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Seller & Buyer Testimonial

“We worked with Rachel as first-time homebuyers and again when we were looking to sell our home and purchase another. There wasn’t a single question or problem we had that Rachel didn’t know the answer to. She is an absolute pro and it shows in every step of the buying and selling process. She handles everything from start to finish and stays on top of every detail. You want someone who knows what they’re doing and that’s Rachel! There wasn’t a single moment throughout our time working together that we didn’t feel like her top priority. She is willing to do whatever it takes to find you a house you love and get you the best outcome possible. You can rely on her to accommodate your situation and make this process as easy as it can be. We were so lucky to have her help!

Tucker and Olivia”

 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, Washington 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 and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

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Old house vs. new house?

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Old house vs. new house?

One of the primary decisions for buyers is whether to choose a newer home or an older “fixer-upper.” The correct answer really reflects your personal preferences. Consider these questions:

Upfront costs: How much can you afford? You’ll probably pay more for a newer home, but that extra cost might be made up in the long term by not having to pay for repairs and maintenance on an older home.

Maintenance: Love it or loathe it? Older homes inevitably need repairs, replacements and upgrades. If you’re handy and enjoy working on projects around the house, then an older property may be just what you want.

Home design: Vintage or modern? In an older home, you get a sense of historic tradition and attention to detail. Newer homes tend to offer the latest and greatest trends, such as open floorplans and energy efficiency.

If you want the best of both worlds, consider buying an older home with “good bones” (foundation, plumbing, electrical) and renovating it, depending on your budget of course.

For more information on getting started 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, Washington 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 and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Buying a home will be getting more expensive – buy now!

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World financial events are conspiring to make it more expensive to borrow money to buy a house. In fact, mortgage interest rates are on the increase, according to BankRate.com, while housing prices continue to rise due to a lack of available properties for sale.

If your credit is good and your job is secure, industry analysts agree that it’s time to make an offer on your new home – the sooner, the better!

Steady economic growth and higher pay are encouraging even more Americans to jump into the already crowded real estate market. And rising interest rates will mean the competition for houses will continue to grow throughout the year.

For more information on buying in today’s market, please call, email or text Rachel.

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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View a CURRENT list of 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 and Washington

How to spot the next hot neighborhood

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Location, location, location
Location is one of the most important elements – if not the most important element – to consider in a home search. While it’s easy to find markets that are already buzzing, how can you spot up-and-coming neighborhoods?

Uptick in businesses
Take note when chic hotels, stylish boutiques and trendy restaurants begin to emerge in the surrounding areas. If a neighborhood is creating a higher demand for new venues, then its property values are likely to soar.

Fixer-upper potential
Neighborhoods that may be considered past their prime but offer unique architecture and structural integrity are prime real estate opportunities. Victorian, Tudor and Spanish-style older homes are popular, especially among millennials and first-time home buyers who are willing to invest in a home that requires a little extra love, attention and elbow grease.

Fast-selling properties
As homes begin to spend less and less time on the market, it’s a good sign that the neighborhood is increasing in popularity. Sometimes, it only takes a few buyers taking an interest in a neighborhood before other buyers take note and begin to see its potential for future growth.

 

Call me to talk more about buying “smart!”

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, Washington 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 and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

SELLER TESTIMONIAL

“Thank you so much for your expertise and kindness in selling my home. It is often hard to let a home go – and to try to quantify the priceless memories it holds. You were thoughtful and respectful of me and my sweet home. You brought joy and calmness to the process- and always found the right step to take to support the best price for my home.

Thank you thank you thank you for all that you did to sell my home and support me. I always felt like your only and most treasured client. . .

Blessings always to you.

Elizabeth”

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, Washington 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 and Washington

My business is referral based.
If you’ve enjoyed my service, please refer me!

Home-buying lingo for beginners

Buying a home means entering a new world filled with what may be unfamiliar terms. Here’s a short cheat sheet to help you increase your real estate vocabulary.

Appraisal: Estimated value of a property, conducted by a licensed residential real estate appraiser.

Comparative market analysis: A study of comparable homes to determine a reasonable asking price for a property.

HOA: A homeowners association is an organization that determines the rules and standards of a community.

Due diligence: Actions, such as a title search, that responsible buyers take in order to protect their real estate investment.

Earnest money: A deposit made to a seller that demonstrates the buyer’s good faith and is applied toward the down payment at closing.

Title: A term referring to the ownership rights and possession of a property.

Contingencies: A condition or action, such as a home inspection, that must be met for the real estate contract to become binding.

Escrow account: Where earnest money is held by a third-party, such as a title company or bank, until the closing.

Any other terms tripping you up? Reach out, let’s talk!

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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View a CURRENT list of 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 and Washington

Thinking about flipping a house?

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The availability of homes on the market is low while the demand is high, especially for first-time buyers. If you have some cash to invest, you may be considering flipping a house.

Don’t forget, the length of time required to update the home is one of the biggest factors that can turn your flip into a flop. Avoid getting stuck with a fixer-upper that becomes a real money pit by consulting a real estate professional. Realtors® have valuable insights into the local market and can help line up motivated buyers while you complete the renovations.

Know your options.
You may plan to do most of the work yourself, but you may also need the expertise of an electrical or plumbing contractor. Obtain bids from several contractors even if you hit it off with the first contractor you meet. Gather references and look for reviews online where you’ll likely see the most unbiased feedback.

Reduce square footage.
While it may be tempting to maximize profits by building an addition on the house, remodeling as opposed to expanding is one of the simplest ways to save. Appeal to buyers by focusing on features trending in the market, such as an open floor plan or updated kitchen.

Invest sweat equity.
Even if you don’t see yourself as particularly handy, chances are you’re capable of completing a few projects yourself. Consider taking on the finishing touches of landscaping, painting, replacing doors and trim, or installing new appliances to increase your return on investment.

Please call, email, or text Rachel for more information on flipping, or to get started.

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, Washington First

Direct 503.380.9634, Email-    homesforyou@frontier.com

View a CURRENT list of 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 and Washington