Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sharing my client's excitement.....

Just the other day I brought a buyer and seller together with a signed purchase and sale agreement for a lovely inn in Bar Harbor.

After I sent over a copy of the ratified contract to the buyer, the image below appeared in the body of their response email and it just made me smile.

Their excitement makes me feel really content as their broker. And as a former innkeeper, I know very well what they're going through. Also funny, when I informed them that the seller accepted their last counter offer, the text I received read "OH MY GOD!!!!!" and I recall that feeling when our broker told us back in 2004 that our offer had been accepted.

Later that day, the fist pump emoticon was exchanged in our texts! Despite the sometimes difficult road of brokerage, it's nice sharing our clients' emotions.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Listing! Jolly Drayman Pub and Briar Lea Inn near Sunday River in Bethel, Maine

Located just a few miles from Sunday River Ski Resort, Briar Lea Inn and the Jolly Drayman Pub have been hosting guests for years. The wood-clad English style pub is open from 5-9pm and serves comfort bar foods, making it manageable for a new owner who enjoys cooking but might not be an experienced chef! Upstairs are 6 comfortable guest rooms with en-suite baths. Visit the listing page on my website for more details. This financially viable and turnkey business is offered at a very reasonable $595,000.

Monday, October 20, 2014

SOLD 10/20/14! Pine Grove Cottages in Lincolnville, Maine!

I'm thrilled to congratulate buyers Garry and Barbara Schwall (left) and sellers Patricia and Michael Salvo! Pine Grove Cottages has been hosting guests in midcoast Maine for years and we wish Garry and Barbara the best as they continue with the tradition. As for Patricia and Michael, they can enjoy some well deserved time off! I was pleased to represent both buyers and sellers as a Disclosed Dual Agent.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Every step of the way, ASK your broker!

I met with clients earlier this week to discuss moving forward on a bed and breakfast acquisition. Ironically, they were guests that stayed with my husband and I at our inn, close to 10 years ago (they picked our brain about the innkeeping business, apparently we were inspiring!). They told me it was something I said back then that resonated with them "this is work, but it's not a job". And they continued to contemplate this lifestyle change over the years. Talk about a long term, well thought out plan!

They had a list of questions with them they wanted to review. At some point during our discussions, the answer always seemed to lead to 'just ask me'.

That's what I'm here for. To guide you, to give you the tools to help you make an informed decision. Even if you think you might know the answer, ask me. Why chance making assumptions which could result in costly mistakes? There is absolutely no room for mistakes in real estate transactions.

So my clients laughed and said it was like a flow chart, where all turns lead to DANA! Which reminded me of a favorite childhood toy, the Magic 8 Ball! So thanks for the blog post idea, J&A!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

New Listing near Acadia National Park! Open Hearth Inn, Trenton

Open Hearth Inn in Trenton, Maine and priced right for a strong seasonal business! Great visibility, great location, great owner's quarters.

For full details, visit the listing on my website. Offered at $675,000