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Multiple Offers, When More Than One Real Estate Buyer Happens.

How to handle multiple offers, more than one real estate buyer shows up, to court and spark with a property listing.

Sounds like a wonderful situation for the real estate seller.

If you were a buyer in the round robin, you might wish you were the only one. And hope to be the last one standing. With your offer to buy the one that is accepted by the property listing owner.flickrtemplate0

But multiple offer situations, they are like delicate surgery where time, communication and consistency in the treatment with respect is imperative.

To make each and every buyer in the multiple offer situation feel like they had a fair shake.

That the playing field was kept level, no hanky panky happened to leave a bad taste in the buyer who did not get their offer to purchase the real estate listing picked from the pack.

And don't burn bridges. That buyer that was runner up may be picked to wear the crown at the sit down, sign and pass the paper real estate closing.

So monitoring the multiple offer situation, we let the seller know at time of listing the property this can happen. To not get cocky and please don't think the property is under priced and that the sudden shortage of this type of real estate listing is part of it. Supply and demand is at play.

Real estate markets like the weather change.

And markets within the market happen in the layers of real estate we list, market, sell (repeat). Like playing Fish. Sometimes there is a shortage of just the right kind of property that is no where to be found on the MLS round and round merry go round.

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Is The Real Estate Seller And Buyer Ready To Play?

Getting a property, a real estate listing to the sit down, sign the paperwork to close.

Not every property listing makes it all the way to the property closing for a variety of reasons. Two of the most important factors revolve around the seller being ready to sell when it comes right down to it.

And is the real estate buyer being in a position of ready, willing and able to pull the trigger today?loaded truck photo

Are we ready to buy and sell the property in Maine today? Money in hand or bank pre-qualified to make it happen?

That is the question before all the rest falls into place that can raise its ugly head to cause delay, derailment and all the rest of the stress associated with buying, selling a property listing.

People are involved and emotions can run high but despite the layers of players involved in the decision making, the motivation and ability to really buy or sell real estate is the end all.

Beyond the real estate seller is ready, the buyer has his snickers all laced up, both are chomping at the bit to giddy up and go, what else enters the picture?

Is the property priced to sell, realistic with the current market conditions? Is the marketing to find a buyer out in the wild blue yonder full throttle and far reaching?

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Trying To Track Down Runaway Real Estate Links, Like Herding Cats.

The seller of a property listing for sale in Maine happens to be surfing.

Wonders why the heck the price is wrong on this link from another broker when listed four years before. Or the acreage is wrong, the images not the right array on this link, and that one. What hapopened? Well, like tins cans blasted up into space to circuit the globe, those pieces of Internet "space junk" continue to circulate when their usefulness is gone.

And good luck when a seller says track down and suction the Internet to pull back in all those real estate insertions online.herotherealestatecat

You want as a real estate broker in Maine to have the most propagation. To radiate and detonate your marketing messages so they reach further online.

And have frequency to show up everywhere the surfer turns that hones in on the real estate marketing signal.

Purring smoothly.No feed back squelch or interference with drifting in and out confusion.

The purpose of advertising is to be found, to be remembered from the attention that leads to desire and ultimately action. You hope.

So cleaning up the Internet of earlier listings for sale usually means broadcast louder, stronger so those earlier attempts get pushed down, escorted to the back of the marketing bus.

And we all know anything on page ten, eleven, twelve instead of one or two is probably not going to see much light of day. Or glow on the device the buyer of real estate is holding to dial in your real estate marketing signal.

So like herding cats, the attempt to try and catch, retrieve and snuff out old links is futile. But as time goes on, as site change hosts and get revamped, the site maps more streamlines, those old extension on a real estate or any kind of Internet site will erode, decay, drop off with time, patience.

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Real Estate Agency In Houlton ME.

Real Estate Agency In Houlton ME.

Real estate agency in Houlton ME, do I know of one that does more than list properties for sale?

Because today the buyer for the real estate in Maine is not just local. Or the pool of buyers for a listing better not just be a small one that is local only. The World is getting smaller thanks to the Internet and if the marketing is harnessed correctly, the targeted audience is not just local for a Maine real estate listing.

So how do real estate agencies in Houlton ME stack up?horseteammainephoto

I have found over the last 36 years of this real estate career that buyers want more information on the local area.

And in small Maine towns, not much is posted online to help answer the questions surrounding what is it like living her in Houlton ME.

Or whatever community the buyer is considering investing in and using part or full time.

The local community videos of Houlton ME help broaden the service provided. The barrier has to be removed.

For the out of town, state, country buyer that has to put everything on hold until he or she can clear the schedule and spend a lot of money and time getting here to kick the tires of what is for sale for property listings.

With videos, lots of local images and narratives that tell the local small Maine town story, the buyer is not delayed. The seller benefits and the property listing for sale in the Houlton ME area hops on and off the conveyor belt of current real estate offerings to conside.

Information about the local banks, the local attorneys, options across the board on where to eat. Heck even where to stay, motel rooms in Houlton Maine. All that and much more is needed to be hunt and pecked and posted. All those topics are covered in detail on our many blog posting platforms.

Saving time, gas, money, frustration is a big part of our job. So if setting expectations for the buyer and seller that consider the size of the real estate budget, the timing of what has to happen that involves a property listing for sale in Houlton ME.

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New Construction, Maine Land Needing Something On It.

The neighbor fired up a skill saw this morning and it hit me as something special.

New construction or fixing up anything already built is industrious, shows care and respect. And belief in the future in a small Maine community. New construction on Maine land is not the long and drawn out process folks from out of state fear either.

So many share horror stories about building, remodeling, new home construction projects where they are coming from and still have night sweats over the expensive, drawn out nightmare.

In Maine there are not the layers of players and life is simpler.houltonmaine000004

Shoreland zoning, building around a natural resource is more restrictive but for good reason.

Maine is all about keep it clean, pure, all natural.

To protect the environment and using common sense, methods to avoid or stop soil erosion or anything leaching into the crystal clean waterways in Maine.

Kinda think like a fish... they would holler or gurgle if they could talk about how much they hate lawns, weed and feed, pressure treated arsenic floats and docks.

So how does it work when reaching for power tools and measuring, slicing up boards? Unfolding the blue prints and putting a rock on each corner at the work site.

Doing the ground work. Building from the dreaming about the place in your head and how to wake up with it on the Maine land. The easiest, cost efficient way possible for new construction on the land in Maine.

If you are in a small Maine town which most of these burgs are, the town office is usually only open a number of hours, just a few days a week. Not a bunch of municipal cars parked outside a town office and folks coming and going, shuffling paperwork either.

No, it is a one town manager, part or full time, and other folks with full time jobs holding down the stint on the animal control, fire warden, zoning and planning boards all in one in small Maine villages.

Often six people wearing all the hats in a small Maine town. And when you get off one job after decades of service in that role, hokey pokey jump back into this one. Cross training happening so everyone knows what the rest of the tight knit family is doing. They had the same rotation of job last term in the small town elections won by a landslide margin.

Only so many folks to do the day to day in small Maine towns.

It cuts through the paperwork and you are dealing with local control. The person that is the building inspector, the town tax assessor is up close and personal. One of your neighbors and not a hired gun from away and locally employed the bulk of the time somewhere away from the Maine town office.

But volunteering for  many posts from school board to fire department in the small Maine town. Being of service, more involved. Because not a enough money in the property tax base to do it any other way. Home grown not store bought.

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