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Sold: Canby Home & Acreage

12 Jul
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This now sold, beautiful 3,790+ square foot rural Canby home is horse friendly and located on approximately 9.39 level acres. Property includes 2 tax lots with predominantly quality Class II soils. View a complete property photo gallery below.

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A partial list of home features includes 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, oak floors, skylights, tastefully appointed tile, sunken living room with stone fireplace and insert, built-ins, large family room, den/office, roomy 22’x25′ master bedroom with walk-in closet and balcony. This home was sold by our CanbyHomes.com sponsor, Certified Realty.

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Property includes attached double garage with door openers and plenty of storage, including over-the-garage access with pull-down ladder. Home includes long-life cedar siding, newer roof and air conditioning.  

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Outside is a water feature, 22’x22′ pavillion, 36’x48′ concrete floor shop with 14+’ ceilings and adjoining 24’x36′ space. Multi-room concrete-floor shop with multiple work areas and spacious overhead access ideal for storage. Grounds also include in-ground sprinkler system and play structure.

EFU zoning (exclusive farm use). Home is served by private well and septic system and located in the Canby school district.

Thinking of Selling?
Go with results! Contact our CanbyHomes.com sponsor, Certified Realty using the convenient form below for a free consultation regarding what your property could sell for in today’s real estate market.

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For more information about Oregon real estate, please contact Certified Realty at 800-637-1950.

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Why Canby, Oregon Homesellers Hire A Realtor

14 Jan

There are many good reasons why Canby homesellers hire a Realtor, including the handful who first try the ‘for sale by owner’ or ‘FSBO’ route. Here are ten of the most common reasons why Canby, Oregon homesellers hire a Realtor to get the job done right. 

Hear the audio podcast version of this presentation by clicking here or the link above.

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Selling Your Own Canby Home? Prepare Yourself for Wearing Many Hats.

1. Selling Your Home ‘By Owner’ Means Taking on a Second Job.
Most homesellers are busy. So before attempting to sell property on your own, first ask yourself if you’re prepared to wear some extra hats. That’s because in addition to (1). preparing your property for market and (2). finding a replacement dwelling, along with (3). the task of actually moving, selling your home involves (4). abundant planning, (5). serious paperwork, (6). negotiation skills, (7). accurate scheduling, (8). diligent research, (9). considerable legwork (if done right) and (10). a lot of just plain toil. Canby, Canby Homes, Canby Real Estate, Canby Properties, Canby Property, 97013, Real Estate Canby

2. Legalese, Sometimes with Different Rules for Each County and/or Municipality.
Realtors use continually-updated forms written by experienced real estate attorneys designed specifically for regional transactions, with clarity and simplicity in mind. Such documents include important protections for both buyer and seller. While no document is perfect, Realtor forms include key clauses, like for home inspections and appraisals, along with arbitration/mediation mechanisms. These time-tested documents help prevent potential issues, while at the same time deterring ‘nuisance’ litigation.

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3. More Accurate Pricing When Buying & Selling.
These days the average Canby resident moves about every 6 years years or so. As with any activity, it’s easy to get rusty. Realtors are in the real estate market all day, every day. This means an experienced real estate agent can provide significant market awareness to help you price what’s likely to be your single largest investment.

Armed with access to multiple listing, sales and tax data, Realtors provide significant pricing experience and real life insights, whether you want to know what the property you’re selling is worth, or once you sell, how much to offer on the home you’re buying.

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We all deal with subjectivity from time to time. Does your home smell? Perhaps you’ve gotten used to having multiple pets in your small home, don’t notice the mold growing in your bathroom, or haven’t realized how gloomy your living room appears. One role of a Realtor is to be helpfully honest. That means being truthful if there’s something you as a seller don’t see (or smell). 

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Most Homesellers Don’t Like A Rapidly Exiting ‘Conga Line’ of Mum Buyers

Far better to be forewarned and forearmed by your Realtor, than witness a rapidly exiting conga line of mum homebuyers who don’t want to offend you. Or perhaps you don’t think disclosing settling water in your basement each Winter is a big deal. The reality is that disclosing such a potentially material fact is something dutiful agents will advise in order to keep you out of much hotter water after the sale. 

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5. Junk the Junk.
Have you ever studied a real estate earnest money agreement (also called an EMA or purchase agreement), or seller’s ‘net sheet?’ Over the course of a transaction, it’s easy to accumulate an abundance of ‘junk’ fees. Sometimes seller-paid closing costs are necessary to make a transaction work. However, paying for a buyer’s home warranty is typically more of a buyer ‘want’ than a ‘need.’ Count on your Realtor to go over such factors with you for a ‘heads up’ of what to expect. An experienced agent knows what’s usually ‘routine’ and what’s not.

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6. Marketing.
Even if a Canby homeseller has a sense of what his or her home is worth, effectively reaching the the widest number of buyers increases your opportunity to find more motivated and qualified buyers, even creating a ‘bidding war.’ The simple act of listing your home with a Realtor means your property is immediately promoted on a host of proven, effective home marketing venues. But it doesn’t stop there. Successful Realtors use many different tools to reach buyers for your specific property.

Connecting your property with the right buyer can mean the difference between a fast close at full price (or higher), compared to a continuous stream of ‘sale-fails’ where your property is needlessly taken off the market by buyers who were marginally qualified. 

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Calm Seas Never Made a Good Captain…or Realtor.

7. Experience.
There is simply no substitute for ‘hands on’ real estate experience. If your Canby home hasn’t sold, at what point should you consider a price adjustment? How much of a price adjustment is necessary? Is there something other than price causing my property not to sell? These are not new questions to an experienced agent, who can help address these and other important questions.

