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Wika Hutchinson is a licensed realtor, CDPE, CRIS, SFR in Oregon. As a real estate professional, Wika focuses on client satisfaction with honesty, integrity, and professionalism!
Wika Hutchinson is a licensed Realtor in Oregon and a member of the Eugene Association of Realtors, Oregon Association of Realtors, and National Association of Realtors.
Wika has earned the prestigious Certified Residential Investment Secialist (CRIS) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations, having completed extensive training in both residential investment and foreclosure avoidance and short sales. While CRIS specialist focuses on residential investments, CDPE or Certified Distressed Property Expert is invaluable expertise to offer at a time when the area is ravaged by “distressed” homes in the foreclosure process.She also holds SFR (Shortsale & Foreclosure Resource) certification.
As a real estate professional, Wika focuses on client satisfaction with honesty, integrity, and professionalism, which has earned her a valuable source of referrals. Her background in marketing and skill in negotiating will make the critical difference in bringing your transaction to a successful conclusion. Wika also speaks fluent Indonesian, Javanese (the language from Java Island), and English.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Local & National
Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest events in your life, and it is very important to choose qualified professionals to help you navigate one of your biggest financial and emotional decisions. Whether you buy or sell properties locally or out of states, Wika will be able to help you take care of your real estate needs. She has a strong referral system in place and believes that there is never an end to great service.
Wika specializes in residential and residential investment. She will be happy to represent home buyers or sellers exclusively. Please visit her website at www.WikaRealEstate.com to learn more about real estate representation.
Wika Woodrich Hutchinson
Committed to Excellence - Dedicatated Service
Licensed Realtor in the state of Oregon
Short sale and foreclosure resources (SFR)
Residential Investment Secialist (CRIS)
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Why do you need a broker and how much does it cost?
Another big misconception about buyer representation is cost. Potential buyers often believe it will cost them too much money to have a real estate broker to represent them as their agent.
The truth is that in most cases the seller pays the buyer agent's commission. Buyers can have all the benefits of representation at no cost to them! Using an agent can also save them money by avoiding costly mistakes, negotiating the best terms, and advising them of the appropriate purchase price. When it comes to selling your home, you only pay the commission when the house is sold.
A good agent not only gives you access to homes at times when there aren't open houses, but he or she will also protect your interests, help you negotiate the contract and takes care of all of the legal paperwork involved with buying a house. An agent can help you find financing that works for you since there are so many ways to finance a house. They can also help you with recommendations for services once you've purchased your new home: plumbers, gardeners, handymen and etc. A good agent is there for you after the fact to help with things that arise after you move in.
Most Realtors are trained professionals who have specific knowledge on how best to buy or sell a home. When you hire a Realtor to represent you, either as your buying agent or as your listing agent, you are entering into an agency relationship. You are the client (also called the principal), and the Realtor is your agent. In Oregon, an agency relationship can be created by signing a contract. Your agent has many responsibilities toward you. One of the most important is their "fiduciary duty" that includes confidentiality, competence, full disclosure, loyalty, and more.
IF YOU ARE A SELLER:
Do you HAVE to hire a Realtor? The answer is NO, you don't have to hire a Realtor if you know what you are doing, if you know how to market your property, how to host open houses, how to pre-qualify a buyer, how to negotiate price, how to negotiate repairs, know what document you need to produce, etc. People often think that all Realtor do was to stick a "FOR SALE" sign on the property and then you never hear from them again. Yes, that could happen if you don't hire the right Realtor who is ethical and professional, or if you hire someone who offers you "DISCOUNT SERVICE." If you want to hire someone to help you sell your house, hire the best Realtor!
I believe it was Robert T. Kiyosaki from "Rich Dad Poor Dad" who said he doesn't care how much it would cost but he will only hire the best Realtor, the best accountant/financial advisor, and the best lawyer. Well, again with Realtor you don't pay anything until your house get sold--why not hire the best?
Do you think it is necessary to hire a realtor who knows how to market your property?
The answer is YES! Most buyers search their home online before they call a realtor, so first impression on the web is a must. If your Realtor doesn't know how to take good pictures and show the best feature of your home, you probably should think again. Please take a look at these pictures:
You don't have to spend arms and legs to stage your home, but if your realtor suggest you to de-clutter your home, please don't get offended or take it personal. Realtors deal with buyers and sellers every day and the best Realtor knows how to sell. Keep your home neat and clean, inside out. During showing, don't clutter your home with family pictures, pile of dirty laundry, unmade bed, left over food on the table, dirty dish on the sink, etc.
IF YOU ARE A BUYER
Do you HAVE to hire a realtor when buying a house? The answer is NO, you don't have to hire a Realtor, but why not hiring a Realtor when you get a free exlusive representation and you don't have to pay for it? You might think "Well, the Realtor will sell the house as much as he or she can because the the higher the price the bigger their commission, besides he or she is paid by the seller!"
This statement NOT true. If you hire a real estate professional with integrity, he or she will not sell you a house in the name of making the most commission. He or she will put your best interest first. If your Realtor is not the same listing agent who list the property, your Realtor will represent you exclusively. If your Realtor is the same person who list the property, he or she will represent you and the seller both separately as dual agency. He or she will have fiduciary to you as a buyer and separate fiduciary duty to the seller. Contact Wika Woodrich of visit her website at www.wikawoodrich.com if you have any questions.
This picture (of Eugene downtown area) was taken during the snow time where downtown Eugene was covered by snow:
During the summer, Wika enjoys kayaking or canoing along the river or sometime boating on the lakes.
While kayaking on McKenzie river, Wika saw this beautiful house and thought she had to take pictures of it.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.