Branch Agent Meetings February 5, 2014

Moreland Sales Meeting 2.4.2014

I don’t know about you, but I want this product STAT:

For your Blog:

Explaining ‘Bitcoins’ like I’m five?   I’m still at a loss as to how I’ll put bitcoins on my tax returns, but this article at least explains how it works:

I have a cat & even I’m not sure if this is a good thing:  I’m good with ‘Keep Oregon Weird’ and even naming us Portlandia, but ‘Catlandia’??

How about the 20-somethings becoming home buyers?  This quick read is a little on the industry side of the discussion, but it has some great insight on this generation that will definitely impact the real estate market:


• Linda – 3303 SW Huber St. 3BD/2BA – $399,900

• Peggy – Coming February 15th – 1BD in Lake Oswego – $399,900
• Bill – 3BD/1BA in Wilsonville – $235,000
          – 3BD split level in Oregon City on 1/3 acre

• Ann – 55th off Holgate – $169,000

Needs & Wants:
• Bill – buyers looking on Westside up to $380,000
           – $250,000 ish on a larger lot

• Daniette – several buyers looking for investment properties

Branch Stuff:

·        Foundation Check Presentation to Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia NW w/Andy Nelson, President & Mimi Luttunich, Board Member

·        American Home Shield made 10 repairs for a total of $4,295 last week.

·        February 17th is a legal real estate holiday.

·        Sellwood Bridge CLOSED at 11:59 PM on Friday, February 14 and reopens by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 19

·        Our Stellar name change will be official on Tuesday, April 1st—this is not a prank! J

·        First Look Tour – New / Before New / Pockets

·        Interested in participating in an Accountability Group?

Education Opportunities

·        2/10 List Like a Ninja    11:00 to 12:00 @ MO–Business Builder

·        2/12 ZipForms                                1:00 to 2:30 @ MO–1.5 CE Credit Hour

·        2/14 Luxury Services   8:45 to 10:30 @ Multnomah Athletic Club          Register Here ($30)

·        2/19 Tax Tips for Realtors         1:00 to 2:00 @ MO–Business Builder

·        2/20 Working with Charities (with Joan Allen & MJ Steen)        11:30 to 12:30 @ RH                    

·        2/27 Agent Website Workshop                                1:30 to 2:30 @ MO–Business Builder

Business Savvy:

·        Millennials are impacting housing (when they’re not paying off student loans):

·        John Anusen, formerly of Windermere Services, has his own tech help business: or


·        Listings fraudulently advertised as rentals on Craigslist/Trulia are still out there!

·        Anyone use Cartavi? If so, we may be able to get a company discount for you.

Listing Specialist:

·        Portland Odds of Selling by Price Range – Attached

·        CirclePix coming soon. Learn more here:

Transaction Master:

·        Why aren’t there little boxes in the bottom right corner of forms now for broker review initials?

·        Seller Financing in the Dodd-Frank era – what CAN you do?

·        What if you find out the other party wasn’t completely ‘forthcoming’?

·        Transferring money out-of-state form change

·        Flood Insurance – You REALLY need to know this stuff:

o   What it means if it’s in a flood plain / What will happen to the premiums?

o   Oregon Legislation Update

Expert Advisor:

·        Distressed Properties Chart – Attached