Category Archives: Troutdale homes for sale

Whats happening in our Portland-Metro real estate market right now!

Portland March Report 4-14-2018

The very latest Portland Metro Real Estate numbers 4-14-2018. Take a look at the current appreciation schedule (increase in values), median sales prices, and days on the market (DOM) for most of our Portland-Metro areas. Where do you fit? Each neighborhood, in each City may vary from this rate sheet. Actually, they probably do a bit. Not all homes in Oregon City sell for $366,000 as an example. If you would like information on your home value, selling your home, or buying in one of these areas please call, email, or text. I’m happy to go over all this and what it means to you!

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, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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

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Get pre-approved before listing your home. . . . here’s why

Before you list your current home for sale, it’s smart to ensure you are prepared to move into your next home. Becoming pre-approved for a mortgage, or st least starting the process, is an important part of that process.

Note, becoming pre-approved is a longer process than being pre-qualified. It requires more documentation, and will help your lender narrow in on a specific amount you will be approved for under specific conditions.

Your credit will be examined when you get a pre-approval for a home, resulting in a hard inquiry on your report. But, it will tell you and your lender if you qualify for the type of home you seek.

Getting pre-approved enables you to get ahead on your home search, with a competitive edge while I work to sell your home. You can begin narrowing down your ideal neighborhoods and dreaming about your next home with a price range in mind.

Lastly, Doing the work upfront and getting it all done will free up time and prevent a  headache once we get an offer on your home. Getting pre-approved in advance will allow for the stress to be reduced since you wont have to worry about it. We can just focus on House shopping, and enjoying that process.approvedCall, email, or text me anytime to go over the steps on selling and buying. I specialize in this and can walk you through all the ‘ins’ and ‘outs’ of it. I hope to hear from you soon.

Five Star award recipient 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, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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

Selling your home at the peak price

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Selling your home at the peak price

Here are three tips for selling your home for the best possible price in the shortest amount of time.

Be ready to sell. Prepare your home physically – and yourself mentally – to make the move. Have your home clean and ready for showings to boost the appeal and perceived value. Buyers want to see that a home is well-maintained and cared for. Make sure you’re emotionally ready to part with your home and embrace your move because the sale could happen at any time.

Be flexible. The timing of the sale and scheduling of the closing may not be at the most convenient times. Try to remain flexible and understand that your normal schedule may have to adjust. Be ready to spring into action and move on short notice.

Contact me early. The third and most important step is to work with a real estate agent you trust.  To determine the best time & price to list your home, consult with your local agent (ME!). A knowledgeable professional will assist you in every possible way. Doing  “pre-listing” work and staging will help you sell for a higher price and hep you beat out any competition. Call, email, or text me for your personalized “pre-listing” appointment that is guaranteed to maximize your return.

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, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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

 

 

Gorgeous, move in ready home in Estacada, OR. Asking $399,999

 

Welcome Home! 1455 NE Krisitie Lane Estacada, OR 97023, Asking $399,999

Immerse your lifestyle in this exquisite masterpiece. Situated on a  highly desired .17 acre corner lot with soothing territorial views from all front windows. Excellent condition including many upgraded features; open & bright floor plan, gorgeous views, slab granite, vaulted ceilings, high ceilings, extensive use of hardwoods, SS appliances & large covered deck, air conditioning, cozy fireplace, new retaining wall and back yard fencing, & tons more! Stunning  gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, jumbo slab granite eating island, big pantry, and hardwood floors. Sunny sliding door in great room that lead out to a covered usable deck. Light filled master retreat w/views, big walk in closet, soothing soaking tub, 2 sinks & custom tile.

4 Bedrooms
2 1/2 Baths
Den/Office
Oversized 2 car gar.
Year Built: 2016
Central Air
Fenced back yard
Covered Deck
2221 SF
Soothing Views
RMLS#18075917

Please call, email, or text me to talk about this wonderful home, or for more info, pictures, and video go to my website!

