Category Archives: Testimonials

HOW MUCH HAS YOUR PROPERTY INCREASED IN VALUE? LOOK HERE!

October appraisation values for areas

Here is a handy dandy little chart to show you how much in % (percentage) properties has increased in value (appreciated) on average in different Portland-Metro areas. Take a look at those numbers! Where else can you get even 6% return on your investment? And 6% is the lowest number on the appreciation chart.

Notice the days on the market; how long it takes to get an offer once your home is put up for sale. Not too shabby! We are seeing most homes, if they are priced fairly in the first place, sell between 1-3 months on average.

So with this quick and dirty little chart you can see that our real estate market is strong and viable. The real estate market in 2018 is expected to still be as robust and active but appreciation will slow slightly. I foresee the appreciation to hover around 3%-7% on an average next year. Still fabulous!

If you have thought about selling and would like to talk about YOUR properties increase in value, pre-listing steps, staging (this DOES get you more money), and all your options, time it takes (start to finish), and steps involved call, email, or text anytime. I’d love to hear from you!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

Rachel Sheller

Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES, MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 honoring the top 7% of real estate professionals in Oregon.

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

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SELLER & BUYER TESTIMONIAL!

“I had thought about selling my home in Milwaukie for some time but never really got off the couch and did anything about it.

One day after work I took a drive to the area that I wanted to live and found a few homes for sale.  I had searched for a house with land, as I was looking for a little piece of earth to raise my family.  We lived in suburbia and I commuted all my life; I was ready for a change.  The house I was looking at was located in Boring Oregon on a great piece of land and was being sold by Sheller Real Estate, Oregon First.  On my way home after work I called the number on the sign and that is when I was first introduced to Rachel Sheller!  We talked for a good half hour and the great energy and vibe I got from that one conversation; I knew that I wanted this person to represent my family and myself in this HUGE life undertaking.

My wife, kids and I met Rachel for the first time at my home in Milwaukie.  We sat down and went through the usual proceedings of a home sale and Rachel was very informative, upfront, and honest.  After deciding on a sale date, we all rolled up our sleeves and went to work.  If you have never sold a home you are in for a rollercoaster ride.  My wife and I went through emotions of stress, happiness, sadness, and fear but through it all Rachel made sure that we were always comfortable.  We sold our home within the timeline promised and we were very satisfied with Rachel’s performance and professionalism that we continued our journey with her to buy our next family home.

The move was strange for us all.  We had moved back into my parents basement and the kids were on summer vacation.  Each day I had my Zillow and Trulia feeds going and at moment’s notice Rachel was always willing to go show us a home whether it was morning or night.  At times living with my parents again would strike the fear in me that I needed to find a home sooner rather than later, but Rachel would always reel me back and assure me that the right home would come along.  Rachel just wasn’t our realtor she became much more.  Beyond the business side to her she was very down to earth and wouldn’t pass judgment no matter what you had to say.  Selling and buying a home is probably a top 5 in your life that can make and break a person, because if it’s your actual home you leave a lot of emotions on the table.  If I had to do it all over again, Rachel Sheller would be by my side.

Thank you Rachel

Mike Cassie Leland Layla – Kern”

Thank you Mike & Cassie for the glowing testimonial. It is my deep honor to represent you and your wonderful family! I’m not sure how i got so lucky, but I’m grateful for it! i’m always here for you and yours!

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

    My business is primarily based around referrals
from my clients.  If you or someone you know is
thinking about buying or selling real estate,
please feel free to pass along my information
or just let me know!

 

 

 

 

TESTIMONIAL FROM ANOTHER GREAT CLIENT! Thank YOU Malcolm!

Thank Malcolm for the glowing testimonial. Malcolm wasn’t a referral. Malcolm called me off one of my signs. i’m so glad her did! He’s all that and a bag of chips! Here to my Military private eye!

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

“I chose Rachel because of her high ratings and I got exactly what I wanted! She was educated and thorough. She was filled with guidance and was always able to show me the best paths to take while quickly selling my home. I would gladly choose her again if ever needed!

Thank you so much!
Malcolm MacDonald”

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

TERRIFIC TESTIMONIAL FROM RACHEL’S CLIENTS!

