"Wes"'s Blog

Real Estate Agent - Wes Sanders Realty
Beside commentary on Portland metro real estate, articles relating to buying or selling a home will appear regularly. Since Wes has a weakness for bakeries, new discoveries will also be listed from time to time. Since I live in West Linn will also try to focus on properties there so clients can have their children in a super school district.
Just wanted to let all my friends here know that after 19 plus years of working for brokers, I have struck out on my own.   If you have clients relocating to or from Portland Oregon and need an agent to refer them to - I would appreciate you consideration.  Alphabet soup behind my name includes N...
And Portland is a transitioning market with more listings and fewer pending sales than a year ago.So how does "Wes" get these results?  By explaining to prospective Sellers - that it is a transitioning market and this is not the time to test the market if they want to sell.Next only accepting lis...
  May Residential HighlightsMarket Activity in the Portland Metro Area appears to have cooled when comparing May 2007 to May 2006. While new listings continue to grow, the market experienced a decline in both closed and pending sales transactions. The number of new listings in the market continue...
This condo in Portland's fareless square has been remodeled extensively.  From hardwood floors throughout except for the tile floors in the baths - to rich cherry cabinetry and stainless steel appliances.  This is 1497 square feet of superb living with views of Mt. Hood, the Williamette River and...
FOR THE WEEK BEGINNING JUNE 11, 2007Each weekly edition of GHOST STORIES is a short read beginning with a quote that inspires the ideas expressed in the column. Feel free to share our stories with friends and colleagues! INSPIRATION FOR TODAY:"My goal is not to be happy. My goal is to have a full...
  Our Oregon legislators are about to run amuck again - please contact your representative and senator  and plead with them to kill Senate Bill 965Regarding Oregon Senate Bill 965:Here's an interesting article from the Oregonian.  The Bill is receiving some criticism.  However, it's been slanted ...
Ever so often my printer takes a fit and prints pages with one or two lines that belong on the previous page - on a separate page.Now there is finally a solution to this problem that is inexpensive and really a great idea. In addition for the same price, it allows you to print, or email any file ...
Been remiss in posting the past week.  Had my laptop die on me so have been going through the fun of setting up a new one.  Fortunately all my databases were backed up, but still had the joy of re-installing all my programs.Oh yes, also having the fun of learning about Vista now  - not point in b...
Anyone have any luck getting this program to run on VISTA - are you aware of any work arounds. Thank yo,  Wes
When I first started in real estate in the late 80's, real estate agents would tour properties on Broker Open day.  Lately not nearly as many are touring and I feel they are short changing themselves as well as their clients.Sure, they say look at the homes on the internet, but that is not a way ...

W. E. "Wes" Sanders

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Commentary on Portland metro real estate, interesting things and places I run across during a day on the road as a REALTOR!