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"Tis the Season

by Fontaine Family

'Tis the Season of Giving

Today is the day we got to put on our elf hats and
help out Santa with his deliveries! 
Each year we Adopt A Family from Safe Voices
and even though we don't know who they are...
that doesn't stop us from going all out to try to
find just the right thing that will
make this Christmas truly special! 
Having the opportunity to help out
a family who is going through such a rough time
makes us realize how fortunate we are
and brightens our holiday season.

Ho Ho Ho! 
Merry Christmas from The Fontaine Team!


12 Days of Holiday Safety

by Fontaine Family

12 Days of Holiday Safety

Every year you hear about fires and other accidents
during the holiday season. 
Stay safe this holiday season
by following these simple safety tips. 

12 Days of Safety
Provided by the National Safety Council

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
from the Fontaine Family Team to your family!

Why You Should List 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!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

by Fontaine Family

Great Neighbor Holiday Gifts

by Fontaine Family

Great Neighbor Holiday Gifts

The holidays are a great time to reconnect with your neighbors,
or meet new neighbors. 
What better way to drop by with
a small, thoughtful gift? 

The size of the gift isn't important...it's about building relationships! 

Here are a few gift ideas you may like to try...

  HOT DRINK MIXES - will keep your neighbors toasty on a cold winter day.  Pick up a few mugs, add a homemade cider or hot cocoa mix and a bow!  

MIXES IN JARS - are sure to be a hit!  Just fill a jar with a mix for cookies, brownies, soups, or breads...there are so many options!

BAKED GOODS - are the timeless classic.  If you enjoy baking, make a few extras for the neighbors!

POINESTTAS - This symbol of the holiday season is a great options...or try Amaryllis or Paperwhites!

BOTTLE OF WINE - or sparkling cider is a great way to celebrate the holiday season.  Try slipping it into a cute wine bag.

 

Check out more ideas on our "Neighbor Holiday Gifts" board on Pinterest!

Selling During The Holidays

by Fontaine Family
SHOULD YOU SELL DURING THE HOLIDAYS?
  
I posted this video last year, but it is a great reminder. 
 
Selling during the holidays can work to your advantage...
watch this short video to find out how!

 

If you are interested in selling or buying this holiday season, we can help! 
Call or e-mail us today and we can get started!
 
(207)784-3800

Happy Thanksgiving

by Fontaine Family

Labor Day Fun Facts

by Fontaine Family

This weekend is Labor Day...

Here are some Labor Day Facts for you...

The 1st Labor Day was on September 5th, 1882
in New York city.

Mujnicipal governments firs recognized Labor Day
during 1885 and 1886.

Oregon was the first state to pass legislation
making Labor Day a state holiday in 1887.

In 1897 Congress passed an act
making the 1st Monday of September a legal holiday - Labor Day!

We hope you and your family enjoy your break from working
and have a safe and happy long weekend!

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