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What's Missing In The Real Estate Information On A Property Listing?

What's missing when you are searching for property listing information?

What was left out of the write up, the brochure in the marketing of the real estate? Plenty in most cases unfortunately.

There are still many working in the real estate trenches that believe only take a buyer houlton maine sports photoserious if.

Only when they darken the door of the agency office.

Or are physically nearby by for the take a peek.

To go see, hear all about it during the walk through.

Or with Maine land, the tramp  and hike around the perimiter, criss crossing the interior acreage.

For the walkie talkie, how does it fit. Study the plat maps, soil tests, forestry reports. The what do we have here process flushed out to learn more. One by one scoping out the real estate listings for sale in the market today.

Part of the problem is the limited statewide MLS yes, no, maybe.

The fields of numbers and one word explanations. To quickly mass introduce the properties for sale to the audience on the hunt. But every property like describing people is not something you can do in a few words or numbers.

Many real estate portal information platforms are limited in property, rich local detail fields.

You don't get answers for questions you don't ask in life right? The fields they do have are often CA  or WA geared for the west side of the country. Big city not small town country living which shake and bakes not quite the same one size fits all.

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Farm Land, Wood Lots In Maine For Sale.

Farm land in Maine, woodlots, property with some size and heft to the acreage.

Many real estate markets revolved around only one major flavor of homes and houses for sale. Maine is rural, wide open, under populated. The land in Maine for sale is undervalued. Bigger supply makes the prices tags lower to the ground. The property acreage of Maine land easier to buy.farming living of the maine land photo  Are definitely low hanging fruit for sure.

Especially due to owner financing of Maine land.

Easy installments monthly to eventually get to the free and clear feeling.

The mortgage burning party when the last payment on land in Maine is sent in.

And the discharge of the mortage on the real estate acreage is recorded in the local land registry of deeds.

Land for farming, wooded acreages for timber value.

Harvesting the resources on either kind of land in Maine done with thought and patience makes the investment sweeter. Maine land is fertile, whether using it for livestock or planting a ground crop.

Or working with a forestry plan to manage the Maine land to the maximum return. And to be a good steward of the natural resources around the land in Maine.

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Changing Real Estate Gears, Replacing Your Home.

Where I live and list, market, sell (repeat) the real estate property listings are so under valued.

Solid deals in the what's for sale happen around the clock. Are no fluke or blue light special. So when the time in a person's life calls for changing the real estate gears, it is often way way cheaper to replace the sticks and bricks. maine home christmas photo

Especially when the house is just too big and rambling now that the family is gone.

Instead of overhauling and modifying the home in Maine.

To make it fit the loss of mobility or bump it up to five star handicap friendly. If the property has been let go too far. So the cost to fix is beyond the end result value, it is like the old car with just too many miles reading on the dashboard.

Yes, it pains you to make the decision. You are attached to what's riding or sagging, listing sideways on the four tires.

Sitting and waiting out in the driveway or parked in the cold dark garage. Because the old girl has been through thick and thin with you. You feel an obligation to keep her alive and in service.

But back to the low low priced homes in Maine.

Cheaper to switch it up. Not because we are in a throw away society. Because Mainers are extremely skilled at being thrifty, frugal.

But the fact remains lots of other housing stock for little money is out there to change it up. Try something new and an entirely different experience. For what you put on, slide into for real estate property to call your new home base. 

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Mobile Friendly Maine Real Estate Sites, Visit MOOERS REALTY !

Getting information for real estate listings in Maine, our MOOERS REALTY website is mobile friendly.

Just what you need on a hand held device. Smart phone, tablet, whatever works best. When not sitting up straight in front of the eerie glow of a desktop computer. Or feet up in the air, the body pretty much reclined horizontally with a unfolded working laptop. mobile friendly real estate websiteAccessing real estate properties for sale in Maine means the site better be Google approved, mobile friendly.

Not just for the property buyer on the hunt for a listing that meets their check off of requirements. But because search engines want optimized web sites that are use responsive layouts, that are mobile friendly.

Streamlined, wind tunnel sculptured. Quick and easy and missing the sharp edges, any obstacles to getting real estate property listing information.

