Monthly Archives: March 2011

The Seller Holds the Key

  Don’t Upset The Seller

Yes, we all know it is a “buyer’s market”. That doesn’t mean that buyers can expect to walk all over the seller. Buyers should consult with their Realtor when preparing to make an offer. Together, they need to discuss a strategy that will be the most effective way to get the best deal. Buyers should remember that the seller  makes the decision on whether or not to sell. This can be an emotional decision, so it is best to avoid ticking them off. Also, the purchase strategy will vary depending on whether the property is distressed, non-distressed or a bank owned. In all cases, buyers should have a “win-win” mind set if they want to succeed in getting as many concessions as possible from the transaction.

This article written by Tara-Nichole Nelson of is excellent. Check it out: 5 Things Home Buyers Do That Turn Sellers Off Tara points out some important things that buyers should avoid if they want to have a successful home purchase.

This may be the most powerful time ever in our lifetime to buy a home.  If you have the desire, and it makes good financial sense to buy…go for it. If you are not sure whether you should buy or if you would qualify, contact me and I will put you in touch with a recommended financial planner and/or mortgage brokerThen, when you are ready to make an offer on the home or investment property of your dreams, work WITH the seller, not against.

All my best,     Kevin   and

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“Real Estate Today” Radio Program a Success

Real Estate Today, a national radio show produced by NAR (National Association of Realtors), is now the fastest-growing real estate show in the nation. Since its debut in February 2009, it has expanded to nearly 100 stations across the United States, including WABC in New York, KABC in Los Angeles, WBAP in Dallas, KSFO in San Francisco, and its flagship station, WMAL in Washington, DC.

The show also airs nationwide on XM Satellite Radio, and worldwide at  Visit the site any time to listen to current or past programs. Listeners can also subscribe to the program on iTunes, where it can be transferred to iPods, iPhones, MP3 players, and other digital listening devices. Coincidentily, you can access the program at 

The show is enjoyable and covers the most current real estate topics as well as interviews with leaders in the real estate and related industries. 

 Of course, Real Estate Today is merely an embellishment to your regular helping of FRESH BLOGLol… Have a great rest of the week!  ~  Kevin

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Ho Hum…Hollywood is Calling

2 Kool 4 Skool

My clients and I were pin-pointed to be the stars of an upcoming episode (#5210) of the House Hunters television show. House Hunters is the number 1 most watched show on HGTV. I would like to think that we were chosen because of MY superior real estate knowledge, skills, customer service and incredible amount of…well….savy. The truth is, my buyer client’s teenager wanted to be on the show, so he called them up and somehow got us all on!

Apparantly, the HH production company loved the idea that my clients (Chrissy, Jason & Josiah) are a rock & roll family that is ready to buy their very first home. All three of them are cheerful, fun, youthful and HIP! Chrissy and Jason are recently married. Jason is an over-the-top talented guitarist, singer songwriter and local performer. Chrissy is also a talented singer as well as a professional occupational therapist for the Portland school district. Teenager Josiah is simply way too intelligent and witty for his own britches. Oh, and he also is a budding rock drummer.

So why does this show need me, you ask? Ah ha!…well…they need someone to open up the houses for them, don’t they?   🙂 When the producer called, I told her I would expect ONLY yellow M&M’s and my own seperate dressing room, but she didn’t laugh. Maybe she’d heard that one before?

Stay tuned to Fresh Blog and I will announce the air date when I find out. It should be next fall or winter. In the meantime, here is a link to the House Hunters website where you can watch a few episodes: House Hunters on HGTV

If I can help you or anyone you know that is ready to buy or sell, you better refer them to me soon…before I become too famous.

All my best,

Kevin Gorman  and

GORMAN-ROSS Real estate Network

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