Houlton, ME Real Estate News

By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
When you vacation into a new area, you ask for directions, you look for help in figuring out how not to waste money or time. You want the most efficient, richest experience possible. Your local real estate agent, broker is the same kind of service provider. Efficient, helpful, knowledgeable because of experience.Because he or she lives where the property listings come on the market and head to a real estate closing. If handled right the conversations are had to share the local news on how things roll best. The lay of the land of the local turf that he or she knows oh oh so well. So besides the help arriving at fair market value, for exposure of the property listing to attract a buyer, more assistance happens from the lead reindeer with the REALTOR's "R".If. The buyer and seller will tak...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The out of state buyer for a Maine land or any type of real estate listing has a frame of reference. The one from where they live now. Or have hung their hat before on the revolving blue and green marble gps coordinate. And that experience in their past is what carries over into their next location location location. With new construction on land in Maine especially, the fear and dread the buyer anticipates based on past horror shows is seen in the questioning. Over the phone, via texts and emails and in the office lobby, at the property listing showing. So much expectation based on a populated area with layers of players. Welcome to Maine, where we keep it simple. Less people, less hassle, a smaller stack of paperwork for the way things rock and roll. What a refreshing change huh? When...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The road ahead, when it is a real estate sale needed, lots of excitement happens.The good and bad kind of emotion because "it is hard telling not knowing". The what to do and when is what a real estate professional helps establish. The expectations, the education of the process from listing through marketing to the sit down real estate closing. My favorite song of all time is Johnny Nash's "I Can See Clearly Now".Not many songs out there that work best to get you to the other side of a problem, a challenge, a lesson.Jimmy Cliff's version adds a bit of the island life, feeling like you are in the tropics which is good too. Liza Minnelli, The Hothouse Flowers, not doing so much in stirring up the insides in a good way.Buyer's of real estate need guidance and preparation to make a purchase...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
What to do and when if moving, a relocation to Maine property has to happen?A job transfer, retirement move or illness of a loved one that forces picking up stakes and putting down new roots. Everyone likes guidance in what order to do what when a property listing in Maine is purchased. And heave ho, here we go.To determine the skinny on how best to attack the problem of all these boxes and services being juggled.To handle them the best, most efficient way possible.Making the move, relocation to Maine.You gotta have a system and it is all about measure twice, cut once kinda thinking in Maine. In the plan ahead for the open road transport of personal things that will make the new house feel like an old home sweet home. So hopefully this approach to moving, relocation to Maine will help a...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
One of the most neglected, misunderstood marketing tools in the real estate property listing toolbox is video. Making real estate videos has some powerful advantages in the marketing of a property for sale. The listing is not just described with a fill in the blanks approach and some hurried uploaded series of pictures.More details and a feeling you are there, that it is an open house on demand happens with real estate video.Sight and full motion is a big component but the audio is 40% of the online experience for the real estate buyer on the other end of message.And way beyond the how big is the living room or is there a rec room, an extra bath, the story of the listing has to be told. Sharing in a conversational approach like you and I would exchange if we bumped into each on the stre...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
What do you do when it is time to buy and sell real estate?Advice for the best steps to take going in. And along the way what to adjust, tweak to keep the path to the quickest, least expensive and free of needless hassles. For the sit down, pass the papers one way. The listing keys the other please for a front row seat at a real estate property closing.No two situations are quite identical in real estate listing, selling.The marketing approach once realistic pricing is done, the staging is complete.Each single property sale needs special handling to make sure the treatment is the best it can be.You've heard about botched medical operations, legal cases that were seriously mishandled?The same less than perfect 5-6-7-8 can happen in a real estate list, twist, sell (repeat). It can be like...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Personal property, the items in a real estate sale that are just there, in plain view and hanging around.Until a buyer ready, willing, able and qualified to raise their hand and say "that one's gonna be mine". The stuff inside the home like appliances, anything not bolted down or considered a pretty important fixture like say a cellar Maine furnace, the roof over head, the water pump to a private well out back.The buyer can think look at all this neat stuff. Ooh la la.They liked the home, had similar, matching  tastes as the seller and just goes hand in hand.That the cargo inside is pretty nifty too. Helps makes the pitter patter of the heart skip the beat just like the curb appeal did with it's magic.What can happen when all the stuff inside the cracker jack box of property listing is ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
