Buying or selling a piece of property is one of the most significant decisions a person can make. That makes it all the more essential to have an expert lead you through the process. Our brokers’ collective knowledge – shared at weekly meetings – is vast and includes an intricate understanding of architecture, new development, land use, farm and ranch, and many other niche areas and markets. By hiring a single Cascade Sotheby’s broker to be your buyer’s agent, you benefit from the shared knowledge of all of our brokers.
Markets change rapidly. A single home search isn’t enough to gain the in-depth knowledge of a market that tells a potential buyer whether a property is priced correctly, how fast it will sell, or where improvements might be made. Our brokers possess the intricate understanding of our local markets that can only be gained by studying them day in and day out.
Browsing online is an excellent way to begin a home search, but when it’s time to buy, a solid understanding of the market is essential to finding the perfect match.
At Cascade Sotheby’s, our brokers not only know the markets, but they freely share information with one another, meaning that one broker’s knowledge is often shared with all brokers in our firm.
Understanding whether a property is priced appropriately and how much to offer is a complex process that requires a deep understanding of not only a local market but of a particular neighborhood or area within that market. While our brokers do not set prices, they can be invaluable assets when deciding what type of offer to make on any given property.
Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty represents a diverse collection of luxury homes, first-time homes, high-rise condominiums, new construction, and ranch properties and land throughout the Pacific Northwest region. Coupled with our direct access to all of the Multiple Listing Services (MLS) throughout Oregon, our brokers can pull from a variety of resources to find the right property to enhance your real estate portfolio.
Our brokers are expert negotiators, and will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible price for your property selection. The stakes for such a significant purchase are often high – allow us to use our depth of experience to protect your interests during the buying process. Futhermore, the high standard of integrity for our firm means that our brokers have excellent relationships with other brokers in the market. This makes for smoother negotiations and a higher likelihood of a successful outcome.
At Cascade Sotheby’s, we will work to the best of our knowledge to make sure that you are aware of the condition of the property you are purchasing. We will line up inspectors and systems specialists to provide you with expert information to ensure you are making the most informed decision possible.
Paperwork related to the home-buying process can be lengthly and complex. Our brokers are well-educated on the forms and contracts used throughout the process, and our firm’s weekly meetings regularly include contractual updates from our in house legal team. When representing you as a client, a Cascade Sotheby’s broker will make sure to carefully and patiently walk you through any and all documents related to your purchase.
When representing you as a buyer’s agent, a Cascade Sotheby’s broker has a fiduciary responsibility to you as a client. This means that throughout the process, you have an expert loyal to you, looking after only your needs and financial interests and contractually bound to do everything in his or her power to protect you. Many buyers will contact a broker off of the listing sign without realizing that the listing broker is bound to protect the interests of their seller. Make sure to talk with any broker you consider hiring about agency relationships and how this relationship can benefit you.
It’s all too common in the real estate industry for a broker to match you with the first property that meets your immediate needs, hoping to quickly close a sale. Our brokers are committed to making the home buying experience a perfect match between your vision, your lifestyle, and what’s available on the market. We will continue to strive for that match no matter how long it takes or how many properties must be previewed to get there.
After more than 230 years of providing exceptional service to its esteemed clients, the Sotheby’s auction house extended their offerings to include the purchase and sale of real estate, creating a new standard in the industry. At Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty, we wear our brand heritage with pride. Our mission is to provide the same level of white-glove service to our clients that we have been for centuries, using our vast resources and deeply connected network to artfully unite extraordinary homes with extraordinary lives.