Sell a Home in Portland

Top 1% Seller's Agent

Planning on selling a home in the next year or so? You've come to the right place. Stephen FitzMaurice, Principal Broker is a top 1% sellers agent in Portland with over 2,000 local sales under his belt and writes extensively about the Portland real estate market.

The Right Way to Sell

Our team charges 1.7% commission and we pay more online to market our Portland and SW Washington homes so they sell faster and for more. (In Salem and Bend we charge 2%.) We have a reasonable commission fee, while still providing more marketing and services than our competitors. We back it all up with a cancel anytime policy for no charge.

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
1.7% to Sell a Home
Cancel Anytime Policy
Licensed Since 2003

Top 4 Free Home Value Estimates to Check, Before Selling a Home

Curious about your home’s value in a fluctuating Portland real estate market? I get it. Licensed since 2003, I’ve seen the ups and downs of Portland real estate pricing. In fact, I keep a category of this site dedicated to home value articles of interest and create greater Portland metro real estate reports – monthly. […]

Home Staging Sells Homes Faster and For More, 2023 Report

We are all familiar with the integral role the internet plays in real estate transactions today. When the first stop for many potential buyers is to browse online home listings, up-to-date information and current photos are essential to success in selling your home. High-quality online photos, and now professional 3D home tours, have become the […]

How Long to Sell a Home in Portland, Oregon? 2023 Report

History of Time on Market in Portland Taking a look at the days on market in Portland, Oregon can tell the story of its real estate market as a whole. It is easy to see the trends, shifts, and market changes over the course of years. Typically days on market exceeding 60 days is a […]

How to Pick the Best Offer in a Bidding War

The Portland real estate market has been buzzing with activity in the spring of 2023. While we saw home sales slide quite a bit from May of 2022 to the end of 2022, we are experiencing a strong rebound in the spring of 2023 (though we expect it to slow down again in the summer […]

Is the Zillow Zestimate® Accurate? 2023 Update

These days, anyone interested in selling or buying a home is familiar with the home search engine Zillow and the proprietary Zestimate® formula it uses to place an estimated value on a property. Many times people will be motivated to make decisions about selling their home based on the Zestimate® they discover online. Or buyers […]

Top 5 Colors to Paint Your Home to Increase Home Value in 2023

If your home is in need of a fresh coat of paint or you are considering painting your exterior to enhance its curb appeal for potential buyers, choosing the right color can feel like a weighty decision. It’s true that the most important photo for your home’s online listing is the first one, and that […]

How Many Home Showings to Sell a Home? 2023 Report

My clients want to know, how many showings on average does it take to sell a home? So for a number of years now I’ve been writing a local research report on the topic. Thankfully, we do have access to the necessary data through RMLS. We get daily buyer traffic reports and inventory reports. The […]

Cork Stripped Flooring: Better than Hardwoods?

If you’re looking for an earth-friendly material to replace or refinish your floors, whether in the interest of sustainability or to achieve a natural aesthetic or both, cork stripped flooring might just be the superior choice – even over the ever popular and time-tested hardwoods. There are several options in this category, but cork and […]

How Soon Can You Sell Your Portland Home After Buying It?

Buying a home is a big investment, one of the biggest in life for most people. According to the Zillow Group Consumer Housing Trends Report (2022), the typical homeowner will stay in their home for 14 years before putting it on the market. This allows substantial equity growth and avoids financial loss through capital gains […]

Home Buyers and Seller Closing Costs – Portland, Oregon Metro Area Report

Updated 8/22/2023. For some people, “closing costs” is a vague term attached to selling or buying a home. Many aren’t clear about who pays what. Educating yourself on this part of the home selling/buying process is essential for a successful and surprise-free transaction. Closing costs vary from state to state. Also, because they’re based on […]

Whose Fence is it Anyway? How to Resolve Fence Problems with Your Neighbor

Living in a city often means living in tight spaces. Portland is no different, especially with the possibility of an increase in additions and new construction, thanks to the city’s new Residential Infill Project (RIP). Homeowners install fences on their properties for a variety of reasons: to keep pets and children safe, to serve as […]

Selling Mom and Dad’s Portland Home

Underneath the plains of Romania lies a cave that has been sealed off from the rest of the world for 5.5 million years. According to the BBC, “While our ape-like ancestors were coming down from the trees and evolving into modern humans, the inhabitants of this cave were cut off from the rest of the […]

Portland Home Energy Score – Required for All Rentals? 2023 Update.

The city of Portland’s Home Energy Score (HES) program has been in effect for five years now, and since its inception in January of 2018, almost 35,000 HES assessments have been performed (as of November 2022). A key driver in its creation was the 2015 Climate Action Plan, in which the Portland City Council identified […]

Modern Kitchen Upgrades to Boost Your Home’s Value

Updated 07/2024. As a real estate agent with over 20 years working in the Portland metro area, I have seen every possible style of kitchen: from those that seem “frozen in time” to high-end remodels complete with the latest technology, and everything in between. A common saying among real estate agents is, “kitchens sell houses,” […]

5 Options to Sell Your Home Online in 2023

According to a 2022 report by the National Association of Realtors, 47% of homebuyers first consulted online listings when beginning their search for a new home. This is an increase from 43% in 2020, and also important to note is the fact that 96% of all buyers used online tools during their search process. While […]

The Bigger the Home, the Less it Sells for Per Square Foot.

After selling homes in Portland, Oregon for twenty years, I’ve picked up on a lot of consistent patterns that helps me to price homes correctly and give my clients the best possible real estate advice. Whether it is the best time to sell or buy a home, knowing the factors that causes a home to […]

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What My Clients Are Saying

We have worked with many Realtors over the years and Stephen is by far the best we have ever met. He's very knowledgeable and gets the job done quickly. We had multiple offers after one day, not because we were under priced but because we had maximum exposure at the appropriate price!