Branch Agent Meetings November 19, 2013

Moreland Sales Meeting 11.19.2013

For your Blog:

The WORST time of year may be best time for buyers?  This did catch my eye. By worst they’re saying the holidays. Though I wouldn’t make this a blanket statement, the rationale is pretty good!

FREE Real Estate in Portland! It’s actually true, but if you’re planning on living there, you might want to wear bright orange…… it’s in the street!

Hey, did you attend a Portland school that isn’t there anymore?  If you have old pictures, they’d love to have ‘em!

Preparing for Holiday guests?  Here are some oldie-but-goodie ideas that may help you drive yourself less crazy.

• Dana – 2326 NE 32nd Ct – 4BD/3BA – $689,000

• Chris – 707 SE 46th Ave – 4BD/3.1BA – $549,000

Windermere Mortgage – Clayton Scott

• Mortgage Credit Certificate (MCC) Program

• FirstREX program

• New Construction and Rehab loans

Needs & Wants:
• Kathryn – Retired couple looking for home with land—at least 1/3 acre
• Dana – Eastmoreland up to $800,000
• Robin – Close-in Midcentury up to $800,000
                – 3BD/2BA in the neighborhood under $750,000
                – 3BD/2BA in the neighborhood under $500,000

Branch Stuff:

  • 12/7 – Claus & Paws – Shorter hours this year – 10:00 to 1:00 (Santa got tired)
  • Decemberville Toy Drive box in our lobby + Share the Warmth Coat & Blanket Drive barrel need filling up!
  • Office Christmas Party – Mid December – stay tuned for more info!
  • AHS completed 19 repairs last week in our clients’ homes and paid a total of $2,984 in claims
  • 12/7 – Windermere + The Blazers and the Courtside Kids Night
  • 11/19 TODAY @ 8237 SE 17th – Inside Out Home – Open House w/food & giveaways
  • Steve will be gone November 20-22. Richard Caplan will be covering.
  • NO Branch meeting next Tuesday, Nov. 26th (Thanksgiving Week)
  • 12/2 – Foundation Jazz Hour at Jimmy Mak’s – 6 – 7:30 with Ron Howard! Click here

Upcoming Education Opportunities:

  • 11/20 – Ninja Business Planning Webinar – 9:30 to 10:30 @ MO
  • 11/21 – Marketing Your Website – 1:00 to 2:00 @ MO

Consistent Connections:

  • Market Action link for your client emails:
  • Do you know a client who has had their company downsized / upsized in the past year?

Transaction Master:

  • Seller countering with a different Title Company and a potential RESPA violation. Some verbiage that could negate the claim: “Transaction to be closed at XYZ Title. Buyer may purchase Lender Policy at a title company of their choosing.”
  • Docs that we’re seeing are the hardest to get turned in:
    • Preliminary Title Report
    • Seller initialed flyer & RMLS printout
    • Return note receipts
    • AHS Confirmation
    • AHS System Information form
  • Flood Insurance Changes are definitely going to impact a lot of people. online flood maps / Floodplain management Christine Shirley