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The Debate On Listing Property, Holiday Marketing Real Estate For Sale.

The Debate On Listing Property, Holiday Marketing Real Estate For Sale.

When a seller knows a real estate sale is needed. When a buyer gets the idea that he or she, they need a property to purchase. Regardless of weather, which holiday is approaching or now happening on the kitchen wall calendar, get the place listed so buyers see them on real estate radar.

To give them consideration for factors like if the financing is obtained, if their house sells first, if the job transfer paperwork down state or across the country really gets stamped and approved.

A lot of contingencies in the perfect timing to buy and sell. Life does not stop for a little snow or because a man in red velvet, white fur with flying reindeer is on his way if you were moderately good this year. houltonmainechristmas

The property listing put online for all to see if it has a full motion video with audio to help the show and tell tag team of two senses.

Will get the buyer not quite ready but getting there to sneak a peek. And if they like what they see, it is off to the bank, or getting his place listed for sale is one at a time is the only way he can financially handle mortgages.

Spread the word way way beyond the local turf too.

Because the results of real estate marketing take time to bloom. And no advertising, no promotion is like flirting with a girl across the gym in the dark. Poor results because she has no idea what you are thinking. Does not pick up on the signal. And make it go both ways. Hopefully.

So this news flash just in about listing in winter, over the set of holidays.

Real estate sellers who want a sale should have their places online, advertized full throttle because less property owners do in the winter months. So less places to sit in the real estate musical chairs means more attention. Especially if the possession date is not a long delayed on.

The seller who says sure, I can move out so you can buy and move in has a distinct advantage selling their real estate listing.

Job transfers like coaches being replaced and rotated at the end of the playing season happen around the first of the year. If your place is listed, online, it gets gawked at, found online and in print and the buzz is about your place.

Unless, oh yeah, you are not online, did not list or yanked your listing off the market. For like a fire fly, on and off. Confusing buyers when it is and wondering why it is not again. farm houton maine photo

Changing the price of the real estate up and done causes the same stratching the head in wonderment out in the real estate audience.

January is a big month for relocation shuffling. And in the case of just land sales, waterfront real estate vacation properties, those type of listings get more attention.

When buyers do ease back during the holidays. And reflect on life at the Thanksgiving table or Christmas cocktail party. And decide now if the time to serious begin looking into a real estate listing in Maine that improves their life. That are always low cost, a high return investment that provides lots of enjoyment.

Home buyers have more time away from work during the holidays to look at property too. And the property decked out with Christmas lights, holiday cheer sparkle, shine brightest. Of course as the holiday passes, the real estate again needs rotating in new images if the place is still waiting for a buyer as spring approaches.

But back to listing during the holidays, the winter time end of the year means you have the jump on the rest of the sellers. Who believe just hold your houses, better wait until summer.

Because everyone knows real estate only sells in summer, a little in the spring and fall and never ever in Winter right?

We have the property sales from 37 years of listing and selling Maine real estate to prove otherwise.

The legal and banking professions ease up during the holiday work load so property sales go down the real estate conveyor belt fast, easier. Less pushing and shoving, competing with other property listing sales in the pipeline. All kinds of reasons to not pull the plug and stop the marketing of already listed properties too.

When that property goes dark online, the buyer who has been watching it like a hawk like others trying to get ready to buy in the background with personal loose ends.

They think geesh, darn, must have sold. Or is no longer for sale. The dream gets shaken and they wake up to look at what else is online. Other properties, not yours any more. What's that expression about strike while the iron is hot? Well not if someone tripped over the plug in cord or intentional stopped the flow of juice and things go stone cold.flickrtemplate0

And if you are a seller that entertains, is stressed and over extended during the holidays.

And can not think about staging the place, handling showings.

The news is that videos are open house on demand. Are the best your property will ever look because you did not start the blinking red light on the video camera recorder until everything was just so.

You have control of the property appearance in a real estate video. When no notice and just dropping in happens, not so much. Toilet seats are up, beds not made, and the cat box. Not so tidy that one day wouldn't you know it.

List your home, keep the property for sale marketing during winter months.

Make the possession date as flexible as you can and showings the least restrictive. But with real video, the place is being shown 24/7/365. So relax and happy holidays. Making plans for when the property listing does sell and you can move on with your life to the next landing spot.

Never hurts to look, browse listings right? To be ready.

Don't have to be a boy scout to know that. Sellers needing another home or piece of real estate look online all year round. That's why a place for sale should not be kept a secret or delayed in marketing to the largest audience possible and available on whatever device or location or weather of the real estate buyer.

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Houlton Maine Area Schools

Schools in Maine, a state with vast space, more wildlife than people.

The wide open expanses make holding down expenses for providing a quality education a challenge in all parts of rural, lightly populated Maine. southside school houlton maine photo

And when a family is raised, educated in one of our many small Maine rural towns, the schooling is not just the buzz out in the halls, on the sporting field. Or up on the musical or theatre stage, in the arena or played out until the buzzer sounds in the gym.

The educational stream is not just received sitting, absorbing at the classroom desks of higher learning for Maine students either.