Thank you Gabe & Jenni! I am grateful for the opportunity to to work with you, but moreover the overall opportunity to of met you and your absolutely darling family! I cant think of anything more rewarding rewarding than to be able to help such kind, thoughtful, and deserving people!

“Rachel was wonderful! We have 1 year old twins, one with medical issues, and are so busy all day, every day The idea of selling, moving, and buying was very intimidating for us. Rachel was incredibly patient with us and so understanding of our needs. She took away much of the stress by explaining everything, answering my numerous questions, and being so supportive when I was getting anxious. She was very proactive for us, gave honest advice, and was such a great advocate for us. She was always in contact, kept us up to date on everything, made us feel like a priority. I would absolutely recommend Rachel to anyone looking to buy/sell a home. We loved working with her!

Thank you:)   Jenni”

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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

Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

TESTIMONIAL FOR RACHEL SHELLER 7-2017

Thank you Brian & Helen for the glowing testimonial! I sincerely appreciate the kind words. I am truly grateful for the opportunity to work for such funny, traveled, open minded clients.

“I would like to thank Rachel Sheller for listing and selling our house in Pleasant Valley. They always say give your business to a busy person who gets things done in record time. The inspection report listed some items that needed attention before the sale went through. We needed help from several contractors and I live in Florida. No problem within days Rachel had rounded up the contractors and the work was done on time and the sale safely closed. I called Rachel the diplomat because she knew how to speak to the contractor and the purchaser’s agent in a way that kept everyone happy.

Thank you, Brian & Helen Stewart”

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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

Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

GORGEOUS GRESHAM HOME! $394,999 4 bed, 3 bath, 3 car garage, RV parking

     Welcome Home! This GORGEOUS traditional style home is in a highly sought after Gresham neighborhood, just steps to a wonderful Greenspace! This beauty features 4 big bedrooms, 3 sparkling clean bathrooms, jumbo 19 X 16 family room with cozy gas fireplace plus under stairs storage (your very own “Harry Potter” closet). Soaring vaulted ceilings throughout, bright and open floor plan. Updated kitchen with timeless granite counters, gas range top, lots of cupboard space, vaulted ceilings,  plus spacious eating bar and eating area. The master suite has a walk in closet, jetted tub, shower, vaulted ceilings, skylight, and double sinks! Soothing air conditioning, large 3 car garage, sizable RV parking, private, fenced low maintenance back yard, tool shed and comfortable covered back deck, AND an additional sitting patio.Powell Valley, Gordon Russell, and Sam Barlow School District.

127 SE Greenway Lane Gresham, OR

RMLS # 17232293 Asking $394,999

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

See this home and ALL available homes on my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

The pros and cons of city living.

blog-d58The Pros and Cons of City Living

A home is partially what you make of the walls that surround you, but it’s also about the environment that surrounds your home. If you’re thinking about making a move to the city, consider these pros and cons before you start packing.

Pros:

Walkability and public transportation
City living can put you in walking distance to work, school, grocery stores, and other points of interest. What you can’t reach on foot is likely only a subway or bus ticket away. Skip car payments, insurance and gas by purchasing a public transit pass.

Availability of amenities
A new restaurant, theater or museum is always popping up in the city. Cultural experiences abound, and special events come and go frequently. Health and emergency services are also much closer and more readily available.

Professional and personal opportunities
A higher concentration of people naturally means a higher concentration of opportunities. There is likely more demand for your profession in the city, accompanied by a higher paycheck. Networking professionally or expanding your social circle personally are much easier to do in an urban area.

Cons:

Cost of living
Your dollar will not stretch as far in the city. You will pay more for less living space, pay for parking that is free outside the city, and may even experience sticker shock at the grocery store.

Crowds and noise
More people means more traffic, more noise and longer wait times at your favorite restaurant. Even if your home is in a quieter neighborhood, chances are still high you’ll be falling asleep to the sounds of horns honking, sirens blaring and people walking home late at night.

Limited outdoor living space
Private yards, patios and decks are more limited in cities than anywhere else. You may have to share outdoor condominium amenities with neighbors, or go to a public park to host a barbecue. If you have a pet, consider where you will have to walk it in all kinds of weather.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2017 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, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-homesforyou@frontier.com

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***