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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

 

 

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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

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***

 

GORGEOUS GRESHAM TOWNHOUSE BY THE GOLF COURSE $174,999

1704 NE Hogan Gresham, OR $174,999, RMLS 18466084.

Open and flowing floor plan greet you when you enter this cheery Townhouse. Completely and tastefully remodeled throughout showcasing neutral timeless colors!

Some of the features include, 15 X 12 open Livingroom with gorgeous laminate flooring (new in 2016) and slider to relaxing patio that overlooks Burlingame creek is sure to delight you for years to come. Enjoy your spacious master that has a jumbo 10 X 5 walk in closet and its own fabulous covered deck for your year round use.

The light & bright remodeled kitchen features all new cabinets, new flooring, SS dishwasher, SS stove, and SS Bi-microwave (all in 2016). The Fridge and clothes washer and dryer stay too! Literally ALL the appliances you need are included!

Both bathrooms are sparkling clean and remodeled to please. This unit includes covered parking #1704. This unit also includes plenty of storage including an outside storage on back patio and double hall closets on the upper floor. Reasonable monthly HOA fee covers water, sewer, garbage, pool, rec-center, exterior maintenance. Roof and Exterior painted on this unit in 2016. Perfect location and priced to sell! All you need to do is move in and start enjoying your low maintenance and carefree lifestyle! WELCOME HOME!

New: Doors, ceiling fan, baseboard heaters upstairs in bedrooms, carpet, remodeled upper bath, upper bedrooms new baseboard molding, new lights in bedrooms and bathrooms.

2016: garbage disposal, flooring lower level, stainless steel dishwasher, stainless steel stove, stainless steel BI-microwave.

I just love the higher end qualities and standard or living for a fraction of the price. I love the affordability of this home. All you need to do is move in and enjoy your life! I love the creek behind to enjoy the wildlife. Take a look, you may find you love it too!

WELCOME HOME!

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***

 

 

SELLER and BUYER TESTIMONIAL 12-2017

“I always knew if I were ever to sell my home I would have Rachel do it. Her reputation precedes her!

Rachel knows her stuff. She knows who to call and how to get it done. You have questions Rachel gets answers. Dedicated and knowledgeable. And nice!!

She stuck with it and made it all work and was there with a shoulder to cry on if needed. And after all that found a perfect new home and literally made it happen. You won’t go wrong with Rachel. She gets the job done and becomes a friend in the process.

Love ya Rachel!”

-Martha Tidwell

Thank you Martha! It was my honor to work with you. I think your pretty awesome yourself.

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***

5 Steps To A Bedroom Makeover

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Ready to refresh a bedroom in your home? Here are five steps to get the process headed in the right direction.

  1. Choose a color scheme. Don’t make this decision harder than it is. If you’re stuck on choosing a color, start with a neutral (such as gray, creamy white or taupe) and decide on one or two accents that can be easily changed as time goes on.
  2. Start sorting. Before you bring in anything new, you must get rid of the old. Donate current bedding, furniture and decorative items that cannot be recycled or refinished to fit the new decorating theme.
  3. Pick timeless pieces. For the big-ticket items like a comforter or dresser, choose pieces that will stand the test of time. Use smaller items like throw pillows to add color, texture and patterns.
  4. Change up the layout. While new furniture and a coat of paint can help change the feel of a room, a new layout can take it one step farther. Rearrange furnishings to give your room a fresh feel.
  5. Switch out light fixtures. If you have a floor lamp, add a chandelier. If you like to read at night, add some soft lighting over your bed. Look for warm lights and avoid fluorescent bulbs that will make your room feel sterile.

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 2011-2018 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***