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If you’re considering buying a home in the next twelve months and want an experienced buyers agent that will look out for your best interest, Kami Price, buyers specialist, would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
4% Max. to Sell a Home
Cancel Anytime Policy
Licensed Since 2003

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Portland Real Estate Agent Reviews & Ratings: 2018 Guide

June 1, 2018

Best Real Estate Agent Review Sites These days, it’s pretty hard to find a product or service that hasn’t been reviewed and rated on a handful of different websites. In 2018, nothing goes un-rated, it seems, from TV shows to national parks, even zoo animals! Yet how do we tell the worthwhile reviews from the worthless, and what does the number of stars really say about a real estate agent? The Two Best Agent Review Sites Realtor.com and Zillow.com: these are the top two websites we recommend for checking out reviews of Portland real estate agents. Personally, we attempt to get all of our reviews on Zillow.com. I’ll say more on that later. Here’s why we think these are the...

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Top Portland Real Estate Agent

April 16, 2018

I’m writing this article in appreciation of Portland Real Producers magazine! Thank you for the cover feature. Portland Real Producers exists to inform and inspire real estate agents, as well as deepen relationships between Portland’s top real estate agents. Below are a few fun excerpts from the cover article Stephen FitzMaurice interview. Intro: We wonder how he does it. Top 1% of Realtors in Oregon. He started in the business at age 22 (licensed in 2003) when a friend getting into origination home loans suggested that he be a good Realtor. Background: Stephen grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, a city known for stunning sunsets. He learned early on he wanted to live his adult life somewhere else so he chose...

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Top Portland Buyer’s Agent – Kami Price

February 16, 2018

The results are in! Kami Price was again a top 1% Portland buyer’s agent in 2017 according to home buyer’s total sales volume and number of buyer represented home sales in the Portland metro area (Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties) per our local MLS, the RMLS. What makes a great real estate buyer’s agent? Experience. Licensed Broker in Oregon since 2004, Kami has had experience representing sellers in top local real estate teams since she started her career and has represented hundreds of buyers. Education. Kami Price is one of the most educated buyers agents you’ll find in the Portland metro area. Not only has she obtained a Masters Degree in Business Management, she also has earned numerous certifications in...

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Number 1 Listing Agent in Portland Oregon

January 30, 2018

We did it again! For 2 years running, we sold more listings in the Portland metro tri-county (Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties) area than any other. There are roughly 8,800 Realtors in this same tri-county area. These listing sales numbers come directly from our local MLS, RMLS. How to choose a top real estate agent? There are many ways to determine who the best real estate agent is for you, but most will agree the top factors are: overall experience, sales record, and verified customer reviews. I’ll throw in one more, a real estate agent that doesn’t use his success record to charge top commission rates. I’ve kept my rates at a reasonable 4.5% commission max. Top Reviewed Real Estate...

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Proud Member of Portland’s Masters Circle of Realtors

December 27, 2017

PMAR (Portland Metro Association of Realtors) is the largest Realtor association in Oregon (as you might imagine). PMAR is the 30th largest Realtor association in the United States with over 7,800 members. They give out sales awards to Realtors in good standing with the Portland Metro Association of Realtors. These awards are called, Masters Circle, and have various levels to them. Masters Circle Award 2018-2014 I have applied for and earned the highest award the Masters Circle gives out, Diamond-Platinum. I’ve asked them when I should expect to receive my diamonds in the mail, but haven’t gotten a response yet (I think the Diamonds are symbolic!). Either way, I’m proud to accept this sales and good standing designation from the...

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How Many Real Estate Agents Are There in Portland, Oregon and the U.S.? – 2018

December 12, 2017

Number of Real Estate Agents in the United States According to the National Association of Realtors 2017 Member Report, there are 1.22 million Realtors as of March 2017. The median experience level of Realtors was 10 years. The median age of Realtors was 53. The typical number of annual transactions per Realtor was 12. Number of Real Estate Agents in Portland, Oregon How many are real estate agents are in Portland, Oregon? To answer that question we’ll look at the two major Realtor associations in the area and the MLS (multiple listing service) that covers the entirety of the Portland metro area, RMLS, which stands for Regional Multiple Listing Service. First of all, it is important to know that the...

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Real Estate Teams vs. Solo Agents

October 20, 2017

In my opinion, everything’s better when I’m on a team — whether I’m completing a project, playing sports, or working as a real estate agent. Years back I never heard about a real estate agent seller’s team or buyer’s team. You typically had individual agents, top producers or otherwise, who would run their own business solo or perhaps with their spouse. The Realty firm would typically supply office space, insurance, branding, and then that solo agent would go out into the world representing both buyers and sellers. This is the way I started my real estate career as well. Now real estate agent teams have a big presence in Realty firms across the country (my team is with eXp Realty)....

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The Code of Ethics for Realtors in Portland

July 17, 2017

Realtors are schooled heavily on the code of ethics, but most buyers and sellers don’t become aware of The Code unless they feel there is a situation in which their agent has acted unethically. The REALTOR® Code of Ethics is a lengthy (eight pages as of 2017) document detailing all of a licensed real estate agent’s responsibilities and obligations. It describes a Realtor’s duties to their clients, to the public, and to other Realtors. It’s a good document to read before hiring a real estate agent in Portland (or anywhere) to represent you in buying or selling a home. Before we dive into what the REALTOR® Code of Ethics prescribes, it’s important to make a distinction between Realtors and real...

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Portland Real Estate Agent Awards and Designations Summarized

June 20, 2017

For our real estate agent readers or general public who are curious, I thought I’d list out the majority of our awards in one place with a brief explanation and at the same time, for expediency sake, introduce a few more we earned this year. There are a surprising number of awards given out in the real estate industry, so it can be a bit to wade through. If you are interviewing a real estate agent to work with, you may see a number of awards or certificates on their resume, so this article might help explain what some of them are. Customer Service Awards We Earned Five Star Professional Award is published in the Portland Monthly Magazine. An independent...

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Top 1% Real Estate Agent in the U.S. here in Portland?

June 5, 2017

The National Association of Realtors puts out a Member report every year and the 2017 version came out recently with full 2016 results. The Average Real Estate Agent The numbers are fascinating. The median real estate agent (Realtor) completed 12 transactions in 2016 (that is up one transaction from 2015’s report), had 10 years of experience in the business, and had a median sales volume of 1.9 million. The Top 5% Real Estate Agent in the U.S. According to the same 2017 NAR report, to make it as a top 5% real estate agent (Realtor) in the country, you had to have 51 or more sales transactions in a year. To get in the top 6% of real estate agents...