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The Best Time To List, Sell Maine Real Estate?

You're on a game show, in the final round and the question that comes up for all the marbles is "when is the best time to list and sell your Maine real estate property?".

Deer Timid, Nervous About Selling Your Maine Home, House?As a seller, property owner you might think, say during warmer summer weather and cross your fingers. Hope you were right.

The answer to the question to the best time to list your property for sale in Maine is when you don't have to sell.

Because no pressure, no stress, no gun put to your head, do or die situation to get to the real estate closing stat.

When you are up against a deadline, a relocation to a new job or running low on funds and a sale of your Maine real estate is needed like yesterday, you are forced to take less money.

Under the value for the Maine property listing than you would have been able to realize happens. As you sadly walk away from the home sale after the real estate closing.

Because you ran out of options, had no choice. Put yourself in a boxed, only one way out canyon to ride with that bone tired horse to get on with your life. 

The hurry to get out of the Maine home or house causes emotions to run boiling point high. And over.

 No fun. Mistakes and lack of decision pathways takes its toll. To the point where you as the seller just want the Maine home, house sale over. With high high motivation to make it happen.

No matter what it takes. The angst from a major clock ticking loudly in your head heard by everyone in the room. Time being short short short. Running down like the red hour glass sand similiar to the one Dorothy clutched. Held dearly while worrying about her friends. And her little dog too "my pretty". And with getting back to Kansas. Wondering if she ever will totally consumes her like the house, home sale that's gotta happen for you the seller. Butjust  isn't quick enough. 

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How Do I Make My Maine House, Home Worth More?

How Do I Make My Maine House, Home Worth More?

The question "how do I make my Maine house, home worth more" gets asked a lot while listing the property at the kitchen table.

houltonmaine03Real estate values in Maine, anywhere is local. Fixed position and the answer given to the question is not being flip, a wise guy response.

If I lean back and respond "you would have to move it to Boca Raton Florida, Scottsdale Arizona, Marblehead Massachusetts, Newport Rhode Island or downtown Manhattan", the eyebrows raise.

But other than a few repairs, updates and a good cleaning out of debris, junk and light bulb replacement, window washing, the value is the value. In small town rural Maine.

The "what's it worth now" not enhanced a lot with adding a garage. And not at all with a backyard in ground pool. You learn quickly as the agent or broker. There is a tipping point, a drop off where your spending makes it so you can not touch the bottom that falls out of the market. On the return of investment poured into country list and selling real estate properties.

The local items a place for sale has to have is a list hammered out by the local buyers in the market first.

Out of state home, house buyer have a different list they run by. As they nipple away at a greater share of the market their must haves, have nots on the list of features kicks in. But the local market value means pricing the Maine property listing, the house, home, whatever real estate in line with the current local market value. That someone working with a local wage could swing. And juggle the other monthly bills to keep their head above water. The check book balanced. Out of the red.

Putting in another $10,000 to try to double your money on a Maine home is not the rule in Vacationland. A low priced property listing New England state parked up on the Canadian border. Up here in the northeast corner, upper right hand area of the country. Where it is meat and potato easy, uncomplicated with our properties, with simpler day to day living.

The higher the price the thinner the buyers happens too when the local real estate pricing is tied to the lower pay scale. DFlush with cash and out to impress with palatial homes, swanking real estate with lots of glitter is not what you find with our Maine real estate buyers.

They are into natural settings, like the less people per square mile saturation of Maine's sixteen counties. Especially Northern Maine, Aroostook County where there are more animals, lakes, woodlots and only 11 people per square mile.

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Maine Birds, Give Them A Winter Snack.

mainebirdfeederMaine is blessed with lots of wildlife and birds are part of the magic of Vacationland.

Loons on a Maine lake are entertainers thru the warmer months. But during winter months take off. Not returning until the spring. To land again on local Maine water bodies.

The ones that are big enough to allow a take off when the Maine loons have to leave again. Maine migratory game birds, ducks of all kinds  populate the Pine Tree State.

Honking geese flying in V formation overhead the Maine countryside signal fall is waning and winter is approaching for another year.

So in the winter, the smaller birds that stick around Maine but have less to eat need a helping hand.

Feeders that you have to shoo chipmunks, squirrels and other predators away from are part of the fun to maintain the chirp cheep peep sounds in your side yard at a Maine home.

