Correspondence from real estate buyers from many states or countries away happens.
Not just local sales occur if the marketing of a real estate office is far reaching, consistent in its reach, frequency.
But is the buyer for the property listing getting browsed ready to pull the trigger? Is it time to buy or not now, not yet?
Not every time the phone rings, emails come in, or office visits take place is the buyer for a particular Maine real estate listing ready, willing, able to sign on the dotted line.
To begin the process of actually buying some property in Maine.
And when a listing purchaser zeros in, locks on a particular property as "the one", happy endings can go scewy. Because of the three T's (timing, timing, timing). Where it does not matter so much about the three L's (location, location, location).
Because life keeps happening on their end while other ME real estate buyers in this neck of the woods continue to kick the tires on the property listing.
The one they are hooking their wagon to as the end all. Fallen hard. For the one they hope to end up owning. Someday. And forgetting the open market means the property listing is free to be considered by other buyers ready to dance. Shake and bake.
Because the seller gave strict instructions to not tie it up, to make sure the buyer is able to pull off a purchase of the listing. Before bringing over any paperwork that is not short and sweet simple. Before entering into any contracts for a property purchase.
To only link up with situations that look like they have a fighting chance of actually happening.
For the scheduling of a real estate closing on the property. That needs a buyer today, not tomorrow.
Often when all the loose ends of a buyer are finally worked out, the wrinkles removed and kinks eliminated that hold back a purchase, big surprise.
The ice cold real estate buyer dead in the water to buy suddenly becomes red hot, ready to trot.
All the while during the sometimes year long or longer process thinking of only one property. Fixated, in love. Lub dub.
And so caught up in their housekeeping in areas holding up a ME property listing purchase that they can forget no yellow ribbon has been tied around the tree out front.
Theboat has left the harbor. Because they were not ready to buy and would be the first to explain why. But because they worked so hard to get ship shape in the financial department, the buyer can be hurt, upset and a bit snarky when asking "what do you mean you sold the property listing you knew I wanted"? That we have been talking about off and on for nine months.
The one I was not able to buy up until now. Ready or not is asked by whoever is "it" in the hide and go seek game. As scurry and don't get discovered is the goal. Get scarce. Stay that way.
So I have to gently remind the purchaser of the history up until now that shows why the buyer was not ready to seek, find, buy. Plenty of loose ends.
We'll make more, carry a healthy inventory of other property listings like it explained. To be ready when you are Mr and Mrs, Miss, Ms Maine Real Estate Buyer.
Often wanting the property more happens because it is spilled milk. Not available.
And the buyer wants to continue to talk about that love of his life listing that is gone, history. Not returning the affection.
With a big SOLD rider screwed on the top of the sign in our color sequence, font size with the last name spelled correctly. With another partner holding the keys to the front, side and garage doors.
During the interest in a property listing in Maine, asking the buyer if a home equity loan, a parent or family member getting involved to help buy a place on this end until the one on their location sells is always a topic of dicussion.
And when no way I can pull of a purchase before a real estate sale happens here, or some other series of events occures, takes place firstt hen all the cards are face up. On the table. The lack of a plan of attack determined. A lottery ticket purchase suggested as a last ditch effort when the buyer is dead in the water.
So it becomes simply I will keep sending you what is new to the market so you are in the loop.
But not much more can be done when the seller says I am not putting a HOLD in bright orange cock eyed slant slapped across the front of this listing. Period. Until a real estate buyer good to go is ready to roll on it without delays. To jump in, pull the parachute. To land on this property listing. To pounce on it with fire in their belly to make it happen. Now. No, right now. Zip for delays. Without a long arm's list worth of contingencies that often are just too unrealistic, overwhelming. To the point no one would link up to buy the property agreeing to the strangehold, strait jacket of ifs, ands, buts fine print in legalese.
Maine, one beautiful place that should be on your to do list of lifetime spots to visit.