Jill moved to Maine in 1988. It was February and she was coming from New York City where she had lived for 10 years and worked in the theatre – a big change, but one she is still thrilled to have made!
The seeds of her real estate career were sown in New York where she bought and sold co-op apartments, eventually trading a small two bedroom for her current 50 acre farm.
A lifelong interest in antiques and the decoration of houses is a bonus Jill brings to real estate. She is a former partner in Sedgwick Antiques, and is the co-owner of Peninsula Estate Liquidation Services.
In addition to her passion for all things having to do with houses, Jill is deeply connected to her community, having served in many not-for-profit organizations. She is married to Grammy award winning musician Paul Sullivan.
The sale of my home posed a few unusual challenges. Jill met with me over these issues and teamed up with me to meet them. If the power of positive thinking can sell a house, Jill will make the sale every time. She is fearless, clear-eyed, and a great communicator. As well, she is absolutely reliable and hard working. And let's not forget, cheerful! She went to the mat for me, made a good sale for all concerned, and I would turn to her again for just about anything, in a heartbeat. I will [...]
LC, Putney, Vermont
Jill and her associate Judy McGeorge were terrific in helping me find a house and providing excellent service and assistance in completing the transaction that led to me finding and purchasing my dream home. I would highly recommend Jill and the Christopher Group.
T.C. in Brooklin, ME
"When I decided to put my house on the market I interviewed many realtors to find someone who fit my needs. Jill Knowles stood out not just for her complete professionalism but also for her deep connection to her own community. Her understanding of the importance of connection to place, along with her sincere caring and enthusiasm, made the preparing my house for sale, and the successful sale itself, a completely positive experience. Through the whole process, Jill was [...]
CM Deer Isle, Maine
Jill helped us find a home at a time that was particularly trying for our large family. My husband was in one state, I was here in Maine with 6 girls and pets, so coordinating all that and finding a home that fit our needs, and was in our price range was challenging to say the least. I am not over stating the point in calling Jill a God send. She was patient, proactive on our behalf, and ORGANIZED. She was truly working FOR us and had our family's well being in mind throughout the [...]
L.E. in Blue Hill, ME
We have been blessed beyond measure for having worked with you through this decision. I think back to our visits to all of the properties and options. Your direction and support was invaluable.
M, J, & J in Brooklin, ME
I had a wonderful experience finding lovely home for my family. Jill was supporting me through the whole process that took only 3-4 month!! She always responded on time, was sensitive to my needs, and resourceful in working with banks, etc. Jill's advises always were helpful.
K.B. in Blue Hill, ME
Yea Jill & Judy - I love my realtors!!
W.B. in Blue Hill
Jill is a pleasure to work with! She was responsive, knowledgable, savvy and honest. She helped us find the perfect home in less than three weeks. Then during the purchasing process, Jill was consistently helpful with negotiations, finding inspectors and then standing in when we couldn't be at the home for services or deliveries. She knows her stuff and will go the extra mile. Jill is warm and friendly and a consummate professional. We can recommend her highly!