Any media stream that is mobile friendly, that does that stop and go quick like a bunny is going to get fantastic results.

Avoid loss of frustrated customers. Who's time is more important than my own. If you take the "can I help you and how today" seriously. Which for over 35 years of real estate in Maine service, we sure do.

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Shooting Real Estate Images, Video To Use In Property Listing Marketing.

When you work in Maine real estate listing, sales, cameras to do the job are very important.

I own a slew of them. Some because new technology opens up better shooting ware to slide into the marketing holster. Of both types. The still kind, the video variety to shoot to edit and upload the full moton and audio loops.

So sometimes using one camera over another can change the final presentation of the property listing in Maine for sale.

Because like any tool, like people, the cameras for real estate listing, selling all have their own special set of features and benefits. mt katahdin maine mountain photo

The post editing can be greater impacted with some cameras used in real estate presentations too.

The windows can bleach or bleed hotly and require more time in photo stop to correct and balance the still captures as well.

With real estate video shooting, the tweaking after the fact means more time and thought put into the up front raw capture of the scenes works best. Lighting, angle, weather affect how all the pieces go together.

For a tailor made fit that is so important. For how easy the show and tell is or is not on the other end of the signal. 

The Maine weather impacts the final product. Creates those situations of if you could just wait one more day to shoot. Or when you should have shot and collected with the cameras at an earlier time.

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Easy Does It On Your Real Estate Agent, Broker, REALTOR.

The listings for a piece of Maine real estate come in fast and furious in the spring.

We get properties on the market year round and real estate listings sell all four seasons. Because life works that way, round the clock, the calendar. dairy bar ice cream maine photo

But spring is the flood gate of here we go.

Because some still hold on to the myth that properties in Maine don't sell in winter.

Sometimes a property owner does not use email, the phone call, a letter to make the connection to get the property on the market.

But a personal visit to the office beehive happens.

And the dialogue in the original meeting starts with how poorly my last real estate agent, broker, REALTOR performed.

Not just disappointment salt and peppers the conversation as you the real estate professional ask the twenty questions about the property, owners situation.

The seller is way way more than a little ticked. But upset royally with brand X that he had listed with before darkening your lobby agency door. Expects you will pick up a stone to lob into the fray. Assumes you enjoy it.

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Financing, Your Maine Home Mortgage Loan | Where To Start.

A Maine home loan mortgage, you are starting to think you better be looking into getting one.

To get a roof over your head. To climb out of the rental rut and stop feeling like a gypsy. A vagbond is a lonely life. Leasing not ever owning a place is not how your story is suppose to read. For the happily ever after the way you want it written, to end. george washington market square photo

To leave mornings for work, return at night to the home sweet home in Maine.

Is that the mission being planned?

On the front burner but where to turn, what to do about it. Where to start? Welcome, we're glad you dropped in. Are here to help with financing your Maine home, getting a mortgage for a house loan. Finding the right fit property listing in Maine that works.

In Maine the real estate prices are always low to the ground.

Especially the further north you head into Vacationland. Low hanging fruit is the norm so the cost of money, getting an affordable deal is easily too.

Unlike areas of the country with six and seven zero places to be filled on the property listing price tags, Maine is a place where debt is viewed as unattractive. High price living goes against the grain of simple, easy does it. Less is more than enough.

Head over heels, drunken sailor like loose as a goose spending. Not like that in Maine where impulse spending control happens.

Debt is not handled casually and folks want to have a Maine home mortgage for the shortest time possible. Or not at all. So they can live free and clear. Be debt free. It is the corner stone of being Maine frugal. Getting more surviving on less. Mainers are all over that with a keep it simple life approach.

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Real Estate That Is A Bargain, But The Property Does Not "Fit".

You know the feeling when you see a deal on the clearance rack, online under the sale section and the low price excites?

Until you explore the sizing and realize "not available" or "out of stock" shows up in the size you need. And for a moment you wonder if the plus size, petite or whatever that are available could work. maine photos

The most common sizes are gone and often the misfit island less popular ones that are on sale are for a reason.

Less of the Maine property listing buying audience can make them work.

