The listing, marketing, selling of Maine real estate, any properties as an agent, broker, REALTOR...how much of the process do you the guy or gal wearing the "R" do all by your lonesome?In some markets you see the vital dire need to hire a real estate stager to make sure the colors are correct, the place is ship shape and in balance. Giving off, radiating positive ions or pleasant vibes to set the wheels in motion for the real estate buyer.
Home inspectors give there two cents along the way. You have some agents, brokers, REALTORS who have never stuck a real estate sign in the ground and many who sell ten properties or less all year long. We don't need four lawyers and two title companies to have a Maine real estate closing either. Yikes.
Somebody else take the images, shoots the videos of the new property listing. Others do the write up for the weekly ad, the on line presentation copy, layout, selection of images depending on the niche audience being targeted. The slow drip email campaign, setting up open houses, the mls insertion not being done by the actual listing agent, broker, REALTOR. Then you have real estate professionals that never show their own listings. And others that never list anything and only
show buyers properties. A lot of people around the real estate pie, making the wheels on the Realtor bus go round and round. And maybe it can be done with many hands dipping in to the real estate pockets, subsidized in a large market with lots of zero places in the price tag.
And then we turn to a small rural market, like Aroostook County, northern Maine. Where the listing agent, broker, REALTOR is also the selling professional wearing the "R" proudly. One agent. Period.
The marketing in a small town is me shooting 40 interesting photos, me videoing the real estate and doing the entire edit, upload and cross pollination linkage around the Internet platforms.
Blogging, links on social media sites where there are lots of eyeballs to attract from the side, corners of their eyes like philosoraptors.Subtle but with purpose, on a mission to not just promote the property listing in the local paper and that's it. Setting up million watt deer jacking or powerful aircraft intense spotlights so to speak. To promote the property for a longer marketing reach. With a degree of frequency in the marketing dial in for this particular listing. Or group of just like it properties so the real estate buyer has more than one pair of shoes to try on.
Inventory, lots of properties so if this one like Goldielock's prorridge is too hot, too cold to find one that is just right. It sells itself without me having to wear a plaid sports jacket and do any arm twisting, smoke and mirror manipulation. Getting the property properly marketed, for all to see if simple strategy. Work hard to know all the details, show and tell the place with imagery, video and not to forget the local community it is in.
Your buyer not just local anymore. Needing to know about the area first and foremost. To decide this is the place to call it home now.
Making sure about the surroundings, community before he leaves where he lives now in the rear view mirror of the family sedan on the long ride north up Interstate 95 to Aroostook County Maine.
Next to find the home, land, farm, waterfront or small business he is thinking he wants, needs, is ready to buy. Or playing penpal until he gets ready and staying in touch on the daily real estate dog and pony show.
In rural areas, you don't carry 20 real estate listings. I market 175 current exclusive listings all the time.
So selection, lots of properties to consider for the real estate buyer that is not going to settle on the first pretty home, farm, land, waterfront property he sees.
Our buyers have super impulse spending control and need value, features and they study the market thoroughly. Our on line marketing helps that process and the blogs, videos, outside exposure makes it easyfor hundreds, thousands of prospects to be helping themselves on fully stock sites. To munch a bunch on the
property buffet feast my assistant Robin and I love to provide.
I put up my own real estate signs, do my own staging if the seller is not on board for pointers or ready to roll up their sleeves to tidy up the place a tad.
With Maine homes, quality places you can buy in the $40, $50, $60K price bracket the agent, broker, REALTOR has to be the chief cook and bottle washer, army of one.All the other treatment, professionals gathering around it to get it launched, sold is not needed, not justified. The low real estate prices, the four season beauty of Maine is enough if marketed properly to get the word out on each and every property listing.
Have a new Maine real estate site just being stocked with those 175 listings.
Feel a little like Noah but without the flood pressure part or horrible weather conditions approaching. Filling the property ark.
But each hand made, custom presented listing has video embed, aerial maps, details and a slew of images. Like the speghetti sauce, it's in there.
I like doing the A-Z and being an army of one with the help of a 20 year assistant that is like an extra right and left arm. Just like thousands and thousands of small town rural real estate professionals.
My assistant Robin like a Radar that helped keep the Mash unit running smoothly. Anticipating what is needed before the event and helping set the stage for promotion of properties, the area for the world to see with constant support, back ground help.
Maine, simple drop dead gorgeous beauty without the hassle, traffic, crime. The way life should be, used to be in other areas that are not so nice to live in and where you have to carry your taser, worry about personal safety. It's not like that in the 4th lowest crime state without the pollution, all the rules, and a gazillion people.
Maine is 46th lowest for foreclosure, short sale, repossession syndrome, market disease (FSSR).