Charmaine has been and independent contractor and business owner since 2005. Her background in health care has helped her develop attention to detail. Charmaine works with buyers and sellers. She makes her clients a priority and goes above and beyond for her clients.
Charmaine joined the real estate profession in 2005, while still working in the health care industry. The fields complemented each other and allowed her to help people - something she always aims to do. This is evident in her community work. She has volunteered with the Good Shepherd Food Bank and Catholic Charities. She also keeps up with her son's travel and high school hockey and her daughter's middle school softball and baseball.
Charmaine is a member of the National Board or Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and the Androscoggin Board or Realtors.
"Huge shout out to the team of Michelle Gosselin Ervin and Charmaine Raby. They guided us through the selling and buying process. No matter how many times we thought we'd never find a house, they kept us positive and moving forward. Even when there was little available, they just kept digging, and helped us find our perfect little piece of heaven. Michelle and Charmaine, we can't thank you enough. What a team!!" -Tammy Clavet-Bureau & Marc Bureau via Facebook
"We had a very positive, professional experience with Michelle and Charmaine. This was not our first time buying a home, but it might as well have been. We were pretty green. Our situation was made more difficult by the fact that we were in Oregon and doing our house hunt via Skype. Michelle kept in regular touch with us, and with my sister in Maine, who was acting as our eyes and ears locally. She was very good about explaining things as we went along. Everything went smoothly, from beginning to end, and we closed on New Year’s Eve. Thank you for such a smooth, pleasant experience. I recommend the Fontaine Family with pleasure." -Hilda Westervelt via Facebook
"Charmaine and Michelle were wonderful to work with! What makes them different is all the little details. Constant communication. They had our best interest in mind. Always prompt and helpful!" -Ashley Carrier | Augusta
"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Michelle Gosselin and Charmaine Raby. Being first time buyers, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND anyone who is buying a house to use these two. We are so happy in our new home and we wouldn’t be here without you. A big THANK YOU to both of you!!!" -Kristen Finlay via Facebook
"My husband and I were first time homebuyers and new to Maine. We had the pleasure to work with Charmaine Raby and Michelle Gosselin! They were very helpful with explaining everything to us and finding us our first home, even during the pandemic and with a limited inventory they helped us every step of the way. Thank you so much!! We highly recommend them." -Jennifer Rykert via Facebook
"Charmaine was our agent when selling our home and did a excellent job of showing our home and because of the corona virus; doing it with a minimum of traffic in the house. She come in with her crew and took very detailed pictures . The house was put on line and shown on a Wednesday and was sold on the next day at $15000 more then asking price. She also was our agent in buying our present home. The seller was very difficult to deal with and we almost walked away several times ,but she kept the deal together by her persistence in getting things correct and even doing the sellers part by correcting his misguided closing information. She goes above and beyond any real estate agent I have ever worked with. We cannot say enough good about her." -Ray & Janice Gilliam
"HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Michelle and Charmaine were simply amazing and I'm not sure we could thank them enough for their assistance. Even when things got weird (thanks COVID) they stepped up their game and made sure our first homebuying experience was still pleasurable. Thank you ladies! We are SO GRATEFUL for you and your wonderful team." -Cindy & Phil Bailey | Wiscasset
"Charmaine worked twice as hard as any agent I have ever seen. She got us a fair and reasonable deal with people that were very difficult to work with. This was a long process and she was very professional and kept her cool and looked out for our best interest though out the whole thing dealing with people that were not."
Raymond Gilliam | Windham
"As first time homebuyers my husband and I had no idea what we were doing. I had someone recommend I talk to Michelle and boy were we happy we were able to work with her and Charmaine. They made everything to easy and took a lot of the homebuying stress away. They were always super responsive when I had a question or there was a house we wanted to look at. They really know what they are looking for, and pointed us in the right direction. They helped us find out first home and we couldn't be happier. We would recommend them to anyone looking for a home and I would work with them again in a heartbeat! Thank you Michelle and Charmaine for making the process easy and stress free!"
