To the average Joe and Jane, their view of the real estate industry and local market conditions are often tied to very limited personal experience.
What the public absorbs from the Grape Vine news stream down at the Piggly Wiggly pushing the wire cart. From the buzz and the hum picked up at the hair dresser salon or barber shop, from friends, family, the neighbor's real estate listing and selling event going on around them. Or whatever is splashed and beamed into their big flat screen TV display from real estate reality shows produced on the west coast.
The national media tries to "one size fits all" reduce and dumb down coverage of complex issues.
Making them into comic book simple statements in the headline news round up of that's the way it is today people. So when real estate market stories make it into the news stream rotation highlights, the sound bite or headline often has nothing to do with the local real estate market. Information is powerful but not if it is focused on the wrong GPS coordinates or too large an expanse on the blue and green revolving marble.
Real estate markets move and groove like the weather patterns change overhead too.
They heat up, cool off and have many layers. The more expensive the price tags hanging off the property listings, the greater the stratification and numbers of the real estate segments. Niche audiences for this size square footage, that new housing development or this lifestyle interest in real estate intensify as the wallet opens wider to subsidize the property needs in the what's for sale transfer to the new owners.
So how does a buyer and seller get the most accurate real estate information possible?
That applies for today, at this moment in time to snap shot the current real estate market conditions? From a local small town real estate professional who has weathered a few market storms. That can see where we've been in the real estate rear view experience mirror. That can look a property over and pin point where it falls in the rise and fall of the real estate market supply and demand for a particular real estate listing up for sale today. And that can see the tilt of the real estate listings and sales direction the local property market is headed.
People are busy and generic blog posts on real estate waste a lot of time.
There are millions of them in the way online taking up space. Many not even written by the agent and ghost writers that replicated them do all the hunt and pecking in the copy and paste.
When a blog post reader thinks they are getting needed help and information in the real estate process, things are good.
Right up until the point when they are wasting lots of time and spinning their wheels. Not getting what they hoped for and the blog post title promised. They thought.
The real estate blog posts that don't have much in them and can seem machined.
Cranked up and spun out to go through the motions. The best Maine real estate blog posts are helpful. They save time, are fresh and current. Money is saved because the blog posts work to fill a need.
Questions about the real estate process and tips for the listing seller. For say tips on getting a mortgage as a real estate buyer. Folks that get what they are after return to the local real estate souce. Save me time and I am your friend because you provided me something I can use, that I needed.
You did not make me go hunt all over creation and you showed up online on that front page search engine listing because others were thinking pretty much the same thing. Everyone likes a little red hen in the real estate service providing, for anything you need more than you already have for knowledge or experience.
That's what the goal of this blog post channel is, to combine with the property listing information. To provide a whole lot more to keep you from running here for this, there for that. To have it all at your finger tips, to easily access because the website navigation and design are not difficult or confusing.
To continue the process from listing to the real estate sale closing and everything inbetween.
And especially to approach it all from the local level. Not the one if I was listing and selling property in Miami Florida or Spokane Washington or the island of Maui in the Hawaiian chain of tropical spots.
The top ten list of anything can make those on it cheer and shout.
The other runner up locations that did not make the short list ask what do they know about Maine? About the secret of every small nook and cranny in Maine. Because Maine is a low population, a high eye candy state that logs in 4th lowest for crime, 46th lowest for FSSR (foreclosure, short sale, repossession) type real estate sales.
How you know you are lucky to live in a small Maine town?
What makes a small Maine town great?
It is more than the attraction of no traffic, little crime, lower cost of living.
Or the fresh air, clean water. What makes a small Maine town great is never forgotten. And each trip to a population center reminds a country mouse of all the reasons why they made their rural home where they did.
Less people paves the way for a better way of life. Less or no zoning, fewer regulations needed in the herding the population when it is small in number. Common sense runs the day in small Maine towns not flush with cash but rich in surroundings and creativity.
Family sizes smaller these days and less of a need for the larger station wagon size housing rides?
The size of the housing container need is just as big or even larger in many cases.
If you consider more in-laws are coming to your home to roost and you return the favor of providing the nesting for their Golden Years.
You add two extra table leafs to handle the additional plates and chairs. Because of economics for one of your children who needs help getting back on their feet, with the raising her kids. Just like when you add more children, blend families and pets from a new marriage. And your three, my four and any extras that show up in the mine, yours, ours in the kid head count. The kidlets have to sleep somewhere.
There is another reason the call comes in for 4 or more bedroom homes for sale in Maine too. The job is at home, online and needs an office studio to pull off that part of life's gig. So when we list a home in Maine for sale, I always think of the possible uses. For the many buyers with different needs out in the real estate audience.
That extra property listing space is pointed out for the possible extended family use, the hobbies of the buyer's lifestyle today, but also that it might work just fine for the home business. That can be a telecommute traveling to work on the copper or glass or through thin air. Or for the portion of the home where a goods or service is peddled. Mixing business with pleasure in the newly listed home for sale in Maine.