Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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2014 

Don't Expect People to Tell You Everything . . . You Have GOT to Ask or . . . Wait When we talk with folks over the phone, we almost have to don our Sherlock Holmes hat, and sleuth out the who, what, why, where and when. As an Exclusive Buyers Agent, time management is one of the most important a...
03/31/2014
Understanding Relationships When Working in Real Estate One of the hardest hurdles in a real estate pratice is understanding realtionships.  It's not understanding markets, or pricing, or locations.  It's the underlying "relationship" of the human factor. Whether it's someone coming out of a divo...
03/29/2014
When it Comes to Siding: Vinyl is Final I see many different types of siding on properties I tour.  There is not "one" that I see more often than another. [This article is about LOCAL standards.  Types of siding may vary in your local market] Here are a few types of siding you can find in the Por...
03/23/2014
Up Jumped Spring . . . Ideas As you can see from the pie chart -- I work a lot.  Hey, I'm a small business and this is what small business owners do.  They work. After making this chart I realized I need to focus on working AND adding to my personal growth. Spring is the season for growth! Many o...
03/21/2014
Happy Vernal Equinox -- The First Day Of Spring Spring arrives, officially, at 12:57 PM today! And I must admit, today started off with the SUN bellowing through the sky. The day has started out to be THE PREFECT First Day of Spring here in Stumptown.  It's getting a little cloudy, but the sky is...
03/20/2014
Lenn Harley is preaching to the choir on this post. As a practicing Exclusive Buyers Agent in the Portland Metro real estate market, the concept that escapes most buyers is that of :  FIDUCIARY! A FIDUCIARY is a licensed professional who conducts business in YOUR best interests. A real estate age...
03/19/2014
Can't See the Buyers Agent For the Trees | Not All Buyers See Clearly When the call came in at 6:30PM last evening about a property, I looked it up. The caller wanted to know about availability, etc. The particular property had a few caveats, which I wanted to research before I made the return ph...
03/18/2014
Your Goats Become Ours . . .  Really? I knew that couldn't be the right message that a marketing company was trying to convey.   Your Goats Become Ours?!? When I opened the email for a marketing company, I read the opening sentence quickly, and then skipped down to read their bullet points. But w...
03/16/2014
I Never Ask The Builder . . . I Always Write it Up! As an Exclusive Buyers Agent for 12 out of my 15 years as a licensee, I have sold many new construction properties in my representation of buyer clients. In my experience, the incentives are -- more than likely -- advertised.  They are either go...
03/13/2014
You Represented Your Clients Well . . . Said The Listing Agent As many of you know, my brokerage is an Exclusive Buyer Agency, were the Sellers are never represented.  100% Buyer Agency. When I closed out an escrow last week, I had to follow-up on a few things with the Listing Agent. Today was a ...
03/10/2014
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