Allyson Newcomb via GoogleMyBusiness
"The hard work and determination of our realtor, Charmaine, was top notch! From assisting us with the staging and selling of our home, to actually knocking on the door of our current home's prior owners and getting them to sell it to us before it was even on the market! .....and coordinating it all to close on the same day too!!!! This makes 3 transactions with Charmaine so far! She is always available, has an extreme sense of urgency and kept us informed every step of the way, and made us feel like we were her only clients.....amazing! We couldn't be happier with our new home, so thank you Charmaine, Michelle, and the entire Fontaine Family!"
Scott Travers | Turner
"When I needed help finding the right place for my family I had Michelle and Charmaine there with me all the way from starting the search to signing the closing paperwork. They went above and beyond what I expect from realtors even would. Advising me when I needed it and treating me like family. Never giving up until we found just what i and my family needed. Thank you ladies. Never change ? "
Pauline Christie | Lewiston
"Charmaine has given hard work caring attention at getting things done and following through with every thing to close the sale and that is why you are helping me buy our next home. They do a out standing job of marketing and closing the sale on your real estate."
Raymond Gilliam | New Gloucester
"Charmaine and Michelle went above and beyond to accommodate our schedule to see houses. They understood our wants and needs in a house and made that happen. I am truly thankful for each one of them! Our past experience was a nightmare from the beginning down to closing and we didn’t think we would ever buy another house. But they changed our minds it was a great experience and I wouldn’t want to work with anyone else."
Karen McBride | Sabattus
"Charmaine was just great to work with. Although I never personally met Charmaine, I feel that I have known her all my life. Charmaine took in a very difficult situation and turned it into a sale. Charmaine did this by staying focused, maintaining a positive attitude and communicated with me on everything. She was so pleasant and a joy to work with. She is a real gem."
Michael Spellman | Gorham
"My husband and I purchased our first home in April. We choose Michelle because she made us feel comfortable and listened to our needs. Charmaine and Michelle worked closely together to make this the best possible experience. They were never pushy and allowed us to do things on our time line. I can confidently say that if we did not work with Michelle and Charmaine we would not have been able to get the house we wanted. Any time we had a question or was confused by something they would make sure to help us. They have an attention to detail that truly shows their passion for the real estate business. I would recommend these two to anyone in the home market!"
Rachel and Jeremy Grignon
I am writing this in order to let you know about our experience with Charmaine Raby, and to say without any reservation that she is the best real estate agent we have ever had. Charmaine worked with us through multiple transactions, and in every case she exceeded our expectations. In the first transaction, we were buyers. We were moving from out of state, and she listened carefully to what we wanted, found an ideal house, and FaceTimed a walk through with us. She patiently worked with us to overcome obstacles related to inspections. Her perseverance in helping us find the right property, and her professionalism, were truly appreciated. We bought the right house, she made sure that the transaction went smoothly, and we were very happy with it. When we were ready to sell that house, we called Charmaine to be our agent. She had excellent suggestions for staging, and the house had multiple offers immediately. She guided us through that transaction, and we again appreciated her strong work ethic and professionalism. Charmaine also was our agent for purchase and sale of a house we anticipated using as a rental property. For the purchase, again the transaction was simple and seamless with her as our trusted agent. When we were anticipating listing that property in the spring of 2020, I let Charmaine know in January and said we would be in touch to sell in the spring. Again, she far exceeded our expectations by finding us a buyer before we even formally listed the property. Again, a seamless transaction through closing with Charmaine. We have bought and sold houses in multiple cities, multiple states over the past 20+ years. We have worked with some excellent real estate agents. Of all of those agents, Charmaine is the absolute best! We give our very highest recommendation for Charmaine Raby.
I have been investing in real estate for 2 years now. One thing I have learned is that buying and selling real estate is not easy. With everything else I have to deal with in this business, the hassle of buying and selling my investments takes too much time and expertise I don't have. Charmaine always makes this process much easier for me. When I am either buying or selling I just call Charmaine. She cares about her clients and getting them a fair deal and the right price. It takes a lot of stress off me having someone as reliable as Charmaine to help me with this part of the business. Thank you Charmaine!
A couple years ago Charmaine helped us find a home to buy. She went above and beyond taking care of every little detail and issue that arose. When it was time to sell our other home in Auburn there was no question in our mind that Charmaine was the person to go to. A higher priced home in Auburn. Not a easy home to sell, but she did everything needed and made it happen. Thanks again Charmaine.
