Keeping It Real Estate

Ep 65: Reacting to the Latest Real Estate Headlines

As we survey the landscape of real estate, three recent headlines jumped out at us about selling homes. Join us as we get Colleen’s reaction to each of them and find out if Oregon is seeing the same trends.


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On today's show: 

0:29 – The market needs more inventory.

3:25 – First headline: Is this is the best time in years to sell?

6:35 – Best way to get started if you want to sell.

7:44 – 2nd headline: How agents can avoid communication problems.  

10:57 – Driving for a win-win deal for both parties.

14:40 – 3rd headline: What’s motivating moves right now?

Ep 64: Reasons Why Your Home Might Not Be Selling

Are you having problems selling your home and can’t pinpoint the reason? Learn about the most common issues that can keep a property from selling as quickly as you’d like.


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Today's show schedule: 

1:18 – Your property might be too unique for the neighborhood or location.

2:25 – Geodesic homes

4:55 – Bad staging

5:51 – Ugly curb appeal

7:06 – Sub-par listing photos

10:59 – The house is listed without a marketing plan.

12:14 – Not being flexible with showing your home. 

13:17 – Home isn’t priced correctly. 

15:12 – A great tool we’ve put together to show you the value of your home.

Ep 63: Real Estate Fact or Fiction

When it comes to real estate, there are some common beliefs that you’ll often here but how many of these are actually accurate? Today we’ll play a game of real estate fact or fiction by presenting Colleen with seven different statements and she’ll tell us whether each one is true or false.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:31 – What’s the latest on the real estate market locally?

4:29 – Fact or Fiction: The outside of your home is just as important as your interior when selling the home?

6:27 – Fact or Fiction: The most important sales factor is location.

7:50 – Fact or Fiction: Real estate agents are all the same.

9:31 – Fact or Fiction: Always use a high list price to leave room for negotiating.

12:19 – Fact or Fiction: It’s much more expensive to own a home than to rent.

15:04 – Fact or Fiction: Don’t trust agents. They’ll say anything to make a sale.

17:43 – Fact or Fiction: For Sale By Owner will save you a lot of money.

Ep 62: The Latest Real Estate Trends and Data

We check in with Colleen this week to find out what’s changing across the market as coronavirus still looms. We’ll also look at the latest trends around Oregon and react to the latest real east data.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:29 – An update on the agent side of the business.  

2:22 – The mental health side of this pandemic.

3:36 – Real estate deemed essential in Oregon.  

4:16 – ‘An extended winter’

5:03 – There could be a lot of competition if you wait to sell your home.

6:17 – The latest data on home sales.

7:40 – Homebuilders are seeing an increase in sales as people move.

8:25 – Another takeaway on the latest data.

10:15 – How can someone get the process started for selling their home?

Ep 61: Back to the Basics – The Homebuyer Dictionary

If you are new to the homebuying process or just a need a refresher, this episode runs through all of the steps to buying a home and explains all the key terms you’ll need to know.


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Today's show schedule: 

1:24 – What’s new in the real estate market in the area?

4:44 – A lot of people asking about mortgage relief, forbearance, the CARES Act.  

7:11 – We’re going back to the basics on today’s show.  

7:34 – Prequalification and pre-approval

9:42 – The different types of loans and mortgages.  

11:59 – What is the MLS?

14:42 – Due diligence and earnest money.

17:55 – Making an offer.

19:18 – The process between the offer and closing.

22:00 – Closing costs

26:10 – Moving day

Ep 60: Answering the Top Coronavirus Real Estate Questions

What are the top questions we’re hearing from people about buying and selling a home since the coronavirus pandemic began? We’ll bring them to Colleen to find out what she’s seeing across the market.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:52 – What safety measures is Colleen’s team taking during the pandemic and is it changing the way you do business?

2:16 – From a financial standpoint, is now still a good time to buy or sell?

3:27 – Are home showings still allowed around the community?

4:35 – Are people embracing home showings that are virtual?

5:52 – What homes are easiest and hardest to sell right now?

7:04 – People that are furloughed or out of work right now but have their down payment, will they have problems buying a home?

9:14 – Is the closing process still the same and are there still resources in place to move?

Ep 59: A Homebuying Guide to the Salem Real Estate Market

If you’re looking for a home in Salem, you probably have questions about HOA fees, neighborhoods, commutes, trends and more. Our latest podcast covers it all.


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Today's show schedule: 

0:44 – HOA Fees: Am I likely to pay those around here and what’s the usual cost?

2:32 – What area is drawing in the most new buyers?

3:52 – Where in the community do you see the best value?

5:29 – What about the job market and commute in Salem?

6:24 – Do you help connect buyers to lenders and other professionals needed to purchase a home?
8:10 – Many great resources for people searching for a home at

Ep 58: How Home Buying Process Has Changed During Coronavirus Crisis

Industries around the world have changed the way they do business because of coronavirus health concerns. The same can be said for real estate, where many pieces of the home buying process have gone remote or virtual, Let’s take a look at how things have changed over the past month.

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Today's show rundown: 

1:33 – Find an agent who values keeping you safe.

3:05 – How we’re giving virtual and video home tours.

4:41 – Social distancing when showing a house.

5:24 – Remote mortgages are now happening.

6:52 – Remote home inspections are being offered by some businesses.

8:53 – Remote appraisals have increased in popularity and we’ve seen this.

10:07 - How are closings being done?

11:05 - Don’t forget to get your house cleaned before you move in.


Ep 57: Is the Coronavirus Impacting Real Estate?

So many people across the country are feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak from an emotional and financial aspect. But what has it done to the real estate market? Colleen will provide an update on Oregon real estate trends and what she’s seeing from buyers and sellers right now.


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Today's show rundown: 

0:52 – How is everyone handling the coronavirus?

1:49 – Businesses have to adapt and evolve during these times. This is where Colleen’s team is focusing.

4:07 – We’re all trying to make it through each day as things change so quickly.

4:53 – An interesting stat on real estate in 2020 versus 2019.

6:12 – Now is a great time to find out the value of your home and here’s an easy way to do it.
7:45 – Property ownership can provide equity and give you financial flexibility.  

Ep 56: Real Estate Trends for 2020 and the Decade Ahead

A recent survey turned up a number of interesting statistics regarding real estate and homeownership over the next decade. What do the numbers mean? And is there a buying opportunity on the horizon?


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Today's rundown: 

0:34 – A recent survey revealed a mass exodus for homeowners that will create a lot of movement in the decade ahead.

2:00 – First big takeaway: Almost half of homeowners plan to move to a new home during this decade.

3:13 – Here’s why they’re moving.  

3:48 – A quarter of millennial homeowners are thinking about going back to renting.  

6:09 – Another big takeaway: Only 1 in 10 renters plan to buy a home in 2020. What does Colleen do to help renters feel more comfortable about buying?

7:15 – Here’s how the process works if you’re considering a home purchase.

8:26 – Homeownership isn’t as tough as you might think it is.

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