John Blom

Posted June 27, 2015 in Realtor Spotlight

John Blom, Clark County WA real estate agent

Managing Broker
The Hasson Company

How long have you worked in Real Estate?
Since 2009

What is your specialty?
I work primarily in residential, resale properties. I am knowledgeable about most parts of Clark County – I wouldn’t say I know everything about any particular area, but in talking with clients I can help them identify what areas would work best for them based on schools, access to trails, restaurants, shopping, as well as what they are comfortable spending.

What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
Deciding to buy or sell is a huge financial decision – but it is so much more than that. So many memories with friends and family are made around the kitchen table, by the fireplace, or in the backyard. You have to be able to not only think about what you might be leaving behind (in you are selling), but also what memories you will make in the future in your new home.

What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in real estate?
I saw a bathroom addition that was basically just an old closet with a toilet in it. To add a sink, whoever did the work just tapped into the supply line for the toilet and fed that to a tiny little sink that drained into the tank of the toilet.

What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
I still work with buyers and sellers, but I also manage The Hasson Company’s office in Vancouver. I think the most gratifying part of my job is helping agents succeed and grow their business. Transactions can sometimes get really difficult, but helping agents get through them and having them tell me at the end, “this probably would not have closed without your help” feels pretty awesome.

What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
Inventory is still so low, until the supply catches up with the demand prices are going to continue to go up. I think that is starting to happen, so I believe prices will stabilize near the end of this year, then continue to rise at more historical rates.

What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
I love running – my wife and I do the Race for the Homeless every year as well as some other 5k and 10k races in the Vancouver/Portland area. I also serve on the Board of Director’s for Columbia River Mental Health Services. My favorite thing to do though is chase around my 3 1/2 year old daughter and 11 month old son. They keep life interesting, for sure!

Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
The Hasson Company is excited to be a sponsor of the Camas Meadows Concerts for Cause series this year. The concerts benefit some amazing non-profit organizations, and I would invite everyone to come out and enjoy some fantastic music while benefitting very worthy causes.