Hello, my name is Steve Milford, and I am a full-service Realtor and home advertiser in Vancouver, WA, serving the SW Washington & Portland, OR Metro area.
Prior to becoming a Realtor, in 2014-2015, I was going through a divorce and wanted to sell my home for maximum profit. Like, who doesn't want that, lol?
But through the interview process of talking with many Realtors, I found that most of them told me, "You can't do that," or "No that won't work." They wouldn't even consider my ideas. Now, if you know me, you know that I dislike hearing can't.
So I kept interviewing more and more Realtors, and eventually, I just became disgusted with most Realtors, because most say "can't" - A LOT. Or, they just don't want to take a chance. Then I went to go buy a house and started asking, "Can we write an offer with <this or that>?" And again I received, "You can't do that," or "No, that won't work."
So, that meant only one thing! That I had to become a Realtor that says, "Yes, that is something to try!" Or, "Yes we can!"
BUT, I am more like a Project Manager than a Salesperson. I look for profit, not a flashy show.
I don't care how much a house needs to be repaired, it still can be listed.
I don't care that there is clutter, it still can be listed.
I am open to showing Sellers ways to increase value AND pay less in commissions! A double whammy!
I am open to showing Buyers how to find instant equity.
I am flexible with showings.
I am partners with lenders that help all Buyers, even those that offer down-payment assistance.
In my own and in client contracts I have experience with:
Manufactured homes in parks
Manufactured homes on real land
Land by itself
Regular ole homes
Homes with solar panels
Switching lenders mid-transaction
Down-payment assistance programs
Hard money loans
Working with and without contingencies
Multi-family properties and so much more!
For all my clients:
#1 – I became a Realtor to be a smarter investor and landlord, not for a “job”.
#2 – I provide the straight scoop, and follow the same advice I preach.
#3 – I don't ask my clients to do anything I haven't tried.
#4 – I don't tell my clients what to do, I educate them and let clients make their own choices!
My past experience includes 20+ years of helping clients with products and services, and an MBA in Project Management.
I treat my client’s $$$ as my own and dislike spending it. For example, I am the only Realtor you will ever meet that tells Sellers to STOP spending money on all the little fixes – the ROI isn’t there! Stop it!!! Yes, fix major problems, but the tini-tiny stuff - no.
I am also a certified Washington Home Buyer Instructor and help people who need down-payment assistance programs!
Let me know how I can help you! Feel free to call or text my cell at 503-753-7015.