Back when you were way way shorter than you are now, as a kid growing up were your parents gypsies, transferred plenty and you sampled many school systems in the relocations, family moves ?
Were you what we call affectionately an "Army or Air Force or Navy brat"?
Did mom and dad that drove the Ford Country Squire station wagon with genuine imitation wood grain siding employees of IBM ?
Where "Big Blue's" initials stood for "I've Been Moved"?
Or were the head of your household, the guy and gal that decorated the Christmas tree in the living room, scooped out vanilla ice cream for birthday cake celebrations wearing a pointed hat that matched yours and all your neighborhood friends actually in the witness protection program?
Moving from your home town to a new home town. Changing gps coordinates, again. Did you do it and if there were frequent moving miles awarded, you could pick from any of the most expensive items in the catalog?
There are the generic what is your Maine weather like questions. Others on why is Maine real estate so cheap, low cost?
Am I missing something the guy or gal scratching their head on the other end of the wire, signal ask, probe, query.
"We are a couple black coffees up the Interstate 95 highway and at the gateway to Atlantic Canada" I explain. You have to go this far north, to almost be in Canada to get property, Maine real estate this nice, this cheap is the long and short of it.
And with less people in Maine, think "Disney with no lines at Space Mountain."
That's logic starts to make them settle down, less confused.
More kid in a candy store excitement building with the dream of owning a 100 Maine acres..land that big this cheap.
If all our Maine real estate listings were sold to local buyers, all this explaining about being the 4th lowest crime state, not needing to lock doors, how low cost property is would not be part of our daily chores toting our dinner bucket to the home, farm, land, waterfront, businesses for sale factory. Not part of the repertoire while standing at the Maine real estate conveyor belt as we broadcast information on that property, but just as much time, effort devoted to "show and tell me about your area of Maine" that I engage in.
From the moment I walk in to the ME real estate office 32 feet from the home where I live in Houlton Maine. Sliding in to the property and area promotion saddle.
Til leaving and shifting gears to wonder what to feed the two of four kids home from college for supper? The pair who's stomachs I can hear rumbling louder and louder from my Houlton Maine home less than 50 feet from the agency listing files.