Meet The Porch Light Real Estate Group

   The Porch Light Group is one of Southern Maine’s most successful real estate agent partnerships. Co-founders Craig Candage and Joe Butkovic launched their individual businesses in 2009 – 2010 with a vision to support their clientele with superior service. Fast Forward to 2017 when Craig and Joe decided teaming up would strengthen their visions and, provide even greater service to their clients. Upon launching Porch Light Real Estate Group, Craig and Joe immediately became among the top sellers of real estate in the State of Maine and in the top 2% of all Maine REALTORS. The team’s business model is built on highly ethical practices, a strong infrastructure, advanced technology, superb marketing tools and a loyal network of clients and colleagues.

   Craig and Joe’s main focus has always been to serve as knowledgeable and effective representatives for their clients. The Duo has been fortunate enough to serve a wide variety of clients, from first time homebuyers to long time residents of Southern Maine, as well as some of Maine’s finest builders.

  The Porch Light Real Estate Group has extensive experience within the Single Family, Condo, Multi-Unit, and New Construction markets. Their reach stretches as far north as Augusta area, South to the New Hampshire line and as far west as the Lakes Region; however, they concentrate the bulk of their business in Greater Portland and the Biddeford/Saco areas.  Additionally, through their strong referral network, they are happy to help clients who are relocating out of the area by introducing them to top agents in other communities around the country.

Client Commitment


  We view our client relationships as a personal investment. Prior to introducing a home to the brokerage community, we work with a seller to optimize the presentation of their home, expertly assess the market value, identify the target market, and develop a strategic marketing plan.

The extensive process includes brand positioning, development of collateral materials, copy-writing, floor plan preparation and professional virtual tour photography.  With over 80% of homebuyers using the Web in their search, an enhanced online presence is essential.  Our marketing plans feature targeted advertising, email campaigns, and Internet marketing that leverages company and team resources.


We also guarantee a comprehensive and regularly scheduled property report of listing activity.  Our clients stay informed through feedback from prospective buyers after each and every showing.


Team Structure/Members


  With two dedicated partners, Craig Candage and Joe Butkovic, the Porch Light Real Estate Group continue to prove itself in a highly competitive marketplace.  Craig and Joe’s charismatic personalities, market knowledge and trusted service has placed them at the top of their field.