willamette valley: Upcoming Events & Education Around the Valley (November 2014) - 11/04/14 06:57 AM
Upcoming Events & Education Around the Valley
What: AmeriTitle Annual SoupFest
   Stop in and warm yourself. Lunch is our treat. 
When: Tuesday, November 18th   |  11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Where: AmeriTitle  |  113 S Water St, Silverton
RSVP: Is appreciated but not required
NWAR (North Willamette Association of REALTORS)
What: Legislative Update & Building Forecast
Speaker: Jon Chandler, Oregon HBA Executive Director
When: Wednesday, November 12th *Special Date
Where: Columbia Bank  |  1755 Mt. Hood Ave, Woodburn
*3 Credit Hours
RSVP: Barbara@SalemRealtors.com
*3 Credit Hours

willamette valley: AmeriTitle Idol - All-Stars Event 2013 - 07/16/13 08:45 AM
After five seasons of AmeriTitle Idol with $52,000 raised for local non-profits, we are holding an all star event on Wednesday, August 7th. The best of the best from past seasons will perform in this one-night, street party extravaganza. Everybody involved will have been part of the AmeriTitle Idol history from the singers to the band to the host to the judges to the benefitting non-profits.
Year after year, at AmeriTitle Idol we are blown away by the local talent. To have the opportunity to enjoy the top talent from each year all in one night is making us giddy. We … (1 comments)

willamette valley: Education - Events - Community Involvement - 03/21/13 09:32 AM
As the real estate market continues to heat up, be sure you carve out time to continue to expand your knowledge, network, and participate in community events. This time is well spent as it helps you serve your clients to the best of your ability, stay organized and efficient, and continue to grow your business. 
Get your calendar out, here’s the line-up for the remainder of March through April…
We’re kicking off a series of 6 “lunch and learn” classes to be held in Silverton.
Mark your calendar for the following first Wednesdays of … (2 comments)

willamette valley: Creative Idea for Historic Property Marketing - 02/21/12 02:25 AM
Do you have a historic property listed?  This is a fun photo idea to show the history.  This would really stand out!
Here is a look at a collection of "Looking Into the Past" photos, compiled by BuzzFeed contributor Matt Stopera.
All 75 of them are fun to view. 


AmeriTitle:  Creativity Junkie.  Creative ideas help you and your listing stand out. 

willamette valley: Will you be our ValenTitle? - 02/14/12 03:53 AM
We hope your home and your heart will be filled with love today... and every day!


willamette valley: How to NOT be an idiot on Pinterest - 5 facts, 5 do's & 5 don'ts - 02/06/12 04:32 AM
I admit, I am a Pinterestaholic.  I can clearly see this site as an amazing platform for Real Estate professionals.  I can also clearly see how real estate professionals (along with any other business / brand) could ruin the site.    
We teach web presence classes to agents and always preach, "go where the people are."  If you are investing time in growing your footprint on the web, don't talk to empty rooms.   Show up on sites where people are gathered and can find you. 
Pinterest is FULL of people and not only is it full of people but … (1 comments)

willamette valley: A Plethora of Links | Resources | Education | Motivation | News | Tech - 02/03/12 07:03 AM
There is a mind boggling amount of information available to us at our fingertips.  To help you wade through the chatter… here are just  a few of our favorite resources. 
Links to “Tools You Can Use”
Random fun:
Google Apps for Business – cloud computing Box.net – simple, secure sharing from anywhere Picnik – easy picture editor (note all the bells and whistles are FREE until April when they will migrate over to the Google+ platform) CloudCMA – CMA tool that integrates with MLS data Animoto – … (0 comments)

willamette valley: The Magic of a Team and 1:43 of Silly Joy - 12/08/11 04:53 AM
For co-workers to feel like family… to become family is truly the way to live life.  Professionals can spend well over 25% of their life at work; strive for that environment to be one that feeds you.  Not only with food on the table but with emotional fulfillment as well. 
Trust:  Know that your teammates have your back; never having to question that they’ll follow through on a promise to you or to a client.  They’ll stand up for you and are proud to be your partner.
Collaboration:  Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses.  Caring for each other … (3 comments)

willamette valley: Mortgage Fraud Prevention and Detection Resource Guide - 12/07/11 10:46 AM
At AmeriTitle, fraud detection and prevention is important to us.  We found this to be a well organized presentation on the topic.  We know this is important to you too so we are passing along the information… 
Mortgage Fraud Prevention and Detection Resource Guide  <-- click for full report
Mortgage fraud awareness and best practice mitigation techniques are critical to combating mortgage fraud.
Mortgage Fraud Trends Report for 2011 <-- click for full report
Property fraud alerts have grown substantially, however there has been a healthy leveling off of mortgage fraud overall.

The title … (0 comments)

willamette valley: A Sparkly REALTOR® Celebration - 11/04/11 11:51 AM
We have an exceptional local REALTOR® Association in our beautiful Willamette Valley.  This association brings small towns together to network, socialize, get educated, and very importantly conduct business together.  I'm proud to be a member of the North Willamette Association of REALTORS and to do business with this fine group of people. 
Here is a look at our "Celebrate a Night with the STARS" event.  This was held last month to celebrate the hard working board of directors, our REALTOR® of the year, Dixon Bledsoe, and every member of the association.   It was a sparkly night indeed...


