Wrapping Up a Busy Summer of Selling Real Estate in Mid-Coast Maine . . .
Being Columbus Day, I am trying very hard not to work today - - yes, I have one thing I need to scan and email, but that will take only a few minutes . . . really! My plan is to use today to clean up the aftermath of a busy summer real estate selling season in Mid-Coast Maine . . . I guess that IS work, oh well. I have several under contracts to babysit and a few listings that will be coming off the market between now and Thanksgiving and it's time to clean up the aftermath. That includes cleaning up the paperwork disaster in my office, organizing files, cleaning out my email folders, catching up on reading all those pages I dog-eared for later, and yes, getting back to posting on my blog.
I like to write, so when there isn't anything new posted on my blog, you have to know that I'm busy helping folks buy and sell homes. While I am negotiating a contract, or in the middle of a transaction, or one falls apart, or has difficulty closing, I am given so many ideas for posts but just don't have time to type them up. I think, "Wow, did I just learn from that - - if I can just write about it and share the experience, someone else (home buyer or home seller, another agent or even a loan rep) could be spared from some time waster or some emotional pain."
Now that things have calmed down a bit, I will have to figure out which to write about first: The over-underwriting (I think she thought she was a structural engineer), and re-underwriting by a lender that delayed a closing 3 times? The buyers who waited 6 months for Short Sale Consent only to be told the lender would not approve because of "positive cash flow" (after the seller hadn't made a mortgage payment in over 12 months)? Or, the companion story about the listing agent who didn't like doing Short Sales because they took too much of his time? Or the friends who entered into a purchase and sale agreement for a friend who was out of the country with the plan that the contract would be assigned when the friend returned - - guess how that one ended up despite the buyer agent scolding me not to worry, everything is under control? Or should I write about how housing inventory for first time buyers in Mid-Coast Maine has been so scarce over the summer that we have found ourselves in multiple offer situations on ANYTHING under $125,000, even some really rough foreclosure properties?
I hope my blog posts will give a picture of the real estate market in Mid-Coast Maine, but also relate real life experiences illustrating some of the things that we sometimes have to be willing to endure while acquiring or divesting ourselves of "the American Dream" these days.
So, stay tuned . . .
TERRY DRISCOLL, REALTOR : ALLEN & SELIG REALTY
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