Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Real estate is somehow always a big part in the events of a person's life. The family traditions for the stuffed turkey and decorated tree. The backyard where the kids play ball. Farm spread acreage where they ride a pony. But the gotta have this new place in their head. The one in their dreams. That is a classic case of not just like it, or a simple love for a property listing. But above all the rest, roger Houston. We have no problem. The "in love" last stage of the housing mission is underway. Thrusting fully, rockets hot. We have sharp focus, total concentration on the only thing that matters, concerns the real estate buyer right now. Don't let her get away. This is the one. There is not going to be another one come along on the foreseeable MLS conveyor belt future. She is in my hea...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The lowest, cheapest price for the best deal on anything makes it all about the cost. Funneling down to the bottom of the filter that sorts all the marbles out. Whether the calendar announces Black Friday, Cyber Monday, whatever marketing sales hype date. The consumer wants, will get, has their wily ways to find the smallest price for the biggest value. On goods, services, anything. And one more thing. If you are peddling a product or service, want to keep your doors open. Make it consistently high end quality. Always cutting edge,  newest, biggest, baddest. Time and  money saving. A loaded with comfort first and last model. Or one of a kind home made tasty, fresh, over sized to never run out. Better be surrounded shoulder to shoulder packed like Maine sardines canned, vacuum sealed, br...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
All pumped up and ready to roll is how it all starts out in the real estate dog and pony. But what happens along the way is like lots of individual players go to their knees. Not to pray. Meaning to be well intentioned. But helping a slow leak of information in the transfer to happen. Hear it? Each took a turn. Letting air out of all four of the steel belted, raised letter marketing tires. Needed to swerve, maneuver, shimmy and shake. Rock and roll on the twisting, up and down, side to side ride to the real estate closing trip. You the agent, broker just sat with the owner of the home or whatever property listing taken. Took the tour, created the paper work for several hours too. We need to talk about it away from the home. Out in the streets like Paul Revere on a mission.  What we have...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
(Looking, glancing at watch) Every year, right about... now, here it comes. Part of it is News Years and what are your plans that eve? The end of the year in whatever career. The sense of the approaching, next calendar set of a dozen months. You are going to try this, this and a dash of that. Adjusting, moving the dials just a smidgen, a whisker hair change. Or with frustration and bull in the china closet. Oh would you just give me that thing already? A heck of a yank force applied. To change where it is needed in your real estate, mortgage lending, staging, home inspection, insurance or whatever the field you call your career. The spot in the surroundings, under the sun during the day, the moon at night that you are suppose to be. Not just find yourself while waiting for the next one ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The logs on the websites, video channels can help you pinpoint where the effort pays off in marketing real estate property listings in Maine. Anywhere on the planet an agent, broker, REALTOR can study the numbers, connect the dots. And see plainly where the traffic comes in, soars, backs off. Information is powerful. Easy to pick, collect details on what's for sale, the area surrounding it is what buyers want. And our experience shows that 10:30PM, at night is the busiest part of the real estate marketing day. The Zenith to pin point the peak flow of traffic. The visits in and out of the listings we peddle for properties on the market in Maine. For the red carpet rolled out, the VIP treatment extended. To invite one and all to the local area community events too. Why is this? Should not...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The property listing in Maine gets a visit from the real estate agent, broker. For the what do you think of the place, how about suggesting a price to pin on the property. But as the tour through the home for sale in Maine progresses, it is easy to see one job is not done before the next is started. To the point the real estate professional has to say "whoa". And wonder how is this house for sale in Maine ever going to get the ducks in a row. To clear all the hurdles for a secondary mortgage market home loan? Even though we hear buyers all the time ask for something that needs tinkering, that is lower  priced but needing TLC. The demand for handyman special homes for the Mister Fix it in the audience is a strong one. Lots swimming in that property buyer sales pool. Give me, serve me up ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The on stage participants crank their head to the side and upward to see, hear the "survey says......" and the wait for it, wait for it answer to the real estate question. The one where the crowded in, sardine like audience wonders too. What scores high or at all on the  overhead powerpoint poll.  