 Questions about shoreland zoning in Maine, the do's and don'ts and avoiding tearing down what you put up you thought was an improvement at your waterfront property in Maine.Can you put a boat house out front your future or present waterfront property listing in Maine?If there is not one there to resurrect or build over from the grandfathered in, built before the shoreland zoning rules, no, no your can not hammer and nail and put up a boathouse in front of your waterfront property in Maine. To slide in and out on boathouse rails whatever sleek motorized boat dazzler you ply the waterways with at your waterfront property in Maine.No motor, a kayak, canoe or sail boat works best. Is the much preferred, less damaging method of recreation if you polled the Maine lake loons, other furry and ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Maine land. There is an unending supply of it. In an under populated state parked up here in the upper right hand corner of the country, there is a vast sea of green, blue, brown and all the explosive colors of the "second bloom" created by Jack Frost each fall. Relax, settle down and take it all in. Get used to the space.Across the Maine land terrain where all the kinds of property acreage are available.Two ways it hits you, the availability of lots of Maine land.First living here, using it, enjoying it. Needing it. You get addicted to the elbow room.Land in Maine, the space to breathe deep all this fresh air and to take in the expanse of the natural unspoiled water options for recreational fun.It is all here, all the flavors of Maine land. When you live here. And the contract hits you...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The buyer for real estate in Houlton Maine, anywhere on the planet is beaucoup busy. So open house on demand video tours, yeah, those work best for homes for sale in Houlton Maine and elsewhere on the blue and green revolving marble. Up on deck, coming down the cake walk of properties is a new listing, a home for sale at 583 Smyrna Street Houlton Maine 04730. Take the video tour of this Houlton Maine home for sale.The home is two miles out on what used to be called the County Road, US Rt 2. So right on the way to many lakes, the Houlton Community Golf Course. Big garden area, over an acre of land goes with this home at 583 Smyrna Road Houlton Maine 04730.The purchase price for this new listing, a Houlton Maine home is $107,500!Stick built, rugged construction and over 50' makes this a h...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The real estate closing, what happens at the tail end of listing, marketing, here comes the pass the keys please. The actual real estate closing, if it is not a two part dance step where the seller signs the deed and owner's affidavit, anything else the banker or lawyer slides in front of them to scribble on and date.And the real estate buyer does the same but at different times, sometimes from a far away location. We have a lot of thru the mails, over the airwaves closings where there is no sit down, push in the chair and begin to work on a writer's cramp from initial here, sign here, here and one more time... here. And look mom, no bank.Because the price tags hanging off the property listings in Northern Maine for sale are so so low to the ground.A buyer can pay cash or won't have a m...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Like a very important operation, keeping the real estate in Maine for sale property sale alive is of utmost importance. Do or die critical. Pretty dang serious. But the pathway from the listing through the marketing hurdles to get the clear to close memo circulated for a real estate in Maine closing takes delicate procedures. Lots of them and many thinking on your feet. Never is it set the dials and all done. Many things move the needle. Cause it to swing wildly to one side of the other. Sometimes to peg it and break it off from just too many factors.The longer the property sale takes, the chances of dying on the table despite the best of efforts can happen to a real estate transaction.If buyers or sellers are not told what to expect, they can get weak in the knees and run away. Decide ...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The end user, the consumer of real estate property listings, local community information wants speedy, complete delivery.Video for real estate is so powerful in the delivery of both the what's for sale, what's it like around the property listings on the current market. Up for grabs but needing spotlight exposure in the match making with the buyer who can buy a listing today and the seller that has to move it out scout. Video for real estate is versatile and highly mobile. No matter what time of day or night, the weather or location of your real estate property listing buyer, videos do the job using the eyes and ears.And everyone knows two senses are better than the read read, read back and forth.Get more using more than just relying on the scan with the blue, brown, green, whatever colo...