Post Mortem Of An Expired ME Real Estate Property Listing.

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Real Estate Agent with MOOERS REALTY ME Broker License 106759

The new property listing hits the market, bells and whistles going off loudly.

Much fanfare about the new real estate inventory addition during the honeymoon period. Made the agency office phone ring with inquiries, the email server to hum with a red glow of activity.

But. If. Why.maine caspian horses photo

The real estate property listing did not get scheduled for a sit down closing.

What went wrong?

It becomes time to stop horsing around, putting a property owner's life on hold.

When you are the second real estate agent or broker to be tapped to head to the mound.

After the call to the bull pen for the warm up to loosen the pitching arm.

The new real estate sign on the front lawn owner has the job of interviewing the seller. Touring the property and study of the deed, plat maps, and taking careful real estate notes. To see what makes this property listing distinctive and for who in the wild blue yonder audience that will be marketed to in the matchmaking.

As the previous real estate handling, approach to the job at hand work is studied, what went wrong becomes crystal clear.maine white water raft photo

Usually a combination of things really.

Over priced real estate listings don't sell is one theme song that is heard playing in the background.

Someone has to tell the owner who screams "I'm not going to give it away" that market value rules the day.

Or everything goes upside down from the listing table on the way to the property sale closing.

Often times, just sheer lack of details in the property real estate propaganda is another major loose end.

How could the other end of the real estate signal make a decision on which properties to filter out, which to keep and add to the short list? Where's the beef as the old lady at Wendy's just wanting a big square, juicy, satisfying burger whines? If skimpy, missing important details just are not in the real estate what's it all about presentation of A to Z.

When the real estate property buyer has too little to go on, passed over happens to the neglected property listing.brownie in a can photo

Or assumptions, the wrong ones are made about it because the imagination, hope is a funny thing.

Until showing up at the address and realizing what they expected to find is not what they did in the walk around, kick the tires.

To sample one of the open house brownies.

Lack of marketing or luke warm effort getting the word out is another reason properties dry up and die on the real estate vine unsold.

Too many of the same kind and all priced in a tight knot affects the pick me pick me.

Just like at the local pound for lost animals needing a home with all those sad big brown or blue eyes trying to make the point.

Pretty much non stop meowing, barking with the bad cinderblock hard surface acoustics. Of all hands on deck saying please take me home would ya? Get me out of this wire smelly cage with the harsh lighting and concrete floor pronto.maine welcome photo

Marketing Maine Real Estate ... how to approach each listing takes a little plan your work, work your plan. Just as the parents, coaches, all the mentors in early life taught you.

Using new methods to do it better to reach a larger audience, with healthy frequency for round the clock exposure. To make the connection between real estate property listing and the buyer who needs it.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, ME Broker

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Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
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Sometimes just being refreshed/new MLS#/new photos/new marketing plan is just what's needed to get a "tired" home sold...

Jun 09, 2015 09:22 PM #1
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Cheryl Johnson
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"Market value rules the day" ... some first-time-on-the-market sellers really and truly do not grasp this until they have been through the cycle a few times ... no matter how strongly we urge them .... 

Jun 09, 2015 10:38 PM #2
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c) ... You are so right.

Cheryl Johnson ... Ignore the market, forget the sale. Pull up the sign. Two reasons property won't sell.

Jun 10, 2015 01:42 AM #3
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Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
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Hi Andrew.  Being the second one in works if it is priced right.

Jun 10, 2015 09:04 PM #4
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

So true!   Conrad Allen 

Jun 11, 2015 03:19 AM #5
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Andrew

The number one reason a property doesn't sell is price . . . .  An overpriced listing will limit the number of showing and become a trend leading to no sale.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 11, 2015 11:35 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
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You got that right Lou Ludwig !

Jun 12, 2015 08:32 PM #7
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Andy. What immediately came to mind was price, but by no means it that always the case. Photos and first impression of the property comes to mind.

Make it a great weekend!

Jun 12, 2015 08:59 PM #8
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