Friday, October 30, 2009
Around Thanksgiving each year, Maine high school hockey programs will kick in to gear. Thanksgiving tournaments kick off the hockey seasons for different classes depending on the school enrollment for the district.
This is a ME hockey website we maintain for the Houlton Hodgdon Blackhawks Maine high school hockey team and have to get the new schedule when the game. Videos of games are embedded, posted on the site and promoting the program is my job. If you are a parent of a player, being there anyway with a camera means capture it, edit the video, post the results. Make the kids feels like an NHL team.
ME REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine, Family Is Everything Here.
Be a Maine sport. Get paid doing it. Check the images and see if you could be in them. We think so and will help answer the questions, get you thru the steps. Movie loop video on this one gets you inside right now if you are a few minutes. Call us anytime! 207.532.6573 Log on www.mooersrealty.com
Maine..it's just plain prettier, friendlier here in ME.
Scope out the images.Let us email more. $299,500.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
The horsepower to sell Maine real estate. This is Drews Lake over the hill from this Linneus ME farm that we have for sale, for you to own. With a home, land, farms, business property, you need the eye candy. Helpful detailed copy and well produced real estate videos all are supporting actors in the production, but images..large ones, lots of them for the fellow or lady on the other end of the wire or fibre options cable / wireless device is what they are hungry, thirsty for. This is a farm we listed in Linneus Maine...it had lots of photo opportunities.88 acres wraps around this Victorian Maine farm with barns, out buildings, a brook, ponds. It's the whole package. $299,500.
Watch the helpful video firstname.lastname@example.org Log on www.mooersrealty.com Call us anytime 207.532.6573 Maine, it's what has been missing in your life, until now.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
You see them, private jets, in the movies. You know it would be neat to make a call and let your pilot Jeff know to have the jet warmed up and ready to take off to Colorado to ski on a whim in the winter from Maine. But at 15 million for this "pre-owned" 2005 model, maybe I'm in the wrong profession. Where would you go if you had one of these at your disposal? Who would you take along?
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine, Stop Dreaming About ME..Get Here Quickly.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Maine farm..you want a spread with land, woods, an old barn, a New England farm house. This 80 acre Maine farm has closer to 100 acres according to the town of Bridgewater ME.
Enjoy the video. It shows the brook. And There is a pond here! View of Mars Hill Mountain too that has a ski area, golf course. Ask some questions. 207.532.6573
Thanksgiving in Houlton Maine means the Houlton ME Rotarians take to the air waves to raise money for Southern Aroostook worthwhile projects.
If you want something done in Houlton Maine, give it to the Rotary Club for success, for a push, for a helping hand. The Rotary motto is "Service Above Self". Here is the rundown with auction video on what the event is all about. The club has over 70 active members and is one of the larger ones in Maine.
Over the years the local Houlton Maine Amphitheatre, the Northern Maine Soap Box Derby Hill, expanding Little League Fields, purchasing blood gas analyzers for Houlton Regional Hospital, sponsoring a little league team and group study student exchange are just a few of the worthwhile projects support in the Southern Aroostook County area.
Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine, It's Different..In A Good Way Here.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
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Saturday, October 17, 2009
Space..not being jammed in a shoe box of a home. Houlton Maine homes are bigger, Victorian, and so affordable. Take this home..do the video walk thru right now since you have a few minutes.$126,000! And there is a carriage house apartment rental too! Here is the total splash..25 images/details/video link. email@example.com Log on www.mooersrealty.com Visit our MeInMaine Blog too!
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Or come visit us at 69 North Street, Houlton Maine 04730
Friday, October 16, 2009
Northern climates like Maine get white fluffy soft winter snow...
We play in it, enjoy the recreation options in Maine with snowsledding, ice fishing, hockey and down hill / cross country skiing. So when a Maine real estate owner or seller says, well, let's wait until spring to sell or take a current listing off the market, the act requires further thought. Marketing real estate is a four season job. Property promotion is a full time operation. If you the owner worry about moving in snow drifts, make the possession May 30th. But don't pull the plug on the outside marketing.
