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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

For Sale By Owner Properties In Maine...The Trend.

When you wander into a For Sale By Owner real estate site as a Maine Real Estate Broker..the first thing I notice it prices way way higher than the town / city values the property is in. In many cases, the owner thinks no commission, and by just being on the internet, the value goes up 2 to 3 times. Anything if fairly priced and marketed correctly will sell with promotion and time. But just being on the internet is not need as an owner of Maine property to be on video outlets, have blogs on your area and property highlights done consistently and brochures placed at tourist info centers, etc. In addition, quality imagery...lots of images needed, maps, aerials, and links to all the questions you would ask if in a brand new area. A real estate office in Maine is where folks call, stop in and email with their property requirements. There is a steady stream of prospects and past customers to work with. And that broker does not get paid until the property sells. Be careful listing your Maine property but get a full time, full service broker that spends money to have enhanced sites, and who utilizes all the technology available to get the word out. He can keep you from getting sued later with sharp buyer operators and sorts out the "lookey loo's" who can ruin your Sunday afternoons. Propsects can run you ragged only to find out later there is no money to buy what your are peddling on your own! Qualified prospects, screened showings around your schedule, and honest opinions of value are just a few of the elements to expect when selling/buying your Maine real estate.

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