willamette valley: Upcoming Events & Education (Oregon - Willamette Valley Area) - 09/19/11 08:41 AM
Upcoming Events & Education
If you are looking for credit hours, here is a one stop shop for opportunities in the Willamette Valley (Oregon) area…
 Details from OAR:  3 Hour Law and Rule Required Course (LARRC)* 
(New education requirement that started 1.2011)
NWAR – Meetings and Events
Up next: 
September 28th - Marketing Rules & Regulations + QR Codes
SAR – Classes & Meetings
Up next:
September 22nd - Realtor / Attorney Seminar
October 6th  - Education Seminar
PCAR – Events Calendar
Up next:
October 21st – General Membership Meeting

willamette valley: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of July 12 - 19, 2011 - 07/12/11 12:35 PM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: July 12 - 19 Silverton Business Group The group meets every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Lisa Davis from Larsen-Flynn Insurance is the leader for the month of July. The program is “Personal Accountability” by James Dooley, Larsen-Flynn Insurance. PLEASE VOTE TO HELP BUILD THE SILVERTON SKATEPARK!!!  Spread the word because we are on…  Click to VOTE!  Art in the Park! Art in the Park takes place every Tuesday night in July & August 6:00 – 8:30 pm outside at the Silverton Arts Association (rain-dates will … (0 comments)

willamette valley: AmeriTitle - Stats Junkie: Market Action Report - June 2011 - 07/12/11 04:09 AM
Residential Sold Statistics by Area
Marion / Polk Counties, Oregon
June, 2011
Market Action Report – Silverton / Stayton / Woodburn
Market Action Report – Areas 90 & 95
Market Action Report – Salem Area

Do you have a specific need for area trends or statistics in the Willamette Valley?  We have all sales (including FSBO sales) at our fingertips and we’re happy to help.

willamette valley: Things to do in Silverton, OR Week of June 28 - July 5, 2011 - 07/01/11 12:14 PM
Here’s what’s happening around Silverton this week: June 28 – July 5 Summer Hours at the Chamber The Silverton Chamber office is open Saturdays from 10 am until 3 pm for the summer months. Merchant Meeting is Now Silverton Business Group The new name better reflects the makeup of the group meeting every Wednesday morning from 8 am to 9 am at Silverton Inn & Suites. Jose De la Rosa is the leader for the month of June.  Speakers this week are the VanNattas from VanNatta Public Relations, Inc. with a program on branding. Oregon's Hometown Phone Book for 2011-12 deadline … (0 comments)

willamette valley: Discounted Escrow Fee for Active US Military Personnel and Veterans - 06/29/11 02:48 AM

To celebrate the beauty of homecoming... get out your box of tissues for these amazing reunions.

willamette valley: AmeriTitle - 6 Reasons Why - 05/30/11 10:22 AM
Please allow me to share a few reasons why I am so proud to be part of the AmeriTitle family…if you haven’t already aligned yourself with AmeriTitle here are 6 reasons why you should consider it:

Best Customer Service
CUSTOMER SERVICE: Chad Cripe & Gabe Valdez are serious about service. AmeriTitle was just honored with the Silver award for Best Customer Service from the Statesman Journal’s “Best of the Mid-Valley.” This is due, in no small part, to the hustle from these fine gentlemen.
Starting your transaction off with our customer service group is always a great experience. They … (2 comments)

willamette valley: My Corner Office with a View - 05/12/11 04:11 AM
I like to think of my Subaru as the "corner office with a view" as I drive around the Willamette Valley visiting clients.  The view is spectacular...

It amazes me that after living a lifetime here I never get bored or ungrateful for the beauty that surrounds us.  We are rich in diverse agriculture and a truly wonderful culture of people.  We're about an hour (or less) away from everything ~ big city, ocean beaches, mountain skiing, desert, deep forests, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, canyons, vineyards, farms, and more. We are the valley smack dab in the middle of everything and … (3 comments)

willamette valley: Best of the Mid-Valley Award Winners - 05/01/11 03:42 PM
The Statesman Journal posted the winners for Best of the Mid-Valley.  This is an outstanding collection of area professionals who have been nominated by their clients and patrons.  The Statesman had a huge surge in the number of votes received this year.  With more than 819,000 votes cast, the much anticipated list of Gold, Silver & Bronze winners is official...

Congratulations to all of the BEST of the MID-VALLEY!!
Best Real Estate Agents
Gold:  Brian & Nina White
Silver:  Dixon Bledsoe
Bronze:  Amy McLeod
Best Real Estate Companies
Gold:  Coldwell Banker
Silver:  Prudential Real Estate Professionals
Bronze:  Paramount Real … (3 comments)

willamette valley: Rock the Vote ~ Best of the Willamette Valley 2011 - 03/21/11 08:38 AM
I found out last week that I was nominated for the Statesman Journal's Best of the Mid-Willamette for "Best Use of Social Media."

I swear I didn't nominate myself but I am happy to shamelessly beg for your votes as I would jump out of my skin with excitement if I were to place in this category.   It only takes a second to vote and you can vote every day if you so choose until April 10th.
Click Here: Statesman Journal Best of Mid-Willamette
Then go to "Professional Services" Under "Best Use of Social Media" - vote for … (2 comments)

willamette valley: Oregon Realtor Rally Day - Homeownership Matters! - 03/17/11 06:34 AM
The Gold Man was shiny (and wet) yesterday at the Oregon State Capitol for
REALTOR® Rally Day

600 Agents from across the state
were there to visit with legislators
to let them know
that Homeownership Matters!

Public Policy Briefs provided by Oregon Association of REALTORS®
Oregon Realtor® Positions noted:
No Additional Taxes or Fees on Real Estate
Oppose House Bill 2518
Oppose House Bill 2245
Oppose House Bill 2351

Protect the Full Value of the Mortgage Interest Deduction
Oppose House Bill 3008
Provide Some Certainty … (3 comments)