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 […]

June 2009 RMLS Market Action Shows Positive Activity in Several Areas in Oregon & Southern Washington

The latest issue of the RMLS™ Market Action for June 2009 shows increases in accepted offers, closed sales and a decrease in inventory in several regions. Accepted Offers The five county Portland Metro Area saw a month-over-month increase in pending sales (8.4% comparing June 2009 with June 2008) for the first time since December 2006. Pending sales also […]

Alleged Foreign Phone Number Scam Targets Real Estate Agents

We’ve received reports of an alleged scam targeted at real estate agents. In this particular case, an e-mail is sent to the agent & the sender says that they want to schedule a showing, but that they want the agent to call them at their foreign phone number because they are only checking e-mail periodically. […]

Supra Lockbox Activity through July 5: Down Over Holiday Weekend

Far fewer lockboxes were accessed over the 4th of July weekend than on a typical Saturday or Sunday. Therefore, comparing June 22, 2009 through July 5, 2009 the number of times RMLS™ subscribers opened Supra lockboxes decreased 21.4% in Washington and 21.9% in Oregon. Click the chart for a larger view (Oregon, left; Washington, right) […]

RMLSweb Connectivity (7/8/09)

We’ve received multiple reports of users experiencing issues connecting with the RMLSweb today. It appears these issues may be connected to problems with some major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) today. If you experience difficulty connecting, we recommend contacting your ISP. We have assured that RMLSweb is in normal operation & we will continue to monitor the […]

Lockbox Activity – Halfway Through 2009

As you know, we’ve been tracking the number of times RMLS™ subscribers open Supra lockboxes in Oregon and Washington. Here’s how it looks mid-way through 2009. In Oregon, May was the high point with nearly 109,000 opens. For the year so far, total, there were 520,900 lockbox opens. The same held true in Southern Washington, […]