Julia Bassett Schwerin
Certified Global Luxury Broker & Realtor®
Green and Smart Home Certified
Commercial Property Certified
Resort, Second Home, Waterfront and Investment Property Specialist
Accredited Buyer Representative
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Member, National Association of Realtors and Maine Association of Realtors since 2006
Member, Maine Real Estate Development Association since 2016
Member, Green Resources Council of the National Association of Realtors since 2012
Julia became a full Broker within a few years after getting her first real estate agent license and is associated full-time with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. She serves waterfront communities from Kittery to Yarmouth and all southern Maine, and she loves advising buyers and sellers.
After growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan and getting a BA in performing arts and a partial MBA in Technology Management, she became a Business Assessment and Technology Analyst for IIT Research Institute, transferring solar, wind, geothermal and adiabatic engine technology from government and academic labs to the private sector with venture funding. A shift back to low oil prices cooled off those markets, so instead she focused on multimedia. She built a market research firm tracking and forecasting worldwide sales of CD Audio, CD-ROM, DVD-Video, HDVD and related platforms for the information publishing, music, movie and games industries. Using census surveys of industry players worldwide, she created a large scale, long range model of spending on content, multimedia and platforms and sold the reports to corporations and investors.
Today, she is a Realtor® helping buyers and sellers use market data, building science, and land use information to make informed choices. She is thrilled to be working with renewable energy once more, leveraging it and energy efficiency to help homeowners save money and the environment on a distributed level. She is active in her home town of Cape Elizabeth as Secretary of the Library Foundation Board and most recently was Chairperson of the town Energy Committee. She earned the Green designation from the National Association of Realtors in 2012 and is completing the certification to teach the newly revised Green certification classes to other Realtors. She created and teaches continuing education classes to Realtors on green and smart buildings tailored to the Maine market, is a contributing writer for Green and Healthy Homes magazine, is a published non-fiction author, and serves on the advisory board for NorthEast Energy Efficiency Partnerships that is working to promote the use of energy scores (think MPG for cars except for buildings) and other benchmarks for residential buildings. She sold one of the first NetZero homes in Maine and continues to help both sellers and buyers interested in green features enjoy energy savings.