sellers: A note to Albany, Oregon sellers... - 07/30/09 05:51 PM
What a crazy market we are in!  A house can be priced "right" now & overpriced in a month.  Staging is important, yet pricing trumps it every time. 
I think the most important thing to know is that right now, bank owned properties (REOs) and Short Sales are driving the market down for the most part.  Even appraisers right now are having to use comps from foreclosed properties to determine home value. 
It's a great market anyway though, because the buyers are out there!  That's the exciting part.  There are people looking to buy.  Don't be discouraged, just keep plugging along … (1 comments)

sellers: What an amazing view! - 03/17/09 05:06 PM
Found in Benton County, Oregon - This amazing home is only 20 minutes from Eugene or Corvallis. Check the link below!

Want an exclusive website for your home? Contact me today & let's set up a time to meet - see what I can do to help you get your home sold!
Kristin D Smith
Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette
E: kdsmith@kw.com
C: 541-974-5550
O: 541-497-6510 … (3 comments)

sellers: What an amazing view! - 03/17/09 05:03 PM
Found in Benton County, Oregon - This amazing home is only 20 minutes from Eugene or Corvallis. Check the link below! Want an exclusive website for your home? Contact me today & let's set up a time to meet - see what I can do to help you get your home sold! Kristin D Smith Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette E: kdsmith@kw.com C: 541-974-5550 O: 541-497-6510 … (0 comments)

sellers: Customer Service - how important is it? - 02/27/09 03:53 PM
What do you look for in customer service?  Is it a smiling face, going the extra mile, bringing a cup of coffee?  I'll tell you what I like. 
I'm sitting at the Power Kia Customer Lounge in Salem, OR.  As the proud owner of a pre-used Kia Optima, let me tell you, these people know customer service.  When I first brought the car here, I was a new owner & had a problem with the driver's door - it wouldn't open.  They went above & beyond, looking it over for me and asked if my timing belt had been replaced.  Turns out … (1 comments)

sellers: Coffee Cup Wisdom - 01/29/09 04:11 PM
I love my coffee.  Straight up black at home and work, but when I'm out with friends, meeting clients, or just wanting a break, it's a grande Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks - with whip!
One of my favorite things to do is read the little "The Way I See It" quotes on the sides of the cup.  A while back they "decided" they were going back to the original look and I thought the quotes were gone forever - tragedy!  But no, at this point at least our local Starbucks on Pacific Blvd. at the Fred Meyer is back to having … (3 comments)

sellers: Why I do what I do... - 01/15/09 06:40 PM
So I was sitting here and thinking...in this struggling economy, why is it that I stay in Real Estate?  Here are a few of the reasons I thought of:
1. I love the people.  You simply cannot trade the feeling that you get when you help that young couple buy their first home, or that single make the most confident step of independence.
2. I love a challenge.  Ok, so lately, I could do with a little LESS challenge, but there is a certain amount of a "high" you get from matching people up to homes.
3. I love my town.  In Albany, … (3 comments)

sellers: A few more ways to boost your home's showmanship... - 01/08/09 06:34 PM
So yesterday, I posted a few easy tricks to make your home show & present itself better in this current market.  Today, I thought I'd talk a bit about some ways to make it better that might cost a little more and/or take a bit more time.
Clean the carpets.  Really, this isn't that expensive of an item (depending on the size of your house) but it can make a night & day difference in how your home shows.  Think about it, if you were buying a home, wouldn't you want to walk into one that looked & smelled super-clean?  If … (1 comments)

sellers: Is your home "show ready"? - 01/08/09 12:08 AM
There are a few little things that you can do to easily make your home "show ready".  Here are some quick & easy things to do:
Put away medications.  You don't want people to see what kinds of meds you're on, and believe me, if they're out, people look.  Throw dirty clothes, towels, etc into a hamper.  It will only take a few minutes and it will make the room look so much better.  If you don't have a hamper, you can put them in a plastic bag, laundry basket or whatever & put them in the garage, a closet or the laundry room.  … (2 comments)

sellers: This shifting market... - 01/06/09 03:59 PM
So I got a little bored today and decided to do some research.  Ok, I admit it, I wasn't bored, I was curious as to what happened last year in my area.  I knew it wouldn't be that hard to figure out, a few strokes of keys and clicks of a mouse in the MLS & viola! I had the numbers I was looking for.  (And to those of you out there that have had a DISC profile done, you would be curious to know that I am a high "I" with an almost non-existant "C". Weird, because I like stats.)  … (1 comments)

sellers: The winter chill doesn't have to affect the sale of your home - 12/17/08 03:00 PM
Just because it's chilly outside doesn't mean that your house sale is going to go cold.  There are a few things you can do to make it seem more cozy & desirable when people come to view it.  And here's an added benefit, you don't have to spend a fortune to do it!
1. Check the entry.  When people come to view your home, you don't want them to have to battle piles of snow or icy sidewalks.  Take a shovel & clear a path, or throw some rock salt out to melt the steps.  The last thing you need is … (1 comments)

sellers: Rates are great to Buy or Refi! - 12/17/08 02:37 PM
Are you kidding?  4.5% for 30 year conforming???  What is holding up the consumer?  I sure wish that I were in the position to refi, but for those of us in the Real Estate industry, we don't get to take part. 
But the good thing?  We can help the customer!  Whether you're a buyer, investor or real estate agent, this is a fantastic time for buying.  The inventory is at an all-time high, the rates are at an all-time low, and the fruit is just ripe for the picking.
Here's my challenge:  Give a lender or your real estate agent a … (0 comments)

sellers: Oregon market statistics - 12/12/08 12:05 PM
We all hear how "bad" the market is right now, but do you ever look at the actual numbers?  I know that I frequently overlook them & their importance, but sometimes I will check them out & be pleasantly surprised.  Just for kicks, I thought I'd post the recent statistics for the Mid-Willamette Valley. 
These stats are for the month of November, 2008 - cover Linn & Benton counties, and were pulled from our local MLS - Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service, based in Salem, OR:









http://www.wvmls.com/web/statistics.asp 
 
 
 
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sellers: Single level home in Albany, OR - 12/10/08 04:58 PM
Don't miss this beautiful home in Albany, OR! Exceptionally maintained, and crafted by Dave Glocar Custom Homes. This fantastic deal has custom touches throughout. An amazing home for the money, it has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms, is fully fenced with a large playstructure and oversized covered patio. For an appointment to view, call Kristin: 541-497-6510. Catch a glimpse of it below.

Kristin Smith is a licensed Realtor in the state of Oregon. For more information on this or any other property in Linn County, Oregon, visit:
www.callkdsmith.com
or
http://kdsmith.yourkwagent.com … (0 comments)

sellers: Introducing myself - 11/08/08 12:56 AM
Hi - I'm brand new here to AR.  Obvious by the fact that I have just erased my entire blog post and am having to retype it!  I'm hoping that you will introduce yourself to me, this AR community is huge! 
I am a real estate broker in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon.  That's pronounced, "Or-i-gun" not "Ore-ee-gone" for those of you who have never visited!  I specialize in the Albany & Brownsville communities, but currently have listings in Monroe & Harrisburg as well.
I enjoy working with buyers, sellers, first time homebuyers, investors & anyone that enjoys learning like … (10 comments)

 
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