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Spring Cleaning Season!

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As the weather begins to warm up, now’s the time to let your house breathe and do some spring cleaning. Set aside a day or a weekend to tackle your entire living space so you can freshen up your home without dragging out the process. Use this list to organize your cleaning room by room.


·         Wipe down cabinets.

·         Clean windows.

·         Deep clean stovetop, oven and microwave.

·         Clean out fridge and pantry. Remove everything from the shelves and wipe down inside. As you return items, throw away any expired food, as well as spices that have been open longer than a year.

·         Remove everything from countertops and thoroughly scrub counters and backsplash.

·         Sweep and mop floors.

Living Room:

·         Clean out fireplace.

·         Dust ceiling fans, furniture and electronics.

·         Wash or vacuum window treatments.

·         Clean windows.

·         Freshen couches and chairs. Vacuum and use upholstery cleaner where needed. Rotate the placement of couch cushions.

·         Wipe down baseboards and crown molding.

·         Vacuum and steam clean carpets.


·         Remove all bedding and sort into five piles: mattress pads, fitted sheets, flat sheets, blankets, and comforters. Wash in that order so you can make the beds as each load is completed.

·         Wash or vacuum window treatments.

·         Clean mirrors and windows.

·         Dust furniture with microfiber cloths.

·         Wipe down baseboards and crown molding.

·         Vacuum and steam clean carpets.


·         Spray surfaces of tubs, showers and toilets with a heavy-duty cleaner, then allow to soak while you finish the next three items on the bathroom checklist. Return to rinse surfaces before completing the fifth item.

·         Clean mirrors, windows and sinks.

·         Wipe down walls.

·         Clean baseboards and vacuum or mop floors.

·         Wash towels and throw rugs.

Five Star award Winner 2011- 2019 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

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If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!



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.

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.
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.
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.
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.


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

5 Places to use patterns and 2 places to avoid them


Some people love them, some people hate them. But there’s always room for a little pattern in your home’s interior décor.

Use patterns

Towels and napkins
Small bits of fun prints can add character to a plain kitchen. Dish towels and cloth napkins are easy to switch out, making it simple to change colors in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid to try floral, stripe or geometric designs and rotate them regularly.

Outdoor furniture cushions
While your patio furniture should be sturdy and timeless, the cushions and pillows can be anything you like. Change them with the season or just because chartreuse is your new favorite color. Bold floral prints and bright colors work well outside.

Throw pillows
Throw pillows can take a living area from “blah” to “wow!” Pair pillows touting small prints with solid pillow partners. If you’re feeling extra edgy, a texture like fur or denim can add another dimension to your living room.

Kitchen backsplash
The backsplash can transform a kitchen. Try a bright, hammered copper or glass tiles to bring light and energy into the space. Have fun with this change by choosing a unique material that can be the room’s focal point.

Curtains are a prime place to incorporate large, bold prints. Complement busy patterns in curtains with solid-color accessories in the same shades to avoid making the space look too busy.

Avoid patterns

All four walls
Too much of a print can make a room feel cluttered. Try accenting one wall with a bold pattern, because a room full of prints can be hard to look at and even harder to update.

A patterned couch is usually best left on the showroom floor. As an investment piece, couches should be more neutral than trendy. Most prints go out of style within two to three years, so don’t let the appeal of your couch expire that quickly.

Five Star award recipient 2011-2018 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, Earth Advantage Broker, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available houses on my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon



AMAZING LOCATION! You are in for a treat! One owner home for almost 50 years! Kept in immaculate condition! This beautiful home sits on .35 acre lot with 4 bedrooms. 2 1/2 bathrooms, oversized 2 car garage,  mature landscaping, stunning water feature, calming walking paths and patio area perfect for a fire pit, garden area (or grass it if you like), open floor plan with absolutely ENORMOUS master with sitting area, walk in closet, jetted tub, walk in shower, double sinks& skylights. Just a few of the features of this fabulous home are: central vacuuming system, soothing central air conditioning, sprinkler system, fenced yard, large tool shed, 12 X 8 shop area, skylights, built in surround system and entertainment center (perfect for movie night!), and 35 X 12 covered and gated RV parking. Bonny Slope, Cedar Park and Sunset Schools. RMLS# 16190113, asking $479,000 For more information go to my website

Five Star award recipient 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016 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, Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market @ my Web Site


Below is a testimonial from a fabulous client. I’m deeply honored to represent HER!

I am honored to give Rachel Sheller this letter of recommendation. Rachel has worked with myself and my family on various real estate transactions over the past 15 years. She most recently worked with my daughter and her husband to sell their home and with purchasing another home and assisted me in the purchase of a new home.

Rachel demonstrates integrity and extensive knowledge when working with clients. Her knowledge of the current market and her work ethic shortens the duration a property remains on the market saving both time and money. She is sensitive to the needs of her clients and works hard to achieve their goals. She continues to work even after the papers are signed to ensure your experience from beginning to end is a successful and pleasant experience. I will continue to choose to work with Rachel for my real estate needs and have referred her often to family and friends.

I am confident Rachel can successfully assist you, too!”

Thank you so much Colleen for letting me represent you! I really appreciate the opportunity to be of service. I love being your realtor and also your friend.



NEW GRESHAM LISTING- 2501 SE Hacienda $259,999

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ON MARKET 3-18-2016 RMLS# 16118431 WELCOME HOME! This gorgeous home features a very open floor plan, 3 full bedrooms, 2 updated & sparkling clean bathrooms, 2 car garage, RV parking, large living room with pellet stove, BIG kitchen with island, … Continue reading


$359,999 RMLS#16320419

Talk about FABULOUS Location! This warm and inviting old Portland Home is situated in one of Portland’s highly sought after close in locations! This charming home features 3 spacious bedrooms, a large kitchen, BRIGHT sun porch, hardwood floors, large living room with cozy fireplace & unique mantle, 1 1/2 bathrooms, bonus storage & reading nook, full basement, detached garage with fenced RV or Boat parking. Character throughout. Call, Email, or Text Rachel for more information or go to my website for more information.


Rachel Sheller, Principal Broker, Realtor, CRS, ABR, GRI, SRES

MASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent

Oregon First , Direct 503.380.9634

Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View ALL available Houses on the market on my website

Licensed in the State of Oregon

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