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Selling Your Home, What To Remember For Property Owners?

Getting into the mind of the seller of a real estate property listing in Maine.
 
The focus inside the head, behind the eyes, between the ears is centered on lots of areas. First and foremost is the pricing of the real estate about to hop onto the MLS conveyor belt. I can hear a seller hollering "I'm not going to give it away" now.houltonmainetownphoto
 
But if the price tag figure is way out of whack, from the rest inthe pack.
 
Forget getting front row seats to a property closing anytime soon.
 
Overpriced property does not sell.
 
Property not marketed and priced too high does not sell. Like two nails in the coffin that work together to undermine a listing sale.
The higher the price the thinner the real estate buyers. That is one problem with over pricing a property listing in Maine.
 
And when a buyer does an online search, they slice and dice with perimeters to filter the responses.
 
To whittle it down to what they can afford from what is available for current real estate listings in the inventory.
 
And leave the rest for others if the price is too rich for their blood.
When you are the seller of a piece of real estate in Maine you also have to study your reason for selling.
 
The motivation to sell and what kind of time table you have for achieving the results you need. If a real estate closing is very important that it happen pronto and yearly property taxes are piling up, a tax lien about to mature.
 
Then "poof", there goes the property ownership title to it, then the correct pricing becomes even more essential on a piece of real estate on the market to sell.
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Innocent Real Estate Scenarios That Turn Ugly.

There is a Maine saying that can apply to real estate property sales.

"It is hard telling without knowing". Information that is missing causes confusion, jumping to the wrong conclusion. Which leads to missteps that put things more out of kilter, out of whack. andymooers1

Or real estate market information that is outdated is just as bad.

Because not having current, accurate data means garbage in, garbage out.

So misunderstandings in real estate property sales, in life often are caused by missing, wrong or just plain outdated information.

The vital stuff needed to help shape the direction from listing, through marketing to the clear to close memo for the sit down and let's dig in.

To have a real estate closing that concludes the transactions and make a successful transfer of ownership. 

So innocent real estate situations that are spun, come off as someone was black heart sinister.

Folks stop getting along. Working toward the same common goal. The problems start with a fertile imagination, a lack of all the accurate fine points as the real estate deal trudges on through the hoops, chutes and ladders that shape the deal. To a satisfactory conclusion or derailment. 

Good broker, bad broker is another layer of the reaction to what seems to be happening. When nothing could be futher from the truth. Sides are drawn like a court room and "my buyer" "my seller" and fighting for the upper hand is a hostile approach.

Where mediation not litigation keeps the wheels of the real estate deal greased for the easiest momentum. Like a flywheel, energy is needed to keep the gears of a property listing sale moving as effortlessly as possible.

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How The Real Estate Buyer Feels When The Property Owner Starts Giving Away Personal Items.

The buyer for a Maine real estate listing has been located through marketing, realistic pricing and the satisfaction because it works.real estate brochure ad1

It fits the needs of the buyer of the property.

But here is a little devil in the details that can creep up and put out the fire of desire that burns within to get to the real estate closing and make the successful property transfer happen.

The personal property, what is inside the real estate listing in Maine.

What about the case of a camp, cottage or second home, an estate that is not empty of personal property?

What can happen to make the real estate sale go sideways?

Giving away what was stated would stay in the property listing.

That letting go of items to the next door neighbor, your brother in law Bob.

The buyer of the property who revists the pending listing for measuring the windows for curtains starts to sense the evaporation.

Of stuff, the extras he or she may not need but that suddenly feels like someone is stealing them. Even if they don't quite own the property yet, the buyer starts to act like they do.

Is getting used to the idea of being the new property owner as the process to buy through the banks, appraisal, legal channels is put through it paces.

Communication, spelling out what stays or goes is critical. The antique light in the dining room that is going to be kept should be removed before the buyer tours the sticks and bricks.

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When Is The Best Time To List Maine Real Estate?

The time to list a Maine real estate property for sale, when is it best to do that?

To get the place on the market for the World to see and consider seriously you hope. mtkatahdinphoto

When you have decided you need to make a change, no longer need a property or can not buy another until the last one you own is sold.

That's the best time to list a property for sale in Maine.

Real estate sells year round in Maine. But not if no one knows about the property listing.

So no matter what calendar month we are in hanging on the wall, it is a good time to list. And when you think property buyer, remember that just because you a seller might not want to move in the winter, does not mean buyers are on the same wavelength.

And it takes time to sell, even after you list. Less delay if the property listing is priced realistically and market full throttle.

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Houlton Maine | Aroostook County Shiretown

Houlton Maine is the Shiretown or County seat for Aroostook.

Maine's largest of the sixteen counties is Aroostook. And from the days of the first settlers arriving in 1807, lumbering, farming have been two big reasons to live here. houltonmaine2

Outdoor beauty of four seasons living with clean water, fresh air and not over population  continue the tradition of providing very good reasons to live in or at least visit and vacation in Houlton Maine.

In this border town with Woodstock New Brunswick to the east in the province of New Brunswick Canada, Houlton has connections that stretch deep beyond the International boundary line.

The Maliseet Indians helped the new settlers on both sides of the Maine, Canadian border too. Without them, a lot of lost settlers might never have dug in and prospered. And put Houlton Maine on the map. Maine was part of Massachusetts until 1820 when the independent state was formed.

Tall timber stands, rich fertile soil, rivers to fuel a town's needs in early Maine town creation. When the wood lots were cut and cleared to create fields all helped the town of Houlton Maine grow.

So did the railroad that extended from Canada over twenty years before the Bangor and Aroostook train tracks were put into place. The B and A railroad helped open up the Houlton Maine exports to the America markets.

So did the Interstate 95 highway system designed to be the Eisenhower route to move military armaments quickly to and fro. With Lend Lease in World War War II when local Houlton Maine farmers hooked on with tractors.

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