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4th Quarter real estate market projections…..

What’s on the horizon for the 4th quarter in 2018?

The housing forecast for the fourth quarter of 2018 is more of the same. Lower inventories of new and resale properties on the market continue to underserve the wants and needs of home buyers. And as this housing demand increases, it generates higher and higher home prices, according to GordCollins.com.

Recent data from the National Association of Realtors® suggests that mortgage interest rates could rise to 5 percent by the end of 2019.

Don’t be misled by the falling numbers of home sales in recent years. It’s the result of a shortage of available homes, not a lack of qualified home buyers. The real estate market in this country is strong and backed by a booming economy and robust job market.

For more information on our local market, or to jump in and get started call, email, or text me anytime.

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market go to my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

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Seller & Buyer Testimonial

“We worked with Rachel as first-time homebuyers and again when we were looking to sell our home and purchase another. There wasn’t a single question or problem we had that Rachel didn’t know the answer to. She is an absolute pro and it shows in every step of the buying and selling process. She handles everything from start to finish and stays on top of every detail. You want someone who knows what they’re doing and that’s Rachel! There wasn’t a single moment throughout our time working together that we didn’t feel like her top priority. She is willing to do whatever it takes to find you a house you love and get you the best outcome possible. You can rely on her to accommodate your situation and make this process as easy as it can be. We were so lucky to have her help!

Tucker and Olivia”

 Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Seller Testimonial for Rachel Sheller

“Thank you for all your help walking me through the process of selling my home and property. I thought it could not be done, but you proved me wrong. You explained everything about the process and contract. You were supportive and always a text, phone call or at my door.  Either with an update, an encouraging word, or helpful instructions. You guided me through the septic test, well test, water test and all the other assessments. You made it easier.

Selling my home after many years was not only emotional, but a test of stamina  and logistics. I could see you were serious about what you do. If anyone asks if I know who could help them with selling or buying a home, I would not hesitate to name you. Rachel Sheller is an honest, forthright real estate agent, who works tirelessly for her clients. Once again, thank you, so much.

Robin Nelson”

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES,MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

SELLER TESTIMONIAL

“Thank you so much for your expertise and kindness in selling my home. It is often hard to let a home go – and to try to quantify the priceless memories it holds. You were thoughtful and respectful of me and my sweet home. You brought joy and calmness to the process- and always found the right step to take to support the best price for my home.

Thank you thank you thank you for all that you did to sell my home and support me. I always felt like your only and most treasured client. . .

Blessings always to you.

Elizabeth”

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Testimonial from a happy client!

“Rachel recently guided us through the process of buying our first home, and her expertise, commitment, and tenacity were invaluable from start to finish. We came into this process with a lot of questions and very little knowledge of what to expect along the way; from our first meeting with Rachel, she provided us with a lot of clarity and communicated to us what each step of our home search and purchase would look like. With each house that we looked at, Rachel helped us not only define our priorities more clearly but also identify areas where we were willing to be more flexible. She was able to do this without ever being pushy or pressuring us into making decisions; she intuitively knows how to advise and guide while respecting buyers’ opinions and feelings.
Throughout our home purchasing experience, I have always felt confident in Rachel’s abilities and trusted her feedback. In addition to being first time homebuyers, we were looking for home with a budget that was at a competitive price point at a time when the housing market was not very favorable to buyers. Before purchasing what is now our home, we began the process of purchasing another house, which we had to back out of at the inspection stage. This was incredibly stressful and disappointing, but Rachel provided us with sound advice along with kind encouragement as we restarted the search process.
After this, Rachel helped us navigate the complexities of purchasing a foreclosure, which wasno small feat. She advocated for us to ensure that we were getting a fair deal and to get repairs done in the house before we moved in, and she communicated with us daily to make sure we were informed of every development. Without her, I truly don’t know how we would have made it to the home buying finish line.
Beyond her extensive knowledge and formidable skills, Rachel is generous, funny, and kind. Her positive spirit and determined attitude make her a pleasure to work with, and I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

~Mary Young and Jaime Vega Gomez

 

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

View an accurate list ofALL available Houses on the market on my website.

