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200,000 Active Rain Points... Well I'll Be Leaving Now.

  

Lots of talented folks meet here at ActiveRain.

They are real estate agents, brokers, owners and bankers stagers, home inspectors, attorneys, escrow companies, technology pioneers and downtown houlton maine, mooers realty, andrew mooerseverything in between.  I enjoy "broadcasting" about the neat small town I live in of Houlton Maine, Aroostook County and the great state of Maine. Learning about new developments in the real estate industry, having a question pop up and posting it, and bingo...a slew of answers or varied perspectives make this a think tank. It's a place to brainstorm with a slew of professionals on free "retainer" 24/7. 

Over the last 3 decades of being a full time real estate broker, I have seen several economic cycles, met so many nice buyers, sellers and folks associated with the business and been blessed to love going to work.  I am paid for a job that does not feel like a job and that is a true pleasure. I serve a community full of hard working, family oriented individuals and can not imagine living anywhere else in the world.  Glad to have made it to the 200,000 Gold Star Hall Of Fame Summit (drinking last half of glass of water someone handed me) and I'll be saddling up and heading down the AR trail.  See you around the next camp fire to talk shop.  Active Rain is caring, sharing maine real estate broker andrew mooers, mooers realty, houlton maineand all of us striving to be the best, the most professional and up to date real estate practitioners possible to serve our buyers, sellers and communities with the latest knowledge

. At 52, 700+ blogs down, 3000 to go! Back to work promoting my town, county, state and listing/selling attractive, affordable real estate! The secret to success in real estate sales? Hard work, staying current, reinventing your job every day.

Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers - Selling Houlton Maine Real Estate, Aroostook County Maine


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Comment balloon 38 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • February 11 2009 09:02PM

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Andrew - Congrates on 200,000. You business seems to have prospered as well as your point total.

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 12 years ago

Congrats on the milestone.  WHy 3000 more to go?  How did you come up with that number?

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - TexasRealEstateMediationServices.com) almost 12 years ago
Congratulations on making 200K! I hope I can enjoy a long career in real estate like you have.
Posted by Nelson Bermas, Your Lexington REALTOR® (EXIT Real Estate Consultants) almost 12 years ago

Hi Andrew,

Congrats!

I liked your thoughts on the AR community. And also your feelings as a long-time broker. I've worn a smiliar hat myself as a broker-owner for also for 3+ decades. I can truthfully say I love it just as much now and I did in the beginning. Keep up the great work and attitude!

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 12 years ago
Andrew congrats and I do miss Maine. That is where my wife and I usually go to vacation.
Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) almost 12 years ago
Thats a lot of points. Congrats. I know how much work that is!
Posted by Shane OnullGorman, Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell (Eau Claire Realty, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Hi Andrew

Congratulations on 2000,000 point that took comment. 300,000 points?

Good luck and success

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 12 years ago
WOW! way to go, I could only "hope" to achive what you have.
Posted by Frank Magdefrau, Certified Master Inspector (DeSoto Home Inspection Services) almost 12 years ago
Thank you Larry for the kind words. Donna...3000, why 3000? My dad always told us he wanted to get to 80, he got to 80 fine and dandy but then his health started to fail and he died shortly after. He joked, he should have aimed higher! 3000 ought to keep me busy. Nelson...you have a super career ahead of you. You're smart to be in here right? Lynda...you know where the industry has gone up and down the last 30 years huh? Larry...thanks for stopping in. Maine is "Vacationland". Says it on every license plate! Shane...I've read your posts and you are on the right track! Lou... give me a few weeks for the next level. It's like hiking Mt Katahdin in Maine. Once a year is the trick and there are so many other hills to climb!
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago

Frank... I and everyone else in here has your back. You make some really neat friends in here in addition to the resource power of the best minds in the industry all over Northern Amerca. The Canada group let me join because I am on the Canadian border, have been all over New Brunswick with two boys who played hockey from five years old and up. My dad's mom was 100% Canadian too so join groups that interest you!  My most rewarding job is being a full time single dad with four kids.  Family is what it is all about. Period. Here is a capsule of the ride from broadcasting to real estate and with blogging and video, podcasts the broadcasting helps buttress the real estate these days!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago

Congratulations and thank you! I love hearing about your area and your photos really pull me in. I know anyone looking to buy property in Maine have to appreciate your knowledge and your perspective.

Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) almost 12 years ago
Thanks Debbie. I enjoy reading your blogs too. Capturing the area..selling the area is what we really do. You can buy a home, land, apartment house or corner grocery anywhere..but the area I am lucky to be in is the key. Brag up and beat the drum for the fine area you are so proud to live in. I tell people if you don't have "fire in your belly" and excitement about where you live, move. It's your life, your choice. Don't whine later you should have come to Maine...at least spend vacations here!
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago

Andrew:  Congratulations on reaching the 200,000 point level.  And... you are quite correct abut living in a place you love and are excited about.  Your blog posts are always interesting, and your pictures convey the "flavor" Maine has to offer.  Thanks for sharing... and now... on to your next goal.  Once again... Congratulations !

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Karen. Your posts also show you have found your place in the sun in Texas and excitement about living there shines thru.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago

Congratulations on reaching 200,000. I think I understand what you are trying to say. Good luck with your future endeavors if they take you away from the community here. -cr

Posted by Jacqulyn Richey, Las Vegas Real Estate (Prominent Realty Group) almost 12 years ago

Andrew-Congrats and that is huge!  I have to say..its nice taking this journey with you..you to me are one of my favorite real estate bloggers..for the betterment of your community.,,the betterment of our profession..the betterment of Activerain! 

Posted by Midori Miller, Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals (Talk 2 Midori, LLC) almost 12 years ago
Thanks Ladies...you are a hoot and part of the ride.
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
Hi Andrew, Thanks for the inspiration. Wow. What a feat. I am not even a dot on the blogging map and I really enjoyed your post. Family is the most important and I am glad to see you post that. God bless and enjoy your 3000. Thanks Kelly
Posted by Kelly Parks, M.S., Broker/Owner (Paris Gibson Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Kelly.  We all need to be over at Jim Crawford's blog to study the pork, apathy of many and the huge hurry to push thru a closeto 600 page piece of legislation no one is reading completely thru nor have they had enough time to study.  Wonder where the Monarch or Cliff's Notes are on this one.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago

Andrew. Your headline threw me for a loop. Are you really leaving AR? I'm hoping it's sarcasm what with the "3000 more to go" comment.

Keep it up. As dad said, Aim higher!!!

Posted by Benjamin Clark, Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert (Homebuyer Representation, Inc.) almost 12 years ago
Nice staying power, congrats. How do you find something "useful" to say in your posts (vice just blathering along)? Thanks.
Posted by Robert T. Boyer, San Diego Real Estate & Mortgage Loans, Ph.D. | VA Home Loan (FHA Loan, VA Loan, Jumbo Loan,FHA Loans,VA Loans,Jumbo Loans) almost 12 years ago

Robert....I was a broadcaster thru high school at a local station Howdy Doody owned, a broadcaster thru college and worked at a Bangor Maine station owned by horror writer Stephen King and thru college jounalism/advertising/speech broadcasting  courses and covering the news in addition to annoucing, something to say is not hard to conjure up. To me a blogger's role...cover the local turf.  And not just a realtor talking incessantly about property, how great they are and parading report after market report on and on in dry fashion just to get SEO benefit or for easy copy and paste posts.

In Boston MA say, there is a slug of information on line from the Red Sox to the the history of the place.  There are more bloggers, more video and podcast posters, more to blog about to interest tons of people. But in small towns dotted across the country in rural America, if you google them not a ton of information comes up and what does is a shell that is missing the beef..set up by large internet companies that create the free space hoping locals will post, image and set up the beef and then they can set ads for all the impressions from landing on that site. Kind of like AR started out doing but now turning within to get us to pay for the privledge of sending traffic/leads to our local real estate inventory..traffic created from the hopefully interesting, helpful posts we create to get them to come closer to the bait and fish hook. If we want to net that fish that we thru home grown efforts blogged and attracted, to get him into the boat you may need some bait from your wallet to finish the process. Especially if AR came up with a directive of brandless blogs where they required sanitation of each with removal of present and past blog real estate links to our own sites. Ouch.

