Branch Agent Meetings May 23, 2014

Moreland Branch Meeting 5.27.2014

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Our PDX market is really making it tough for renters to become homeowners.  We see it all the time with homes that are ‘first homeowner ready’ – they get purchased by investors. We LOVE our investors, but it ends up Portland being on the Top 10 toughest markets for renters.

Working mom on the west coast? Oregon is the place to be! Oregon is #1 with work-life balance, child care, and professional opportunities. I like that!


Robin- 1917 SE Reedway St. 4BD/2BA/1959SF. Bungalow w/large backyard with deck. $415,000

Joan- 6507 SE 31st Ave. 5BD/2BA/5028SF. Built-ins, wood floors, large rooms. Extra office attached to master. $849,000

Ben- 20 NW 16th Ave. 1BD/1BA/558SF. Condo on main flr. Washer/dryer in unit. Storage in basement included. $160,000

Bill- in Milwaukie on SE 22nd. 5BD+office/2BA/~4900SF. Good outdoor space to entertain. $450,000

Candace- 543 2nd St #204, Lake Oswego. 2BD/2.5BA/1800SF. $719,000

                 510 2nd St, Lake Oswego. 2BD/2BA/1500SF. Townhouse. $425,000

Peggy- Home in Happy Valley. 4BD + den & bonus. ~$410,000                                                                             

Needs and Wants:

Candace- Needs help with price opinion on 7932 SE Reed College Pl. 3BD/2BA/~2000SF.

Julianna- Front Porch Lady J

Megan- Needs Mid-century style in Eastmoreland Heights/Westmoreland/Reedway area up to $500,000

Gary- Needs a walk-in-ready 3BD/2BA in NE or close-in SE. $500,000-$650,000

Deann- Needs 3 or 4BD at least 2500SF within 15 min of airport. $350,000-$450,000

Daniette- Needs urban Contemporary or Modern style home in walkable neighborhood but with some outdoor space. Or at least work studio space. Up to $1.2 mil

Branch Stuff:                             

  • American Home Shield last week paid 6 claims for $1,176.
  • Community Service Day is Friday, June 20th. Tee Shirt orders due by May 30th.
  • July is CONCERTS IN THE PARK month! Be sure to get your $52 check payable to Portland Parks to Elisha.
  • Legal Holiday – Memorial Day – May 26th. Office is closed.
  • Windermere Foundation Golf Tourney @ Columbia Edgewater! Sweet! July 30th
  • New WORC site tips – Katie!

Education Opportunities

5-22 SentriLock Training May 22 in East Portland (three sessions available)

5-22 Reputation Management @ MO 1:00 to 2:00. 1 CE

Transaction Master:

  • Market Action – what are your talking points this month?
  • New vernacular – Casita, Dropzone, Costco Pantry, Floating Great Room, Ceiling is new 5th wall.

Consistent Connections:

  • Moxi Works – Start S-L-O-W – Pendings First

Listing Specialist:

  • Authorization to Exclude is b-a-c-k and LIVE. (attached) What should you do now?
  • Need help with SentriLock? Three classes on the 22nd.
  • Exclusions discussion – how do you handle them?
  • Tip: Copy and paste your Circle Pix MLS compliant virtual tour to your RMLS listing.

Business Savvy:

  • Consumer Financial Protection Bureau changes next year – BIGGY! You’ll NEED to take a class before!
  • Heard of ‘Overbids’? Apparently a listing agent hadn’t either.

Windemere Mortgage – Clayton Scott