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New Feature: Transaction Checklists

Announcing a brand new feature in our Property Concierge product: Transaction Checklists! Once you've got an offer accepted--whether you're representing the buyer or the seller--you've got a lengthy list of tasks that have to be completed for the deal to close...from inspections to signoffs to opening of escrow to sending a personal thank-you to your [...]

Vendor Spotlight: Saechao Videography

Real Estate Media Essentials Over the past year, home sellers and their agents have had the upper hand in residential real estate transactions. High demand and low inventory, historically-low interest rates, and a flood of migratory buyers have contributed to a buying frenzy. In fact, many properties have sold without capital improvements made (i.e. new [...]

3D Tours and the Metaverse

We hear lots of talk about the Metaverse--but it's more than just a buzzword, and more than just games. According to this article in Cascade Business News, Real estates sales in the metaverse topped $500 million last year and could double this year. Why would anyone want to own virtual real estate?  You can't actually [...]

Dress It Up….Or Sell it As-Is?

Today's real estate market remains red-hot, despite significant recent increases in interest rates.   As Coldwell Banker CEO M. Ryan Gorman points out in the video below, across the board we're seeing multiple offers on most homes, and...importantly...many of those buyers are all cash.  If you don't need financing, who cares what the interest rate is? [...]

Bend, OR Real Estate Market: Bubble or Not?

CoreLogic offers some good insight on the housing market nationally this week, and pinpoints a number of areas in the country where they feel properties are currently significantly overvalued--including Bend, Oregon.  They're predicting price declines in those areas.  While I wouldn't agree that price declines are likely here in Bend in the near future, it's [...]

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