Wallace Ashby's Blog

Real Estate Agent - Bison Properties
I love farmers markets.  They always have the best fruit and veggies that come from local producers.  The only issue is they only occur during the late spring-fall and go away in the winter. Now Portland is coming out with its first ever Winter Farmer Market.  Starting January 7th, the farmers ma...
I have clients who ask me: How do you find your buyer / seller leads? I'm quite honest with my answer on how I find them.  I find them through a combination of online / offline marketing.  My website, company website, Craigslist, expired listings, FSBO listings, etc.  The interesting thing is I d...
This idea for this posting started when I had a conversation with an fellow colleague this morning.  He didn't get a listing and it was because of the name of our brokerage, Fred Real Estate.  No, the name isn't like RE Max, Keller Williams, or the other big names out there, but we hold our own a...
It's like kicking a dead horse. Home sales have dipped quite a bit in the last couple of months since the end of the tax credit.  Everyone knew it was going to happen since we were encouraging everyone to buy sooner in order the get the credit.  I still read an occasional article that talks about...
The weekend is almost upon us! The weekend always seems to be the best time to tour open houses. Why not! It's open, you're in the market for a home, and there may even be some free food! While you're out and about looking at open houses, don't forget about the ones that may not be open but are s...
I run into this all the time: "I'm just looking" "I'm just thinking about it" "I won't know until I find the right property" The list of exuses reasons go on.  The fact of the matter is you owe it to yourself to make the decision either you are serious about buying or you aren't.  If you aren't, ...
Dear Mr/Mrs. Seller, It's a new week!  How are you going to help get your home sold?  Now I bet your thinking "I hired you, the agent, for this! Why am I having to sell?".  That statement is correct, you did hire me to sell your home.  However, you kow your home the best and know the best feature...
  The title might sound mean, but there's a valid point behind it.  When trying to find the value of your home, it is important to get professional help.  Relying on Zillow, Trulia, and the other sites that use algorithyms to determine the price don't get it right.  Rather they give you and idea ...

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At home in the Portland Metro area, I love what I do. My blog is about the same. I love to look into the new trends of the market, advertising and marketing, negotiating, and working with clients.