I have been out of touch on my wordpress blog here for way too long. We had a couple of closings since I wrote my last post and I am negotiating a sale on a condominium in a nearby town.
We also took our two week vacation starting July 23rd until August 6th. We headed out the afternoon of July 23rd and headed to Bangor , Maine where we spent the night with friends in the Sam’s Club parking lot. I was surprised at how quiet it was and we really felt safe. It was quieter there than in some campgrounds we have been in before.
We left around 8 am on the 24th and headed to Saint Martin in New Brunswick, Canada and stayed at the Century Farms Campground in Saint Martin. We were just around the corner from the Fundy Trail.
A place I have always wanted to visit was the Hopewell Rocks or the Flower Pot Rocks at the Bay of Fundy .
This was a fascinating place as this is where the worlds highest tides rise and fall twice a day.
After that great trip we went to our yearly stomping grounds at the KOA campground in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Well, we were home until the 12th of August and then ventured out to Salisbury Beach State Reservation Campground where we set up our home office and went back and forth to work as we took care of our customers and clients. It’s nice to be able to call the beach home.
We will probably head back there in mid September before we go to our state REALTOR convention at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH.
Playing once a week really can hurt your golf game. I found this year that playing only once has my short game in a tizzy. I have found that my chipping has really suffered. I have to really dig deep to concentrate on what I am doing. I have found that a lot of my fairway approach shots have been let’s say less than stellar. I noticed that I have a tendency to lift my head a little and skull a few approach shots. Lack of practicing for sure.
The course is short from the white markers where we play in our league and low irons are a must as an errant wood will surely handcuff you in the woods.
I was able to salvage a decent round that day as I birdied the par 5 18th. I had a good drive into the wind and then a real good 3 wood to within a few feet of the green then my chip shot was left about 5 feet below the hole. My match had a fantastic drive and second shot to within 3 feet and he missed the eagle putt, bummer. I ended up winning the match and getting 4 points for our team.
We have a statewide MLS System here in New Hampshire called NNEREN which stands for Northern New England Real Estate Network. We were the first statewide MLS in the country. Rah Rah.
Part of our rules and regulations say our sellers can opt in or opt out of having their names printed in the “owners” section of the MLS. That’s all well and good for the right to privacy.
What really gets me is that many agents leave the name of the seller out on purpose because they fear if the listing expires then their competitor will have an easy time contacting their seller to try and get the listing. They actually think they are outsmarting the competition by hiding the sellers name!
What the listing agent forgets is that the Book and Page of the Deed is also a required field. So, if you say you are protecting the privacy of the owner then I wonder if you really are? Anyone can find out who the owner is by tracking the book and page number of the deed.
In New Hampshire most of the counties Registry of Deeds are online now and some towns are too. You can search town records by address, how easy is that? Real easy.
It cracks me up to see Owners name “on file” then go click on the on-line required sellers disclosures that are signed by guess who…the sellers! Yet the Owners name is “on file”. The arrow below is where we upload disclosures, deeds, tax bills etc…