Prudential Northwest Properties receives Corporate Philanthropy Award

It’s a proud day for all of us at Prudential Northwest Properties!

In recognition of our charitable giving and community support, we received a Corporate Philanthropy Award from The Portland Business Journal today! Prudential Northwest Properties ranks in the top five of Oregon’s most generous medium-sized companies.

A sincere thank you to everyone on the Prudential team for your big hearts and continuous efforts to help those less fortunate, especially during challenging economic times. And special thanks to Bert Waugh Jr, for your leadership and compassion … you are an inspiration to us all.

Prudential Northwest Properties President Bert Waugh Jr on a trip to Uganda with Medical Teams International


Pru NW tapped for a Corporate Philanthropy Award!

Great news … the philanthropic efforts of our company are being recognized with a Corporate Philanthropy Award from the Portland Business Journal! 

We’re proud of everyone in the Pru NW family for your commitment to giving back to the communities in which we live, supporting Transitional Youth, and making Prudential Northwest Properties a company we’re all proud to represent.

Kudos to Bert Waugh Jr. for his leadership, his vision and his passion for helping others. Bert, thank you for creating a culture of caring that runs so deeply throughout our company. Prudential Northwest Properties rocks!!


Prudential ranked highest among Home Sellers in J.D. Power and Associates Report!

Prudential Real Estate Ranked Highest in Overall Satisfaction for Home Sellers Among National Full Service Real Estate Firms by J.D. Power and Associates!

This is the second time in three years we’ve earned this distinction, and Prudential is the only brokerage network in the nation to improve in home-seller satisfaction in 2010.

 

This distinction comes on the heels of additional great news from our Relocation Division.  Trippel Survey & Research LLC, a customer satisfaction research company specializing in relocation data, ranked Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services first among several of the largest firms providing relocation services in its 16thannual Nationwide Relocation Survey.  And earlier this year, PRERS ranked first in overall satisfaction in Trippel Survey & Research’s sixth annual Relocation Managers’ Survey on International Policy and Services Providers’ Performance.

We’re proud of our affiliation with the Prudential brand and of the great service we deliver. Ranking highest in the nation in seller satisfaction shows our clients appreciate and acknowledge our skill, expertise and service. Coupled with our tremendously high QSC ratings, this proves Prudential Northwest Properties continues to exceed expectations and provide the greatest value and service in the industry.


Prudential Northwest Properties agents recognized as “The Best in the Business” in North America!

Quality Service Certification, Inc. recently ranked 26 Prudential Northwest Properties real estate professionals as “The Best in the Business” in North America for delivering superior service and achieving the highest client satisfaction rankings possible.

Congratulations to the following agents recognized for providing exceptional service:

Anita Cassarino, Hillsboro

Anne Meinert, Newberg

Bonnie Drake, Sandy

David Somerville, Lake Oswego

Debbie Deymonaz, Lake Oswego

Diana Requa, Clark County NW

Fran Brown, Clark County NW

Gregg Bates, Lake Oswego

Jessica Eisenhauer, Columbia Tech Center

Karen Gibbons, Hillsboro / Clark County NW

Kathie Bagley, Clackamas / Columbia Tech Center

Kathy Dessimoz, Columbia Tech Center

Keith Anderson, Columbia Tech Center

Kim Dittler, Lake Oswego

Kirsten Kaufman, Metro

L. J. Thomas, Canby

Laura Oviatt, Sherwood

Linda Davis, Hillsboro

Linda Terhaar, West Portland

Linsey Macy, Newberg

Lorin Karge, Hillsboro

Mary Jo Williams, Lake Oswego

Mervin Calverley, Columbia Tech Center

Molly Hruska, Scappoose

Peter Dalgaard, Lake OswegoQSC, quality service

Rod Rice, Columbia Tech Center

You exemplify outstanding service and we’re proud you represent Prudential Northwest Properties!

To see all of our agents’ QSC ratings and read their client comments, please click here.


Home buyers win more time to claim tax credit

Good news! President Obama signed into law a three-month extension on the deadline for home buyers to obtain a federal home buyer tax credit of up to $8,000.

Eligible taxpayers who contracted to buy a home, qualifying for the first-time home buyer tax credit before the end of April 2010, now have until September 30, 2010 to close the deal. To be eligible, buyers need to be in a binding contract that was in place by April 30.


Jason Waugh shares his thoughts on local market recovery

Jason Waugh

Jason, our COO and Lake Oswego branch manager, shares his perspective on the real estate market recovery in this article in Community Newspaper’s “A Salute to the American Home” special publication. Like many local real estate professionals, Jason believes the market has probably hit bottom as a whole and we’ll see a very gradual recovery.

Click here to read the article.


Local home sales surge in March

Portland area home sales shot up in March, driven in part by a federal tax credit worth up to $8,000 to first-time buyers and $6,500 to move-up buyers.

There were nearly 52 percent more sales in March than a year ago and a whopping 77.2 percent more sales than in February, according to Regional Multiple Listing Service figures released Friday.

Compared to a year ago, pending sales increased 46.7 percent and new listings increased 35.3 percent.

The inventory of unsold homes dropped to 7.8 months from 12.9 months in February and 12 months a year ago. The figure refers to the amount of time it takes to clear out the inventory of unsold homes at the current pace of sales. A six-month level is considered healthy.

The inventory of houses for sale in Clark County dropped substantially in March as home sales improved, according to Portland-based RMLS. A 7.7-month supply of homes was listed in March, which was down from an 11.6-month supply in February

Local real estate agents attribute the shrinking inventory to higher demand for houses, as first-time and move-up home buyers rush to take advantage of low mortgage interest rates and tax credits set to expire April 30.

According to RMLS, when comparing the week of April 5 – April 11 with the week prior, the number of times an RMLS subscriber opened a Supra lockbox increased 33% in Washington and 26.6% in Oregon. Activity is on the rise as we move into the Spring season.


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