Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Just How Do Real Estate Brokers Facilitate Property Sales?

Paul Kerley of Salem, Oregon, is the owner and president of Commercial Property Resources Inc. A real estate ownership and management firm of repute, Paul Kerley’s Salem firm works with several real estate brokers to facilitate property transactions in Oregon.

Real estate brokers play a crucial role in buy and sell property transactions. Essentially, a real estate broker is an intermediary between the seller and the buyer. The broker matches sellers who want to sell their homes to buyers who want to buy homes, taking into consideration the financial muscle of the buyers together with their preferred location of residence. Brokers must obtain licensure by the appropriate state authorities to practice.

Real estate brokers play additional roles in facilitating real transactions. First, they offer promotional services such as distributing flyers and placing advertisements to quicken the sale of the house. They also provide Multiple Listing Services (MLS), listing the homes across various platforms. They screen potential buyers to accelerate the matching process and once a seller-buyer match has been found, they assist in transaction negotiations, including price recommendations and paperwork.

Real estate brokers’ relationships with the principal buyer or seller are primarily fiduciary. For this reason, their interactions with the principal are subject to heightened regulation. In the event that brokers misrepresent facts to a principal or act fraudulently, dishonestly, or incompetently, they are subject to having their licenses revoked.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Broadway in Portland Offers Seasonal Subscription Packages

With over three decades of real estate experience, Paul Kerley leads Commercial Property Resources, Inc., and maintains an active involvement in the Salem, Oregon real estate market. Outside of his professional obligations, Paul Kerley enjoys attending regional theatrical productions, including Broadway Across America’s Broadway in Portland.

Broadway in Portland offers a seasonal subscription, which provides tickets for all productions presented during the upcoming season, and a variety of other benefits, such as email updates and special offers from restaurants and hotel partners. Subscription prices depend on which seats the subscriber chooses.

Additionally, subscribers may choose between traditional and premium packages that offer different levels of rewards. A traditional package includes priority access to seats, restaurant discounts, free lost ticket replacements, and free ticket exchanges. The premium packages provides subscribers with access to box level and orchestra center seating, in addition to the use of an exclusive entrance.

Both package levels offer an interest-free payment plan that separates the total cost into two payments. Subscribers can also purchase additional tickets and upgrade their packages at any time.

For additional information on becoming a season ticket holder, visit