Becoming a Localvore

By
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Northwest Properties

I really believe in local first in as many of my purchases as asolutely possible.

In particular I apply this to our food but also to most any other kind of goods or services that we need.

When I think of real estate, it is absolutely true that local is best. The brokerage models that allow a broker to never visit a property, only enter it into the MLS and never attend to any details is one that I find offensive as a professional.

If I am going to ask customers to do business with me because I am local and ask them to pay my price, how can I then turn around and do my shopping at discount stores, out of town vendors and big box retailers that have no interest in me as a member of my community.

It is not always easy but it is always important.

I support the idea and the phrase of "localvore" at every opportunity.

I hope you will do the same.

It is a great time to buy real estate in the beautiful Yamhill Valley. Wonder who we are? go to www.yamhillvalley.org for more information.

Comments (3)

Kathy Knight
Intracoastal Realty Corp - Wilmington, NC
BROKER, ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRES

GOod for you Beth! Shopping local will really help your community. And of course the merchants really need your business especially in these times - Thanks.

Dec 11, 2008 12:19 PM
Timothy Ciulla
Ticor Title Insurance - McMinnville, OR

You are so right , the only way we can help each other is to take the time to remind our selves that every dollar you spend here can help not only save a local business but your own job .

Nice blog

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Dec 12, 2008 06:02 AM
Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

Hi Beth - Welcome to active rain!  As a former resident of "Mac" I hope you will especially welcome here!  It is a great place to learn and share -- let me know if you have any questions -- I'm happy to help if I can! 

We do try and bring as much business as we can to the local guy -- the local paint store, cabinet maker etc . . . not only do we find individuals with great expertise -- they care about doing quality work as well!

Shopping locally is the simplist form of going "green"!

Dec 14, 2008 11:07 AM