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Weekly guidance concerning the real estate landscape in Oregon. From Salem to Portland to Bend and the coast, this is the show for you if you want to know the 411 on the real estate market throughout the Willamette Valley. Join Realtor Colleen Benson each week for great buying and selling tips.

Weekly guidance concerning the real estate landscape in Oregon. From Salem to Portland to Bend and the coast, this is the show for you if you want to know the 411 on the real estate market throughout the Willamette Valley. Join Realtor Colleen Benson each week for great buying and selling tips.

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United States

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Weekly guidance concerning the real estate landscape in Oregon. From Salem to Portland to Bend and the coast, this is the show for you if you want to know the 411 on the real estate market throughout the Willamette Valley. Join Realtor Colleen Benson each week for great buying and selling tips.

Language:

English

Contact:

9193781410


Episodes

Ep 83: Popular Home Upgrades & More National Trends

5/6/2021
Today we look across the country to see what trends are popular for homeowners and buyers. From flooring to appliances to energy efficiency, we’ll get Colleen’s reaction to these trends. Plus, we’ll find out what day of the week is best to list a home. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/headlines/ep-83-popular-home-upgrades-more-national-trends/642/ See our listings: https://bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this...

Duration:00:15:34

Ep 82: Seller Inspections, Mortgage Rates, & Other Headlines

4/15/2021
Time to take another look at the real estate headlines that caught our attention over the last couple of weeks. From sellers paying for inspections to increasing mortgage rates and much more, we’ll get Colleen’s reaction to the latest industry news. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/uncategorized/ep-82-seller-inspections-mortgage-rates-other-headlines/612/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this...

Duration:00:10:59

Ep 81: Reacting to Recent Real Estate Headlines

4/1/2021
Today we get updated on some of the top national real estate headlines early in 2021 and get Colleen’s reaction to how each of these topics applies to Oregon and the West Coast. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-81-reacting-to-recent-real-estate-headlines/611/ See our listings: https://bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this podcast: 0:41 – Seller optimism 1:20 – Equity rich 3:51 – Best places to raise a...

Duration:00:09:13

Ep 80: How to Increase Your Home’s Value

3/18/2021
Before you sell your home, does it make financial sense to make a few upgrades? Let’s explore some of easier projects that you can take on and find out if they will provide a return on your investment or increase they likelihood that your home will sell. Read more: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-80-how-to-increase-your-homes-value/605/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:14 – Lighting 2:31 – New Faucets 5:01 –...

Duration:00:10:27

Ep 79: The Value of a Realtor

3/4/2021
When it comes time to buy or sell a home, you’ll probably ask yourself whether it’s worth working with a real estate agent or try to do the work on your own. Let’s talk about much value a great realtor can provide you during the process and what specifically we do to help our clients. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-79-the-value-of-a-realtor/589/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this...

Duration:00:17:46

Ep 78: Real Estate Realities of 2021

2/18/2021
Real estate enjoyed a strong year in 2020 and many are asking us if these trends will continue this year. Today we’ll look at the one national opinion on the realities of 2021 and tell you whether we think they’ll apply to Oregon and the Northwest. Read more and get additional financial resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/headlines/ep-78-real-estate-realities-of-2021/561/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 1:43 –...

Duration:00:16:56

Ep 77: Smart Home Technology Upgrades + Other Mailbag Questions

2/1/2021
Technology continues to move fast in the home improvement sector and many people are considering upgrades to their home. Is it worth the time and money to add smart home technology? We’ll answer that question and discuss long market listings, marketing during COVID, and downsizing. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/mailbag/ep-77-smart-home-technology-upgrades-other-mailbag-questions/553/ See our listings here:...

Duration:00:11:07

Ep 76: Should I Wait Until Spring to Sell? + Other Mailbag Questions

1/21/2021
Are you ready to sell your home but you think waiting until spring might allow you to present your house in its full beauty? Colleen will explain why the winter might not make as much of a difference as you think. Plus, we tackle acreage, property management, basement renovations, and listing prices on today’s show. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/mailbag/ep-76-should-i-wait-until-spring-to-sell-other-mailbag-questions/542/ See our...

Duration:00:19:11

Ep 75: Renovations, Open Houses, Budgets & Other Mailbag Questions

1/7/2021
It’s time to open up the mailbag to answer a variety of your real estate questions. Among the topics we’ll get to on this episode are home layouts, open houses, discount real estate companies, budgets, and more. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/mailbag/ep-75-renovations-open-houses-budgets-other-mailbag-questions/530/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 0:47 – Mailbag Question about...

