Client Testimonials

Marika Kuzma Green

This agency is so thorough, so helpful. They take you through the process from beginning to end and even after. Real human beings running a great business but also truly interested in the customers’ welfare. They are a different kind of experience. Smart. Genuine. Easy.

David Estabrook

I had the pleasure of working with Tom Landry and the Landry Team recently in the sale of my 4-unit property in Westbrook.   The Landry Team is truly professional and handled every aspect of the process - listing to closing with skill.   They kept myself informed and worked with my tenants to minimize the impact on their lives. 60 days from listing appointment to closing.  Undoubtedly, I made the right choice in selecting the Landry Team for this process.

Dan and Bevin Dubrowski

Debrah has helped my wife and I with three transactions in the Boothbay region of Maine. She is extremely knowledgeable, professional and hard-working. She is also a genuinely kind person of the highest integrity. In my 30 year experience of buying homes, she is one of the best in a business.

Kelly and Lindsay Connors

Deborah did a great job helping us find our house. I am the kind of person that wants things to move quickly and when it was time to start our search we saw many houses in a short amount of time. I'm pretty sure we saw all of the houses within our budget and within the towns we were looking in a matter of weeks. She made time for us and was very patient. She gave us her professional opinion on pricing and upkeep of the houses we looked at. She also helped us get through a tough seller's back and forth which we ended up walking away from and I'm very happy we did because we ended up finding the right house after. I greatly recommend Debrah for your next home purchase!

Ashton and Kacey White

We bought the home of our dreams with the help of Kaitlin. She made the process so easy and smooth. She had all the answers for us as this was our first time as homebuyers. She always had great, educated recommendations and an one of a kind personality. Kaitlin is highly recommended!! We appreciate all of her hard work and dedication!

Lori Morley

Kaitlin was wonderful. She was there day and night for even the smallest issue or question I had. She made the whole buying and selling process so much less stressful.

Lori Morley

Kaitlin was always there when I needed her. Big or small issues or questions. She made the process of buying and selling understandable and a lot less stressful.

Joy O'Neil

Without a doubt Kaitlin is a 5 star agent!! She was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. She listened to what we were looking for and came up with great solutions! Kaitlin knew the market and was consistently making good recommendations. She always returned phone calls in a timely manner and was wonderful to work with. I highly recommend Kaitlin to anyone who is looking to buy a home!

Pat O'Neil

Best Realtor ever!! Kaitlin did an amazing job finding us our new home. She took a lot of time researching potential properties and found us exactly what we were looking for. She also connected us with someone who did an outstanding job helping us with financing. Over the years my wife and I have owned 9 different homes. We have had some really good Realtors, but Kaitlin is special. If you have the opportunity to work with her I highly recommend that you do.

Wendy & Nancy

Working with Benchmark Real Estate made selling and marketing a house so easy. They helped me by providing a time schedule, a staging and historic home consult, professional photography and videos of the inside and outside of the house and a website and color printed brochures to help market my unique Antique Ship Builder's home.I also very much appreciated having Mary, Tom and others from the Benchmark team attend all my showings and take great care to learn the history of my home and take the time to help explain that history as well as open and close the home before and after showings.Once under contract they provided a detailed list of all items that needed to be taken care of prior to closing and the closing took only 30 minutes!All in all they paid a great deal of attention to marketing my home and making a successful sale.

Kate Reilly & Rainer Maas-Irslinger

We have bought and sold many properties over the years (nationally and internationally) but we both agree that Benchmark’s level of professionalism was by far the best. Tom handled some difficult negotiations expertly and never let them slow the process down. His expertise in property management was also an asset in an expeditious close. His team supported the process through all the stages of selling a property in today’s complex environment. In addition, everyone was extremely pleasant as people with whom to do business. We highly recommend this office.

Terri L.

It was a pleasure to work with Tom Landry & The Landry Team at Benchmark to sell my home in Portland. The marketing brochure, historical research, and promotion was exceptional. Tom understood my needs as a seller and communication was top notch: always available to me when I had questions & concerns. Tom has a vast wealth of knowledge of the real estate market which helped attract prospective buyers. I absolutely recommend Tom Landry & Benchmark!

