Name: Dana Moos
Bio: Dana Moos is a self professed right brain optimist, cookbook author of The Art of Breakfast, former Maine Innkeeper and current Maine real estate broker selling bed and breakfasts and recreational properties with The B&B Team in Kennebunk, Maine.
As a native Washingtonian who grew up in the Maryland suburbs before moving to Maine, Dana has fully embraced a more enjoyable pace; “Maine, the way life should be”. She has over 25 years of experience in the real estate field, from property management, budgeting, accounting and construction to brokerage. She’s been a commercial lodging and hospitality broker in Maine for almost 8 years and loves to show, through social media, what Maine is all about.
Dana’s passions about food, photography, art, travel, social media and inspiring others is evident in her daily social media posts. She’s a guest chef instructor at Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine where she offers brunch and dinner cooking classes.
She has three mottoes: everything in moderation; wine and cheese daily; and her glass is always half full, unless she’s drinking from it!
Blogger Since: 2008
Mike Says: When it comes to Instagram I follow very few people (for me it’s all about mountain biking) but Dana is one of the few I make an exception to. Follow her and you’ll love every minute – I promise!
Do you have a schedule for writing?
I don’t. But I will say, I am my most creative first thing in the morning. Over coffee. And then some hours beyond. And before I know it, it’s 11am and I’ve been on the computer since 7. But any time I think of ideas, I take notes in Evernote. I love Evernote!
What’s the one thing people don’t know about you?
As much as I cook, and do it fairly well, I just CANNOT cook Chinese! Thai, okay. But Chinese? Nope! I’ll stick with takeout, thank you. And I can’t sew. There are two things!
What is the one thing that you do that your competition does not?
I document nearly EVERYTHING and share it with the world. It’s how I connect with others and form and nurture relationship. In my niche, it’s not about just putting the listings out there, it’s also about being the person that the buyer wants to connect with. And if they see the food, wine, cocktails and pictures of Maine and me being myself in Maine, they know what they’re getting. And they’re not getting a sales pitch! They’re getting someone who loves to share her passion with Maine and the hospitality lifestyle.
Have a weak spot?
Speaking or writing from emotions without first thinking. I sometimes need an editor! But then some say that’s what makes me accessible, transparent, and what you see is what you get.
Oh, I’m also an over-user of exclamations!!! 🙂 Yeah, I know, that’s two weak spots.
How do you plan to grow?
I innsit for innkeepers looking to get away and not have to close the inn. It also helps me stay current and keep my pulse on today’s successful inn. I also love to educate clients. And I love to speak at conferences on social media. And I plan to do more…
He's an avid hockey fan, rides a mountain bike, sometimes rides a road bike, has a few motorcycles (he had a really fast one, bought a cool orange one, rode a really slow one, and wants a really small one). If that isn't enough, he makes cheese and sourdough bread, loves strong beer and good red wine, and poorly plays the Mandolin.