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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

***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!

 

 

 

 

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The pros and cons of city living.

blog-d58The Pros and Cons of City Living

A home is partially what you make of the walls that surround you, but it’s also about the environment that surrounds your home. If you’re thinking about making a move to the city, consider these pros and cons before you start packing.

Pros:

Walkability and public transportation
City living can put you in walking distance to work, school, grocery stores, and other points of interest. What you can’t reach on foot is likely only a subway or bus ticket away. Skip car payments, insurance and gas by purchasing a public transit pass.

Availability of amenities
A new restaurant, theater or museum is always popping up in the city. Cultural experiences abound, and special events come and go frequently. Health and emergency services are also much closer and more readily available.

Professional and personal opportunities
A higher concentration of people naturally means a higher concentration of opportunities. There is likely more demand for your profession in the city, accompanied by a higher paycheck. Networking professionally or expanding your social circle personally are much easier to do in an urban area.

Cons:

Cost of living
Your dollar will not stretch as far in the city. You will pay more for less living space, pay for parking that is free outside the city, and may even experience sticker shock at the grocery store.

Crowds and noise
More people means more traffic, more noise and longer wait times at your favorite restaurant. Even if your home is in a quieter neighborhood, chances are still high you’ll be falling asleep to the sounds of horns honking, sirens blaring and people walking home late at night.

Limited outdoor living space
Private yards, patios and decks are more limited in cities than anywhere else. You may have to share outdoor condominium amenities with neighbors, or go to a public park to host a barbecue. If you have a pet, consider where you will have to walk it in all kinds of weather.

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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Thank you so much for your testimonial, Eric!

“OK where should I begin

Rachel may have had thousands of clients in her career, but I think we could be put in the top 20 for most challenging clients and keeping her on her toes.
She was very patient and understanding when we had pulled offers on three separate homes. We were aware this takes time to prepare offers
and she is putting her reputation of many years on the line with our instant change of decisions.

In the end she really understood we needed to find the right home that felt comfortable for me and more important my wife…which is another story.

Rachel took charge on the small details that need to be covered and demonstrated she always has her clients best interest. One example is on our closing with a seller there were a  number of repairs that were not completed. Rachel took it upon herself and called the contractors to confirm the repairs would be made. she even went a step further and found one of her own contractors to replace a window that the seller told their realtor that it was in the process of being replace. Which was not the case, in my opinion the sellers Realtor should share some of her commission for what Rachel did to help with the repairs.

I have never recommended a realtor to someone, that is the truth but I keep Rachel’s card in my wallet to give to anyone looking for a relator that has a passion to please her clients.

Best Regards”

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

See ALL available homes at my website!!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Three things to consider before buying a townhome.

townhome3 Points to Consider Before Buying a Townhome

Ready to downsize? Looking for a property that’s maintenance-free? A townhome might be for you. Here are points to consider before buying a townhome.

  • Are you ready to share a wall with a neighbor? This may be an unexpected point to consider, but if you’ve spent most of your homeownership years with a lot of space between your house and the neighbors, it’s something to discuss.
  • What are your outside space expectations? Many townhomes will feature decks, patios and/or small yards, but some will not. Think about how much you spend your leisure time outside, and whether the townhome complex has green space or nearby parks.
  • Do you like the idea of an HOA? Most townhomes will have a homeowners association. For a monthly or annual fee you will receive benefits such as lawn care, a party room or clubhouse, workout center, and monitored security.

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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

The temperature is rising.. here are some tips on how to keep cool!

_main_water_0How to Keep your Home Cool

Hot weather can drive up your energy bills, and an inefficient air conditioning unit can leave you sweaty and uncomfortable. Here are some ways to keep your home cool and save money in the process.

Close your blinds.
According to The Family Handyman, around 30 percent of heat comes in through your windows. By closing your blinds and drawing the curtains you can keep unwanted heat out.

Grill your food.
Avoid using the oven and stove. Clear skies allow you to fire up the grill and get more use out of outdoor furniture.

Switch to CFLs.
Compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) cut lighting costs as well as cooling costs. They give off very little heat, and when your house feels uncomfortably warm, every small improvement helps. 

Allow air flow.
Keep interior doors open to let air flow freely between rooms, which helps regulate the cool air. Open windows in the evening to bring the cool breeze in.

 

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

See ALL available houses at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Why using a realtor is the best choice!

Dont do this on your own

Call or email today. Together we’ll explore the possibilities                                            in our ever-changing real estate market.

 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

See ALL available homes at my website!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***

Pricing your home can be overwhelming.. I am here to help!!

9a5d95a1-c1ef-4ab6-885f-e8be77547c25Pricing your Home in Today’s Market

Deciding to sell your home is a big decision. The next big decision in the selling process is pricing your home. There is an art and a science to this critical step, so your best bet is to utilize the expertise of a real estate professional.

Setting the right asking price for your home without professional help is much like defending yourself in court without a lawyer – you can do it, but it comes at a risk. Avoid pricing yourself out of your local market, or under-valuing your home, by working with a knowledgeable real estate professional.

Realtors® have exclusive access to information and a vast knowledge to pull from to help you appropriately price your home. They can provide insight on pricing trends in your area for similar homes, so yours is competitive.

Real estate professionals will be able to take into account home improvements and amenities in your home. They will also consider square footage, the age of the home and the benefits of your neighborhood, such as a great school district, walking trails, nearby shopping, public transportation, and green spaces.

The job of a Realtor® is to stay up-to-date on pricing trends in your local housing market. Valuable insights into where the market is headed will help you sell your home in the shortest amount of time.

I can help stage your home to give you the opportunity to get the most money possible for your home!! I am here for YOU!

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, ASTERS CIRCLE, Diversity Specialist, HOWNW, CSA-Certified Staging Agent, Oregon First, Realtors

Direct 503.380.9634, Email- homesforyou@frontier.com

Check out ALL homes at my website!!

Licensed in the State of Oregon

***I’M NEVER TOO BUSY FOR YOU AND YOUR REFERRALS***