Justin Fairbanks's Blog Posts

How To Hire A Listing Broker

We've talked about things to look for when buying. Now it's time to take a look at what to expect from a professional listing broker.  Selling the biggest investment most of us will ever

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Sometimes Its The Little Things

As a real estate professional I look at lots of listings. Like almost every new listing!  I have a huge database of buyers and sellers that my team is working with so I'm always on the

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Second Hubs Provide Real Estate Investment Opportunity

I think we can all agree that technology has changed how and where people work. Central Oregon has experienced this firsthand with the large number of people moving here to work remotely. This

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3 Warning Signs Youre Hiring An Amateur Broker

You’re thinking about buying or selling your home, but aren’t sure who to hire.  With all the ads and noise out there it's tough to figure out who's who and what's what.  There are

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The Cost Of Waiting

In our industry we often have potential buyers tell us that they're going to wait to buy. Sometimes it's a nice way for people to object and sometimes it's just a decision to say no for now while

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What Really Makes A Realtor Different Than The Rest Part II

So, in Part I of this blogisode I talked about the first, biggest thing to look for in a great real estate broker. Personality, as simple as it sounds, is the number one indicator of a smooth,

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What Really Makes A Realtor Different Than The Rest Part I

When I tell people here in Central Oregon what I do for a living there’s a common theme. First, once I tell them I’m in real estate, they inevitably say “Oh my brother (insert any of the

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How To Make Your Home Stand Out In A Crowded Market

As our local market slowly transitions from a seller's market to a buyer's market in several segments, making your home stand out becomes more important than the last couple years when low

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Are Foreclosures A Good Buy

Are foreclosures a good buy in today's market?Having sold more foreclosure properties over the last decade than anyone in Central Oregon, I'm pretty comfortable diving into this one.  Looking

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Why No One Wants To Work With Contingent Buyers

Why don't sellers want to work with contingent buyers in the current market? We could keep this really short buy simply stating:BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE TO!So what's the lesson here? Don't be a

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The Perfect Storm For Homebuyers

The Perfect Storm for Homebuyers                                           

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Rising Interest Rates Squeeze Home Buyers

Sales of newly built homes are falling, and the culprit is clear. Homebuyers increasingly can't afford what they want. Higher mortgage rates, combined with the loss of homeowner tax breaks in

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Dispelling The Winter Myth

As a realtor, I’d truly love to have a c-note for every time I’ve heard someone say they don’t want to list their house until the spring…  Or those that don’t want to start looking

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Talk Is Cheap Bend Oregon Real Estate

Norwest Realty® Core ValuesYou probably heard when you were a kid, “Actions speak louder than words.” That’s something that’s stuck with us over the years. Maybe it’s a cliché, but it

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