150 Reasons to use a REALTOR in Portland

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The Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors came up with 150 reasons to use a Realtor in Portland this year. These reasons are a list of 150 things Realtors in Portland do for their clients. As PMAR states, “Depending on the transaction, some may take minutes, hours, or even days to complete, while some might not be needed at all.” They also give a useful reminder that not all Portland real estate agents are Realtors in Portland. See my 12 designations here.

Instead of listing all 150 reasons, which you can find at the PMAR website, we will highlight some of the most significant tasks in the 150 that a Realtor in Portland will accomplish.

A Realtor in Portland selling your home will (highlights only):

  • Research sales activity for the past 6-12 months from RMLS inventory.
  • Download and review all property tax and lot information.
  • Create a CMA, competitive market analysis.
  • Prepare marketing program to get your home sold.
  • Measure room sizes.
  • Prepare showing instructions.
  • Install sign.
  • Verify property disclosures, HOA information if applicable.
  • Prepare detailed list of property features.
  • Talk about the benefits of a home warranty (or not).
  • Install lockbox (secure and trackable).
  • Negotiate the sale, repairs, navigate appraisal.
  • Lead client through title and escrow closing process.
  • Charge commission – see my reasonable rates here.
  • Notify you when you’re getting paid!

A Realtor in Portland helping you buy a home will (highlights only):

  • Create an automatic search program or manually search for you.
  • Show you all the properties that match your criteria.
  • Research property value of the home you are considering.
  • Advise in the best offer to submit.
  • Negotiate through sale, repairs, navigate appraisal and loan process.
  • Lead client through title and escrow closing process.
  • Charge you no fees, no commission (typically the seller pays their commission and the listing agent’s).
  • Hand you the keys!

This is a very short explanation of why it is a good idea to use a Realtor in Portland, taken from a list generated at the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors. To find out the rest of the reasons, give me a call today! ~ Top 5% Portland Real Estate Agent in the United States, Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor.

November 29, 2013

Stephen FitzMaurice

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor is a top 5% real estate agent in the U.S. A Principal Broker in Oregon, Managing Broker in Washington, he has been licensed since 2003 for residential real estate sales. Call his team in Oregon at 503-714-1111 or in Washington at 360-345-3833.

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4.5% max to sell a home in Salem and Bend.
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