Fred & Trudy

Dear Tom, We still can't believe the chain of events of the last month. How you handled the whole transaction from day one to closing. How happy we are with you. A class act! We send our appreciation to your team---Terrific to work with in all phases of the process...made us feel like part of the team. Thank you so very much for a happy ending! You are the best!

John and Georgia

We are coming "right back at you" with gratitude and appreciation for all your professional, personal and outstanding service. We are already singing your praises!!

Dd and Marc Swan

Team Landry surpassed our expectations, and I have to say, we had high expectations! Every interaction with the team was positive, supportive, and for the most part, the team was one step ahead of us in the journey from the initial chat with Tom to the closing. Each person had a defined role and excelled at their jobs, responding to every question and request, keeping us front and center throughout the entire process. Many thanks for making what was a bigger undertaking than we imagined, and one that with Team Landry, had a great outcome.

Jim Bickford and Charlie Grindle

The Landry team was so great to work with! Our condo in Westbrook sold in three days! Then, we had our OMG moment, "now, what do we do??!!" The team worked hard and found us the perfect house right here in Portland. They ALL listened to our needs, and treated us with such care and respect throughout the process!! We highly recommend Benchmark Real Estate!

Richard Pizer

The lodge is a unique property, having a lot of rustic charm and historical designation/interest. However, since it is very different from most hospitality properties, finding a buyer proved to be a challenge. We had a lot of interest from potential buyers, but financing proved to be a problem in a less-than-friendly lending market. Fortunately, Debrah Yale was tenacious, creative and good-humored throughout the sales process, which took several years and was filled with more than a few disappointments and near misses! I think that Debrah is a major reason that we managed to find a buyer that not only could afford to buy the lodge, but seems to be committed to the future of this one-of-a-kind property. I recommend Debrah Yale and Benchmark without any reservations.

Patricia and Peter

After unsuccessfully listing our home with other agents, we turned to Debrah upon the recommendation of a friend. Debrah enthusiastically listed and then sold our house. She is a skilled professional who estimated the selling price correctly and handled the sale with ease for us.

Mike

deborah...was easy to work with and made the purchase of my property go as smoothly as possible...overcoming hurdles and issues with confidence and speed...i would highly recommend her services to anyone...

Sharon Daley

Hi DebrahThank you so much for the gift card. Very nice of you to do that and we will enjoy it. I am always more than happy to give your contact info to my friends as I know you will do a great job for them. I always tell the story of how when we were looking for our condo and I was stressing out you looked at me and said “Sharon this is supposed to be fun”. For some reason that made me stop stressing. And the fact that I knew you would guide us through what I find a confusing process. I look at condo prices now and am glad we bought when we did! We did not get to the condo as much as we would of liked to this winter due to of course the weather! Now summer is busy but I would love connect sometime when we are there. Will you be in our area on your boat this year? We bought a boat last summer just for pleasure and its sort of like the condo trying to find time to be on it. Hope all is well with youSharon

Matt

Tom and the Landry Team did an amazing job for me on the sale of my home.  Professional and thorough with zero hiccups along the way. Highly recommend.

Sandra and Aerin

Tom Landry is very professional, personable, conscientious, and has an eloquent way of presenting the home—in words and pictures.  He walked us through each step of the selling process— very knowledgeable and trustworthy.  Took a lot of stress off one of the most stressful events in a person's lifetime!  Clear and effective communication from everyone to ensure that the sale of our home was proceeding smoothly from start to finish.  It has been a pleasure working with Tom and his team at Benchmark from the time we purchased our home 11 years ago and now through its recent sale.  We look forward to working with Tom and his team again in the future.

Bob & Marcia Bailey

My wife & I researched Portland real estate companies looking for one that could provide us with local knowledge of the market & an understanding of our needs. We chose Tom Landry & his team at Benchmark. They led us through what can be a very involved & emotional process with help at every step & understanding of our changing situation. We would highly recommend Tom & his staff to anyone looking to buy or sell real estate in the Portland area. Bob & Marcia Bailey

Alice Dunn

Debrah Yale, Thank you for the support of my basket. and the hard work to sell my home!Alice

 Debrah! It has been a while, but we wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten your kindness to us and your persistence in helping us find our first home…So Thank you! Roman, Justina, Anita and LeoP.S We have been and will continue to recommend you to our friends and family.

