Maine Real Estate For Sale !


What's Taking So Long Selling The Maine House, Home I Own Mister Man?

Well Chummy, the delay in the sale of your Maine home, the house you own and wish you didn't so you could move on.

Actually it is always a bunch of factors. Not excuses, but hard science. There are lots of reasons why the sale of your Maine home is not happening.

Maine real estate property listings operate in a market, not a vacuum.maine home for sale photo

Good for buyers, sometimes for sellers. Often for both if the property listing scales are balanced.

But supply and demand have a play, quite a say in how the real estate movie ends and when do we get up and head for the parking lot.

Timing in life is everything, real estate, Maine home sales too.

Lots of areas you can speed up the process of a Maine home sale.

Some issues you can tighten up and address. Curb appeal, squeaky clean. Quick occupancy and the end all what to stick on the place for a property listing price.

But the bigger picture of the local economy, not just what they preach on television, in newspaper headlines and blog posts about one big real estate market. How's it doing?

National is not local in real estate dog and pony; market conditions vary.

National is big and far away, local is up close and personal. The country, World is one big place. Real estate is local. Happens on the home front in small communities in Maine.

Not a national maine home interior photostage with one size fits out gospel. Just like weather forecasts.

The Miami Beach one is not the same as downtown Houlton Maine. Something about location, location, location.

The way the wind blows and longitudes, latitudes. Real estate appraisals are valid for six months to a year max. Why?

The snap shot of the market changes. New slides, listings, sales get put in the carousel.

So how's the Maine real estate market, are homes selling?

Three closings this week can make some raise eyebrows. How can that be if where they are located certain parts of the market are squealing "oil can, oil can"?

Frozen, stopped. Don't blame the market as one big animal to wrestle.

And realize which type of Maine home you are listing, that is under the microscope with the twin side screws. Being adjusted, twisted and tweaked, rolled for the focus, clarity. Can all have a big bearing on what you are going to see on the slide.

In the what time do we sit down and sign all the paperwork that means three more dead trees?

The how long before we get front row seats to a real estate closing for our home question on every home owner's, house buyer's mind.

A local real estate professional sees the market that is. Navigates, guides and sets the expectations in the sale of a Maine home or any type of property listing (hint hint nudge nudge).


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

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Comment balloon 7 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 28 2014 10:34AM


Hi Andrew, 

You hit the nail on the head.  Real estate is local.  Two major categories keep properties from selling:  1.  Unrealistic pricing.  2.  Lack of outside exposure, marketing efforts and/or excitement.  

I liked this video.  Short and sweet yet catchy.  


Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) over 6 years ago

Sondra ... Thanks. Short video visits to Maine work well in the marketing mix.

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

Good morning Andrew. You always present your posts so well. The sellers you represent are fortunate to have you in their court.

Make it a great weekend!

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 6 years ago

Hi Andrew.  Just like politics all real estate is local.  Good luck with Chummy.

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

Joe ... Years of being a broadcast news director help but blogging, video, several niche websites all help the razzle dazzle of what we do. New way to hokey pokey. Learning the steps is fun. Prosperous.

Conrad ... Keep it live and local. That is the niche you and I throw on the logs, stoke the fire to burn brightly, hot hot hot.

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

If  only our crystal  balls were clearer  on closing dates, local  IS everything !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 6 years ago

S and D ... The longer the delay, like a patient on the operating table, the more risk the under the under the knift in the real estate slice, dice, get from listing to closing. We can only keep the deal, the buyer and seller on board, on the table so long. Life support only works so long or flatline happens. Like it or not.

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

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