Sunday, December 19, 2010

NEW LISTING! 1802 House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine

Just listed! 1802 House Inn Bed and Breakfast in Kennebunkport, Maine. A fabulous, spacious 6 guest room inn backing to Arundel Golf Club just a half a mile from Dock Square. Owners Quarters are a step above, high quality finishes, granite, Mexican tile, jetted tubs, tiled showers, 3/4 of an acre, 6 fireplaces and more. Beautiful NEW paint job showcases the ornamental details in the shingles. Substantial business. Contact me for more details. Visit my website for more photos and listing details.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Looking for a restaurant on the Maine coast?

I previewed three restaurants in Boothbay Harbor the other day - fabulous views, strong businesses, great locations. The agent has asked me to see if I have any interested buyers, contact me for details!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

New Price! Riverside Inn and Restaurant, East Machias $449,000

Riverside Inn and Restaurant is very reasonably priced with a strong local business, offering 4 guest rooms with private baths, charming full service country inn style restaurant and private owners quarters, along the charming Machias River. See the listing details  on my website.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

My Mobile Office...

You can see from this photo I have (or rather I AM) a completely mobile office (yes, I know, I need a MAC and I think I will also get the Mi-Fi) but my point is this -  I am devoted to being what I need to be, where I need to do it, to buyers or sellers. I've uploaded all of my listing paperwork in Google docs so that I can send information from anywhere, even from the iPad if I don't have my laptop with me. And with e-fax I can receive and send faxes directly to my laptop or iPad. My objective is to do business seamlessly where and when I need to. If I can respond at the drop of a hat, which might only take 5 minutes out of what I'm doing, I'm good with that 24/7. Response time is everything. At least for me it is...

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Introducing The Tech Savvy Innkeeper...

The Tech Savvy Innkeeper has just been launched! Web technology for the aspiring and current innkeeper or anyone in the hospitality industry. Visit the website and follow me on Facebook! Have ideas or questions? I'm happy to listen. Communication is a two way street.

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Art of Breakfast cookbook is available for pre-order on Amazon!

Some of you might have followed my cookbook writing journey over the past 5 months, but for those of you who have not, an editor from Down East Magazine came to a workshop called "the Art of Breakfast" I was holding for the Maine Innkeeping Academy last spring at the Danforth Inn. It was really about shortcuts and techniques to dress a plate, to beautify breakfast for your guests but without adding too many steps for the innkeeper. Included is a nice selection of afternoon baked goods that are often enjoyed at a classic B&B. These are recipes that I tweaked so that I pleased the majority of the guests the majority of the time (you can't please everyone all of the time)...

After the class, the editor approached me about writing a cookbook based on my experience as a former innkeeper and as an advocate for Maine and the hospitality industry in Maine. I started writing by June 1st and submitted the manuscript on November 7th. The book is due out Spring, 2011.

Being a marketing "maven" so to speak, I have Google alerts set up for all kinds of things relevant to my brokerage niche, not to mention my name. So the other day, I get a Google alert for "Dana Moos Maine" and what do I find but a link to Amazon books for my not-yet-released cookbook! It's available for pre-order! I just wanted to share this with you as some of you are aspiring innkeepers, clients and now friends of mine.

Feel free to help me spread the word! :)


The Swan Agency Sotheby's International Realty's new marketing campaign!

For a couple years now, I've been marketing the Maine lifestyle. Individually, many of us have. But now, The Swan Agency Sotheby's International Realty is focusing its marketing campaign in the same fashion as we see in this fabulous ad! I'm thrilled to be a part of this. And just in time for Thanksgiving. I'm thankful I am able to live and work in this beautiful state of Maine...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Where first impressions are everything, is my website making the cut?

What better way to find the answer than to go directly to my subscribers. You can all help me by taking this 5 second visual test of what makes an impact on your memory with just 5 seconds. Interesting results. Each time I perform this test, I make changes. In the end, it helps us both! If you don't know about it, it's great for anyone with a website!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just for fun - can you match the month with the Maine sunrise or sunset photo?

Myth: Maine is not grey and dismal all winter...

Top to bottom 1-12 represent a photo taken each month of a sunrise or a sunset...

