Blog 2024 Real Estate CLOSED & Closer to the Love!

CLOSED & Closer to the Love!

By Olivia Rush, January 25, 2024

Nothing like a smooth transaction with a delightful client to kick off 2024! (I’ll be manifesting these the rest of the year.)

Ellen is the mother of some very special past clients of mine. She was ready to make some big life adjustments to be, in her words, “closer to the love.”

Relocating from Redmond to PDX would mean spending a lot more time with her son, his family, and her brother- and sister-in-law.

The day after Christmas, Ellen reached out about a particular condo that happened to be in the same HOA as her in-laws, and just about 25 minutes from her grandkids.

I quickly learned that Ellen is a woman of action. Within 3 days, she was preapproved, writing an offer, and preparing to list her Redmond home in a week. 

Of course, after 60 days on market, another set of cash buyers came out of the woodwork. Ellen kept her eye on the prize. We worked together to craft a compelling offer, communicating overtime with the listing agent.

Ellen prepped herself for a loss, but her well-rounded offer and her story resonated with the sellers. We moved through the due diligence period fairly smoothly, and Ellen even accepted a full-price offer on her home in Redmond before closing on the condo!

Yesterday I handed Ellen the keys. Sister-in-law (and interior designer) Diane was there to celebrate and take measurements. Ellen’s pup Charley was also excited to claim this new home as his own! Within 24 hours, Ellen was already painting the primary. Like I said – a woman of action.

Cheers to getting yourself *closer to the love,* Ellen. I couldn’t be more excited for (and impressed by) you!

Olivia Rush

Broker | OR


As your trusted guide through the buying or selling process, you can expect me to customize my services to your specific goals and preferences, much like I did for my students during my ten years as an educator. My clients’ goals vary. A couple retiring to the Big City after 30 years on 22 acres. A woman purchasing her first home independently. A couple upsizing to support a growing family. Two friends pooling their resources to make their first investment possible. A couple navigating a divorce and the sale of their home. A refugee family with limited English setting down roots in this country. Deaf investors looking to maximize profit on their flip.  A couple selling the home of their daughter who has lost her battle to cancer. A family relocating from across the country and buying sight-unseen.  These situations all require unique, dynamic, and holistic approaches. Everyone has different needs, and it is my top priority to meet my clients where they are. For me, real estate is not transactional. It is deeply personal and inevitably life-changing. While each client requires a tailored strategy, my work ethic is unwavering. With me you can always expect organization, tenacity, responsiveness, dedication, and hustle. A gatherer of resources, a communicator of all options and possible outcomes. As your advocate, I will be brutally honest so you know what to expect. A skilled negotiator, I’ll consider every angle with your dreams and goals in mind. My clients often end up feeling like family. I am honored they trust me enough to return to me as their needs change and refer me to their friends, family, and communities. What are your real estate goals and dreams? Call or text me so we can meet to discuss your vision.   Curious about the home-buying process in Portland? Click here to sign up for one of my free The How To Buy A House Class™ classes!
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