Blog “In The Know”

Relevant News Links 12/8/17

John M. Deely has compiled a list of relevant real estate news articles from the past week.  To view the full compilation(s), CLICK HERE.  And below is a video-link to the most recent pick of the week!


The profits made from flipping homes continues to shrink
Home flipping profits continue to be squeezed by a dwindling inventory of distressed properties available to purchase at a discount.

The profits made from flipping homes continues to shrink from CNBC.

 

Relevant News Links 12/1/17

John M. Deely has compiled a list of relevant real estate news articles from the past week.  To view the full compilation(s), CLICK HERE.  And below is a video-link to the most recent pick of the week!


Pending Home Sales Strengthen3.5 Percent in October
Pending home sales rebounded strongly in October following three straight months of diminishing activity, but still continued their recent slide of falling behind year-ago levels, according to the National Association of Realtors®.
https://www.nar.realtor/newsroom/pending‐home‐sales‐strengthen‐35‐percent‐in‐october

Training Opportunities – December 2017

Coldwell Banker Bain is dedicated to strengthening the knowledge & expertise of their real estate brokers in the Northwest.  Being a member of the firm includes FREE training & education classes (including CE credit) provided exclusively to all members.

If you are a CBBain licensed broker looking for classes to renew your license or need to brush up on your marketing or tech skills -- check out the info below!

Note:  We add courses on a regular basis, see Eventbrite for updates.  Also, please be aware that some events include clock-hours and others do not.



Live Classes for NORTH Region:

Webinars with Coldwell Banker National: 

    



Additional Continuing Education Opportunities:

Below is more information about upcoming real estate clock hours if you need to get clock hours.  NOTE:  some of these classes will cost money and are not affiliated with Coldwell Banker Bain.

Relevant News 11/17/17

John M. Deely has compiled a list of relevant real estate news articles from the past week.  To view the full compilation(s), CLICK HERE.  And below is a video-link to the most recent pick of the week!


Seattle perspective: How does Amazon change a city’s real estate market?
If anyone knows what it’s like to have Amazon open a headquarters in their city, it’s the people of Seattle.

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dallas‐county/seattle‐perspective‐how‐does‐amazon‐change‐a‐citys‐real‐estate‐market/492142118

Coldwell Banker Bain: Community Connections

We would like to recognize the generosity of our brokers and their dedication to enriching their communities. Coldwell Banker Bain firmly believes that we are the best because of the quality of our brokers.

Capitol Hill | Dog Adoption Event

Capitol Hill is a very dog friendly neighborhood, home to many different people that adore their furry friends. So we thought it a great idea to host a dog adoption event at our office. We have great foot traffic and a wonderful community full of big hearts wanting to help provide a home to dogs in need. The dog adoption event is in collaboration with local pet adoption agency, Ginger's Pet Rescue. 

GPR has been finding homes for death row dogs for many years and is now also helping find homes for displaced dogs from the recent hurricanes. They are a pet rescue that is close to our hearts as it is a Community Partnership with an agent (me) in our office and our PMB (Barb Hindle) actually adopted her dog Poncho from them a few years back.

There will be about 20 dogs of various sizes looking for a good home. We hope to be matchmakers
for each dog to their special home and companion Capitol Hill is a very dog-friendly neighborhood, home to many different people that adore their furry friends. So we thought it a great idea to host a dog adoption event at our office. We have great foot traffic and a wonderful community full of big hearts wanting to help provide a home to dogs in need. The dog adoption event is in collaboration with local pet adoption agency, Ginger's Pet Rescue. 

The event is going to take place at our office (Capitol Hill) on November 18th from 11am-4pm.


Oregon City | Client Appreciation Night

The Oregon City Office of Coldwell Banker Bain & our Axia Home Loan affiliate held a Client Appreciation Night on October 13th, from 6-9PM. Our brokers invited their past and current clients, and the office invited some of our affiliates as well as some of our recruits. We served wine, cheese, and had a chocolate fondue fountain that was a big hit.Ed Wood of American Home Shield came with his lovely wife. We had approximately 30 past and present clients come and visit with us. It was a big hit, and we have been asked to hold the event twice a year: spring and fall. 

 

Kent Station | Community Halloween

“Halloween at Kent Station” – Community Halloween trick-or-treating for children in the community Took place at Kent Station and each merchant within could participate – (there’s almost 60 total merchants/dining/services in Kent Station). Our branch contributed by participating in the annual Pumpkin Carving contest and our Brokers handed out candy to the trick-or-treaters from 4:30 – 7:00.
This is an annual event that benefits the community directly -  It allows children to trick or treat within the businesses at Kent Station which provides safety in a well-lit area and comfort in groups.  The kids started showing up a little after 4:00 p.m. full of excitement!  Bill Albright, Tony Gregg, Chris Devoe and Tracy Romano all volunteered to hand out the candy and had a great time! The kids were all excited to see “grown-ups” dressed as their favorite superhero! (Tracy Romano was Bat-woman) We ordered 6 large 5 lb. bags of mixed variety candy from Costco and believe it – we ran out of candy! Kent Station reported there were over 2000 trick-or-treaters that came through. It’s a big deal to the community as well as the businesses to be able to “give back”.