Kudos to Lorre Jaffe, elected CCAR Director for 2012

Lorre Jaffe

Lorre Jaffe, Designated Broker & Longview Branch Manager

Lorre, the Designated Broker and Branch Manager of the Prudential Northwest Properties Longview office, was elected to one of two Director positions on the Cowlitz County Association of REALTORS Board of Directors for 2012.

Congratulations on your new leadership position, Lorre! We appreciate your efforts to give back to our industry and we’re proud you represent Prudential Northwest Properties.


Western Region of U.S. Leads In Sales Activity

The National Association of Realtors® is reporting the Western region of the United States continues to lead the rest of the country with the highest level of real estate activity for pending sale contracts. This is good news for Oregon and Washington residents as we head into the busy Fall season. Pending home sales were up almost 14.4% across the country in July 2011 compared to the same time period a year ago.

 

Is this positive news for the real estate market and a sign of things possibly turning around?

Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist, said “The market can easily move into a healthy expansion if mortgage underwriting standards return to normalcy. We also need to be mindful that not all sales contracts are leading to closed existing-home sales. Other market frictions need to be addressed, such as assuring that proper comparables are used in appraisal valuations, and streamlining the short sales process.”

To read the full report from the National Association of Realtors®, CLICK HERE.

 

 


Prudential Pacific Properties, welcome to the Prudential Northwest Properties family

We’re proud to announce our merger with Florence-based Prudential Pacific Properties,  a market leader on the central Oregon coast.

“I am so pleased to have Mike and Miriam and their wonderful brokers join Prudential Northwest Properties,” said Bert Waugh, Jr. “I’ve had the pleasure of knowing the Cocciolo’s for nearly 15 years, and both of our companies share the same core values and culture, along with an ongoing commitment to exceptional customer service, so it’s a great match for everyone.”

Florence, Oregon

Prudential Pacific Properties co-owner Mike Cocciolo adds, “Miriam and I have been considering for some time how to take our company and our agents to the next level. Over the last twenty years we’ve built a strong reputation in the market, but we wanted to bring even more value to our agents and their clients, and we’re confident that merging with Prudential Northwest Properties will provide the means for us to do that. Our agents will now have access to a state of the art technology platform and some additional business tools that will really set them apart in the marketplace and help them deliver an even greater level of service to their clients.”

Prudential Pacific Properties will continue operating under its highly regarded name and the current management team will remain in place. The company will operate under the ownership of Prudential Northwest Properties, but from a public perspective, there will not be noticeable change. The 16 member office will remain located at 1875 Highway 101 in Florence, and continue serving the coastal area from Newport to Coos Bay and east to Eugene.

To everyone at Prudential Pacific Properties, welcome aboard … we’re glad you’re here!


Our Hillsboro branch: designed for progressive real estate professionals

The newly relocated and redesigned Hillsboro branch office is now complete and the new office is spectacular!

Stop by 1925 NW Amberglen Parkway in Hillsboro and see for yourself. Branch Manager George Huertas and the Hillsboro team are working on plans for an upcoming Open House … stay tuned for details!

Take a Virtual Tour of the new Hillsboro Office


Dale Chumbley: 100 Most Infulential Real Estate Leaders of 2010!

Columbia Tech Center’s Dale Chumbley made The Inman 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders of 2010 list for his blogging and social media expertise! Dale is in great company … others on the Inman 100 list include Prudential Real Estate and Relocation Services president Earl Lee, Economist Robert Shiller, FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd (Conn.), U.S. Congressman Barney Frank (Mass.), Fannie Mae President Michael Williams, RISMedia Founder John Featherston, Washington Post Columnist Kenneth Harney and Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark.

Congratulations, Dale! We’re proud to have you on the Prudential Northwest Properties team!


Come to Our Clackamas Grand Opening!

Andrew Nordby wields the scissors at the new Clackamas branch ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Everyone’s invited to the ribbon cutting ceremony at our new Clackamas branch on Friday, December 17th at 9:00am! Join Branch Manager David J. Tangvald, GRI, and the Clackamas team as they welcome the North Clackamas Chamber of Commerce and officially celebrate the opening of their new office at 12050 SE Stevens Road, Suite #100. Please stop by!


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.


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