Branch Agent Meetings January 27, 2015

Moreland Branch Meeting 1.27.2015

Treating all people with dignity, respect and equality is the Windermere (Moreland) Way

For your Blog:

Yes, you DO need to think about t-a-x-e-s L  Here are 9 – yes NINE – ‘easy’ mistakes homeowners make each year. I’m all for NOT making any mistakes, easy or not.

Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU) are as Portland as a Grimm film shoot. But if you want one but need to get financing, how do you do THAT? This article can help you.

The 20 wealthiest and poorest cities in Oregon list had a couple of surprises. At least for me. And actually looking at the $$$ differential between the #1 wealthiest (hazard a guess before looking?) and #1 poorest is sobering.


Renita: Condo coming available next week. Close to Washington Square. Ask her for more details.

Bill: 52nd & SE Division. 4BD/2BA w/covered porch & Walk Score of 85. Avail Monday. $475,000

               Oregon City home with 3BD/2BA. Available Feb. 5th. ~$295,000

Ben: SE 36th & Bybee. 3BD/2.5BA/~2000SF remodeled home. $550,000

Robin: SE 17th & Bybee. 4BD/3BA w/redone kit, fin basement, & laundry rm. Avail next wk. $TBD

               Forest Heights 4BD+bonus/2.5BA w/private lot, covered patio & grill. Avail next Fri. $TBD

Joe: Tigard home with 3BD/2.5BA/~1600SF. $310,000

               Pocket Listing in Mulino near Arrowhead Golf Course. 3BD/2BA w/2AC, shop & barn. $299,000

Kathryn: Office excl. Westmoreland 4BD/2.5BA w/fin basement & lg garage. End of Feb. ~$600,000

Needs and Wants:

Peggy: Need in Lake Oswego. Minimum of 3BD. Up to $600,000

Julianna: Need in Sellwood/Westmoreland area w/ADU under $300,000 (2 different clients)

Renita: Need in Hillsboro area, near public transit & w/large garage. Under $200,000

Bill: Need condo in Pearl or South Waterfront with view. Up to $500,000

               Need anything relatively close-in SE (not Foster Powell). Up to $350,000

Daniette: Need anything w/decent school district & 1 AC of land (could be lot). Up to $400,000

Kathryn: Need new construction in Sellwood/Westmoreland. Up to $725,000

               Need in Cleveland or Eastmoreland up to ~$850,000

Emily: Need anything (buyer flexible) in North Portland or close-in NE. Under $250,000

Joe: Need something in NE (west of 39th, south of Lombard) w/2 BD. Up to $360,000

Robin: Need in Lake Oswego. Contemporary or mid-century modern. Up to $1 mil

               Need in Woodstock area. 3BD/2BA. Up to $500,000

               Need Westmoreland new construction up to $750,000

               Need1 level mid-century in John’s Landing. Up to $600,000

               Need NW house (either new construction or redone well) with 4BD/2BA. Up to $1 mil.

Branch Stuff:                              

  • American Home Shield completed 11 repairs in our clients’ homes last week and paid $1670 in claims.  Five repairs were heating and three each were plumbing and appliances.
  • Legal Holiday (President’s Day) – February 16th  – Branch is open
  • May 31st  – Know any nice gardens in the hood? Talk to Robin!
  • Charity Chow Down hosted by Peggy was AWESOME! Next up – CANDACE 2-26!
  • 1-28     All Company Meeting @ MAC 1:00 to 3:00! Be sure to RVSP
  • Community Service Day is June 5th – and Megan is going to have both hands full! Thanks to Kathryn for helping her head the CSD team this year. Please contact Kathryn if you’d also like to help or have ideas on where we should volunteer this year. J
  • February 13th – The good news – we’re going to have a party!

Education Opportunities

  • 2-6        Sentrilock and RPR                                                 2:00 to 3:30     @MO
  • 2-11     When the Conversation turns to Money      2:00 to 3:00     @ MO
  • 2-18     Marketing to Investors (1031)                         9:45 to 11:00 @ MO 1CE
  • 2-25     Carbon Monoxide and other fun stuff            2:00 to 3:00     @ MO 1CE
  • 2-26     Translating Traditional Marketing                 10:30 to 11:30 @ MO              

Listing Specialist:

  • Get listings in contract early (and have an authorization to exclude) Here’s why.

Consistent Connections:

•     Have you thought about a Referral Directory for your sphere? Here’s one agent’s approach.

Expert Advisor:

  • Broker Professional Series #1 – The Fair Housing Act (ATTACHED)

Clayton Scott – Windermere Mortgage