Suddenly The Familiar Real Estate Surroundings You Call Home, Where You Peddle Maine Property Changes To Colorado.

Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759


You are the local go to host for your on line marketing of the communities, zip codes you serve and the listings you now plant real estate signs on in Maine.

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But suddenly, that all changes and you are kerplopped in a new neighborhood.

Many states away like say Greeley Colorado.

 Not getting a home listing on a three bedroom Maine ranch with 50, 100 or more acres wrapping around it.

But something special on 3/4 acre perfectly landscaped lot.

 With a Southern style theme, owner custom built home to list, market, sell.

Drove to Greeley Colorado to pick up the youngest of four kids college things that his roommate stored over the summer from last year at Colorado College.

Neat place, super parents. Paul, Elliot's roommate had a gorgeous home and got me thinking if I lived outside of Maine, what type of listings would there be to market? And how would that marketing not greeley colorado homebe the same approach with a change in zip code, time zones?

Different video, new approach to the images, copy written with the local market hunger, appetite and thirst in mind.

 Not the same market as Maine.

Not the same property listing treatment either.

Have to see about a TV show about "Switching Places". With a real estate broker in Maine job for a week traded for an office slot, job assignment in Greeley Colorado. Small matter of not being licensed in that state but working as a helper under a licensed broker and ditto for the Colorado agent, broker hauled to Maine to stretch different marketing muscles. greeley colorado home

See a whole new market, ways to handle the differences.

A little more English on your real estate serve so to speak.

Naw, think I'll stay in Maine listing, marketing, selling real estate.

Something I've done, enjoyed to the hilt for three decades now.

Maine, like Colorado, different but special in their own unique ways.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, Broker

Comments (26)

Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

It is local, but there are similarities.  I would hire an agent all day long if I were buying in a market that I were not an expert in.

Sep 06, 2010 01:53 PM
Debbie DiFonzo
Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri - Lebanon, MO
Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate

Interesting twist Andrew. I didn't sell real estate in Chicago but know enough about it to realize there are very few similiarities to SW Missouri real estate. Not sure I would enjoy going "back home" to be a real estate broker... The dollar amounts would be much larger in Chicago, but I think I'll stick with selling Missouri!

Sep 06, 2010 02:30 PM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

When I was looking into options for my mom... I called a local agent.  This is for the area I grew up in...  I'm not an agent there, and regardless of how easy it would be to get licensed in that state, it wouldn't be worth it.

Sep 06, 2010 02:32 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Andy, so, no chance of you being on some reality show then? Colorado is pretty nice, but I am guessing you are looking forward to getting back home to beautiful Maine!

Sep 06, 2010 03:13 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Yes I am and always will be... my heart is Maine... she has every heart string cinched up tightly Andrea Swiedler !

Apr 12, 2019 02:46 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

100 percent glad to be in state called vacatioland.

Sep 06, 2010 03:20 PM
Cal Yoder
Keller Williams Elite - Lititz, PA
Homes For Sale in Lancaster PA - 717.413.0744

Great pics of your son's roomies' home. It is definitely local, but the qualities which make one a good realtor will serve one well in other locales


Sep 06, 2010 04:31 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


That would be a different concept; switching roles for a while. Different customs, accents, way of doing business...the list is endless.

Sep 06, 2010 05:30 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


It would be really funny to switch one from Boston with one in Louisiana. You would need translators.

Sep 06, 2010 05:32 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Just got back from a vacation, sea cruise in New Orleans and working NOLA would require lots of changes to the real estate routine. We are still dealing with people and their needs in life, the limitations of their wallet, the long wish list of what they gotta have, don't want. It is the learning the lay of the land, the local history, the traditions to fit in and be a transplanted local. 

Apr 12, 2019 02:45 AM
Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

You're just always thinking, aren't you? The thought of starting over in a new place is downright scary to me.

Sep 06, 2010 06:21 PM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK


I like the way you think. 

It is so different from location to location. Not just the properties but the marketing and what's called for. 

Loved the post.

