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Andrew Mooers

Agent

Maine Real Estate Broker / Owner (35 years experience)

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent,
Relocation,
Hobby Farming / Land

Advice

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Are you done with Sunday Open Houses Blues?

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Less than one percent of real estate agents, brokers, REALTORS use real full motion videos too. But they are one sweet way to show and tell around the clock. On the time frame of the real estate buyer. The views that rack up on youtube, realtor.com and other platforms prove to the world, the sellers that you are working around the clock on their property listing. Not just a few hours every other weekend or less. Better use of your time if you are spending five hours at an open house and zip for prospects passing through the front door.

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Worth finishing a basement for whole home rental?

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That is a local questions for a professional in your market that has seen what homes with and without the improvement do. How they function in the real estate market. Check with the insurance company too. Before starting the skill saw, having the material list completed, delivered to the project site.

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Are there real homeowners, or prospective buyers that benefit from the service Zillow provides?

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You can not skip, overlook, not consider the invaluable component a local real estate agent, broker, REALTOR is to the "what is my home, house worth" query. The local market fluctuations, customs, supply and everything in between with each and every real estate sale. Automation, looking up the answer like Jeopardy in split second on a Droid or using a shout out maneuver is not how the real estate hokey pokey is done. Hey.The personal behind the scenes life of the owner, discussed in private, considered and applied to the strategy of how the listing should be priced, handeled requires someone wearing the hardest letter in the entire alphabet. The little red hen. The blue and gold shiny "R".

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You Are A Real Estate Agent, Broker, REALTOR In An Area High In FSSR.

If the market you list and sell in, if the real estate property listings are not selling like hot cakes, resist the urge to go on line and pontificate that the way it is where you live, work and play is not like that everywhere in the country. With blogs, vidcasts, podcasts and on social media it is easy to give the idea you speak for the nation. You don't. You are a local community voice, an expert in your local area on how things roll, with ups, downs, twists and turns of a real estate market. Tell it like it is, with [hotlink removed by Zillow moderator]  when dealing with buyers and sellers of real estate. Do you? (FSSR is foreclosure, short sale, repossession affected real estate listings/sales.)

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Granite Countertops add value?

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I have seen homes that as you enter the kitchen with a real estate buyer, there are ooohs and ahhhhs.  But if all the effort, razzle dazzle is in one or two spots, it is like luck. You want it spread around your life, in more than one nook and cranny. The entire home, property listing needs to be in balance, harmony and on the same page. "Pick up", enhance all the property to the same degree, like jacking up a home a little here, little there to get it level, back in its prime. Not just jacking for all you are worth in one area that breaks, cracks, destroys the structure.

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first time home buyer

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It is not fun to find out you are just a tad over the income guidelines for an attractive lower interest rate program with lots of incentives you just missed out on. Owning a home should not be put off. Do the best with the interest rates, programs in your local area. But stop renting, start owning and building equity in some property. To work your way off, get them paid off in time.

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How do I know when my listing agent isn't doing a good job for me?

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Instead of lamenting the market and inferring it is the culprit, stumbler, realize there is always a market to perform in, to get to long conference real estate closing table. Google the agent, broker, REALTOR heading in to the listing and do the same for others in your market. One by one. The difference is obvious. The choice is clear. The results in marketing, sales that it generates is as plain as the nose on your face.

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Your zestimate on my home is lower than compariable homes in my culdesac with lower square footage.

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You need the local real estate expert to zero in on the actual, today value. Based on an intimate local perspective working in the real estate market where the property listing is. Assessed values of a city or town are a mass assemblage of numbers to use to run the town, pay the bills. The actual value of your home and the listing price to ask based on your personal, private life circumstances, situation means close the door. Talk to a local mover and shaker, passionate "fire in their belly" real estate agent, broker, REALTOR.

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Is 6 months very long for a house to be on the market?

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If you live in a rural northern state with a five month winter, the six month listing might not do it. Homes, real estate sell in the winter months but as a rule, slower sales time. A period when real estate brokers gear up with inventory to have the offerings for green grass, warm sun time. If a place is realistically priced, marketed aggressively and not just to the local market, those listings sell. If short supply of just like it, that short suited real estate type will become more attractive, sought after by home tire kickers.

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