May Flowers

Dated: 04/30/2020

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It's been 49 days since schools closed and a few less since we went into a Shelter in Place directive. And we are still ok...kinda. Have any of you seen the cat meme where the cat is writing in a journal about his environment like a captive? These memes have always made me laugh...but now I can relate to that cat. It hasn't all been tough, I like hanging out working from home (yes, we are still working showing & selling homes!), being with the kids, and learning new baking skills...but still how much bread do I really need?!  School, while fine, is not great. I'm calling this a gap year and it will be what it will be. Not stressing about this one! But my kids are missing their friends. And I'm missing mine too!

So, May is traditionally pretty busy with lots of homes hitting the market, but not this year. We are down the number of homes on the market, so less to look at for our buyers. Andrew has a more in-depth report below. Thankfully though, the ones on the market are pretty darn great. 

Now, because of this we thought a before and after post would be cool. When one of our clients decides to sell a home with us, the creative juices start flowing! The landscapers, painters, and contractor stop by and we start talking about what we want and gather costs. From there we add-on items, or take things away depending on the costs. Once all is approved and we feel like we have a plan, we start setting up all the schedules! This is actually where the organizational charts start geting wild! Getting everyone in on time, who goes first, lining up photos, signs, painting, power washing, repairs etc. Doing the work and making sure its done on time, but not too early because that will throw the schedule off. Then the photographer comes. I show up early that day for last minutes shushes, as we call them. Fluff the pillows, hide cords, add a plant or two etc. By the time the photographer gets there I'm a sweaty mess...but it's absolutely necessary in my mind. I check a few photos along the way, have them re-shoot (because I'm the person who can't stand a crooked painting on the wall or a cord showing) and then wait. Waiting is the hardest part. (Andrew would chime in here and reference Tom Petty). 

We also offer donation pick-up right from your front door! While you are packing and trying to get things in order, we offer a service where you bag or box up items, put them out front and shoot us a text. Within a day someone will be by to grab the items and get them to the donation sites best needed for your items. No need to be there for pick up or separate the items either! We can do it all for you. 

That's it. It's really simple, but time consuming. And we LOVE every minute of it. We'll discuss how we help buyers get what they want/need next month! So please check back in! We'd love to hear from you. 

If you want more information on our process, give us a call or send an email to: audra@portlandishome.com 

Here are some photos of a few before and afters:

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Andrew Galler

I specialize in realizing my clients' goals, first & foremost. Founding RWG was important for me to be able to focus on all our clients needs, offering unparalleled service + guidance, and using 19 ye....

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