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Dear Real Estate Agent – I’ve enjoyed getting acquainted with you and think you have a great many admirable qualities that home sellers will find important. Perhaps your attention to detail, negotiation skills and networking abilities set you apart from other agents, and I should start referring clients to you. I know you have lots of experience and vast areas of expertise. Yes, your personality is fun, witty and entertaining, but your real estate photos online are killer. Killer in a bad way. They kill any thought of me referring business to you and are an example of what (22 comments)
Make A Difference in Salem Oregon! - 08/21/09 12:10 PM
Your help is needed to make a difference for Salem homeless families As you drive down Edgewater Street in west Salem, you can easily pass and not notice the day center of Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network (Salem IHN). It is in an area of older homes converted to business use and apartment buildings. The unpretentious sign gives only a small clue as to what business this location contains. Salem Interfaith Hospitality Network is a safe haven to families experiencing homelessness. The program unites dozens of churches and hundreds of volunteers to serve the goal of self sufficiency for homeless families. The (0 comments)
Need some incentive to put in some time at your favorite charity? How about a free night at a posh hotel? Some 50 hotels across the country are giving away a free night to guests who prove that they completed at least eight hours of community service between July 1 and Dec. 20. The hotels, managed by Sage Hospitality, include some locations of swanky hotels such as Sheratons, Courtyards, Marriots, and more. Personally - I'm booking my room at The Nines in Portland for a fun "next to free" getaway for my hubby and me. It will be especially (8 comments)
Best Cities For A Housing Recovery per Forbes - Salem Oregon #4! - 08/16/09 09:25 AM
How's the real estate market? Per Forbes, "Even the wisest can't answer that, and experts caution against putting too much hope in rising home prices given the country's unemployment situation and high rate of mortgage defaults. But key measures indicate that some metros are more on their way to recovery than others." Forbes just published a top 10 cities for a housing recovery - Check out this this article. Forbes goes on to list Salem Oregon in the 4th best city for a housing recovery!
We've had two staged properties this past week sell within days at full or (3 comments)
45% of Home Buyers Want . . . - 08/16/09 09:00 AM
A recent poll of home buyers asked “Aside from the Kitchen and Bathroom what is the biggest selling point of a house”? Think you know the answer? It wasn’t a spacious master suite . . . Lots of storage . . . a bonus room . . . or other structural features of a house. This biggest selling point is available to each and every home seller - no matter the size, location or type of home they are marketing. It’s something over 45% of home buyers want, but it’s often overlooked or deemed as a minor selling point by sellers. (13 comments)
Super Food, Super Price, Super Fun! - 08/06/09 01:36 PM
What super food has received accolades from nutritional experts as providing these benefits? improved vision cleaning arteries antioxidants strengthening blood vessels enhanced memory (whoo hoo!) reversing age related physical and mental declines (!!!!) and promoting weight control! What super food can you get for 75 cents a pound and a few minutes of your time . . .?
Plus enjoy the birds singing, the view of neighboring hills and a tranquil environment . . . ?
Blueberries -- This year is providing an incredible crop -- especially at MelRose Farms in SE Salem. Usually they have commercial pickers (37 comments)
Please check out and encourage this new blogger! It's always great to focus on the positive things around us! I've disabled comments - please please please comment on Michele's blog!
Via Michele Mincinski - MVision Properties (Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette): Yesterday evening I was enjoying dinner at my moms house. I went to their Sunday newspaper as I always do to see what was happening in the Real Estate section. The cover had an obviously distressed man in a wheel chair. I though to myself THAT'S IT!!!!!! I really want to read articles dedicated to those who have great things (0 comments)
Comparing Custom and Big Box Cabinet Options - Surprising Results! - 08/02/09 09:37 AM
We've been involved in many kitchen and bathroom remodels and cabinetry is always key to not only a beautiful but highly functional room. Recently we were doing a full kitchen remodel and decided to compare the big box store to custom cabinetry options. First I set up an appointment with "big box" store kitchen designer. I had measurements of the space and ideas of what I wanted. The designer was wonderful, but since she wasn't in the room her ideas were limited. This home's price range is moderate, and the lower end cabinets were inferior quality in my opinion. I would (14 comments)
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