Salem Oregon Horse Property: Selling your Oregon Home the Needle in a Haystack Method

Selling your Oregon Home the Needle in a Haystack Method

Selling your Oregon home the Needle in a Haystack Method.


Over the years, we see patterns and habits that home sellers in Oregon tend to follow.  From taking real estate advise from friends and co-workers to waiting until spring to list their house.  These, and other scenarios have very predictable outcomes.


Why would you take real estate advise from people that might sell one house every 6 years?  Yes, ask your friends and family who they used, what agents and mortgage brokers they liked, and didn't.  But, after that, seek the advise of a professional that sells houses every day.  


Why do most people wait until Spring to list their house?  Of course the yards might look better here in Oregon, but about 60% of your competition waits until Spring to list their house too!  You will have to be competitive in your pricing to stand out to buyers.  Try mid Summer or Fall.

Why do some home sellers start out with a higher price?  This has got to be one of the biggest mistakes Oregon home owners can make.  When you first list your property, hundreds of active buyers see it right away.  You have one chance to make that great first impression so they make an appointment to view the house.

Why do some sellers accept terrible advertising photos of their own house?  This is crucial with over 97% of buyers looking on line today for their next house.  This means that if the first picture (usually of the front) is less than ideal, they won't even click through to see the great new remodel job in your kitchen.  So, take pictures, take more, and even more until they are the best they can be.


If you are ready to explore selling your Oregon Horse Property, or small acreage home, let's talk!




Real Estate Agent in Oregon Catherine Ulrey

Catherine Ulrey, Principal Broker in Oregon

Equestrian Real Estate Specialist

Keller Williams Capital City

503-999-4497 Direct

Horse Property for Sale in Oregon 




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Comment balloon 3 commentsCatherine Ulrey • July 08 2012 10:21PM


Hi Catherine, photos are very important, only if they are a good quality photo  not something

fuzzy. I think sometimes realtors use these  to discourage other realtors from showing the


Posted by Irene Durocher, (Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT) over 7 years ago
You are so right, I can not believe how many bad photos are used in listings.
Posted by Catherine Ulrey, Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist (Keller Williams Capital City) over 7 years ago

Catherine, good post to prompt summer to fall listings and some good advice about choosing a Realtor. Hope you're busy and enjoying summer to the fullest.

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 7 years ago

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