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Bill Trask

PERSONAL:

My career in real estate began in 1995 after a 6-year tour of duty in the US Army.  I joined the Army at the age 17 rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant by 23.  I served at Ft. Riley, Kansas and Pusan, South Korea as part of the 1st Infantry Division. I have 5 amazing children, 4 boys and a girl and 2 dogs.  My 2 oldest boys have given me 3 beautiful grandchildren.

 

EDUCATION: 

1987 – Graduated Bonny Eagle High School     1992 – Associate Degree, Barton County Community [...]

PERSONAL:

My career in real estate began in 1995 after a 6-year tour of duty in the US Army.  I joined the Army at the age 17 rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant by 23.  I served at Ft. Riley, Kansas and Pusan, South Korea as part of the 1st Infantry Division. I have 5 amazing children, 4 boys and a girl and 2 dogs.  My 2 oldest boys have given me 3 beautiful grandchildren.

 

EDUCATION: 

1987 – Graduated Bonny Eagle High School     1992 – Associate Degree, Barton County Community College

 

SALES & MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

I am Veteran of over 1200 personal sales in the past 25 years and over 150 Million $ in production.  I started my career at Century 21 under the close mentoring of my parents who had both been agents for several years.  I opened my first office, Friends & Neighbors Realty, as part of the Mark Stimson Realtors in 1998 after only 2 years in the business.  I’ve managed between 20-40 agents and 1-4 offices over past 23 years.  Mark Stimson Realtors was sold to DeWolfe Real Estate in 1999 and then DeWolfe was sold to Coldwell Banker in 2002.  I sold my Coldwell Banker offices to Better Homes & Gardens The Masiello Group in 2008.  I later went out on my own again opening a branch office of The Maine Real Estate Network in Standish in 2012 & Gorham in 2014.  The Maine Real Estate Network was purchased by Bean Group in late 2017.  In 2020, I opened my own company Maine Real Estate Experts.

 

PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS EARNED:

ABR – Accredited Buyer Representative      ABRM – Accredited Buyer Representative Manager

CRB – Certified Residential Broker               CRS – Certified Residential Specialist

GRI – Graduate Real Estate Institute            

 

NOTABLES:

1996 - Awarded “Rookie of the Year” by the Century 21 Maine Brokers Council

2003 – Named Vice-President Portland Board of Realtors

2004 – Named President Elect Portland Board of Realtors

2005 – Named President Portland Board of Realtors

2006 – Named Portland Board Realtor of the Year and Maine Association of Realtors Realtor of the Year

 

MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS:

National Association of Realtors – past member of numerous national committees

Maine Association of Realtors – past member of State Board of Directors

Portland Board of Realtors – Past President and member of Board of Directors

"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."  Samuel Johnson

 

What a man believes may be ascertained not from his creed, but from assumptions on which he habitually acts.
George Bernard Shaw

 

 

“There are two ways to live your life.  One is though nothing is a miracle.  The other is though everything is a miracle.”         Albert Einstein

 

“If you are not getting as much from life as you want to, then examine the state of your enthusiasm.”              Norman Vincent Peale

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

by Marianne Williamson

 

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors.  Try to be better than yourself.”           

                    William Faulkner

 

“A man is wise with the wisdom of his time only, and ignorant with its ignorance.”

                        Henry David Thoreau

 

“In business and in life, the best solutions isn’t necessarily the most expensive one, but it’s almost always the most creative one.”  Kenneth Cole

 

“Successful people form the habit of doing what failures don’t like to do.  They like the results they get by doing what don’t necessarily enjoy.”  Earl Nightingale

 

 

 

“Thunder is Good.  Thunder is Important.  But it is the lightning that does the WORK.”  Mark Twain

 

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.”   Colin Powell

 

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.   Thomas Carlyle (1795 - 1881)

 

There is no use trying, said Alice; one can't believe impossible things. I dare say you haven't had much practice, said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
~ Lewis Carroll

 

 

“Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.” 

                                                                                                                      Abraham Lincoln

 

“There is a tide in the affairs of men

Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life

Is bound in shallows and miseries.

On such a full sea we are now afloat,

And we must take the current when it serves,

Or lose our ventures.”

 

William Shakespeare

 

Watch your thoughts because your thoughts lead to your words, your words lead to your actions, your actions lead to your behavior, your behavior leads to your character and your character leads to your destiny.  Margaret Thatcher

 

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any

kindness I can do, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now,

for I shall not pass this way again. - William Penn (Founder of State of Penn.)

 

"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."
 


- Henry David Thoreau
 

 

Walt Disney said, " The future is a place that is created - created first in
the mind and in the will, created next in the activity."   If you have a
sharp picture of the future of your company and where you are going, that's
what you will get.  The first step is the picture.  The next step is to do
the activities that will make the picture a reality.

 

"You are the same today as you'll be in five years
except for two things: the people you meet and the books you read."

 

Albert Einstein “One should not pursue goals that are easily achieved.  One must develop an instinct for what one can barely achieve through one’s greatest effort.”

 

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
 - Samuel Johnson

 

“Luck is infatuated with the efficient.”  Persian Proverb

 

“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”

                                                                      Albert Camus, 1912-1960 French Writer

 

 

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

               Thomas A. Edison (1847 - 1931)

 

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.

               Sir Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

 

 

 

"Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so."
-- Douglas Noel Adams (b. 1952), British author, "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

 

 

 

 

“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle... when the sun comes up, you'd better be running.”

 

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  • Standish
  • 47 Ossipee Trail East
  • Standish, ME 04084

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