Relief in sight?

Is the real estate market slowing? June 2021 market update   If you talk to any agent that does a decent amount of real estate transactions they will tell you that the market is shifting.  The June 2021 market update numbers are showing the beginning signs of a shift. There is definitely a slowdown happening,…

Introduction

Introduction to my podcast I’m going to be doing a regular podcast that merges all things real estate with construction and investing.  Having been in the construction industry for 22 years from building custom homes, to being a landlord, to doing flips, I’m going to share my knowledge with you via my short video clips…

Welcome Dave Wiggers

Welcome Dave Wiggers   Dave Wiggers is now a real estate agent with our brokerage. Dave and I have been chatting for over a year about him coming to the brokerage and sharing his incredible knowledge with our clients.   He has been in the construction industry for over 20 years and has built custom homes…

So you want to sell…

Ways to sell without being homeless The real estate market in the Salem metro area is hot. With about a half of month of inventory (how long it takes to sell every home on the market), sellers are often leery of placing their homes on the market.  Selling a home in a hot market often…

Hot market paralysis

Buying in a strong seller’s market I get it.  You are feeling gouged.  The market so strongly favors sellers that you can’t help but feel it is grossly unfair.  Buying in a strong seller’s market might feel like your hard-earned money being thrown away due to bidding wars.  I am not without empathy for those…

MCMs in Salem Oregon

Mid-Century Moderns in Salem Generally, the conversation goes something like this… “I don’t want a cookie-cutter house.” Period, end of story. As the conversation flows, inevitably a potential client sends me a link to a mid-century modern home; that is what they are looking for in the area. Homebuyers looking for mid-century moderns in Salem…

DOJ VS. NAR

DOJ VS. NAR impacts on Salem Oregon real estate agents   Recently the DOJ announced an anti-trust lawsuit against the National Association of REALTORS for anti-competitive policies.   At issue were the lack of transparency around buyer agent commissions, telling buyers their buyer agents are “free,” non-MLS agents not having lockbox access to show homes, and…