The length of time to actually take a Maine real estate home property listing can be a full day long.
When the home is surrounded by lots of property acreage, when there are multiple buildings to inspect, take good notes and capture images and video loops on.
You have to know what you are selling and seeing the property, walking the lines of the Maine land acreage is key to doing that.
The standard empty shoe box ranch that is 5-3-1- for a room count and on an in town lot with public water and sewer is pretty easy. No owner that can either be helpful or just want to talk and wanders off track from the property listing itself.
When you drive into the yard the head starts to crack around the neighborhood to see what is surrounding the new Maine real estate listing. And the thought of how to approach the marketing so it makes the place shine and is not so ho hum predictable is one of the most fun parts of my job.
Marketing the property listing starts and ends with everything you can learn about it.
Before it hits the market, getting the plat maps, the legal description with a trot up the steps to the registry of deeds.
Sometimes you have sold the place a number of times before and old information can be helpful if nothing has changed. The room dimensions can be the same. But updates and changes mean approach it as if you never was there before and make it brand new. Apply the best marketing approach, description, imagery and not just a carbon copy of what was done six years ago when you last sold the home.
Raw Maine land with no improvements is pretty simple when a small acreage and if it is very apparent where the lines are and which lot of many it is your are tapped on the shoulder. Told to get in the Maine real estate game, off the bench and go get them when the listing call or email comes in to respond to Johnny on the Spot. Quick like a bunny. Travel time to and from the listing adds into the clock ticking process.
The case of listing a Maine mom and pop business can take longer too.
Looking over schedule "C"'s, seeing other uses for the real estate property. Figuring out the goodwill, listing the inventory of equipment and merchandise that is included in the sale takes time. So is going through the memorabilia to see what can be used in the marketing and learning the history of the business. To tell the story, weave the can you see yourself being the boss here, making what you are worth.
Buy a job. Put the family to work.
And hammer out owner financing terms that could work. And what if we sell part of the big business, how would we do it best. Like diamond cutting so the pieces have value and no mistakes are made. So no gunshot wounds to both feet in the marketing, Maine real estate listing and sale process happen.
The average time of a listing if you had to reduce it to one slot of time for just the listing end if not a lot of property acreage, buildings or multiple apartment units, a mom and pop business, is about two hours.
It can be a little less if no owner is on board or the one owner that is great. With all the knowledge, documentation already copied for you. And if more than one seller, and not all there for the listing, take a number and have a seat. It is going to be one at a time and then a group consensus. So the listing is more than one part. I have taken years to finally get a listing when the sellers are many in number and not all on the same page on selling and for what size price tag to hang on the property for the world to see.
Drawn out but whatever it takes during the Maine real estate listing process. All part of the process of linking up, joining forces and having everyone know what expectations should be. What strategy is being fired up and implemented for their property listing.
But like people you stop for directions, sometimes you instantly know to say thanks very much, Then off to look for another person.
Not speaking the same language hurts. And because not everyone is peachy keen easy to read in directions and often just moved there so wants to help. But you find you know more about the area from the GPS, maps, and driving around prior to flagging them down.
Maine, big state, friendly people that are hard working and helpful.