You Wear Custom Made Suits Hand Taylored From Hong Kong, A Rolex, Drive A Bentley Car, A Ferrari On Order Waiting.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

You are the cat's meow...or so you think smudgy and toying with the idea of retiring, relocating to Maine.

maine sea coast islands

And with all the gold around you from your midas touch, you have thought this move to Maine will be similar to the haunts you frequent now. Where there are 1000 people per square mile.

But with Northern Maine's 11 people in that same square mile, well, maybe all the same just without the traffic, crime, smog, noise, hurry scurry you think, reason.

 Will you be happy here in Maine? If you want tons of open space, rolling fields, woods, woods and more woods, yes you will. If down to earth, help you out hard working family and God centered people are what maine dog playing frisbeeyou want for neighbors, you have found the right space to call home.

If you want to buy a chrome, glass, granite architectural blue ribbon Frank Lloyd Wright designer one of a kind home, in a neighborhood of other unique properties, exclusive country clubs, weekly polo matches maybe not. If you want to enjoy local service to pick up, starch, press and drop off  your imported fit you to a "t" dress, monogram shirts ...now things are starting to wane, get shaky, blurry.

If you like to drop names like a who's who's to impress others. Enjoy flaunting your newest this or that gadget, to captivate, spell bound those around you, nope..not here.

Need constant attention with you in the bright center spotlight, then definitely Maine will make you feel like a fish out of water. Talking on and on about your last trip over seas. Your next sailing regatta for charity. Or jetting to the Kentucky Derby to perhaps buy an Argentinian horse or two with quality racing blood lines, well you may not be invited over for beans and hot dogs again here in Maine. Not after your first outing, invitations are soured by others who are suppose to just listen to you go on and on in Little Jack Horner fashion. You may miss the next Maine lobster, steamed clam and native corn cook out of a neighbor down the road. You do not move to Maine if your primary mission is to impress any one. No one will be wow-ed, in awe, spell bound, captivated with your presence. It is pretty down to earth, nothing stuffy in "Vacationland".  The technical term of the condition you may suffer from, wear on your that sleeve with the oyster perpetual Rolex for all to see is 

hoity-toity. Needing constant affirmation, to be better, more wealthy, something others are not now but you are and call yourself some kind of wonderful, "it". Or so you think. And maybe you are where you now hob knob with the rich and famous. In your ivy league circles, your haunts that you frequent where you live in the posh suburbs of some major population center now.

So if you want to get away from the stuffy hot air, the "mine's bigger, better than your's" and constant keep up with the Jones, Maine is the place. To relax, stretch out, be yourself..the down to earth self where all of us need improvement. But have a long list of good qualities too. The kind that have nothing to do with the size of your bank account, what's parked or not parked in your dooryard for a ride. We just enjoy the four seasonsmaine fall potato harvest without all that Little Lord Fauntleroy treeatment with pecking order, class levels.

It takes a constant flow of money to continue this worthless charade. We would rather be fly fishing a stream at sunset not at a long winded boring cocktail party to sit thru Jack's amazing boring trip to Africa to hunt rhino.

Or snowsledding, downhill or cross country skiing with Mt Katahdin in the back ground, snow capped and majestic. The surroundings, not personal property or financial wealth is what impresses us.

Coaching little league, being a scout master and helping kids learn, explore, grow and becoming contributing productive citizens is impressive, fun, worthwhile use of our time.

We take money right out of the equation of happiness in Maine. It's home made not store bought here. If you are wired this way, built to pitch in and volunteer on local events, your community to make it a better place to live, add something to living here, you will be very comfortable in Maine.

If you are knee deep in using real estate - community videos to help outside relocating, retiring, folks moving to your home state, then those property buyers will see, hear, feel what life is like in your area. Watch the interaction of the local Houlton Maine folks in this canoe race, skiing a Maine mountain, watching a Maine parade and the guy, gal on the other end will get the idea in crystal clear living color.

I'm Maine Real Estate Broker Andrew Mooers

 

 

 

Comments (10)

SarahGray Lamm
Allen Tate Realtors Chapel Hill, NC 919-819-8199 - Chapel Hill, NC
Realtor - 100K Hours of NC Real Estate Experience

Andrew, there is no point in trying to "outdo" the awesome beauty of Maine itself! I'm ready to head up there this minute after reading your reminder of all the things Maine really is and jump on the opportunity to leave behind all those things it is not! Great post!

Jun 11, 2010 02:19 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

We cut the crap out of the day to day. Keep it simple, save your money, enjoy the outdoors and get lost in the beauty.

Jun 11, 2010 02:22 AM
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate

My wifes family has a place up in Bustin's Island. Which is the epitome of down to earth Maine, with no electricity and running water.

Gonna save that trip for the summertime to get out of our Texas heat and do a throwback weekend. Well, probably a night.

Jun 11, 2010 02:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'll say it in every comment to you:  Maine is truly God's country and you, Andy, are his disciple.

Jun 11, 2010 02:43 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Scott..come on up!

Barb..you've been here, lived here and know where we are coming from.

Jun 11, 2010 10:11 AM
Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA
e-PRO,GRI,CRS

I LOVE this post!

Andrew, if I ever leave South Louisiana, I gotta tell 'ya, Maine is on my list because of you! 

Jun 12, 2010 02:31 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Red rover red rover...send Mary Kay right ...er up to Maine. a third of the people who live in my area are from out of state which is healthy. You do not want all local local local which means ideas stagnate, nothing new happens to inject or improve the surroundings, flavor here. It's the me me me out to impress that is not what a Mainer is. We are simple life styled, live within our means, family and community is everything here. I am a personal fan of the state I am blessed to live in. But that said, it would be nice to be humming a Mary Chapin Carpenter song, sampling some cajun cuisine, touring Lousianna too..sometime in my lifetime.

Jun 12, 2010 03:08 AM
Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA
e-PRO,GRI,CRS

HA!  During our  impromptu neighborhood  "porch parties", we often yell "Red Rover, red rover" as neighbors walk by!

Louisiana is a beautiful state with wonderful cuisine.  Suggest you consider the NAR convention.

In the meantime, this Mary Chapin Carpenter song's for you.

 

 

 

Jun 13, 2010 03:22 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Was thinking more about the two step, twist and shout.

Jun 13, 2010 05:35 AM
Mary Kay Hopkins
Mary Kay Hopkins, LLC e-PRO, GRI, CRS, CRB - Lake Charles, LA
e-PRO,GRI,CRS

Toe's tapping!

Jun 13, 2010 11:38 AM