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August Market Action Results Mixed

Same-month sales improve, but inventory rises in many areas Sales Activity Sales activity (pending sales & closed sales) outpaced totals from last August in several areas. Clark County continues to post impressive numbers in this category, as pending sales were up 24.9% and closed sales increased 21.4%. Portland posted a 13% increase in pending sales […]

August 2009 Market Action Released

The latest edition of Market Action is now available to RMLS™ subscribers on RMLSweb. To view the latest reports, log on to RMLSweb and under the links section on the left side, there is a link that says “Latest Market Action” in red. A new window should open with all of the latest reports. If […]

For Fun: My Beatles Mix for Real Estate Agents

It’s a big day for Beatles fans. Their full catalogue was re-mastered and re-released, plus the long-awaited arrival of Beatles Rock Band. It doesn’t sound like Beatles songs will be available on iTunes yet, but if you have an extensive Beatles collection, here’s my recommended Beatles mix for real estate agents (my reasoning in parenthesis). […]

September Real Estate Events & Education

Find Real Estate Classes & Events Near You in Oregon & Washington Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming Realtor® events & education for the remainder of September in Oregon & Southern Washington. If you have an event that is not listed here, please let us know by commenting below. For future events, please send an e-mail to […]

Supra Lockbox Activity – Updated Through Week of Aug. 24-30

Washington Unchanged, Oregon Down Slightly In Washington, the number of times RMLS™ subscribers opened Supra lockboxes was unchanged and in Oregon activity was down 1%. These stats reflect a comparison of the week of August 24-30 with the week of August 17-23. Click the chart for a larger view (Washington, top; Oregon, bottom) Archive View […]

When’s the Next Market Action Coming Out?

When to Expect the Latest Market Reports from RMLS™ This is a frequently asked question from subscribers here in my cubicle, so I thought I’d put the answer in writing. My standard line is that Market Action is released around the 15th of each month. “Around” means it could be a day or two before, […]

Use Your BlackBerry as Your Lockbox Key

eKEY for BlackBerry now available via RMLS™ Good news for all of you BlackBerry fans! Your BlackBerry smartphone can now be even more versatile as Supra is offering an accessory that will allow you to use it as a lockbox key. You can now purchase Supra’s eKEY BlackBerry Fob at RMLS™ offices and sign-up for […]

Supra Lockbox Activity – Updated Through Week of Aug. 17-23

Lockbox activity up slightly After a drop last week, lockbox activity bounced back in the week of August 17-23 compared to the prior week. In Washington, the number of times RMLS™ subscribers opened Supra lockboxes increased 4.1% and in Oregon activity was up 1.4%. Click the chart for a larger view (Washington, top; Oregon, bottom) […]

Firmware Update for ActiveKEY – September 1

Supra is releasing a firmware update for RMLS™ ActiveKEY users on Tuesday night, September 1.  If your ActiveKEY’s radio is turned on, the upgrade will happen automatically. To verify that your ActiveKEY’s radio is turned on: Press your ActiveKEY’s On/Off button. The display should show “Ready for Use”. If the display indicates that the radio […]