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

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What’s changing in our real estate market…..Days on the market, inventory of homes, and increases in sales price.

Last month brought mixed activity to our Portland/Metro area real estate market, but closed sales saw some modest gains. We are in the middle of our annual Fall cool down. It usually starts around Labor day, but this year it started about a month earlier. On top of that normal annual change we are in the midst of a “market correction. ” The prices can’t keep going up indefinitely so, we are seeing a slight leveling off sales prices, or a “market correction.” This is normal and necessary in order to keep our local real estate market robust and strong. Have you noticed the “price reduced” signs on many homes, or homes sitting on the market a little longer in your area? Those are a couple of the first signs to the change.

Although, with that said, we are still seeing substantial increases in appreciation this month.  Last month (these numbers are comparing the past 12 months) the average sales price saw an average increase in sales price of +9.6%. The median sales price is even larger at a whopping +11.2%The sales prices, months of inventory and days on the market are still showing a solid sellers market.

This is a perfect time to sell your home! Some of the top factors that will aid in getting the highest top dollar possible for your home and enable you to sell more quickly are to clean, declutter and staging of your home. I am can help you formulate a targeted plan for you and your specific home to allow you to get the very most from your home sale. I’m a designated home stager :).

It’s also a perfect time to buy! The interest rates are amazingly still low and the market has started to slow down which makes an opportune time to get an amazing deal on that home you’ve had your eye on!

Call, email, or text me if you’s like to talk about getting ready to sell or buy in this market! You’ll be glad you did!

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 NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

 

 

Look Who’s Moving To Portland!

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Have you heard the news? Oregon was the top destination for people looking to move to Portland in 2016, according to United Van Lines. Our beautiful state offers great restaurants, culture, nearby access to the outdoors (beach and mountains), art and entertainment. It’s no surprise that everyone wants to move here!

There are three distinct groups of people that are moving to Oregon: Retirees that are interested in moving back to the area to be closer to their families and friends. The second group are the 20-30 somethings that are ready to buy homes, have kids and settle down. These are the young, hard working household’s that will contribute to a strong economic growth for our state. The third group are young, college educated immigrants from other countries. Portland has become a magnet for talented young professionals from around the world. What a wonderful place we live in!

If you’re interested in buying or selling please give me a call. I’m always here for you!

-Rachel

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 NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

 

CONGRATULATIONS KERN FAMILY!!

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14 Gorgeous acres of horse property ! Congratulations Mike & Cassie! It is my good fortune to be your realtor for life!! Here’s to your new adventure!!

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 NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

 

5 Ways to add “curb appeal” value to your home

Curb appealHave you ever heard the old saying; “Your only get once chance to make a first impression?” Curb appeal is your first impression.  The very first thing potential buyers see when driving by is the front of the house. Usually, the first photo on line is the front of the house. Those are your first impressions and an opportunity to impress potential buyers. Curb appeal matters. Curb appeal really does add value to your home.  It ultimately translates to a higher sales price. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 quick and easy ideas to get you started.

For a detailed list on what to do on your property to get the best curb appeal to give you the best chance to get the very highest price possible (and seller faster) call me today! Here is your list…

1. Wash up — Power wash the exterior to remove dirt build-up and other debris. Clean off the roof and gutters, and don’t forget the windows. Wash them inside and out to keep natural light flowing freely throughout the home’s interior

2. Outside updates — Re-stain the deck or reseal the patio, if needed. Make sure fencing is in good condition.

3. Prune and trim — Highlight your yard by pruning all trees and other plants. Keep the lawn mowed and weed the garden beds. Add small potted plants to increase color and greenery. Consider hiring a professional if yard work is not your specialty.

4. Attention to detail — Keep your front door looking fresh with a new coat of paint, or consider replacing the door, if necessary. Make sure house numbers stand out and the doorbell works. Don’t forget the mailbox. It should be upright, secure and aesthetically pleasing.

5. Pop of color — Add interest with a new doormat or fill window boxes with bright flowers. Choose colors that complement your home’s exterior.

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 NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

YOU GET THE FIRST LOOK!

Coming on the market 9-26-17. This baby is getting all cleaned up and ready for you! You get the first look!

$299,999~Gresham 4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, ENORMOUS, over sized 2 car garage, .21 Acre corner lot, big family room with wood fireplace with blower and slider to rare sun room, HUGE 24 X 13  master with vaulted ceilings…

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 NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

HOT NEW LISTING! $299,000 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car gar, fenced back yard, dog run

RMLS# 17475195~ Asking $299,000~ 1590 SW Kings Byway Troutdale, OR

WELCOME HOME to this absolutely darling 1 level home in a highly sought after neighborhood. This home features 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 sparkling clean bathrooms, lovely living room,  fabulous family room with cozy fireplace, large dining area, bright kitchen with all appliances included new SS dishwasher in 2017, master bedroom has its own bathroom and ceiling fans, durable laminate flooring, open floor plan, 2 car garage, newer roof, fenced back yard with wonderful and useful composite deck, and dog run all on a .17 Acre lot!  Move in ready! See more photos and additional info on my website. This really is a Treasure! You’ll love it!

IT’S A GOOD LIFE!!

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

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**