Selling

Jan. 12, 2018

5 Thing People with Clean Homes Don't Do

January is a great time to do a little early spring cleaning, organize, and resolve to have a cleaner more tidy home this year. With that in mind, I thought I'd compile a list of things that people with tidy homes just don't do.5 Thing People with Clean Homes Don't Do

#1. They don't ...

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Dec. 19, 2017

Give Your Home a Pre-Inspection

By pre-inspecting your home before listing you can set yourself up for a better sale. If you're planning on selling your home, a preinspection will get things going in the right direction so that you are better prepared when the homebuyer does their own inspection. This can allow sellers ...

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Dec. 12, 2017

3 Hidden House Issues That Could Be Affecting Your Home's Value - 3

#3. Foundation Issues

Foundation issues

Foundation issues are the third major area of your home that can bring the value down dramatically. Again, this is usually due to older homes but even newer homes can have foundation problems. This is a structural and safety concern, not just a general appearance issue. Foundation ...

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Dec. 12, 2017

3 Hidden House Issues That Could Be Affecting Your Home's Value - 2

#2. Old Wiring or Plumbing

knob and tub wiring

I'm lumping both of these into one the issue because usually if the wiring is old, the plumbing is as well. If you have a historic home, and many neighborhoods around Portland of homes at least 80 years old or older, you could have ...

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Posted in Selling
Dec. 12, 2017

3 Hidden House Issues That Could Be Affecting Your Home's Value

If you are planning on selling your home within the next six months you are probably wondering what you can do to maintain its value, increase its value, or simply not lose its value. Prices in the Portland real estate area are going up tremendously but if you have some ...

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Dec. 6, 2017

Portland Home Sellers Must Get Energy Audit

Starting in January, anyone shopping for a newly listed house in Portland can get a rough estimate of the property's energy bills, via a Home Energy Score.

Last year, the Portland City Council approved an ordinance requiring home sellers to obtain a Home Energy Score before they list their ...

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Posted in Portland, Selling
Nov. 13, 2017

4 Things Your Realtor® Needs to Be Doing For You

As a real estate agent, it is my job to make the entire transaction go as smoothly as possible. I never want you to be frustrated, upset, or confused. Whether you are buying a home or selling your home, there are some things that a real estate agent should be ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Nov. 13, 2017

4 Things Your Realtor® Needs to Be Doing For You - 2

 Provide Resources.

#2. Provide Resources.

A great real estate agent will have a wealth of resources in their back pocket. From a lender or mortgage officer to a home inspector and repair companies, a good Realtor® is ready with an answer.

There are so many parties involved in a real estate transaction ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Nov. 13, 2017

4 Things Your Realtor® Needs to Be Doing For You - 3

Don't leave me hanging

#3. Not Leaving You Hanging.

There are real estate agents that just don't attend anything with their clients. They tell them when the home inspection is, tell them when the home appraisal is, and one sleeve showed the house and maybe offer you don't see them again until ...

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Posted in Buying, Selling
Nov. 13, 2017

4 Things Your Realtor® Needs to Be Doing For You - 4

Negotiate on Your Behalf

#4. Negotiate on Your Behalf.

Really good agents will go out of their way to find the best terms and conditions for their customers. This is what we are paid to do. Our negotiating skills must be honed and perfected to provide our clients the best possible representation out there ...

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