Branch Agent Meetings July 18, 2013

Moreland Sales Meeting 7.16.2013

For your Blog:

If this doesn’t sound like something Portland will do, I don’t know what does.  – Chicago is the first real estate market to put energy costs on their listings. I think that would add additional incentive for retrofitting homes for efficiency, and buyers can factor in a vital factor in their monthly costs. We’ll see!

I think this is one scary map.  –  The whole country, right down to the county, shows life expectancy, obesity changes over the past decade, as well as activity changes over time as well. Hint: most parts of the country are not going the right direction, though we’re better than a lot of places. Check it out.

The Shadow Inventory Knows … that it’s shrinking!   – With ‘seriously delinquent mortgages’ at their lowest level since 2008, the worry of ‘what’s out there’ is much less scary. A quick read.

Portland is SO awesome and amazing and the best place EVER. How could someone POSSIBLY think we’re snobs???  Well……. We made the list. I guess we posted high numbers in the ‘conspicuous eco-consciousness’ and ‘Artisanal Coffee Houses’  Categories. J  We missed the Top 10 of snobbiest cities (We’re number 11). Actually, I may be good with this. See the reasons and Top cities.


Linda – 4223 SE 67th Ave – $349,900, 3BD/2.1BA, remodeled bungalow, oversized lot.

Bill – 2615 SE 38th Ave – $459,000, 3BD/2BA, between Division and Clinton, great location, tons of potential.

Chris – 716 SE 55th Ave – $579,000, 3BD/2BA, Mt. Tabor Tudor, territorial views, high end updates, fully finished basement.

Julianna – 5104 SW Brugger St – $289,000, 3BD/2BA, open floor plan, master suite, great deck, private, lots of light.

Becky – 9419 SW Corbett Ln – $395,000, 1BD/1BA, peaceful cottage close to town.

Dana – 1630 NW Barnsley Ct – $515,000, 3BD/2.1BA, good views.

Dana – 2507 NW Birkendene St – $729,950, 4BD/3.1BA, beautiful craftsman.

Reuben – 9375 SW Stono Dr – $319,900, 3BD/2.1BA

Kathryn – PRICE REDUCTION- SE Raymond, $409,000, 4BD, needs some updating, mid-century cape cod windows, oversized lot.

Candace – Coming soon… Penthouse Condo Downtown LO, facing 2nd St.

Kathryn – Coming soon… Reedwood, 2500 sq.ft., 4BD/3BA, huge lot, fabulous house

Megan – Coming mid August –  Reed, $325,000ish, really cute, big backyard, great landscaping

Chris – Coming soon… Woodstock corner 46th and Steele

                                                First Addition $890,000

N of Fremont – Colonial

Alberta arts area $625,000

Branch Stuff:

  • Concerts in the Park
  • Monday First Look Tour – Leadership council discussion topic.
    • Put on lockbox for First Look tour, and hosted on Tuesday.
    • Good Practice: Post on the Windermere Facebook page with pictures to create interest.
    • Check your email – Tori will begin sending out First Look Tour to your email. J


  • 7/17-18 – Branding Workshops – ALL sessions full.
  • 8/8 –          Home Buyer’s Seminar, 6-7:30 @ MO – 1 CE
  • 7/24 – Dispute Resolution Workshop, 1-2pm @ MO – 1CE
  • 7/31 – Residential Density Lots, 1-2pm @ MO – 1CE

Transaction Master

  • Make a close examination of whether mutual agreement has been reached.  Be sure to always check the  Expiration time of offer as part of your contract review. Had two not in mutual agreement just this week.
  • Weird concept #32- Withdrawing Unconditional Disapproval. The answer – ‘Can’t Do That’.


Consistent Connections

  • It’s calendar time! (Say it isn’t SOOO!) The discounts keep getting smaller through the year, so you might want to order sooner than later.


Expert Advisor

  • Have you thought about ‘front loading’ your future qualifier questions to your buyers? It makes it much easier to enter into the ‘whatcha think’, should we go for it’ conversation, if you’ve discussed at the beginning of your search the questions you’ll ask them to assist them in making a decision. Make the words your own, but the concept is great.
    • When we find the home, I’m going to ask you a couple of questions.
      • Can you see yourself living in this home?
      • Can you see yourself owning this home?
      • Shall we write an offer on this home?

Business Savvy:

  • MERS Effect on Final/Future Sales:
    • Non judicial foreclosures are final. YES!
  • 25% off on Pro Schools CE Classes for July. Referral code ‘Summer’.
  • Have you seen this? Buyer’s agents submitting initialed agent full RMLS printouts with offers?
    • It is better to use the client full not the agent full for RMLS rules in confidentiality.
  • Have you read what some of the bills that were on the docket for 2013 SAID? Holy smokes! Thank HEAVENS some of these didn’t pass!

Listing Specialist:

  • Portland Odds of Selling for June (Attached) Thanks, Tori!
  • Tenants? We need to be REALLY careful when taking a listing. Seller must have a separate written agreement with tenants allowing access to agent and landlord for the purposes of selling the property. (Attached example) Please direct your landlord / clients to an independent source for the form. The one above is from