House cats are entertained and slightly frustrated as they watch from glass sun porches. As the buffet for birds, a diner round the clock is kept fuel of suet, seeds, feed for the winged patrons.

I enjoy watching Maine birds. But also capturing photos of the Maine birds feeding, interacting. Hummingbird feeders with sweet nectar are busy airports for refueling operations. Aas the whir, buzz of the hyper fast wings make the agile, colorful birds entertaining to watch eat. To observe darting, flit, diving and heading in every direction with much activity centered around the suet, seeds stocked in feeders. All because of the feeder filled with sunflower seeds, other goodies. For the birds set up in your yard to attract them, sustain them over the leaner, slim pickings for feed during the Maine winter months.

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Don't Pull The Maine Real Estate Listing Marketing Plug In Winter.

mainehomechristmas1The age old question about whether a property listing, a home or house in Maine should be marketed over the winter months?

Sure as shooting it should. Why would you stop the marketing beam? The ultimate goal of any Maine real estate house sale campaign is to hit the largest audience possible. All the time.

For more impressions. To reach more eyeballs, tickle more eardrums in the case of  video for real estate. Real estate is a numbers game.

And when you pull the plug, the momentum gets lost. Completely. Poof. Gone. After all that polishing up the place to get ready for a Maine home sale.

Maine real estate buying and selling happens year round.

Never stops. The frequency of the marketing to stay in the corner of the Maine home real estate buyer's eye is critical. To be on the tip of his or her tongue, front and center suddenly stops if you the seller "pull", suspend the listing until spring. Think also beyond the local market and the buyer who outside has more loose ends to tie down. But as the winter ticks by, those details get fine tuned for his sale in spring when you might rather sell anyway. But to not have your property listing being toured on line with video, the images studies, the information scanned is short sighted in the Maine home sale process. Don't stop the marketing!

Winter is one month of four and Mainers spend every season outdoors. Live here for a reason. Probably most pretty heat intolerant. We just dress different to match every season's outdoor recreational options. Maine home owners can add a contingency that we're not moving until say May 15th. But like any contingency of a Maine real estate sale, go easy on being too demanding when you want, need a Maine home property sale. The more that get added, the narrower, more shallow the group of potential house buyers.

The Maine home not available for purchase, closing until after the new tax year happens. Or until school gets out, etc. To tailor make the sale to shape the life twists and turns the Maine home seller is currently maneuvering. But also realize the timing of the outside Maine home real estate buyer's purchase is up in the air too. Regardless of the season.

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Maine Real Estate Blogs, Posts

Buying or selling Maine real estate is serious business. Emotional too because it involves good and bad, up and down periods of a person's life when change is needed.

maineorganicfarmsIt is easier to buy a property in Maine when you don't have a mortgaged one to sell too.

So the fine art of listing, marketing,  pitfalls. The twists and turns that can cause a property sale train wreck. Requiring  careful study, guidance and direction.

Our Maine real estate blogs showcase the local area, put it on the hinterland map.

Help explain the process, define realistic expectations and show case how the dog and pony real estate process evolves.

Since the invention of a little device called the Internet. To spread the word on the local areas of Maine and the property listings to consider buying in Vacationland there has to be some discussion with real estate buyers and sellers.

More than one horse in any race means better odds of finishing in the top third.

To win more than just one ribbon. And in today's world of no time, drive through quick delivery any hour of the day expected please, chop chop right now is critical.

And dominating the front page of a search engine for Maine real estate related terms, local community information means working hard to own that search engine index.

Because you and I know spending time on line, delays in getting what we are after means six seconds maximum hold time. Before we back out. Neck rain the mouse around, give 'er the boots. And keep looking down the Internet marketing trail. To find what we came after.

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Fun Snow Sledding, Snowmobiling In Maine.

Fun Snow Sledding, Snowmobiling In Maine.

Fun snow sledding, snowmobiling in Maine.

If you grew up in a state where even a snow shovel is foreign, odd, seems out of place, then climbing on a high powered machine, snow sledding in Maine could strike you as odd. Ever used an ice scraper on your car windshield in early morning?  Sprinkled salt to make a walk way safer?

snowsledmaineWinter snow sledding, snowmobiling in Maine.

Maine is a four season state and all of them are spent outdoors as much as possible.

