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Are Your Feathers Easily Ruffled? Using A Carrot Or A Stick These Days?

Do you give others a wide berth...or are you in a bumper car that is constantly getting hit and you did not see it coming?

maine rural countryside photoDo you carry a carrot in your pocket or are you armed and ready with a big stick with the safety off? 

Do you bask in the sun and enjoy the moment...or are you loaded down with American Tourister issue baggage that keeps opening and robbing you of peace, contentment, joy?

Well with all the talk of depression with agents around the countryside...maybe inventory of how you operate each day is in order.  Where do you live?  At the office? In the city? 

In rural America?  Are you where you should be on the planet?  In a comfortable rut..with beautiful surroundings, quality housing, above average kids and still a hole of something missing in your gut? When you stop to realize there is a nagging deep inside and a clock ticking in the background?  Reduce, simplify, let go ...kinda like control, alternate, delete. Get to Maine.

Doesn't mean pack up the mate and kids and head to the mountains to be like grizzly Adams...but maybe your life is in water way over your head.

But you suddenly just looked around to see where you are.  And wonder how did you get here?  Like the Talking Head's song about my beautiful wife, my big automobile. Something about there is water at the bottom of the ocean.

(Cranking head round and round..but not like in the exorcist and no green fluids involved). Now don't do anything rash...but by the time you get to a certain age where you finally know yourself. Have a pretty good handle on all your array of strengths, weaknesses.

Feel the sun?

The what makes you tick..and how you were "shaped" by your parents, your genetics and your surroundings.

That's when you might say "Martha..we're outta here. We are loading up the Yugo. Heading to the small town life of rural America". Pick, seriously consider Maine. The place with the space.

Unfold that map, pin the tail on the property and make the move to an area where life is simpler, choices are fewer, options may be limited...but simple,

Not overwhelming. 

Isn't this small town life the way most of America was years ago?  Feel the sun on your shoulder, smell the clean air, see the bluer than blue sky...and listen...just wind in the pines...natural sounds.  Could you handle the slower pace? The not action packed moment to moment you may be living now? 

Can you just be a plain old garden variety duck or must you be a peacock for all to see?

Maine, simple living happens here. Not one out to impress, make others envious or drool with desire. Does not work that way. Maine, drop dead naturally gorgeous. Don't keep her waiting, get here quick like a bunny.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

 

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Comment balloon 17 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 20 2007 09:47AM

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I'm not sure that a geographic cure works for real estate - just think about the licensing process in the new destination!
Posted by Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers, Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty (Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area) over 13 years ago

Didn't say you are going to be working in real estate anymore!  You are going to put on overalls, straw hat, arrange a piece of hay in the mouth and saddle up the Super M Farmall tractor to disc the back forty while the Mrs is cooking up corn bread, chicken and new potatoes as the college kids home on break finish painting the woodshed where they got disciplined when they went astray and needed a talking to.  Provincial..backward or simple ?  He has a 401 K the size of Montana to draw on, her folks left them well off with blue chip stocks...the wife works on call in cardiac rehab in the local medical facility here and there and the pair volunteer at the local library. They go to church.  They say a blessing every meal and count their lucky stars morning noon and night. Kids taught the same gratitude. Kids were one of nine in a class growing up...no metal detectors or security dogs in the halls of these schools.  Their home has wireless internet, a view of a mountain, and everything is paid for on the old New England farm and 200 acres.  Yup...there's a brook, maple sugar grove and woodlot to heat the dwelling with.  Extra attached  shed could become in law apartment for the older family members...family...one that is not dysfunctional..now there is a concept.  Hear the Waltons theme song playing in the back ground.  Yes everyone is wearing shoes and content. No one is in therapy, they use their open porches to drink ice tea and watch sundowns and talk...talk... and share family history and news on the homefront and worldwide.  No gucci handbags. Natural  healty lifestyle.  Antique wood cook stove in the kitchen.  He makes a mean chilli.  Home made bread not made in a machine or bought at a bakery.  When can you bail out and move to Mayberry.  Bring Opie and Aunt Bea too.  Traffic lights..what are those?  Don't need them in rural america.

Wasting time in traffic!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 13 years ago

How long have you felt this way ? (motioning to lay on the counch and vent those feelings) Brokers are a tad pushey and sometime aggressive but where would we be without them?  They get the job done! Like lawyers, sometimes they are a necessary "evil"!  They ride herd on the process and make sure screw ups don't happen before they are about to happen.  Realtors...you have a life..they let you lead it!  Their eagle eye to attention gets you into that home or that property sold so you can sleep nights!

Eagle eye brokers don't miss much!

Posted by Andy Mooers over 13 years ago

One day I'd love to visit Maine - not sure about living there, but I've heard it's beautiful.  And you make the small town experience sound very appealing.

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) about 6 years ago

lol, Maine is the place to lay back relax and enjoy life.  I'm laughing at one of the above comments.....hmmm   This picture was taken outside my office window yesterday.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) about 6 years ago

I have experienced what you're saying Andy and the beauty remains there.  It's a bit warmer here but I'm glad I get to visit when needed.

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) about 6 years ago

The way you describe Maine, I could almost be there. Tomorrow... Pack up the Yugo...

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) about 6 years ago

Andy, Missed our  trip to your state this year!  Prefer to keep things as even keeled as possible when dealing with clients or other agents

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) about 6 years ago

Hi Andrew, I love Maine and got to visit briefly a few weeks ago. I enjoy living in a small rural town in Virginia (not far from the real Walton's Mountain).

Posted by Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369 (Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management) about 6 years ago

Good morning Andy. I continue to have the best of both worlds, as I do business in 8 states, that cover the largest city in the world and the smallest towns of Maine. It just doesn't get any better than that.

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

MG ... All you hear is just the half of it. Maine is neat, clean, space.

Cindy ... Hope you keep laughing!

Kevin ... The biggest myth, our weather reported by folks that have never set foot in Maine. Maine has no polar bears, igloos.

Pam ... Make sure to put in high test octane... it's all up hill and dale sideways from CA to the upper right hand corner of the country. But oh so worth the trek.

L & B ... Sometimes you need to stay parked, too much going on. But those are the time you still need to plan, sneak away. I won't tell anyone....Maine, she's waiting.

DM ... Once a year is not enough.. overdue to come on down... er I mean up.

JP ... You are happy grasshopper... pretty obvious young Jedi knight. (Light sabre sound buzz, whirr)

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

I hear it's a beautiful place to visit, so Maine must also be a terrific place to live and enjoy it all!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 6 years ago

You have put Maine on our Bucket list...don't be surprised at the  knock on the door....getaways are what we all need to recharge.

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

That was an interesting lead in to suggest a move to Maine. At first I thought something more clinical was going on like suggesting going into therapy.

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

Just returned from there.  Born and brought up.

Posted by Pamela Madore, Team Work Makes The Dream Work (The Pamela Madore Group) about 6 years ago

Andrew, your post makes we want to visit Maine as soon as possible!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) about 6 years ago

Hi Andrew.  You are the marketing expert for Maine.  Thanks.

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

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