Branch Agent Meetings November 6, 2012

Moreland Sales Meeting 11.6.2012

Celebrity Ladies homes put into a flow chart? Only in America!   This is actually a fun chart showing the value of homes owned by Oprah, Mila Kunis, et al. Speaking of Mila, she’s FRUGAL!


Ever read an article that said something almost completely different than the title? I think this one qualifies. “Scared Americans Still Skip Home Ownership” is the title. And with that…. It’s a positive growth article on home ownership. Media, gotta  love ‘em! J


What happens in an amazing family neighborhood?

Class room size in the schools get larger for one. Llewellyn Elementary is struggling with this one right now. If you’re in the hood, be sure to check this out whether you have elementary age kids or not. It does matter!


Sandy really needed a name like Cruella. What a horrible storm.  If you would like to make a donation to help out the right coast folks who really need it right now, our Realtor organization has a great site for offering help.



Megan – A Listing “Gem”!, 3532 SE 66th Ave., $81,000,

Megan – Coming in December… 4BD/3BA, Cute interior, $550,000

Megan – Coming in December… 2BD/1.5BA, $250,000


Needs & Wants:

Sue – Large property in inner Milwaukie

Sue – 4 people looking in the Overlook area

Julianna – $550,000-600,000, SE or close-in NE, 3BD/2BA, full front porch and garage

Julianna – 2BD/2BA, Wheelchair accessible

Julianna – Condo investment property $250,000ish


Branch Stuff:

  • November 15th – Bowling Challenge is ON!!!  6:00 – 7:30pm – Brand new Kindle raffled off!
  • December 1st – Claus and Paws. Postcards available!
  • Jazzing it Up! November 28th @ Jimmy Mak’s $5/Door goes to Windermere Foundation!
  • Christmas Party at Peggy’s Home! She is SO nice! Date to be announced SOON!



  • 11/07 – Marketing @ Moreland 10:00 – 11:00am (Business Builder)
  • 11/07 – Earning a Higher Commission on Listings @ Johnson (Ron Howard) 2:00 – 3:00pm *1 Credit Hour
  • 11/08 – What to Expect on your Title Report @ Lloyd Tower 10:00 – 11:00am
  • 11/08 – Sales Agreement Language @ RH 1:00 – 2:00pm (Present by: Brian Allen) *1 Credit Hour
  • 11/15 – LARRC @ MO 1:00 – 4:00pm (Presented by: Brian Carlson) *3 Credit Hours
  • 11/15 – Property Tax Appeal @ Lloyd Tower 10:00 – 11:00am
  • 11/16 –  Premier Breakfast @ MAC 9:00 – 11:00 (Financing Panel of Experts) *2 Credit Hours
  • 1/8-11 – Ninja Installation – Webinar (from Fort Collins, Colorado).


Consistent Connections

  • Coat and Blanket Drive Postcards – Available on Listing Xpress
  • Claus & Paws Postcards – Thanks Tori! (email Tori for customizations)


Transaction Master

  • Short Sales – Sold in the middle of a transaction to a Servicer. The Shelle Winkler Story.
    • In the middle of the Short Sale process – companies switched
    • Before approval could happen – a requested $6,000 was required as down payment in order to continue… (Continued next week).
  • Lock Box Times 9:00am – 8:00pm – Always fun if they don’t work due to the time change!



Expert Advisor:

  • Ever hung up on smoke detectors or Carbon Monoxide detectors? You are SO nice, but……. Brian Allen had some great words I shared.
    • Give the advice that everything is not always changed…even if they were told so.
      • When moving into a new home recommend clients change the locks and update smoke/carbon monoxide detectors before they move in – so that they are certain these tasks have been accomplished.


Business Savvy:

  • Quick Quiz – Are you a Principal Broker or Broker?  (Instructions attached).
  • A QR Code on a business card that creates an Outlook Contact. Interesting!
  • Prudential may become Berkshire-Hathaway Home Services – Quite a handle if they do!


Listing Specialist:

  • Portland Odds of Selling by Price Range October 2011 to October 2012 (Attached)
  • Thinking of taking your Home of the Market for the Holidays? – Nice promo piece (Attached)


Guest Speaker:

Tony Rossell from Lawyers Title : Getting your emails and texts out of “lala” land at the end of a transaction.

  • What to do with your client emails
    • Back them up – Pay for Carbonite ( – Great automatic back-up.
    • Archive (Outlook)
      • Create a folder that has all the emails you’d like to save both incoming and outgoing
      • Highlight all the emails you’d like
      • File > Print > Cute Pdf Writer
        • Select “Memo Style”
      • Print to pdf (if that is not an option, download FREE cutepdf writer – printer). – this allows you to copy texts from your iPhone (with time and date stamp) to your computer.


As always if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask. We are here to help!