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 , IRCLE, Earth Advantage Broker, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

To view this home or ALL available Houses on the market go to my website

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

Licensed in the State of Oregon

 

COMING SOON! Amazing Welches property on .54 Acre lot on Sandy river side channel & gated community

You get the very first look! This rare property will be going on the market Mid May. .54 Acre, right on the Salmon side channel, gated community, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath,  vaulted, cedar lined and beamed ceilings plus furnace/newer electrical panel/water heater/ insta hot & all appliances new  in the past 10 years. Lower bedrooms have cedar lined and beamed ceilings, lifetime metal roof,  gorgeous deck overlooking the side channel. These photos are older-new ones to follow. Agent owned!  Low Annual HOA of $300 pays for water and gate. Seclusion at its finest! It’s really a special home! You gotta see it!

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, Realtors` Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View 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

COMING SOON- You get the first look! GORGEOUS Estacada Home ~ Bright and open floor plan, and soothing views!

Coming Soon! You get the first look! On the market Saturday 3-24-2018.

1455 NE Kristie Lane Estacada, OR  9720~ RMLS# 18075917~Asking $ 399,999.

Your in for a treat! Desirable corner lot with 4 bedrooms, plus big bonus/office, open & bright floor plan, great room, high ceilings, hardwood floors, SS appliances, granite, custom tile work, lots of storage, covered deck to enjoy the views, new retaining wall and fencing in back, fire pit area, ENORMOUS master with vaulted ceilings, breathtaking views, soaking tub, double sinks, shower, walk in closet with closet organizers. Better than new! Move in ready! More photos to follow…

OPEN HOUSE 3-25-2018 Sunday from 1-4 pm. Come see this beauty on Sunday!

For more information, please call, email, or text me.

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, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

***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!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

MAKE A GREAT FIRST IMPRESSION! Increase your home value at the same time!

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FRONT DOORS AND SELLING YOUR HOME!!

Professional stagers agree that painting your front door the same color as your house and trim will not do justice to the entry of your home. We advise that the front door color is vital to your home’s first impression and overall appeal. The door color must be just right. The wrong color can be to distracting, but the right color can be breathtaking and memorable. A bland color, that matches the trim, is not recommenced.

In a recent survey, 79% of professional stagers felt that a colorful front door contributes to the overall look and feel of the home and can increase the homes’s perceived value. The front door color can help a home stand out in online photos by making it more visually appealing that boring, non-descript doors. A great first impression can set the home apart and draw potential buyers in to see the home’s interior.

In another recent  survey asking professional stagers what front color they would definitely AVOID; 54% said they would avoid purple and 36% said to avoid the same color as the trim. 79% of all stagers felt that a colorful front door increases the value, or interest , in a home on the market today.

The top four door colors recommended are: #1 -Red, #2-Black, #3-Blue, #4 Stained, #5-Yellow, and #6-Grey. Most stagers agree, its best to stay away from trendy colors. When choosing the color of your front door, you should take into consideration your home’s style as well as the paint colors on your home’s body and trim. Flashy colors may be popular, but the wrong choice could significantly change the entire aesthetics of your overall curb appeal.

HARDWARE TIPS FOR SELLING 

If your existing hardware is dated or damaged. Replace it. Choose the correct style of hardware for your house. Traditional, modern, etc. If you are keeping your hardware, remove it completely before painting the door. If your address numbers are near the front door, install new ones that match your new hardware.

 

Door painting tips for selling

  1. Choose your color wisely
  2. Choose your finish: satin, semi-gloss, gloss, etc.
  3. Find a clean and ventilated area
  4. Remove the door and hardware
  5. Tape off the area you don’t want painted
  6. Clean the door, sand the door, and then clean the door again (use a tack cloth to make sure all the dust is removed)
  7. Apply a primer
  8. Paint the door, using smooth and consistent strokes; allow to dry completely and add a second coat if necesary
  9. Replace hardware only after the door is fully dry to the touch

That’s it! A one day project that can really help you increase your sales price and really boost your curb appeal. If you have thought about selling and are wondering what you can do to increase your ultimate sales price, please call, email, or text me. I am a Staging agent and will be happy to go through your home and put together a plan to get you top dollar. Staging makes a HUGE difference on your ultimate sales price. Even small changes can add up big! Did you know, Nationally, the return on investment (ROI) from staging is 586% AMAZING! I look forward to hearing from you.

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, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

***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!

Licensed in the State of Oregon