About Emilie

Emilie Cole

Emilie Cole

Vice President, Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty

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Originally from Hollis, New Hampshire, Emilie is a graduate of The Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University in New York. Fresh out of college, she worked as a photographer for USA Today and a photo editor for The Washington Post in Washington, DC, where she honed her innate ability to put anyone at ease whether it be the POTUS (who called her “sweet Emilie”), in the private office of the director of the CIA, with Oprah Winfrey in her green room, or on the sidelines of national championships to name a few. She can hold her own under pressure, with a smile, and on deadline.

Emilie moved to Maine in 2004 after vacationing in Portland mouth agape at the stunning landscape, quality of life, access to arts, and yummy eats. She established her own wedding and portrait photography business, Emilie Inc., and over the years assisted hundreds of couples, families, and executives through major milestone moments with her signature warmth, attention to detail, and raw talent. She scaled the business to include a team of creatives, two Portland storefronts, regional workshops, a national 501(c)(3) non-profit for breast cancer, and international travel.

Emilie’s curiosity of architecture, interior design, and the everlasting impact of the memories made within a home was a favorite subject of her photography career for two decades. Today, Emilie is pleased to bring her trained visual eye, discerning aesthetic, and respect of negotiation and deadlines to buyers and sellers navigating yet another significant life event. She is honored to partner with Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and delights in the shared value of delivering an exceptional client experience.

Emilie currently ranks in the top 1.5% of 1.6 million licensed real estate agents nationwide. As a third-generation Realtor®, Emilie grew up with a rich appreciation of the process, care, and importance of homeownership. Having gone through the home buying and selling process several times herself, what stands out to Emilie goes beyond the obvious: what she recalls most was how her Realtor® made her feel. Creating a personal connection, feeling heard, and establishing trust are among Emilie’s top business acumen. 

Emilie shares her home in North Yarmouth village with her children William and Clara, and rescue pups Bella and Daisy. They can often be found in their beloved neighborhood community around a fire with friends or exploring the splendor of the environs on bikes, hikes, or on the water.


Emilie is a total gem! She helped us land our dream home and there’s no way we could have done it without her. She has a gentle yet thorough approach when it comes to working with clients. It was evident very quickly that she really knows the market. She is professional, punctual, and hardworking. She is the exact person you want on your team to help you find and secure the right home!

— Amelia L.


Emilie was a delight to work with! As first-time home buyers, we started our search in MA during the pandemic. As we shifted our search to ME, our former Realtor® connected us with Emilie; and let's just say that our expectations were high. We felt discouraged coming off of a couple of heavy losses, and also conflicted about moving to a new state. Emilie was very attuned to our emotions, informative abou...

— Kirsten L.


Trying to find and purchase a house in today’s market is not easy. Between how fast each home flies off the market and how many people are competing for one house, you need a special advantage in your court to win. Working with Emilie Cole is your advantage. She went absolutely above and beyond daily including on holidays, which I would never have asked for. When we were met with multiple obstacles, Emil...

— Megan & James C.


Buying or selling a home can be a harrowing experience. Recently Emilie represented us in both: she helped us sell one home while simultaneously helping us buy a new home. From composing a fabulously-presented listing to overseeing an impressive staging, executing successful showings to guiding us through inspections, and ultimately getting multiple offers. Emilie's steady demeanor and impeccable organiz...

— Christopher O.


Although my husband and I are experienced home buyers, when we started thinking about purchasing a property in a neighboring state we knew we wanted a local Realtor®. Emilie Cole was a perfect fit for us and made the process of house buying out-of-state a breeze. Emilie is a great communicator who prioritizes customer service and client advocacy. She went out of her way to do research on the town, the ne...

— Jennifer P.

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