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A Dozen Reasons Your Home For Sale In Maine Is Not Selling.

A Dozen Reasons Your Home For Sale In Maine Is Not Selling.

Your home for sale needs a real estate buyer.

Just one buyer they say is all it takes. But why is the property listing lingering on the market? It does not wear ten foot pole marks. You think it is the best house for sale on the planet bar none. You the seller are kinda perplexed at the delay in the real estate sale. 

Here are a dozen reasons your home for sale is not headed to a slide the keys, pass the check property closing.

#1 - First, foremost, the price for the home for sale is not in line with others in the local market. There have been recent real estate sale of places pretty darn similiar to your home for less money. There is a healthy supply of homes just like it that are priced lower than your listed price. fire passion in home selling photo

#2 - Marketing of the home for sale is missing or barely has a pulse. It is like winking at a girl in the dark. The results are poor when only the neighbor on each side of your home, the one living across the street know your house is for sale.

The marketing has to be way way stronger than just attracting a local buyer too. Bigger marketing pool, means more fish swimming in it to find your buyer quick and easy. The one buyer who is ready, willing and able to buy today. If they like it, if it fits their housing needs. Your real estate agent has to have fire in their belly passion to push the property, to market it's features to the hilt. Full throttle, hang on we're headed to a real estate closing attitude causes home sales.

#3 - The longer an over priced home for sale hangs around the real estate market, shelf life, or property listing mold begins to develop. Why isn't it selling, there must be something wrong the folks out in the online Internet audience wonder.

Often the only out of whack feature of the property is the too high a price tag it wears. I have had a home seller says the reason his house did not sell was because it was too low a price with his last two real estate agents. Believing that low real estate prices scare away home buyers. I have never ever seen a lower than the market value price for a home that has to sell fast keep people away. The marketing makes sure they know about this blue light special shoppers. But when the home for sale marketing is missing, the phone does not ring, the email server does not glow red hot from activity.

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Buying A Horse Farm Property With Land In Maine.

Buying A Horse Farm Property With Land In Maine.

Buying the horse farm property in Maine.

The land soil profile, the location and slope is everything for raising, showing, developing a horse farm property for a business investment. Or for just the sheer pleasure of an equestrian hobby operation. Horsing around on your Maine land.  And agriculture 101 comes into play in the real estate exercise buying the horse farm property in Maine.

Like people, Maine land soils are different.

What you use the farm land in Maine for requires different agricultural real estate approaches to maximize the soil's productivity. While being careful not to cause soil erosion and remaining always eagle eyed about drainage, the terrain of the land and proximity to Maine's precious waterfront resources. The fields, the woodlot are kept in a balance with the wildlife to protect their home too. And the goal is to pass along the land in Maine to your loved ones or another farm property buyer who protects the environment in the same respectful approach.horseteam

A large acreage parcel being eyed for use as a Maine horse farm would be a very foreign assignment.

To a real estate agent or broker working an urban market where it is just house house house sales.

And everyone has a tight tall obtrusive fence around their lots to desperately gain a spec of privacy. With the land measured in square feet like the home, not in whole or at least large fractional units of acres or hectares.

(One acre unit of land measurement is almost two and half times bigger when converted to hectares.) And one acre of land is roughly 208.71' by 208.71 when sliced and diced into a simple square shape. Where I live, just a few miles to the east is the Canadian province of New Brunswick where hectares not acres are how land is measured up for size on farm properties.

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Maine Tourism Association Centers Help MOOERS REALTY Real Estate Office.

Maine Tourism Association Centers Help MOOERS REALTY Real Estate Office.
Tourist information centers in Maine, those traveler outlets are valuable for real estate lead generation.
 
MOOERS REALTY produces 4000 realty brochures at a time to use in an area information cover to get the word out about Northern Maine. The property listings on the brochures  give a good mix of the available real estate available. A powerful glimpse into the local small town Maine community flavor surrounding the properties for sale. Printed advertising sticks around, follows the traveler. Gets passed among others in the mood to own a piece of Maine. We use the same printed realty brochures as vital pieces in our direct mail campaigns too. houltonmaine100
 
Maine has seven primary tourist information centers.
 
And being a member of the Maine Tourism Association means access to more all the bureau outlets through out the year.
 
Trade shows, exhibitions, distribution beyond just the stop at the tourist information centers helps make our phone ring often, the email server to glow bright red. In the all important marketing of our area, the properties for sale in Maine. It is all about the reach, the frequency and the far from home exposure. That better go way way beyond just the local terrain in the real estate listing and community information relay of information.
 
