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Shoveling Snow, Opening Up A Path For Real Estate Property Buyers.

Shoveling Snow, Opening Up A Path For Real Estate Property Buyers.

It happens when you live in Maine, sell property listings for sale here.

Shoveling snow that gets dumped on a long driveway. One that drifts because out in the country and not much for wind break.

Vacant homes in Maine mean winter showings take a little extra work.

Not dressed in your real estate closing shirt and tie, blazer and spit polished loafers.

No no, rather putting on something layered, to be warm during nippy property listing showings.

Because any Maine real estate agent or broker that has a few winter selling seasons under their belt.

Knows the temperature. Inside an empty home for sale in Maine, unheated means a dead cold.

Do three of those in a row Maine home showings and you are a popsicle.

Takes longer up against a wood stov. To warm your bones. Begin to thaw out from that kind of closed up chill of an empty, no body home house for sale.

We live in the north east. Maine is up here in the right hand corner of the country. Almost in Canada. Have waded up to, well you know how high through drifts and blowing white stuff. Lots of times in 35 years of listing, selling Maine real estate.

Foreclosures for sale in Maine winters. That are dead cold inside. Neglected around the horn, from stem to stern snowed in tightly.

Especially until the bank that eventually forecloses does it completely. To be in the driver’s seat. To order a snow plow, shoveling to be done to make access in winter easier.To tidy up the lawn, do the yardwork the other seasons in Maine too.sunset winter horse photo

You dress for it, have your flash light, shovel where you have to if snow is high at a Maine real estate listing.

I have given piggy back rides if the buyer is not able to wade long distances.

Dressed in heels. When not plowed out happens. Used our snow plow in some instances but many times it is just what comes with the territory.

Selling smelly, dirty, vacant filled with debris junk and garbage.

Maine homes that have been ridden hard, put away wet.

Stairs to cellars that are dark and may have ice from broken pipes that ran until this froze up. Those are the rear danger when you slip, try to catch your fall and can mess up a rotator cup. Wrench a shoulder or crack an elbow coming down in the tumble to show the cellar. That is darker than the inside of a cow.washington county lighthouse photo

So it becomes a Heller Keller type Maine home showing.

But when the price is right, the smells, the needed repairs in all the neglect and lack of power on don’t stop a determined real estate buyer.

On the hunt for a repo, foreclosure or entering the long drawn out process of a short sale. That rarely are.

Who’s job to clear the deck, sweep the steps, remove the snow?

When the owner is away and forgot this small detail. Or when the guy who normally does it stops from lack of payment usually. The real estate agent in Maine, the broker in charge does whatever it takes to make the show and tell go easier.

To aid in the process of real estate listing to closing. The after hours house warming party where everyone “gits ‘er dunnnnn'”. As Larry without the shirt sleeves says with a good old boy grin would say along with “could you pass the chips and dip” at the Maine home just sold social gathering to celebrate.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

207.532.6573 | [email protected] |

MOOERS REALTY 69 North Street Houlton Maine 04730


Andrew Mooers

Welcome to our Maine real estate website. I am the father of four grown children, have listed, marketed, sold properties for over 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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