Duration:00:11:08

Ep 74: Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 2

12/17/2020
We pick up on our conversation from last episode and continuing sharing the questions you should be asking a real estate before you start that relationship. This part will focus on specialization, communication styles, and honesty. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-74-questions-to-ask-a-real-estate-agent-part-2/515/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this episode: 0:53 – How long does...

Duration:00:15:50

Ep 73: Questions to Ask a Real Estate Agent, Part 1

12/3/2020
You’ve made the decision to buy or sell a home and now it’s time to look for a real estate agent. How do you make that choice? Colleen will provide you with the important questions to ask and what answers you want to listen for in this first of a two-part series Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-73-questions-to-ask-a-real-estate-agent-part-1/497/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this...

Duration:00:10:19

Ep 72: 6 Clever Real Estate Tactics

11/19/2020
Through the years we’ve learned many useful tips and ideas that we try to pass along to our clients during the buying or selling process. We’ve compiled six of them for you on this show and we’ll explain why this gives you an advantage in the real estate world. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-72-6-clever-real-estate-tactics/496/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this show: 1:05 –...

Duration:00:12:49

Ep 71: Step-by-Step Process for Selling Your Home

11/5/2020
If you’re thinking about selling your home but a little overwhelmed by the entire process, join us as we walk you through each step. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-71-step-by-step-process-for-selling-your-home/491/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this show: 1:01 – Preparation 4:29 – Getting an idea of the value of your home 7:18 – Find a real estate agent 11:54 – Set the list...

Duration:00:18:04

Ep 70: Best Pieces of Real Estate Advice

10/15/2020
We all turn to friends and family for advice when it comes to buying and selling a home. It’s one of the biggest life events we’ll experience so it’s important to get it right. Today we’ll find out what advice real estate veteran Colleen has given and received through the years that she would pass along to you. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-70-best-pieces-of-real-estate-advice/454/ See our listings:...

Duration:00:14:28

Ep 69: How Sellers Should Prepare for Home Inspections

10/1/2020
A home inspection can create a lot of anxiety and worry for the seller but there are steps you can take to make the process go much smoother. Today we’ll share some of the things we tell our clients to do before the inspection takes place. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-69-how-sellers-should-prepare-for-home-inspections/453/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this show: 2:37 – Make...

Duration:00:14:32

Ep 68: The Importance of Social Media When Selling a Home

9/17/2020
Today we open up the mailbag for a couple of listener questions, which got us into a great discussion on the value of social media when it comes to marketing your home. Find out where Colleen stands on this strategy. Read more and get additional real estate resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-68-the-importance-of-social-media-when-selling-a-home/447/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss today: 0:37 – The Benson team is...

Duration:00:16:23

Ep 67: Top Recent Real Estate Searches + Other Headlines

9/3/2020
Specific real estate search terms have skyrocketed during the pandemic. Can you guess what they are? Find out on this episode along with the latest on foreclosure forecasts and the future of real estate photography. Read more on this topic: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/headlines/ep-67-top-recent-real-estate-searches-other-headlines/442/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ What we discuss on this show: 1:00 – A new baby in the office. 2:24 – What’s the...

Duration:00:17:43

Ep 66: Emerging Behaviors During Pandemic

8/20/2020
How is the pandemic changing the way buyers and sellers are behaving? A recent study found seven different trends emerging due to COVID-19 and they could impact real estate over the long-term. Let’s find out whether Colleen agrees with each of these behaviors and how they’ll impact Oregon. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/buying/ep-66-emerging-behaviors-during-pandemic/420/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ On...

Duration:00:15:10

Ep 65: Reacting to the Latest Real Estate Headlines

8/6/2020
As we survey the landscape of real estate, three recent headlines jumped out at us about selling homes. Join us as we get Colleen’s reaction to each of them and find out if Oregon is seeing the same trends. Show notes & additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-65-reacting-to-the-latest-real-estate-headlines/416/ See our listings: https://www.bensonbrokergroup.com/ On today's show: 0:29 – The market needs more inventory. 3:25 – First headline: Is...

Duration:00:21:05

Ep 64: Reasons Why Your Home Might Not Be Selling

7/16/2020
Are you having problems selling your home and can’t pinpoint the reason? Learn about the most common issues that can keep a property from selling as quickly as you’d like. Read more and get additional resources here: https://keepingitrealestatepodcast.com/selling/ep-64-reasons-why-your-home-might-not-be-selling/410/ See our listings here: http://bensonbrokergroup.com/ Today's show schedule: 1:18 – Your property might be too unique for the neighborhood or location. 2:25 – Geodesic...

Duration:00:17:36