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The only source for Portland Oregon real estate news, forecasts, interviews and entertainment. Steve Nassar and Joe Fustolo cover the latest happenings in the Portland real estate market in this podcast.

The Portland Real Estate Podcast Steve Nassar and Joe Fustolo

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The only source for Portland Oregon real estate news, forecasts, interviews and entertainment. Steve Nassar and Joe Fustolo cover the latest happenings in the Portland real estate market in this podcast.

    PDX Real Estate 144: The Latest Real Estate Market Action Data with Kurt von Wasmuth

    PDX Real Estate 144: The Latest Real Estate Market Action Data with Kurt von Wasmuth

    We’ve just seen the most significant interest rate hike since 1994. There’s scary inflation news and an economy in flux.Has all of this caused a slowing down in the real estate market?
    Kurt von Wasmuth, President/CEO of the Oregon RMLS, is back on the show to share the latest market action data.
    On this episode of the Portland Real Estate Podcast, Kurt joins cohosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar to share the active listings data and the forecast for new construction for the rest of 2022.
    Kurt shares what the post-COVID data shows about review deadlines and what buyers want and will pay the highest dollar for in homes now. We discuss two surprising data trends in the commercial market and how the great resignation is affecting the numbers in the real estate population.
    Listen in for a look at the value of the RMLS for subscribers in a tight real estate market and how Kurt’s team is working to bring new features onboard. Plus, two exciting RMLS offerings coming soon.
    Key Takeaways Why median is a more reliable market indicator than average when it comes to housing prices 
    Why it’s still a hot market even with the trend of only one month’s worth of inventory
    What the new construction data says about the change in momentum in the market
    The indicator that new construction is going to be strong throughout the rest of 2022
    Why the review deadlines trend is cooling now that demand is cratering
    Why buyers are going all-in for larger yards and more square footage
    The post-Covid trend toward buying in the commercial space
    How the great resignation drove the MLS subscriber number to an all-time high
    What will happen to a broker’s bottom line when the number of listings per subscriber resets
    How artificial intelligence is helping to find errors in the RMLS
    How the value of an RMLS subscription increases in a tight real estate market
    Connect with Kurt Regional Multiple Listing Service (RMLS)
    Kurt von Wasmuth on LinkedIn
    Connect with Joe Soldera Properties
    Joe on LinkedIn
    Connect with Steve Steve’s Team at Premiere Property Group
    Steve on LinkedIn
    Resources PDX Real Estate 122: A Conversation With RMLS CEO Kurt Von Wasmuth

    • 1 hr 4 min
    PDX Real Estate 143: The Best of Masters in Real Estate – April/May Edition

    PDX Real Estate 143: The Best of Masters in Real Estate – April/May Edition

    On May 11, a federal judge permanently blocked Oregon’s ban on ‘love letters,’ calling it a violation of homebuyers’ First Amendment rights. And most REALTORS are glad that the ‘love letter’ is still an option.
    But what does this mean in practice? How do brokers plan to leverage ‘love letters’ moving forward? And what can real estate professionals do to promote fair housing and help prevent the discrimination the ban was supposed to address?
    On this episode of the Portland Real Estate Podcast, cohosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar dig into the top posts in the Masters in Real Estate Facebook group over the last couple of months, beginning with the ruling on the ‘love letter’ ban and how these personal messages can be used appropriately.
    Joe and Steve share their take on the controversy over CC-ing another agent’s transaction coordinator and what’s behind the trend to ask about pending listings prices.
    Listen in for insight around the ongoing fight for public access to Oswego Lake and learn what to expect from the current market correction—and what steps you can take to be inflation-proof.
    Key Takeaways How Oregon’s ‘love letter’ ban was permanently blocked
    What made the ‘love letter’ ban an overreach and why it wouldn’t prevent discrimination
    How brokers might approach ‘love letter’s’ moving forward
    The controversy over being asked to CC another agent’s transaction coordinator on emails
    How to ensure that your TC and everyone on your team is included in email communication
    What’s behind the trend to ask about pending listings prices
    When you should and shouldn’t reveal the price a seller accepted
    How to offer guidance for comps without giving away the price of a pending listing
    The ongoing fight for public access to Oswego Lake
    What public access to Oswego Lake would mean for homeowners
    The market correction we’re experiencing now and what kind of inventory increase we can expect
    What steps you can take as a REALTOR to be inflation-proof
    Connect with Joe Soldera Properties
    Joe on LinkedIn
    Connect with Steve Steve’s Team at Premiere Property Group
    Steve on LinkedIn
    Resources Masters in Real Estate Facebook Group
    Oregon’s ‘Love Letter’ Ban
    Total Real Estate’s Challenge of the ‘Love Letter’ Ban
    ‘Judge Permanently Blocks Ban on Homebuyer Love Letters’ in The Seattle Times
    Heather Robbins, Brittany Gibbs and Kim Gellatly on PDX Real Estate EP142
    ‘Judge Paves Way for Greater Public Access to Oswego Lake’ on OPB

