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Here's what our satisfied customers are saying about us:

We were very pleased with our association with United Country Lifestyle Properties and Janine Hawkins as our realtor. She always kept us well informed of the progress of the sale and went above and beyond in accommodating both our needs and the needs of the buyers. Would highly recommend Janine for any real estate transactions.

We were blessed meet Peter McPhail and the team from United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine as we searched for quiet professionals to sell our family home. From the start, Peter’s his extensive market knowledge and deft touch inspired confidence as we navigated the real estate arena. Always well-prepared and passionate about his client’s needs, he demystified the process and patiently guided us in formulating a strategic plan tailored to our situation, resulting in “made to order” home sales experience.

It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Peter McPhail and the United Country Lifestyle Properties of Maine team of experts for to those looking for results in the Maine reality market.

Very Respectfully




My husband and I had been looking to buy a home on the coast since 1998. When he passed away suddenly in 2018 , I still wanted to full-fill our dream. I had never bought a home without my husband or from a long distance. You were so nice to gather all the information and choices I needed. I never felt pressure and you took as much time as I needed. You were an expertise with the paperwork and price negotiation. You referred experienced professionals who made the process a breeze. You are not only a great real estate agent, you were able to make our dreams come true.

Carmen does not disappoint! She said she would sell our property and that is just what she did!

Thank You,

To Whom it May Concern;

June 2010 we sold our home through Janine Hawkins at Eastland Realty. We were completely satisfied with our transaction from listing to closing. Janine was very professional and did everything as she said she would. We would highly recommend Janine to sell property!


To Whom it May Concern; 

I am writing to commend Janine Hawkins for the professionalism and integrity she has displayed during the five years that I have known her. In August 2007 I contacted her regarding available lake properties in Washington County. She immediately gathered a group of listings which directly addressed the requirements I had stated, taking care not to include ones that clearly would not be suitable. My wife, mother and I drove up later that same day and she personally drove us to each one. In the process she shared her knowledge of the area and provided detailed information concerning each property that would help us come to a fully informed decision. When we decided on one, she expedited the matter and the entire process went smoothly. 

During the years since, Janine has been a helpful source of information in many areas, including land use, regulation and permitting. She has a wide range of knowledge and her integrity is unparalleled. I would recommend Janine Hawkins to anyone who needs real estate services. She has my highest recommendation. 


Janine helped us to find the perfect home. She is an expert in her field and she absolutely helped us navigate our move to Maine and familiarized us with the area. We came to think of her as a friend. She has a genuine desire to help her clients make their new house a home. Circumstances for us have changed and we moved. Janine is now getting our listing. She is a person we feel we can trust. She is dedicated and approachable. She is professional yet friendly. No matter what your real estate need is, this is your agent. You can do no better.

She also makes good donuts. 

Our family has had the pleasure of Janine Hawkins being our real estate agent on three occasions. She is exactly the kind of person you hope to find when searching for property...someone who is professional and has integrity.

Janine is friendly, knowledgeable, down to earth, and honest. And... she listens, really listens to her clients. Never tried to talk us into something that we did not want or need in our property search. 

Thanks to Janine's help, we have a very special place to call ours. We highly recommend her to all. 


While investigating a move to Washington County, I'm sure we put Janine's patience to the test. Yet she fielded every question, offered every resource and made herself available whenever we needed her. She always made us feel as if we were her top priority. She even showed us some homes during Hurricane Arthur because we couldn't bear to miss a weekend with her! Janine knows every nook and cranny of her territory as well as the details of every listing. She ultimately found just the right home for us. She worked tirelessly with us through every detail of our purchase. She made us feel as if we were a welcome family member returning home rather than just another customer. Her work ethic and commitment to her clients can not be overstated. We are happy to recommend her to others and to be able to call her our friend. 

 I am happy to give the highest recommendation for Debbie Holmes as my realtor.

Debbie is patient, kind, funny, understanding, smart, AND gets the job done very professionally.  She was very responsive to my phone calls, texts, e-mail’s—patiently saying that selling a house is s big deal for most people, and fairly stressful.

Debbie did a great job for me.  We signed our realtor paperwork on Feb. 13, and closed May 16—yes, just over 3 months in Downeast Maine—with Debbie showing the house in the snow and cold.  She easily and professionally discusses the details of price, how best to show the house, comparables, going into contract, etc.  The 3D virtual tour she recorded was spot on, and pretty much sold the house.  The 4 people who came to see the house saw this 3D tour and more good pictures online first.  We didn’t even put a sign in the yard (snowbanks).  My neighbor who comes for the summer, was impressed by the booklet of info on the house being for sale that was mailed to her.

I will actually miss Debbie, as I am moving out of state.  Again, I highly recommend her.  (And my dog really likes her!  Best recommendation...)

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