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How I came to be The Creative Realtor and PortlandCreativeRealtors.com
In 2005 I was the top producer in the Oregon First Real Estate Company. My sales were consistently high, and I was the top producer for the year. I had been doing 1.5% listings for two years, and it was working out really well. I co-listed everything with my daughter, Hayley, and we had a system down where we got everything done by working together- it was awesome. Then the blow came! My Principle Broker called me into her office and said that now that they had over 200 agents, and I was so well known, they couldn't allow me to advertise the 1.5% Listing Program anymore! The other agents were getting calls asking them to do Listings for 1.5% They didn't want me to leave- they just wanted me to start doing full priced listings!
But I loved what I did. The 1.5% Listing Program was working really well for us. We keep a low overhead and work really hard- our reputation was growing... So I decided to go off on my own and form my own company. I had basically been doing it all myself, anyway, for the last 2 years. I took my Broker's Exam, passed with a 95%, and my daughter and I set up our company. I had learned a lot from Oregon First- they are an awesome company- and I would still be with them if I could do my 1.5% Listing Program! They are extremely on top of all the laws, rules, and ethics - and have trained me well in knowing what needs to be done, when and how! Ken used to tell us horror stories of all the things that could and did go wrong in transactions- making us aware of our duties to our clients; and I've taken all that knowledge into our new company.
I have been The Creative Realtor since 2003 and have had my company, PortlandCreativeRealtors.com, since the beginning of 2006. We keep our overhead low, spend our time and money on the things that really count, and are always trying new things. There is always something new with internet advertising and technology. Cruise through my website, read about who I am and who Wendy, Lisa and Hayley are. Then email or call the one of us that you think fits your personality and style the best! We will do our best to help you in all your buying and selling needs!
I call myself The Creative Realtor because I am creative in the way I look at houses. I can see the potential- but, because of my extensive remodeling and building experience, I can also see serious problems that would be hard or expensive to work with. I've been a Real Estate agent for 8 years, and have lived in the Portland metro area for 12- so I know the prices, what is a good deal, where the safe areas are, the up and coming areas, etc. I live on the west side- Tigard, but my daughters live on the east side- and I have sold houses on both. So I know the whole Portland Metro area very well. I have researched all the areas with an eye to either living there myself, or having my daughters live there! You look at neighborhoods quite differently when you are considering living there yourself, or even more so, when you are thinking of your daughters living there!
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I have lived in the Portland Metroarea for most of my life and I am very familiar with the different areas from Sandy to Forest Grove and from Portland to Woodburn with everything in between! I have sold hundreds of homes all over the Portland area, so I have quite a bit of experience in selling homes with all the important details - Like home inspections, negotiations, escrow, short sales, etc. I also have owned two homes, doing extensive remodeling, and I have built a home on raw land. I have been a Realtor since 2004 and a Principal Broker since 2010, I got my license as soon as I could! I love what I do and enjoy helping people find a home they love.
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I have been a Realtor in our family company since 2006...
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I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. As long as I can remember, I have loved houses and all their unique characteristics. In fact, my dad is an artist, builder and designer of homes-and has done lots of remodeling down through the years- and it has had a big influence on me and I learned a lot. I grew up in a 1914 house that we all worked on together- transforming it into a historical masterpiece. We then remodeled a 4400 SF house on Bull Mountain in Tigard on an acre of land- building our own swimming pool among other things- doubling it's value in just a few years. I fell in love with the process of restoring and remodeling homes when I was young, and since I've been married, my husband and I have remodeled 2 houses on our own- the last one we just recently sold and it is on our website, listed as Holladay St.
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