Two Boxes Of Cigars, A T-Shirt And Many Miles, Several ME Properties.
The real estate listings we put out there to hang out online. To promote the properties in Maine for sale.
The reach is pretty incredible. Not just fishing locally for small fry, minnows or sun fish. Instead of a small local circle of exposure, the Internet changed all that. Blew wide open the limiting fences, barriers, boundaries.
That used to contain the exposure of a small local Maine real estate office.
We blog daily, on several platforms.
Because just like you stumbled onto this blog post on real estate information for Maine, others do too.
A lot according to the back end logs of the post files.
It is not longer one buyer at a time. Keep in line, single file please. No pushing. No no, hundreds and thousands at a time get “fed”.
Plugging in through thin air, over the wire to watch, listen and learn about Maine real estate listings.
With no waiting in line. Tapping in like KC 135 sky refuelers for the hit and run. Touch, go, disconnect.
To connect when the need is to buy, sell, trade some real estate in Maine.
But because we have a statewide portal of property listings in Maine that every member of the REALTOR’s association can tap into, we get lots of agents making the long haul. From Southern Maine to the Northern district. The place called Aroostook County.
Like those gold diggers, the promise of cheap or free land out west in history, the attraction of low cost Northern Maine properties is a strong one.
When an agent in Kittery, Lewiston, Bangor “frames” our newest listing on their real estate site listings, their phone rings. Email servers heat up, glow red. Are some kind of busy Mister Man.
Low prices, on Maine real estate, any kind like anything never get neglected.
Lack of attention when you expose properties with lots of imagery, video, maps and all the detailed information never spend Friday night home alone. They are popular. With buyers of properties. With other agents, real estate brokers around Maine, other states too.
We work together to co broke and do referrals on our Maine listings.
Because sell is the name of the game.
Your seller needs to and your buyer wants to make a purchase.
We are the matchmakers and involve as many others to make the real estate closing clear to close happen.
But I always feel a little bad. When a new agent usually, calls or emails and here it comes. They have fifteen or more properties they want to see on Sunday. Big day and traveling from far away with a customer. Low cost properties, they all are in Northern Maine. But we’re talking the lowest run on the offerings.
Smaller of the real estate price tag group of what is currently on the market in our inventory.
I wonder is the slice of the pie, of the commission they get compensated worth the time, gas, wear and tear to travel 300 miles, another couple hundred to get from A to B to C and so on? Off all those properties the buyer they let ride shot gun wants, has to see? In one big dose, listing table serving.
Two agents this week, this past Sunday were nose to the grindstone in my area of Vacationland.
Showing Maine properties we have listed, lots of them.
And taking the agents far away from their primary work area.
Kinda neglecting their local area to promote, market, sell listings in a whole new set of Maine zip codes.
Was it worth it?
Both say no but did it anyway. Asking themselves why they do it as if they have no say. Are handcuffed in the process. One agent looking for $30,000 woods camps on water confided not really. Was not his brother for a customer or an old time buyer of many properties over the year.
But he did get two boxes of cigars, a t-shirt as parting gifts.
No Maine real estate sale. I asked were they at least Cubans. No, Hondurans. Next best if you enjoy a stogie I suppose. Not a smoke ’em if you got ’em kinda guy. Other vices. The addiction of real estate list, twist, sell one of them.
The other Maine real estate agent from even further away had a tightly scripted play book.
GPS coordinated, mileage times from each carefully plotte out. But all bunged up when put into action. Because Northern Maine is sprawling, sparsely populated, lots of cow path roads to some of these properties.
That the access is not designed for a Lexus or low to the ground sporty European ride. Something with a smiling grill, LED marker lights, high school skinny low profile tires.
It’s why I drive a Jeep, on my sixteenth because of four wheel drive, high ground clearance.
Driven like I am in a commercial on the legendary vehicle that wrote the book on 4WD.
Often the Maine real estate agent complains on deaf ears that look at all the gas, time, meals on the road I am spending.
I remind why do you do it? You can say can’t do it and concentrate on close to home where you know that particular real estate market. Had one Lewiston Auburn Maine broker at least get to drive the car of an elderly buyer.
So the racked up miles, bottoming out on some roads with another person’s vehicle. That looses a muffler, dents a wheel rim. Has a flat on stony dirt roads. But this car broke down with a broken radiator coolant line rupture.
Delays at the garage, neglect of his local Maine real estate market happening.
And frustration strain building to eruption written all over his face. He just wants to click his heels for his own home sweet home elsewhere in Maine. What is he doing so far from home thought like a General Patton Or Rommel The Desert Fox, etc. Some war hero.
We can sell you a property listing in Maine, anywhere in Vacationland. But our local area is the surf and turf we know best.
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