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Tuesday, June 11, 2019   /   by Ben Pickthorn

Study: FSBOs Don't Save Real Estate Commission

One of the main reasons why For Sale By Owners (FSBOs) don’t use a real estate agent is because they believe they will save the commission an agent charges for getting their house on the market and selling it. A new study by Collateral Analytics, however, reveals that FSBOs don’t actually save anything, and in some cases may be costing themselves more, by not listing with an agent.


In the study, they analyzed home sales in a variety of markets in 2016 and the first half of 2017. The data showed that:




“FSBOs tend to sell for lower prices than comparable home sales, and in many cases below the average differential represented by the prevailing commission rate.” (emphasis added)



Why would FSBOs net less money than if they used an agent?


The study makes several suggestions:





“There could be systematic bias on the buyer side as well. FSBO sales might attract more strategic buyers t ...

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Thursday, November 8, 2018   /   by Ben Pickthorn

Share The Warmth

As you may already know about us at Green Group Real Estate we love #CreatingCommunity and giving back!! In an attempt to partner with our community friends and to give back at the same time we are collecting the items listed below to assist in helping those less fortunate stay warm during the cold winter months. 

We will be collecting these items through January 15th here at our office (27350 SW 95th Ave, #3030, Wilsonville, OR) and sending all the donations to our local outreach partner, Heart Of The City. Help us bless those in need this winter season. Plus, it's a good reason for you to come in and share your smiling face with us here at Green Group. We would love to see you!

List of donation items:
Adult Stocking Hats
Adult Scarfs
Adult Socks
Adult Boots
Adult Gloves
Blankets
Sleeping Bags
New or gently used please and adult sizes only.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018   /   by Ben Pickthorn

Portland Real Estate Agent Interviews | Meagan Collins

With over 15 years of property management experience along with helping launch the real estate sales division of her previous company, Meagan brings a unique perspective to our team. She fell in love with selling real estate during her first transaction and has worked to make it her full-time career. Meagan enjoys pairing people with their perfect home, specifically making the dreams come true of first-time home buyers. Apart from her real estate life, Meagan has a passion for singing and traveling with her family. She recently married her childhood sweetheart and they have 4 beautiful children between them.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018   /   by Ben Pickthorn

Portland Real Estate Agent Interviews | Darren Piper

Darren’s passion for real estate started when he attended his first real estate class over 30 years ago. Darren and his wife, Teresa, have purchased, sold, rented and invested in real estate for over 20 years. His communication and negotiating skills were honed as a tenured employee in high-end retail before making the switch to a full-time real estate career. With a wealth of sales and marketing experience, Darren uses his passion for leadership and service to help his clients navigate the often complex real estate process, with ease! If you are looking for Portland homes for sale check out more of our channel!

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27350 SW 95th Ave #3030
Wilsonville, OR 97070
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Thursday, October 4, 2018   /   by Ben Pickthorn

Donating The $12,500 To Wilsonville Community Sharing! (Wilsonville Brewfest 2018)

We are SO EXCITED to share with you the moment we gave the $12,500 cheque to Wilsonville Community Sharing!

Wilsonville Brewfest is a nonprofit event that donates proceeds to local charities, with Wilsonville Community Sharing being the main recipient of funds.

Year 1 we donated $6000, Year 2 we donated $9000, Year 3 we donated $12,500. With your help, we can donate even more this year!

Thank you to all our sponsors! The Beer Station, Wilsonville Subaru, Twinstar Credit Union, Academy Mortgage Corporation, Freedom Home Warranty, Allstate, Allstate Insurance, Edge Family Fitness, Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy, and Bittner & Hahs, P.C.

Our Brewfest event runs annually in Wilsonville Oregon. We are one of the key Brewfest Portland events. And the day is packed full of good Wilsonville family fun, Brewfest music, and singing our favorite Brewfest songs. And we are located in Villebois Wilsonville, just off of Wilsonville road, at The Piazza at Villebois. ...

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Keller Williams Realty Professionals - Green Group Real Estate
27350 SW 95th Ave #3030
Wilsonville , OR 97070
503-877-3637

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