For the most common real estate seller asked question results survey list. That gets followed with a loud bell or a buzzer. But it is not a game. Until you are a seller of real estate, own a property that is lingering, loitering on the market. Holding up your next step in life. Some of the real estate seller mistakes  list item answers can come as a big surprise. But "been there, done that" applies like in most experiences in life. And you the owner of a property for sale gets to realize how t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Like most industries, the process to show and tell  products, to provide services has changed to hurry it up will you? Chop chop. Make it short and sweet, but complete. Don't tease, dangle, delay. And remember everything in real estate does not happen between 9-5 Monday through Friday. Real estate agents, brokers, REALTORs - We work when other people don't. When the buyers, sellers are available. And today with technology, by far the easiest, neatest way to deliver the message is using video, blogging about it. Doing the FAQ, FYI articles that can fully explain if the buyer or seller wants to go deeper. Just toggle the link, tap tap and that's that. They have the fully loaded with link explanations. Because we all know education, setting expectations in real estate is the number one bes...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
If you had a lakefront vacation 2nd home in Maine, how would holidays be different? Family's gather, have yearly traditions, memories are collected. Made when you would be sadly missed. If not at Uncle Bob's for Thanksgiving's pass the turkey, home made stuffing. The just one more piece of Maine blueberry pie please. The important life session to count your family blessings one by one. Or hanging out at your sister Sue's for New Years, at her waterfront property in Maine. To sweep away the old, ring in the new and share a little bubbly. Make some resolutions when both of Mickey's hands are straight up. Investment, Maine waterfront property listings sure are one sweet one. The best ones you You enjoy the place but rent it out for profit and the tax benefits. So others take the same week ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The buzz around the holidays, the Maine real estate office water cooler as the slurp, grapevine news gets spread around. Always there is a thread online with blog posts about holiday real estate marketing should screech to a stop. Don't even bother lifting a finger to even think about selling real estate when snow is on the ground around the property listing. The notion that nothing moves around the tinsel time, foil wrapping paper rustling and pretty bows showing up under the well decorated tree. That conversations around the Thanksgiving table never ever goes near the subject of real estate listing, selling. As if it was hush hush, taboo to you to even broach the subject of buying, selling real estate. The wonder what's  cooking, for sale in the property listing inventory. On the MLS ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Happy where you live is a feeling that spills into every other nook and cranny of your life. I am lucky to live in Houlton Maine. It is a busy place with lots of activities, a full calendar of events. And to help find your way around what the locals in Houlton Maine already know, it is handy to post blog articles on Houlton Maine. That explain more fully. To give an idea of what is this place called Houlton Maine all about and what is currently going on there. If you were here on the border with New Brunswick Canada right now. Lucky enough to be in Houlton Maine what could you do for fun? If you've never been in person, we strive to make this the next best thing. Online trips, sampling of Houlton Maine, the county seat of Aroostook County. The Crown of Maine, the largest county of Maine...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Everyday real estate agents, brokers get asked the big question, "tell me about the real estate listing". And hitting the highlights to paint a picture of a property is part of the job in shooting the breeze. Striking up a conversation that revolves about real estate listings. But beyond the sentence or two of what a property is all about. The shift, escorting the buyer to lots of rich imagery, full motion video and plats, floor plans, information details is essential. Let me take you to the property with full throttle, wide open show and tell. Because on the other end of the real estate signal connection is a person with a blank white canvas. An empty Etch A Sketch. And it is the real estate professional's job to paint the picture, provide the missing property puzzle pieces. On a varie...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Every area, the many small towns or handful of cities in Maine is the facet of the jewel called Vacationland. But each particular area, region whether organized or not always includes the crystal clean lakes, plenty of fresh air, rolling farm fields and pasture settings. Deep woods with trails to explore and discover new favor haunts to add to the list as you tramp Aroostook County, The Crown Of Maine. And around a camp fire at night all under a velvet backdrop of diamond studded sky overhead.  So whatever you end up doing, in Aroostook County most of the time spent in the rest and relaxation involves being outdoors. But beyond hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, skiing, kayaking or boating, swimming is on the list to consider? What else is there to do for fun, activities in Houlton Maine...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