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When it Matters, Experience is Good to Have on Your Side.

It’s comforting in especially difficult situations to rely on an experienced Realtor, who is the duly able real estate ‘captain’ of your transaction. Most people prefer an experienced surgeon or pilot, so it’s understandable to want experienced representation with the important task of selling your home. It’s also helpful to know that a professional real estate agent makes the entire home selling process appear easier than it is.

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Most people are nervous and ‘en garde’ when buying or selling a home.

8. Negotiation Skills.
If you’re like most people, you dread negotiating when buying a car. Consider how much higher the stakes are with your home sale. You want an experienced hand on your side. 
While real estate transactions are optimally a ‘win-win’ situation, it’s realistic to expect some friction. If you haven’t considered homeselling as a kind of ‘war,’ check out this unique perspective on the ‘battle’ of selling your home. 

The best way to navigate through a potentially difficult transaction is to be represented by someone who has been over the road before. So whether you’re in negotiations with a ‘bargain hunting’ buyer, experience an unpleasant ‘surprise’ in a home inspection, or a seriously low appraisal, each unique situation presents an opportunity for difficulty and reaching common ground. Your Realtor can assist in ‘end gaming’ your best strategies and in dealing with a wide variety of buyer personalities.

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Having a Realtor ‘Buffer’ Between Buyer & Seller Can Avoid Headaches

9. The ‘Buffer Effect.’
Having an agent represent you makes it easier to maintain civility between ‘warring’ parties.  If you don’t consider homeselling as a battle, then see our prior article and podcast titled ‘The Art of War for Homesellers.’ Ever say something you regret? An experienced Realtor can often use more constructive language to accomplish what can sometimes be an emotional and/or provocative comment.

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Hiring A Realtor Makes Sellers More Money: Click above image to enlarge

10. More Money.
National Association of Realtor statistics reveal that homesellers who use a Realtor actually net considerably more at closing than those who don’t, even after taking into account paying a commission. Consider that when banks (which are renowned for watching the ‘bottom line’) sell their foreclosed homes, they hire an expert, a Realtor. From a financial standpoint, it really does ‘pencil out’ to hire a Realtor. 

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Thinking about selling your Canby, Oregon home? Contact Certified Realty, Oregon’s choice since 1950 using the form below for a free consultation.

Canby Homeselling: Easy As Waltzing, 1-2-3!

15 Oct

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While real estate can seem complicated, there is a logical progression helpful to selling an Oregon home and it’s truly as simple as 1-2-3. The process between buyers and sellers is routinely described as a kind of dance, so let the waltzing begin.

Fundamentals
There are plenty of related tasks associated with any real estate transaction, yet the key process that gets homesellers a workable offer can be simplified to three primary steps. Then, once a mutually accepted offer is in hand, the phase to close the sale begins. But the fundamentally crucial elements start long before that. Curious? Here we go:

1. Online activity ——-> 2. Showing activity ——-> 3. Offer Activity

This process looks simple and in a way, it is. So let’s break it down further.

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The Home-Selling Waltz, Step by Step
First, it’s helpful to realize that buyers generally behave in somewhat predictable phases.
This means they routinely go to Step 1 before Step 2, or Step 3. There is very little skipping around. For example, it’s uncommon for a buyer to start at Step 2, or leave out any steps. You’ll soon understand why.

Another important element to consider is when a homeseller’s efforts ‘stall’ at a certain step. Depending on a variety of factors, there is usually a good reason when activity decreases significantly. This can be diagnosed by a Realtor experienced with key specifics of online buyer behavior. 

Step 1. Online Activity
Recent statistics show that more than 92% of homebuyers search online for their next home, often before they even contact a Realtor. And though approximately 90% of homebuyers hire a real estate professional, they frequently continue their search online, while their agent matches properties to fit their needs. 

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Even Batman Doesn’t Have This In His Utility Belt
Homesellers have a useful tool in their utility belt, since online buyer activity can be monitored to evaluate buyer response, or lack of it. That valuable tool is a daily report on buyer activity for your specific property.

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As a result, your Realtor can provide you with regular updates about online activity for your home and from a variety of sources. Some of these key sources include the popular website Realtor.com and also the local multiple listing service. This data gauges if your property’s popularity is really ramping up, falling fast or simply ‘meh.’

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Realtors who invest wisely in their business frequently subscribe to these proprietary services and can easily track your home’s online popularity to determine buyer response.  

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Step 2. Showing Activity
The jump from online home searching to touring inside homes is a significant one. Since agents commit considerable time and effort and are usually paid only after a buyer purchases a home, this typically means touring buyers have also been pre-qualified by a lender. In other words, we’re now in the realm of a qualified home purchaser, who is ready, willing and able to buy. Research shows that the typical home buyer searches for 10 weeks and views 10 homes.

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Step 3. Offer Activity
The final leg in this three step journey is when an offer is written and submitted for the seller’s consideration. By writing an offer, this step also helps to confirm that the property is likely priced within a reasonably market-friendly range. For example, wildly over-priced homes don’t usually get much more than ‘low-ball’ offers, if any. 

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The End of the Beginning
There is still plenty to do after Step 3, but an acceptable offer places the process into the remaining phases of a real estate transaction. These can include things like escrow, home inspection(s), a preliminary title report, appraisal, loan documents and closing.

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Thinking about Selling?
Call (503) 682-1083, or email Certified Realty for a free consultation on what your property could sell for in today’s market.

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