Blog Buyer collaboration and dedication

collaboration and dedication

By Cristen Lincoln, April 8, 2024

Jason & Tamira’s journey to finding their dream home is a tale of perseverance and partnership. Introduced to us last summer through mutual friends, we immediately hit it off, and embarked on the search for their perfect first home to start their new family. Despite challenges with high interest rates, their determination remained unwavering. Pausing briefly for the arrival of their new baby, they resumed their quest in February with renewed energy.

Fortunately, improved interest rates led us to the ideal property in a wonderful neighborhood. With swift action, we negotiated seller credits up front to offset closing costs, addressed all repairs, and rolled a home warranty into the deal for added protection. Our trusted lender provided crucial last-minute assistance to ensure a smooth transaction to the finish line. Their story highlights that buying a home is about more than just finding a pretty house and getting an offer accepted — it’s about the journey and the team you choose to navigate it with. Strategy, collaboration and dedication every step of the way truly make a world of difference.

Cristen Lincoln

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | Business Development | OR

She/Her

Cristen has been a Portland real estate broker since 1993, giving her an exceptional understanding of the industry and the local market. She was born here, grew up here, and raised her own family here. She knows the parks, the farmers’ markets, the schools, the hidden corners, and the joyful quirks of Portland’s bustling neighborhoods.

Cristen’s deep-rooted knowledge of the area means she understands the audience for a house. She understands what a potential buyer is looking for, the process they go through when choosing a home, and what details matter most. This makes her the ideal guide to help you prepare your home for market. She is an expert in maximizing the value of your home while minimizing unnecessary improvements.

With the confident and tranquil mastery that comes with experience, Cristen is often three steps ahead—holding future possibilities, ideas, and strategies that will navigate her clients toward achieving their long-term goals. Known for her calm demeanor in the face of any size challenge, Cristen is respected in her industry for being an exceptional negotiator and strong advocate for her clients, even in the toughest of circumstances.

With intention and spirit, Cristen has built her real estate team around her core values of honesty, hard work, follow-through, and serious play.

A top broker in the city, Cristen has been named a Portland Monthly Five Star Agent year after year. She has received the Seven Star Certificate of Excellence and the Top 500 in the nation award from Broker★Agent™ Advisor. Cristen is a key member of Living Room Realty’s leadership team where she mentors, teaches, and coaches Portland’s top real estate brokers.

When not working, Cristen is likely immersed in outdoor play with her husband, her kids, or a pup by her side. Whether she’s hiking, gardening, snowboarding, or walking the sands of the Oregon Coast, nature is the place Cristen goes for inspiration and restorative balance.

ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
  • Mt Tabor Park Stewardship Fund Committee Member
  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
  • Past Member Rose Chapter National Charity League
  • Member 99 Girlfriends Collective Giving For Impact
AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Brokers: Cody Thurman and Paul D'Souza • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Team Coordinator/Principal Broker: Deborah Holmes • Client Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer References available upon request.
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  • T: 503-260-2414
  • cristen@livingroomre.com

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