If you lived in a country where armed men, in battle fatigues roamed the streets and it was hush hush. Living in fear and staying in the shadows as you scurry. Protect and try to raise a family, hang onto what you have worked hard for them to someday inherit. Then freedom is a feeling that goes beyond being on house arrest. Or mum's the word, being very careful who you talk to, trust. In your day to day when occupied by a country with a different tongue, custom, traditions. America is free. Veterans are the reason why. Hug, thank a Veteran and think about the child who grew up not knowing about their Dad or Mom who was killed before they were born. Or old enough to have known them, be held and raised by their real mom and dad. Wonder what it would be like to be in a VA hospital missing ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The most bang for the buck is the Latin term meaning "buying a ME Victorian home for a little price" right? The affordable prices of Maine houses for sale just adds to the take away. The inner feeling of I got a whale of deal on top of being the new owner of a finely crafted Maine Victorian home. Win win plus one more plus. You are in Maine, simple living is the rule. People wave, smile, are friendly. No traffic, 4th lowest crime state, no drive by shootings. No gang violence or living in fear. Staying inside at night. Away from certain neighborhoods. That's not Maine. Just friendly people and small town atmosphere and space. Wide open space. So you want a couple suggestions on what is good here in small town Northern Maine? Like at the restaurant when handed a menu but smiling. Closing...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The attraction of all this space, the low cost Maine real estate property prices. The lower small town population but with so many friendly people makes Maine one popular destination. But what to do for work, to pay the bills? To keep the wolf off your doorstep. When you move to Maine, bring a little nest egg of savings works best. But also consider bring your present job with you to Maine. Because you are good, all trained at what you do and could be telecommuting. Don't have to physically be in any special location if you work online from Maine anyway right? We have the high speed connectivity you need. You just need the discipline to wander down the hall with your hot coffee. Down stairs into your home office. Putting the modem, fax machine and phones to work to provide the service t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
How long is the property for sale, the home going to linger on the market? And does the outside house color have a bearing on the real estate closing happening? And when, or at all if it is a distinctive mopar color playful? Here are some free house color tools to see what if the four walls outside, inside were something different. Like cars colored plum crazy, homes with beyond the norm tints can be problem-some. Or if all around it on a Caribbean Island like St Maarten that has anything but identical twin French and Dutch persuasion sides to it. Very distinctive as if someone turned off a switch when on vacation. Crossing the street where cars drive way way too fast. Where an island cultural division instantly felt, is clearly drawn in a line in the sand. How does the color of the sub...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The best days in real estate are simple ones where the seller and buyer tap into our knowledge, expertise to set expectations. Time line the steps along the way. To educate and help pick the best pathway from listing to property listing closing portals. Being the real estate navigator depended on to help avoid the quick sand.   The unnecessary set backs in time, expenses, emotions is part of the joy of match making buyers, sellers of real estate. To get them to sit down at the same long conference room table to pass the keys please. To close one chapter on one person, couple or family's life. Open up a bright new one for another. In the time passages everyone's life enters, leaves, crosses at some point when somehow real estate is involved. But. Sometimes big, bright red flags get waved...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The buyer for the real estate you list, market is not always a few blocks away. Not just around the corner so part of the trail of bread crumbs online is give me directions please. Good directions on where are you on the planet anyway? Think outside buyer for your real estate listings. Knows where he is now, wants to be brought up to speed on where you hang your hat, list the properties. Attend all those closings. Do real estate blog posts on Interstate exit numbers, especially when they revamp and change them over. And the GPS goes haywire with old software. Give the outside real estate buyer easy peasy ways to plug in where they are parked now. Where you are located and to quickly spit out the driving distances to the Maine real estate office. To get them from point A to B. So the guy...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Up, down, sideways... the effect of a following the bouncing property price MLS dot on a real estate listing. Maybe your cat likes to get mesmerized. You can keep his or her attention in chasing things. Following something towed, twirled on a string. Or moved back and forth with a flashlight beam, powerpoint red lazer along the floor. Up some furniture while they are on the hunt, ready to pounce over and over. Real estate in Maine buyers are not as easily amused and flit. Don't have time on the biggest purchase and sale most ever make in a lifetime. End up wondering what happened to the property for sale in my price range. That got my attention in the slice and dice filtering price wise. Stuck in the gray matter behind the eyeballs. The place in the space between the buyer's ears. Thegl...
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