Tim & Donna Stoner | Auburn
"Charmaine is the best agent! She is dedicated to her work. We have worked with her as our agent through 3 transactions and will call her again in the future. We give the absolute highest recommendation for Charmaine. She goes above and beyond to help her clients."
Jen & Jim Barna | Auburn
"Charmaine was very knowledgeable and works non-stop for you and her advice has been very helpful. She goes above and beyond for us. She came up with recommendations in areas we would have never thought of. Very helpful in the process!"
Ron & Rita James | Lewiston
"Ten years ago, my family and I won the real estate agent lottery when we found Charmaine Raby. Not only did she help us find our home then, but 18 months ago she was instrumental in finding my mom a home close to us after my dad passed away. Char goes above and beyond to help make people's dreams come true. We were blessed to find her all those years ago and are blessed to have her as a friend." Tricia Barnhard via GoogleMyBusiness
"Charmaine Raby is absolutely everything and more that you could possibly want in a realtor. Her patience, knowledge, friendliness, and can-do attitude made the selling of our home and purchasing of another so much less stressful than it could’ve been. She is willing to go that extra mile to help you. Always available to answer a question no matter the time of day. She was such a gem to work with. Just a consummate professional. We would absolutely recommend her without any reservation."
Scott & Bobbi Crooker | Gardiner
"Charmaine researched continually to find properties, asked questions and gave us much more attention. She contacted us regularly and payed attention to detail."
Bill & Lesa Watson | Monmouth
"Charmaine was dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable! The entire process was smooth and she was always there when I needed her. Charmaine kept me in the know all the time! She's AMAZING!"
Robyn Fox | Turner
"Charmaine was a great agent for us & we certainly would recommend her to other people. She is a very honest, sincere person. She is more than an A+ & beyond! We are pleased that we went through the Fontaine Team to have an agent like her."
George & Dorothy Varney
"Charmaine went above & beyond in helping us purchase the right home for us. She was extremely patient with us as first time home buyers. We searched for almost an entire year before settling on the right one. She was very understanding of what we were looking for in terms of the house, lot size, & location. We never felt rushed & she always took the time to explain each step in detail. We could not have chosen a better agent to assist us in this journey. I am glad we had an agent that had our best interests in mind when negotiating, saving us thousands & ensuring we didn't overlook anything during the inspection process. I would definitely recommend her services. She knows what she is doing & she is great to work with! Thanks for everything Charmaine!"
David & Kimberly Pepin - Manchester
"Charmaine was there for us from Day 1. I knew that all I needed to do was pick up the phone & she was there with reassurance & encouragement. This was a difficult situation & she had our backs. Charmaine is extremely helpful & trustworthy. She is a wealth of information & truly cares about her clients. Charmaine is AMAZING!"
Robert & Barbara Daigle | Auburn
"Thank you so much for your hard work & attention to details that allowed us to find the perfect house for us. You are a tremendous agent, & we are very lucky to have worked with you."
Jen & Jim Barna | Auburn
"Charmaine exceeded my expectations. Her professionalism was evident throughout the process as she made the extra effort to meet deadlines as they developed. Additionally, being an out-of-state buyer, I appreciated your ability to recommend dependable service providers when needed."
Ray Andreasen | Lewiston
"Charmaine is well connected in the market and dedicated to making it happen. She is professional & always available - that's priceless!"
Philip & Hilary Jean
"My husband and I were searching for a foothold near or on the lake I grew up on. Charmaine worked with us for more than 3 years to assist in finding us the perfect property. She was patient beyond words & professional with her advice. Charmaine is very knowledgeable & asked just the right questions along our journey to find the appropriate & affordable solution to our needs. Courteous, hard working, & diligent are all words that could describe Charmaine. She became a friend we could trust & rely on; a rare commodity in today's business world."
Cyndi & Bob Phillips | Hartford
"Charmaine got results & was very supportive. She was excellent to work with."
Mark Petrie | Sabattus
"Charmaine put in 110% effort. She is knowledgeable, caring, & friendly. She not only made excellent suggestions, she helped us carry them out. Charmaine went above & beyond."
Barrilyn & Geoff Sirr | Groveland, MA
"Charmaine was extremely receptive to all of my questions & concerns. She was very easy to communicate with. Every aspect of my experience with Charmaine & The Fontaine Team was positive. Charmaine Raby - the best agent I have ever worked with!"
