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.
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.