 Debrah! It has been a while, but we wanted to let you know that we haven’t forgotten your kindness to us and your persistence in helping us find our first home…So Thank you! Roman, Justina, Anita and LeoP.S We have been and will continue to recommend you to our friends and family.

 While it may seem that we have given Debrah too many stars, she deserves them all. Debrah’s negotiating skills saved us a lot of money. Her attention to detail and follow up post inspection protected the integrity of our investment. We always recommend Debrah to people we meet.Bought a home in 2009.

Debrah is an excellent agent to work with. She is very professional and proactive. Always willing to go the extra mile and accommodate the client’s needs. We loved working with her and will absolutely go back and work with her in the future. She has an excellent knowledge base and is easy goingSingle Family home in 2011 in Westbrook, ME

The Gardners

Debrah Yale’s expertise uses every element of Real Estate business practices and knowledge to help you locate, purchase, list or sell property. She is committed to your best interests. These are not just words. We’ve worked with Debrah in all aspects and know first-hand how thoughtful and2008 in Lyman, ME.

Matt

Tom and the Landry Team did an amazing job for me on the sale of my home.  Professional and thorough with zero hiccups along the way. Highly recommend.

Brian & Sue Guthrie

Thank you all. Everyone on the team was great to work with over the past few months… It is a great company you should all be very proud of what you do.  Amazing help in all aspects of the process.

Connie Pascoe

Thank you again for yor expertise and support in selling my house. As you know, it was a very emotional time as I questioned leaving my lovely house. Your calm nature was very helpful! And it was the right decision, I'm loving my new house. One-floor living is ideal! Thank you again! And of course I will continue to recommend you!

Jim & Kaye Hill

Kaye and I wish to thank Tom Landry and the team at Benchmark for all the help provided with the sale of our  beautiful hilltop home in Windham, and the purchase of our new home in Gorham. When we entered this new phase of sell and buy I thought we would be working with just one realtor, instead we had a complete team answering our every need. If we had questions, the situation was addressed  in a very courteous and timely fashion. Everyone on the Benchmark team exceeded our expectations. I really can't say enough positive for all the help walking us through what could have been a very stressful time. Thanks again Benchmark team. 

Daniel and Ruth

This was the 6th house that we have sold since 1986 and of all of the Realtors we used, Tom Landry and his team are superior to everyone else in the business.  From the initial meeting with Tom to the closing with Lisa, it was a smooth transition.  Most impressive was the marketing plan and brochures – again, the best presentation we have ever experienced.  Without a doubt we highly recommend The Tom Landry Team for any realty needs!

Rebecca

Thank you Tom and your team for easing  me through the sale of my home! From the very beginning I knew that I could trust you to understand the integrity of my old Victorian. You totally represented the history and unique details of the house that I have cared for and preserved. Much appreciation for  a seamless transition!

Jim Bickford and Charlie Grindle

The Landry team was so great to work with! Our condo in Westbrook sold in three days! Then, we had our OMG moment, "now, what do we do??!!" The team worked hard and found us the perfect house right here in Portland. They ALL listened to our needs, and treated us with such care and respect throughout the process!! We highly recommend Benchmark Real Estate!

Daniel W

Didn't get the opportunity to really do so at closing, but wanted to make sure I reached out and just let you know that I really enjoyed working with you. Really appreciated everything you did for us during this process and being so patient etc.Overall, a painless process, made much easier by you. So big thanks for everything! Sure we'll still cross paths here and there and hopefully get to work with you again in the future.Thank you!

Paula Rand

It was a pleasure working with Tiffany. She was professional, up front, & knowledgeable. She communicated well if she wasn't sure of something she would find the answer & get back to you in a timely manner. It was refreshing to work with someone that didn't pressure you & looked for your best interest! Paula R.

