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A Dream Refined Through Fire

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, February 20, 2019

When we met Patricia we prepped her for what she may be competing against in Hillsboro with homes that met her home search criteria. She wasn’t afraid and put on her warrior armor to prepare her for the battlefield of real estate. Hillsboro for the most part, is still in a seller’s market. So when a home checks all the boxes as far as location, amenities, and price they go extremely quick and buyers have to fight hard to be chosen. And sometimes one just has to walk away when the bidding war goes above one’s comfort level. After competing in multiple bidding wars Tricia was determined to use all the “no’s” to her advantage and when we found the right home she resisted the gravity of the circumstance and quickly used her experience as momentum to swing her into contract. We found the home now it was time to dig in.

Patricia did not shy away, hers was a mantra of “Never Give Up.” We stood by her side cheering her on. We all pulled together as her team and her fantastic lender Erik Liu w/ First Tech, was able to make one final tweak which upped our closing time an impressive 16 days setting her offer a part. When we got the call that Patricia was the chosen one, the smile on our faces was contagious and we immediately celebrated with Tricia.

The uphill sprint commenced and we fought hard to schedule inspections immediately and had thorough reports back to Patricia within 24hrs of our first counting business day. In our ascent, we gathered all the information needed to negotiate concessions and what seemed like a easy climb quickly showed its difficulty. Hinging on the end before falling off, we mustered all that we had to hold it together. She negotiated a substantial concession and with a Home Warranty and was excited to move forward. This was an incredible accomplishment.

Patrica’s dream came to life. It is a joy to see the smile on her face and the light that shined bright within her. She is a true testament to never loosing hope. We look forward to celebrating this great accomplishment by her side. In the end, what started as dream was refined through the passage of fire.

Erik Liu w/ First Tech Credit Union,  Mortgage Loan Officer
NMLS #461446
Intel Ronler Acres Onsite | 503.720.1645 Mobile  | Text

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Jason & I are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What Jason & I love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your realtor for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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