Debby Schling, a successful real estate broker with Newcastle Realty for more than 10 years, was named the 2017 Realtor of the Year by the Lincoln County Council of the Merrymeeting Board of Realtors in June.
Nominees for this annual award are typically involved in volunteer activities for their community, their board, and the local council, as well as the Maine Association of Realtors. Schling has served in various capacities under the Maine Association of Realtors umbrella organization since becoming licensed to sell real estate in 2004. Over the years, she has served on the Lincoln County Board of Realtors as secretary, treasurer, vice president, president-elect, and president. In her various roles, she has represented Lincoln County by assisting with blood drives, coordinating fundraising auctions, and helping to organize and sponsor speakers and courses to help fellow realtors stay current, educated, and informed.
Alongside her volunteer efforts for the realtor association, Schling has been a consistent performer at Newcastle Realty, serving buyer and seller clients while receiving praise for her efforts. One of the key reasons Schling chose to be affiliated with her company is because of the firm’s commitment to community. Newcastle Realty is a locally-owned company that is part of the Cheney Financial Group, which also includes Newcastle Vacation Rentals and Cheney Insurance.
For the last five years, Schling has served on the CFG Charitable Giving Committee, whose mission is to support various Midcoast nonprofits in the community through financial and volunteer-hour support. She also helps organize the Breast Cancer Walk for the Cheney group. Since 2011, Schling has served on the Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Schling loves living in Midcoast Maine. Her passion for the area and joy of living here is contagious. She believes that building relationships with clients, both buyers and sellers, through trust, integrity, and client service is as important as closing each transaction. Schling can be reached at 380-4511.