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Like A Traveler Needing Directions, Information, Real Estate Websites.

Like A Traveler Needing Directions, Information, Real Estate Websites.

When you are lost, trying to save time getting to your destination, real estate websites can add or take away from the same kind of experience.

Nothing beats helpful, easy, and not leaving the online real estate search session hungry. Or worse, frustrated because there is a delay getting what you were after. We get it.

And here's the other big surprise, everyone likes to absorb the property listings, the local community way things roll and ABC simple guidance differently. All buyers of real estate have time constraints these days. And even if they had all the time in the World, teasing them with all the properties sounding alike in the skimpy write up of the copy and pasted does not satisfy the hunger for information.derby2011 houlton maine tech day photo

Some real estate buyers like to read.

Others study the pictures. More and more gravitate to video or do all the above  in different degrees.

Being ready, stocking all the shelves of the real estate vending machines and serving up home cooked, individual attention getting presentations.

Media savvy. Kind of like a cub reporter, news broadcaster, handy with the camera stills and real estate video loops. To make marketing deadlines. As the conveyor belt from our real estate workshop spins viciously.

That's what today's real estate professional wearing the white lab coat does day and night. Or better be or the buyer for real estate, sellers too will find another portal that does provide the whole nine yards. And easily presentated so the back button is not used in frustration on real estate websites.

The website design for real estate websites can focus on the color, font, how simple or complicated the approach is. But what's inside, something good has to be put in those online component spaces to help the hit and run real estate buyer. The navigation is important to be predictable and natural.

But the size of the display, not wasting words in long rambling disconnected paragraphs has to be considered. All for the bottom line desire to not waste a second of the property listing buyer's precious time. You want the buyer to come back. A relationship is forming that hopefully goes beyond just the one site visit. That leads to being the buyer, seller of real estate becoming the broker or agent for life in the partnership. Not leaving the website like a dragon fly hit and run.

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Talk To Me Like A Local, What All Maine Real Estate Buyers Want.

Talk To Me Like A Local, What All Maine Real Estate Buyers Want.

The buyer for Maine real estate is not always local.

The Internet has opened up the waters considerable beyond the days of just running a few national magazine and big city newspaper ads to attract out of town property listing buyers. And because those new to these parts have often not much local information, in small rural Maine towns, the real estate broker becomes the cub reporter. Treating people however we meet them online or in person like travellers not tourists. maine mooersrealty photo

Tell us what it is like living in your small Maine town.

Well for starters, I would say many things make a small Maine town great.

What is it like living in a small Maine town.

So the local information, it is key to the never been to your area or only vacationed a few times real estate buyer.

And blog, shoot videos about small Maine town living, what do you do for fun in your area. Those media creations, reports never go on deaf ears or closed eye peepers in the case of simple community videos. Say a 4th of July video.

So the low cost property listings are important components on the moving, relocation to Maine.

They tug on the wallet, while the lack of traffic, no crime, fresh air and space, clean water ways pull hard on the heart strings. Of the Maine real estate buyer looking for an area that improves their life. With recreational and hobby options that come with the real estate listing they pick out and settle on. As the one for them to buy and relocate to small, rural Maine way of living.

So back to talking to you the reader like a local, an insider, as someone that loves living in Maine, you want to know more about the people, the vibe, the traditional way of how things rock and roll.

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The Maine Real Estate Listing Has Burial Plots, A Cemetery.

The Maine Real Estate Listing Has Burial Plots, A Cemetery.

Family burial plots on a piece of real estate in Maine we list to market and sell.

Why someone would not bury a loved on in a public maintained cemetery could be because of the wishes of the deceased. They instructed the family members left behind to plant me out back on the knoll with the valley view. Or if cremated, scatter those ashes, my body remains around the woodlot, or near the brook that the dearly departed enjoyed so much when alive and kicking. cemeterymaine2

I grew up on a Maine farm and when my father passed away, his wishes were to be cremated.

The family took the remains and one by one took a handful of his ashes, said a few words and spread them by individual casting them.

My Mom with her Bible in one hand, finished the ritual and said a prayer from scripture she thought appropriate.

It was a touching, personal moment that all of us took comfort in knowing that my Dad, the kid's grandfather would have appreciated.