The Maine village helps raise the kids. The support comes out in the community, from the parents partnering at home. Mentors are your relatives, your parent's classmate, neighbors, town leaders, little league coach, Sunday school teacher.

Setting examples out in the local communities to guide and shape the young minds. To teach work ethic, postive attitudes, to create a skill set and build fierce pride in where they come from in Maine.

That is so important to a student's self esteem. To learn gratitude, to volunteer and consider we have to work together to achieve amazing results.

Getting an education, preparing the students with skills needed to survive, prosper and the encouragement to give back to the community where they live, work and play is what Maine healthy living is all about.

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Making Your Home Easy To Heat, Nice And Warm.

Keeping it cool or making it warm, the two extremes for the Maine home owner who wants to save money no matter which direction the thermostat points.

Maine has four seasons and air conditioning is not a big need like it would be in the hot hot sunny south with humidity or even with dry hot of the southwest.

But here comes winter in Maine ready or not.maine snow sled groomer winter weather photo

And so many myths about our winter weather in Maine.

More on the true picture of the climate, weather, temperatures in Maine.

We don't live in areas near one of the cold poles on the top or bottom of the globe.

We are 19 degrees average winter temperature and not 80 below zero as some outside of Maine who never set foot here would lead you to believe.

And our frugal natures means we all just strive to find ways to make it easier to heat our homes in Maine to save money.

So the house in Maine that needs tightening up to keep everyone inside nice and warm. Toasty, happy, and no one sees their breath when they rise and shine. Or through the day and house plants thrive like the family animals.

If you are the owner of say an old Maine farm house, and happen to own a wood lot, the amount of fuel you chew up over the course of winter is not so critical.

You saw up 10 cords, have another of the same amount all cut, stacked and under cover in the machine shed or barn, under a tarp or in the wood shed. Ready to begin the ritual of feeding the central heating source from the wood furnace in the cellar.

Maine winter not so big a deal.

And to help the furnace with a stick or two put into the antique kitchen wood stove, it's all good. Or the one I use, a 404 Jotul kitchen wood stove that is small but mighty.

How drafty, how air tight the Maine farm house is suddenly is not so important. When your renewable heat source is an unlimited supply of wood for heating the floorplan adequately.

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Land In Maine For Sale.

Land in Maine for sale.

The small rural real estate markets list and sell more than houses, just homes. Lots of land in all sizes are listed for sale in the Maine real estate buffet of current properties available. For folks that the timing is right to make the purchase of land in Maine.eagle in land in maine nest photo

But unlike buying a house, land is a more difficult animal to tame.

To get financing for a piece of land requires larger down payments, higher interest rates from the lenders used to packaging up a house loan and selling it on the secondary mortgage market.

That's why owner financing is a great vehicle to use to buy land in Maine for sale and providing terms that custom fit the buyer and seller.

More on why owner financing land in Maine works so well and fills the void that banks create with the higher cost obstacles. Banks don't get to sell the land mortgages on the secondary market and have to hang onto the paper. As interest rates rise, they are stuck with lower return mortgage notes.

The owner financed Maine land provides a nice annuity for the seller of the land and often times the seller does not need to replace the property. So they can wait for the sale's price divided into the monthly installments.

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Maine REALTOR State Convention At Sunday River In Newry ME

The Maine REALTOR State Convention for real estate professionals wrapping up. Held this year, 2016, at Sunday River in Newry, near Bethel.

This ski resort in Maine high in the hills and not quickly accessed off an Inetrstate 95 corridor exit creates a different atmosphere for learning and networking about listing, marketing, selling property listings. Than the other venues used in rotation for state REALTOR conventions like the Samoset in Rockport or Bar Harbor or Portland Maine. maine fall colors photo

Here is the MAR "Take It To The Peak" schedule of events for the 2016 REALTOR Sunday River multi day razzle dazzle.

There are 5201 REALTORS in Maine this year but only about ten percent of those wearing the blue and gold "R" pin and paying the dues for their local regions attend these yearly gatherings. Obtaining continuing educational credits for the two year Maine real estate license renewal is easy by attending these yearly conventions.

Learning about what buyers and sellers today need and want is critical for survival. Because like every other industry, reinventing how we do what we do is necessary to avoid extinction. And to make sure every Maine REALTOR is tuned up and dialed in to being at the top of their game. In this sport some call an addiction, a jealous master.

As I slurp on a black, fresh coffee this morning, I reflect on past Maine REALTOR conventions.

And think about over 5200 state members, what those community real estate agents, brokers and card carrying REALTORS can do to improve Maine from the local level. Because Maine is a vast, rural, sparsely populated state and face with huge challenges to keep our children from being exported to meet "financial objectives" and career goals.

Streamlining and consolidation to avoid duplication of resources and forward thinking, leadership to re-tool the small Maine towns that are full of pride, rich history but struggling with today's homework assignment. Worried about tomorrow and what needs to be implemented today, maybe a few years back that is causing us to veer off the correct path.

Internet connectivity to me is the most important to lure out of state, country new citizens to come into the 450 plus small Maine towns, the handful of cities in Vacationland.

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