Author: bzawaski

  • Water, Water Everywhere

    Water, Water Everywhere

    “Water, Water Everywhere, and all the boards did shrink. Water, Water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink” from ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ by 18th Century Poet Samual Taylor Coleridge. Although the Ancient Mariners of the 18th Century clearly understood that much of the earth’s surface was covered by water they quickly learned that […]

  • Maximizing Multiple Listings

    Maximizing Multiple Listings

    MAXIMIZING MULTIPLE LISTINGS We’ve come a long way since “The Book” was our tool for sharing the latest listing information from the Multiple Listing Service (RMLS) with our clients. It’s hard to imagine in today’s world with information being at the ready via social media and advancements in internet technology that we once eagerly waited twice monthly […]

  • When Your Buying & Selling As-Is

    When Your Buying & Selling As-Is

    When you Buying or Selling a home the term ‘as-is’ will probably come up. What exactly it means will depend on who is making that interpretation and how that benefits them. Sellers who are steadfast about not doing repairs or multiple offer situations can be determining factors. In either case, it’s important that neither party […]

  • Transitioning Between Houses

          You’ve decided it’s time to buy a new home however, you have a home you need to sell in order to do that, or at the very least want to minimize the carrying costs & uncertainty about locating your next home in the interim…how do you manage transitioning between houses ? Do you […]

  • Social Media

    Social Media

      The internet is the starting point for over 90% of today’s buyers thus, it’s never been more important to be on the cutting edge of technology. At Investors Trust Realty we’ve built a foundation that provides Sellers with top placement & exposure for their homes. We’ve done this by employing old-fashioned hard work and […]

  • Days on Market: Why it Matters

    Days on Market: Why it Matters

                 Once the market analysis is completed, the listing signed & post sign is set in the ground the real work begins. Putting the market plan into action is now a priority. Discussing how to react when things don’t go as planned is equally important as the initial plans themselves. […]

  • Negotiation Insights – You Can Take It With You

    Negotiation Insights – You Can Take It With You

    Laying a solid foundation via effective social media and maximizing use & creativity in preparing the multiple listing can easily be neutralized via poorly handling the negotiation of an offer or multiple offers. Investors Trust Realty provides Seller with the most comprehensive planning from our very first meeting thru closing. No two sales are exactly alike however, with hundreds of […]

  • Selling Your Home and Buying Another

    Selling Your Home and Buying Another

    Selling your Home and buying another can be a challenge, especially in a market with an inventory of just 2.3 months (the amount of time it would take to deplete all listings if no new listings were added) as is the case here in the Portland, OR metro area.  Inventory below 6 months is indicative […]

  • When is Cash no longer King ?

    When is Cash no longer King ?

    When is cash no longer King for Oregon home buyers & sellers? It’s not likely sellers will ever lose an affinity for accepting an all-cash offer on their property. It’s equally true that buyer’s with the financial resources to make an all-cash offer will continue to do so with the knowledge that their offers will […]

  • Repair it all Home Inspections

    Repair it all Home Inspections are typically the product of a buyer seeking to get a fresh start in life in their new home. In some instances, that long wish list of repairs may be a part of a strategy employed by a buyer in order to regain some of what they may feel they […]