Inn Brokerage Blog
Bloomberg Business: “Everybody Wants to Go to Maine…”
I say: Tell us something we don’t know! And I am proud to say I represented the sale of The Norumbega mentioned in this article! Read the full story on Bloomberg
The Maine Hospitality Market – Why Now Remains A Good Time To Buy
2022 WAS ONE OF THE BEST YEARS ON RECORD FOR HOSPITALITY SALES…AND THE OUTLOOK FOR 2023 AND BEYOND IS BRIGHT! The past several years have been unprecedented…marked by the Pandemic, international unrest and a fluctuating financial market. And for good reason, this has caused some pause for many new buyers considering a transition into the
Why don’t I see the Seller’s Mortgage on the Profit & Loss?
This is a very common question prospective buyers ask, hence the explanation here. The answer is simple. Are you (buyer) going to pay their mortgage? No! So you want to see the operating expenses. The gross income less operating expenses before any debt service (mortgage) or owner compensation equals NOI (net operating income). And from
Down Payment vs Earnest Money
What is the difference between the ‘down payment‘ and earnest money (sometimes referred to as EM or EMD – earnest money deposit) and when they are owed? Your EARNEST MONEY is a good faith deposit that is held in an escrow account to demonstrate to a seller your commitment to finalize the deal, and how
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
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
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
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
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
Maine Tourism Association reveals a new logo!
The Maine Tourism Association just announced: In recognition of Maine Tourism Association’s 100th year, the association has unveiled a new logo to be used in 2022. The logo is a version of MTA’s new primary logo unveiled last fall. The centennial logo acknowledges the milestone with the zeros in the “100” overlapping to create a pinecone
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
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?
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
Is it almost December? WHERE has the time gone?
Wow, this is long overdue, it was August when I last posted on my blog… It’s certainly not that there isn’t anything to talk about! It’s just time. You know, that precious thing we don’t ever have enough of. So what’s been happening? SALES AND NEW LISTINGS! The Spouter Inn in Lincolnville was just listed.