The blogs about your place, videos uploaded to social media platforms and heavy marketing over the late fall / winter and early spring months are crucial. The example of winking at a girl in the dark comes to mind. No lights on (no marketing) no effective flirting going on to get the girl's attention. Turn the lights on. Marketing year round is smart. Possessions can be terms of the sale to reflect possession you can sleep with.
But remember, most people wait until spring to list and do you want to head off the herd, use the winter months to attract spring customers or not? If you are ready to move quickly, don't think people do not buy homes in the winter. We have in Houlton Maine lots of customs, immigration, border patrol people who get transferred and have to get into a place now. It's not about what you would like to do or if you would move in the winter or not. It's what happens in your market and how do you effectively market real estate over the winter months. Right now rich fall foliage colors and green grass look pretty good in the videos, the images we post on marketing pieces. Do you want the dead, tan grass of early spring to be the image to project.
Get the jump on the rest of the typical real estate sellers who don't market over the winter. Advertise. Promote a season or two ahead and enjoy a sale because of exposure to more people who play pen pal with your Maine real estate broker over the winter months. Turn on the marketing machine. Broadcast and promote your Maine real estate with all out effort. I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers. That's the way I have operated for 30 years this April 2010. Put me to work for you.
ME REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine...And You Didn't Think Places This Nice Existed.
When a Maine real estate owner lists their property, the agent or broker has a mission.
It starts with what is the fair market value of the property and considering the motivation of the seller. If the owner of Maine real estate says, hey, I need to be at the closing table on this home within sixty days or less, then the pricing, marketing all reflects the ticking clock. Discussion of what needs to be done to the place, in the case of a home, is crucial. With land, bush hogging to dress up the front field that is brush over grown, or staining the log cabin on the lake topics are batted around between the broker, agent and property owner.
In college, had an advertising professor who said people are like cattle. They don't really know the direction to go, what they should buy and advertising, marketing plants the seed, the desire. Advertising and promotion to sell a product, service and coaxing the consumer to want it, need it, buy it. With social media, the marketing tables have changes. Instead of Madison Avenue ad agencies crafting clever marketing pieces to make the consumer look cook, see themselves owning this, eating this, driving this or drinking this or that, the internet has changed the direction of the marketing, the carrier of the message.
In broadcasting, there is a carrier wave that the audio or video is piggy backed on, all on different channels, frequencies. In say the 1950's, people were more naive, gullible even. They believe most of what the newspaper printed, lock stock and barrel. The radio and early television were the same way. If you saw it, you bought it. The media was the carrot and stick, the consumer the donkey.
With social media, web 2.0, the members of Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Youtube, Wordpress Or Blogger talk, post, create videos to tell their connections, new friends what they discovered, liked. The consumer is the marketer and you can not fool 300 million members of say Facebook...pretty close to the population of the US. If the product or service or song is luke warm, not so hot, people chat, post, tweet about that. If it's a hit, then it talk talk talk with that honest information..no spin. Homemade marketing from the consumer who is the research and development guinea pig now.
So how does this shift in the tractor beam that used to pull consumers in from traditional ads on the limited media, broadcast and print options that were all there was not so long ago? Now, a successful Maine real estate broker posts lots of information...not just real estate propaganda. It's not about the "sticks and bricks" and a local market. It's about the area the real estate is in. Blog posts about the area, videos showing the local community events, and the actual real estate marketing is video inside and out, tons of images. Clear, crisp, helpful imagery that is sharp, colorful, eye candy. Audio on the video is 40% of the message too. Hearing the brokers, agents, salesmans voice on the walk thru or tour of the land, small grocery, lake front cottage is crucial. It brands the agent who is no longer behind the curtain, holding the pen that wrote the copy, snapped the pictures.
