Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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Industry Observer - RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Inactive License Oregon

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2014 

Why Real Estate Agents Don't Answer Their Phones Many years ago, about 15 to be exact, I was taking my real estate license courses.  At that time, on-line study wasn't available.  We had to take the self-study modules, or attend classes.  Both done in person at the real estate school. When I was ...
01/30/2014
The 2014 ChocolateFest in Portland Oregon . . . The Non-Caloric Version Beaverton Central MAX Station at The Round Saturday was a beautiful day in the Portland Metro area.  The 2014 ChocolateFest was underway, and since I missed last year's yumminess, I decided to go. What a blast! The MAX was ca...
01/27/2014
Not Using a Buyers Agent Cost Buyers $100,000 . . . No Joke! About a week ago my client called to give me an update on the sale of her current residence. I am not representing her in that because my brokerage, Buyers Agent Portland, is an Exclusive Buyers Agency and we don't take listing or repre...
01/26/2014
What a Great Day In StumpTown Just to fill you in: Stumptown is one of several nicknames of Portland.. In the mid-19th century, the city's growth led residents to clear a lot of land quickly, but the tree stumps were not immediately removed.  In some areas, there were so many stumps that people ...
01/25/2014
What Do My Online Sites And My Garden Have in Common?   Since May 2007 I started blogging on ActiveRain -- planted my garden. Since June 2011 I started a WordPress site -- planted my garden. What do my online sites and my garden have in common? Tending to the gardens: I've tilled the soil -- Sett...
01/24/2014
Things to Consider When Buying a Portland Homes That's Not Perfect Call it a fixer . . . Call it needing a little TLC . . . Call it needing some updating . . . Whatever terms you might be using, you might want to call it:  HOME! This is my kitchen.  It has tile counter tops.  And, I might add, t...
01/23/2014
Is the American Dream Buying a Home . . . OR . . . Owning a Home? After reading Lenn Harley's recent feature, Where Are You Spending Your Monthly Housing Dollars? as I was leaving my comment, I heard myself think.  It happens. As I often do, I became inspired by my own comment.  What is more imp...
01/21/2014
Monthly Results of Credit Suisse December 2013 Survey of Real Estate Agents I've been posting the Credit Suisse Monthly Results of Real Estate Agents for as long as I can remeber.  And this month is no exception.  Here are their findings which were extrapolated from their December 2013 Survey. A...
01/20/2014
If Gardeners Have Green Thumbs, What Colors Do Realtors® Have? We all know a good gardener is said to have a "green thumb" . . . for some reason this old adage just does not transfer well when it comes to real estate agents. This agent, for example, wanted to show us what color their finger is by...
01/19/2014
Kids Say The Darnedest Things . . . Why Owners Should Not Be Present At Showings There have been many posts written on ActiveRain giving advice. One very popular bit of advice is from seasoned and sage agents who suggest:   Owners Should Not Be Present At Showings Of course listing agents can, an...
01/17/2014
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