Friday, February 19, 2016

Business Spotlight - Kevin Ronan – Foundations Real Estate

Kevin Ronan
By Michelle Libby - Kevin Ronan is ready to take on the housing market in the lakes region. Having just moved to Gray on the Raymond side of Little Sebago Lake from Yarmouth, he is quickly integrating himself into the community.  

Ronan has been working with Foundations Real Estate for three years. Before that he was the CEO and president of Atlantic Home Health, a company he started and built for 14 years. He uses the skills he learned negotiating contracts with major companies including Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to get satisfying contracts for his buyers and sellers.  

“I use my business background, analytical skills and communication skills to help people buy and sell homes,” Ronan said. He prides himself on knowing where to find information and he does his homework before the house ever hits the market.  

Foundations Real Estate’s headquarters is in Yarmouth, however, Ronan has an office at 1 Steele Road in Gray, off Route 85 in Raymond.  

He has always liked looking at architecture and attends a lot of open houses with his wife. I figured out what is important to buyers in a new property. For sellers, he takes inventory of the home and helps to get the home ready to fetch a good offer. From staging to painting, he knows what homes need before a sale can be made.  

Ronan uses real estate apps to narrow down a search using locations and home requirements like the number of bedrooms. “I have tools that not everyone uses. It cuts through the chase,” he said.  

Ronan has joined the Sebago Lake Chamber of Commerce and has started to join other groups in the region. “I chose this area because of the plethora of activities indoors and outdoors,” he said. “I like the area because there’s a real sense of community and I like the pace of things.”

After purchasing his home on Little Sebago, he spent time as his own general contractor fixing up the structure and making it a home. He realized that he liked being on the water and wanted to see others realize their dream as well.  

“I love the idea of selling waterfront properties. It’s a family dream,” Ronan said. His specialty is getting families into the lakefront properties they desire. Ronan is looking to build relationships with local customers as well as seasonal visitors and property owners. a real estate professional, he knows that being an incredible listener helps customers find the right house. “I can show them a dozen homes, but I want to make sure I show them the right spot first,” he said.  

Ronan describes himself as a “slow and steady real estate agent, who is part of the community and your neighbor. I’m a local guy now,” he said.  

He feels that clients must be comfortable with their agent if that person is going to represent them well. Ronan is good with covering all the details. He also is proficient and has experience buying second homes, he said.

When not selling real estate or fixing up his new home, he is a runner. He is a USA Track Federation official, has run the Boston Marathon four times and the Maine Marathon. He also referees middle school and high school track and field meets.  

Right now is a great time to sell. Demand is high and inventory is low, according to Ronan. For more about Ronan and Foundations Real Estate, visit, email or call 207-838-4855.  

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