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Leaves, Leaves Everywhere!

By Sharon Bloudek, November 4, 2019

November is Here!

Is there anything more satisfying than a raked pile of leaves? Another season always means another chance at renewal, or change. Included below is my list of Fall (and pre-winter) focused “outdoor to-do”. This will help you prepare your home to maintain your investment, or if you are ready to list your home on the market.  If you’d like some insights on the market, or your home, feel free to call me at 503-701-1000.


Ready, Set, Action, Fall!

-Take a survey of the exterior of your home to include your roof shingles, flashing, gutters, downspouts, chimney, siding and trim. Discuss with your Realtor an approach to home projects prior to selling your home. Realtors offer experience that will make your efforts more effective.

-Note possible projects you can do in your yard, driveway and garden, and plan accordingly. Make sure to prioritize projects that add value or eliminate hazards. Remember to winterize your watering systems and faucets.

-Schedule heating unit service, replace or add lighting, and change out filters. This is a good time to consider energy efficiency, earthquake preparedness, and security. Begin a simple savings plan to meet your goals, or to replace items with limited lifespans- so you can be pro-active rather than reactive when they break down.

-Invest in decluttering, skills and new tools. Find DIY and gardening education in your area, and take advantage of your community’s plant exchanges and tool-sharing. Declutter/sell/replace broken machines and tools, and make piles for donation, recycling centers, and upcoming events. Search online or call Metro at 503-234-3000 for more info and locations to recycle/dispose of items, including old paints and other hazardous waste. Returning to a decluttered house after a trip to the dump/donation center can be very satisfying! (A new ergonomic rake can be game-changing!)

-Get recommendations and call the experts you need as soon as possible to get on their schedule. Ask if you can see samples, or examples of their work if possible, or can call their clients prior to hiring them.

Sharon Bloudek


Sharon was recently recognized as the #1 Individual Agent in the #1 Real Estate office in the State of Oregon. Recognized as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon for 9 years. Sharon has been named top 1% in the RMLS, and has been a member of PMAR's Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Level. Also a Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor and a Zillow Premiere Agent. Having lived both in the city & the suburbs, she is a great resource for relocation clients. She has worked extensively with first time home buyers & first time home sellers, upsizers, downsizers and investors. She also has experience in multi-family units, plexes, and timberland. She is the third generation in her family to be in the real estate business. Sharon graduated from the University of Oregon with a MBA in Marketing & International Business, and from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Business Management. She lives in SW Portland with her husband and three kids and enjoys volunteering in the community. She is a proud supporter of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, being a former Jesuit Volunteer in Woodburn, Oregon as well as a previous Board Member. She loves hiking, traveling and going to the beach. Basketball and softball were her favorite sports to play, and while she never played soccer - her husband and kids do - and now she appreciates the beautiful game. Sharon would love the opportunity to work with you!
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