“Professionalism Plus! That is the best way to describe Kip Craglow. Over 45 years and 10 homes, I have never dealt with an agent that was more willing to jump and handle any small or large issues that arose. Many people (including me at times) feel that a real estate agent’s job primarily is list and market your home. But…stuff can happen that no one expects and with Kip you can rest easy knowing that everything will be handled smoothly, efficiently and quickly! From a buyer who never physically saw the house pre-close, to last minute inspection problems, to a sometimes less than communicative buyer’s agent, Kip handled everything incredibly. His listing price was “dead-on” and he sold the house in 3 days when we were in Hawaii, so all we had to do when we got home was pack! It was fantastic experience from signing the listing agreement all the way through the closing thanks to Kip. If you want the BEST, there is only one person to call…Kip Craglow!”
July Residential Highlights
Closed sales had the strongest numbers this July in the Portland metro area. At 2,994, closings outpaced July 2018 (2,736) by 7.6% and June 2019 (2,756) by 6.8%. This was the strongest July for closings in the area since 2015, when 3,452 closings were recorded.
Pending sales, at 2,998, fell 2.4% short of July 2018 (3,071) and 2.8% short of June 2019 (3,083).
Similarly, new listings (3,966) ended 8.0% under the 4,312 offered last year in July 2018 and 7.4% under the 4,281 offered last month in June2019.
Inventory decreased slightly in July to end at 2.3 months. During the same period, total market time rose by one day to 43 days. There were 6,797 active residential listings in the Portland metro area this July.
Year to Date Summary
Activity is mixed so far in 2019 compared with 2018. New listings (26,629) are up 0.7%, while pending sales (18,778) are down 2.3% and closed sales (16,903) are down 3.1%.
Average and Median Sale Prices
Comparing 2019 to 2018 through July, the average sale price has increased 1.0% from $453,600 to $458,300. In the same comparison, the median sale price has increased 2.0% from $400,000 to $408,000.
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Sellers – Selling Your House for the Highest Possible Price
When you put your house on the market, chances are you’re hoping the following will happen:
- It will sell quickly.
- You will get the highest price possible for your property.
- The process will be smooth and trouble-free.
Achieving just that for my clients is my number ONE goal.
I’m proud to be the real estate agent of choice for those who want a great experience selling their home. I take a “clients-first” approach, which means you’ll be working with a professional who truly listens to you, promotes your listing aggressively, and keeps working until your property is SOLD and CLOSED.
Due to my extensive knowledge of the local market, I know how to showcase your home effectively. I know how to set the listing price, so you get the most for your property. I know how to attract many qualified buyers. I know how to get that SOLD sign on your front lawn, FAST.
Throughout the process, I’m with you every step of the way, making sure your questions are answered and that the entire experience is a positive one.
If you haven’t sold a home before, keep in mind that I work on contingency. I only get paid when your home sells. So there’s no risk.
To get started heres a few things I recommend..
We should start by scheduling a Personal Consultation. I’ll visit your home, do an assessment of your property, answer any questions you may have, and give you my professional opinion as to how much your home may sell for and how long that may take.
If you plan to purchase another home in the area, we can talk about that too. In fact, there are significant advantages to having me help you with both transactions.
This consultation gives us both the opportunity to get to know one another and to see if there’s a good fit. You’ll learn how I work, how I market and sell homes, and how I attend to my clients’ needs.
After this consultation, although most people are eager to get started with me as their agent, there’s no obligation. This is a get acquainted meeting only.
So let’s meet. Please click the link below or call or email me today to schedule your Personal Consultation.
Buyers – Find Your Dream Home – Right Here with me !
Finding and buying the ideal property can be a dream come true. There is something special about walking up to the front door on moving day, sliding in your key and entering into the place you will call home !
Sometimes, getting to that point can be a nightmare UNLESS you have the right real estate agent working with you throughout the process. As your real estate agent, I ENSURE that I will do two important things for you:
- Help you buy a home that matches your requirements.
- Make the process simple and easy.
I take the time to learn what you really want in a home. I look at your needs and desires, and help you determine the price range within which you should shop. Then I show you properties that meet that criteria – including new listings the moment they come on the market.
As your agent, I look out for your best interests. For example, I provide you with in-depth property details of each home you view, point out desirable features you may not notice and identify potential concerns you may have overlooked.
I’m by your side every step of the way. When you find a home you want, I’ll prepare and present the offer, and negotiate skillfully on your behalf, so you get that property at the lowest price possible.
So are you ready to get started?
When you’re ready to talk, please call, email or click the link below.
Let’s work together to find your dream home!