Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2012 

It was the best of times . . . it was the worst of times.  My apologies to Charles Dickens for using his brilliant literary work of art "The Tale of Two Cities" for my real estate blog.  SORRY! The idea of this post came to me this weekend when I was thinking about recent buyers.  When I read Mik...
05/30/2012
Oh this is a good one!! Watch the video . . . Jean Richer tells it like it is!  I don't want to be a plot spoiler, but Jean hits the proverbial nail on the head with this blog!!  And for any flipper that wants to hit the nail on the head . . . you don't get this experience for a freaking "How to,...
05/30/2012
This is a rare event for me  . . . a re-blog.  But, this post is so well-written and highlights the "HUH" (deer in headlights) after the Buyers' offer is not received as accepted. There's a reason for that, and sometimes offering full list price or highest offer won't cut it. I wrote an offer sev...
05/29/2012
The Fastest Way To Get Clients Packing (to another agent) - STOP LISTENING TO WHAT YOUR CLIENTS WANT! This post was written as a follow-up to Chris Ann Leland's well-written article:  Must Haves  In her "Must Haves" article, Chris Ann thinks outside the box by trying to help and assist her client...
05/28/2012
Portland Real Estate Questions:  Is This Property Priced Right? For the majority of buyers, one of the first things they search for is PRICE.  With the search capabilities buyers have on the Internet, the price points are always a factor.  When buyers tell their Realtor what they are looking for ...
05/27/2012
Portland Real Estate Questions:  Will Sellers Do ALL The Repairs? If you've been in real estate for any length of time, you know that there are three elements which sum-up a property that's FOR SALE:  Condition, Location and Price. Condition of the property is one of the concerns many buyers have...
05/24/2012
Waterfront Homes for Sale in Lake Oswego This wonderful waterfront home for sale in Lake Oswego is my pick of the week. As you know, I'm an Exclusive Buyers Agent and I don't take listings. There are many luxury homes for sale in Lake Oswego and this waterfront home for sale is, in my opinion, a ...
05/19/2012
Portland Real Estate Questions:  How Can I Find a Good Home Inspector? One of the most important aspects of purchasing a home is the home inspection.   Although the Sales Agreement* in our local market contains an "As Is" clause, this does NOT prevent buyers from conducting due diligence. Most ho...
05/18/2012
If this post wasn't timely for me to read!!  Just last week I had the opportunity to witness something I've never experienced in my entire real estate practice. A pool inspector, not being on site more then 5 minutes, "evaluated" a pool by . . . and I'm not making this up . . . merely pulling bac...
05/17/2012
This just in!  And for the first time in months and months (and months) I'm seeing some THUMBS UP!! across the board As many of you know, I love this report because it's an overview of the current, local markets.  It's not that detailed and I scroll through looking at the "thumbs up," "thumbs dow...
05/15/2012
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