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Real Estate Trends in Pleasant Hill and Beyond

Sep 30, 2018 09:14PM ● By Don and Norma Flaskerud

Norma Flaskerud

The Business of Real Estate

By Norma Flaskerud


We are in the business of real estate.  In that business we represent home sellers as they prepare and stage their homes for market and help them price their homes to sell for top dollar in the market! We help buyers find the best homes money can buy to meet their needs.


We follow the sale from implementation to closing and see that timelines are followed, disclosures are written and shared, and inspections are done in a timely fashion. We oversee repairs and recommend tradesmen.  We counsel and advise on what is money well spent in fixing up a house (or not).


We recommend paint colors, countertops, appliances, floor coverings, and light fixtures. We bring a team together as needed: stager, painting contractor, termite inspector/repair, home inspector, roof inspector, HVAC inspector, drainage/foundation engineers, flooring contractor -- whatever is needed to make the home sale smooth and professional for both the seller and the buyer. And we do all of that with enthusiasm and calmness, guiding our clients with a steady hand.


But one thing we can’t do is use a crystal ball! Last month I predicted I would know the current state of the market by mid-September: would it still be going up, leveling off, or would prices be dropping? I still can’t say!  Sure, it’s not the super crazy seller’s market of last March, but inventory is still somewhat tight, and buyers will often bid against each other for a really great house, yet many sellers are facing price adjustments to get their home sold. Let’s let this unfold, give it more time.


Thanks to my friends who invited me to a wedding in Des Moines, Iowa, I just want to mention Des Moines/West Des Moines is booming, with new growth, new shopping centers, and big time “newness” everywhere I looked!


Last but not least, Re/Max Today (the Flaskerud owned franchise) has merged into Re/Max Accord, a large regional company. The Flaskerud Team (Erik and I) are excited to continue offering the great service and professionalism of the Re/Max brand with a strong brokerage behind us!  Our Pleasant Hill office remains open; drop by 367 Civic Drive, Suite 7, Pleasant Hill.  Call us at 925-338-2980 or Email me at [email protected].






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