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Client Testimonial- Thank you Billie & Jim DeMaagd

“We have bought and sold homes all across the western United States. Rachel was our agent when we bought three years ago and then listed and sold our home three years later. Her knowledge of the market, contacts, and use of amazing listing techniques got us multiple full price offers in less than a week. You are never out of the loop or uninformed during the process. Rachel cares about you and walks you through every phase of the process. She’s set the bar pretty high for us and what we’ve come to expect in an agent.”

Thank you so much Jim & Billie. It has been my honor to help you.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View a current list of 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!

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January 2019 Portland Real Estate Market Action Report-what to expect this year

January Residential Highlights

The Portland area saw an uptick of new listings to begin the year this January. There were 3,048 new listings, a 22.6% increase over January 2018 (2,486) and more than double the 1,255 new listings offered last month in December 2018. The prior January that had more listings was in 2011, when 3,128 were offered.

Pending sales, at 2,045, decreased 11.5% from January 2018 (2,311) but surged 27.9% ahead of the 1,599 offers that were accepted last month in December 2018.

Closed sales, at 1,451, ended 10.9% cooler than last year in January
2018 (1,628) and 21.4% cooler than last month in December 2018 (1,846).

Inventory rose to 3.3 months in January, with total market time rising
to 76 days.

Average and Median Sale Prices

Comparing the average price of homes sold in the twelve months ending January 31st of this year ($452,200) with the average price of homes in the twelve months ending January 2018 ($430,000) shows an increase of 5.2%. In the same comparison, the median has increased 5.3% from $380,000 to $400,000.

The market is seeing increased inventory and slower sale pending times. By some measures, housing and mortgage markets took a turn for the slowdown in 2018. 2019 will still be a good year to buy and sell.

If you are a seller you’ll need to price appropriately and realistically, plus make sure your home is in the best condition possible to compete for the current buyer pool. I can help you establish a realistic list price and give you a hierarchical list of things to do or not to do before listing. Your location, type of property, time fame, etc. all make a difference is determining your “pre-listing” steps. Did you know i’m a staging agent? That service is included complimentary for my clients. If your thinking of selling in the next couple years I would recommend taking a look at selling now.

If your a buyer this is the year time you have been waiting for. Many buyers have been struggling to get pre-qualified for a loan because of student loan debt or other situations. The interest rates are steady and inventory is the highest it’s been for a long time. There is much to choose from. Buying real estate is still one of the very best investments you can make. You have to live somewhere! You might as well reap the benefits of buying. Call me to go over the many benefits for you.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

Email- rachel@rachelsheller.com

CLIENT TESTIMONIAL-Thank you Shyle!

I have worked with Rachel Sheller on four different home sales/purchases over the last five years. I recommend her regularly when someone tells me they are thinking of buying or selling their home. Of the people I have referred to Rachel, we have all had the same experience: 

Rachel is: 

  • Consistent- she follows through with what she says she will do and then goes above and beyond. She caught several mistakes made by other parties in my transaction and helped to get them corrected. 
  • Flexible- She regularly has gone out of her way to make things happen for me when I am on a tight schedule.
  • Communication- I hear horror stories of people working with agents that are bad about getting back to them. Rachel has a very short turn around when responding to my calls, emails, texts, She also is very detail oriented in how she walks people through each stage of buying and selling. Rachel is highly adaptable in her communication style… giving me lots of details when needed and only key bullet points when that’s what I requested. 
  • Customer service: Rachel is caring and understanding. The nature of real estate is amazingly stressful. Rachel is a pro and understands this. Her level of customer service is outstanding. 
  • Referrals: Rachel comes so highly recommended that she is able to work off of referrals and returning clients. She is ranked in the top of her field. If you work with her, you will understand why she has achieved the reputation she has. 

If you are considering buying or selling, I can’t recommend Rachel enough.

Five Star award Winner 2011-2019 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 an accurate list of ALL available Houses on the market on my website


Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington  m

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

 

RACHEL SHELLER- PMAR 2019 MASTERS CIRCLE

I am a Diamond-Platinum Masters Circle Member again in 2019. The Diamond-Platinum is the highest level in the Club. This prestigious Club is a mark of distinction for Realtors. Below are a few of the attributes of a Masters Circle member and why it’s important.

