Branch Agent Meetings April 8, 2014

Moreland Branch Meeting 4.8.2014

For your Blog:

Brian Allen from Windermere Stellar – LOVE his takes!   OK, I’m a bit of a homer, but really Brian is such an articulate and honest guy. Check out this quick read in the Portland Business Journal on infill in Portland.

I didn’t even know ‘tonier’ was a word, though in the NW we do say ‘spendy’.    Would you believe a 15% jump in sales nationally in the $500K to $750K market since last year? Wow!

Sounds like home sales on the coast are going to start going into high gear! Nationally, vacation home sales are the highest they’ve been since 2006. Part of that is investment properties are getting more expensive. Check it out.


Shelle: 8100 N Woolsey Ave. 4BD/2BA/1880SF. Remod kitchen has granite, SS, and hardwood. Entertainer’s backyard. $415,000

Peggy: 304 6th St (LO). 1BD/1BA/941SF. In First Addition. $399,900

Linda: 6509 SE 34th Ave. 4BD/3.1BA/3760SF. 10K sq ft lot w/grape arbors. Lots of remod done. Just off Woodstock in Eastmoreland. $998,000

Becky: 2807 SW Moss St. 4BD/2.2BA/3952SF. Wrap around porch. Detached 432 SF studio/office. In Multnomah Village. $598,000

Kathryn: 6010 SE 14th Ave. Corner lot on 14th & Yukon. Totally remodeled. 3BD/3800SF. 1000 SF garage. Upper $700,000s. Coming this weekend

Robin: -7924 SE 36th Ave. 4BD/2BA/2352SF. Bungalow/Craftsman. $599,900

               -SE Flavel. 4BD/2BA. $599,000

               -17158 Hagan Rd, Happy Valley. Has ½ AC lot. $410,000

Needs & Wants:
Peggy: Need home is Garthwick

Linda: Need in Reedwood/Eastmoreland area. Up to $550,000

Daniette: Need Contemporary, preferably on West Side with 4 BD. Needs to be within 19 miles of Vancouver. Could work with builder if actual home isn’t available. Up to $1.1 mil.

Branch Stuff:

  • American Home Shield made 9 repairs for a total of $2,088. Appliances, heating and plumbing.
  • Windermere Foundation Charity Challenge. YES!!!!!!!!!!!
  •  Video about Friends of the Family and Windermere Stellar.

Education Opportunities

  • 4-9  Apps for iPads and Paperless Transactions 1:00 to 4:00 @ Home Builders on Bangy Rd
  • 4-10  Going Green Houses @ MO 1:00 to 2:00  ONE CE Hour
  • 4-15&16 Relationship Marketing Specialist 8:30 to 5:00 @ Home Builders on Bangy Rd $149
  • 4-17 Bear Printing luncheon @ MO 11:30 to 1:00- make sure to RSVP!!!
  • 4-18  Madison Ave Style Promo Writing – Premier Breakfast 8:45-10:15 @ MAC $30      
  • 4-24  Circle Pix Workshop @ MO 1:00 to 2:00         

Transaction Master:

  • Delivery……. It is important!
  • VA Financing is back, and so is accurate verbiage. “Seller to pay up to $x,000 of buyer’s pre-paids and/or closing costs. This amount includes any VA Buyer non-allowable costs.”
  • Flood Insurance update – GOOD news!
  • And… not yet, but hopefully Congress will extend the Mortgage Forgiveness Act SOON.

Consistent Connections:

  • In case you want to start a Spring marketing calendar (Attached) – What’s your next marketing piece?
  • In case you’re interested – Let me know if you’d like to be included in getting $7 Kaady Carwash coupons for $5.

Listing Specialist:

  • How many of the people you know have lived in their homes for over 7 years?
  • Initialed Flyers and RMLS printout on Day one of a listing.

Business Savvy:

  • Subpoena by the Department of Justice? Windermere Stellar has seen two in the last month.

Windermere Mortgage – Clayton Scott