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Half the fun of most things in life is the anticipation that add to the actual experience. If you have dreamed of owning a lake front property in Maine, working toward that goal is it's own reward. Like a vacation planned, just one you have not pulled the trigger. Packed the car, arranged for someone to feed the pets and you're off on another well deserved adventure.And today, lots of wasted, expensive trips to view the new listings on the market does not have to happen. you can sit still, we deliver the information hot and ready.On demand, open house for our waterfront, all our property listings happens at the real estate diner where we may doze but that never closes.A different, more efficient online approach is available with real estate videos.Help yourself. Save time, gas, money an...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Something for everyone, not just catering to one small narrow crack of the Maine real estate market.That is what being a general, jack of all the types of real estate is all about in a small local rural Maine property sale market. Not just high end, not just the cheap properties with issues but low number price tags hanging off them. The call, text, email or office visit in our real estate lobby often starts with a conversation about moving, relocation to Maine.Then once the local information is brought up to speed for someone brand new to the area.With specific questions needing answering, all tidied up.The shift to properties in Maine searching starts.The what's for sale in Maine for listing, real estate starts.Examples, here's a home, 45 acres of Maine land, on a dead end road in Her...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
People are beacoup busy, multi tasking like bloody, blurry eyed banshees and up to all hours of the night stalking real estate property and area information.Our peak time of the real estate day is actually 10:30 at night. And to get these surfers to sneak a peek at a new property listing for sale in Maine, how do we do it best? To carefully tap them on the shoulder, excuse me. To approach them slowly so as not to startle from out of the corner of their I spy with their little eye.Getting the attention of the herd that is out there looking for a home, other property listings in Maine. Well by far the easiest way to make the informal introduction bumping into them casually on line is using real estate video for the engagement.But like everything in life, you can point to the sky and holle...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
It happens, new ways everyday to mess up a real estate sale from buyers and sellers who knowingly or not throw a wrench into the process. Have had a call from a Dad who asked how much do I have to list the place for so it will NOT sell. I probed for why would you want to go through the listing, marketing, showings and not get the front row invitation to attend a formal sit down real estate closing. Because my kids are pestering me to move eight states away to be close to them but away from the ladies down at church who are shuffling their feet. To bring me blue ribbon winning at the state fair type covered casserole dishes round the clock. To make it easy for the kids to see me to remove guilt and all those miles on the car to come home and back. And to take me away from my bowling at t...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The mission to tidy up the living space becomes critically important when the time for a sale of a Maine home is clearly spelled out, shows up in the tea leaves.When an elderly couple who have called the house home for a long long time, throw in the towel and wave the white flag. Surrendering the use of the roost as the Maine home for many moons.The furniture inside the Maine home, racked and stacked in the place can really pile up. Making it like that little square handheld game without the batteries. Where you only have one space to move to create a path to keep going to win the game.Why all the couches hanging around that arrive each ten years?Because the Maine home owners brought up during the depression years of don't waste anything or throw it out.And we might need that second, th...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
Let's face it the real estate professional is in the business of providing fresh, current information. Drive through, on demand day or night quick and you better get all the order correct. If you want them to come back to build toward a purchase. Or to sell when what they bought from you becomes a new listings to hop onto the round and round MLS real estate carousel.On property listings, on the local area where the real estate populates the in town neighborhoods or rural countryside, folks have questions needing answering. Your don't want your real estate customers relying on the big west coast portals that take what we feed them and mess it up royally.Where the agent or broker is limited by the platform and so much is left out that is pertinent to know about on the other end of the sig...
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By Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker
(MOOERS REALTY)
The need to sell, list the Maine real estate that we market and sell is a long and varied list.Sometimes the nest is too small and a bigger home to house the troops is needed. Or a relocation, move to another area to work that is a job promotion or out of sheer necessity is the reason for spearing a for sale sign in the front lawn of the home sweet home. Marketing the Maine real estate is never the same plan of attack.Or investment for renting out or flipping with a little elbow grease and new paint to spread the love around a neglected property is why the real estate property listing sale comes about.Maybe a waterfront offering, a piece of dirt, farm or woodlot acreage is what is up for sale after years of use. Or because the family that inherited it is just too scattered. Too far on d...
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