Even thinking about looking for a home got you depressed in Beaverton? Then you haven’t met us!

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Real estate doesn’t have to be depressing, it can be a fun and a great experience. Just because your buddy had a bad experience, doesn’t mean it has to be that way for you. It tells me that they were working with the wrong agents. My team isn’t just called the Friendly home team, we mean it! We want to become friends, to make it a fun experience and we want you to look forward to every time you see us.

Todd Clark and the Friendly Home Team (Real Estate can be fun again)

So, if you are looking for a home anywhere in Washington County, give us a call, we are here to help make real estate a fun experience again and we are ready to help your family home!


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Respect Realty LLC
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I've heard of to many first time home buyers who don't want to even buy a home because of a nightmare story from a friend and that is what hurts.

Jan 28, 2011 05:46 PM #6
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Todd,


Making the experience fun?

But the housing market is depressed.

Sellers are depressed.

Most realtors are depressed.

You said friendly?

Making it fun?


Jan 28, 2011 08:54 PM #7
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


Real estate is fun! With the right agent!

I remember our first home. Brenda was teaching she rushed to my office the we took both cars to her home, drooped hers and rushed 80 miles to meet our REALTOR, my friend John. We drove by one house, toured two then went to the Lamp Lighter Lounge and wrote an offer on the first house. Brenda and I ordered dinner, John came back 45 minutes later we'd bought our first house. That was a Wednesday evening we closed 10 days later late Friday afternoon. I took Brenda back to her car much slower, no faster than 80mph. She went to tell her parents, they didn't believe her,

It was indeed fun! Life was moving to fast to be anything but fun.


PS: Love the photo, now we know what happens when a monkey and skunk mate,

Jan 28, 2011 09:51 PM #8
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond
Todd, i am passionate about this business and although i've only been in it several years it allows me to do my best especially for new buyers...i like the picture of the skunk with long locks!?
Jan 28, 2011 11:45 PM #9
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

It is a good business and one in which you need to be the friend the customers can turn to. If it's not friendly, it's not good either for you or your business.

Jan 28, 2011 11:55 PM #10
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Todd, the agent can control all of the emotions in the transaction, whether buying or selling. We set the tone, and let the clients go along with us, and hopefully it will be a good experience.

Jan 28, 2011 11:59 PM #11
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Love this...cute adorable pix of course, but you are right...so often we only hear the gloom and doom about our industry....it is fun!!

Jan 29, 2011 01:15 AM #12
Jim Allhiser
Perfection Inspection, Inc. - Salem, OR
Salem, Oregon Home Inspector

Great points Todd.  But tell me; did the monkey have a bad agent?  Because he looks a little depressed.

Jan 29, 2011 01:17 AM #13
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

It took me a minute to figure out that that was in the photo. A wig? A skunk? I guess I needed my morning coffee!

Jan 29, 2011 01:59 AM #14
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Todd, yeah!  Making it fun for them is what it's all about - and you have to be really good at what you do to pass the fun test with your clients.

Jan 29, 2011 02:18 AM #15
Joe Kenny
Realty Executive Midwest - Darien, IL
Better Than Your Average Joe

Fun, Todd do you think I could pull this off at some point in my career?  lol

Jan 29, 2011 05:14 AM #16
Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease


Seriously, it should not be depressing.  The buyers I was just out with today offered to let me move in with them:-)  We have had a blast looking for homes.  Life is good, it should be as much fun as possible.  

All the best, Michelle

Jan 29, 2011 10:17 AM #17
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Todd - Buying a home can be a great experience and even fun, IF you have the right Realtor like yourself.

Jan 29, 2011 01:39 PM #18
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Todd...I always LOVE your photos!!! I think this post should be a great one for you with the buyers... I like your slogan tool..

Jan 29, 2011 01:44 PM #19
Lori Churchill Cofer
Beasley Realty - Pullman, WA
Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA


Well after reading your blogs and meeting you personally I can say whole heartedly that you would be the agent of choice for me!

Jan 29, 2011 02:57 PM #20
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Real estate IS fun and having the right to go through homes is something I have always enjoyed! As a kid I used to go through homes with my mother, she was always knocking on somebody's door and asking to see inside! Usually she found some antique nobody wanted and she was able to purchase it and bring it home.

Jan 30, 2011 03:32 AM #21
What Not To Renovate - Milan B.
Palm Coast, FL
We provide tips & trends on home renos & designs

Hi Todd,
Reading your blog, if I were a buyer I would call and give you guys a try.
Nice promotional piece.
Have a fabulous weekend!

Sep 16, 2011 04:15 PM #22
Susan Neal
RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker

Hi Todd - I love this message!  You have exactly the right philosophy.  I try to give my clients an enjoyable experience - it helps them to deal with what can be a stressful time.

I love your illustration. That monkey is beautiful, but does look depressed.

Sep 16, 2011 04:46 PM #23
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Perry Wellington Realty, Adam Conrad, Broker - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Todd, at first I did not what kind of animal was in the photo...my eyesight is getting worse with age :-)  Yes  real estate should be fun, but every once in a while a nasty buyer and/or seller slips in.

Sep 16, 2011 05:58 PM #24
Barbara Altieri
RealtyQuest/Kinard Realty Group, Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Todd -- It really bothers me when I meet people and they tell me their real estate 'horror' story.  The whole process of buying or selling should not be that way, but many times it is.  I've done a lot of damage control through the years. I can certainly tell you have the right attitude and approach.  You're the kind of agent I would want to be working with!

Sep 17, 2011 06:26 AM #25
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