Bethany and Sam

When we put our house on the market, we were navigating a tight timeline and a tricky Airbnb situation. Tom and his team jumped in and quickly added value to the process with their depth of knowledge, both about the listing and about our neighborhood. They were incredibly responsive, and we felt we had partners we could trust during an intense and emotional process. 

Wendy

Tom Landry and the Team at Benchmark came highly recommended to me and now its my turn to pay it forward.  My experience working with Benchmark to sell my property was nothing but positive.  From the beginning Tom listened to me, helped me explore all my options before making the decision to sell and was patient and understanding about my emotional attachment to my former home.  I never felt pressured to make a decision I was not comfortable with, appreciated his honesty when discussing the issues, and felt confident relying on his experience and expertise when I had questions or concerns. Perhaps most important, Tom had the vision to see the “diamond in the rough”, the patience to promote its attributes and faith that the right person would come along.  And they did!  Look no further, Tom and the whole Benchmark Team are who you want standing beside you and representing your property when you decide to sell your home!

Marcia and Arthur MacVane

Benchmark sold our house before it was even listed! That's how good they are. The team visited us, took a tour and made some recommendations for getting the house ready to show. Nothing was packed and we had done no painting, rug replacements, etc. As she was leaving, the buyer broker said she might have someone that would be interested, but we just kind of passed it off as a "nice thing to say". I began pulling items from closets and packing boxes...the house was in turmoil to say the least. About two days later, the broker called and said she had someone who would like to take a look. I mumbled something about the house being a total disaster, etc., and she said not to worry. So I threw what I could into boxes and carried them to the cellar and dashed through the house making it as presentable as possible. Benchmark brought the couple through and said they would get back to me. Thinking it was highly unlikely that any purchase would result, I dragged out all the boxes again and again created an in-house hurricane. Two days later, the team called and said the same people would like to take another look. I have to admit...I was getting a little irritated about dragging the same boxes back and forth, packing and unpacking.... Well, I raced to finish packing at least those boxes and left the house. Two days later, the team called with an offer on the house and a short time later, we were able to move into our new house, barely finished by an early deadline. We didn't have a fancy house....it was just a regular well-loved family home where we had lived for 33 years, raised our three children and retired. The people at Benchmark, especially Tom and the team, were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable and professional. You won't be disappointed.

Mike & LeRay

Tom was always available and helpful. Very knowledgeable of our neighborhood which helped to sell our home. Excellent, conscientious team doing all they could for us at every step of the process.

Brian Stam

Nicole and Amber were instrumental in the successful purchase of my first multi-family investment property in Portland. They new all of the properties and were able to quickly steer me to the properties that best fit my needs. The property I ultimately purchased was not on my original list and I would not have looked at it if they had not brought it to me. i look forward to purchasing additional properties with them in the future.

Brian Stam

Nicole and Amber were instrumental in the successful purchase of my first multi-family investment property in Portland. They new all of the properties and were able to quickly steer me to the properties that best fit my needs. The property I ultimately purchased was not on my original list and I would not have looked at it if they had not brought it to me. I look forward to purchasing additional properties with them in the future.

Soo Parkhurst

I honestly couldn't have sold my house without Amber and her expertise. As a first time seller, I had A LOT of questions and I needed a ton of direction. Not only was she knowledgeable, but she went above and beyond to close the deal. She sold my house within a few days, and answered all of my questions at all hours. She really cares about her clients, but also the buyer or seller on the other end. I felt right from the beginning that I was in good hands. Thank you, Amber! We did it!

Ariel Thompson

Selling a home can be stressful to say the least. Nicole was a knowledgeable, thoughtful, and strong voice during what could have been an overwhelming process. She was always available for any of our questions and provided reasonable solutions to any challenges that arose. I would totally recommend Nicole and have to all my friends!

Hollis Tedford

Nicole and Amber make a phenomenal team! They complement each other's strengths perfectly. Being a first time home buyer, I had a lot to learn. They were both incredibly patient, and informative agents, and practical, experienced real estate mentors. Nicole helped me figure out exactly how much I could afford each month (including all of the variable costs that I was blissfully unaware of) and calculated how much potential income each prospective home had to offer. They provided scheduling flexibility, a Rolodex of support services that would rival any realtor, the drive of rookies and experience of veterans. I am more than satisfied with the service they provided and am absolutely thrilled with the home that we closed on. I have and will continue to recommend the Starboard Homes team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They will not disappoint!

