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The Maine Real Estate Buyer, Seller. Where’d They Go?

The Maine Real Estate Buyer, Seller. Where’d They Go?

Patience is not the strong suit of many Maine real estate buyers and sellers.

And everyone has action packed, busy lives which does not help. So when a Maine real estate buyer makes an offer, has a series of contingencies to run by the owner, there can be a delay. Because the seller needs to digest, understand and accept, modify or reject altogether the property listing offer.

But often it is beyond the have to sleep on it, think up more real estate related deal questions the offer raises.

It is finding the property seller who is not parked next to the phone waiting. Does not have email or checks it about once a year if they do.

What was my password again? Aw…. Dagnabbit.

Which is foreign to the buyer and Maine real estate agent who live online. Wondering what is taking so long for a call back.

Or email response to the real estate listing offer with lots of questions attached.

We all know today finding a person on their Facebook page can be way way quicker than a call, email.

The connection is strong and response is quick, simple, easy there. Or it can be a take a number, have a seat delayed waiting around that happens. The property listing seller could be in Texas as I found from one owner this morning.

When making an offer on real estate in Maine that was for full price. But involved 30% down payment to talk over. And an owner financed installment sale scenario to consider. We list, market, sell a lot of Maine land with owner financing.

This daughter of the lady who owns the property on a small brook with a simple water front cabin is in charge of helping Mom get the property sold. Mom lives in assisted living. Wants one less thing to worry about, have on her plate.

But the daughter that helps be the go between is in Denton Texas because of her granddaughter. The child had cancer, went blind in one eye because of it at three and a half years of age. The cancer is back at age seven. Wrapped around a heart aorta valve. Sad situation that needs lots of prayers. maine landscape photo

So a Maine real estate property sale is important, but not the most pressing thing in their life.

To take care of like sickness with a loved one. That is nip and tuck.

Day at a time to deal with the awful things that happen every day in people’s life. But those events trump everything else that gets put on hold in priorities.

So we remind Maine real estate listing buyers that the owner is not ignoring you.

Just not local, on vacation, died. Or where the reach out and get a hold of them is not so easy.

To convey, make the offer, discuss the terms and get a reaction to the real estate offer on property in Maine.

The grandmother is helping hold together the household. The father is scratching out a living. There is a household just taking it a day at a time as they try to keep up with the medical procedures with the granddaughter.

My buyer is patient and I told him going in that if I don’t get a quick response it is because the seller has a life. We let them lead it.

But events, situations come up with the out of state owner property listing sellers. Folks with stuff going on in their life. That we don’t automatically know about because they are not local.

We don’t bump into them at Wally World, the local Piggly Wiggly grocery store.

maine ducks on lake photoNot hanging out at local small town events in this Vacationland town in northern Maine. Or traveling round and round in the same circles.

So unlike a drive through, even with the Internet and cell phones, the back and forth to hammer out a Maine real estate deal can take a little time.

More than the parties want but being a detective.To get the ducks in order. To sometimes you did not hear back from me because too low for consideration. I was insulted and not going to waste the time to respond. Okay.

Hunting down the players is helped by getting all the contact information going in, at the time of listing the Maine real estate, property.

I’m Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

[email protected]   |  207.532.6573  |  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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