Tips for Buying or Selling Portland Real Estate

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Real Estate Agent with Oregon Realty Company

Most people, when they want to buy a house, contact a real estate agent or broker. That is why it is true that the best way to sell your Portland real estate is to list your property with a qualified agent. Make sure that the agent you select will list your home in the local MLS and will make sure your property appears on the Internet. Since most buyers start their search online, you want to make sure that your Portland real estate is available to those who search the Internet.

Most experienced real estate agents and brokers already have Websites that showcase their local MLS data so your Portland real estate can show up online as soon as it is listed. On the other hand, if you are selling on your own it will take time or a considerable advertising budget to get your individual Portland property to show up on the major search engines where prospective buyers will find it. You could tap into one of the several For Sale by Owner Websites but that would limit your market of buyers.

Buying real estate in Portland is also much easier when you work with a real estate agent who knows the area and the market. While there is a great deal of information online about real estate asking prices, it is not always so easy to find out what a property actually sold for. And even then, specific terms of a sale often make a difference in how to interpret the sales price.

Comments (4)

Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Aug 06, 2008 05:53 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to ActiveRain. I look forward to reading your blog and it is good to know a contact in your area for referrals. Have a great day.

Aug 07, 2008 12:04 AM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Good Morning,  This is my second day blogging and i'm enjoying it.

Ron

Aug 07, 2008 12:33 AM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the ActiveRain network. I sincerely hope that together as professionals we can make this new adventure informative, possible entertaining and prosperous. I hear that with time and experience it gets easier and better. I am working diligently at this but certainly am not a techy individual. I list and sell Real Estate, computers are not my forte'.  Good Luck.....Nance

Aug 07, 2008 09:28 AM