In real estate eenie meenie miney moe the same thing happens.

The low cost property Maine real estate listings that seem like a steal.

But then realizing the cost of a new furnace, fixing the damage from the leaking roof that should have been replaced three years ago. All that enters the gray matter considerations. Makes you say "pass" or "next". Not even "maybe".

Liked the property listing price, but the what is missing hard to swallow. Can you live with the good, bad, the ugley that is a consideration in all of life. Real estate that does not fit. The property listing that does not work for your current life season.

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Getting Ready For Spring Real Estate Listing Your Property.

Real estate in Maine, anywhere sells year round.

Because people's lives work that way. All calendar long without black out dates. All four seasons but spring seems to be the time many home owners believe is the houlton maine photosstarting line.

To lace up the running shoes, dig in, wait for the whistle, the gun shot.

To put on the push to get the property listing for sale in motion.

The important things to do when selling your property.

Remember it is about focus. To keep your eye on the moving ball.

Before the declutter, clean up and replace the dead light bulbs. Lots more besides spring cleaning to make it smell fresh, sparkle brightly.

Buyers for real estate make mistakes too. Often tied to timing., They want to buy, but after finding the house of their dreams learn they are not in a position to because of loose ends. Lots that they did not know about.

Because buying a home, selling a house too is not something that is done on a regular basis.

Lots can go wrong in the sale of real estate. Just the process that like many industries is more techincal and complex. Way beyond the skill sets of even a Jack of all trades.

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Properties In Maine With Wow Factor, But Harder To Sell Listings.

The properties in Maine for sale that have lots of oohs and ahhs.

But the real estate listings that are harder to sell because reality sets in. We list all kinds, prices, locations of real estate but every once in awhile, the ones that make the phone ring off the hook can be tougher sales.farming living in maine photo

The listings in Maine that pour in like a swanky, stylish victorian are evidence the marketing is working.

But the conversion to a real estate sale from the initial property listing blurp is the quirky part.

Always wanting to own a property in Maine like this warm and fuzzy honey moon period can turn to "no thanks".

Not in love with the place anymore happens.

"Next" shouted.

The cost to heat all the space, the work needed to bring the property up to snuff with a local Maine bank lender. Those practical concerns when the real estate that makes the heart throb stronger. They one by one weigh in and can put the brakes on the Maine real estate sale.

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When Is The Best Time To List, Sell Your Property In Maine?

The best time to list, sell your property in Maine is when?

All year long, anytime you are needing to sell or no longer use. Get it on the market. But what about a seller thinking that he would not want to buy in the winter? Or a hair dresser, barber who argues no one purchases a property when there is snow on the ground? maine yatch home photo

Ask the property seller when they have to move, the buyer too the same question.

You will get all the months covered in the answers.

No one wants to have to wait as a buyer.

As a seller paying to heat an empty property listings or keep it plowed out, insurance, the taxes current. You want to if the tenant is making a good income trail and you as the owner is fence straddling pon selling anyway.

The opposite time watching happens when the property listing owner find another listing that catches his or her fancy online. And is ready to pounce on it but nailed to the floor. With having to sell his property listing first and foremost.

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Home Layout, Floor Plan For Better Living Design | Maine Home Building.

When spring is in the air, thoughts turn to real estate vacand land, house building on  lots in Maine.

The changing where Mickey's little hand is at always leads to dreams of building homes on Maine land. The pick up in calls, emails, office visits of Maine building lot buyers that  come in. sun rise in maine photo

Building to get what you want in a house floor plan, the maximum for your square footage in the new Maine home.

It is usually from experience.

When you roll to the side, secure with something heavy the house blueprints or home grown house design floor plan. What's inside and out of the design. Of what you liked where you have lived and all that you did not.

Poured into the scouring over the detailed floor plan sets for the contractors.

That are assembled, invited to the house building party exercise on your Maine land.To get a home, what is needed at this stage or season of your life. Doing lots, some or nothing on your own. It's your wallet or purse right?

The right floor plan for your new home in Maine changes because your life does.

The number of people under that roof, how you use what is inside and outside those four walls comes into serious consideration.

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Life Goes On When The Power Doesn't | Living Off Grid.

