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Many Facets To A Maine Real Estate Sale, But What Shines Brightest?

Many Facets To A Maine Real Estate Sale, But What Shines Brightest?

The property listing in Maine has been put on the market for sale.

But what happens after the real estate sign goes up, the marketing band wagon starts the razzle dazzle? To attract lots of attention out in the market place. Locally, far away too online. 


Who is out there to buy the property. Is ready, willing and able to step up to the plate today?

Searching the stands in the audience for the right combination of player and place. For right now. 

To take a swing and hopefully connect, run all the bases.

To get to the “home” or whatever type of property listing is being peddled.

The Maine real estate sale has lots of facets to polish and promote. To help sparkle brightly. And way beyond the property itself, the pricing, other elements of the sale kick in on both sides of the real estate teeter totter up and down.

The seller is anxious to unload the dearly departed family member’s empty home. The sale that he is in charge of as the personal representative. To see the sticks and bricks gets sold quickly.

Winter is around the corner and heating oil trucks backing in and out of the driveway beep beep beeping. When the ground is white covered those expensive deliveries are not in his vision plan if he can help it.

Another home seller living in the place is in no hurry whatsoever. Wants to spend the winter in the place because one of the children under the roof is a senior. Finishing high school’s last year here is important. More than the move from this current intown home to another vacation home on houlton maine downtown photoa lake.

That is destined to be made over into a permanent place on the water front.

From the proceeds of the Maine home for sale in town that’s placed on the back burner of the owner who still is using it fully.

This seller is different from the first. That’s not so sure fired in a hurry to see a SOLD rider screwed on the lawn sign working round the clock out front. The place is available, kinda. Just not such a senses of urgency to see that transfer happen is the luke warm temperature of this real estate sale. But stay tuned, things can heat up quickly. Everyone suddenly hot to trot to move it out scout.

Two property owner scenarios with different sets of timetables, expectations, approaches to the Maine home sale.

Many other factors creep into the Maine real estate sale on from both sides of the buy and sell camps.

canoers waiting in river photoOne buyer wants a couple extra acres of the Maine land surrounding the home that it’s owner planned to retain.

Another submits a contract to purchase contginent upon the sale of his present home.

Which has a contract to buy on it from another buyer who has the same domino situation.

Like duck duck goose all in a line. Paddling synchronized in ten hut  single file.

To one by one close and cause another sale to happen like clockwork if wired to detonate on time. In unison.

Another buyer will pay the selling price of the home but has a long list of contingencies in the purchase and sales agreement for the purchase. Tied to getting a job, a certain interest rate not to exceed a magic number, many house inspections and long time frames to get them performed.

The purchase figure he is offering could be the current sale price the listing carries or even bumped up higher. Above and beyond. 

But the complexity of the transaction may be a steep one for the seller to swallow. When more than one buyer is circling the Maine home. Multiples, packs, gangs like sharks moving slowly, but deliberately in a crowded parking lot. Searching for a space.

When it is a seller’s market and the tide has tipped in favor of the owners of Maine homes, or other types of property up for grabs. That are in tight suppy, with low inventory, scarcity  in the current real estate market. snow shoeing woods photo

What is important to the buyer and seller of a property listing varies.

Some common ground is nice to see Where a quick closing works for both the owner, the new purchaser.

But like putting together a multiple stop flight plan, there is lots of behind the scenes plugging in this, removing that.

To trial and error see how a new set of variables, choices can accomplish the expectations of all the passengers onboard for the real estate sale. To land safely, get to a closing on time.

One seller is letting a place go totally furnished with pretty nice stuff. The buyer likes another home in a better area, with bigger lot and an extra garage bay. But swinging the appliances and furnishing the place is going to need. It saps and taps money from the personal budget that just is not there after the sale.

The after the sale list of expenses can sway the buyer to pick the home needing nothing. For all that personal property inside, the set of appliances brand new, stainless and ready to make the place run, hum, purr.

First floor bedroom for a buyer with a elderly loved one that is not so skiled at bounding up stairs anymore.

That floor plan of homes including one get higher marks. More attention. A seller who is coming up on three years behind on property taxes, in danger of losing the place is more aggressive in his pricing. To make sure it is well below fair market value. lake sunset maine photo

Because getting something, instead of losing everything on a Maine home with some equity in it is the goal.

Motivated sellers do what they have to for the property listing to disappear.

Of the multitude of listings of real estate property traveling down, bumping along  the conveyor belt for the what’s for sale today.

What the buyer does for fun, in leisure time is becoming more and more critical in property selection.

And the real estate under consideration for a purchase this close to golf courses, horse riding indoor rings, ice hockey arenas, lakes, hospital, connected to snow sled or ATV four wheeler trails.

All those hobbies, interests, concerns of the individual buyer of a Maine home or property listing like just land. All make the property with those features stand out big time.

One property needs little for repairs, the colors are neutral and not high voltage or blinding. Another has lots more land but needing tons of landscaping, cutting down this, planting that and catch up in the yard work department.

One buyer is handy with a hammer.

andy mooers photoAnother asks what does one look like?

Not so skilled, well suited for the DIY with the handyman special property listing. That is cheap, but needing the renovations time table kicked into high gear.

Before serious beyond the point of no return more expensive damage happens due to so much that needed to be done years ago just was not accomplished.

Due to lack of interest, funds, or both.

Not all buyers or sellers share the same goals, expectations because all have a different set of what is important to each and everyone.

And the list is subject to change as life events happen causing reordering of the list.

Or adding new line items that are all prioritized, graded from A to Z as all important to consider in the buying, selling of a Maine real estate property listing.

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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