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Does Winter Weather Slow Real Estate Sales?

Does Winter Weather Slow Real Estate Sales?

The Maine weather forecast gives folks something to talk about.

When you live, work and play in a Northern climate, weather happens to work around. I have found videos for real estate are so versatile because they do the show and tell.

No matter what time or day or night, the weather or time zone the Maine real estate buyer is in.

But when the weather forecast for Maine is confused for other areas not so use to snow, that can hurt our area.

Because the assumption that what is happening many states away for weather is the duplicate situation where I live. This Maine winter lots of areas have been pounded, socked in with more snow out of state. That we wished we had in Maine because it is part of our local economy. Part of the climate, weather in Maine we look forward to and enjoy.

For Maine snow sledding, down hill and cross country skiing.Ice fishing, spirited pond hockey games. Hard to have those winter carnivals, sled sliding parties and mid winter community celebrations of winter without the white stuff.

When the out of state broadcast centers start up the weather storm drums, it can cause fear, confusion. Sometimes the terror due to actual pockets of extreme weather happening elsewhere. washington county maine light house photo

And Jimmy, roll ’em. Amp it up to whip the folks into hysterial with file footage of past storms.

Predictions on what if the worst scenario for weather happens.

And creating the green screen maps and charts, graphs to support what it will be like.

My oldest son graduated from George Washington in DC and one week the snow accumulations raised havoc with the day to day.

So pretty much everything shut down, was in white snow flake quick sand.

Around Congress, the White House, all those historical monuments. Wallowering in the drifts and no place to put it. No equipment to move it because it just does not happen to this degree.

Garbage trucks with makeshift snow plows dangling off the front. All those cars just thrown into park and abandoned. Or stuck in a bank, waiting to be hit when snow removal crews plow through. Uncover with a front end loader. And learn what is under that hump, pile of snowwith a weird shape that does not quite look like just another bank. washington county waterfalls photo

In Colorado where another son lives in Colorado Springs, up in the mountains 40 inches has landed. Piled up in the last 36 hours this week.

So a little one foot or less snow storm in Maine is small potatoes.

When you don’t live in Maine, you can easiy think the worst about our weather.

Apply extremes that are not like the Polar Vortex. And to put it over the top with misinformation and assumptions.Apply the North Pole, igloo and dog sled approach that is Arctic Circle, not Maine reality.

The locals in Maine have learned long ago to just wing it, look out the window.

Study the weather forecasts along the way… not just in the USA but in my case across the border into Canada. That I find are more accurate and possibly because closer to the actual market they are predicting the winter weather forecast for in the local area.

One size fits all is rare, and with weather in Maine, often it has zip to do with what is going on in another part of the country.maine snow sleds photo

And the assumption that everything is looking down a double barrel shot gun.

Out of control, here she comes weather.

Tumbling and picking up speed to hit Maine.

Well, often times snow storm fronts peter out. Or turn to warm rain.

Swerve, curve, head out to sea and don’t happen at all like the guy or gal with the weather map clicker, waving baton predicts. The weather stalls. Peters out.

Study the local community videos for Maine. The ones from winter show people outside, enjoying recreational involving the winter snow in Maine.

Regardless, true native Mainers are not going to let a little weather make them retreat indoors with their tail between their legs.

No sir. We like being out in the best and the worst, everything in between for the fresh air and space. The natural unfiltered beauty of the simple living in Maine.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573  |  [email protected]   |  MOOERS REALTY 69 North St Houlton ME 04730

 

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Andrew Mooers

Welcome to our Maine real estate website. I am the father of four grown children, have listed, marketed, sold properties for close to forty years. Lots of changes in the real estate industry over that many decades and daily we re-invent our job. I grew up on a Maine farm that I bought from by three older brothers. My youngest son continues in the tradition on that same Maine farm. Here to help with property searches for homes, farms, land, waterfront, multi housing rentals, small mom and pop business listings.

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