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Selling Your Lake House (or Camp)

A camp on the water.

Whether it's affectionately known as the lake house, the camp, or some other name; whether it has a beach, a dock, or just a beautiful view; your lakefront property holds memories. So when it comes time to sell, regardless of the reason, many emotions can surface.

We understand the myriad of feelings that come with selling real estate. (We're not just about appraisals and closing costs!) But, we also know that it's our job to make sure you get the best possible offer. The agents here at Coldwell Banker Rizzo Mattson, Realtors have lots of experience with waterfront sales throughout Central Maine. We want to help you with the practical aspects of preparing your property. Here are some specific waterfront recommendations:

1. The Waterfront

You've heard of curb appeal, but now you need to double it. There's the curb appeal of your property as you drive up to it, but there's also the curb appeal from the water. How does your house look from that angle? Perhaps you can add flowers, clear brush, or spruce up the trees to make this view picure-perfect.

2.  The Dock/Deck

It's never a fun job, but it's crucial to replace worn boards. Consider repainting or re-staining this area for a fresh look. Attention to these details will pay off...really.

3. The Water

It may seem obvious, but we have to point it out anyway  Clean this area so there are no weeds or rocks. This is where you can really impress prospective buyers. We don't want them to ever consider the maintenance, just the enjoyment of their toes in the sand.

4. The Boathouse

If you have one, give it some attention. We recommend keeping the boat somewhere else so prospects can see the structure's true size  Clean out the inside; make sure there are no nests or other unwanted signs of animals  Give it a fresh coat of paint if you can.

Lakefront in Maine encompasses break-taking views year-round, boating, swimming, sunrises, sunsets, and relaxation.

Don't you want your buyer to pay top-dollar for that?

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