Here's what you need to know: Bennett Bricker is continually among the top sellers at Camden Real Estate. He’s hard working, upbeat, positive and has a great laugh. He's absolutely dogged when tracking down what his clients want, and deep down inside, he's never forgotten the high standards he learned in 14 plus years as a real estate appraiser.
He knows value, he knows the area, he knows construction, he knows to check town offices for property information and deed restrictions. But best of all, if you ask him what he thinks of the roof on that house you're thinking about, he'll tell you.
"I think it's very important to be honest with clients, I mean truly honest in what your opinion is," that, he says, is giving real service.
"To me it's the process: that [my client] got what they were looking for, that they're happy with their new property, that they're happy with me and the whole experience... I'd much rather have clients decide not to purchase at all than buy something they're not happy with." The fun part is when I have clients, and I know what they're looking for, and I'm searching and can't find it, and then I do. And I get them on the phone and say, 'I've found the one. Let's go!'"
“When listing property, his 14 plus years of appraisal experience are extremely beneficial in determining the market value with the Seller. “A good broker should have the knowledge and experience to know the factors that meld together in determining the value of a property and therefore its asking price when a property is priced correctly the market will typically recognize that fact and it will sell sooner than competing properties.
“Once the asking price is set and a realistic expectation of a selling price is determined the interesting part and the part that separates brokers is the ability to market and promote a property in a way that emphasizes the positive points and exhibits them to prospective buyers”.
Bennett has a BA in Advertising from the University of Maine which comes in handy when marketing and promoting property. “It is helpful to have my background in advertising when I am at a property and trying to promote its sale.”
After growing up in Camden, and then sailing around the world (north to south), Bennett says this is the place to be. Maine people are pleasant and the way of life here is less hectic. "In this particular area of Maine, there's a more cosmopolitan feel," he says, "and a lot more cultural activity than just north or south of here. I love sailing, lakes and ocean, and swimming. Plus, it's a great place to raise children or to come to retire."
Bennett Bricker may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at Camden Real Estate (207) 236-6171.