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One Weather Forecast, Clothing Set Won't Fit, Real Estate The Same.

The tendency to generalize and have one size fits all, apply does not work with national weather forecasts, the clothing you and I have hanging in the closet.

The same is true with real estate markets. The way they operate and rock, roll.maine waterfront lake photo

The higher the price tag hanging off the property listings in a real estate market, the more complicated, layers show up.

Multiple agents, lawyers, financial entities to sign off for the clear to close.

And cue, bring in the home inspectors, appraisers, surveyors and on and on.

But not in a small priced rural real estate market.

Keep it simple still applies in real estate, in life.

Local lending, character loans, mortgages.

Common sense rules the day in a small Maine rural market. And lists of vendors to hire in the eenie meenie miney moe are missing. Because smaller communities know the good, bad and the ugly. Who does a good job, who, well, not so much. Often are related, spend lots of time together. Bump into each other on a daily basis.

Dad is a talented carpenter for decades and checks the structure of the kid's purchase like a skilled surgeon wearing microscopic eyes.

Uncle Bob is nicknamed Sparky for a reason and harnessing power to let their be light is his maine rural landscape photopassion, profession.

He too gives the sticks and bricks a once over turn your head and cough.

The buyer's little league coach, a neighbor down the road examines the plumbing, heating.

It is what he does for a real job to pay the bills.

When not wearing a catcher glove, coaching the team with a weathered Red Sox hat on his bald spot.

Junior saved money and went without everything shiny. To buy a Maine home that he is not going to lose, let go of without a fight to keep the payments, property taxes, insurance, maintenance all current.

Simple living in a small Maine town is like that. More involved, fewer players, the connection stronger between community members who look out for each other. A rewarding home made, pot luck supper unique living experience and not spun, store bought approach to the day to day.

Money is taken out of the game in the 46th lowest state for foreclosure, short sale and maine farm animals photorepossession properties in Maine.

Lots of bartering, jack of all trades exchanges.

Pride, respect and lower priced listings in Maine mean not mortgaged to the hilt.

Or mortgaged at all happens in Maine.

Don't do debt. Living in genteel proverty and loving it.

So real estate market dynamics that apply for Atlanta, San Francisco, Marco Island or Seatle, Scottsdale don't template apply in small rural Maine.

The approach to living and buying, selling real estate in Maine is kept simple, down to Earth. Not wasting money on services not needed because expertise exists in the small town community for free. And the buyers and sellers are more savvy. Not spinney or helpless, dependent on others maine turkeys photofor services, guidance, direction.

Heck even within a state, different markets within a housing market exist.

When the average price of a Northern Maine home is under $80,000, the same home in the Southern end of Vacationland is approaching $200,000.

So when you blog about real estate, are you using your indoor what happens in my market voice?

Or shouting it out with the recess voice to give the impression it is like this everywhere in the land? It is not. Make the distinction, call the shots, do the play by play in your own real estate market for accurate reporting.

So the real estate audience realizes this market is vastly different than others that populate the nation.  Because of the audience you are talking to, relating with in your real estate blog posts. They want to know how does the real estate market work in your area, not the many other ones they may have lived in and understand crystal clear.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 4 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • December 20 2013 06:33AM


You got that right Andrew. No two are alike. You have to wear many hats to make it in the world.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 6 years ago

Andrew,good topic.  We recently sold a home in a more rural area in the 22 counties our MLS covers in Northeast OH.  We dealt with a 2 person real estate company, a 2 person mortgage company and 2 person title company.

Posted by Pat & Steve Pribisko (Keller Williams Greater Cleveland West) over 6 years ago

Andrew, That is what I have been saying. I see raving reports from markets across the country and want it to come to northern Tennessee. I hope 2014 will be a good year for you and me.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 6 years ago

Noah ... Makes it interesting and breaks it up, keeps it new and different for sure.

Pat and Steve ... Army of ones happen today... satisfying to do it all from the listing, photos, video, information and then park it one by one for a marketing ride on the platforms hand picked, crafted for the media marketing. Then shake the hands at the closing, wish everyone luck and do the list, market, sell again and again. Less layers, more hands on up to you razzle dazzle. I love the cub reporter role to tell them what it is like living in Maine. Why I do.

Debbie ... Your market, that's the one to focus on but there is a disconnect in the trying to blend them all alike. They are not, like people. All different, always changing.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 6 years ago

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