Categories for Buyer

Get Smart about Smart Homes

There are so many smart home gadgets on the market these days. You can plug in these devices around your home to play your music and turn your lamps on and off, all by voice command. But a Smart Home is more than a house full of gadgets. For a home to qualify as a “Smart Home,” all the devices must be seamless, integrated, and work together as well as be controlled by voice and remotely with your phone. What… Read More

Recreate Responsibly: Tips for Hiking and Nature Walks

This year we welcomed the arrival of spring on March 20. As spring arrives many of us can’t wait to crawl out of our winter hibernation and stretch our legs in the Great Outdoors. Spring is probably the best season in this part of the country because that’s when everything becomes lush and green again. As the ground warms and begins sending up shoots for the early season blossoms, we watch for that first sunny spring day to get outside…. Read More

Housing Market: 2020 Wrap Up, 2021 Forecast

Nationally, 2020 was off to a good start with high hopes and expectations for the housing market. But this bright outlook went abruptly off into the weeds with the global pandemic and resulting economic downturn. The stay at home orders came at the start of the best time of year for sellers to list their homes for sale, which caused many to postpone their listings during stay at home orders and the overall uncertainty of the times. As a result,… Read More

What are today’s luxury buyers looking for?

What are today’s luxury buyers looking for? When you think of the luxury real estate market, you might think of stately old mansions covered in ivy set on sprawling estates. Yet the buyers at the top of the market want what most buyers these days want. As people are spending more time at home there is a new desire to make our home our castle. This doesn’t necessarily mean a home fit for a king, but a home with contemporary… Read More

Should You Buy A Timeshare or A Vacation Home?

Now that we’re nearing the end of 2020 many people feel the need for a vacation after spending so much extra time in their homes this year. This has created a rising demand for vacation properties, some people have even begun exploring options for more than just a getaway retreat, but the purchase of their own year-round vacation home. Also, with a greater number of people working remotely now, vacations have more flexibility to turn into working vacations which increases… Read More

A Day in the Life of a Luxury Realtor

There’s a lot more to being a luxury Realtor than just driving showing expensive homes.  The luxury market is characterized by quality, refinement, and exclusivity. Meeting the needs of luxury clients requires in depth knowledge of the high-end market, diligence with details, and a personal touch. Finer Details Like any typical real estate agent, a luxury agent must know every detail about the property, location, amenities, comparable properties listed and sold, community assets, as well as know what their client… Read More

What Questions Should You Ask At A House Showing?

A listing can tell you a lot about a house. You’ll see the basic facts and features, as well as descriptions of the property that highlight the best selling points of the home. Many listings include galleries of lovely photo displays of the home, but keep in mind you shouldn’t fall in love with a listing. Unless you’re house hunting remotely for the purpose of relocation, a listing can’t replace the importance of seeing a home in person. Requesting a… Read More

Using a Realtor with Experience

When buying or selling a home, it always pays to work with an experienced Realtor. Though you may think the process looks easy from the outside, take it from World Ranked Broker Terrie Cox: you need someone who knows the ins and outs of real estate to get the best deal possible. Here, Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group outlines some of the key benefits that are included when you choose to work with a seasoned Realtor. Industry Know-How Home buying... Read More

Real Estate Trends to Look For In 2020

Whether you’re listing a property or plan to buy a home in 2020, you’ll need a clear understanding of the year’s most important developments in real estate. What can you expect as 2019 draws to an end and a new year begins? World-Ranked Broker Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group, draws on her vast experience and deep knowledge of the Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA real estate markets to offer insight on the top 2020 real estate trends buyers and sellers... Read More

Time to celebrate: Terrie Cox is RE/MAX’s #5 ranked individual broker in the U.S., and #25 in the world!

A little bit of congratulations are in order. At the 2018 RE/MAX R4 convention in Las Vegas, Terrie Cox was honored as the #5-ranked individual RE/MAX residential broker in the U.S. The honor is a testament to the more than two decades of commitment and hard work that Terrie has invested in her brokerage, and in serving clients throughout the Portland-Vancouver area. With more than 115,000 agents, RE/MAX is the world’s most productive real estate network. Terrie’s top-five ranking is… Read More