So a blogger pushes the local turf, creates the chamber of commerce splash to educate like a tour guide what the area is all about. And it just so happens with all this local news, coverage of videos of local events, sports teams, small town beauty and a simpler way of life that folks that like what they see. Hopefull they will need property either full time to live round the clock or part time for recreation or for investment in a rental property. So just blog like the dickens on your area, sprinkle in a property now and then to pay the bills and meet your overhead and then follow the national scene. Apply it to the local level.  Then from your personal experiences and observations blog from the heart. And from reading other comments and posting to others blogs that interest you, an idea for another topical  blog will germinate. Then rotate thru the same exercise like working out on different stations at the local health club really. Develop a regular blogging routine. Use the blogs as a bookmark. You get emails over and over asking this or that. Hey..why not do an hour long well written blog on each of those subjects...like where do I go for local financing...blog on all the local banks, numbers, links, emails, everything. Another on where do I stay when I am in Houlton Maine, etc and bang..another blog that you just link to in your email with a few opening lines to answer questions and then the rest answered in the 1st class blue ribbon blog complete with video. Here is a case in point  bank video....  I walked to the local 2 screen movie theatre last night for bargain night and it was packed. Thought hey..this would be a good blog and a video on what to do on a Thursday night in Houlton Maine and do a two to three minute edited walk thru pretty Victorian Houlton Maine at night, approach the theatre marquis, shoot a few frames, show the lobby and buying a ticket, getting pop corn, settling in in the balcony, crowd of locals coming in, glimpse of movie, leaving theatre showing the inside briefly and fade to black with a consistent intro and outro in your local video/blog series on your town. Have another session with the local hospital showing the place, and give all the answers to the FAQ on folks on the outside looking in wondering what kind of health care do you have in your town. See where I am going here? Cover the schools, the lakes, the golf course, local skiing, snowsledding and vacation fun and on and on! Hope this helps!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
Ooops.. Ben..not going anywhere except back to work. Remember I grew up on a farm, and don't stand around too long in one place. Chores to do, blogs to write, property to list and sell.
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
I can not imagine how much time and creativity it must have taken to reach 200K but Congrats a well deserve Hoorah.
Posted by DeAndrea "Dee Dee" Jones, The NorthernVARealEstateLady & DMVRealEstateChick (Home Buyers Marketing II, Inc.) almost 12 years ago
Andrew, thank you for the insight and strategies. I will try to apply them. Naturally everything becomes easier with time, but how long does it take you to create a 6-minute video? Thanks.
Posted by Robert T. Boyer, San Diego Real Estate & Mortgage Loans, Ph.D. | VA Home Loan (FHA Loan, VA Loan, Jumbo Loan,FHA Loans,VA Loans,Jumbo Loans) almost 12 years ago
Congratulations on your achievement!
Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 12 years ago

Man that's pretty cool.  I'm trying to figure out how much time that would take and quantify the sales or leads.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) almost 12 years ago

Wow!!  Bully for you....now what can you turn them in for??  Ha

 

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Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 12 years ago

The points and  a dollar  will get you a small coffee. The blogs are a library...you post a super run down on schools, or jobs, or crime or recreation all four seasons and then when folks ask for more on those subject, just load the blog entry. Your real estate blogs impress sellers.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
Robert...video production. Depends on how many edits, how exciting the video. Like a hockey game which I did today in an hour, it had a slew of edits to capture the flavor of the game, showing the band, the fans, the players and in turn what it is like to live in Houlton Maine. Watch it by copy and paste to see what I mean http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJy2ABqPDzI It helps I was in broadcasting prior to real estate 30 years ago. As a broadcasting / film major at the University of Maine at Orono...this video explosion was right up my alley. If you think about a story board of the video before hand, and then film or capture knowing how you are going to edit, it is a breeze. In broadcasting you have a deadline to hit..the news airs in less than an hour so you have to continually produce the next edition of the news so you get well versed on how to create quickly. These are not 40 million dollar productions like Hollywood. They are local, helpful and the more reality, the better. The videos where they try to be Hollywood and fall short are painful to watch.
Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
Great post and by the headline I thought you were leaving entirley....I see that is not true as you have gained so much and given so much via this community. Great work and glad to see that it has helped your business so much!
Posted by Sonya Loose, Helping Buyers & Sellers of Waterfront Property (Modern Realty) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Sonya! Nice profile image...not the 100 watt smile like everyone else and pose gets you remembered as the only one like the thinker..pondering real estate and who to help next, who to show or list next!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago
Hi Andrew - congrats on those points!! Lots of great posts about your piece of paradise up in Maine. Ann
Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) almost 12 years ago

Thanks Ann. It is fun to share the beauty of Northern Maine with words, images and video.Think I'll stick to that.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) almost 12 years ago

Wow.  200,000.  That is incredible. 

Posted by Jennifer Kipila, The Muldowney Team - Ocean County Homes (Van Dyk Group) almost 12 years ago

Congrats on hitting the big milestone. 200K is a big deal and you deserve it for all your great posts! Keep up the good work and don't go anywhere we would miss you!

;)

 

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) over 11 years ago

Newest member of the group, say hi to Barb!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Now you have 7 times more points!

As you mentioned: 'blogs are line library';)

well done!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 6 years ago

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