Today’s recap in the Oregonian of the bidding wars in July is not surprising for our red hot market. And while not all of the homes mentioned had immediate curb appeal, many took that extra step to catch the eye: Fresh paint + clean yards. These things go a long way. So if you’re considering listing your home this fall, start fine-tuning your yard now while the weather is perfect! Need a recommendation for a house painter? I got ’em! You can’t go wrong with classic gray + a bright door!