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

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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

How to make your rental property family-friendly

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Here is some good ideas to keep in mind when your thinking about buying a rental property.  Location is the primary factor when it comes to determining how appealing your rental property is to potential tenants. Here are some other family-friendly factors:

Safety
Take extra care to secure all doors and windows. Allow your tenants to request additional safety latches, door locks or appliance locks if they prefer. Ensure the home has appropriate outdoor lighting for security. Tighten up any loose handrails or spindles around staircases, and make sure all batteries in smoke detectors are replaced twice a year.

Neighborhood tips
Offer a list of nearby schools and daycare centers along with their reviews. Provide neighborhood crime rates and a map to the nearest healthcare facilities and safety services in order to help families become more familiar with the area.

Pet policy
One of the leading causes of families opting for one rental property over another is the pet policy. Pets can be noisy and destructive, but allowing one pet can increase the number of families interested in your rental. Protect your investment by collecting a pet damage fee in addition to the security deposit.

Appearance and cleanliness
Re-paint, re-carpet, shine up the appliances, and clean up the landscaping. Don’t underestimate the power of perceived safety that comes with a sparkling, clean home.

Ready to buy an investment property? Call me and let go over all your options.

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!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

Selling your home at the peak price

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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.

Engage a real estate agent early. The third and most important step is to work with a real estate agent you trust.  To determine the best time to list your home, consult with your local agent. A knowledgeable professional will assist you in every possible way.

For more information on selling your home at the top of the market, please call, email, or text me. I will get you the very top dollar possible for your home!

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!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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

Client Testimonial

Rachel was an amazing agent to us! She explained the entire process from start to finish before we even began searching for homes. She shows the the entire range of homes that fit your price and was able to beat out a competing buyer to get us our dream home! We will be using her for all real estate needs in the future! 5/5 stars life is good-house

SELLER TESTIMONIAL

Thank you Earnest for the wonderful Testimonial. It means a great deal to me to help you again. I’m grateful for the opportunity to be of service!

“RacheI, I want to tell you what a pleasure it was to work with you in the sale of my home, you really went the extra mile for me and your attention to detail was amazing, I could not have been better taken care of, I will be recommending you to anyone that is looking to sell or buy real estate.
Thank You
Ernest”

If you or someone you know needs me, please call, email, or text. I welcome you contacting me. The market is always moving and changing. I keep my finger on the pulse. Let’s make it work for 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, Diversity Specialist-HOWNW, Earth Advantage Broker, MASTERS CIRCLE, 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***

The very latest real estate numbers & stats for Portland-Metro as of 2-15-2018

The first month of 2018 is in the books! The real estate numbers look pretty darn good! Take a look at the graphs. there are three that give different , and the most CURRENT information on our Portland-Metro real estate market.

Inventory rose a bit in January, ending at 2.2 months. 2.2 months is still a low number. Ideally, we want months of inventory to be around 5-7. This just means we are in  a sellers market still. Anything under 6 months of inventory is a Seller’s market.  During the same period, total market time increased by five days to end at 60 days. This in conjunction with the low inventory send a signal that possibly we will see more homes on the market soon.

We are seeing, on average, +7.6% appreciation in homes. That is a very good number. Where else can you get +7.6% growth, on average, just by living in your home, having a rental, or holding property? The median appreciation is even higher at +8.6%! I’m a big advocate for home ownership. It’s just a win, win, win all around for YOU!

Finally, take a look at the graph that breaks down the different Portland-Metro locations and their individual stats! Days on the market, appreciation schedule, average sales price, etc.  We are seeing POSITIVE appreciation in all areas. the highest is Mt. Hood at 16.2% and the least is West Portland at 3.2%. Take a look at the areas that you live or are interested in. Each neighbor hood also has different appreciation values.

If you would like more information about selling and/or buying ion today’s market, please call, email, or text anytime. I’d love to go over what your home value is, steps it takes to sell, what to do to get ready to sell, and what to expect when you sell ans/or buy. I’ve helped many people be successful and I can help you too!

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.

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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