The exception in winter is bundle up, dress a tad layered to be warm and dry.

A little extra time dressing in the kitchen before reaching for the door know. Because on a snow sled zipping down a freshly groom ITS trail, the wind chill factors add to whatever the red in the thermometer registers on the temperature scale.

Ideal for snow sledding, Maine is a special rural state and under populated, insulated up here in the right hand corner.

Less people means more wildlife and unspoiled territory to explore. More to discover in Vacationland without the crowds or traffic. So to see the best sights means getting to places not accessed easily or all all by car. Not available for every Tom, Dick and Harry to take in on their vacation. 

Hiking, cross country / down hill Maine snow skiing, biking is one way to get to the places few get to see except in images, photos of Maine. But climb on, turn the key or pull the cord to fire up a rumbling Maine snowmobile.

See how much fun steering it is going to feel on to any loop in the 14000 mile Maine ITS snow sled trail system.

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Maine Hunting Orange, Look Good Wearing It.

Maine hunting for wildlife game or for real estate listings.

mainedeertrioFall is a time when folks jammed in wall to wall city circles decide to break away. To spend some time in a hunting cabin in the middle of nowhere in the Maine woods.

Low cost Maine property listings for hunting and the follow up snow sledding are plentiful. Lots of selection and easy to buy with buddies who you hang out with all the time anyway. Like family, other hunters, old class mates and folks you can stand from work.

The question comes up a lot about hunting in Maine near residences, houses, homes.

What is the rule, skinny? Well for starters in Northern Maine with 11 people per square mile, no reason to be toting firepower, a gun, bow and arrow in a backyard of someone's house or home.

Out in the willy wags, in the unorganized townships of Maine is where you want to be tramping for Bambi, other game beside deer, moose, black bear.Some Maine hunters are really after the fellowship, the baked beans, chili, home made food and cribbage card games. Just to be in the front of a crackling, warm cabin all by itself in the Maine woods with peace and quiet. The occasional trip to the outhouse and pretty much cabin bound for the week's vacation.

Here is the official word from the Maine Inland And Wildlife people in Augusta on that subject of hunting, shooting a gun around a Maine residence, home. "Shooting within 100 yards of Maine home dwelling: It is unlawful to discharge any firearm, including muzzleloading firearms, or crossbow within 100 yards of a building without permission from the owner, or in the owners absence, an adult occupant who dwells in that location. Building means any Maine residential, commercial, retail, educational, religious or farm structure that is designed to be occupied by people or domesticated animals or is being used to shelter machines or harvested crops."

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Lower Priced, Yes Cheap Maine Real Estate Property Listings

Blue light special bargains, Mainers love and live for a value in everything from real estate property listings to day to day essential purchases.

moosemaineRunning a tight ship with getting your money's worth, a real honest to goodness value.

Or saying pass. Not making the wallet open wide and say "Ahhhh".

Spending impulse control is part of the simplistic beauty of being a Mainer.

Living here is frugal not cheap and low cost Maine property listings are the icing on the cake.

The cherry on top so to speak.

No matter if you want, need a home in Maine for part or full time use, a big selection and always low cost, easy to own happens. Our selection of property listings in Maine is wide, varied and always thrifty, attractive and so much less than most other places on the planet. How about something on the waterfront? Maybe the thought of being on the water, a lake, river is a pipe dream where you live now. Not in Maine. Make the call, do some homework!

Land for recreational uses in Maine's four season abundance of outside activities can be bought with owner financing too.

No bank, no long mortgage loan process and before you know it, BAM. Paid for, yours. To enjoy, pass on and to add to your personal wealth in many ways besides property value appreciation. Maine real estate property listings are the best hedge against inflation. And unlike stock values that can tank over night and be worthless, the Maine land is always here. Rumor has it they stopped making Maine land too. But there is still plenty to go around so everyone gets a piece of property.

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Simple Living In Maine, Lower Cost Property Listings Here.

Maine is frugal, live below your means with your fun and recreation always low or no cost.mcgillsband001                           

When you have everything with wall to wall overload, all kinds of stuff like a kid in a candy store abundance, it is easy to take for granted what life can be without all the fireworks, glitter, sparkle.And all that debt that usually goes with it.

The kind of debt that makes you stay wide eye awake. Laying tossing, turning with your mind racing. Churning for hours as you get  worried sick about debt, bills, deadlines.

