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Ep 85: Mailbag Questions About the Home Buying Process

It’s time to open up the mailbag and answer your questions about the home buying process. Today we’ll dive into pay-ing cash, selling while the market is high, using a discount brokerage, and sellers backing out.

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Ep 84: Mailbag – What Happens When Appraisal Doesn’t Match Price?

With the current state of the real estate market in Oregon, we don’t always see appraisals line up with purchase prices. So what happens in those situations? We’ll tell you on this episode of the podcast and answer a few other questions that you sent in.

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Ep 83: Popular Home Upgrades & More National Trends

Today we look across the country to see what trends are popular for homeowners and buyers. From flooring to appliances to energy efficiency, we’ll get Colleen’s reaction to these trends. Plus, we’ll find out what day of the week is best to list a home.

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Ep 82: Seller Inspections, Mortgage Rates, & Other Headlines

Time to take another look at the real estate headlines that caught our attention over the last couple of weeks. From sellers paying for inspections to increasing mortgage rates and much more, we’ll get Colleen’s reaction to the latest industry news.

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Ep 81: Reacting to Recent Real Estate Headlines

Today we get updated on some of the top national real estate headlines early in 2021 and get Colleen’s reaction to how each of these topics applies to Oregon and the West Coast.

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Ep 80: How to Increase Your Home’s Value

Before you sell your home, does it make financial sense to make a few upgrades? Let’s explore some of easier projects that you can take on and find out if they will provide a re-turn on your investment or increase they likelihood that your home will sell.

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Ep 79: The Value of a Realtor

When it comes time to buy or sell a home, you’ll probably ask yourself whether it’s worth working with a real estate agent or try to do the work on your own. Let’s talk about much value a great realtor can provide you during the process and what specifically we do to help our clients.

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Ep 78: Real Estate Realities of 2021

Real estate enjoyed a strong year in 2020 and many are asking us if these trends will continue this year. Today we’ll look at the one national opinion on the realities of 2021 and tell you whether we think they’ll apply to Oregon and the Northwest.

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Ep 77: Smart Home Technology Upgrades + Other Mailbag Questions

Technology continues to move fast in the home improvement sector and many people are considering upgrades to their home. Is it worth the time and money to add smart home technology? We’ll answer that question and discuss long market listings, marketing during COVID, and downsizing.

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Ep 76: Should I Wait Until Spring to Sell? + Other Mailbag Questions

Are you ready to sell your home but you think waiting until spring might allow you to present your house in its full beauty? Colleen will explain why the winter might not make as much of a difference as you think. Plus, we tackle acreage, property management, basement renovations, and listing prices on today’s show.

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Ep 75: Renovations, Open Houses, Budgets & Other Mailbag Questions

Today we’ll do that by answering five questions that have come into the podcast. We’ll cover topics ranging from changing the layout of your home to whether you should use discount real estate companies. If you’re in the market for a home or thinking about selling, there’s probably a good nugget or two for you in this episode.

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Ep 74: Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 2

We pick up on our conversation from last episode and continuing sharing the questions you should be asking a real estate before you start that relationship. This part will focus on specialization, communication styles, and honesty.

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Ep 73: Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 1

You’ve made the decision to buy or sell a home and now it’s time to look for a real estate agent. How do you make that choice? Colleen will provide you with the important questions to ask and what answers you want to listen for in this first of a two-part series

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Ep 72: 6 Clever Real Estate Tactics

Through the years we’ve learned many useful tips and ideas that we try to pass along to our clients during the buying or selling process. We’ve compiled six of them for you on this show and we’ll explain why this gives you an advantage in the real estate world.

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Ep 71: Step-by-Step Process for Selling Your Home

If you’re thinking about selling your home but a little overwhelmed by the entire process, join us as we walk you through each step.

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Ep 70: Best Pieces of Real Estate Advice

We all turn to friends and family for advice when it comes to buying and selling a home. It’s one of the biggest life events we’ll experience so it’s important to get it right. Today we’ll find out what advice real estate veteran Colleen has given and received through the years that she would pass along to you.

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Ep 69: How Sellers Should Prepare for Home Inspections

A home inspection can create a lot of anxiety and worry for the seller but there are steps you can take to make the process go much smoother. Today we’ll share some of the things we tell our clients to do before the inspection takes place.

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Ep 68: The Importance of Social Media When Selling a Home

Today we open up the mailbag for a couple of listener questions, which got us into a great discussion on the value of social media when it comes to marketing your home. Find out where Colleen stands on this strategy.

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Ep 67: Top Recent Real Estate Searches + Other Headlines

Specific real estate search terms have skyrocketed during the pandemic. Can you guess what they are? Find out on this episode along with the latest on foreclosure forecasts and the future of real estate photography.

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Ep 66: Emerging Behaviors During Pandemic

How is the pandemic changing the way buyers and sellers are behaving? A recent study found seven different trends emerging due to COVID-19 and they could impact real estate over the long-term. Let’s find out whether Colleen agrees with each of these behaviors and how they’ll impact Oregon.

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