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Does it Really Matter Which Brokerage Your Agent is From?

By Melissa Dorman, November 8, 2019

We got the data for Living Room agents versus the market in 2018 versus 2019 results as a whole. The results were astounding!

Here are some stats:

1)Living Room agents did 4.7% more business since last year while the overall market did 4.6% less. That’s more than a 9% swing! The living room is grabbing market share!

2) Living Room ranked #1 for units sold of the offices in Portland. Interestingly, we only have 122 agents compared to our second-place rival, KW PDX Central, which has several hundred! When you hire a Living Room agent, you are hiring a top producer!

3) Living Room agents sell homes faster and for more! We sell on average 6.4% higher and have 25% fewer days on the market. Our median sold price is 11.6% higher!

4) We price right and earn our commission while making 1% more than the rest of the market in terms of list price and sold price!

So the next time you’re tempted to hire Redfin or any other budget listing agent, consider the true costs! They might be cheap to hire but you will net more money hiring a Living Room Agent!

As a wise person once said…. Don’t step over dollars to chase dimes.





Melissa Dorman

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Ten years ago, Melissa was living in a slum in Kolkata, India, helping over 200 women escape of sex-trafficking by providing alternative work at a social business. It was there she discovered her passion for financial education as a means of empowering people to move out of poverty. After graduating from UCLA with a Masters, Melissa spent 5 years working as a Social Worker; assisting clients facing homelessness, in jail, or at a psychiatric facility. As much as she loved the work, imagining saving for retirement on the meager salary of a social worker was becoming grim. That's when Melissa discovered "passive income." In no time, she fell in LOVE with real estate as a vehicle for wealth. Soon after, Melissa began locating off-market multi-family properties to purchase through creative financing strategies and win-win opportunities. Two years into investing, Melissa quit her day-job as a Social Worker to become a full time broker and investor. Initially she was drawn to people in difficult circumstances, so she developed extensive experience assisting families facing foreclosure, short sales, and probate. Melissa is well versed in helping her client's overcome complex real estate challenges. Currently Melissa is teamed up with Super Broker, Yascha Noonberg at Living Room Realty. Together they assist client's to achieve their real estate dreams, including how to strategically buy and sell a personal residence to maximize profits. Far from the slums of Kolkata, her greatest passion now is empowering other working professionals to develop passive forms of income through buying multi-family properties in Portland.
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