Thursday, January 15, 2009

Where there's a will, there's a way

Maine Winters in Acadia National Park!....Gotta love it!

Acadia Council of Realtors are a hearty group!...Especially if you are a seller's agent...have an appointment to show your listing... and have to get INTO your office to get the listing information, keys and/or card reader before you meet at the property...before you attempt to get INTO your listing to show it. Better allow an extra few hours between appointments!

Seasoned Maine brokers on Mt.Desert Island know that 'where there's a will there's a way'. Not only do they have to shovel their way into their office, they travel with shovels in their cars...and quite often have to shovel their way into the property they plan to show. LL Bean Snow shoes and ice grippers are standard equipment...salt for the ice.....shovels, ice scrapers...and flash lights...(it gets dark mid afternoon!). Other standard equipment includes extra scarves, mittens, hats....granola bars, water...and jumper cables..(never know if that diesel will start after it's been sitting still in sub zero weather!)...Thank goodness for AAA...and polar fleece!..and friends with plow trucks and sanders...but...'where there's a will, there's a way'!....Serious buyers rarely cancel an appointment just because there's a little blizzard or 'Nor'easter'...Hiking boots and fluorescent gear help when you're trekking down the highway in a blizzard (because the diesel should not be 'out and about' in sub zero weather).....hoping to arrive in time to shovel, sweep, and de-ice get the door open and the lights on before the buyers and their agent arrive.

...It's no wonder that on Mount Desert Island it is common for the listing broker to meet the buyers and their agent at the property. Buyers' agents in Acadia National Park are 'wicked smart'....They don't mind giving the listing agent advance notice to show a property...that allows plenty of time for shoveling decks, sidewalks, and entryways.
(Thanks, Betty, for serving us hot cocoa this AM at your Bar Harbor Hostel listing.....very much appreciated after coming back from seeing Gail's unheated shorefront home near the Maine Seacoast Mission at the Colket Center. (7 degrees this AM....... Burrrrr) ...(Gail...loved your full length racoon fur coat and red hat!)

Gotta love this winter wonderland!...."Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow"
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