We were definitely feeling the fall slow down, then three weekends ago, BOOM. My world got really busy. But that’s good news because that means there were lots of great new listings that people wanted to see.
Homes Under 300K in Portland
In Portland’s low inventory market new listings under 300K are fantastic news!
Two weeks ago I should have attended my friend Max’s mediation class, but where was the time? I found out two of my clients had accepted offers on homes under 300K!
The livable homes under 300K are still out there, even in the hot Portland market. You just have to know where to look.
Shayna Denny, Oregon Broker
Include a Personal Note with Your Offer
One offer was a challenging 265k budget and a buyer who needed the seller to credit money for closing costs. That home had six offers by the time the seller could review them. When the listing agent called to let me know the seller had chosen my buyer’s offer, she said there were two very similar offers and the seller appreciated the letter my buyer had written.
My buyer chose write a short note to the person selling the home. She wrote about how much she loved the house, and though she’d already seen it, went back to both open houses. She wrote a little about herself and where her life was headed and how she could see her future in that house.
People’s homes can be very sentimental and there is often a strong emotional attachment. We want to know that our home will be in good hands if we no longer live there. Because of this, writing a letter to the seller can be a great addition to an already strong offer.