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We hope you notice our electronic sign on route 302 across from the intersection of Route 11 in Naples Maine because we love to share with you important points, beyond our new name and proud Logo here at the new Maine Real Estate Choice.

For instance, there has never been a better time to get into a new home with no money down. There are many programs available today that have not been available before. If you are not currently living in your ideal home or your ideal location, we would very much like to help you accomplish two things: Number one discover exactly what the property that you own today is worth in today’s extraordinary market. Our website includes extensive statistics of home and land values in our great Maine Lakes region broken down by categories like waterfront, water access, residential, and land sold within the past five years. In today’s market, multiple offers day one being more the norm today, it is incredibly important that together we decide exactly what your home is worth based upon your personal CMA, which stands for your cost market analysis. It is also important to understand if anything could come up at time of inspection, and discuss options for those scenarios, so that there are no surprises at closing time. For your CMA we research several properties close in proximity recently sold, and we evaluate exactly are what those homes and properties look like compared to yours. There is a lot that goes into selecting the best asking price that hopefully may result in a bit more than expected on closing day. It is a unique time where the odds are that your current home, in your current location, even if it is not ideal for you at this time, is very likely someone else’s potential dream home and location.
Give us a call at 207-693-5200 today.
You will be very glad that you did!

Thinking Safety

So you have your home on the market or you are thinking about calling us or someone, to do so. First, we here at Maine Real Estate Choice have the most experienced team in the great Maine Lakes Region and we hope you will give us a call, come meet with us here in Naples, Maine. We are right across from the intersection of route 11 and 302 and stop by before you make your final decision on who you prefer to work with, to help you with your Real Estate needs. And whomever you choose to work with, here are a few things we want to share with you about basic safety that can be overlooked.
Remember that your trash is another man’s treasure and you just purchased that expensive dream flatscreen and a new sound system to dress up your property for sale. The bunch of empty boxes sitting outside until trash and recycle day triggers an alarm to would-be thieves. Instead of putting the boxes out in plain sight, cut them down, and do not make your new expensive electronics inside so obvious.
Once you start having showings, always hide your personal information,
and do not leave mail or bills out in the open where someone could pocket it for identity theft. Be sure to lock down your computer, lock up your laptop and any other expensive, easy-to-pocket electronics like iPods and phones, before all your showings.
Know that when we are showing your property, it isn’t over till it’s over. We never assume that everyone has left the premises at the end of an open house. We’ll diligently check all of the rooms and the backyard prior to locking the doors. Safety first, and last. Sturdy doors are key to home safety. Make sure that all your home’s doors to the outside are metal or solid, 1 ¾” hardwood, and have good, sturdy locks. Do not use hide-a-keys or leave a key under the mat or the plant pot. Strangers will be walking through the home during an open house. Again, hide any valuables in a safe place. For security’s sake remember to remove keys, credit cards, jewelry, crystal, furs and other valuables from the home, or lock them away out of sight during showings. Also remove prescription drugs. Some seemingly honest people wouldn’t mind getting their hands on a bottle of that may be in your home.

We hope this awareness may be helpful to you. Make it a great week!

Seeking Inventory

The single current challenge in today’s Real Estate marketplace is no different here in the great Maine Lakes Region than it is almost everywhere in the country right now. It matters not if you have land, waterfront, water-view, mountain-view, Lakefront, seasonal or year-round property: It is all at a current peak value due to the demand in the marketplace exceeding available inventory. If you have been debating whether or not to investigate the potential value of your current property, we strongly suggest that you allow us to put together at no charge to you, a fair-market evaluation. This is a comprehensive study of what your home and property is worth in today’s marketplace. The evaluation is based on many factors including location, ongoing costs of ownership – taxes, any association fees – and the most important factor includes the recent sales price that the homes and properties in your area actually brought for a final selling price. Since waterfront and year-round lakefront property is in such high demand here in our Maine Lakes Region, we suggest that if you have any curiosity to see if now is the time for you to capitalize on your investment, you should call us today because our team has more experience here in the region than any other. The need, importance, and value to have an experienced Real Estate Agent and strong Agency working for you has never been more important than today. Especially when it comes to the day that you list your property at the right price: You should immediately be faced with multiple offers – literally often overnight – and at that moment you need the experience we bring to you, to understand the value of each offer based on the purchasers involved. There are many in the marketplace today who suggest that if you are not getting your asking price or even above that figure, either the property is overpriced, or certainly something important has been overlooked. Details matter. Having an experienced Real Estate Agent and team working for you has never mattered more than it does right now. Give us a call today at 207-693-5200. You will be glad that you did!