MLS’s and NAR membership.

I recently read a post on another real estate network site that I belong to. I was stunned by some of the comments, not because they were negative or rude, but because of how many MLS’s require NAR membership. According to the article 82% of real estate agents have no choice. While I knew that…

Get into OMSI for free

It’s raining, it’s pouring… What does this have to do with real estate? Nothing, but it is pouring rain here in Oregon today and NASTY out, so I decided to take my kids (7 and 5) to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry today in Portland. If you have a membership to the AC…

Annual Market Trend

The National Association of Realtors has been touting that the real estate industry has been a return to normal for many parts of the country with just a very really devastated areas. While there are many things I like about NAR, I think it is really important to be completely honest about the market. So…

Pick Me!

The headlines screamed…. BUY ME! BUY ME! BUY ME! 5% to Buyer’s Agent!!! Holiday Cosmos! Free Brokers Gift Wrap! South Salem! Champagne Brunch Tomorrow! 1% Selling Bonus! Broker Open Tomorrow, Full Winter’s Meal! Seller Says “GET IT SOLD!” from our weekly flyers sent out on the WVMLS. I commend these agents for being proactive in…