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Nicole Werner

N. Kate Werner, REALTOR Ⓒ

Nicole Werner

Balsam Realty


Practicing law gave Kate the calm, assured demeanor to guide her clients through stressful and difficult transactions.  She brings that to everything she does as a REALTOR®.

          Kate grew up in Maine’s midcoast and now calls Freeport (where LL Bean is located) home. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts from University of Maine and University of Southern Maine in Political Science and Government - and then went on to earn her law degree at the University of Maine Law School.  She has been a licensed Maine lawyer for 24 years. 

Kate is a member of the Maine Bar Association, Elder Law & Real Estate Law Sections, as well as a member of the Greater Portland Board of REALTORS®, Maine Association of REALTORS® and National Association of REALTORS®.  She has earned the National Association of REALTORS® Senior Real Estate Specialist Designation and is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® Senior Real Estate Council.  She is also an expert in helping Veterans and Active Duty Service Members and is a proud daughter of a Vietnam veteran.  

          She has organized and run many successful charitable events, has tirelessly pursued the improvement of education in local schools, local arts & cultural projects and oversaw the donation of tens of thousands of dollars a year to the local Maine community through owning Azure Café, a restaurant run by her, her husband Jonas and her two children for 18 years, closing in 2020.  She is also a website designer and graphic designer.

Kate has served in the following organizations and positions:

  • Citizen of the Year (together with her husband), Town of Freeport

  • Carol Kaplan Community Annual Service Award (together with her husband), Freeport Community Services

  • Maine State Restaurant - Good Neighbor Award, National Restaurant Association

  • Business of the Year - Maine Disability Rights Center

  • Business of the Year - Freeport Merchants Association (now VisitFreeport)

  • Freeport Community Annual Thanksgiving Dinner (Founder and Volunteer, 17 years running)

  • Meetinghouse Arts Board of Directors, including Development, Marketing & Finance Committees

  • Friends of Yarmouth Playmakers Board Member

  • Academic & Creative Education (ACE) (Founder, Freeport Educational Advocacy Group)

  • Freeport Merchants Association (now VisitFreeport) Marketing Committee 

  • Many National and Maine Culinary Awards


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