Marketing Historic Homes

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Real Estate Agent with TLC Realty, LLC BA915050

I am currently up against a roadblock with one of my listings.   This particular home is a beautful former tavern ell in the historic village district of New Gloucester, Maine.  The house is in good condition physically and was built in 1797 so it's safe to say it's seen a few owners.   The price is much lower than any similar properties on the market but I just can't seem to generate any interest whatsoever.  The original list date was back in Novemeber, at a price of $279,900. We had some interest at that point, but nothing that materialized into an offer.   I really feel that the market for this home is with out of state buyers, but am not really sure what to do to market to them.  I've had zero luck with print advertising and have used many online advertising venues with similar results.   I'm actually strongly considering ebay, but for $150 I'm not really sure it's worth it.  Does anyone have any experience marketing historic homes inexpensively or have any additional ideas I could try?

 

Comments (3)

Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Tell them it is haunted..and Stephen King is considering making a movie here..that should make the phone ring and place disappear!  How's it going Justin?

Jun 17, 2008 09:54 AM
Doug Hersom
Lakewood Capital Inc. - Brunswick, ME

Before you list it on ebay give me a call... I'm no realtor but my firm does have a marketing campaign for realtors. Our program is paid for by us with NO cost to you, we do this in an effort to build our network and develop relationships. We can list your property and give it more visibility and presence on the web. Some of the realtors using this method have seen 50+ looks per day. Let me know what you think, sounds like it might work for you!

Jul 18, 2008 06:22 AM
Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Great post and the comments on it are wonderful. Thanks for the info. Have a great holiday. I will pass it along to my guys up east.

T

Dec 17, 2008 01:18 AM