Paul Diou's (pdiou) Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Maine Realty LLC
So, you want to buy a home- but its winter time and you live in the north east- Great! lets get our boots, our hats and some MLS brochures! Every day is a great day to buy or sell real estate- don't let some chilly weather, piles of snow- slick freezing rain or dark afternoons stop you from takin...
I cannot help but wonder where have all the good lenders gone as of lately:  I am the first Realtor to tell you that tighter regs were warranted and needed to stop the proliferation of bad loans that ran rampant throughout Maine only years ago.  But where are all the good lending programs?  There...
Welcome to Maine List For! "For Sale With Owner and Maine Realty"  The way selling Real Estate should be!   Our service is simple and effective.  We will list your home "For Sale With Owner and Maine Realty" for only $500! We offer Maine Resdients a convenient an...
If you use Maine Realty when you're looking to buy your first/ next property, your Maine Realty agent will:  provide access to all MLS listings, set up showings, be ready to conduct negations, obligations and paperwork between you and the seller, (or the seller's real estate agent) i.e. disclosur...
  Having a buyer's agent is key to your success when you are buying a home, an investment property, a piece of land or commercial property.  A buyer's agent works exclusively for you and helps in ways that cannot be imagined- from expertise in a particular area, to the experience to know of pote...
January 2009 The State of Maine allows Realtors (Agents, Brokers under an Agency) to offer Real Estate Rebates to customers and clients- The US Department of Justice promotes such rebates as they foster competion- in fact there are only a handful of states that do not allow Real Estate Rebates, a...
January 2009- A GREAT TIME TO BUY! I am telling all of my investor clients that now is a great time to be buying- many think that because of the winter snow and the doom and gloom in the air that they should keep still- I am encouraging them to the opposite:  Right now presents some of the best b...
 A trend that was made popular on the west coast is the issuing of rebates to buyers after a closing, this is also known as fee splitting.  Many of the agencies who issue such rebates often give a percent of the purchase price back to the buyer if the buyer chooses that particular firm to be the ...
When it comes to getting back to customers or potential customers, five minutes is too long let alone 8 hours.  First and foremost real estate professionals are in the business of lead generation--at all times.  This means that we most always, always put our clients and customers above our own go...

Paul Diou

Broker & Owner Maine Realty LLC
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