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Thursday, April 5, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

What Does This Market Shift Mean for You?

Our market has shifted, but what does that mean for you?

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Today we're going to talk about the shift that we’re seeing in our market and how it affects you.
 
This shift is definitely causing sellers to be a little leery of putting their homes on the market. They’re afraid they might not find another home to meet their needs.
 
To address this situation, we’ve turned to circle prospecting. We're calling different neighborhoods that match the needs of our sellers and asking them if they are interested in selling. We’re also door-knocking, talking with industry peers about homes they might have come on the market.

We absolutely, 100% want to find our buyers their dream home. If you’re looking to buy or list a home anytime in the near future, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing fro ...

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Friday, March 30, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

The 3 Steps We Take First-Time Homebuyers Through

What does it take for us to help first-time homebuyers move seamlessly through their transaction? Actually, there are three steps my team follows.

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There are three steps I always go through with first-time homebuyers to ensure that the transaction is seamless. I’d like to go over these steps with you, today.
 


The buyer’s consult. This process will typically entail a 20- to 30-minute meeting where we discuss what you’re looking for and what value you’re seeking to find in a home. We want to help you establish a plan to find your perfect home.


The introduction to a lending partner. This will help buyers understand the financial side of the transaction. The lending partner will cover what the buyer needs to know about the down payment, mortgage, taxes, insurance, and more.


The home search. This is where the fun ...

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Friday, February 23, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

Q&A With 2 of Our Agents

Meet two of our team’s buyer agents, and learn what they do for the clients they serve.

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I’m really excited to introduce you to a couple of our buyer agents, Brian and Marsha. Today, we’re going to learn a little about their lives and careers in the real estate industry.
 
First, Brian was born and raised in the Eugene area, where he attended the University of Oregon. He has begun to start a family here locally, and he can’t think of a better place he’d rather raise them.
 
Brian, what are three things that you would do for a first-time homebuyer to make sure they got a great deal?
 
I love working with first-time homebuyers because it all starts with creating a plan and understanding the process from when they find a home to the point where they close on it. Step two is introducing them to a lender to h ...

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Friday, January 26, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

How Technology Enhances Our Marketing Strategy

The equipment we use allows us to market your home online in a way that makes it very attractive to buyers.


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Technology is an important part of the marketing plan we use for our home sellers, and there are a few equipment items in particular that I want to share with you that are invaluable to how we apply that technology.
 
The first is the Matterport Camera. We were the first real estate team in Eugene to use this type of camera, and we’ve been using it for about two years. This camera takes a 3-D image of the interior of your home and allows online buyers to take a virtual tour of it. In the video above, you can see an example of how this works. The Matterport Camera works great because it allows out-of-state buyers to see your property without needing to travel to your city.
 
Next up, we have our drones. The first is a GoPro ...

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018   /   by Josh Cooley

What You Should Know About the Market Right Now

I’ve got something important for you to know about the real estate market. In certain price points,
inventory is down over 100% from last year.


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I just had a meeting with my team and reviewed some numbers. We saw something that was really important for you to know about if you’re thinking of buying or selling in the Eugene market anytime soon.
 
Here’s the news. When comparing the first week of this year with the first year of 2017, inventory is up over 400%! That’s a big deal. Here’s how the inventory changes break down by price point:



For homes priced between $150,000 and $200,000, inventory is actually down by 161%.
For homes priced between $225,000 and $225,000, inventory is down by 21%.
For homes priced between $300,000 and $450,000, inventory is up 20%.
For homes priced between $25,000 and $475,000 ...

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