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Cascade Sotheby's International Realty

If Your Listing Isn’t Getting the Attention You Wanted, Here’s a Few Tips to Try

There’s plenty of reasons a listing may not be getting offers in the first couple of months, but every home will eventually find a buyer that thinks “Wow!.. This home couldn’t be more perfect for me.” The issue could very well be that you are just waiting for that right buyer to start looking on the market! And it could be any day now. But since we’re sure you’re getting antsy about getting it sold, here are a few tricks to try.


 (Photo of 11100 NE Canyons Ranch Rd | Active Listing with the Deb Tebbs Group | MLS #201704635)


Listing Price

Yep.. We’re starting with the one thing you’ve already heard! Every agent will tell you that the most important factor in getting a home sold is pricing it correctly, and it may be time for your property to do a price reduction. If you lower the listing price to a completely different price bracket, you are going to reach an entirely new group of buyers who are desparately trying to find the right home. And for all you know, your right buyer is looking at price ranges just 20k underneath your price! If you’re able to lower it, even a small amount, it can make a big difference. If your home has been sitting on the market with the same price for months, all of the potential buyers in that price range are clearly looking at other homes. And most likely because your home is slightly overpriced.


Photos and Media

Take a look at your home on Zillow or any other real estate site it is posted to, and try to view it as if you were a potential buyer. Is the first picture appealing? Is it as appealing as the other similar homes on the market? Did your agent have an impressive video done? If there are other homes in the same price range as your home, but their marketing and advertising outshines yours, it may pull the attention away from yours. It could be time to get new photos taken or re-organize the photos you already have. The first 4-5 photos should be the most impressive but all the photos should have a really nice flow.


Necessary Repairs

Maintenance could also be another thing holding a buyer back from putting an offer in! If the home has been on the market during our exciting winter months in Central Oregon, it may have repair issues that have surfaced. Your right buyer may want to look at your home at any moment, and in that case, everything in the home needs your attention. Do all the windows open correctly? Does the heat turn on without issue? Is there any plumbing problems through out the house? Having an inspector come through can usually help you find some issues you may have never noticed yourself.


Marketing Your Home

How is your home being marketed to the public? If you have a unique home for a certain buyer, your marketing should tell the story of the home. If you have a very basic home and find it hard to stand out, try a more creative approach to advertising your home. If you’ve exhausted all of your options in trying to get an offer in, it may just be as simple as coming up with a new and better strategy.




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3 Central Oregon Homes on the Market That You’ll Instantly Fall in Love With

Regardless of if these homes fit your search criteria, it’s easy to fall in love with the design and lifestyle each one has to offer. Take a look for yourself!

  ~ Contemporary Home 10 Min. From Downtown Bend ~


Home offers the perfect escape from the tumult of everyday living. Entertain in newly remodeled gourmet kitchen & dining area. Enjoy floor-to-ceiling windows offering exceptional light with dramatic views of championship golf course. Unique details include Japanese soaking tub, walnut flooring, Shoji screen pocket doors. Awbrey Glen amenities are just a short walk, full service restaurant, walking paths, fitness & aquatic centers.

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  ~ Over 10 acres with stunning views of the Cascade Mountain Range, Smith Rocks and the Crooked River ~


The home is true to its design with classic renaissance architecture. Life at Ranch of the Canyons offers an equestrian stables, vineyard, hiking, fishing and many more of your desired outdoor activities. This is truly a unique opportunity!

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  ~ NW style estate in gated community with extraordinary finishes & 4 stories ~

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Exquisite home features living rm w/soaring beams & FP, great rm, loft w/guest suite & sitting rm, 2.5 utility rms, den/office, brkfst nook, formal dining & temp controlled wine rm. Indoor half-court basketball court, pool, 2 hot tubs, full turf sport court, putting green & water features. Attached 4 car & detached 3 car garage. Enjoy expansive Cascade Mtn Views.

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Cascade Sotheby’s CEO predicts biggest brokerages will survive next downturn


Deb Tebbs – CEO of Deb Tebbs Group

BEND, Ore. – What’s the key to success when it comes to selling your home, ranch or land in Central Oregon? It all comes down to choosing the right broker who is not only experienced but also has an attention to detail so that you can have confidence that your best interests are represented during every phase of the Real Estate transaction.

Thankfully, the Deb Tebbs Group continues to be a leader in the Central Oregon Real Estate market and has thrived following the last economic downturn.

In a recent interview with the Bend Bulletin, CEO Deb Tebbs discussed how she got started in Real Estate and how her attention to detail and commitment to excellence has paid off in here career.

Get To Know Deb Tebbs

Deb Tebbs built her career as a real estate broker by listing high-end homes in the Bend area, but her most memorable transaction involved a ranch in Eastern Oregon.

In 2009, a man looking to buy land contacted her from out of state, and she agreed to show him around. Tebbs didn’t know much about ranch land, but she didn’t let go of the opportunity, even after the search extended to Joseph.

“I go tour all the ranches there,” she recalled. “Learn about ranches; learn about cows; learn about hay; learn about everything.”

The client ended up buying a ranch in Colorado, but that wasn’t the end for Tebbs.

One of the ranch owners was so impressed with her work on behalf of the potential buyer, she said, that he decided to list his property with her.

“So, that was a $30 million transaction,” Tebbs said. “And the reason why I got it is that I just was not afraid to go learn about it, was not afraid to go do it. Fear is a thing that holds back most people.”

The ranch owner also saw the marketing value of listing with a nationally branded franchise, Tebbs said, and that’s why she’d brought the Sotheby’s International Realty franchise to Bend in 2006. Tebbs said recognition of the Sotheby’s brand among California buyers helped build her brokerage, Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, into Central Oregon’s largest by annual transaction volume.

Cascade Sotheby’s brokers handled more than $1 billion in transactions last year, and about $700 million of that was in Central Oregon, the firm said. The next-largest local firm, Coldwell Banker Morris, had $363.6 million in transactions last year, according to Central Oregon Association of Realtors.

Source – Bend Bulletin

Sell Your Home 

To get started with selling your home in Bend, or elsewhere in Central Oregon, contact the Deb Tebbs Group today by calling us at (541) 323-4823 or click here.


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