How did you find us? Answers to that question tell us a lot. Are the best indication on what works best attracting potential buyers of Maine real estate. Our primary job is collect priced right property listings and to develop the helpful tools to simplify and enhance the buyer's experience of finding the perfect property listing. To make that user experience (UX) as pleasant as possible. Quick, easy, memorable works so well in our Maine property matchmaking. To bring the buyer together with the seller of a Maine real estate listing.
 
The Maine tourist centers are located in my hometown of Houlton Maine, and scattered around this vast state dubbed "Vacationland".
 
We contact the tourist centers in Calais, Fryeburg, the two north and south in Hampden, the ones in Kittery and Yarmouth om a regular basis. To make sure the supply is fresh and plentiful. So the tourist shelves for the property brochures for Northern Maine real estate are racked and stacked. For the grab and go when tourists land and use the facilities. When they are in the fact finding mode in the search, the scan of the tourist information shelves. The bins and attractive print displays all arranged to make finding what they need easy.
 
I talked this past week with Lois in Hampden and Chuck in Fryeburg who both echoed each other. Almost word for word. Saying lots of Maine travelers to each of their respective centers ask for "do you have anything that shows real estate listings" to sample the local property inventory? That they can hold in their hand and take back to their home town out of state. The pair agree the rural location property listing prices are no longer a secret. The word is out.
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Houlton Maine, Your Next Life Destination?

Houlton Maine, Your Next Life Destination?

 

 

Who would do well living in Houlton Maine?

 
As a Maine REALTOR, we get lots of calls, emails, even text messages asking about the local area around Houlton Maine. The new to the area buyer of real estate wants to know about the location they are about to invest in if everything checks out to their satisfaction. canoe maine
 
So who would be a good candidate for living in Houlton Maine?
 
Lots of segments in the audience could carve out a happy, enriching life in Houlton Maine.
 
For starters, here is a link on Historic Houlton Maine. Click here.
 
The cross border traffic with New Brunswick Canada and being close to everything Maine is famous for is a big perk. That attracts tourists year round and creates an affordable place to use as a base to explore the rest of Maine. That is one of the biggest reasons to buy here. Check out Downeast Maine for example. Or one of so many places that just don't exist out of state near the population centers across the USA.
 
So back to the blog post headline, who would be a good match for Houlton Maine?
 
If you are raising a family, nothing is better than instilling small town values into your kids. Who learn work ethic, how to make money and hang onto it with better spending impulse control. Taking better care of whatever they do purchase.
 
Appreciation for the great outdoors is part of the education too in simpler way of living life when you are lucky to live in a small Maine town. More about what's so great about living in a small Maine town.
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Home Heating Oil Fuel Tank Leaks | The Clean Up Steps, Health Hazards.

Home Heating Oil Fuel Tank Leaks | The Clean Up Steps, Health Hazards.
There is a real estate expression "If I can smell it, I can't sell it".
 
The smell of fresh cut hay on a Maine farm, the baking bread filling your lungs as you tour a Victorian home for sale in Vacationland don't count. Those are the good odors that help bring another sense into the real estate buying experience. Clean fresh air and water are people expect when they enter the state of Maine. We are proud of the clean surroundings and work hard to protect it to pass it on to the next grasshopper.
 
But on the low prices handy man special the odors that are sour are part of the bargain price. And when you are ripping out the plaster. planting the crow bar to the heave ho, there she goes commence the renovations, those odors are short lived. You hope. Garage bag odors can linger, especially if the plastic rips open and fuels are leaking out to scent the property. In Maine we like to protect the air and water so a leak of any kind that could impact the wildlife or our quality of life is serious stuffl small maine real estate 1
 
Had a home listed where a previous renter, the last one in the place had several farm pigs.
 
The athletic went up stairs in this two story kind.
 
The folks we sold the "dirty but nice" two story farm house with a killer view to knew there was a smell of animal urine. On hot summer days, whatever happen earlier in a propery's life shines through brightly. The new farm house buyer hoped new floor boards replacing the rugs and vinyl would eliminate the house smell. It did not. Because the smells were planted further up the walls than just hiding in the floors.
 
And like a house with the odor of fire, smoke damage, the smells linger.
 
They get trapped into all the materials from porous ceiling tiles to soaking right into the super structure if strong and long enough exposure. Odors, they can mess up a sale when the buyer clutches their stomach, their eye's wince and water. As they try to suppress the gag reflex.
 
In Maine, lots of homes have signs of smoke from wood fires. And when a heating oil tank has a loose fitting on a filter line or a delivery just happened, you catch a whiff of petroleum. They say just a soda bottle cap full of heating oil will taint the air inside a house. They say a gallon of heating oil can pollute a million gallons of water too.
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