When you live in Maine, practicing real estate sales, and are parked up against Canada to the east, the question is asked a lot. Can you sell property in Canada if you live in Maine? I am not licensed to list property in Canada.The province I happen to be parked up against is New Brunswick. But on the west side of Aroostook County and to the north, Quebec is the province close to Northern Maine real estate brokers. Canadian real estate brokers in border towns with the US get asked the same question.
I have been over the Houlton Maine, Canadian border four and five times a week when two of my boys played hockey. Nearly 99% of our games were with Canadian teams. With cross border traffic trips loaded with players, hockey equipment sometimes four games or more with tournaments, etc over winter weekends. For a year Hartland New Brunswick's arena was our home ice for practices when our local arena caved in due to heavy snow loads.
During trips to games even the border immigration/customs agents would ask how did Houlton ME make out in the game in Perth Andover, Grand Falls, Nackawic, Plaster Rock or Woodstock?But any time you go in to Canada, the questions posed is what is the purpose of your trip? Pleasure, hockey, family the answer and on your way. Spend lots of money and hope you have loonies and toonies. For that pontine, arena food. Or something from the pro shop related to hockey equipment malfunction like need a mouth guard, skate lace, some stick tape, etc.
My question to other ActiveRain members on the border with Canadian brokers, agents here at AR University is how each side handles the co-operating marketing? Ways they work hand in hand to tap in to the marketing on one side of the border to send a buyer across to meet the co-broke agent on the other side? When you live in Maine, on the border, your real estate marketing ray gun broadcasts in our case in a North, West, South direction. Not east..and not because of a iron curtain or cold war situation.
My grandmother on my Dad's side was 100% Canadian. My four kids great grandmother and great grand father were 100% Canadian too. So it is pretty hard to find folks on the Maine side of the border that are not at least quarter Canadian! Being on a border has lots of advantages, especially when the currency exchange is in our favor. Also since 911, the number of US Border Patrol, Immigration, Customs Agents that have relocated to Houlton Maine has increased tremendously to tighten that border. There are also close to 100 new kids in our schools due to this border security beefing up.