Number Of Homes To Show A Day To A Maine House Buyer..Envelope Please.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

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When you list, market, sell Maine homes and other real estate, the conveyor belt of property listings can move fast.

And you as the agent, broker, REALTOR can keep up, retain each and every listing.

Because it's what we do, how we are built, wired. But for a Maine home buyer, ready to charge out and look at a slew of places in one day.

How many Maine home showings, actual house tours is too many before they get intoxicated, overwhelmed, confused?

Like most things in life it depends. But today with real full motion videos, banging out ten house showings in the privacy of their home no matter where it is on the planet, regardless of the time zone or weather, the open house on demand is easy. 

Videos mean the listener, watcher covers more ground quickly. Saving gas, time, and not read read reading long paragraphs of copy to get the gist of what this property listing is all about. No jumping to this map, switching to this link and wasting time. Just sit back, toggle and absorb. One after another to get the information they came to see, hear about, need. 

Fully stocked Maine real estate sites, more than one property listing vending machine platform help too.

So do blog posts like this one. To help make the transfer of information on the Maine real estate, the area and local event flavor of the communities surrounding them.

So what say you as a real estate profession on how many is a good number of showings for homes, houses in one session?

Knowing that geographically they are all pretty handy and not hours and hours away that would limit the number of stops for the trick or treat property listing tour. I find a blur of which kitchen has this, which one was the fireplaced living room can happen once you go over four.

Every real estate buyer is different but confusion is never good. When the two in the back seat during the house tour start getting agitated. Mixed up. And tired from the long trip to get here. Easy does it, and filtering out what they don't want, can't afford streamlines the process.

Maine, big state, less people, more four season beauty. What you are hankering, looking for? Make the call, ask the questions, text or smoke signal. Lots to do, ground to cover before you arrive in Vacationland.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Jim Crawford
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Andrew if a person is buying a home anywhere in the state of Maine they would be out of their minds not to seek you out first!  You are the "Maine Man!"

Jan 27, 2013 11:06 PM #1
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Jim ... I thank you for the kind words! Venture a guess on the average, typical if there is any such thing for number of houses, condos, apartments, etc that are a good number to shoot for in your day to day wearing the "R".

Jan 27, 2013 11:43 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

My guess would be 3-5 would be manageable for the buyers to keep everything straight, but what do I know!

Jan 27, 2013 11:52 PM #3
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Andrew Mooers
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Roger... Roger. Feel that works too. Especially if you pre-qualify, sit down and discuss what the top ten list of do wants, don't wants and take a gander at the horsepower of the wallet to make it happen. Nothing worse than rolling into a driveway and hearing someone riding shot gun, or in the back seat say forget it, homes too close, road too busy. Don't want to drag through this one while the seller looks out the Venetian blinds. And wonders hey, where are you going, why heading out of the showing this buyer was gaga to see. Videos that show the good, bad and ugly or how close places are can save time in the actual touring process too! Cheap blue light special Maine land.

Jan 28, 2013 03:03 AM #4
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Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

What a great post Andrew.  I think 6 is the limit, although I have done 9 in one day.  One thing that helps is when the buyers have the listing sheet, together with all photos and they can make notes.  Also, they take pics with their cell phones so they can sort it all out later.  In our recreation area, we can be several hours away from the buyers home, so we try and make the best use of the one day that they are up here.

Jan 28, 2013 06:26 AM #5
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Andrew Mooers
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Mary ... Thanks for signing in, giving your two cents. The area the properties are in, the type make a difference. Spread out and heavy traffic city going could mean three picked are doing to tie it up today boys and girls. Not all empty and sellers that talk, mean well but hold up the on with the show happens. One buyer gets bit by pitbull, has to hit the hospital, etc. Weather.

And if a series of farms, mom and pop groceries, small business listings, less is more because they are longer runshowing  movies than the dash through pretty much carbon copy empty condos within three blocks of each other. Videos for the going in, coming out that you make are best to recap what this property is all about. And then shift to this one! If someone calls and says I want to see 20 homes in one afternoon I have to smile. Can't do it. And get through all the places and do it justice. Let's whittle the list, wiggle it just a little bit with filters, prequalify talk not just about the way they hope to pay for the place.

What they don't want and pointing out three of these on the list are major highways and you are adamant about country, dead end quiet roads if I am listening, hearing your Mr Maine Home Buyer should happen with heart to heart before dashing out into traffice. Learning along the way that 40% of this long list were wash outs that could have been eliminated at the office. Learning on the road what should have been discussed prior to showing makes sellers happy too when you don't waste their time, and the buyers, your own.

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