
"Shirley is a very educated and energetic person. She has serviced me greatly in both real estate sales and rentals market. My rental tenants have only praised the way she has treated them and responded quickly to their calls. She has been a great guide in educating me on the changes in the market values over the past several years. I look forward to a long term business relationship."
"Shirley sold our house in Bridgton in less than a week. With her knowledge of local markets she suggested a listing price higher than our expectations. Shirley provided important guidance in navigating multiple offers. We ended up with a full price sale, the transaction of which proceeded smoothly."