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: