Tips for Sellers

Spring 2016 Portland Home Prices

So what does the recent Fed decision to raise interest rates mean to you? Not to worry, you won’t see the cost of mortgages increase too much–it was…

Top 5 Advantages of Selling During Off-Season

Top 5 Advantages of Selling During Off-Season People often consider the fall and winter seasons to be the “off-seasons” for selling a home.  Often sellers hesitate to list…

What is a Short Sale Anyway?

An increase in foreclosure rates will inevitably bring with it an increase in short sales. But what is a short sale? A short sale happens when you sell…

Finding the Right Agent

Not all agents work the same way. The most important attribute of an agent is that he/she is well connected to the real estate industry. He/she should know…

Setting the Price

The price is the first thing buyers notice about your property. If you set your price too high, then the chance of alienating buyers is higher. You want…

Plan of Action

Analyze why you are selling – If you understand your motives, you will be able to better negotiate and to get what it is that you want, whether it…

Making a Good First Impression

If you want buyers to be interested in your home, you need to show it in its best light. A good first impression can influence a buyer both…

Know Why You are Selling

If you know exactly why you are selling then it is easier for you to follow the right plan of action for getting what you want. If you…

Insist on a Home Inspection

A professional home inspection protects both you and the buyer. It allows both you and the buyer the opportunity to learn about the property’s defects. A home inspection…

Getting the Highest Price in the Shortest Time

In order to get the highest price in the shortest time, you need to know how to market your home. The better you market your home, the more…

For Sale By Owner – A Good Idea?

FSBO (pronounced fizz-bo), or For Sale By Owner, is a way of selling your home without the use of a professional real estate agent or broker. The idea…

Considering Offers

When reading an offer, keep in mind that you are out to get the best price AND the best terms for you. If you focus solely on the…