Information for Buyers Should I Refinance My Home? With the recent lower interest rates, many homeowners are wondering if they should refinance. To decide if refinancing is the best option for your family, start by asking yourself these questions: Why do you want to refinance? There are many reasons to refinance, but here are three of the most common ones: Lower your interest […]
Information for Buyers Let me introduce you to Brooklyn! Fuggetaboutit! Brooklyn is a great close-in Portland neighborhood and is often overlooked by buyers. I am speaking anecdotally here, but it is not uncommon for me to meet with a new buyer and they will insist we only look in Eastmoreland, or only look in Laurelhurst, or Ladd’s Addition, or Irvington. Rarely has any buyer […]
Uncategorized 5 Negotiating Tactics That Kill a Sale Negotiation is a subtle art in real estate, but skilled negotiators can usually find some common ground that satisfies all parties. On the other hand, using the wrong negotiation tactics can sink a deal pretty quickly. Here are some negotiation tactics buyers (and real estate professionals) should avoid: Lowball offers: Going far below market value […]
Uncategorized Jumpin’ Gee Marketing Times! Real estate data (average price, marketing times, etc.) is always delayed. Unlike things like stocks and bonds where there is a running ticker telling the public exactly where prices are, real estate transactions are not instantaneous. Typically residential transactions take 30-60 days to close and commercial transactions can take three months or more. So when […]
Information for Investors Changing Markets Create Opportunities There is a fundamental shift happening in the Portland real estate market where marketing times are expanding, buyers have a few more home choices (and time to think about those choices), and to get top dollar sellers have to rely on full-service agents to properly market their properties and reach the most buyers. The days […]
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