There are many ways to search for homes in Maine, especially on the Internet. You can visit one of several large national sites where most, but not all, of the homes for sale are available. These sites often include lots of generic information, all manner of advertising and feature realtors who pay to advertise there.
A second and more popular method is to do a Google or Bing search of the local town or area that interests you using common keywords such as “Portland Maine Real Estate”, “Falmouth Maine Homes for Sale” or “Maine Waterfront Property”. The results will include a mixture of national and local sites.
It is here that websites like ours are prominently displayed in the SERPs (search engine results pages). This is also known as “organic search results.”
Focusing on Local Information that is Helpful
Although it may sound like an unabashed plug (which it is) we have found that our emphasis on original local content, meaningful information and unfettered access to ALL properties for sale in Maine (via the MLS) has proven to be a good resource for current (and future) clients.
One of our best features is Market Watch, which allows clients to provide us with their personal home buying criteria and we then create a customized search. As new properties matching these requirements come on the market you are notified, via email, of all potential matches.
It is a great way to stay current – and reduce the stress of online shopping!
Michael, along with his wife Laura, is co-owner of Maine Home Connection, an independent real estate company located in Portland. Maine. Together they started the brokerage from scratch with a new vision of what a company could look like if it focused completely on the needs of our clients and our agents.