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Real Estate In Maine | A Friend Of A Friend Of A Friend Situation.

The calls, emails, postal snail mail, texts and office visit lobby questions that come up on the topic of real estate in Maine.

We get some real eye opening doozies. And often the person asking them is in one major hurry and does not want anything but a quick here and now perfect answer to hit and run with thank you very much. birds nest home in maine photo

Jack or Jill does not want to be pressed for more information about the real estate involved situation that the question asks warrants for follow up ones right back at them.

And the person with the friend of a friend of a friend often got some of the details or their take for advice in the situation a little mixed up or out of order.

Besides just not having all the facts of the real estate in Maine situation. That prompted the shout out to this Maine broker on this receiving end of the signal.

Patience is a virtue but also a luxury in today's hurry scurry world.

Figuring out the who, what and where in a real estate situation when it is a friend of a friend of a friend can cause hot under the collar to happen. Knowing just enough to be dangerous.

But missing the part of about not always, it depends on this when that happens or is the current problem that affects the rest of the property listing or sale.

The person asking what would I do in a situation like this one is not so cranked when I need to have a little more of the details to give the best answer.

Being kind, helpful are the two qualities anyone needing help wants. But thinking you are making it more complicated than they want but that it is is sometimes hard to swallow.

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Texting Real Estate For Sale In Maine Information

Texting real estate for sale in Maine information, it is one of many ways MOOERS REALTY gets the word out instantly.

Having kids, staying in touch with them with texting got me in shape for fast paced micro typing.   motorola droid 3

Working as a news director in a broadcast media outlet with on air deadlines also helped push the typing proficiency.

With no time to waste diddling around when it was show time to report the news as it happened in the broadcast market place.

Texting real estate information and answers to questions makes it instant, up to date and no delays with text messaging.

No more 9-5 limited waiting around. Real estate buyers looking for local area or property listing information don't want delays. They should not have to kill time or chase down the information on a property listing.

Texting is one more powerful communication tool of many in the real estate marketing arsenal.

I will admit that the screen touch cell phone virtual key boards are not my favorite weapon to reach for but when in a pinch, hand it over.

Heck a tin can and string or carrier pigeon, smoke signals will work if it's all you got or the other end of the signal prefers it. Pick your poison right? Whatever delivery system works best for the buyer or seller. Not moi.

A slide out cell phone with the raised numbers and letters on the keyboard is my tool of choice.

For two thumb back and forth firing off answers to rock responses to text messages on real estate that we receive in a steady stream.

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Green Homes For Sale In Maine

Energy efficient, green homes for sale in Maine.

The property listing request for homes that are healthy spaces for famlies to grow tall and strong is a common query this Maine real estate broker fields daily. green home for sale photo

The emails and phone calls, office visits too are from folks that head north from crowded city living.

That want a better way of living and affordable housing that has those triple glazed windows, heat sink interior tile and stone, the fuel miser savings of heat pumps, other solar panel array applications.

Energy independence and housing economy is the overhead of living in a Maine home. Everyone wants that in rural Vacationland.

Green homes in Maine, we lived pretty efficiently long before the frugal lifestyle got a color name applied to it.

Mainers make an art of being frugal not cheap. Growing up on a Maine farm, we were told to be careful with our resources. Shutting lights off, using the southern exposure for illumination and passive solar gain in heating.

Root cellars for canning and preserve storage use to draw from for tasty home made foot supplies over the winter months. Using large gardens to grow what you eat the rest of the three seasons too.

Not heating a space larger than you need and keenly aware of being highly efficient. Anything but wasteful or capricious. We use those open and glass porches, not just doodads for show.

But back to the green homes for sale in Maine. Here is one example of one in town with the successful blend of old style charm and new efficiency.

Check out the link to the green homes for sale in Maine. One prime example of one with over $100,000 invested into it and a sticker property price less than those improvements alone on 35 High Street Houlton Maine.

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What's A Fixture In A Real Estate Home Sale?

A fixture in a house sale in Maine. what qualifies for one?

Don't be horse-ing around when it time to talk turkey about fixtures, personal property when selling a Maine home. Does it stay, can it go and what is considered a fixture in a real estate home sale anyway?horses winter in maine photo

The intent with which it was installed, put into place is a big part of the decision on what has to stay or is allowed to go down the road with the seller.

If it is bolted down, permanently attached comes into the discussion too.

Many use these two simple tests above to prove what is or is not a fixture in a real estate home sale.

In my real estate practices class thirty six years ago, the basic definition of a fixture was considered part of the land itself and not a separate piece of property. Whatever was not attached to the property was chattel.

Personal property debates happen if the expectations are not clearly spelled out in a real estate property listing sale. Often the buyer hopes the lawnmower, free standing patio furniture and grill stay.

To be dug up flowers, shrubs, removal of a loved ones remains, we have seen it all.

Including the provision that a future burial of a still alive relative of the present owner can be interned at the family burial plot. Spell it out is the three word command.

Don't leave anything to chance. Up for debate or to become a bone of contention.

If it is Maine farm property being listed, marketed and sold, spell out who gets to harvest the planted crop this fall, the late summer hay after the listing is sold.

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The Location, Location, Location Of Real Estate.

The Maine real estate buyer always has a laundry list of "gotta have" items.

But besides the long wish list, the extra one to go with it of "don't wants" and the limitations imposed due to a price range cap for the as good as you can get in the current real estate market inventory, the three L's kick in.

The mantra everyone knows about the three most important aspects of a property listing, of real estate being the location, location, location. cows mooers maine farm photo

If you were ever on a game show and the guy with the big grin.

Asked the million dollar question about what are the three most important features of a piece of real estate, hard to think of anyone not knowing the answer.

Unless hiding under a rock, or named Rip Van Winkle. Just out of commission for a very long time.

And every real estate market is different. In small rural Maine, the lower priced properties mean don't be looking for a butler's pantry, quartz counter tops or bidets in the bathroom either.

Practical, functional, durable is the order of the day on the low to the ground price tags hanging off the real estate property listings in Maine for sale.

So besides the garden variety items all buyers asks for like is the roof, foundation, the bones of the property structure good, the location of whatever it is comes into the real estate conversation.

Is the basement wet? What are the property taxes? Not many people ask for a swamp in their hunt for Maine land or a house to call home either.

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