Branch Agent Meetings October 10, 2013

Moreland Sales Meeting 10.8.2013

Are Homebuyers impacted by our government shutdown?  Quick answer: Yes. Good news is we ARE seeing closings. However, here are four areas that may frustrate or slow down the process:

I DON’T think the moss growing on my roof counts.   But gardens on the roof are becoming big business. Also, at the end of this article is a link to ‘micro-gardening’. It’s pretty cool and something even I could possibly do!

“This Old House”, which is the grand-daddy of home improvement shows, LOVES St. Johns. – Cathedral Park gets a shout out, too. Check out what other US cities make the list.

Want to impress your friends by being in the high rent district? – I may suggest therapy if you do, however, here’s a list of the PDX districts that boast that distinction. The Eastside seems to be winning THIS contest!


Patty—4427 SE Flavel St. 3BD/3BA–$335,000

Ron—6524 SE 36th Ave. 4BD/2BA–$649,000

Linda—3021 NW Fairfax Ter. 3BD/3.1BA–$775,000

                Price Reduction: 7405 SE Reed College Pl. 4BD/3BA–$625,000

                Back on the Market: 1935 Rosa Parks Way 4BD/2BA–$299,900

Bill—Coming soon: 3BD/2BA ranch w/finished basement in Ardenwald–$255,000

Peggy—Coming soon: 3BD/2BA in Tigard–$260,000

Ron—Coming soon: 3649 SE Knapp St. 3BD/2BA–$449,000

Reuben—Coming soon: 3 new constructions in Clinton area—mid $700s


Windermere Mortgage: Mortgage Update


Needs & Wants:
Patty—looking for 4BD in Franklin High School district

Julianna—looking for home in Tigard up to $250,000

                    has buyer looking in Laurelhurst, <$550,000

Bill—has buyers looking in Milwaukie, <$325,000, big yard, no HOT

Branch Stuff:

  • Amy Rosenberg – 35th Annual Duniway Home Tour (December 6th), looking for sponsors!
  • What says Moreland more than Oktoberfest??? (Don’t answer that!) 3:00 on Wednesday, we’re all getting together for some hello’s and some "see you later’s" PLUS some good food and spirits.
  • Windermere’s ‘Share the Warmth’ Coat and Blanket Drive starts November 4th. Kathryn has volunteered to be our coordinator!
  • Customer Service Surveys – Sweet!
  • 10/18–Premier Properties on the North Coast. Register here:
  • Mile7 (One of our upstairs neighbors): Open house 4-7 Friday, October 11th. Snacks and Spirits included.

Upcoming Education Opportunities

  • 10/14 –The Law of Success: Ninja Webinar – 11:00 to 12:00
  • 10/24 – Non-Conforming Sewers – 1:00 to 2:00 @ MO – 1 CE
  • 10/25 – Outlook for Realtors – 1:00 to 2:00 @ MO
  • 10/30 – Windermere Technology Summit in Portland – 8:00 to 4:00, $99
  • 11/19-22 – Ninja Installation – Lake Forest Park, WA $595  Register here!

Transaction Master:

  • Clients’ primary expectation is a smooth transaction. Keeping a checklist of customer service details can help make that happen. How are yours?
  • ‘All Cash Transaction’ that has a 1. Hard money lender 2. Gift from dad 3. 401K?
    A Seller’s attorney will LOVE fighting to get the earnest money from the buyer if they can’t get the money.
  • Disregard “Docusign Envelope History” if it’s on your Paperless Pipeline transaction checklist. I’ll clear it out next time I’m in the transaction.

Expert Advisor:

  • Realtor’s Property Resource on RMLS. You need to check it out. VERY VERY COOL. Tip: Use Firefox!
  • Portland Odds of Selling by Price Range (Attached) Thank you, Whitney!

Business Savvy:

  • Janet Allen – Relocation & Referral Services
  • Patty Brockman – A coaching story  $220 per phone call? That is amazing!