Also, the broker has stepped in front of the camera to one on one, tour the place as if the buyer was the only one in the room. That buyer is a tired traveller stuck in a Cleveland, New York, San Francisco or Paris airport for hours. A guy needing a shave, a lady needing a good nights sleep but with time to kill on line with a lap top, a Blackberry or an Ipod to download a podcast about you, your area, your new property. They watch the open house videos, the local community video series on what you do for fun, where your kids go to school, what churches are in your town and weather information. The agent has become a tour guide, the first person they meet on line. The video tours mean when they arrive, the walk thru and around are a small formality. Their minds are pretty much made up.
If you are considering buying or selling Aroostook County Maine real estate, where prices are sooo much lower, the fewer people are sooooo much friendlier, I am here to help. I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers. I speak Maine real estate and would consider it a privledge, an honor to help you buy or sell your property. My philosphy over the last 30 years of selling Maine real estate is if it is realistically priced, marketed fiercely, aggressively, the property will sell. It will fit the needs of the real estate buyer. The property sells itself with the all out, full throttle marketing. Rather than convince someone to buy, find them something they need, that just plain fits their needs, wallet, timing. Call me anytime at 207.532.6573 or log on www.mooersrealty.com Scope out our Maine blog too.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Used to be the term "green" was not always a positive. If I was described as a brand new Maine real estate agent, a little green, wet behind the ears with no experience to back up the license, green is not a flattering label. Over the last 29 years I have listed, marketed, sold Maine real estate. And the buzz term "green" incorporates lots of how we lived our day to day life anyway. Remember Maine is farm and woodland based living, and respect for the environment, our waterfront resources and being good stewards is what we Mainers are all about. Wrote a post on a sister blog this morning on a Maine Shoreland Zoning Buyer Resource Guide available to real estate tire kickers of Maine waterfront property.
Green lumber is material that has not been air dried or put thru a kiln to reduce the moisture content. It will warp and check and twist if put right in to a structure too soon, prematurely. Green appears alot in nature and is a neat word to label the movement to step up the protect the world thinking bantered about in social media circles, by talking heads on the tubes, in the print outlets.
But remember, as Kermit stated forlornly "It's not easy being green". And the real estate being passed off as green needs careful inspection. True use of the label means looking deeper in to areas you can not see with the naked eye. Reading about the energy star guidelines, the future system design codes coming out of universities and other learned centers in the country today. Here is what MaineBiz Says about green living development.
ME REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Maine. Just Maine.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Over 40 acres in Maine.
Just $32,500. Drews Lake is a clean, fish filled 1057 acre lake in three towns near Houlton Maine, the county seat for Aroostook County. Houlton ME is right on the Canadian border of New Brunswick Canada..the gateway from Interstate 95 to Atlantic Canada. Hike this land now...do it with the video now.
Maine Real Estate Broker Andrew Mooers - Maine, Relax, Your Almost Here.
Monday, October 12, 2009
The pollen spreaders, the busy bees that pollenate the Maine blueberries, apple trees and sample potato plants, gardens. Mother Earth News honeybee story spells out the problems, the situation.
Growing up on a Maine potato farm, we saw lots of bees. The honey bee variety and the wooly, fuzzy bumble bee models. Mom would always says, you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. That they don't want to sting you as it kills them in the process of the barbed stinger coming out (Ralph Nader..poor design flaw alert bell going off, sirens, whirling blue / red lights) Here is a CBS "Where Have All The Honey Bees Gone" Story. Maine..it's waiting for your arrival.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Space, Getting Fireplaces, Lots Of Baths, Bay Windows, Quality Older Home On A Corner Lot A Short Walk To Victorian Downtown. But Also Enjoy Income From A Carriage House 2 Bedroom Rental For A Professional Or A Loved One. Watch The Video! $124,900!
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
Land...Underneath All Is Land. Think Abe Lincoln reminded us of that fact. This 40 acre Ludlow Maine property is land with gravel deposits, view, farmland if the brush was cleared. House site in place too! Watch the video. $20''s! Ask some questions. firstname.lastname@example.org 207.532.6573 Log on www.mooersrealty.com Visit our other Maine blog, www.meinmaine.com too.