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Tips for Beginning Your Search Online

By Tosha Reinmiller, October 23, 2019

Hunting for a new home online is a great place to start your search, but it should not be your end all be all. Good listing agents are excellent at highlighting the best features of the home, but keep in mind there may be more than meets the eye. To make the most of your time and efforts and gather a well-rounded picture of home listings online, keep the following three things in mind.

  1. Stay up to date. When you start your search, make sure you find a site that pulls up-to-date listings directly from the multiple listing service (MLS) where real estate agents actively post their most current homes for sale. Many online resources update less often or fail to remove listings that are off the market, making it more difficult to sort through the clutter.
  2. Pictures can be deceiving. Real estate photographers are experts at showing a home in the best possible light. Many use tools and strategies to boost appeal, such as a fish-eye lens to make areas look larger and creative editing to make colors and textures really pop. But, often listings will not contain photos of unappealing parts of the home, like small closets or outdated bathrooms.
  3. See it to believe it. Once you find what appears to be your dream home online, call up your real estate agent and schedule a showing. You want to take the opportunity to vet the home in person and explore every part of it before beginning the offer process. Your real estate agent will help you cover all your bases and will ask questions you may not have thought of.

And finally if you have any questions or request for additional information, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Tosha Reinmiller

Principal Broker | OR

She/Her

ABOUT TOSHA Tosha specializes in the coastal communities of Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Nehalem, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Rockaway Beach and the surrounding areas in Tillamook County. In 2014, she jointly opened the Living Room Realty office in Manzanita, Oregon, with the desire to bring strong company values and culture to her clients at the coast. She understands the importance of client relationships and services. With a design background, she has always been drawn to strong marketing aesthetic and appreciates the value of it. Skills that she possesses, but not limited to—ability to multi-task, great listening skills, drive, detailed-oriented, organized, knowledge of diverse design and aesthetics—are priceless when working as a REALTOR®. For years she worked as an Interior Designer, most recently at Group Mackenzie — she traveled and lived internationally, where she was able to grow creatively. Using her experience as an Interior Designer has prepared her for the various facets of the real estate profession.Embracing modern methods and coupled with a business model grown organically from referrals and past clients allows Tosha to focus her time with clients to help them reach their goals. TOSHA'S APPROACH Tosha's approach to real estate is straight forward: She treats others as she would like to be treated. One question she continually asks herself is: "Is this in the best interest of my client?" Tosha aims to serve the buyers and sellers in Manzanita and surrounding communities with integrity, excellence and honest representation. She prides herself on creating and cultivating lifelong relationships with clients and becoming a resource within the community for years to come.Her goal is to help her clients achieve their real estate goals without taking shortcuts. She is sensitive to a client's unique needs and spends most of day getting to know them and making sure everyone is on the same page with what is most important to them. Tosha strives to provide high-standards for service in terms of timely response, professional behavior, and the customer aspirations. She encourages her clients and community to use her as a resource for market knowledge, pre-selling tips, remodeling, and local events. As your real estate broker, she offers progressive marketing, local knowledge, and expertise. She loves to help people in any way she can and would gladly help you find your coast living room! INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TOSHA
  • Raised on the North Oregon Coast. Neah-Kah-Nie High School grad
  • Tosha lives on the Nehalem River. She loves hiking, beach & river days, scuba diving, biking...truly, anything outdoors!
  • Tosha's first internship was at SmithCFI, as a commercial furniture designer.
  • After college, she packed her bags and lived/worked in Bilbao, Spain for a few months.
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Housing Studies
  • What is Housing Studies?: Along with residential design, it focuses on housing for the elderly, real estate finance, sociological aspects of housing and affordable housing policies.
  • Top 10% of REALTORS® in Clatsop Association of REALTORS® (number of homes sold - 2015, per MLS)
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  • T: 541-231-5829
  • F: 503-961-8224
  • tosha@coastlivingre.com

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