Blog Stories 'The' Market vs. Your Market

‘The’ Market vs. Your Market

By Andy Meeks, February 8, 2018

While all of the stats in this graphic represent ‘the Portland market’, everyone really operates within their own personal market. And those are typically different from what you see here and read about in the news.

As a buyer, your unique needs, capacities, timing, risk tolerance, home improvement desires, neighborhoods and overall flexibility are the defining features of your market. And as a seller, going to market at the right time of year, making an informed decision on listing price, prepping your home correctly, and choosing a talented real estate broker can help you outperform market averages, reduce days on the market and maximize money in your pocket.

While ‘the Portland market’ is no doubt competitive, by having a clear grasp of your factors and a plan built for your success, you can and will be able to succeed as a buyer or a seller. This is the perfect time of year to start that planning process by consulting various professionals like accountants, financial planners, mortgage brokers and real estate brokers.

Let me know if I can help you identify your market and build your plan for success.


Please contact me any time, and with any questions. I’m always available for a phone call or a cup of coffee to learn about how I can help.

Andy Meeks

Licensed Oregon Broker

My clients are always my top priority, and my singular focus is to help them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. This is the intention I set every day, and how I define success. As a trained and licensed attorney, I lead with a sharp attention to detail, a keen ear and focused voice, and an unwavering commitment to integrity, transparency and responsiveness. I’m a passionate advocate and I thrive when helping others succeed, and I’m always available to connect over a cup of coffee to learn how I can help make good things happen. Read my client reviews here. The choice to become a real estate broker was a joyful combination of two very different careers. Prior to moving to Portland in 2008, I was an environmental and title closing attorney in Massachustts. Since then, I've served as a program manager and fundraising professional for Portland-based non-profit organizations Friends of Trees, The Freshwater Trust and Ecotrust. While not scouting homes and helping clients, you can find me riding and racing bicycles, digging in the garden, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, and exploring the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Please let me know how I can help you or someone you know. Thank you!
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Andy Meeks

Licensed Oregon Broker

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