Top dollar, wanting the highest price in the shortest time possible is a goal of most Maine real estate property sellers.
To get on with their life. To replace a place. To settle an estate. End a nasty divorce.
Find a new job because of shutters over the windows or pink slips at the last one.
Moving, relocating, selling the Maine real estate, often a home.
Lots of reasons for the pass the keys please when a house is no longer needed or lost in life because of the three D's. (Death, disease, divorce).
But the almighty dollar is not the end all. Not the only carrot pulling the pony or donkey in circles.
Who the home in Maine for sale goes to, going to inhabit it. Celebrate holidays, build tree houses and pitch tents for summer sleepovers in the back yard. Bury family pets near and dear to the growing family inside outback by the lilac bush and wild lupine.
Sometimes the need to help find a compatible new matchable occupant of the Maine home for sale becomes out of concern for the fine neighbors in it.
That opened their hearts, delivered the covered dishes and sticky buns to welcome you.
During a time of need when your family lost a loved one. You don't want to put a bad egg back into the housing crate you vacate.
Had a multiple offer situation with a Maine waterfront property owner that listed a camp or cottage for sale. That type of real estate listing in Maine is most prone to having buyers for them line up and bid higher and higher. Because never enough waterfront real estate for sale in Maine to pick from.. especially in the lower price range.
One pick me pick me buyer in the posse on the hunt for something parked by a Maine lake had a pre teen daughter.
Who asked if I could deliver a letter with the highest and best offer for the listing.
The hand written with illustrations of the lake in Maine with her grandfather next to a camp fire.
And everyone, including the dog is smiling ear to ear in a stick drawn sort of way.
The seller reviewed all the written Maine real estate offers.
And the tug on the heartstrings was the contract with the home grown letter paper clipped to it.
Because the warm and fuzzy idea of the real estate movie ends with kids, family, a nice couple with tinkering skills and the means to maintain what the seller poured blood, sweat and tears into over the years.
But. Technically choosing the Maine real estate property listing buyer with the kids is discrimination.
Over a buyer with an empty nest. That says "go fish" when asked got any kids? Familiar status discrimination is the term attacked to the behavior, knee jerk to see a seller's heart let go of something they love for sticks and bricks, the Maine land underneath it.
So not only is it illegal to discriminate based on say renters with kids under eighteen, on familial status. But also in picking the buyer for your property listing in Maine, anywhere on the blue and green spinning marble.