The farm has been in our family over 100 years. But property disclosure about spreading those ashes on a part of the farm by Moose Brook would be something told to any outside of the family buyer. All the ones inside the family circle know and many were there.

But the laws say what about spreading those ashes to ashes around the state of Maine. Like many situations, it is better not to broadcast what is done because somewhere there is legislation prohibiting it. Here is what the state Of Maine says about disposal and final resting burial place procedures for a body.

So before delving into the experiences with family plots on real estate we list and sell, what are the rules for handling remains? Is embalming the body necessary if cremation is not used for treatment of the deceased? This is what the state of Maine says.

"Embalming is a process in which blood is drained from the body and replaced with fluids that delay disintegration. Though it is still a common procedure, embalming is rarely necessary; refrigeration serves the same purpose.

In Maine, if a body will be shipped by common carrier -- such as an airplane or train -- it must either be embalmed or placed in a container designed “to prevent the escape of fluids or offensive odors."

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Not "To Death Do Us Part", Real Estate Starter Homes Get Replaced.

Not "To Death Do Us Part", Real Estate Starter Homes Get Replaced.

The young couple starting out and looking for a home to raise a family.

The house listings get poured over and excitement grows when thinking of buying a home in the price range they can afford. And that matches their needs, wants, dreams. Or as close to that list scratched out that spells out the gotta have, the don't want.starter home houlton maine photo

But.

Unlike wedding vows about to death do us part, the starter home often gets replaced because it served its purpose.

But needs changing up because of developments in the personal real estate requirements of the property owner. Unless they are underwater financially and stuck in the starter home because of over spending or too many home improvements that the market has not caught up with for what they need to sell the place for to clear the hurdles to move on.

Bundles of joy air dropped overhead wrapped in pink or blue blankets is one reason for trading in the starter home. Where to put them all?

Or with elderly folks, those stairs to the second floor bedrooms and only bathroom can seem like Mt Everest. So it is not once and done. Or one size house fits all the home buyers real estate and life needs.

Oh sure you can upgrade the kitchen, add on a private space for the mother in law's first floor bedroom, but in our small rural market of Maine real estate listings, it is cheaper to replace the place.

Get the two car garage, the extra bath and finished rec room along with larger square footage by selling the starter house. It is cheaper to get everything missing in a new house than to try to duplicate it with the tear it apart, replacement of materials and working around obstacles in the starter home not designed up front for all these improvements.

To make the move into the more comfortable, spacious house with the updates that starter house lacked. And to get the country location with land for farming, hobby horses, or future house lots for family members that want to be close by.

It is easier to buy a home when you don't have another one to sell though.

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Black Friday Real Estate Listings | Use Promo Code MAINE.

Black Friday, the time of the year shoppers worry about missing a deal, not saving a bundle.

And to feel hunky dory, setting alarm clocks to rise and shine in the wee hours.

As the ho ho holiday season approaches and we all want to help out the portly guy in red velvet with fur trim. With the addiction to egg nog and a friend to elves everywhere. farming living simple in maine photo

But real estate, what happens to the list, twist and selling of property listings during Black Friday air raid sirens sounding?

When everywhere you look, there is a flyer, a news bulletin, a shopping alert on all the media streams about don't let it get away.

Too low to pass up. The bargain, with wicked good pricing but only two in the entire big box store to wrestle away from other black belt shoppers. Black Friday.

Like blood thirsty wildebeests eyeing a piece of hanging beef swinging overhead. And becoming snarky, territorial with the rest of the pack where trust and a spirt of goodwill to all of mankind exits the building like Elvis.

No thank you very much. Not going to get all shook up Mama.

Don't care how low priced those blue suede shoes are advertised as too good a deal to pass up on Black Friday. And already have a few pairs that serve me just fine. Ever notice you shop and collect more of the same that already hides in your closet?

But Christmas is a time to make sure to buy yourself a little something to make sure you got what you wanted right? Just look at all these Black Friday loss leader teasers to get you to push and shove to get close to the sliding glass double doors when the starting gun is fired.

Easy people, no shoving or stampede and be sensitive to those in wheelchairs and navigating strollers.

Real estate listings gets a lot of attention over the holidays. Despite Black Friday acrobats to leap over to aisle five's end cap with the blue light lit up and revolving like a disco ball.

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