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Merry Christmas 2017!

by Fontaine Family


Thank you for making 2017
an amazing year!

   We are grateful for our clients,
family, friends,& professionals
who support us all year long.

We wish you a 2018 filled with
health, happiness, and joy!

Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year!

Fontaine Family Team

10 Reasons To Sell During The Holidays!

by Fontaine Family

10 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

1.  People who look for a home during the holidays are more serious buyers.

2.  Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the holidays so you have less competition.

3.  Houses show better when decorated for the holidays.

4.  Buyers are more emotional during the holidays.

5.  Buyers have more time to look for a home during the holidays.

6.  Many people want to buy before the end of the year for tax reasons.

7.  January is traditionally the month for transfers.  Transferees can't wait until spring to buy.  You must be on the market to capture the market.

8.  You may still restrict showings during your personal family events.

9.  You can sell now, but specify a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year if you so desire.

10.  By selling now, you have an opportunity to buy during the spring, when many houses are on the market.

Bottom Line 
By listing now, you may have fewer actual showings, but more qualified and motivated buyers.

The Reason 
You have less competition, resulting in a quicker sale and better price for you.

Are you ready to get started today?  Call us at (207)784-3800 or (207)289-3830!

Happy Thanksgiving

by Fontaine Family

The Fontaine Team wishes everyone a very happiest of Thanksgiving! 

5 Ways to Honor Memorial Day

by Fontaine Family

This Weekend is Memorial Day Weekend!

This is a day that we take time to remember and honor those who gave their lives so we can enjoy our freedom.  If you are looking for a way to honor those who have died serving our country on this Memorial Day, we have a few ideas...

  1. Place flowers on flags on gravesites at a Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
  2. Visit a Veterans Memorial.
  3. Fly the American Flag at half-staff until noon.
  4. Observe the National Moment of Remembrance at 3pm on Memorial Day.
  5. Visit Veterans at a Maine Veterans Home.

How are you spending Memorial Day Weekend?

Happy 2017

by Fontaine Family


We hope 2017 brings you much success and happiness!

Fontaine Family Team

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Fontaine Family


by Fontaine Family

Happy Halloween!

This week we had our annual pumpkin carving contest at the office! 
What fun! 

Check out some of the great entries we had! 

Whatever you plans are for this Halloween, plan ahead to stay safe... 

  • Pay attention to your surroundings
  • Make sure kids trick-or-treat with an adult
  • Use reflective tape and flashlights
  • Don't enter a strangers home
  • When driving, watch for trick-or-treaters

Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Maine Independence Day Celebrations

by Fontaine Family


Each year on the 4th of July there are
Independence Day Celebrations
all throughout the United States
to celebrate the day Congress
adopted the Declaration of Independence. 

In Maine we love summer celebrations,
and the 4th of July is no different! 
The long weekend is perfect for family get-togethers,
camping, beach trips, bonfires,
and of course Fireworks! 

Here are a few fireworks celebrations in Maine...

Summer in the Park Celebration is a summer long celebration kicking off on July 2nd

Liberty Festival offers events going on July 3rd & 4th

Old Orchard Beach  
4th of July Fireworks (on July 3rd)

Stars & Stripes Spectacular offers a concert and fireworks display

Fireworks at Funtown/Splashtown on July 3rd!

Fireworks at the Scarborough Municipal landfill and Thunder and Fireworks at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway on July 2nd

For a full list of Maine 4th of July Celebrations, click here!

What are your plans for this Independence Day? 

Favorite Easter Ideas

by Fontaine Family

Easter is this weekend! 

We plan on enjoying some family, food and fun. 
So we thought we would share our
Top 3 Easter Ideas
that you might be able to use in your Easter plans. 

1.  Shaving Cream Dyed Easter Eggs 
This looks like a lot of fun!  Fill a pan with shaving cream, drop in some food coloring, swirl it around, and then plop in an egg and roll it in the shaving cream.  It might be messy, but it makes some pretty Easter eggs!  Click here for full instructions.

2.  Fruit Peep Kabobs 
You know there is going to be candy in those Easter baskets, so this is a great way to try to sneak some fruit in the mix.  Just cut up some fruit and slide it onto a kabob with a Peep bunny.  Cute and tasty!  Check it out here.

3.  Oreo Dirt Cake 
This is just too cute to pass up.  How about a cake that looks like a field of carrots...and tastes great for Easter dessert?  You really can't go wrong if it is topped with Oreos!  See the recipe here.

See these and more Easter recipes and ideas
on our Easter Food & Fun Pinterest board here
Enjoy your holiday weekend...
Happy Easter from the Fontaine Team to you!

Happy New Year

by Fontaine Family

Here’s To A Wonderful 2016!

Happy New Year! | Simplifying The Market

We hope 2016 is a great year for you both personally & professionally.

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