And then the possibility of losing it all, banking the Maine farm so to speak on an all or nothing, burn your bridges approach to living.

When less becomes more and appreciation grows for a life not a blur of spending, with moderation you know you are in Maine.Have made the leap, transformation to a better, healthier way.

You know you are living frugal in Maine and appreciating what really matters most. Other people, relationships.

The great four season outdoors of natural, unspoiled Maine. Spending impulse control underway and getting value for goods, services or you don't open your wallet wide. Not so quick to let go of the dollar you worked so hard to earn with sweat and toil.

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Maine Real Estate Property Pre-Existing Conditions.

It happens a lot in listing, selling Maine real estate properties.

mainelittleleagueThe improvements, say the addition on a Maine home that has problems long after the real estate closing sale happens.

And the professionals that are brought in like too many cooks in the kitchen all have a different approach to the cure for the problem.

And anger builds, the Maine home owner is not a happy camper.

No one is giving, getting high fives.

Usually, something simple, basic can be tackled and fixed. Remedied quickly, easily. Without a lot of aggravation, cash outlay.

But then there are situations where the original Maine home owner put on an addition and tried to do lots of the work himself. Fancying himself as a jack of all trades, with a tad, a shade of Bob Vila. To whittle the total cash outlay for the project. And it looks good from the exterior, interior. Until some weather happens. And what was not installed properly becomes like a nagging headache that just won't go away.

In Northern Maine, weather happens.

All kinds. So you can not just nail an addition on and hope it seals out the elements. That it keeps everything high and dry. And venting, so air exchanges, and condensation does not happen when outdoor temperature is much different than the thermometer reading inside the living space. Roofing types and proper pitch, angle for drainage another key concern. Or use of room and if moisture is heavy from within, say from a vent-less gas heater that creates water, moisture. Especially if used a lot, cranked high from a cold bloodied home owner that is always cold. LL Bean thermal wrapped fleece clothing or not.

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Real Estate Property Listings In Maine Always Cheaper, Lower Cost.

Everything you think you know about Maine real estate property listing prices divide by three, four and more.

milkcartelliotJust like one weather forecast will not work for the entire country, real estate markets differ vastly too.

Maine is lower cost property listings.

With way way more Maine land wrapped around each and every home, house, camp or cottage too.

How come so much cheaper and why don't property listings in Maine has automatic nose bleed high price tags associated with them? Like most urban areas of the country.

Maine is a rural state, not flush with money but rich in natural resources. Blessed with friendly help you out people that are down to Earth. And very family oriented, hard working.

And Maine is kind of stuck up here out of the way in the right hand corner of the country. 

By rights, we should be in Canada when you think about it due to being surrounded by the red maple leaf provinces on three sides. A little of New Hampshire and a lot of ocean waterfront too.

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Maine Videos Show And Tell Easy

Find out information on Maine real estate property listings, the local community events with using your ears and eyes.

mainefarmsceneQuick and simple. Easy. More memorable because it is not just read read read copy and a few images sprinkled in.

Video is 30 frames, "pictures" per second and the natural audio from the property, extra information added to the sound tract help transfer a lot of details with no fuss, no muss.

One more beautiful aspect of Maine real estate video is it is available on the property listing buyer's time.

Late at night, in a different time zone, halfway around the spinning blue and green marble. Complete one stop shopping round the clock. Not just on a nine to five time frame office hours to wait on, work around. Instant, drive through quick and complete.

Saving time, not burning gas means more Maine property get toured after the area is settle on.

And no thirteen hour drive or longer for the buyer to consider the area in Maine the property listings are located. So areas that might not make the cut due to distance away consideration suddenly are on the list. Because of Maine blog posts, videos, multiple web sites combined with direct mail and social media linkage, more information can be put on line.

Our Maine real estate office is less fixed based 69 North Street Houlton Maine 04730. Morev on line beaming signals to hit a much larger outside market instead of limited with just the local one to fish for Maine real estate buyers in. Maine, simpler living. Find your place in the space called Vacationland. Lower cost property, more land around the Maine real estate listings and way way friendly people. More beautiful four season natural surroundings.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker   

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It's Not That Maine Real Estate Buyers Are Anti-Social.

houltonmaineshiretownNo no, not because Maine real estate buyers are anything but friendly... it's just space.

