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Do Foreclosures Dominate RMLS™ Market Areas?

With all the stories in the media, it seems like everyone is facing foreclosure these days. (Even Michael Jackson’s doctor.) So I thought it would be interesting to look at the foreclosure market in our service area to find out what’s really going on. We currently have 30,276 active residential listings in RMLSweb–this includes Oregon and […]

New Short Sale Fields Added To RMLSweb

As we previewed in an earlier post, to help you handle short sales more efficiently and to help the other types of properties that require 3rd Party approval to get fair exposure, we’ve added Short Sale Yes/No and Short Sale Offer (Seller Accepted; Submitted for Approval) Yes/No to Listing Load. Watch this short tutorial to […]

Hot Weather Tips for Real Estate Agents

Here’s a few hot weather tips I came up with for real estate agents as we all cope with a potential high of 107 today here in Portland! 1. If buyers close on 100+ degree day, offer a window A/C unit as a closing gift (good luck finding one right now, though). 2. Selling agents: if […]

Oregon Real Estate Agency Issues Fingerprint Card Fraud Alert

The State of Oregon Real Estate Agency has issued the following alert on its website: The Agency is receiving calls from licensees asking if their fingerprint cards have expired. The licensees explain that someone stating to be from the Agency has called them and informed them that their fingerprints are going to expire. The caller […]

Supra Lockbox Activity – Updated through July 19

Activity down over previous week Comparing July 6, 2009 through July 19, 2009 the number of times RMLS™ subscribers opened Supra lockboxes decreased 0.1% in Washington and 3.9% in Oregon. Click the chart for a larger view (Oregon, left; Washington, right) Archive View an archive of the Supra lockbox statistical reports on Flickr.

How Prevalent Are Short Sales In the RMLS Market Areas?

Lots of people are talking about short sales and foreclosures these days. If you didn’t know better, you might think that they’re the dominant type of listing for sale. But fortunately, you do know better and starting next week when we add two new short sale fields to RMLSweb (more on that later)  it’s going to be even […]