Sep 07, 2010 12:03 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Everything changes as far as population, customs, crime, price range, and it could be like triple A to major leagues or the other way around. Or like Manny being traded, leaving Red Sox Nation to Dodgerville to ......

If part of rock polishing your real estate career and adding depth in marketing, learning the theory behind all the markets and their differences involved "doing time" in little, medium, large markets. To become a Tiger Woods with different clubs getting use, pulled out of the bag for this course, that course.

Sep 07, 2010 01:00 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

I can't imagine what it would like going from a medium market like Beaverton / Portland to a small town with only a 1,000 people in it. You are so right the marketing would be so different than what I'm used to and though I think I would be up for the challenge, I do know it would be tough.

Sep 09, 2010 07:31 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Have been in your market to visit my brother who was the plant manager of Freightliner, the truck factory. He lives in Vancouver WA and shops in Portland OR now due to the way the tax laws are structured Respect Realty LLC !

Apr 12, 2019 02:42 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Todd, it would have some of the same marketing, listing, dealing with buyers, sellers, public elements. But what is sought after for features as the top three on the list of ten is different depending on price tags, economic local conditions, community preference too. So the easy to heat aspect of a Maine property with heavy insulation, updates to windows, furnace could go on depth ears in say North Carolina if interweaved in ad copy, details about the listing. However, just termite guarded, spreayed for ticks, tested for mold might be something important there that make Mainers say termites, what termites. A termite inspector would be like the Maytag repair man in Northern Maine. Winter takes care of that varmit.

Sep 10, 2010 12:57 AM
Tom Hoffman
Top Priority Realty, LLC - Brighton, CO

This is what I really enjoy about AR is the sharing of ideas from all over the country. I correspond with a Realtor in California who sent me the details on a new program they are using. Thanks for the post.

Sep 12, 2010 03:17 PM
Tricia Houston
Lending Maven Mortgage - Denver, Colorado - Highlands Ranch, CO

I can see the excitement but smaller towns I am sure you know are tought to crack....would be ALOT of work!

Sep 12, 2010 03:35 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

As an excercise so you are not just a local yocal real estate agent, broker, REALTOR, what if you pick another state, another market for real estate and wander in as a buyer on line? You can quickly pick up that this zip code seems to command a lot more money. That the housing styles boil down to this, this and that many other nuances pop out. Plus the way the agents, brokers in that the sites are designed, what is done right, what observation you make about the market players. Learning from is easy to think your day to day is unique...when others in the real estate market are doing pretty much the same thing...or not. Many agents, brokers have more zeros in the listing properties than others and there is where some of the different peddling property techniques come in to play.

Nov 25, 2010 08:30 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Andrew this is a really interesting concept - pretend 'as if' you were moving to another state and how would things be different. Vast differences from market to market. Maine to Phoenix is an entirely different ball game - and yet not!

Side note - we've been playing another game this week "if you were new in real estate' what would you do?  Or if you are not in real estate how would you view X or X?  We've been coming up with some pretty interesting ideas!

Jul 26, 2017 04:30 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  I love to pick a market, any real estate market and then make believe I am a buyer... head in and see what the real estate professionals are doing in that zip code. That's is where you learn better or more creative ways to do what we do back in our own Maine market. Will check out the game thread for the daily double to win the free cruise. It is a free two week cruise that goes through the Panama Canal and winds around Hawaii right?

Apr 12, 2019 02:40 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

HOLY MOLY I didn't realize you wrote this in 2010 - very cool!

Jul 26, 2017 04:40 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Andrew Mooers - you are still the same. You have done it, you can do it again....

Jul 26, 2017 10:36 PM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You can do it Corinne Guest ... You apply many of the same principles that follow you... you creatively transpose other daily routines to fit the new surroundings right? Change is good and for anyone wearing the "R", if you relocate or stay practicing in the same surroundings, everyday is one where you reinvent what you do. That's why I love this job... it is ever changing to keep up with technology, to understand and serve buyers and sellers more completely.

Apr 12, 2019 02:34 AM