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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

Keeping Your House Show Ready In The Winter

Winter open houses are generally regarded as some of the most challenging real-estate endeavors. But that doesn’t mean that they can’t be rewarding. If you know how to fully prepare your home for a cold-weather showing, then you can entice winter buyers, who tend to be more serious than their summertime counterparts. Take the advice of Pacific Northwest native Terrie Cox, RE/MAX Equity Group who has been selling homes during the winter months in Portland, OR and Vancouver, WA for... 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

Want to sell fast? Staging will get your home looking its best for buyers

Experienced, design-driven RE/MAX broker Terrie Cox says there's nothing like professional staging to prepare a home to go on the market. These interior designers are in tune with modern décor trends, as well as what buyers want in their next home. One thing they definitely don’t want? Too much personal touch. Buyers need to visualize what their lives would look like in a different home. Old furniture, family photos and other details from the current owners can be distracting. “When... Read More

Five Tips and Tricks to Get the Best Price For Your Home

Staging your home for sale is an important but often-overlooked part of the listing process. Not only can an accurate staging sell your home more quickly, but homes that have been designed so the buyer can picture themselves living in the property can earn you up to 10 percent above the listing price. Here are home staging tips and tricks to keep in mind before placing your home on the market. 1. Remove Personal Items Your cherished photos and mementos… Read More

3 Ways to Best Stage Your Home for Sale

The purpose of staging is to make a home look and feel its most inviting. For a quicker sale and a better offer, most realtors insist on decluttering. Staging takes this process several steps further by minimizing the amount of furniture that’s present and arranging items in an eye-catching layout. Even small changes can yield big results. Arrange Attractive Artwork On Walls While less is more when it comes to wall decor, a few well-positioned pieces of the right type… Read More

Appease the Appraiser & Find Your Home’s True Value

Getting an appraisal — a report that states the actual market value of a property — is among the first steps to refinancing your home or preparing to put it on the market. An appraiser will analyze not just your home, but those around it, as well as the location and features of the neighborhood: proximity to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, highways, parks, schools and other important amenities. Changes to the appraisal system For buyers and sellers, scheduling appraisals recently... Read More

Follow Realtor’s advice to sell home quickly & competitively

In a hot housing market like the Portland-Vancouver area, buyers have a lot of choices and they move quickly. To get their attention — and the most money out of their homes — the smartest thing a seller can do is listen to their Realtor. An agent’s guidance is key to netting a great sale price and shaving crucial days off the time a listing spends on the market. “I’m looking at that house in the eyes of the buyer,”... Read More

Home inspections help sellers anticipate problems, avoid stress, save money

Home inspections are an important step for potential buyers, but they are just as critical for sellers. By having their homes checked out before listing, sellers can avoid surprises, save time and net a higher sale price. Home inspectors evaluate electrical systems, gas lines, plumbing, basements and crawl spaces, siding, the roof and more. Some of their biggest red flags? Moisture, leaks, radon and mold. Knowing about problems before their house goes on the market, sellers can fix them or... Read More

Successfully List Your Home with Terrie’s Presale Tips

Prepare. Find an incredible Realtor. A reliable real estate agent is the key to a successful move. Ask around for referrals, and be sure to check out their websites, listing photos and marketing materials. Stopping by open houses in your area is another low-pressure way to meet a variety of agents and collect information. Terrie Cox, RE/MAX’s top real estate broker in Oregon and Washington, helps her clients navigate their lengthy pre-sale to-do lists. With her guidance, your listing will... Read More