Blog Stories Yes Buyers, you can win in this market too!

Yes Buyers, you can win in this market too!

By Chad Meier, April 13, 2018

…with the right approach that is.

Ask anyone in my line of work, and they’ll likely have a few recent horror stories about buyer clients having had to submit 5 or more offers – sometimes way more – before they got under contract on a home. And boy did it feel good when they finally got their “win”! It can be heartbreaking, but it’s almost just accepted as the norm in this crazy Seller’s market we’re currently experiencing.

But does it have to be this way? My answer is a resounding NO (maybe not ;^)

Whether thru art, science, or sheer dumb luck on the part of their broker, my clients have have been beating the odds by a large factor. In fact, a quick look at the files shows that over the past 24 months, we’ve averaged a 1/1.73 win-loss ratio. That is, we’ve typically managed to get our “win” in under 2 attempts. No matter how you slice it, that ain’t too bad (all things considered).

Helping get that average down even lower are my recent clients Jake & Ulla. These nice folks just closed on a really sharp SW PDX home today (Friday the 13th). It was their 1st bid on a home in over 15 years. Couldn’t have happened for a nicer couple of people!

I’m often asked if the market is still really crazy? That obviously depends on what you’re trying to do, but my default answer is “It doesn’t have to be”.

Chad Meier


Hello, I’m Chad: Licensed Real Estate Broker, native Oregonian, photography aficionado, lover of old houses, friend to all animals, and powered by analytical data. As a member of the National, Oregon and Portland Metropolitan Associations of Realtors, I'm proud that my profession allows me to use the tools I've acquired over the past 20+ years (client advocacy, sales & marketing, conflict resolution, et al.) to help people on a daily basis. Bottom line… I love the work! Through personal experience, I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a business transaction; In fact, it can often be a life changing event! This is why I’m dedicated to providing exceptional service for my clients when it’s time for them to make their move. On the listing side; I believe that every home, no matter how modest or grand, deserves to make the best possible first impression on a would-be buyer. This is why I’m aligned with our area's preeminent independent real estate brokerage (Living Room Realty) to offer every property the most compelling & relevant marketing available. It also means that I’ll never represent your home online with a smartphone picture ;^) On the buying side; I personally work with every client - no handing you off to a junior team member of a team - to ensure that we work toward your goals together and don’t fall prey to some of the pitfalls that buyers can face in today's heavily weighted market. In short, I can help you win! Above all else, I pledge to be a strong advocate for my client’s interests and promise to work relentlessly to help them achieve their real estate goals. After all, I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. Speaking personally, I’ve been connected to this great city and its surrounding areas since childhood. Most recently, my family (wife Shawn, son Jakob, mother Glenna, and mutts Juno & Dizzy) have lived in the vibrant Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood for the past 14 years. When not at my desk or in the field helping clients, you’ll likely find me trying to capture a compelling scene behind my camera lens, playing basketball wherever I can find a pickup game, or combining these two passions by photographing my son’s high school basketball team in action (GO WARRIORS!). And on occasion, you may even find me at any number of our city's finer dining establishments, searching high and low for a bartender who knows the recipe for a perfect Roman Holiday ;^) Whether you have a plan to buy or sell (or simply need to develop one), please feel free to contact me. I look forward to understanding your goals and helping you achieve them! I can be reached at 503-709-9600 -or-
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