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Staging your home for sale can increase the sales price of your home and help it sell faster.

  • Pack away your personal items.   You want to depersonalize your home so the buyers can view it as their potential home.
  • Clear away all clutter.  Box up toys, shoes, magazines, unused items and store neatly in garage or take to a storage unit.  Remove excess furniture to make rooms appear larger.  Remove items from the kitchen and bathroom counter tops.
  • Rearrange and neutralize rooms.  Closets should be neat and organized.  Fresh, neutral paint on the walls, trim and doors is worth its weight in gold.  It makes everything appear clean and new.  Rearrange furniture, add artwork to bare walls and brighten rooms with additional lighting.
  • Scrub and
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Portland Business Journal- Real Estate Inc.

Portland-area residential Realtor firms join forces

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/real-estate-daily/2015/08/portland-area-residential-realtor-firms-join.html?ana=e_ptl_real&s=newsletter&ed=2015-08-18&u=iHSD4+r9E4P/hqZ7jcVK3QQmpRw&t=1439926610

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The numbers are in for the second quarter of 2015 reported www.bizjournals.com.  Portland's 25 hottest neighborhoods sold more than 5,200 homes.  The top ten neighborhoods were:

1 Forest Heights/Bethany, 2 Beaverton/Aloha, 3 Foster/Powell, 4 Oregon City/Happy Valley, 5 Multnomah Village,              6 Tigard/Metzger, 7 Hillsboro, 8 Beaverton/Aloha, 9 Tigard/King City, 10 Arbor Lodge/Kenton.

A new report from the National Association of Realtors suggests the median price for a Portland-area home in the second quarter rose 10 percent from 2014, settling in at just under $315,000 for the entire metro region.  That surge beats Seattle (7.8%), Silicon Valley (8.9%), San Diego (8.6%) and Austin, Texas (9.9%).  San Francisco edged Portland as its median

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It was the first week of June and we were still completing construction of our new office.  There were only days left to add all the finishing touches before we would be open for business. This office was a vision finally come to fruition by the talents of many and the tireless efforts of family, friends and staff.  

On June 10th Weichert, Realtors®-Bridgeport Realty Partners celebrated its Grand Opening.  We received a warm welcome to our community with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce.  We are honored that the President of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc., Marty Reuter, traveled across the country to help owners Julie Fugate and Chris Kish cut the ribbon and welcome guests.  Approximately 150 family, friends and

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