Professional Client Representation - One of the key differences of The New England Real Estate Company.
We are very fortunate in that the Realtors and Brokers in our company all pride themselves with providing our clients with exceptional and professional client buyer - broker representation for the state of Maine. Our companies' goal is to always exceed your expectations.
Our belief is simple.
To provide our clients with a fresh, professional and straightforward approach to real estate with an old fashioned New England ethic.
Our passion is Maine.
We represent, market and sell Maine's finest farms, homes, land & waterfront properties and we look forward to the opportunity to represent your needs in a concise, detailed and helpful manner.
Our Buyer’s Guide to Professional Maine Real Estate Representation
Buying real estate in Midcoast Maine today requires a professional approach and representation. We are no longer in a normal market, and we are not your usual brokers. We are a back-road driving, strong-listening, and smart-thinking group. We will seriously use and respect your time.
We will act as your Maine area guide, helping to provide local introductions to what we love most about our beautiful state. We also offer the helpful knowledge only locals can provide. More importantly, we will help you find the perfect property and answer all of your questions concisely.
When we first meet, we provide you with our New Buyer’s Guide, which includes:
- Real Estate Brokerage Relationship Form by The Maine Real Estate Commission.
- Exclusive Buyer Representation Agreement of The New England Real Estate Company.
- Residential Property Transaction Booklet by The Maine Association of Realtors.
- Maps of the local towns & copies of all active MLS listings relating to your search.
- Copy of our Maine Purchase & Sale Agreement for you to become familiar with.
Then when you decide on The New England Real Estate Company to represent you:
- We meet in person and discuss brokerage relationships in more detail and then mutually sign an exclusive buyer representation agreement, which identifies our agent-client relationship. This acknowledges us as your exclusive buyer representative.
- This agreement identifies the various Maine counties where we will be providing representation for you and helps identify the kind of property you desire.
- This agreement also helps spell out the extent of our fiduciary responsibilities, and provides an expiration date in providing representation for you.
We Guide You Through the Real Estate Process
When we begin, our first step is setting you up within our client and MLS databases, so all future MLS listings can begin to be automatically forwarded to your preferred email address if you wish, as well as having you correctly in our client contacts for all future correspondence.
Save Time! Sign up for your own MLS Email Alerts.
We encourage all of our clients who wish to save time, to sign up for our free automatic email updates directly on our website. This is by far, our #1 word of advice we give all of our active clients wishing to perform their most accurate searches.
It's easy. You set your own criteria and times you wish to receive your own reports. Never miss a new listing or a price reduction again. Save your favorite property searches for quick and easy access. Keep an eye on your favorite listings by saving them to your account. Emails alert you the moment a listing that matches your interests hits the market. And as your goals change, refine your searches with the touch of a button! Sign up to save time and receive your MLS email updates now by clicking here.
Now we start our search...and at your pace. Our schedule is your schedule and if it takes days and miles to find that one property, we are in. You have our full attention from day one.
“We love it - It’s perfect...Lets write an offer!”
At the time we find that perfect property for you, our work is just beginning. We help prepare your offer to be as clean as possible with protective contingencies. We talk in great detail about local area values and give you written comparisons from the marketplace. When financing, we suggest you take the opportunity to be pre-qualified with a lender of your choice, to ease the sellers mind.
And we help present your interest professionally to Sellers. Not just as buyers, but as people. Sellers want to know more about you as a buyer - its only natural. We will suggest you write a personal letter to accompany your offer - to tell them about you, your family, and why you love the property. You are the buyer and we help you put your best foot forward the first time. This one simple step will tell them more about you then any offer alone can and may help you gain the perfect property.
Securing Your Offer
Typically, your offer to purchase is presented with a 1%- 5% deposit as earnest money. This is usually either wire-transferred or deposited by means of a personal check within our brokerage real estate trust account. When the seller accepts your offer, the closing will probably happen within 30 - 45 days. Buyers often have contingences, which allow time to review title work, surveys, secure an appraisal, and order an inspection.
And when you are not in town, we will continue to handle every detail of your transaction. Such as; working with the title-company, preparation of your loan documents and settlement statement, assisting with transferring utilities, and seeing you have a recorded deed and title policy.
Our goal is not only to keep things on track, but also to surpass your expectations up to the closing - and years after.
It may go without saying, but we will not sell you any property that we do not believe in ourselves. This trust is what we are about. This is a core belief of our company, our being and why we love our profession.
Please reach us at your convenience at 207.236.7000 or 888.236.7015 or feel free to send us an email to: info@TheNewEnglandReCo.com or visit our web page "Our Difference - Our Brokers" to set up an appointment to meet.
Thank you for inquiring about professional buyer representation with our company. We look forward in working together soon!
Additional Terms & Services we provide our clients
Maine Real Estate Relationships
If you are looking to buy real estate in Maine, it is important you understand how you want to be best represented in a transaction:
Buyer's Representative (buyer’s agent)
A buyer’s agent is hired by prospective buyers to represent them in a real estate transaction. The buyer's representative works in the buyer's best interest throughout the transaction and owes fiduciary duties to the buyer. The buyer can pay the licensee directly through a negotiated fee, but in almost 100% of the time, the buyer's representative would be paid by the seller normally through a commission split with the seller’s agent.
Disclosed Dual Agent
Dual-agency is a relationship in which the brokerage firm represents both the buyer and the seller in the same real estate transaction. Dual-agency relationships do not carry with them all of the traditional fiduciary duties to clients. Instead, dual agents owe limited fiduciary duties. Because of the potential for conflicts of interest in a dual-agency relationship, it's vital that all parties give their informed consent. In many states, this consent must be in writing. Disclosed dual-agency, in which both the buyer and the seller are told that the agent is representing both of them, is legal in most states.
Some of our key Client Services we offer our buyers are:
- Counseling for first-time home buyers.
- Tours of local communities for out-of-town purchasers.
- Computerized home search tools through our own MLS email tools for clients who register with our company. At anytime, click on "Contact Us" to sign up for your own personalized email updates today. You set you're own search criteria and we do all the rest for you - each day - automatically.
- Showings of homes which meet your needs.
- Professional Buyer Agency representation.
- Preparation, presentation and negotiating of all offers.
- Overseeing all contract and associated details prior to settlement.
- Attending closing settlement with you.
Visit "Our Difference - Our Brokers" web page for more helpful information about our Realtors and Brokers and learn how they can best help you be professionally represented in your next Maine real estate transaction.