Follow A Maine REALTOR Around, A Real Estate Day Exposed.
The Maine REALTOR action packed days that buyers and sellers don’t see.
Because the job means making it look easy, not seeing the stitched together seams. The listings for sale in Maine are polished up, put online frim the office that never closes. With the busiest time in our Maine real estate office being 10:30 at night. That’s right. Meow. At night things are really heating up and purring nicely.
Online real estate blog, video, website logs show that is when the buyers are home from work.
Have the kids in bed, and finally a little property listing surfing time freed up.
To grab the mouse, tap tap the screen. Let’s tramp through some houses for sale in Maine online. Or to look over the latest inventory of other property listing types.
All pushed, rushed for the time. To fit in some screen time for the on demand property listing touring before shut eye. That’s how it is for your out of town, state, or the country real estate buyer.
Boom boom. The lights go out and here comes Mr Sandman with the handful of sleepy seeds. Good night. But not before touring three or four or more property listing videos or a quick scan of new real estate listings put online for all to see when they have time.
This morning appointments set up yesterday for showings today to a North Carolina home buying couple.
Also checking in on pending Maine real estate sale loose ends. Follow up cattle prodding of the players involved in getting the clear to close instructions everyone is anxious to hear.
Preparing for an appraisal of one place for sale, the return of a different real estate appraiser. To make sure corrections were done to a property for his second follow up compliance inspection.
Closing pressure to close three Maine real estate deals.
Before the end of the week, the year is history.
Where it can make a huge difference in a 1031 exchange.
Or avoiding paying an extra full month of rent at the last apartment along with a new house payment double up.You have to be sensitive to the real estate buyer and seller’s tight schedule and tight as a drum window of opportunity. It’s fast paced, it’s delicate and time sensitive.
We trot in to the local registry of deeds for a Maine survey plat map. To burn a copy of a couple deed legal descriptions. Snap a couple new images of a house exterior because the sky is blue, the sun is out on the way back to the office. The time of day makes for the best image if we hustle to capture it before those dark clouds roll in overhead to ruin the Kodak moment.
Plant a couple real estate signs or straighten a few more that are cock eyed from the wind, snow plows or rug rats messing with them. Relocating those silent salesmen back to their real home.
Sign return maintenance especially high during Halloween. Where people that did not know their place was up for sale start getting calls, offers. Learn the power of the sign colors. That get planted out front by mischievious neighborhood marauders.
Meet with the walk ins that are welcome to drop in to the real estate beehive anytime. And juggle the phone lines on the return to the real estate office lobby where two other lines roll over and ring. A lot. Where the secretary hands me a list of messages, reminders on a to do, don’t forget list. Who you gonna call and the where you got to be hustle hustle jump, hop to it.When she says jump I ask how high?
Each morning when opening up the Maine real estate office shop to see what’s cooking inside the core of the operation.
We have lots of voice mail overnight calls blinking to answer. Cell phone voice mail to tidy up with buyers, sellers, renters, lawyers, bankers, insurance agents. Average of 250 real estate emails to sort through and begin the one by one answering the questions in the inbox too. To stay current, ahead of the new ones. Like weeding a garden that always needs the hoe action, feeding, watering.
Like this typical email this morning from a Maine real estate buyer that writes…