We can all agree that the real estate market was pretty bad last year. Case in point, pending sales in the Portland metro area were down 50% year-over-year in November 2022.
But things are starting to pick up as we move into 2023. And we can either complain about the challenges OR step into 2023 with a positive attitude.
Because if you ask Dill Ward, energy begets energy, and the agents who show up with joy will build momentum.
In other words, the market is between your ears.
Dill is Principal Broker at The Dill Ward Group of Living Room Realty. She has 14 years of experience as an agent and investor in Florida and Oregon.
On this episode of The Portland Real Estate Podcast, Dill joins hosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar to explain how she leveraged networking to restart her career in a new state and share her proactive approach to navigating the current market.
Dill, Joe and Steve explore why the Portland real estate market picked up in January, discussing the attrition rate among loan officers in Oregon and what they expect the REALTOR numbers to be when they come out next month.
Listen in for insight around the rule against text on images in RMLS and get Dill’s advice on stepping into 2023 with energy and ‘finding the humans who need to move’ regardless of what’s happening in the market.
How Dill leveraged networking to restart her real estate career in Portland
The relationship between being resourceful and being a successful real estate agent
How we’re getting multiple offers on listings that are priced correctly (and why we usually encourage sharing pricing information with other REALTORS)
Dill, Steve & Joe’s take on why the Portland real estate market picked up in January
What we’re doing to combat negative stories re: the real estate market in the media
The statistics on attrition among loan officers in Oregon (and what we expect the REALTOR numbers to be when they come out next month)
Dill’s insight on being proactive to perform well in the current market
Why we’re not fans of the rule against text on images in RMLS
When RMLS plans to make good on its promise to provide an alternative to ShowingTime
Why we give very little credibility to the Home Energy Score
How an itemized breakdown of how PMAR dues support agents would benefit all involved
Our questions around having two sets of forms for Oregon real estate