Wednesday, May 27, 2009
(Wiping Doctors Forehead, Monitors Beeping In Background) Is Real Estate Like Surgery Life And Death?
Time matters. In surgery, in a game with a clock ticking. If you are held up in a real estate sale when you need to start a new job eighteen states away, and have an empty home causing a major financial strain keeping you awake nights with worry, a sale is life and death. If you don't sell, you can jeopardize the whole financial health of your personal affairs. A bad renter who does not pay, trashes the place, piles up garbage and interferes with the sale process can cause the owner who is nip and tuck with all the other demands on that weekly paycheck in uncertain economic times to titter. I have seen a renter I did not pick but inherited in a sale process destroy a place and cause foreclosure to happen. So a sale of a home or other real estate can be like a surgeon who makes one move a centimeter off and dire results, maybe death or paralysis.
A professional REALTOR is hired for what he knows, has learned, not just marketing expertise with a property. He is able to assess the situation like an MASH emergency unit where if the right steps are not done to stop the "financial bleeding" the listing will die without a sale. Use of real estate video, blogging, direct mail, slow drip email campaigns and full time effort and sensitivity to the seller's situation and local current market conditions translates into a sale if the broker reads the signs, collects the data and wastes no marketing steps to hit while the iron is hot, to produce ads that are exciting and shows he is enthusiastic about the unique property he is priviledged to represent the seller on a sale of.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Find Out About ME People, Places, Property.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Opening up your home to the public. Scary proposition or something you could do to make a living, to meet some neat people and serve your community. Staying at a Maine inn, a bed and breakfast. When you open up say a Houlton Maine victorian to rent rooms, even serve meals to those guests and the local community, you offer an option different than a four wall motel room stay. In a Maine downtown, the guest can take a walk by the local library, theatre, the shops and get a feel for what this place, this town is all about.
The local flavor of the area hits the senses and makes the stay more memorable than just pulling off the interstate and ker-plopping in a chain motel. The interstate room dweller gypsy nevers really gets a feel about the town that motel is in. Zip in, bag some zzzz's, climb back on the interstate and cruise control to your destination. Ever thought about running an existing or starting an inn/b&b from stratch? This place was the Twin Elms Tourist Home in the past and has been carefully renovated top to bottom. Scope out the Maine real estate video.
You've heard the buzz and wondered, do they actually send you a check in your name for $8000? This is a tax credit where depending on your tax liability, the credit for a first time home purchase within the income and program guidelines can mean a check up to this amount refunded. Or after tax obligations, the credit can lower your tax liability and whatever is left from the up to $8000 refund is sent to you. Learn about the ins and outs of the $8000 tax refund first time home buyer program.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine, Get Here Quick As You Can.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
The term Maine waterfront real estate can mean a simple parcel of land on a lake, river, stream or even a pond. Or it can mean a large waterfront home with all the bells and whistles. Depending on the size of your Maine real estate budget, options exist to explore here. Also consider the privacy of say twenty or forty acres of land that has ten lakes within a five mile radius. You can play on the water and then come back to total privacy, with space around you to just enjoy your own company if that is what you seek in Maine.
Also, along the lake, in populated areas you may see out of Maine situations of two, three and more owners stacked up like dominos from the water back with right of ways to the water for everyone after Rudolph, the lead parcel that is actually on the water. In Maine, you get front row ownership and looking over your shoulder for others after the same water recreation and view is not the norm. Maine..the way life should be. Get here as quick as you can.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers