Broker-Owner of the Swan Agency Sotheby’s International Realty, Owner of Swan Hospitality Group
When Kim Swan sells a house, she does so with care. Not only is she helping a family find a new place in Maine to call home, she’s working to continue the lives of the buildings themselves. “My real estate career has been deeply steeped in working with historic homes,” she says. “The history of Bar Harbor and its rusticator period is most interesting to me, how it evolved to the building of magnificent cottages and how we, as a community, have respected these homes through the years.” Many of these historic buildings have been converted to bed-and-breakfasts and boutique hotels, businesses that Swan also works with. Her love of history extends beyond homes to her hometown’s storied past. As a board member of the Bar Harbor Historical Society, Swan was the executive producer of the film The Fire of ’47, which tells the story of the historic fire that destroyed the town in 1947. Her work with the historical society and as a business owner won her the 2017 Cadillac Award from Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce. The award recognizes individuals who are leaders in public service in the community. Swan was also a Bar Harbor Town Councilor for a decade, and in 2017 she was appointed to the Maine Council of the Humane Society of the United States. “The soul of Maine is driven by people with a passion for giving back,” she says.