Ellie Garcia | Auburn
"Charmaine was always available, efficient, hard working, knowledgeable, experienced, & kind."
Suzanne Vose | Derry, NH
"Charmaine's reputation has served her well & she has more that exceeded my expectations throughout the entire process of selling my first home. I ended up moving cross country & each step of the way she was checking to see how things were going and really helping to coordinate so many details.
While choosing to sell can be difficult, Charmaine was available for questions, meeting in person, & walking through the required steps that made it seem much more manageable. Her knowledge base of the housing market & what each buyer & seller would want lent to amazing customer service with a sincere heart, for any party! She is such a hard worker with an attention to detail that is impressive. If I was looking in the housing market, I would highly recommend meeting with her."
Naomi Opitz | Lewiston
"Charmaine was very knowledgeable, consciences, & had great integrity. I felt I was in very good hands."
Judith Hunnewell | Bowdoin
"We are in the process of selling our lake house & it has been a difficult journey. Our first time around we had a Realtor that did nothing for us - no advice on how we should prepare the house or anything. We had very few showings & ended up taking the house off the market for the winter season. Then we hired Charmaine & what a difference! She had many suggestions on how to make our lake house more desirable for buyers. She brought over her own props & set up our decks to look beautiful. I almost wanted to keep our home she did such a fantastic job. We have had many showings this time around & are hoping for a sale very soon. I can't say enough about how dedicated Charmaine has been to helping us sell our home. We will never use anyone else again!"
Barrilyn Sirr | Monmouth
"Charmaine was very truthful & had answers to our questions in a short time. Loved the back-up employees that help the agents."
Geo Gary Gamrat | Lisbon Falls
"Charmaine is a great person & very helpful. She will guide you every step of the way."
Dawn Pendergast | Lewiston
"My wife and I recently sold our first house & immediately identified that we were surrounded by numerous Realtor® options. Through a recommendation of a friend, we were connected with Charmaine Raby of Fontaine Realty whom we immediately connected with. Charmaine routinely exhibited her trustworthy & honest character which provided comfort during such a significant event. Charmaine provided concise recommendations & quality comparable properties to attract buyers through aesthetics & price; this resulted in an interested buyer two days after showing became open to the public & this prospective buyer would successfully purchase the house." Anonymous
"Charmaine's knowledge of current & anticipated market trends were always proven accurate. Due to her character, knowledge, experience, and professionalism, I would recommend Charmaine Raby to anyone looking to buy or sell a home."
Jeffrey & Kristine Lacroix | Auburn
"George and I want to say thank you for being our agent to sell our property. What a blessing you have been to us through it all. You are so sincere, very honest, & right up front about how it should be handled in selling this land in a proper fashion. God couldn't have blessed any more when you became our agent."
George & Dorothy Varney | Turner
"I don't know how to thank Charmaine for her patience, skills, organizational capabilities, & kindness. I owe her a lot more than to somebody who sold a house. Thank you for your friendship."
Benoit Blondeau | Auburn
"Charmaine shows a level of caring & dedication to each client regardless of home price. We were made to feel important. All of our considerations/wants were met. They go the extra step!"
Kimberly & Anthony Travaglini | Lewiston
"I wish to express my most sincere recommendation for Charmaine Raby. We have known each other for many years both personally & professionally. She has assisted me in selling 2 homes, as well as purchasing a new home. She is extremely knowledgeable, persistent, & a pleasure to work with, both as a buyer & seller. I would recommend Charmaine, without reservation, in any of your home needs."
Damon Jordan | Windham
"Charmaine is dedicated. She knows all the ins & outs and will go the extra mile. She is fantastic. You won't have to worry about a thing. We can't say enough about her."
Jillian & Mark Chretien | Turner
"I first met Charmaine approximately one year ago when I was considering a move to a condo & she had one listed. Little did I know that my whole life would change in six months when my work position was eliminated. When it became clear I would need to sell my house & move, I contacted Charmaine. She was kind, understanding, & gracious in her approach to me in this challenging time. She reviewed necessary documents, guided me through the options for listing, & we easily came to an agreed upon price. With enthusiasm she called me the 4th day after listing with an excellent offer. Closing was seamless & she has continued to be available for anything I need since my move & encouraged me to ask about things such as escrow overage. I appreciate the respect & professionalism Charmaine displays."
