Thomas Wilser's Blog Posts

How Observant Are You?

How Observant Are You?⁣⁣I took over 700 public real estate broker property comments from our local RMLS system and created two word clouds.⁣⁣One was for December of 2021 and the other for

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The Internet of Things

Interview with an AI:   Episode 2   Internet of Things Tom: Callame, I heard your have been busy. Callame: As a language model, I don't have the ability to be

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It is All a Matter of Perspective

I once saw a bird up highand I began to wonder whyCould it because the view is the best?Or was it just a high flying test?Was it an Entrepreneur surveying the landCreating a bird's-eye business?

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Interview with an AI

Tom: Is it OK, if for conversational purposes I give you a name?Callame: Sure, you can give me a name if you’d like! Do you have a specific name in mind?Tom: Callame AICallame: Sure, you can

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Are People Still Buying Houses given High Interest Rates?

Looking at the Portland Vancouver metro area with homes that show a “pending” or offer accepoted date in November we find the answer is “Yes”!598 accepted an offer in the

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Average Home Sold Prices by Financing Type in Tigard Oregon

My name is Tom Wilser and I am with Premiere Property Group, LLC as a Principal Broker in Oregon and Managing Broker in Washington. I am also with Idaho Real Estate Company as an Associate Broker

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The Tale of 3 Houses

Can you put in order how fast each of these will sell and if a price reduction was needed?Harder still, with our slowing market, how long will it take to get an acceptable offer?A 4394 sq foot 6

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Recession? Depression? Neither? Both?

"Zillow Reports BIG Home Price Crash in 10 Cities (50% in One Year)"“Why You Should Be Concerned About The Next Economic Collapse”“Is the Housing Market Going to Crash?I always ask

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Gas Station Now Display Mortgage Rates

Driven by a gas station lately and read what has historically been called “gas prices”?I had spoken with a lender earlier in the day to see where interest rates where at and can you

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You Found What?

We live in a world where some people will tell you “What you see, is what you get”. I am sure this is nothing new to you but what you get, is also what you don’t see. 

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Do You Believe in Zombies?

Do You Believe in Zombies? Am I talking about already dead yet somehow alive corpses you see in the movies? No, but what I am talking about are what the Federal Reserve calls “firms

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Lessons From Hawaii

Lessons from Hawaii This is not so much about what we learned while we were in Hawaii, but what we learned while our daughter and her husband were in Hawaii. That means Patti and I watched

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What a Difference a Zip Code Can Make

Altos Research gives a detailed Market Action Report with charts and graphs that boils down to how much of a seller’s or buyer’s market we are in.  For context, as I understand

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Are You Noticing A Change in the Real Estate Market?

The big question we all want to know is “What is happening in the real estate market?” The answer is “Which ‘what’ are you referring to?” If you live in

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Are Things Looking Up?

Are Things Looking Up? More specifically, are you looking up? Andrew Huberman a Professor of Neurobiology at Stanford School of Medicine says that “when you get tired, your eyelids

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Cash Offers - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Cash offers always get accepted, correct? Sellers give a discount for cash offers, right? Is it also true that getting a cash offer is as good as heading to closing and transferring the

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Snuffed Out

The power went out and the flashlight batteries are dead. Get out those candles. Light amidst darkness. Over time the candles burn down and then, total darkness. Extinguished.

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FOMO - Do You have it?

FOMO driven Decisions If you are in business or marketing you have probably heard of the acronym:  FOMO It means “Finally One More Opportunity” correct? For many

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Spring and New Beginnings

My wife Patti and I enjoy walking. And as it turns out, it is supposed to be healthy for us as well. In the Pacific northwest, walking amidst the downpours and occasional flash floods is doable

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Is it true? Does Bad Luck Run in Threes

Like most things in life, maybe it depends on how you look at things. When I come across a challenge, I tell myself that this is really a personality test and how I respond will determine

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