    • 1 hr 12 min
    PDX Real Estate 142: Panel Discussion - The Effect of Rising Interest Rates on Buyers and Sellers in Today’s Real Estate Market

    PDX Real Estate 142: Panel Discussion - The Effect of Rising Interest Rates on Buyers and Sellers in Today’s Real Estate Market

    According to CNBC, today, buyers are paying 37% more for their payments on the same house because of a combination of higher interest rates and higher housing prices over last year. Diana Olick, CNBC Real Estate Correspondent says although closings and pendings have not changed, lockbox activity is down by 19% nationally for the month, an indicator that things are changing.
    With inflation the highest it’s been since 1981, we’re seeing interest rates back up to where they were in 2009.

    So how are these higher rates affecting the real estate market?
    Brittany Gibbs is the Principal Broker at Move Real Estate with 25 people at her Brokerage and 15 team members. She’s been in the real estate industry for eight years and is the mother of two little boys ages four and five.  
    Heather Robbins has been selling real estate for approximately 20 years. She owns Robbins Realty Group, a small boutique brokerage in her hometown of West Linn with her mother, who has been her partner and mentor in the business from the beginning.
    Kim Gellatly got her real estate license right out of college. She’s been selling real estate for 18 years and is the Principal Real Estate Broker at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices with three buyer specialists on her team and much support as a mom and business owner.
    On this episode of the Portland Real Estate Podcast, Brittany, Heather, and Kim join hosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar to share their personal experiences with buyer and seller reactions to the rising interest rates.

    Listen in for insight into how each member of our panel is going the extra mile to serve their clients through creative strategies to help them realize their dreams of homeownership while managing expectations on both sides.
    Key Takeaways How the higher interest rates are making it harder for buyers with more competition and less inventory
    How to help first time and lower price point buyers through creative financing options
    How to manage expectations for buyers who are seeing a decline in offers
    How the increase in interest rates has increased communication between industry partners
    How each member of our panel is meeting the challenge of the new market head on
    Why our panel members are optimistic about the real estate market for the rest of 2022 and beyond
    Connect with Brittany Gibbs Brittany Gibbs on LinkedIn
    Move Real Estate
    Connect with Heather Robbins Heather Robbins on LinkedIn
    Robbins Realty Group
    Connect with Kim Gellatly Kim Gellatly on LinkedIn
    Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
    Connect with Joe Soldera Properties
    Joe on LinkedIn
    Connect with Steve Steve’s Team at Premiere Property Group
    Steve on LinkedIn
    Resources Here’s How Much the Same Mortgage Costs Now, Compared to Last Year by Mike Winters, on CNBC
    The Price of a Home Sold in March Set a Record, as Inventory Dwindled and Sales Fell by Diana Olick on CNBC
    Masters in Real Estate Facebook Group

    • 1 hr 11 min
    PDX Real Estate 141: Mark Aalto on Why Interest Rates Are on the Rise

    PDX Real Estate 141: Mark Aalto on Why Interest Rates Are on the Rise

    A lot is happening in the world right now. The bond market took a dive, interest rates are rising, inflation is prominent, gas prices are up, and there’s a war in Europe.
    All of these things are interconnected, so how are they going to affect the real estate market going forward?
    Mark Aalto is a lender and economic forecaster who gives great insight into things that are commonly known among lenders, but might be new, helpful information to realtors. On this episode of the Portland Real Estate Podcast, Mark joins cohosts Steve Nassar and Joe Fustolo to discuss the current market and his predictions for the rest of 2022.
    Mark shares his perspectives on current events in the real estate industry, how the stock and bond markets affect interest rates, and how the industry is accounting for an appraisal gap in the homebuying process.
    Listen in for insight on why interest rates stayed low throughout the pandemic and have now increased significantly since the start of the year.
    Key Takeaways Why the stock and bond markets heavily dictate financing rates
    How financing rates have increased significantly since the beginning of 2022
    How rates have fluctuated with the stock market throughout the Covid-19 pandemic
    Why Mark would rather do purchases than refinancings with his customers
    Mark’s perspective on the current state of the bond market and how it is affecting interest rates
    Mark’s predictions of what rates will look like throughout the rest of 2022
    Mark’s experience with loan programs and why they are typically underwhelming
    Why buyers cannot get recast for government loans and need to go directly through the lender
    The details of a federal judge recently blocking the new Oregon law banning “love letters” from prospective homebuyers and what that means for the future of the buyer/realtor relationship
    Mark’s perspective on the appraisal system and how the industry is accounting for an appraisal gap
    Connect with Mark Mark on LinkedIn
    Mark on Facebook
    Mark on Twitter
    Mark’s Team on Advantage Mortgage
    Connect with Joe
    Soldera Properties

    Joe on LinkedIn

    Connect with Steve
    Steve’s Team at Premiere Property Group

    Steve on LinkedIn

    Resources USA Today: Federal Judge Blocks Oregon Law Banning ‘Love Letters’ From Homebuyers Over First Amendment Rights

