Thursday, October 20, 2016

Drone Photos by Penobscot Bay in Lincolnville, Maine

I decided to test out drone photos on a listing of mine yesterday. Being a hobby photographer, I've thought about buying a drone. But there's quite a bit of coordination involved in setting up the drone, setting up the shot, moving it around, and watching both the drone in the sky, the screen and controls in your hand. I think for now I'll hire someone to do my drone photos!

These are a few from Glenmoor By the Sea.

Enjoy the view and the foliage from the coast of Maine!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Maine Thing Is You...

Thank you Maine Office of Tourism I couldn't agree more!

Idyllic Autumn in Maine Postcard!

I snapped this while driving through Damariscotta toward Pemaquid Point - not a bad capture, and fabulous subject matter! If this doesn't exude New England in the fall, I'm not sure what does!

The Importance of Owner's Quarters in a Bed and Breakfast

Jan Wolf of our Team just wrote a blog post on the increasing importance of nice owner's quarters space. Worth a quick read.

More and more buyers today are placing a great deal of emphasis on finding just the right space.  And some buyers are families with a need for more than one bedroom.

After all, this is a lifestyle 'job change' and buyers aren't looking to completely sacrifice living space.

This is a basement!
Basements can be quite nice, it's all in the finishes...
(this is not my listing)

And these are photos of owner's quarters space from some of my listings........

The photos I've shown here are not what we typically find. They are exceptional. However, don't get discouraged if an inn has a basement apartment. My inn was a basement apartment, with hardwood floors and completely finished drywall ceiling, etc. It's really all in the finishes. If you have plenty of windows for natural light, even better. But let's remember something, you aren't going to be spending the majority of your time IN your quarters. You're going to be spending your time in the INN and on your business!

Contact me to discuss anything on your mind. I'm here to help!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Ah, yes, autumn in Maine!

I just saw this posted on Facebook by one of my beautiful listings, Greenville Inn. They do such a great job with social media. They share some amazing area photos showing the natural beauty of Maine. Check out their Facebook page. Nice job, Terry and Jeff!

The View from Greenville Inn

Friday, September 30, 2016

New Sports Bar and Lodging Property For Sale!

This fun and newly renovated pub offers great food and service and has been a landmark in Maine's River Valley for many years. Strong food and beverage revenue, with the lodging side of the business just beginning. There are 11 guest rooms with private baths and 3 rooms currently used for storage which could be converted to the owner's suite. A great opportunity and cash flow for this price! See the listing page on my website for more details. Offered at $599,000

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Find the inn of your dreams?

The Atlantean Cottage in Bar Harbor

Just add it to your cart!

Wouldn't it be funny if searching for an inn was as easy as online shopping?  See what you like? Just add it to your cart. All credit cards accepted, PayPal, Apple Pay, etc. You get it. One click, done.

Well, the reality is, it's not that easy. You can browse for weeks, months and even years. It's different than the world of residential real estate. The "buy now" button could possibly work with residential, providing you can add contingencies to your "cart". But the world of commercial real estate and acquisition of an investment business is a completely different animal. 

And establishing a relationship with an experienced broker (yes, I am referring to myself!) can make the process much easier and can save you time (and possibly frustration). The process is much longer and finding the right property for you can take much more time. I have clients with whom I've been working for a couple years. But that's not necessarily a bad thing. That just means that I've taken the time to really understand what their needs are and to have the patience to find the right property for them. Even if they don't know what their needs are. And they appreciate that I do that. I care to put my clients in the right property, not just any property.  

So feel free to reach out to me and get some dialog started or follow on Facebook or Instagram; I know Maine and I cover a lot of it. 

And check out my listings on