Blog posts about Buyers Agent

Alder house

Our very brave clients just closed on this short sale house in the Sunnyside Neighborhood.  Its a FIXER and needs EVERYTHING!  You name it and this house needs it! I’ve signed up as my clients general to over-see the project and coordinate the fixing! This will be a cocktail of brave clients and their hard working realtors — results soon to follow. Who says realtors leave your side when the transaction is over? More

Third Time Is The Charm 

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  Jeff is a go-getter and knew exactly what he wanted in a home.  The third home he viewed checked off all of the “must-haves” on his list.  This cute little bungalow in the Kenton neighborhood has all of the historic charm with modern updates.  And when his lender hit a snag, we were the squeaky wheel that stayed on top of things to make sure he was able to close on his new home.  Congratulations Jeff!  We know you will be very happy in your hip new home. If you are looking to make a move, contact Cristen Lincoln at 503-260-2414. More

Right Place Right Time 

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Sometimes in real estate you are just in the right place at the right time. As in life this is rarely the case, but when it happens it is a real blessing. This is what happened with me and my clients Jeremiah and Shelly. I was out showing property to another client when Jeremiah and his parents were walking by and wanted to take a peek inside as well. I learned that Jeremiah and his family were relocating here from Arizona and were motivated to find a home to settle down in. This adorable 3 bedroom/2 bath bungalow in the desirable Roseway Heights neighborhood had caught their eye after months of searching online. They loved it in person and we submitted an offer the next day. With a quick closing timeline and repair work to be complete it was tight closing on time, but we got it done! And to top it off their appraisal came in WAY ABOVE their purchase price. Can’t get much... More

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When you are in a new city it takes a while to feel comfortable finding your way around, getting to know the neighborhoods, the ones you like and the ones you don’t. My clients sold their home in Milwaukee WI to be closer to their two daughters in Portland. We ended up finding a home in Milwaukie OR but not after a few bumps in the road. My clients worked with two other brokers before finding me. They had a hard time finding the right house. We started looking at homes and I got a good idea what their needs were. I was on a mission to find a home that was turn-key, one level and had enough bedrooms for guests. Since they had been worked with other brokers it was important to me that they had a smooth transaction. A house that fit their checklist of needs and location went on the market, we rushed over,saw it a few hours later and went into... More

view of mt hood

My sweet, lovely, funny clients got an amazing house in Damascus with an off the hook view of Mt. Hood.  I am so pleased to report that Damascus is an undiscovered treasure of good properties at good prices.  I am also pleased to say that working with Gwen and Tighe and their adorable boys was a treat.  I wish you years/decades/eons of happiness and memories in your new home. Details; $378,000.00 4/2.5 1.04 acre all new siding, windows, septic, – AND the view!!! More

Temp crawlspace

 My Buyer was not intimated by a fixer.  Good thing!  Because the house we found, as it turned out, had a considerable amount of damage due to moisture in the crawlspace. Most of us don’t really give our crawlspaces much thought.   Yet the crawlspace of a home is an entry point for moisture, pests and rodents.  Excess moisture combined with heat (your furnace) can create a greenhouse atmosphere that is likely to lead to mold, dry rot and pest damage. Proper drainage is also key to keeping moisture out of the crawl.  Making sure that gutters are clean of debris and directed away from the house is the first step.  Making any sort of grading adjustments or installing french drains etc.  is the second step. The bottom line is, keep an eye down there (or hire someone to look for you!) and take care of any issues right away.  Inviting beetles and other wood eating organisms to much on your support beams is a... More

The Proof is in the Referral 


These particular buyers were referred to us from a friend and client. It’s meaningful when someone we’ve worked with in the past mentions our names when the conversation turns to real estate. We are so appreciative and consider every referral proof of a job well done. Lance Marrs and Shanon Emerson + 503-701-5323 + 971-400-4042 Instagram: @realestateofbeing More

One and done 

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Congratulations to my client Parker on the purchase of his BEAUTIFUL home in the Overlook neighborhood. Parker and I  met to go over what he was looking for in a house and I was able to find something amazing the next week. It was the first house we looked at, but when it’s “the one” you know it’s the one. We looked at a few others just to confirm that no other homes could beat out the beautiful finishes, layout and size. The home is a 5 bedroom 3 bath completely restored craftsman. It overlooks a park and is close to everything in a HOT neighborhood. The home has re-finished original hardwoods and moldings, original built in’s. An awesome new kitchen with quartz counters, and stainless steal appliances. The bathrooms are updated but still includes the original claw foot tube. The basement is gigantic and runs the full length of the house, perfect for Parker and his band to re-hearse! Parker was a blast to... More

While I Waited I Fell In Love 

When I met one half of this couple, she painted a vivid picture of who they were and what they were looking for. They came to me from a friend of a family friend. They had a lease in Portland that wasn’t up for 8 months. So why was I waiting to meet them at this house now? Cause you never know. The house had mid-century bones, great indoor-outdoor connected living spaces,  one-level living, on an oversized lot that provided privacy. I could see them living here, and at the same time I coveted the place for myself. The truth was, it was too late for either of us and the buyers were still a no-show. There was an offer on the table and the sellers were looking at it in about 3 hours. Like the last 10 minutes left in a basketball game, there was still plenty of time for a motivated buyer to get an offer on the table. However, I didn’t think... More


Everyone always asks me why I’m still bar tending at Sloans if I’m doing well in real estate.  Well,  besides that it’s the best bar in Portland and I love the family I work for, I meet a lot of people there, and sometimes they turn into clients.  Kristin and Michael are some of my favorite regulars.  They are restaurant folk too and own Garage Bar up in Vancouver. They were looking for something solid that had a big garage or shop for Michael’s motorcycles and a big yard for Kristin to garden.  It was looking kind of bleak for a minute until we stumbled upon this well-kept granny ranch (my favorite).  The owner was needing to sell to move into assisted living and there was another interested party.  Knowing the other offer was cash, we pulled every rabbit out of the hat to be able to compete.  The seller’s agent let me know that we were neck and neck but that, because I was... More