    • 56 min
    PDX Real Estate 140: Justin Stoddart on Differentiating Your Business in the Real Estate Market

    PDX Real Estate 140: Justin Stoddart on Differentiating Your Business in the Real Estate Market

    Nowadays, there are tons of people in the real estate business. Whether you’re an agent for a large company, small company, or own your own real estate business, it’s important to stand out from the crowd. The truth is that everybody wants to stand out, but not everybody will put in the effort to do it. Justin Stoddart is a real estate coach, podcast host, author, and speaker. He also serves as Founder and CEO of Portland-based company Think Bigger, where they help real estate professionals build successful businesses. On this episode of the Portland Real Estate Podcast, Justin joins cohosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar to discuss his book The Upstream Model and how real estate professionals can pursue a life of success AND significance.
    Justin shares various ways agents can provide value to their clients, the importance of delegation, and how agents can differentiate themselves within the market.
    Listen in to learn Justin’s 5 steps for building your business with the Upstream Model.
    Key Takeaways Justin’s background flipping homes and entering the real estate world
    Benefits of being an independent real estate industry coach
    Why great leadership is the highest form of sales
    Current challenges and opportunities in the Portland real estate market and the future of the market
    How an agent’s mindset can be a great differentiator in the market
    The relationship-based business of real estate and what agents can do to set themselves apart
    The importance of delegation
    The benefits of managing your time by prioritizing customers that will bring you most of your revenue
    The difference between a referral partner and a referral source
    Why you should run your business as if it is large, regardless of its current size
    How consistent communication is key to add value to your clients and stand out
    How to be seen as MORE than just a real estate agent
    Justin’s 5 steps for building the Upstream Model
    Why it is important to pay attention to who you surround yourself with.
    Connect with Justin Justin on LinkedIn
    Justin on Instagram
    Justin on Youtube
    Justin’s Website
    Work with Justin
    Connect with Joe
    Soldera Properties

    Joe on LinkedIn

    Connect with Steve
    Steve’s Team at Premiere Property Group

    Steve on LinkedIn

    Resources Podcast: Think Bigger Real Estate Show
    The Upstream Model by Justin Stoddart
    The Challenger Sale: Taking Control of the Customer Conversation by Matthew Dixon and Brent Adamson
    Uncopyable: How to Create an Unfair Advantage Over Your Competition by Steve Miller

    • 58 min
    PDX Real Estate 139: James Lee on Problem Solving as a Paraplegic REALTOR

    PDX Real Estate 139: James Lee on Problem Solving as a Paraplegic REALTOR

    It’s easy to focus on our deficiencies. To wish we had more going for us or blame the market for the fact that our numbers are low. But what if we focused less on what we lack and more on solving the problems in front of us?
    James Lee got his real estate license in 2010 and was doing well. And then he suffered an injury that left him paralyzed.

    How did he get back into real estate after the accident? How does he navigate being paraplegic and running The JL Real Estate Group?

    On this episode of the Portland Real Estate Podcast, James joins cohosts Joe Fustolo and Steve Nassar to share what happened the day of his injury and discuss the health complications he faced in the months that followed.

    James describes the obstacles he faces on a day-to-day basis, explaining how he relies on technology to do his work as an agent and what he does when a home is not wheelchair accessible.

    Listen in for insight on why James’ client relationships are better now than before the injury and learn what we can do as a real estate community to support people with mobility issues.

    Key Takeaways
    How James’ experience as a contractor helped him succeed early in his real estate career

    The injury that paralyzed James 8 years ago and the complications he faced in the months that followed

    What it was like to return home after 6 months in the hospital and rehab

    How the real estate community rallied around James after his injury

    Why James says being in a wheelchair helped his career and what he does when a home is not wheelchair accessible 

    How James relies on technology to do his work as an agent

    The biggest obstacles James faces on a day-to-day basis

    What James is doing to raise money for a nonprofit that serves people with disabilities

    Why James is an advocate for Homes for Heroes

    How the typical client reacts to James’ situation and why he says his client relationships are better now than before the injury

    What the real estate community can do to help people with mobility issues

    Connect with James
    The James Lee Group

    The James Lee Group on Facebook

    Connect with Joe
    Soldera Properties

    Joe on LinkedIn

    Connect with Steve
    Steve’s Team at Premiere Property Group

    Steve on LinkedIn

    Resources
    Homes for Heroes

    Masters in Real Estate Facebook Group

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

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Always valuable content!

This is a great source of information for the PDX real estate market

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Great take on local issues

Fantastic podcast that can help you learn about critical real estate and land use issues in the Portland area. A must listen for anyone interested in these issues.

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Great Local Insight!

Love this podcast, I'm a real estate investor moving to Portland and love getting some detailed info from boots on the ground. Tucker and Steve sounds like a couple guys I could grab a beer with and talk about real estate for hours!

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