Year: 2014

A “Start-Up” vs. “Going Concern” Bed and Breakfast…The Difference, Explained.

Every now and then we find the most spectacular piece of architecture and immediately think “WOW, wouldn’t THAT make an amazing bed and breakfast!”  This photo (and below) was taken by my friend Trisha when she was recently in Eureka, CA. Her brother is a photographer and does a lot of work with B&Bs. This …

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BUYERS TAKE NOTE: MOTIVATED SELLER – Jolly Drayman Pub and Briar Lea Inn in Bethel, Maine

Currently offered at $595,000 (and the numbers work at this price), this is a buyer’s opportunity to get in at an even lower price. MOTIVATED SELLER!The Briar Lea Inn and Jolly Drayman Pub offering is one of the best opportunities on the market. This is a highly successful and lucrative turn key inn/pub  business with …

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As a lodging and bed and breakfast broker I wear many hats…What’s really involved in a commercial deal?

Clients texted me a few weeks ago and during our exchange of texts they acknowledged (and fully appreciated) my role not only as broker/advisor, but as a counselor, coach, cheerleader, human resources director, business consultant, financial services advisor, restaurant and wine advisor (okay, not really imperative) but you get the point! And I’ll add ‘puzzle …

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Claddagh Motel in Rockport, Maine sees steady, very strong increases in revenue!

The financial performance of Claddagh Motel in Rockport, Maine is so strong, the owners are obviously doing things right. They’ve seen a steady increase in the past several years: up 6% from 2011 to 2012, 16% increase from 2012 to 2013 and then another 15% from 2013 to 2014. 2014 has been their best year …

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New Price on Abbington’s Seaview Motel and Cottages in Lincolnville, Maine

Just a few miles from Camden and Lincolnville Beach, Abbington’s had previously been offered at $299,000 PLUS $75,000 for the two vacant lots. Now the vacant lots are included in the list price of $299,000! The two parcels are shown below (not to scale) and serve as a buffer between the adjacent properties. Units can …

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New Listing! Jolly Drayman Pub and Briar Lea Inn near Sunday River in Bethel, Maine

Located just a few miles from Sunday River Ski Resort, Briar Lea Inn and the Jolly Drayman Pub have been hosting guests for years. The wood-clad English style pub is open from 5-9pm and serves comfort bar foods, making it manageable for a new owner who enjoys cooking but might not be an experienced chef! …

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SOLD 10/20/14! Pine Grove Cottages in Lincolnville, Maine!

I’m thrilled to congratulate buyers Garry and Barbara Schwall (left) and sellers Patricia and Michael Salvo! Pine Grove Cottages has been hosting guests in midcoast Maine for years and we wish Garry and Barbara the best as they continue with the tradition. As for Patricia and Michael, they can enjoy some well deserved time off! …

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