Branch Agent Meetings July 24, 2012

Moreland Sales Meeting 7-24-2012

Connector  –  Trusted Advisor      –     Who do you know who needs to know?    –     Blog Entry


Wonder how many homes are selling ‘short’, are bank owned or non-distressed? Some people just want to see short sales or bank owned because they are a good deal. Welllllll, maybe yes. However, they are all competing against each other, and it doesn’t help out the banks if they liquidate at a low price. This graph shows the listings and sales for the 1st and 2nd quarters of 2012. The non-distressed are alive and well.


What says ‘Sellwood’ more than 8 –  20 foot high recycled metal columns?   Answer – more than the other 29 proposals. Actually I’m being a bit snarky. I’ll have to see them in person to know for sure, but this seems very cool. The colors of the columns represent the different layers of the Willamette River. Blue, Blackened Steel, Weathered Copper, etc, with imprints of plant, fish, and stuff. See the pic!                       


If you’re not sleeping while you’re reading this (or if you are) this is a nifty quick quiz on your sleep quality. Portlanders are right in the middle of a 100 city survey on sleep, and we really hate to be average since we keep Portland Weird. This is a nicely done website.         



Bill Grange – 3314 SE 85th Ave. / 2,2 / $147,500 (Ranch, well cared for, off of Powell, off street, beautiful lot)

Ron Rogers – 7823 SE 32nd  Ave. / 2,2 / $495,000 (Need to sell in 30 days, fill-out questionnaire for $50 gift card)

Chris Dawkins – 7536 SE 32nd Ave. / 4,2 / $775,000 (Double corner lot on golf course, fully remodeled, 2 driveways)

Shelle Winkler –Glen Echo Ct. (Gladstone) / 3,1 / $169,000 (RV Parking, Landscaped yard, needs a little TLC)

Kathy Brown – (BOM) 7710 SE 35th Ave.   / 3,3 /  (Updated Kitchen)


Need & Wants:

Ron Rogers – Client looking for Duplex/Triplex Eastmoreland area – not a busy street. $859,000 (approx.)

Julianna Rowe – BIG house $180,000 or less, Short Sale?


Clayton Scott:                               

Windermere Mortgage

  • More Jumbo buyers
  • Investment buyers



Branch Stuff:                 

Concerts in the Park – 3 Down to 1 to go! GREAT turn-out! 5 parties…

ParaNorman Update

  • GREAT Raffle!
  • Facebook Event Invite
  • Looking for volunteers (ushers, cleaning up, raffle table, door person, etc…) Sign-up at Front Desk. PLEASE!!

Passport Event                – Windermere is a sponsor! (Thanks Tom!)

  • Adobe Rose PRIZE


Windermere Foundation 1st half of 2012. Up 16%!!

Windermere Foundation Golf Tourney – August 16th – $130 – Sign ups on wall

Consistent Connection:

Custom Express 13 month Interest Rate Postcard
Bocce Ball Tournament – WFG – 4 person team, $25/Team, winning team chooses favorite charity to donate money to.
Pop By Idea – August – Reusable Shopping Bags?

Transaction Master:

What IS a bedroom, anyway?

  • Assumption is it must have a closet – this is not necessarily true…
  • FHA requires a closet

Who sends What to Whom in a transaction?

  • Copy of check to FHA
  • Escrow receives Commission Demand, Sales Agreement, Addendums, Promissory Note
    • If Selling Agent – just the Commission Demand

REO possibly delayed by Court of Appeals MERS decision
Repair Addendum – Careful for what you ask for!

  • Windermere Addendum (include “prepaids”)

Short Sales – B of A + FHA = NO CLOSE / Very Difficult (5 months to even get a response… takes too long)
Chase Home Loans = REALLY LATE
Net Sheet Calculator from First American Title –
Expert Advisor:                           

Residential Distressed Properties – 2nd Quarter
Unredeemed Promissory Note

  • Don’t wait till the end


Business Savvy:           

Flash Mob Robberies – happening at offices. Be aware.



7/26 – Online Security @ Moreland 1:00 – 2:00pm – 1 credit hour

8/3 – New Home Sales Division @ RH 1:30 – 2:30pm