The Box o’Homes

The cutting edge. Back in the days of chisel and stone, yeah some of you remember those days, there was paper.  Lots of paper.  These were before my days in real estate, but a long time ago, in a land nearby, real estate agents didn’t have the internet.  There was no way for a consumer…

Salem Market Report

Phew.  Agents have been sweating the market filled with insane underwriters, oversupply, and distressed homeowners.  It hasn’t been easy for anyone.  The good news is that 2012 was better.  Not great mind you, as the economy is still struggling, but real estate agents working the Salem area finally took a collective breath and said “about…

Keizer Market Report

It’s that time of year.  Mid-January gives agents a chance to get all of their sold data into our local MLS so we can run some data and see where the year ended.  The 4th quarter in real estate in most of the Salem metro cities was brisk, well in comparison to recent years anyway.…

Surviving Rainy Days with Kids

This is a guest post written by Pam Choc. Although Salem’s winter weather is tame compared to my former stomping ground of Montana, there are still many days when I feel the need to hibernate in the warm and dry indoors.  Unfortunately, my toddler doesn’t seem to share my vision of peaceful relaxation–his energy level…

Take that

Take that! No, I’m not talking about the British boy band. In a complete in-your-face move, Bend agent Kip Lohr, came out with his “3 Beats 6” business model.    What is that?  He is no longer offering buyer agent compensation to buyer’s agents.  He strictly charges his sellers a listing fee, and buyer’s need…

A tour of Salem Oregon

One of the things I have been working hard on this year is redoing my videos on my website.  I decided to go a totally different direction and my first one is done.  Jeff and Ashley with Silverman Studios did my first video and I’m excited to share it with you all.    So, here…

Dear RE Net

Dear RE Net, Sometimes you just have to say your peace and move on.  So that’s what I’m here to do. There is no point in expending mental energy on something that isn’t going to get resolved as that is time away from friends, family, and whatever gives you passion in your life. Like many…