Dana Moos

I'm a Realtor, Hospitality Investment Broker and Director of Lodging and Hospitality Brokerage with Swan Agency Real Estate. I’m an experienced innkeeper, Cookbook Author and teach cooking classes at Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine. I've been an inn broker for about 14 years with over 84 million in inn sales and am very well versed in the industry. Whether you're a buyer or seller, I'll help you understand the nuances of a hospitality transaction and guide you through the intricate steps. My strengths in marketing, financing, understanding of tourism and hospitality and my creative vision will help you pursue and live your dream, successfully. I don’t sell real estate, I sell a lifestyle. And my relationship with my clients doesn't end at the closing table.

Oxford House Inn – a Very Viable Business Opportunity

This thriving restaurant & inn offers a financially strong option for both investors and owner/operators alike! Built by the renowned Portland architect John Calvin Stevens, the Oxford House Inn sits in the center of downtown Fryeburg overlooking gorgeous farmland and valleys…and is perfectly centered between the Sebago Lake region and the bustling tourist destinations of …

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Guest Registration and State Laws – pretty serious stuff!

As we continue to evolve with technology, more and more records are paperless, handled by email or automated systems and we just aren’t recording things on paper any more. I don’t know how many inns and lodging properties actually are aware of or adhere to this state requirement, but based on the potential penalty, they …

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Just Listed in Bar Harbor!

Located on just shy of 3 acres perched high above Frenchman Bay, Inn at Bay Ledge has such an incredibly unique waterfront and cliffs that lead down to the shoreline. The inn offers 12 guest rooms with ensuite baths. The common spaces are plenty and include a large porch with plenty of seating, an in …

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Just Listed in Kennebunkport!

The 1802 House Bed and Breakfast Inn is a historic, independent property in the beautiful seaside town of Kennebunkport Maine. The house is of original Colonial design and as the name implies, was built in 1802. Extensions were added over the years, and in the 1990s it was converted into the charming bed and breakfast …

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What about Financing Metrics?Cap Rates, GRM, DCR, RevPar, ADR, COC, oh my!

So many financial terms….do you understand what you’re looking at? Your first step, other than working with me as your investment specialist, is to understand the metrics. GRM: GROSS REVENUE MULTIPLIER DCR: DEBT COVERAGE RATIO 8 CAP: 8% CAP RATE COC: CASH ON CASH ADR: AVERAGE DAILY RATE RevPAR: REVENUE PER AVAILABLE ROOM OCCUPANCY (ANNUALIZED …

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How Did Covid Affect Hospitality Brokerage and Tourism?

This image is just a partial compilation of our 2021 hospitality sales. Our team was on fire and so were buyers! This is Maine, can you blame them for wanting to buy a hospitality business here? We can’t either! Covid caused people from more populated areas to want to move to Maine, with more open …

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The Lending Climate for Lodging/Hospitality Properties During Covid – Updated

Back in October of 2020, I provided an update on the lending climate during the pandemic. There are no shortage of inn buyers or sellers these days. It’s almost as if the pandemic has placed an opportunity to hit the reset button, giving many a reality check of what’s important.  But are the banks lending? …

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A frequently asked question: how do I qualify?

As a home buyer, you understand what it means to qualify for a home loan, your salary has to cover your current debt and a new house mortgage. The bank wants you to be within a certain debt to income ratio. Pretty simple. With buying a lodging/hospitality property, if you are leaving your job, how …

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