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What Went Wrong |The Post Mortem Of A Real Estate Sale.

Real estate listings that don't make it to the property closing happen for lots of reasons.

Failed attempts to actually close on a sale despite the best efforts. Why causes a real estate sale to fail? Sometimes caused by man, other times by circumstances that become just too great to keep the sale going. maine rafting like real estate ups downs photo

There comes a time when pulling up the white sheet and toe tagging a real estate sale has to happen.

So the efforts to sell are not just bogged down with a sale kept alive only by artificial means. The quicker the red flags are seen, counted up and decisions made to change directions, the better for the buyer and seller in the long run.

We like to be positive and showcase the right steps to take along the way. But sometimes what to avoid seems to be taken more serious. So nothing gets glossed over.

Nothing is made to look so easy that the blog post reader figures ninety nine percent of real estate listings become property sales with big bold SOLD's riders topping the lawn signs out front. 

So who has a part in the success or failure of the real estate sale? Starting with the seller. What mistakes do real estate sellers make? It starts at the listing and how the property is priced.

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The MLS Real Estate Transfer Of Property Listing Information.

The MLS Maine real estate transfer of property listing information, the mechanics are similiar.

But the substance of what is relayed and how is not. Like jewels, not everyone shines the same. Like people, there are distinct differences. Something blaring, other times more subtle. cows mooers maine farm photo

And some of the property listings herded down the MLS real estate pipeline just did not get the treatment needed to make a true transfer of what this one, that one is really all about.

For starters, when a listing in a zero lot line, Home Owner Association tightly reined home on the west coast is listed. And on the other side of the country, a farm home with lots of land, bordering the waterfront, in a smallcountry town without restrictive zoning layers is listed.

Both are so not a like, the approach to trying to show and tell just how to the online real estate property listing buyer could not be more different. Peas and carrots not apples and apples.

Has to be because the real estate buyers for each property are too.

The yes, no, maybe and number fields for the rooms, bedroom, baths and square footage of the inside living space can only take it so fast in the mass transfer of information.

The MLS has to be streamlined and efficient. But the narrative space to really drill down into just what this property listing is all about, and to spell out the condition, the local community surrounding it, does not get in the spotlight pool.

That's why the images have to reinforce and pitch in to show the true picture. The copy space that is afforded has to have clear, efficient language the audience can hook into and glean. Not full of real estate jargon, titles, initials that only someone in the industry would recognize.

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Houlton Maine Motel Rooms, Cabins, Camps, Rentals.

You are after a motel room, a place to stay in Houlton Maine, in Southern Aroostook County.

But look, wait, something is missing. Where are all the familiar chains for a place to lay your head, to get off the highway for some shut eye. Didn't anyone offer to leave the light on for you?houlton maine places to stay photo

Houlton Maine, a place on the map at the beginning of Interstate 95 and at the cross roads of US Rt 1, 2, 2A.

But this blog post is designed to help you see the options for your stay no matter how long in Houlton Maine.

Houlton Maine is not a crowded area with too many people or lots of traffic or crime. That's a good thing.

But with those elements missing, with just less folks needing the motel room it means less choices in places to stay for motel rooms, a cabin for the night or place to park your camper trailer.

Other things too drop off in supply because there is not the high demand. We are a little ways off the beaten path.

In large population center, there are lots of motel rooms, places to stay and that's just the expectation when you are in a hurry. It is what you are used to in large urban areas where eight out of ten people live.

Motel rooms pop up everywhere online, in tourist information center lodging hand outs.

But in small rural Maine towns and the handful of cities in an underpopulated state, good luck. Not much shows up for motels, lodging options and the price you pay is not going to get much help if any from your Priceline, Expedia and other dot coms designed to negotiate the rate down.

So you are traveling to Aroostook County, and what about Houlton Maine places to stay, motels, cabins, lodging?

You have options for motels, rooms in Houlton Maine. The Shiretown Inn and Suites is one Houlton Maine motel room option. Just off the Exit 302 of Interstate 95.

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Homes For Rent In Houlton Maine, Aroostook County.

So you are looking for, tracking anything that moves that resembles a home to rent in Houlton Maine.

They don't grow on trees and there is a reason. Homes for rent don't make money for the owner. So when that happens, long term rentals that don't pay the bills make a sale the most important goal. boy and the boot houlton maine photo

But renting the home in Houlton Maine can be a viable option when the seller is out of the area, needs anything to help the wallet or purse to carry the overhead of the property for sale.

It can be a mutal situation where a renter does not want long term and the seller can still have the home marketed for sale.

To not miss out on a real estate sale of the house he or she needs to replace somewhere else. Or to just have it sold because no longer used because the property owner has gone into an apartment, assisted living or off to the great beyond.

The reason for the shortage of homes to rent in Houlton Maine is the low to the ground price tags of houses for sale in the Shiretown of Aroostook County.

More on renting vs owning a Maine home in a small rural market. Everything you know about real estate property prices in larger markets which eight our of ten are, divide by three and four. Same with cost of property insurance due to being the 4th lower crime state for misdeeds. The income is less too but you won't need to make so much to live in Northern Maine where everything is cheaper.

FACT: In Houlton Maine, the surrounding small towns and platantions, you can buy a quality home and the monthly payment is less than market rent.

Sure the new property owner has maintenance to provide, the cost of insurance, property taxes but it still is worth it. If the credit allows the renter to be a buyer of a home sweet home.

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The Feel And Flavor Of The Real Estate Listing In Maine.

There is an expression among Maine farmers, the one about "like people, soils are different".

Well, like people, their property listings, the real estate where they call home is never the same either. Because of lots of factors.crystalballsold

We are not talking staging, where a place is painted in certain trendy shades of colors or furniture is aranged just so.

We see places, homes in Maine where everything seems to be picked up and orderly.

But something is still missing.

The heart and soul of a property, a home that is enjoyed and lived in.

You can tell as you drive in the yard or walk under the front or side or rear doorway about the vibes a place radiates. Partially because of the potential home buyer's preferences and sometimes harder to explain. To put your finger on.

The criteria that a Maine home buyer has to select the "one" is varied and depends on the size of the housing budget, the needs of the folks under the roof and inside those four walls too.

If a mother in law needing a first floor bedroom is on board, then houses without the place to lay your head without going up and down a set of difficult stairs is the order of the day.

If no mother in law, that all goes away. Something else moves up the real estate buyer's priority list of what they need in the present day to satisfy the housing need.

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