About Us


    You don’t pay extra for our experience!


We know the local market!

Sellers have put their trust in Downing Real Estate for generations.

We sell single-family homes, condominiums, new construction, land parcels, and commercial properties. We’ve been in the business of selling homes longer than any other real estate agency in York County.

Buyers trust our comprehensive understanding of southern Maine real estate from oceanfront to countryside. First time home buyers seek our proficiency with available lending programs, more so than any other agency in the area.

Downing agents bring unique perspective, expertise, and a strong standing in the community to every sale. We believe that no matter the size, price, or location that there is a home for every person or family and each transaction merits our best efforts.

Independence and integrity are two New England traits that define our family-owned and operated agency. These values are the reason Downing Real Estate has thrived since 1957. We proudly serve both buyers and sellers with excellent, honest service.

Our History

The story of Downing Real Estate began in 1957. John Downing founded his company with a single mission: provide excellent honest service for residents of local communities and those who wish to become a part of them. After helping thousands and thousands and thousands reach “the American Dream” of home ownership, this mission continues with the expertise our local community has relied upon, trusted and respected for generations.

Downing’s roots in the community are unparalleled. The business has always been located in downtown Kennebunk occupying a few different locales, but primarily at 73 Main Street and its current location at 10 Storer Street in the historic Charles Drescher house.
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Downing is proud to remain an independent family-owned and operated business rather than a franchise. Downing agents are long-time residents of our community and continue John’s vision of providing quality service, with integrity and expertise. With our hometown flavor of caring and understanding, Downing clients are more than clients; they are our friends and neighbors …Read Less



“The entire Downing team made my move one of the easiest I have ever had. I can't thank them enough!”
S.L.-3rd time repeat client, Wells

S.L.-3rd time repeat client, Wells

“Thank you for returning my phone calls!
Such a basic level of service I’ve been unable to receive from other agencies.”
R.L.-buyer client, relocating from FL

R.L.-buyer client

“Your agency has provided my family with a high level of service over the years.  I hold you all in highest regard based on my experience with my purchase. Thank you.”
P.A-happy buyer, Saco

P.A-happy buyer

“Downing Real Estate sold my house and it was painless!  
They all provided me with great service. I would highly recommend them.”
P.L.-satisfied seller, Kennebunk

P.L.-satisfied seller

“We are so appreciative, without Downing Real Estate, this wouldn’t have been possible.  We love our new home.”
K. & S. T.-1st time home owners, Kennebunk