A real estate closing in Maine, getting to one is an experience.
Because it involves people, their lives, the ups, downs, twists and turns. And every Maine real estate sale is different, unique, special.
And for me it is not just a job of taking images, shooting video, writing copy and arm wrestling with bank appraisers, the back and forth with attorneys.
It is sitting at the kitchen table of a Maine home for sale where the owners are sad to sell the place they grew up in.
But all the kids live far away and Mom and Dad are both gone now. No reason to hang on to the place. Working through the what do we do to get the place ready to sell process.
Setting up the expectations and helping arrive at realistic pricing from comparing this home in Maine to others that have sold like it.
To also consider how many pretty much like it homes are in property selling line waiting to for a clear to close. For a day and time for the Maine real estate closing sit down paperwork shuffle.
Sometimes there are squabbling siblings with the Maine house sale.
A few don't think the place should be sold but often are not contributing to the expenses to keep taxes and property insurance current. The maintenance items like mowing lawns, doing repairs are not their responsibility.
So the other family members paying the way out of their own pocket because the estate has little if any money start to get a little huffy. Up in arms. And figure what are we waiting for, let's sell and have closure. Put it to rest. Sometimes it is grief from other family members and not accepting Gram and Gramp are gone which means each of the famly members left are getting a year older. Heading to the same ending eventually.