Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED

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Carla Muss-Jacobs is One AGGRESSIVE Real Estate Agent -- You Better Believe IT!  Builders, Lenders . . . OH MY!There is a reason why I take a very aggressive stance when it comes to representing my clients.It's because I have to!I read two posts today that almost dove-tail what I have been experi...
07/15/2015
I love this post!  And it's written by a very STRONG listing agent. When buyers think that they know it all . . . this is something that can happen with a Dual Agent.  I'm wondering if the BUYER knows that the Dual Agent is trying to interfer with the appraisal and get it adjusted up!  LOL.  Both...
07/15/2015
In honor of the year-old birthday of the AR Group Crap-Tacular -- which I encourage everyone to join -- I'm sitting at the party, currently on HOLD with Cricket. A four-digit code . . . and four-digit code.  My Kingdom for a four-digit code!!  My apologies to Shakespeare and Richard III My son, w...
07/13/2015
Knock, Knock . . . What a Joke!There are a few articles that have been recently written which talk about door knocking: the pros . . . the cons.This post is about the knock, knock too!  But with a twist.This morning there was a knock, knock at my door.  Suddenly, there came a tapping, a tapping a...
07/11/2015
Highest and Best . . . CHUM!This post was inspired by my own comment made on Conrad Allen's post:  What Does Highest and Best Really Mean?These three words "highest and best" are the listing agents' chum . . . and they're using it over and over again when chumming the waters.With inventory levels...
07/07/2015
Buyers in Back Up  . . . What Portland Metro Real Estate Buyers Should Know Real estate is local.  And while this isn't a "trend" in the Portland Metro real estate market, it may become one.I have real estate colleagues all over the nation.  I listen to them talk about their local market, and som...
07/01/2015
When Buyers Get Annoyed With How the Market is Moving . . . They Don'tRight now, there is a very strong sellers' market in my local area.  As much as it pains me to say it.But, this too shall pass.I've been in the business too long and know the one constant to the many variables:  markets DO CHAN...
06/27/2015
Are You Browsing for a Home . . . OR . . . Are You Buying a Home?Which came first?  The chicken or the egg?If I were a chef I'd say "Who gives a fricassee?" and just prepare the dish the customer has ordered.The age-old question is a good one . . . when someone wants to remain in a conundrum.Whic...
06/26/2015
Now that the announcement is circulating that someone with actual real estate knowledge and experience will be taking over the helm at Active Rain, I applaud the ch-ch-ch-changes.I've always viewed Active Rain as the most unique real estate platform in the Nation, bar none!  Yes, I like Inman new...
06/22/2015
A Promissory Note Was Submitted With Your Offer . . . REALLY?!?I haven't written a Promissory Note on behalf of my clients in . . . over 10 years!You want to know why?Because they make the OTHER OFFERS look good!As an Exclusive Buyers Agent my job is to get my clients the best possible terms and ...
05/29/2015
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