Bucksport, Maine on a Perfect Fall Day

Bucksport Bridge

Most of the time I’m stuck behind the desk in my home office, which means my view is pretty limited and of course, doesn’t vary much.

Some days, I’m lucky enough to be able to work from our 1200 square foot back deck.  It’s on two levels, and built into a wooded hill with a 45 degree pitch, a babbling brook down below, and a frog pond off to one side.  Those days are the best.

But yesterday was one of those that’s hard to beat.

Because of a major technology glitch in which emails on our upcoming conferences were disappearing into black holes (not spam or junk folders… just literally gone), I decided I had to get out and hand-deliver conference flyers to real estate agencies and other businesses in the greater Bangor area.

I couldn’t have picked a better day for a road trip.  It was an absolutely glorious fall day in Maine.

First stop, Belfast – a quaint and fun little town where I once had the best bowl of oatmeal of my life.  Unfortunately, that cafe is long gone, but the Belfast Co-op is still going strong… and I couldn’t resist a giant oatmeal-walnut-chocolate chip cookie as an early lunch.

From Belfast, I headed to Ellsworth via Bucksport… and had to pull over at a “scenic viewpoint” to take the pictures posted here.  I had forgotten how beautiful Bucksport is, and the bridge is absolutely stunning.  And fun to drive across!

Bucksport - On the Bridge

Ellsworth has grown.  A lot.  The wonderfully historic downtown with a concentration on boutique and artsy type shops anc cafes is much as as I remember it, but has also become a gateway to a huge concentration of malls, box stores and massive development.   Some of the locals I spoke with shook their heads when I mentioned the area has changed in the 30 years since I’d last been there.  Yes, it’s progress.  Is it good or bad?   It all depends on your perspective, of course.

Then off to Bangor… another lovely drive.  Years ago (1977 and 78), I lived in Bangor, but it’s also changed considerably.  It amazes me how much highway there is for the small population, but given the huge land area covered, that highway is pretty necessary….  and even though I’ve been there quite a few times in the past year or so, I can still get a little lost.  Luckily, yesterday went like a charm, and I was able to touch base with about 15 or so real estate agencies.

So, even though technology glitches can be a nightmare, sometimes it means one just has to get out from behind one’s desk and be reminded of the real world.

My only regret?  I didn’t take more photos.

Bucksport  Bucksport 2

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, October 31-November 01:

To Register to Attend:    http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

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To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

A Widespread Email Glitch? Holy Black Hole, Batman!

Batman

10/18/2013.  UPDATE and ARGH!!  Yesterday we learned that a significant percentage – as high as 50% or more – of the thousands of emails we’ve sent out every couple of weeks regarding the conference never made it to the intended recipients – and that the problem is widespread throughout the Bangor area, and perhaps even beyond.  Phone calls to dozens of people yesterday confirmed this, and we’ve been asked to please re-send the information on the Bangor Area conference.  (We have no idea if this is confined to the Penobscot area, or if it’s hitting further south and east.)

As a result, so many people have not only missed the Early Bird Rate, but haven’t gotten anything from us, that we’re redoubling our efforts to get the information out to everyone…. AND we’re reducing our prices.  Ordinarily the Early Bird Rate would be long gone by now, but we’re reinstating it until October 24 at midnight.  And we’ve reduced the Last Minute Ticket pricing to our regular price rather than the higher rate needed to cover last minute expenses.  This seems the only fair way to handle such a difficult situation.

So if you see inconsistencies in our prices anywhere, please make allowances – it’s an awful lot of work to go back and find all the changes that must be made, especially during the final few weeks leading up to a conference.

Thanks for understanding!

The Conference Team 

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For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising at any of our conferences, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

To present a seminar, workshop or activity at any of our conferences, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com.

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com.

For the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference, October 31-November 01:

To Register to Attend:    http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

For the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference:

To Register to Attend:    http://androhousingconferenceattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://androhousingconferencesponsors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://androhousingconferenceprogram.eventbrite.com

Other Sources of Information:

To Follow Our Blog:  Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Blog

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Join our Group on Facebook:   Topics in Real Estate, Housing & Land Use.

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  Maine Real Estate Investors Group

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebook:  On the Spot Property Management

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook: What a Great Event!

To Find Linda on LinkedIn:  Linda Snyder

To Find John on LinkedIn:  John Snyder

To Visit Our Website:  ReGroup! Business Solutions and What a Great Event!

Columbus Day Weekend Specials – Bangor & Andro Conferences

Bangor Landlords Poster - Updated - Oct 2013Andro Housing Show - Updated - November 2013
If you’ve delayed buying your tickets to either the Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference with Trade Show (Oct 31-Nov 01) or the Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference (Nov 08), this weekend is the time to buy!For just 48 hours, from 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 12 to 12:00 noon on Monday, October 14, all tickets, exhibit spaces, sponsorships and conference program ads are at least 16% off… that’s one heck of a savings!  And there are other specials, too.Here’s the scoop on tickets….

Deal #1.  One day conference tickets to either the Bangor or the Androscoggin conference are presently $89 (and a few days before the events will increase because of the logistics of working with our venues, ordering food and so forth).