Cindie Rice | Lewiston
"I have had a lot of real estate brokers in my life time, but Charmaine Raby is the very best agent that I have ever had. Thank you God, for her expertise & friendly attitude."
Albert Coffren | Augusta
"I highly recommend Charmaine & the Fontaine Family Real Estate Leaders. Charmaine is excellent at what she does. Personalized service, kindness, continuity, high ethical standards, & excellent knowledge!" Nicole Boutaugh | Turner
"Prior to securing a buyer's Realtor® for our property search, my wife & I quickly found the perfect property & decided that we would 'go it alone' & not secure an agent ourselves. Charmaine was the seller's Realtor® - she wasn't even our agent, but it was clear from the beginning that we were working with a professional who would help make sure that the purchase would be kept on track in a fair & efficient manner. Even though Charmaine was not our agent, she most certainly looked out for our best interests while also representing her own client. There is a better than likely chance that our transaction would not have got through had it not been for Charmaine steering it through from beginning to end. We can't thank her enough for her efforts!"
"I could not ask for better service. The care & attention from start to finish was and "A+".
Jose Martinez | Phillips
"Charmaine, we appreciate your 'above and beyond' approach. It is obvious why you are so successful in the real estate business. It is refreshing to deal with someone like yourself who goes the extra mile for a client. I will make it known to the owner how dedicated you are to your clients and the profession. Again, thank you for all your support in our real estate transactions. It has been a pleasure to work with you! Best of luck to you in the future".
Bill & Joyce Mercier | Auburn
"Charmaine was informative & attentive with a sense of urgency. She was always available & we enjoyed working with her."
Scott & Katherine Travers | Auburn
"I have purchased & sold over 27 homes in my lifetime & have lived in many states & cities. Charmaine set the bar for customer service & has proven that what I thought was acceptable, was sub-par. Charmain Raby, by far, is the best Realtor I have ever dealt with. She made me feel as though I was her only client. She knows how to present a home, how to market a home, & how to bring to light the values of the home maximizing the sale price. At the end of the day, I sold the home sooner than I would have thought & at a price well above what I had planned for. It was solely due to Charmaine's tenacity & professionalism that made it happen. Did I say I now need a house? I had it in my mind that I wanted an executive condo and we spent a lot of time looking a multiple units & while Charmaine was very willing to show anything I wanted to see, she was also guiding me in a direction that she thought I would be happier with. She even went as far as cold calling, knocking on people's homes that were not for sale just in case they would consider selling & in fact we purchased a home that wasn't even on the market due to her networking abilities. Once again I can't say enough about how easy Charmaine made the buy/sell compared to all difficulties that were placed in her way by the market conditions, economy, & me being as picky as I am. If I am ever in the market again, she will be my Realtor."
John Story | Lewiston
"We have used Charmaine to buy two houses, sell one, & assist in selling one in Florida in the last five years & she will always be our first choice for any future purchases. Our search for the perfect house couldn't have been more demanding, & Charmaine was always up to the challenge. She delivered on all fronts - knowledge, dedication, & professionalism. We couldn't have been happier with the experience of working with her. We would highly recommend Charmaine to anyone thinking of buying or selling a house."
Adam & Lynn Smith | Brunswick
"Charmaine Raby is fantastic. She never lets anything surprise you because she has done all the home work. She has crossed every T and dotted every I. She has excellent connections. We had to do a couple of things to our home & Charmaine knew just who to call. She is honest & will give you her best professional opinion. I highly recommend her over & over for any buying or selling needs! Thanks Charmaine! "
Jillian Chretien | Lewiston
"Charmaine Raby is a well-informed agent that makes you most comfortable during your business transactions. It has been a most pleasurable experience from start to finish."
Romeo Jordan | Buckfield
"Charmaine was timely for appointments & returned phone calls. I was very satisfied with the service."
David Jordan | East Hampton, CT
"Charmaine is a very professional and knowledgeable Realtor. She kept us informed all throughout the process & gave us ideas for marketing our properties. As soon as she knew something, we were informed. Charmaine sold two properties for us. One was under contract within two weeks & the other within six weeks. We had feedback on showings right away. I would highly recommend Charmaine to anyone buying or selling a home."
Don & Joanne Paquette | Sabattus