Property without power, living off grid in Maine.

And not worried about whether utility lines cause an interruption in electrical service. To some, living without power seems so hard to get the mind wrapped around.

What no juice, no plug in and turn it on? But living off grid does not mean you don't have power. maine farm winter photo

Creature comforts still happen whether there are utility poles dotting the driveway or not.

Or buried along it to serve the residence with an electrical power connection.

For unlimited juice that makes the service meter whirl faster.

The more you tap into and use monthly.

From relocating, moving real estate buyers we get asked alot about the local electrical power providers in Northern Maine.

Along with other FAQ garden variety queries that come over the wire, through thin air or in the mail, office visits.

But for folks that don't want power they purchase, many figure it will limit the number of neighbors too.

Because if no power is along a road or will be in the forseeable future, they are assured of peace, quiet, no having anything spoil the seclusion. One of the main reasons the real estate buyer from a crowded urban area bails out.

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Maine, Full Of What You Love, Free Of What You Don't.

We list, market and sell all types, prices and locations for Maine real estate property listings.

But more important than that, we are pretty excited to do the show and tell about the local communities, small towns in Maine. Share what we love about living, working, raising a family and involved in local community events.

And to help you meat some of the neat people who live here in Maine. Oh sure you will love Mt Katahdin, quaint coastal towns, lighthouse and clean water, deep woods.

But bigger than that is Maine is free of what you don't want.

With the 4th lowest crime, without the gangs, living in fear or jammed in living with just no space. That is not Maine. It is left in your rearview mirror when you cross the big green bridge that connects New Hampshire with the southern most tip of Maine.

Here are one recent videos of a community event, small town home made fun no matter what the season. This one for locally sourced food at the County Co Op and Farm Store's "Taste Of Winter".

Watch others local community videos of Maine to one by one see lots of reasons beside just low priced real estate to attract your move, relocation to Maine.

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Land List In Maine, What's For Sale For Acreage?

Land for sale in Maine.

We list and peddle lots of just property acreage, no buildings. The price ranges cover the full A-Z like the sizes, locations,features of Maine land for sale. Every piece of Maine land is unique, a special piece of the puzzle of others around it. maine sunset tree photo

Just ordered four thousand new Maine land brochures that we can email, ship by snail mail.

Printed brochures have not gone the way of the dinosaur, drive in and hoola hoop.

Folks passing through on hunting trips, snow sledding or whether business or on vacation trips.

Pick up these Maine land brochures for themselves.

Or others, friends and neighbors or relatives back home say make sure you grab me a hand full to study.

Lots of people have the same idea, strong desire to own Maine land.

What is the motivation to buy Maine land? One of the biggest kick in the pants to make the dream into a reality is sheer lack of space where folks live now. Eight out of ten people live in a city with just no space. Or very expensive sold by the inch, not the acre for additional breathing room.

Plus Maine land is way way under valued. Have always thought of Nothern Maine land like a sleeping giant. Especially when you study the national land value charts. See way bigger numbers for less land for sale in the many markets we have peeked at. Or watched the steady upward climb in price tags, sale prices for land acreages.

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Maine Town Spotlight | Mt Chase Maine | Penobscot County

Mt Chase a small community, town near Patten Maine in Northern Penobscot County.

Not many people, more wildlife really. And plenty of wide open woods, crystal clean mt chase maine town sign waterfront recreational options.

Last organized census head count, hands went up from 201 residents in the town of Mt Chase Maine.

Four seasons vacations happen in Mt Chase Maine. Whether snow sledding, climbing the trails of nearby Baxter State Park, fishing Upper and Lower Shin Ponds.

The peace and quiet of Mt Chase offers unspoiled space. Privacy without isolation if off the beaten path is the desire of your heart. If you can stand the sound of quiet only found in rural Maine, not a city.

Wood harvest, lumbering related work, sporting camps for organized hunts of all kinds. That is what puts Mt Chase Maine on the map.

Groomed snow sled, twitched ATV trails to access the areas you can not get to by car or truck. Bring your camera, charcoal and paint easel to capture your experience in Mt Chase Maine in Penobscot County.

