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Finding Home In Northeast Portland

By Beth Bonita, August 9, 2019

We all know how the story goes: buyer finds a house, buyer falls in love with a house, buyer buys a house and lives happily ever after.  Right?  Not always.  And sometimes that’s for the best.
Holly and Peter recently got engaged and were excited to find a home they could grow into.  We found one that they loved pretty quickly: it had charm, a big backyard, and lots of updates.  It had also been on the market awhile and we were able to get them under contract for well below asking.  How perfect is that?  Well, sometimes when things seem too good to be true there’s a reason why.  The inspection revealed that the updates to the home were done incorrectly (note to all you folks out there with a “contractor” friend willing to do work for cheap: you get what you pay for) and the seller wasn’t willing to fix what needed fixing.  Holly and Peter decided to cut their losses and terminate.
It was a tough decision to walk away and “go back out there”.  And of course they were also concerned that they could just end up in a similar situation with another unreasonable seller.  Luckily, that fear was unfounded: we found a new property they loved very within a couple of days and this one had everything they loved about the last home and then some.  They wrote a great offer that generated 5 more offers but the sellers decided to accept theirs.  And the greatest part was that the sellers had received an offer that was way higher than theirs before they had transmitted their official acceptance, but they were people of their word that decided to move forward with Peter and Holly as the buyers just because they said they would.
After a smooth transaction with a fantastic co-op agent I am so happy to be able to hand off the keys to my wonderful clients.  Congratulations, Peter and Holly!  Thank you for trusting me to help you find “the one.”
Are you looking for your dream home?  Give me a call!  I’d love to help you find it.

Beth Bonita

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Beth Bonita’s approach to real estate is relationship based while incorporating her deep understanding and excitement for the Inner Portland communities she serves. She is an experienced negotiator and will never apply a “one size fits all” approach to her work. She believes in each of her clients, and the home they own or are looking for, are unique and therefore deserve a customized approach that will result in her clients having a warm and fuzzy feeling about real estate. Beth is a deep listener and a diligent and an intuitive realtor, a combination that makes her truly talented at match making her clients wants and needs to the house they are excited to call home. Beth loves design and beautiful homes but she also has the “vision” needed to help make a home look its’ best. When Beth is approached with the opportunity to market a client’s home, she relies on her market knowledge and background in Communication Design to give her clients an edge on the competition. Beth knows that along with the visual presentation, precise marketing and maximum exposure is key to success. Beth is originally from Santa Barbara, California, where she spent many years immersed in rich architectural history and creative people, and as a realtor she naturally gravitates towards properties with character, history, and charm. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she studied Communication Design and gained further exposure to various art forms, design, and art history in the melting pot that is New York City. She intentionally chose Portland as her forever home for it’s beautiful nature, vibrant city life, historic homes and neighborhoods, green lifestyle and the incredible food scene. Start searching for your new home today with my Home Search App!
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