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How Long Is This Maine Real Estate Property Sale Gonna Take?

How Long Is This Maine Real Estate Property Sale Gonna Take?

The time needed to go from listing to selling a Maine property, how long is this process going to take?

Like lots of things in life, the speed, ease of the sale depends on many factors.

It starts first with do you the Maine real estate seller really want, expect to sell?

I have seen many over priced property owners on their third and fourth agent, broker.

Convinced, label themselves as highly motivated to sell. Just ask them. Saying they will do whatever it takes to move the listing. But with a hopelessly over market price tag hanging off the property, that never moves, changes. Nothing has, nothing will happen to help the property sale.

The price not being routinely studied, adjusted and brought in line to reflect what is occuring in today’s local real estate market. Means it will sit.

Mold, rot, stink. No fire of desire burning. It’s much like stalled or wrecked accident cars on a very busy, multi lane highway wreak havoc with the flow of traffic.

Besides a realistic price for the Maine property listing, getting ready to sell is key. Taking the steps outlined at the listing stage at the kitchen table. That should be put into gear, addressed means quicker turn around time to get to that closing. Paying attention, watching, being in the game.

Staging is the term and applies to more than straightening up the property decor, clutter, hockey blackhawks photocleanliness.

Title issues, boundaries disputes, easements that encroach and scare away buyers.

Tenants that are not moving without tear gas or a swat team in waves of black.

Address them all upfront, before knee deep in the deal and they raise their ugly head one by one.

Needless delays because housekeeping chores were put off, ignored.

Marketing of the property listings in Maine need to be high powered, high frequency. To glow in the dark and be memorable, helpful, easy to digest.

The passion shows in the details, completeness of the facts. Through out the presentation of the property listings. Saving time for the other end of the signal is key. Always a clock ticking cadillac 1955 car photolike any NASCAR pit stop. To do what has to be done efficiently.

But also make sure all the lug nuts are air wrench whirred into place tight and right.

Windshield cleans, a slurp of gas is fuel dumped.

Before the tap tap on the trunk lid and the smoking tires squeal out. The sleek, high powered overly stickered, marketing vehicle fish tails. Picks up speed. Gains much needed traction to stay in the real estate round and round race which split seconds count.

Except this circuit is not just high speed G’s, left handed turns only.

But ups, downs, twists, dips cause rut rho sideways to happen. The deal to go in a whole new direction tail spin of wind shear without notice. Because people and their lives get involved, extra variables introduced to consider beyond the sticks and bricks alone.

The willingness to owner finance, seller carry a mortgage helps the case of land sales in Maine. Banks are not so fired up, gung ho crazy to make land loans in Maine. And you as the seller would just as soon miss the appraiser’s visit, the other hoops the lender wants, expects, demands you sail through. The jump and you ask how high?

How long the Maine property sale is going to take means awareness.

Of the local market shifts up and down value wise. The supply and demand like any market that can not, should not be ignored, missed, considered. The trends and expectations of the buyers and sellers, whether realistic or not. Real estate is emotional. People are involved and working hard to be of service in the real estate sale, like in life is crucial.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, M 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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