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The Value Of A Home

I have been reading a lot lately from people talking about pricing. Homes are only less subjective than art and collectibles. What is the White House worth? I got into an online discussion with an appraiser from the Southwest. He believed that only a licensed appraiser can determine the value of a home. Asking a Realtor®, in his opinion, was like asking your tax attorney to take care of your divorce. Sure.  This from an industry that only needs three comparables to justify a price. Continue reading →

What A Week

It all started with me getting slammed by some weird illness last Friday. I had a sore throat all week but the rest of it rolled in Friday afternoon and put me down for the weekend.  Monday was unburying myself and finishing up other tasks that were put to the side. This week I had: An offer on my listing on Kahneeta A new listing in Rock Creek Making my new Portland map based search functional on the site The go ahead to close the Continue reading →

Portland Map Based Search Now Live

I love map based searching. I like to see exactly what is in an area and sometimes it is mind boggling how many homes are for sale in one place. After trying a few demos and getting helpful feedback from past and current clients I have chosen what I think is a great service, hopefully most of you agree. Poke around and let me know what you think.

9 Options When Facing Foreclosure

So you are behind in your payments.  Banks are calling; telling you some odd scenarios- basically trying to scare you.  Foreclosures and short sales are the number one thing people ask me about.  So here are 9 options when facing foreclosure. 1. Do Nothing – If a homeowner does nothing, they will most likely loose their home to a foreclosure auction. Loan applications generally ask if the applicant has ever been foreclosed upon.  Credit reports also disclose this damaging information. Probably the worst option unless Continue reading →


One of my listings closed today. My client decided to put this on the sign in place of a Sale Pending sticker. She sent me the photo a couple of days ago but I didn’t want to post it until it was truly Sold. Not that I am superstitious but why tempt fate? I know my website is Mike Can Do It but it is a group effort and my client taught me a few things during this listing.  I am lucky to work with Continue reading →