CENTURY 21 Venture Limited is a full service real estate corporation with its roots in commercial real estate. Mr. Holmes left his position with Salter Corporation as Vice President of Salter Properties, Inc. (a Development and Management Company with offices in Augusta, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts) to open up a real estate business in Augusta, Maine. The firm was started by Bruce M. Holmes 1984 through the purchased of the Lane Agency in Augusta, a small residential real estate agency. In 1999 the company joined the CENTURY 21 system to increase its presence in the residential real estate market.
Prominently located and easily accessible, the corporate offices are at 1 Orchard Street, Augusta, Maine.
Staff: The firm has (11) eleven real estate agents, well experienced and of diverse backgrounds. Three of our staff members have been with the firm since its first years in business. The staff is highly motivated, and through frequent sales meetings, training programs, and seminars are well equipped with the necessary information and support to keep them functioning as a cooperative team on top of market changes.
Realtors: It is a corporate policy that all agents hold membership in Realtors, (National Association of Realtors, Maine Association of Realtors, and Southern Kennebec Valley Board of Realtors).Our Commercial Division Agents also are members of the Maine Commercial Board of Realtors.
Bruce has sold several homes for us and has long been a good friend. I highly recommend him - Susan Banden, Hernando, July 2017
she was a very helpful through the whole process. with all the hoops we had to go through for this home she was right there helping out - Robert Terni West Have July 2017
Thank you so much Kathy for all your help, for your positive attitude and endless patience. We appreciate you! - Deborah And David Nimon December 2016
Pete Laney always had my best interest in mind. He was the most knowledgeable realtor I have ever worked with. If I was to sell my home or purchase another, I would not hesitate to contact Mr. Laney! I am extremely pleased with his service and would recommend him to anyone looking to buy or sell!
Pete kept me informed of all of the proceedings and his attention to detail was astounding....
Mr. Laney is an extremely knowledgeable professional! - Melissa Damren, Winthrop September 2016
Rhonda helped my family get into our dream home. She made what could have been a very stressful situation go as smooth as possible. Wonderful lady and extremely skilled realtor. We will surely use her services again for our future needs. - Sara Rivera, Belgrade. October 2015
Bruce Holmes was very knowledgeable and knew what would be a best fit overall for me. He made good recommendations and was very helpful. I would highly recommend Bruce Holmes to friends, family or anyone looking to purchase a home! - Juanita Blondin, Augusta April 2016
Janelle was right on top of everything at every moment. She was attentive to our
likes and dislikes Janelle was very patient, kind and considerate. She made the task of looking for a home enjoyable. I would highly recommend Janelle LeBreton because of her honesty, knowledge and sincerety.
Ronald Suzor - Ronald Suzor. Harmony Ma September 2016
Kathy is an excellent realtor and went above and beyond to assist us with the sale of our home. We live out of state and were not able to be in Maine during the sale of our home but Kathy ensured everything went smoothly and made a difficult situation a lot easier. She was always available to answer our questions and assisted with closing in our absence. I would highly recommend Kathy Lewis as a realtor. - Carrie P., Maryland October 2016
Pete goes above and beyond what I expected of a Broker. Highly recommend him to anyone looking for an agent. - David, Augusta Me November 2015
Janelle was very pleasant and very knowledgeable.
If I was selling another home I would only have Janell as my agent! - Larry Powell pittston, September 2016
Kathy did a great job. Very prompt responses and went out of her way to get paperwork signed. Very helpful! - Bill, Gardiner May 2016
Had Janelle with the purchase of our property and the sale of the same property, very professional and very helpful. Would highly recommend - Jane Conley, Clinton Mai September 2016
Kathy had the perseverance and patience to show us over 30 homes. She was consistently upbeat and positive throughout the process. We trusted her assessment of the properties we viewed and she understood completely the type of home we were searching for. - L. Kristan, Maine April 2016
Having Janelle LeBreton as our broker took some of the stress and worry out of our experience. She was always calm and collected. She had answers for our questions or got answers quickly when she didn't know. She kept in touch and kept things moving along.
Janelle was readily available anytime we had questions or needed help. If she didn't know the answer, she found it somehow and without wasting any time.
Janelle was a big help throughout this whole process. We couldn't have done it so smoothly without her help. - Denise Pomerleau, Chelse July 2016
Kathy was absolutely wonderful to work with
Kathy understood our needs and was very helpful throughout the entire process - Monica Snow, Livermore January 2016
Janelle LeBreton helped us sell our summer home this spring. What a trooper we had issues one after another with the State just being unreasonable on legal docs. She worked out every issue as it came along and knocked them down like bowling pins, and we had a lot. I was at the point of just keeping the house simply because I was done dealing with the Buyer and the problems. We had a Realtor from another agency locally that had our house so overpriced no one looked at it more money in her pocket but it wasn't in our interest. Janelle came in and said hey it's a camp not the Hilton and gave us a real number that we were happy with and reasonable. She made great suggestions and saved the sale right up to the last minutes. It's a good thing she was at the closing and not me because she saved it I was done with the games but she kept a professional cool head and closed the sale. Trust me I'm glad I wasn't there and she was.
No need to search for a Realtor they don't come any better she's the real deal you found what you've been looking for in her. - Webber Pond Summer Camp May 2016
Very impressed with Katherine, she communicated very well and went way above to make the sale happen. Would always recommend or use her again. She is the reason my house sold. Thank you.
Katherine removed every roadblock to make the sale happen.
She is good at what she does. - Bruce Shaw, Manchester, October 2015
Fantastic knowledge when dealing with the VA
Over all the best in buying a house. From the first viewing to the very last paper work. The best !!!
Janelle LeBreton is a very good agent and we are glad to have her on our side.
We looked up the top brokers and you were at the top. - Frank Terhaar , Somervil April 2016
A pleasure to work with. Knowledgable and kind. Easy to reach when I had any questions. Help me understand any questions and made home buying easier than I thought. - David Winslow Maine February 2016
Janelle LeBreton was one of many realtors that we contacted when beginning our search for a home. We choose Janelle because she was friendly, knowledgeable of the area in which we were looking for a home and was the only realtor who did not have a "pushy sales person" attitude.
Janelle not only took her weekend to show us homes all across the state, but also booked a showing for one that we didn't consider and it turned out to be perfect! She then helped us through the entire process including introducing us to our mortgage broker.
I would recommend Janelle to anyone that is looking for a new home and wants someone to help them find a great property without a constant sales pitch. - Keith And Kayla Hebert November 2015