My real estate career began in 1984 when the interest rates reached the upper teens. Few people could qualify to buy homes in those days and sales were rare. Many of my peers quit after a few months. Having invested several months studying for my real estate exam, I told myself to stick with it come rain or shine. 25 years later I am still in the business and cherish the memories of the many clients I have assisted in finding their dream homes. Some have become friends for life.
Besides my clients, I have learned to appreciate dozens of Realtors and peers. I joined Century 21 Hart in 1991 and enjoy being associated with the most recognized name in the real estate community around the world.
Independence has given me the freedom to travel back to Norway where I was born and visit my family and childhood friends several times. I am able to set my own schedule for work and play which is a big bonus. My three children also have the advantage of having a mom in real estate and are all enjoying home ownership in their young adult lives.
If you choose to have me join you in the pursuit of your real estate needs, I can promise you a pleasant journey with my full commitment, honesty and years of experience.
Real Estate is not only my occupation, but it is my passion. If I am fortunate enough to work for you, your goals will become my goals. When you are searching for a home, I will be on-line daily searching for your dream home. If you are selling your home, it will be advertised on the majority of home selling websites available, greatly increasing your homes presence in the real es ate market. Please let me put my dedication and expertise to work for you. I am the key to your front door!
Personal: Born and raised in Oregon, excellent health, 2 children, own home. Education: Our Lady of Sorrows Grade School, Franklin High School - 1969 - Perfect Attendance Award. Phagans Beauty School - 1971, Graduate of Master Sales Academy - 1992 - Las Vegas.
Business: November 1990 to present: CENTURY 21 Hart Realty, Inc. Listing and selling residential properties. Ability to manage as many as 20 separate Seller-Client accounts at one time. Ability to set priorities. Market through writing ads, newsletters and holding open houses. Dealings with clients in person and on the phone. Qualilfying buyers and establishing individual needs. Selecting and showing property, negotiating and closing sales.
Following through each transaction from financing to escrow to the final closing. Working with builders, bankers, architects, attorneys and escrow officers. Planning organizing and time management. Building client supportl and developing referrals through satisfied clients.
February to October 1990: West Lake Properties, West Linn - Assistant to top producer while going to Real Estate School. US census Bureau: Counted population in the Milwaukie area. Achievements: Principal Broker, Multi Quality Service Award, Residential Specialist, Personal Career Management, Introduction to Real Estate Investing, VIP Specialist, Property Management, Million Dollara Club, Alumni Club, Multi Million Dollar Producer, Mutli Home of the Week Winner, Multi Top PRoducer of the Year.
Between my partner, Kelley Bruley, and I, we have more than 25 years of real estate experience to assist buyers and sellers navigating the often confusing and ever changing process of buying or selling a home. Real Estate is a constantly changing industry and staying on top of the frequent changes is our way of assisting buyers and sellers. As a team it allows us to be available 24/7. Give us a call..Kelley 503-422-0082 or Barbara 971-506-5774.
Our goal is to get more buyers educated to what is available to them. First time buyers include anyone who has not owned a home in the past 3 years. Many programs require that the buyers be certified to be eligible for these programs, with a Homebuyers Class. These programs include FHA, 203K, VA, Rural Development and grants and bonds offered for specific areas. Sometimes there is a narrow window of opportunity to take advantage of these programs and having a knowledgeable agent is a plus.. First time buyers are understandably overwhelmed with the process. We explain, lead, support and try to anticipate the confusing parts of a transaction so they can enjoy their new home.
Most sellers have several years between transactions and can find the changes a challenge. Our job is to educate, support and keep things as smooth as possible during the transaction from listing to sold.
My goal is to get more buyers educated as to what is available to them by encouraging them to take the First Time Buyer classes and be certified and eligible for all programs available to them; such as grants, bonds, FHA, VA and Rural Development. Sometimes there is a narrow window of opportunity to take advantage of those programs and having the class behind them is a big plus.
Most sellers have several years between transactions and can find the changes a challenge. My job is to educate, support and keep things as smooth as possible during the transition from listing to sold.
First time buyers are understandably overwhelmed with the process. My job is to explain, lead and support their way through the transaction so that they can enjoy their new home.