ERA Dawson-Bradford Co. in Bangor is expanding into central Maine with the acquisition of ERA Cousens Realty in Rockland.
ERA Dawson-Bradford has been operating in Greater Bangor and Central and Eastern Maine since 1974. Jon and Nancy Dawson started the business and operated it in Bangor for 40 years, and now work with their daughter Julie, who purchased the business with her husband, Brian. It has more than 75 agents in offices in Bangor and Orono.
Russell Wolfertz Jr. of ERA Cousens credited ERA Dawson-Bradford for their “commitment to continuing to work with members of the existing team”.
He added, “I’m also happy to have members of my own family staying with this agency.”
Julie Dawson Williams, owner and CEO of ERA Dawson Bradford, said she has known Wolfertz and his family “basically all my life”.
She continued, “The Wolfertz family has been friends with my parents, Jon and Nancy, for decades. They share many of the same values as we do, both in family and in business. My husband Brian and I guide our business with these same values at the forefront of everything we do, and we are excited to continue ERA Realtors’ respect and tradition of quality service and commitment to the community in the Midcoast region.
Real estate sales continue to be strong across Maine.
In the Rockland area specifically, average selling prices have gone from $272,000 in February 2021 to $387,000 in 2022, an increase of more than 42%.
With last week’s acquisition, ERA Dawson-Bradford will bring in six agents from the Rockland-based ERA Cousens team.