About Us

Independence and integrity are two New England traits that define our family-owned agency, and these values are the reason we have thrived in the coastal town of Kennebunk for more than fifty years. Our agents bring unique perspective, expertise, and a strong standing in the community to every sale. Utilizing the latest technology and every available media outlet, we ensure the highest quality of service in today's market. First time home buyers can be secure in our proficiency with available lending programs, while seasoned buyers can trust in our comprehensive understanding of southern Maine real estate. From oceanfront to countryside, single family to condominium, residential to commercial, we have a fifty year tradition of bringing dreams to life.


John Downing - Broker
John is the agency’s Designated Broker. With more than 50 years experience he has brokered thousands of sales in all phases of real estate making him an unusually skilled and effective advocate for his clients. No one enjoys the business of selling real estate more than John does. It is a life-long calling for him.
John is a well-established and respected leader in the local community. His expertise in financing is unparalleled in the area. He has a special affinity for working with first time home buyers and is proud to have helped thousands in the area reach the dream of home ownership. His enthusiasm has led him to volunteer to teach classes to first-time home buyers throughout York County.
John is a member of local, state, and national REALTOR associations, and past president of the York County Board of Realtors. He belongs to the local Rotary Club and formerly served as its president. He is a Mason, Shriner and former trustee for the University of New England. Away from real estate John is an active member of the local community and an avid follower of all sports from local level through to the professional leagues.  

Steve Adams - Broker

Steve is a full time broker and is a member of local, state and national REALTOR associations. Former owner of York County Title Company, he has 45 years experience either selling or closing real estate transactions. Steve is a native Mainer who grew up here in Kennebunk and continues to live here. He is a past President of the York County Board of Realtors and the Kennebunk Rotary Club. Antique cars and trucks are Steve’s passion and it’s not unusual to see him driving around in one antique vehicle or another. Steve continues to enjoy selling real estate and will put his listing and sales experience to work for you.

Anne Allen - Administrative Assistant


Anne is Downing Real Estate Agency’s full time administrative assistant. Her organizational skills, ability to multi-task and her perpetually pleasant demeanor immediately put our clients, business contacts, and her co-workers at ease. Anne is a lifelong resident of the Kennebunks. Away from the office she enjoys equestrian endeavors, ice skating at the town pavilion, perennial gardening, and daily walks with her dog Myles.

Sam Downing - Associate Broker


Sam is a full-time associate broker and a member of local, state, and national REALTOR associations. He was born and raised in Kennebunk, and his passion for the outdoors gives him a unique knowledge of the area's natural resources. Land and new construction are two of his interests, and strong negotiating skills make him an excellent advocate for his clients. In his spare time, Sam can be found kayaking, hiking, hunting, and fishing throughout the local area.

Susan Downing - Broker/Marketing Coordinator


Susan is a broker and member of local, state, and national REALTOR associations. Born and raised in Kennebunk, she has a comprehensive knowledge of the seacoast area. A detail-oriented former educator Susan is known for her ability to keep clients informed as they complete their real estate transactions. Away from work Susan has great passion for photography and is a member of the Portland Camera Club.

Dale Midgley - Rental Agent

Dale has been involved with the Real Estate profession since his discharge from the US Army in 1967. He is licensed in 3 states ME NH and MA and also teaches for Arthur Gary School of Real Estate. Call Dale to discuss the Downing Difference if you need to rent your property or are looking for a tenant.

Downing Real Estate Agency  ~  10 Storer St. Kennebunk ME 04043  ~  Ph: 207.985.3328    Fx: 207.985.2712