The History of Team Harmon & Carroll

Team Harmon was formed in 1996 by John C. Harmon Sr. and John Harmon II within Agency 1 Real Estate. Agency 1 Real Estate was founded in 1972 by Rocco and Marcia Risbara and became affiliated with ERA Franchise systems in 1979. John C. Harmon Sr. had been affiliated with Agency 1 Real Estate since September 1979. In 1993 he purchased the company, which he successfully grew into a Top 25 ERA company worldwide, and one of the top selling real estate companies in Southern Maine. Agency 1 was awarded with Customer Satisfaction awards for 10 plus consecutive years.

In June 1996 John Harmon II joined Agency 1 Real Estate. He and his father began Team Harmon, where they worked together until 2002 when John Harmon II took over the reigns of both Team Harmon, and Agency 1 Real Estate. John Harmon II continued on as designated broker and owner of the company until 2010. 

In December 2010 Agency 1 Real Estate merged with, and became, The Maine Real Estate Network. The Maine Real Estate Network was founded in 2007 by Loni Graiver and grew rapidly over the next three years, attracting many top producing agents, it became a significant force in the Southern Maine real estate market by 2010. The merger between The Maine Real Estate Network and Agency 1 Real Estate has created what is now the largest non-franchised real estate agency in the State of Maine. 

Coming from a background of 40+ years in the Southern Maine real estate industry, we are proud to say that The Maine Real Estate Network remains a family owned and independently run company, with over 450+ agents and support staff, and 22 offices conveniently located in Cumberland, York, Oxford & Androscoggin Counties. We strive to make each of our offices a “Home Town” agency with the top service and experience you would expect from a national or worldwide company. 


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