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First Time Home Buyer For Maine Programs, They Helped Me!

My first house in Maine, the home buying experience I remember well.

No one forgets the jingle in the pocket sound of the first set of keys to anything right? But this cute corner lot cape home in Maine with the fireplace. Was purchased during prevailing bank interest rates hovering around 16.5% adjustable for a Maine home mortgage. houlton maine home photo

I was lucky to score a 12.25% fixed bank rate Maine State Housing home loan rubber stamp of approval.

Which seemed pretty attractive at the time kicking the property listing tires on homes for sale. Those kind of high cost money interest rates for Maine home  bank mortgages may seem eye brow raising to some in the blogging audience today.

Real estate always sells if realistically priced, promoted with full throttle marketing. There is always a market even though tilted toward buyers, sellers or times of being teeter totter in balance. So when the cost of money is high, the price tags flittering in the wind show lower numbers.

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A Cyber Food Hub For Maine.

You are a grower of produce, organic or otherwise and need a market for your Maine food.

Or you are in the market for wholesale or retail Maine grown food. Wanting a portal to tap into, a Maine food hub for quick and easy for what is raised in Vacationland. maine farm boy photo

A food hub for access to fresh Maine grown vegetable produce, fruits, dairy, poultry or fish products.

Realizing everything operates "just in time" for inventory control. To run a tight ship in business. Which farming is of any size.

Or you provide associated services for the Maine agriculture micro farm industry.

The little farmer who is not set up for distrubution beyond the local community. But could expand his markets with help from an easy to log on, use Maine food hub.

A truck broker who needs loads. Has drivers ready, willing and able to get the Maine food from "A" to "B".He can hang out his shingle on the Maine food hub.

And provide help to this market segmentin his capacity of transportation provider. Even if not a full load that can be with a little coordination.

Or that wants to just have their link. All the essential contact information parked around the edges of the Maine food hub portal web page. To send the signal "we're ready when you are". That we support good Maine raised food businesses of all types, sizes and locations.

Like a ride board, when someone is hitch hiking. A Maine food hub with its thumb out.

And looking for someone else needing, that is going that way too. But just requiring a clearing house one shot stop. Something to bring the two togetherefficinently is needed. So easy with technology now a days.

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When It Is Low Cost Property, Maine Real Estate We List, Sell.

The market for real estate listings is never the same.

Like the weather, it does not stand still. Keeps moving, changing. In the local area, when comparing ours to other markets outside the small Maine communities, there is a big difference. maine rafting photo

Spikes up and down are common on property listings elsewhere.

On what is written on the price tags hanging off the real estate. 

But here, in Maine, our marketing time extends. But the listing prices do not roller coaster way high or down low low. 

In Maine we promote the low cost properties. All the time.

The simple way of life in Maine keeps the audience coming forward. With buyers for rural listings that we put on display for the show and tell. For the sale of all types, locations, ranges of prices to select from for the best fit. 

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Your Average On Hold Time For Real Estate Information Should Be Zero.

Let's face it, no one likes to wait for real estate property information or anything today.

The on the go, overbooked, strapped for time makes late night a common down time for snacking. On cheesos, chips and surfing for information. Answers to questions.  At the end of the day when before The Sandman visits. There is a short window of opportunity to access online what the real estate buyer needs at the moment. maine white water rafting photo

To make the most important, largest investment decision most of us ever make in a lifetime that involves  real estate property listings.

The Internet means faster, complete, sweetly delivered is what works best.

On whatever device the real estate property buyer is wearing for an extension to tap into the signal. Has access to at the moment within his or her reach. Mobile, tablet, lap or desk top, the stream for the media needs to be hot, fresh. Ready to tap into on the buyer's time. Not the real estate professional's 9 to 5 schedule.

So stocking the shelves with helpful blog posts on a variety of real estate subjects are critical for the property listing buyer to be able to help themselves.

On their unique time frame fits and starts, spaces for pause in life. So if a wide array of property listing inventory is hot and ready  to meet the needs of a wide range of real estate buyers. Everyone wins in the connection to cause listings to become closed transactions stamped with a big four letter word. SOLD.

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