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One Man's Real Estate Listing Kryponite Is Another Buyer's Paradise.

When you list, market, sell Maine real estate listings, it is all about what the buyer and seller have for goals, expectations, budget.

To provide the service, make it happen, do your part in the match making of property listings that just work best. So everyone gets the closest to perfect fit possible.maine state flag seal photo

If a buyer wants to live off grid, you don't look at them like they have eight heads. Don't make them feel like they are crazy, stupid. More and more real estate in Maine customers are seeking remote land, dead end road quiet. With "no power" checked off. Specified as a feature on the top of the list of must not have in the property search.

Not viewing lack of power lines as a draw back or deterrent because living off grid is the mission as they pull the plug.

Reduce their carbon footprin. Make their own power and shift away from the dependency of a utility that plays games on the stock market. Wheels and deals in the big boy utility circles.

i love maine button photoPlus no power in the neighborhood is viewed by some as protecting the peace and solitude. Because a buyer needing juice to qualify for a Maine home mortgage is pushed away from the property buying table. Gets up, walks away and looks for another area that provides the land lines right to his doorstep needed for mortgage loan underwriting requirements.

Lack of power, living off grid and fending for yourself.

A sorry situation for some is reason to kick up your heels for others. Wanting, seeking, needing off grid as a specific requirement. That say "no thank you" when asked would you like some juice with that listing? Most of us are pretty electrically dependent. Don't think about it that much until an outage happens and where did we put the candles honey?

As scurry happens with an LED light to set up the one by one alternative to AC/DC. Or to run out in the garage and fire up the generator lots of Maine home owners have. Because of an ice storm that really hit the southern end of the state with downed trees and limbs taking out utility lines. One by one shutting off the lights in plenty of neighborhoods for weeks during winter.

Living off grid, to some it means that protects the neighborhood.

From too many people one by one setting up the transit for the construction elevations. Laying land in maine photoout where to one by one ker-plop the buildings, the home and where everything goes around the castle.

Lots of acreage, Maine land wrapped around the off grid construction for the homesteaders can protect the neighborhood from anyone next door happening at all.

Off grid approach to living can make the road up and down the to your new home in Maine and lifestyle pretty poor for trick or treaters. Door to door salesmen and religious pairs hoofing by.

After living in the too tightly shoulder to shoulder city lifestyle, many Maine real estate buyers just want to be left alone. This "no neighbors policy" is the healing, soothing situation like a hot bath after a hard day or when you don't feel so hot. Need the chicken noodle soup and plenty of sleep.

No neighbors please (ding ding ding hotel desk bell sounds). Not in anyone's face or vice versa with drama, sniping, visits from Deputy Dawg, pin strip lawsuits and court house steps to climb up and down. Get me away from people. Anything to spoil the living in Maine four season adventure is a common real estate property listing request.  

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Comment balloon 9 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 20 2014 06:59AM

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Hi Andrew.  I would love to live off of the grid and it sounds like Maine would be a great place to do it.

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 6 years ago

Heat with wood, solar array and coil in the stove for domestic hot water. You make a game of it... and suddenly are aware of what each appliance, device has for wattage and live within a budget of energy... not sky's the limit where so much waste happens. Mainers protect the environment, have respect and pass along property in as good or better condition than they got it.

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

that "off grid" is too far off for me.. I want a more simple life, but I do like my power and water!

Posted by Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC, Selling the Upstate since 1989 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner) over 6 years ago

Sheila ... All about what the customer wants, needs and will get from us or another little red hen. We have a slew of want out from the city, to have no debt, live away from people and heat with wood, grow their food, eat organic and are happy as a clam! They have power, they have water... just not the plug from a utility to create it.  Alternative energy. Not caveman living.

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

Andrew

Outstanding post . . . . thanks for sharing your insight.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 6 years ago

Andrew, I've met and have read about folks that live off grid.  While it's not something I want to tackle, I have nothing but respect for those that do.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 6 years ago

Lou ... Thanks for weighing in. Have an oatmeal cookie...

Gabe ... One for you too...whoa, ease up Lou... more in the pantry. Had a couple who built boats for the rich and famous to race. They lived on a boat and you don't have an extension cord floating across the oceans to keep everything humming, running. The home we sold them in Ludlow Maine was one they specifically did not want power...to mean for some a drawback would make their 57 acres more protected, secluded and free of neighbors on the fringe that could not live without power... or the bank loan originator said power or else.

The home they had was like yours or mine in every way... just solar, generator, deep cycle batteries in the trunk of their car that charged in the running out and about. Low wattage light bulbs, on line an hour a day while generator pumped water up to a reservoir and other chores done.

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

Good Morning Andrew: Nowadays, people are so dependent on what the society can provide. It is convenience and an unimaginable inconvenience when denied of the infinitesimal part of daily life like lost of cell phone battery.

Perhaps, I would dare live a life off the grid if I were younger and with no kids and family to take care of.

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) over 6 years ago

Hi Andrew.  Those listings off the grid must need cash buyers.  I can't imagine banks lending on them unless they portfolio them.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 6 years ago

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