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.
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.
Okay, the local turf, what is it like.
Say you have a battery problem in your vehicle, hoist that hood and look at your watch. Time how quick until someone stops to help out. To give you a jump start with the booster cables. Not like that if you break down on the Bronx Expressway.
Folks are friendly in small rural Maine towns. There is a connection and a willingness to help. The urge to make a difference and get involved to help out someone in need.
The kids are tight, close, like brothers and sisters and know everyone in their class. And classmates brothers, sisters, mom and dad. They see and work and worship and play in the same wide open surroundings in the circle around the small Maine town.
The end of your driveway at your Maine home or camp is plugged with the last highway plow truck pass when Mother Nature provides a little white stuff.
Someone with a pick up plow will poke a hole in the end to open it up. No, you don't know them but someone did the same thing to them countless times. So they play it forward.
The stuck in your driveway in snow situation leads to someone quickly showing up, passing by. Who hooks on, gives you a yank to pull you out. That's the kind of folks that living in small Maine towns.
There is a comradery in small Maine towns.
New visitors notice a lot about the surroundings too. Like whoa, look how blue your sky is. Or I never knew there were so many stars over head. We don't have pollution, the air or light kind.
The fun in small Maine towns is outdoors. Sure they are great food options, fun trails to explore around the woods, water and quaint small towns. We fish, bike, hike, walk, run, ski, skate and climb, kayak our way around Vacationland.
We get to live here and enjoy year round what many travel far and wide to experience. For just a long weekend or seven day stretch to unwind and relax.
Maine is beautiful, unspoiled. The folks make eye contact, have neat expressions. They are skilled and can help you out being being crossed trained in a variety of cleverness and ingenuity. Hard working describes the locals in Maine. They work together, they don't like debt, they prepare for the future to sleep better nights.
We use the rocks, timber found locally and make the native materials fit together to match the lifestyle.
Stolen cars don't happen because they have too many miles one them.
Fenders don't all match in color that was sprayed on and clear coated at the factory.
Better rides that excite in cities with lower mileage and more new car smell and closer to where they chop what they hot wired.
The under cover of darkness was hauled to some back alley garage like in the movies. Where someone fresh out of prison missing teeth and looking mule mean runs the controls on the big overhead door. And looks up and down streets to see if the heat is present.
We don't lock cars in Maine and it is a drag when a new anti-theft device like those cars with fobs not keys malfunction.
And you have to ramp truck the vehicle that stopped dead in its tracks to a dealership to reprogram and get a new ignition key fob for $150. Gone are the days of McIver that could get anything to work, start using just his quick wits and mechanical skills.
Local living in small Maine towns are tied to farming, lumbering, sports of all kinds.
Lucky like my three older brothers to be raised on a Maine potato farm. So small town living, country happenings, we try to keep folks in the loop on life in Maine.
Thank you following our Own Maine Real Estate blog posts, the other channels we hunt and peck.
Please reach out with questions. The day to day is not just listing, peddling properties for sale In Maine.
But the what is it like living in small town Maine, that state with only a handful of cities. And that offers lots more than just ocean front tourist traps that we all from time to time like being drawn into when a change of scenery does a body, soul, mind good.
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