Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2011 

Buyers Agent Portland. . . My NEW WordPress Site I'm SO EXCITED!!  I'm completely mental . . . I must say. WOW -- you have NO idea how much I've procrastinated, put off, didn't wanna do it, dragged my feet . . . and FINALLY today I did it!! Buyers Agent Portland was a domain I picked up a few wee...
06/30/2011
Just Because I Like To Cook . . . Doesn't Mean I'm a Chef As I was in the kitchen fricasseeing the other evening, I had a thought:  Gee, I like to cook. What do I like about cooking: Planning for the feast -- which includes who I'm cooking for: me, or a friend, or a group of friends, or family, o...
06/30/2011
Stepping Stone Cafe is a cool Portland staple.  Nestled in the Nob Hill/Uptown area of NW Portland, the Stepping Stone Cafe is "the" eatery you want to indulge when you want to "treat" yourself.  Located on the corner of NW Quimby and NW 24th this eatery serves up some DELICIOUS breakfasts, lunch...
06/29/2011
Hey Fred . . . Fred Armisen . . . Call ME YOUR Portland Realtor I know you're out there . . . Fred Armisen.  I know you're roaming around the streets of Portland filming episodes of your great show "Portlandia"  But why haven't you called me your Portland Realtor yet?!? Hey, I live here!  I know...
06/26/2011
What is the biggest challenge you face in your real estate business? What are the top three things you'd like your Realtor® Association to do for you? Our local board, PMAR (Portland Metro Area Realtors) has a survey floating around.  I thought two of the four questions raised were interesting.  ...
06/24/2011
Colleage Lyn Sims has posted two worthy videos from the guys at Think Big, Work Small . . . Oh brother, they make too much SENSE!!  And because of the common sense offered in these videos . . . don't hold your breath that anything will change.  The banksters are set up to work against Americans ...
06/24/2011
How this Portland Realtor Gets Paid In my post How this Beaverton Realtor Gets Paid I critique some misconceptions I noticed in an article I read on MSN Money: "A Who's Who Guide To Buying Your First Home" I'm double-ending my posts with SEO . . . and how this Portland Realtor Gets Paid is two-fo...
06/24/2011
This is a re-blog of a post written by David Burrows (any relation to Renee??) who is an agent in the VA market. David makes a good analogy:  A doctor's job is to diagnose.  They can't do their job if they don't examine the patient. True with the mortgage lender's job.  They must "diagnose" the ...
06/24/2011
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I'm re-blogging this post written by colleague Patricia Kennedy, who works in the Washington D.C. market.  It applies here too, and the points made are valid.  Buyers are skittish now.   My attitude is that a person has two options on where they live:  they either rent, or they own.  (Unless, of...
06/24/2011
How This Realtor in Beaverton Gets Paid It's the same way this Realtor in Portland gets paid . . . HA HA HA But seriously . . . I just read an article on MSN Money: "A Who's Who Guide To Buying Your First Home"  As a Beaverton real estate agent, working with a lot of first time buyers, I go over ...
06/22/2011
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