EXPERIENCE:
Whether buying or selling a personal residence or investment property, a real estate transaction involves important financial and emotional considerations. The services of an experienced Realtor® define the difference between just surviving and really enjoying the process.
When you buy a home, a skilled broker helps you find the house that best meets your needs and expectations. You rely on their knowledge of the market area and available inventory as well as their ability to recommend other qualified housing professionals. This includes mortgage lenders, home inspectors, and others whose services will be integral to a great home buying experience.
When you sell your home, a seasoned broker can save you time and money. The ability to correctly price and market your home is critical. Understanding how to interpret current market conditions and position your home for a faster, easier sale requires knowledge and skills only gained through experience.
RESULTS:
Choosing your real estate broker is your first important decision. Your broker should be a Realtor®. As a member of the National Association of Realtor®, your broker subscribes to the highest standards of business ethics and practices. The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtor® (PMAR) is a local chapter of this respected organization.
Your Realtor® should also be a member of the PMAR Masters Circle. The Masters Circle is a benchmark organization formed to recognize Realtors® distinguished by their sales accomplishments and dedicated to the highest degree of professional quality service. Membership is earned by Realtors® who annually demonstrate outstanding achievements in the listing and selling of property. For most people, buying real property is their largest single investment. You benefit from working with a Realtor® who has an established record of success.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE:
Sales achievement is just one mark of excellence. Members seek to build and stregthen the relationships between the real estate industry and the communities they serve. The PMAR Masters Circle makes annual contributions to non-profit organizations committed to serving the greater Portland area.
YOU HOLD THE KEY:
When the time is right to consider your first or your next real estate transaction, remember your goal is to buy or sell real estate. However, your objective should be to maximize the enjoyment and the financial benefit of the entire transaction by working with a proven professional.
The choice is yours — choose wisely.
Choose a Realtor® who has earned membership in the PMAR Masters Circle. Call me when your ready to get going on your next move.

I’S A GOOD LIFE!!

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

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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

Looking back at 2018 and ahead to 2019 in our Portland-Metro Real Estate Market.

December Residential Highlights
December brought cooling across the board to the Portland metro area. Pending sales, at 1,599, fell 9.0% short of the 1,757 offers accepted last year in December 2017 and 16.0%
short of the 1,904 offers accepted last month in November 2018.
Closed sales (1,846) fared similarly, ending 21.4% lower than in December 2017 (2,350) and 13.9% lower than in November 2018 (2,144). This is the coolest December
for closings in Portland metro since 2013, when 1,821 were recorded. New listings, at 1,255, cooled 22.4% from December 2017 (1,617) and 45.7% from November 2018
(2,310). Total market time rose to 64 days in December, with inventory decreasing slightly to land at 2.5 months.

Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2018 to 2017 through December, the average sale price rose 5.5% from $428,700 to $452,400. In the same comparison, the median sale price rose 5.3% from $379,900 to $400,000.

Year to Date Summary

1-15-19 stats

Activity in 2018 was mixed compared to 2017. New listings (41,287) increased 1.2%. ending sales (29,809) decreased 4.9% and closed sales (29,771) decreased 5.9% this year.

The Portland-Metro real estate market is still a strong market but seeing some signs of slowing. In my opinion, it’s more of a balancing out. 2019 is expected to be a dynamic market and providing plenty of opportunities for both Seller’s and Buyer’s. For more information taking advantage of the opportunities please call, email, or text me.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View an accurate list of  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!

Gresham Townhome style Condo by Golf Course $189,999~ RMLS# 1921782

PRICE ADJUSTMENT to an amazing price of $189,999

PRICE ADJUSTMENT! PRICED TO SELL!

 1702 NE Hogan Drive Gresham, OR 97030~ RMLS# 19217282~ Asking $189,999

This a rare floor plan that features 3 full bedrooms, 1 ½ remodeled bathrooms, plus a bonus/office, and deeded carport. This gorgeous home boasts a big master bedroom with JUMBO walk in closet with built in safe, and slider to covered deck for you to enjoy the soothing creek.

You’ll love the open & bright feel of this fabulous home. The newer laminate floors on the main floor make the unit feel extra big, plus the slider to the patio gives your eye a peaceful sight line. All appliances are included in the sale of this home Fridge, range, dishwasher and clothes washer & dryer. All you have to do is move in! The HOA monthly covers water, sewer, garbage, exterior maintenance, common areas, landscaping, recreation center, and pool. You’re close to everything! Take a look at this exceptional value in Gresham. FHA approved complex too! For more info, photos, and virtual tour go to my website.

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

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

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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon and Washington

Is it time to move?

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Selling your home is certainly a personal decision. Here are five points to consider:

  1. You want to take advantage of the current real estate market. Housing prices are just beginning to level off in many areas, but it’s primarily still a seller’s market.
  2. Your financial situation has changed and you want to lower your mortgage payments. A job change, divorce, serious illness, or death may call for a new living arrangement.
  3. Your family has outgrown your starter home. What was once a cozy little home for two may not be the ideal situation for a family of five.
  4. You’re tired of paying for maintenance and repair bills on an older property. When the most frequent visitors to your home are the plumber, electrician and appliance repair technician, then it may be time for a newer house.
  5. You’ve spent at least five years in your current home and you’re ready to move on. If you have positive equity in your home, then you may be ready to sell.

For more information on getting ready to sell, steps to selling, costs, time it takes and how to move simultaneously from your old home to your new please call, email, or text me.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 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- rachel@rachelsheller.com

View an accurate list of  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!