Can you figure when each of these photos was taken? 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Some of my listings have the most beautiful period and architectural details...

I will be the first to admit I do see some spectacular real estate in my job. Historic inns and bed and breakfasts, restored to the glory of yesteryear always fascinate me. And I love stairways. And opulent canopy beds. And architectural details. They just seem to take you back in time...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NEW PRICE! Timbercliffe Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Camden, Maine

Now offered at $1,275,000 - this is a gorgeous 6 guest room B&B in Camden on High Street just a few steps out of town with a water view high above the Penobscot Bay. The inn has been fully renovated and modernized with historic styled furnishings and paint colors, hand painted stair risers, custom window treatments to match the custom bedding and fabrics - it's just beautiful. It takes you back to early American times with the comfort of today. The wood burning fireplace in the library offers guests a cozy room to relax in while the more formal parlor offers a gas fireplace.

Owners quarters are done in the same decor with beautiful hardwood floors, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, living room and private entrance. The inn's kitchen is large with a center island, plenty of cabinets and table space for private innkeeper dining. Storage, laundry, two additional entrances are all innkeeper amenities. A detached shed and garage further enhance this property.

Visit the listing on my website for more details and property photos

Friday, November 5, 2010

INCENTIVE offered on Birch Bay Retirement Village

Sign a purchase and sale prior to December 31, 2010 and Birch Bay Village will waive a year of association fees, including real estate taxes. This is quite a savings. Contact me for more information or visit the listing details on my website.

Luxury Homes in Birch Bay Retirement Village in Bar Harbor, Maine

For those of you considering retirement or have family members at that stage in their lives, Birch Bay Retirement Village is a gorgeous over 55 adult community bordering Acadia National Park, in Bar Harbor, Maine. Single and Duplex homes available from $285,000 to $396,000. All offer 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, four season sunroom, gas fireplace, hardwood floors and beautiful mountain and ocean views. In the early retirement stages? Spend your Summers in Bar Harbor and Winters down South, enjoying the best of both. Birch Bay Village's management team will handle the rental of your unit when you're not in town. Visit the listing on my website for more details. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

New Listing in Bar Harbor, Bay Meadow Cottages - $896,000

Bay Meadow Cottages in Bar Harbor Maine - being offered at $896,000 with a very solid seasonal business, 14 cabins with private baths, kitchenettes, most with water view and all with water access. A great opportunity to own a small seasonal business near Acadia National Park. 


For more details and photos,. visit the listing on my website:

Monday, October 25, 2010

PRICE REDUCTION - Abbington's Seaview Motel and Cottages in Lincolnville, Maine

Now offered at an extremely reasonable and priced to sell $379,000. Just a few miles from Camden, situated on Route 1 with a view of the Penobscot Bay. Great seasonal business opportunity. Visit my website for more details.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wilson Pond Camps on Lower Wilson Pond, Greenville

I wasn't able to make it back up to the Moosehead region this fall for the foliage so I reposted the photos this morning to live virtually through my own photos! This is Wilson Pond Camps on Lower Wilson Pond in Greenville. I admit I didn't know of Wilson Pond until I listed this property; it is one of the most spectacular lakes I've seen in all of Maine. The mountains are dramatic and the lake is beautiful...

Saturday, October 16, 2010

NEW LISTING! Rose Eden Cottages, Bar Harbor $849,000

Rose Eden Cottages in Bar Harbor, Maine is conveniently located to all attractions on Mount Desert Island. It has 10 single bedroom cottages and 2 large family units. Lovely interiors, mostly with pine walls and hardwood floors, small kitchenettes. The two larger 2 bedroom units have gas stoves and full kitchens. The septic system has room for expansion for one additional large family unit. There's a detached retail/workshop building, separate owners home with 3 bedrooms, 1 1/2 baths, wood stove, living, dining room, office for check-ins. The property sits next to Bar Harbor Cellars. Hadley Point Beach with a large picnic area is only 1/2 mile from the Cottages.

Strong income with room to increase rates, occupancy and revenue. The cottages have been pet-friendly (with hardwood floors they're much easier to clean between guests) as there's a great demand - Maine is a pet-friendly state!

Visit my website for more details.