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

Most current RE stats for Portland-Metro

May Market Report Portland 2018

May Residential Highlights
New listings made some gains this May in the Portland metro area. At 4,665, new listings outpaced May 2017 (4,388) by 6.3% and rose 16.9% from last month in April 2018 (3,990). This was the strongest May for new listings since 2008, when 5,182 were offered in the month. Closed sales (2,803) fell 3.2% short of the 2,896 closings recorded last year in May 2017 but showed a 11.1% increase from last month in April 2018 (2,523). Pending sales (3,201) fared similarly, decreasing 6.8% from May 2017 (3,435) but rising 6.4% from April 2018 (3,008). Inventory in the Portland metro area remained unchanged in May. During the same time, total market time decreased by five days to end at 37 days.

Year to Date Summary
Activity so far in 2018 is a little mixed compared to 2017. New listings (17,506) are up 4.9%. Closed sales (11,492) are down 0.2%, and pending sales (13,360) are down 0.8%.

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2018 to 2017 through May of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $423,800 to $448,600. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 8.0% from $370,000 to $399,500.May Residential Highlights
New listings made some gains this May in the Portland metro area. At 4,665, new listings outpaced May 2017 (4,388) by 6.3% and rose 16.9% from last month in April 2018 (3,990). This was the strongest May for new listings since 2008, when 5,182 were offered in the month. Closed sales (2,803) fell 3.2% short of the 2,896 closings recorded last year in May 2017 but showed a 11.1% increase from last month in April 2018 (2,523). Pending sales (3,201) fared similarly, decreasing 6.8% from May 2017 (3,435) but rising 6.4% from April 2018 (3,008). Inventory in the Portland metro area remained unchanged in May. During the same time, total market time decreased by five days to end at 37 days.

Year to Date Summary
Activity so far in 2018 is a little mixed compared to 2017. New listings (17,506) are up 4.9%. Closed sales (11,492) are down 0.2%, and pending sales (13,360) are down 0.8%.

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2018 to 2017 through May of each year, the average sale price rose 5.9% from $423,800 to $448,600. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 8.0% from $370,000 to $399,500.

If you’ve thought about selling please give Rachel a call for information on your home value, steps it takes to sell and what to expect when you sell and/or buy. She has helped many people successfully sell their home and she can help you too! For more information on the current real estate market and how you fit in it please call, email, or text anytime.

 

Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View a current list of ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

 

 

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL FOR RACHEL SHELLER

I have had the extreme good fortune to work with Rachel Sheller 3 times under 3 different circumstances.  I first encountered Rachel when she was representing the buyer as I was selling my parents’ home/property.  This was a rural property with an older home and some quirks as many rural properties tend to have. When issues came up which needed to be addressed, Rachel got right on the problem, came up with a way to address it and got the problem solved. I have never been so impressed with a realtor.  I had only had bad experiences with realtors in multiple transactions in the past and went into this sale with lots of skepticism. It sure made the emotional sale of my childhood home a lot easier, especially since she had brought a buyer who was perfect for the property.

I was so impressed with Rachel that I sought her assistance when looking for an economical place to buy for my daughter to live in and eventually for her to purchase. Given the very hot local real estate market, there was not a lot available, but she found a property which fit what we were looking for and in a very short period of time. When my daughter decided she would like to follow her dream to live in a foreign country, I again sought Rachel out to assist in sale of the same property. In spite of a less than cooperative HOA and an “interesting” buyers agent, she again problem-solved, had resources available to provide needed assistance with issues which were impairing the sale and helped get a swift sale above the asking price.

 

Rachel is professional through the entire home sales/buying process and shows true enthusiasm for her work.  She clearly knows the local market inside and out as well as the legal requirements in the real estate sales process. I could not be more impressed with the job she had done in these real estate transactions. On top of everything, she is just a great human being!

-Vereleta

 

Thank you Vereleta! I truly feel bless to of met you through unconventional ways, and to of had the opportunity to serve you and your family. I hope to continue to be of service to you and yours for many years to come.  

 Five Star award Winner 2011-2018 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon. 

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!! 

Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Washington First 

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-  homesforyou@frontier.com

View a current list ALL available Houses on the market  on my website

***I’M ALWAYS HAPPY TO HELP YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington