The Portland Condo Blog

Welcome 2014!

Portland Condo Sales

2013 was a good year in the Portland condo market! For owners of Portland condominiums, you saw you values come back after a long downturn in the market. For those who bought a new condo in 2013, many of you were able to pick up some very good values and take advantage of the very low rates that we have seen through-out the year. For me it was a very good year as I got to meet some of the most amazing clients that I was so fortunate enough to meet. In any business, when you have the opportunity to meet really good people and include them into your circle of friends, it just doesn’t get any better. So, to all that I was able to work with in 2013… I say Thank You!

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And now for some numbers!

December was actually a pretty busy month in the condo market. Sales actually jumped 10% from the previous month as we saw 52 sales in the area that we focus on which includes Downtown, The Pearl District and South Waterfront. For the year, sales jumped 62% from the previous  year. We had 978 sales in the + $200,000 market, over 376 more sales than in 2012!

Leading the way in number of sales once again was Waterfront Pearl which recorded 7 sales in December. To refresh you memory on this project, it was completed at the peak of the market. Instead of selling the units, they went into the rental market. Currently, as leases come due, the units are being sold again. If you have not seen these condos at Waterfront Pearl, it is worth taking a look at as they offer some of the best views in the city! If you would like a tour, give us a call ( 503-896-8856)
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As we now see the prices of condos trending upward, many owners will now start to think about selling their unit. If this is the case with you, we encourage you to give us a call as we would love to interview for the job. What makes us different is our total commitment to offering you the best condo marketing available in the city!  Time and time again the National Association of Realtors has discussed how their studies show that better photographs help sell homes at a higher price. At the very minimum, make sure the agent you hire is willing to spend  $100 to $250 on professional photos. If it were me selling a condo for, say $600,000 and  the agent wasn’t  spending $200 on quality real estate photos ( especially knowing that the agent will make somewhere around $15,000 ) This person would NOT be my agent!

As an agent, part of my commission is for the purpose of marketing. I have always believed in spending more on my marketing than typical agents. The reason is simple… you are paying me to market your condo and get it sold!

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