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Maine Real Estate Buyers And Sellers Don't Have Time To Waste.

Maine Real Estate Buyers And Sellers Don't Have Time To Waste.

Save them time, the Maine real estate buyers and sellers.

Time is money and in short supply for over-booked property owners and purchasers. The by far best way to save anyone thinking of buying or selling is by use of video. The connection is instant. The delivery of information using the eyes and ears is hooked up like a vital IV. Video channels to be effective needed to be treated like a garden though. Tilled, smoothed, planted, fed, cultivated, harvest (repeat).mainechevy maine photo

Society as a whole is not so crank on trusting strangers.

The best way to stop being a stranger is to start helping others.

To be a helper it starts with a quick story of who you are as a Maine real estate professional excited about living in Vacationland. To establish a relationship as the local expert, your neighborhood partner who plans to stay your real estate broker for life. Beyond one property listing transaction.

Once the buyer or seller of Maine real estate is convinced "okay, you can be my agent or broker" the treatment changes from who I am to here is what you need to know. The same questions come up from anyone new to the area. So a local information 101 session has to start quickly. Because this buyer and seller are very busy, it is often late at night and they want to start the process before lights out. For the short wait for Mr. Sandman once the head is in the bed. And hopefully good dreams, not real estate nightmares. Buying or selling real estate in Maine should be a positive experience. It can be fun if the red flags are seen. And the potholes ahead are avoided based on real estate experience.

This video for FAQ on Maine is always showing up on Internet searches.

Idling, waiting like a tax cab driver to hit the accelerator. To push the pedal to the metal to speed to deliver the information the buyer or seller needs right now. Not tomorrow morning on a 9-5 schedule or days from now as everything is put on hold waiting for information.

It helps if upfront the website portal for real estate in Maine is set up for easy navigation, nothing to make the user feel dumb. You don't have to have a black belt in website maneuvering to use our Maine real estate website. Our local Northern Maine agency also maintains more than one real estate website for properties. Why? Because everyone drives a different kind of car for a reason. The approach is a little different, how we stock the real estate listing and local information shelves is a tad varied.

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What Keeps Maine Homes From Selling, The Reasons Why Houses Linger On The Real Estate Market.

What Keeps Maine Homes From Selling, The Reasons Why Houses Linger On The Real Estate Market.

The feeling your life is put on hold and you are left wondering why my Maine home is not selling.

The decision to list your home for sale in Maine is because of a handful of reasons. The property is too big, undersized or a transfer means you can not take it with you. Until it is a mobile home that could be trucked down Interstate 95 to you new location in state or beyond. 

In a small rural state like Maine, it is often cheaper to buy a better home than try to fix the weak points in your current one. The prices don't spike up and down and the marketing time can extend while a new buyer for the Maine home is located through effective far reaching marketing. Supply and demand in the housing stock can impact how long is this home selling process going to take. mainefallscolors3

So why is the Maine home not selling.

Folks wanting, needing to buy have to know about the new house on the market. Anything wil sell if fairly priced too. It begins and ends with pricing and does the figure used in the marketing match the real value in the current market. Over priced properties are not just the seller's job to keep them realistic. It is the real estate agent or broker who can through the CMA market analysis to determine if the listing price is too high to ever bank appraise for the figure the seller would like to see written on the real estate closing check.

It is best not to take over priced listings because they clogged the market, give the seller the expection the place could actually sell for this inflated figure.

And the steady flow of real estate agent planting and removing their sign out front happens. Which causes the neighbors, those following the local listings to suspect the property. The agent is blamed by the seller for why the home in Maine did not get to a real estate closing.

If the seller does not want to sell but is enticed to list for a pie in in the sky figure, a responsible agent or real estate broker will politely put the brakes on. Respectfully decline the listing after showing the sale of properties sold in the current market and listed for sale that will be competing with his real estate to locate a buyer. Too many just like this home for sale means better pricing and higher powered marketing is a must. To make it stand out from the rest of the crop for a quicker, hassle free sale. Because we all know time is money in life.