Hollis Tedford

Nicole and Amber make a phenomenal team! They complement each other's strengths perfectly. Being a first time home buyer, I had a lot to learn. They were both incredibly patient, and informative agents, and practical, experienced real estate mentors. Nicole helped me figure out exactly how much I could afford each month (including all of the variable costs that I was blissfully unaware of) and calculated how much potential income each prospective home had to offer. They provided scheduling flexibility, a Rolodex of support services that would rival any realtor, the drive of rookies and experience of veterans. I am more than satisfied with the service they provided and am absolutely thrilled with the home that we closed on. I have and will continue to recommend the Starboard Homes team to anyone looking to buy or sell a home. They will not disappoint!

Daniel Chamberland

Amber and Nicole were invaluable resources during the hunt for our first property. They were very responsive throughout the process and helped reduce the pressure involved in making such a large decision. I can't recommend them enough!

Daniel Chamberland

Amber and Nicole were invaluable resources during the hunt for our first property. They were very responsive throughout the process and helped reduce the pressure involved in making such a large decision. I can't recommend them enough!

Kathleen Butler

Amber and Nicole made suggestions to improve buyer interest, kept us informed of listings and changes and made sure we got answers to our questions. They were professional and a delight to work with. I'd employ their expertise for any realty transaction.

Kathleen Butler

Amber and Nicole made suggestions to improve buyer interest, kept us informed of listings and changes and made sure we got answers to our questions. They were professional and a delight to work with. I'd employ their expertise for any realty transaction.

Eric Jermyn

Amber is flat out fantastic. She helped us sell an investment property in Gardiner. I think we got maximum value with minimal hassle. She really was a partner to us in the process and we could not have been happier with the outcome.

Kathie Greenleaf Jermyn

Amber did a fantastic job with helping us sell our investment property. She helped to make this a smooth and easy transaction. If you want top notch professionalism and a broker who is attentive and pleasant to work with, hire Amber! You won't be disappointed!

Meghan Hird

Amber and Nicole have been great with selling our home and helping us find a new one. Our house went under contract after only 3 days on the market!! Amber and Nicole are very knowledgeable and patient and I would HIGHLY recommend them!

Meghan Hird

Amber and Nicole have been great with selling our home and helping us find a new one. Our house went under contract after only 3 days on the market!! Amber and Nicole are very knowledgeable and patient and I would HIGHLY recommend them!

Ann Rush

Nicole has been amazing on our journey to home ownership. She quickly helped us to figure out what we really wanted and helped us with knowledge and patience each step of the way. I highly recommend!!!

Chelsea Cushman

Amber was incredible at helping us find our first home! She was there for us whenever we needed her and made the experience the best it could be!

Donna Nale

Nicole provided the expertise and personal assistance I needed for the purchase of my new home. She worked tirelessly over the course of many months with a positive, knowledgeable approach to my property searches. She answered all my questions and left no stone unturned. This has been a very tumultuous time in my life and Nicole guided me with professionalism and a personal touch.I would highly recommend Nicole as a realtor, she is thorough, thoughtful and prompt. All the things you want with someone who is helping you make one of the biggest decisions of a lifetime.

Scott Northgraves

Working with Nicole was such a wonderful experience. She was particularly responsive to any and all questions I had for her , which was many. I never thought I would learn as much from my realtor as I did. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a professional and knowledgeable agent who will go out of her way to make your buying experience special.

Stephen Jordan

Deb,    I also appreciate all your efforts and hard work. It can be very frustrating these days with all the new rules and customers who don’t listen to want you ask of them. I was very impressed how you handled the negotiations with the listing agent and how your were able to keep the deal alive, I will be sending you buyers as them come to me in the future for sure. Have a great day and thanks again.   Best Regards, Stephen F Jordan BSBARetail Sales Manager