Inside the ME real estate office, you hear the car door open with the same sound the jaws of life make in the movies with ten car interstate pile up auto accidents.
Like in the movie Uncle Buck, the oil burning engine that is tired, back fires. More than once.
Needing a piston ring job ninety thousand miles ago. Leaving a blue smokey petroleum haze over the agency parking lot.
The man behind the wheel looks like he might have been an extra, had a minor non speaking part in the movie Thunderdome. His wife, partner is a cross between Granny on the Beverly Hillbillies and Minnie Pearl from the Grand Ole Opry.
Coming in to the office, she smiles with a mouth like a dingy fence missing many of the pickets.Looks up at the driver with a "Well, ain't we a pair, Raggedy Man" glare.
As the real estate broker here to serve, match - make the owner of a property with a buyer that needs, wants, can afford and is ready to purchase property, we go in to maneuvers. Mentally referring, remembering my primer, the ME real estate boot camp training lessons. Just because the real estate buyer is not shaved, sporting a full mouth of pearly whites, and carries an odor not created with toilet water designer fragrances does not mean he and she is not a serious property buyer. They may have the cash squirreled away because they DON'T drive a new expensive car, big tired SUV with a large payment booklet. They live without spending like drunken sailors in every port of life. So hear them out. Find the need. Provide the real estate solution. You have a humble property listing that an owner is trusting you to guide the process. To find a buyer to take it off their hands so they can move on. Or an estate to settle with a little ME home for $34,900 that might work its charms. Fit like a glass slipper so to speak.
Or maybe they have some river land, some acreage with an old Maine farm to sell. Hear then out, listen to what they have to say whether buying, selling, trading property. But do not judge the car, their appearance and look inside. What is needed, can you help them out with their real estate situation? Have heard Maine brokers say "Ooooohhh, I only deal with luxury, high end homes, ME real estate". When you live in a rural state so far north it should be in Canada, where prices are meat and potato simple, value loaded, going after the nose bleed high end in this state is a pipe dream. You need to do the bread and butter, middle of the road representation of buyers, sellers.