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Baby boomers are now the most significant demographic buying and selling homes. Although we are now seeing that this demographic is much more active, traveling, exercising, etc., we are seeing those around 75ish transitioning themselves or parents in this generation of their homes.

In this episode, we will discuss the transition to aging in place and what that can look like for different families. I’ll talk about how my certification, training, and passion as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) can help with this transition. This designation allows me to know all of the questions to ask, how to have those hard conversations, and the resources we have available to help the transition be as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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Gile Group Podcast Ep. 1: Best and Worst of 2021
The Best and Worst of 2021! Here we go. Episode 1 of our bi-weekly podcast for Gile Group. Jump into our currently nameless podcast with us. If you followed on our social last week our team is currently in the works of determining a final name for our podcast but that didn't stop us from bringing you some of the best and worst moments of 2021. This podcast became a dream of our team to bring you all things real estate, tips, funny stories, realities, busting some myths, etc. Subscribe to our channel
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 2: It Sold For What?
If you are thinking of selling, now is THE TIME! Seriously, we have seen homes go for $100k+ over the asking price & there are Buyers out there who are motivated and ready. Don't worry, Buyers. . . there are perks of this market for you, too! Let's talk about some of the numbers that we have never seen before in our 16+ years of real estate. We hope you enjoy this episode of our (now named) podcast! Don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel to see more tips and episodes & follow us on IG & FB for
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 3: Hitting It Home - Contingencies & Acronyms
Whether you're Selling or Buying the market has and will continue to change over the years. We've kept up with it (it's our job) and we know the acronyms that go along with every transaction. But, we understand this can sometimes leave Sellers or Buyers feeling like WTF does that mean? So let's talk about some of the common acronyms you may hear when it comes to real estate and your home (or future home). Another really important (especially in Oregon) is contingencies. A few we will talk through are ins
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 4: Is CRYPTO taking over Real Estate?
Have you ever attended a Tom Ferry retreat? You come back with so many takeaways and the Elite Retreat we did a few weeks ago was incredible and invaluable. It benefits both us as Realtors and you as our client. Let's talk about some of our top takeaways including the speaker, Tim Grover, a personal mindset coach, that worked with some of the top names like Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, that strives to build your mind versus just being a "ra-ra" coach. He took "obsession" from a negative to a positive c
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 5: Love It or List It – Home Inspections & HOA Education
Don't sweat it! We've got you no matter what end of the transaction you're on. We know this market may have you sweating a little bit so let's talk about our process for listing your home that we can do both in-person and virtually plus a few tips for buyers. We're going to cover: 1. Home selling preparation + pre-list inspections 2. Disclosure of repairs 3. Which repairs are priority vs. ones buyers can take on 4. Virtual listing + showing appointments (What & How) 5. Buyer readiness + mindset 6. Und
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 6: Lagom - The Art of A Balanced Life
This week's episode features our special guest, Paivi Vargas. (that's right - I kicked Tom out for this episode). Have you ever thought to yourself that you need to work on balancing out your life? The balance of need vs. want can be tricky sometimes, but finding that middle ground in your personal and professional life is worth it. Listen to this week's podcast to meet our special guest and learn some tips for living in "Lagom" or a balanced life. She is an incredible Interior Designer, Relocation Expe
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 7: Let's Talk Money w/ Oregon Home Mortgage
In the 11th hour, Shane saved the day. In this episode, we talk with Shane Musslewhite from Oregon Home Mortgage about interest rates, loans, and more! One big topic we hit on is the concept of "locking" in rates, how that works, and what we can expect from the rates over the next few weeks and months. Let us know what you think!
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 8: How We Get Paid. . .Realtor Commission
It's a hot topic. We say real estate and reality and this is it! We are talking about how WE get PAID. In this episode, we will discuss realtor commission as the Buyer's Agent and Seller's Agent, how we work as Realtors, the transaction process, how much it costs us do to our job, and how we work. So, grab your favorite drink, and turn up the volume because here we go. Let us know what you think in the comments. .
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 9: [Breaking The Barriers: Downsizing]
Downsizing or big life changes, such as kids graduating, starting school, empty nester? Seasons of life or how our home preferences change over the years can be exciting but they can also be overwhelming and emotional. We are bringing back Paivi Vargas for another episode to talk about these types of changes. Just like we plan for a vacation, marriage, a new baby, etc, preparing and planning emotionally and mentally for downsizing, as well as ensuring you have the proper support is so important. What is
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 10: [A Realtor's Many Hats]
How many hats do you wear? Sometimes we feel like Dr. Seuss with our hats stacking so tall! We have personal and work hats. The personal ones are pretty self-explanatory, mom, husband, father, wife, friend, etc. but sometimes the hats we wear as Realtors are not always so evident. We have extensive training as Realtors but often we play the role of therapists, marriage counselors, designers, negotiators, mediators, project managers, handymen, and so much more. Check out our latest podcast! What hats d
Gile Group Podcast S2E2: [Baby Boomers & An SRES. . . What's Next?]
Baby boomers are now the most significant demographic buying and selling homes. Although we are now seeing that this demographic is much more active, traveling, exercising, etc., we are seeing those around 75ish transitioning themselves or parents in this generation of their homes. In this episode, we will discuss the transition to aging in place and what that can look like for different families. I’ll talk about how my certification, training, and passion as a Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES) can help
Gile Group Podcast S2E1: [All In With Multigenerational Living]
We’re back!!! Yes, it’s been a few months since we have done a podcast because we are now LIVING the multigenerational living life with our family! In September of last year, we took a huge leap and moved our entire family (4 families) into a house. So, whether you think we are crazy or think this may be an option for you, subscribe to our podcast because we are going to have several podcasts coming up talking about the good, bad, and ugly of multigenerational living! Have you considered multigenerationa
Gile Group Podcast Ep. 11: [Is Opportunity Calling You Home?]
In this episode, we are going to talk about the ever-changing market, mortgage rates, and how you can take advantage of opportunities in the housing market. The reality is that headlines can be fear-provoking (shocker, I know). Let's deep-dive into some of these real estate market headlines you continue to see to help you better understand what to expect as both a Seller and Buyer.
Gile Group Podcast S2E3: [NAR Lawsuit - What does it mean and what’s the potential impact? ]
It's a significant change. We even brought in our Mortgage Lender, Shane Musselwhite, to discuss what is currently headlining the news. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and other larger real estate companies are being sued and placed with a $1.8 Billion judgment. The question in play is on the transparency of the Real Estate industry and how Buyer’s Agents get paid. Let’s dig deeper into the podcast about how it will affect everyone involved in the housing industry,
Gile Group Podcast S2E4: [How we can help you as a buyer or seller in the current housing market]
Who’s buying and selling in this market? Although the number of buyers and sellers, mortgage rates, home prices, etc., have changed (and will continue to change), we still see people out there making moves. In our most recent months, we have had many clients make the move to Portland to be near family or for jobs. We’ve also worked with several investors who actively stay looking for properties. Third, we’ve worked with families with changing dynamics such as needing a multigenerational home, aging parent