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.
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.
Plus 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 out 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.