The need to not be in anyone else's. And the same courtesy extended in reverse.

And there is none of that waste of time crap about keeping up with the Jone's in Maine. No one is out to impress, make you envious or jealous.

One of the biggest motivators to move, for a relocation, retirement, or to raise a family, investment in Northern Maine property listings is often sheer lack of too many people. As the one key element front and foremost.

Had one fellow recently put it very bluntly. He ask me if I knew where "Hell" was. I told him I hope I don't find out, that I was working hard to avoid the place later on.

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Expectations | Establish Them Early In Maine Real Estate Deal.

What to expect that is lurking, around the next corner in a Maine real estate property sale. Expectations.

Maine Lighthouses Help Warn About Obstacles, Set Expectations About Hazards.Hoping everything goes smoothly, working toward the end. But the bad news goes down way way easier if talked about earlier.

Discussed before coming up in the real estate selling process.

Hopefully with the buyer and seller of real estate remembering being told this could happen so it was expected as a possibility.

And if it does happen then this is the option array for solutions. That are quickly run through to keep the sale on track maneuvering around any twist or setbacks. Setting up the game plan, going over the mental chalk board storyboard exercise to realistically set up how this Maine real estate movie has a happy ending. So the unfamliar real estate sale process is not so hairy scary.

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Run The Store, Be The Boss, Make What You Are Worth


Make what you are worth, being the boss of your own Maine commercial real estate listing. 

Like this Houlton Maine corner grocery in business since 1909.

Not just convenience items like milk, bread, chips, soda or the newspaper either. Part of the operation of Dows Market on the corner ofCorner Houlton Maine Store And Take Out Food Business Listing High Street, Franklin and Carr Avenues is take out food. Known by local shoppers, patrons who come through the door as "The Clay Pot". Mexican, specialty pizzas, fried food and an extensive menu of take out is part of this Houlton Maine convenience store with more. 

Run your own Maine business property listing. Ask lots of questions about the business with two overhead rental apartment units, a garage. Fire away with local area questions you have. It's why we are here to help! All inquiries held in strictest confidence. Asking $239,500.

More details on the Dows Market | The Clay Pot Take Out in Houlton Maine.  

Dow's Market | Clay Pot Take Out Food Video

 

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More Than Maine Homes, Houses, Residential Real Estate Listings

mooerskidsIn Maine, every day at the real estate office is new and different. Lots of real estate agents, brokers list and sell only homes, houses.

A rural state that is 91% wooded, Maine has over 2500 lakes, ponds. Mooers Realty lists, sells waterfront acreages.

Farm land, woodlots, vacation homes, mom and pop businesses. It's not just residential property sales that happen at 69 North Street, Houlton Maine. And I like that. A lot.

Makes every day rewarding, challenging. Maine, more open, wooded, waterfront land and less people.

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How Far To Houlton Maine, Mileage Calculator Please.

The distance to northern Maine, how many miles?

How far to Houlton Maine from your end is hard telling without knowing where you are now! How far from here to there, to get you to Maine is going to take how long? Well, Maine is a big state. Daily run into folks on line, over the phone and when away on vacation that ask the age old question about how far to Houlton Maine.

 maine coastal highwaysAnd for many we know here it comes. When they initially share that they have been to Maine and that we must be near that same place.

No, we are not right next door to the Kittery Maine shopping outlets.

The location that is barely into Maine that is only a few whiskers across the big green bridge that connects to New Hampshire on the south end of Vacationland.

 Next up, I've been to Bar Harbor, Portland Maine on a cruise ship is shared.

We getting warmer? So Houlton Maine is handy to that location right?

No, Maine is one big state. And the county I live in, Aroostook is the largest of the sixteen. And the size of Connecticut and Rhode Island combined.

 So think Interstate 95 that starts in Houlton Maine, ends up in Key West Florida eh?

The Interstate 95 corridor joins the Atlantic Trans Canada highway that leads to New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island to due east. I-95 has a raised, legal speed limit to 75 miles per hour north of Orono Maine. So zipping, clipping north means no traffic. Unless you count deer, moose as traffic to watch out for, avoid hitting on the trip up Interstate 95. Northern Maine is like being at an outdoor natural Disney Land. But no lines at Space Mountain, any of the rides. Cool.

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Videos For Maine Real Estate For Sale