Branch Agent Meetings July 12, 2013

Moreland Sales Meeting 7.9.2013

For your Blog:

Financial Geek Alert! – Mortgage interest rates ARE going up, and it was inevitable with the Feds Quantitative Easing policy. What is QE you ask? This is a good article, and since it impacts our entire country, the two page read is a good one to know.

Cheap Flights anyone?  –  This article is a ‘little’ skewed, as it was written by a company that offers online low fares, but even then this Top 10 list is a good one to know. I put it in my favorites.

You can’t stand your neighbors because their dog Fluffy barks all the time – and now you find out it impacts the value of your home???   – Is there no justice in the world?  However, this article is about how to approach the situation to hopefully correct it without you landing in jail. Check it out.

It is SO cool that beer is good for neighborhoods. PDX is the KING of craft breweries, and the fact that it has been one of the key components in creating neighborhood artisan entrepreneurs hasn’t been other cities. This is a really short article, so you need to click on the ‘associated press reports’ link to see the full article.


Jeff – 6305 N Mississippi Ave – $419,000, 4BD/2BA, Corner house, 2 car garage, oversized lot

Jeff – 5042 SE Flavel Dr. – $334,000, 3BD/2BA, great views

Jeff – Coming soon… Condo near Jeld-Wen park

Linda – 3637 SE Malden St. – $465,000, 4BD/2BA

Chris – 4712 SE Holgate Blvd. – $239,900, 2BD/1BA, Woodstock bungalow, great backyard

Rogers – 7626 SE 27th Ave. – $599,000, 3BD/2BA, traditional style, top notch upgrades

Rogers – 11105 SW Muirwood Dr. – $529,000, 3BD/2BA, Ranch, Mid-Century style

Candace – 12808 Boones Ferry Rd. –  $279,000, 3BD/2.1BA,

Bill – Coming soon…. Clinton, 3BD/2BA, one block off Division, $459,000

Megan – Coming soon… John’s Landing 2 blocks off Macadam, $425,000, 2BD/2BA

Needs and Wants:

Ron – English Tudor in Eastmoreland up to $1mil

Megan – Little cute house close-in up to $270,000

Daniette – SW or possibly LO, Low maintenance yard, master suite

Clayton Scott:

Homebuyer Seminar – Aug. 8th – $500 lender credit towards closing costs and prepaids.

Interest rates are climbing. Indeed!

Branch Stuff:

  • Concerts in the Park – Sign up sheet at the front! We need people for THIS COMING Monday the 15th! Come on down!
  • Client Surveys
  • Windermere 4th Annual Golf Tournament – Coming Soon! August 15th. We’ll have sign up for the tourney plus sign up for the helicopter drop up front.


  • 7/10 – LARRC @ RH 9-12pm 3CE
  • 7/24 – Dispute Resolution Workshop @ MO 1-2pm 1CE
  • 7/31 – Residential Density Lots @ MO 1-2pm 1CE
  • 8/8 – Homebuyer Seminar

Transaction Master

  • A former City of Portland Planner,  Nizar Slim, is now an independent provider.
  • In case you read Phil Querin’s article on Inspections. DON’T do what he says.
  • August 1st Short Sales have to be listed active for 5 calendar days minimum, before they can accept any offer.
  • Changing Offer Deadline in Counters – usually not needed.
  • Rental Properties – Deposits, Lease/Rental Agreements, Other deposits, and estoppels.

Consistent Connections

  • RatePlug- Kinda cool!

Expert Advisor:

  • Mandatory Septic inspections? No!
  • Death in the Family- Questions to ask. (attached)

Business Savvy:

  • Marketing Option- hibu mailer
  • Reminder on your safety – open houses, check all windows and doors to be closed and locked before you leave.
  • Submission of Documents – mutual agreement of acceptance or rejection you must turn in within 3 banking days.
  • Referral Agreement – new form, available on the wall or from Brianne or Steve. (Attached)

Listing Specialist:

  • Boundary Disputes – go through the County, if you don’t it’s not legal.
  • Authorization to Exclude – must be submitted to RMLS.