How many is too many?

I was recently talking with someone about the real estate market. She was telling me that she is chronically hearing from agents about how little business they are doing. As the discussion progressed about how there were too many agents for too little business. She asked me, what I thought. How many transactions should an…

Another contest to win a home

So the essay contest for the home in Yachats, OR was too much for you? You didn’t want to Win this home because you had to write a 250 word essay? Have no fear…there is now a home that you can win here in Salem, OR that just requires you to complete a sentence. Yep…just…

Builder Warranties

In July of this year, the CCB started to require that builders offer a one year warranty on all new construction homes. The details of the policy change are available at the CCB website. There are still several options for new construction homes for buyers in the Salem area. Just know that now you should…

The end of large brokerages?

I was recently reading a good post by Kris Berg. Kris has been a real estate agent for a long time with Prudential in California. She and her husband recently left to start their own brokerage. Large real estate brokerages are powerhouses in the market, including here in Salem Oregon. As training grounds for new…