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Now Big A Real Estate Deposit Needed To Hold The Property?

Now Big A Real Estate Deposit Needed To Hold The Property?

The question comes up a lot, how big a real estate deposit is needed to hold the property?

The one the out of state buyer really is interested in but can not just drop everything to trot up the pike to see it in person. That is one reason we shoot, edit, upload real estate videos so there is not lacking the show and tell property information that makes it necessary to do the expensive travel. Each time something good comes up for the property buyer to consider one by one spaced out over time. defibrillator for real estate sale photo

Holding the property is not in the best interest of the seller of real estate.

Because someone else that is ready to buy is held off until the out of town, gotta come see it buyer gets here and decides to buy or not. With a deposit, a signed contract contingent upon personal inspection it creates a log jam stop on the marketing availability of the listing. Until he decides to buy or not. And you the agent can scream "Next".

He may never get here. Or come up and decide this is not something he will buy. Or he likes the property but not what is around it or the community where it is located that takes time when the property is put on hold while he clears his schedule to check it all out.

Plane tickets, paying for motels, the tolls traveling and eats on the road. They all cost money and take time out of a person's life. We get that but put anything on layaway, telling future buyers the place has a hold on it. Hurts the seller. That is not what other buyers in line want to hear and they don't hang around wasting precious time on property that may or may not be sold.

Lost opportunities to selling happen when a previous buyer who was not ready to becomes in a position to proceed with a purchase.

But is held off because someone has a first right of refusal to buy. So taking a deposit contingent on a long time getting here or a slew of contingencies is not the wise course of action. Because this buyer has loose ends, is not ready, willing and able to buy today.

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Maine Land, Starts With The Health Of The Soil.

Maine Land, Starts With The Health Of The Soil.

Maine land, the soil quality of the dirt from the surface down is not all the same.

To someone not around the Maine land, it is easy to call it pretty much all the same. The soil profile on Maine land, important stuff to study before you buy acreage. Because the health of the dirt, the soil character better be a match to however you intend to use the Maine land. farmmorning3

Maine is 91% forested with a vast wood resource.
 
Clearing land for farming in Maine had to happen to open up the acreage.
 
To create farms for self sustaining agriculture to support the local families and their communities.
Our greatest natural resource to protect along with the waterfront land that surrounds it. Or that is in the watershed of the woodlots that drain from it. To protect the aquatic life in it and wildlife surrounding the Maine land. The natural balance is delicate and challenged when man for profit timbers Maine forested land without concern of erosion, drainage into the streams, brooks, rivers that dump into our lakes, ponds, the oceanfront of Maine.
 
More on shoreland zoning, being a good steward of the Maine waterfront land.
The farm land soil in Maine comes in many varieties. Whether it is the Caribou loam of Aroostook County for potato, grain, broccoli, hops production or pasture land with rock outcroppings for beef and dairy animal grazing.
 
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Small Maine Town Real Estate Markets Rattle And Hum Simpler.

Small Maine Town Real Estate Markets Rattle And Hum Simpler.

Small rural Maine real estate markets, they rock and roll differently than urban ones.

Eight out of ten people live in a city, not all by choice. But given their druthers, many would rather be in a Mayberry small town setting. To own a spread like the Waltons and be tucked away on a mountain farm with the woodlot for income and heat source. The dirt to scratch to raise what they place farm to table to feed their families.eagle in maine photo

So when you and I watch the news, scan the headlines and the topic is the real estate market.

What we are told online and in the newspapers, magazines and trade journals concerning real estate does not translate so well to how things groove locally. The price tags on the local real estate in Maine is not loaded up with zero places. The property prices are lower to the ground in small rural Maine community real estate markets.

Part of the difference with the real estate market city and country mouse enjoy is simply financial based.

High priced markets support layers of players to keep them lubricated and the real estate listing inventory moving to successful property closings. Home owner associations (HOA) are not going to be a thorn in a local rural real estate market. In some swanky luxury locations near population centers, HOA's carry a big club.

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