For 48 hours, we’ll knock 16% off those 1-day tickets, bringing the price down to $74.76, saving you $14.24 per person.  We’ll do the same for all of the other conference tickets, too… so in Bangor, two days that would ordinarily be $139.00 will be $116.76… saving you $22.24!

Deal #2.  If your office buys tickets for 4 people, one additional person will get to attend for free!  That’s a 20% savings – or $17.80 in savings per person!  (That means that if 5 people from the same office were to attend the entire Bangor conference, it’s a total savings of $189.00 – or $37.80 saved per person .. not too shabby.)

Deal #3If you’ve already bought your ticket, and can sign up another person to attend, we’ll refund you 20% off your ticket price… and will do that for every single person you sign up.  (So sign up 5 people, and get in for free!)

Bangor Housing Conference Thursday WorkshopsBangor Real Estate Conference Friday WorkshopsAndro Landlords - Workshop Grid - as of 08 October 2013
Now, for sponsorships, exhibit spaces and conference program ads…The deal is pretty similar (except the Androscoggin show is sold out of exhibit spaces).Deal A.  If you sign up for exhibit space in Bangor, or a sponsorship or ad in the conference program for either conference, we’ll give you 25% off the regular rate cost (that’s even better than the Early Bird Rate, which ended a few weeks back).  In Bangor, the savings on a $399.00 exhibit booth will be $100.. so the cost to you is only $299.00!

Deal B.  If you sign up another person to buy an ad, exhibit space or sponsorship at the same time as you’re buying your own ad, exhibit space or sponsorship, we’ll give them 25% off the cost, and give you 33% off! (Now that’s sweet.)

Deal C. If you’ve already bought your exhibit space, sponsorship or ad, and can sign up another, equivalently-priced (or more expensive) space, sponsorship or ad, we’ll give them 25% off their cost and we’ll refund you 33% of whatever you’ve already paid.  (You must already be paid in full.)

Remember, these deals are for 48 hours only, and will not be available on the Eventbrite website; you’ll have to call me directly with a credit card (or arrange to hand-deliver a check or cash over the weekend).

What are you waiting for?   Call me this weekend!  (And if you happen to get this before the “sale” starts, I’ll gladly honor it.)

Linda

P.S.  Don’t forget, both conferences offer 8 CEUs approved by the Maine Real Estate Commission for real estate agents!

P.P.S.S. 

For 48 hours only, tickets and exhibit spaces/sponsorships/conference program ads will be reduced in price.

The reduced prices will NOT be posted on Eventbrite; to take advantage of them, you must contact Linda directly. (See blog for info.)

In the future, we’ll only be giving this sort of special deal to people who are signed up for our Real Estate, Housing & Land Use eletter or who follow our blog. This weekend, we’re opening the special up to others, hoping to encourage people to sign up for the blog or eletter…  you’ll be able to take advantage of great savings!

FMI: 

 

Linda M. Snyder, M.S.
207 740 2247
Greater Bangor Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference and Expo
Oct 31-Nov 01, 2013 | Cross Insurance Center Ballroom
Greater Androscoggin Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference
Nov 08, 2013 | Ramada Inn & Conference Center
Greater Portland Real Estate, Housing & Land Use Conference & Trade Show
May 01-02, 2014 |  Seasons Conference Center
Greater Portland Pet Expo – The Business of Animals
June 05-06, 2014 | Seasons Conference Center
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Greater Bangor Real Estate Conference Schedule

Here’s a copy of the most recent version of our Greater Bangor Real Estate Conference Schedule.  You can view it on here (below), or click on the link to get a PDF version you can download to your computer.

Bangor Landlords – Schedule of Events and Ticket Order Form – Oct 201

3Greater Bangor Real Estate Conference Cover Bangor Real Estate Conference Friday Workshops

Bangor Housing Conference Thursday Workshops Bangor Real Estate Conference Order Form

For a reason unknown to me, some of these links don’t work as links, meaning you’ll have to copy and paste to follow them. I’ll keep trying to get them to work correctly.

For info on sponsorships, exhibiting or advertising, call Linda at 207 740 2247 or email LSnyder@regroupbiz.com

To present a seminar, workshop or activity, call John at 207 713 0674 or email JSnyder@regroupbiz.com

For your social media marketing and information in the Conference Program, email Jessamyn at JHopkins@regroupbiz.com

Other Sources of Information: 

To Register to Attend:  http://bangorhousingshowattendees.eventbrite.com

To Sponsor or Exhibit:  http://bangorhousingshowexhibitors.eventbrite.com

To Place an Ad in the Conference Program:  http://bangorhousingshowprogram.eventbrite.com

To Follow Our Blog: https://realestatehousingandlanduse.wordpress.com

To Join Our Group on LinkedIn:  www.linkedin.com/groups/maine-real-estate-investors-group

To Join our Group on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AndroRealEstateLandlordExpo/  (For all of our real estate conferences, not just Androscoggin.)

To Follow Our Fan Page on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/mainerealestateinvestorsgroup

To Follow On the Spot Property Management & Building Inspections on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/onthespotrentals

To Follow What a Great Event! on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/whatagreatevent

To Find Linda on LInkedIn:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/lindamsnyder

To Find John on LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/johnksnyder

To Visit Our Websitehttp://www.regroupbiz.com

Blogs and Others, Not Related to Real Estate:

Animals & Pets

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