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Everything Happens for a Reason

By Laura Cavanaugh, September 11, 2019

My clients reached out a few months ago, ready to start their search for a new, larger home. They had outgrown their condo, and while they love it, they needed a bigger space for their sweet pup, Murray. About a month later, I sent them the perfect house. A super cute ranch on a large, level (fenced!) lot. I previously lived about two blocks from this house and knew the vacant school is often used as a dog park. We went and saw the house, they loved it and we wrote an offer. And then, they received another offer.

The Friday that I wrote the offer, I had left town for a girl’s weekend with my besties. There was some negotiating that night while I was at a concert, and the next morning the seller’s agent called to see if the offer we submitted was our best and highest. I told her I would need to chat with my clients and get back to her. I called, texted and called. No answer from my clients. I was stressing. I checked in with the SA, told her my clients were not answering, but they most likely would be willing to go a bit higher. About two hours after my first call, my clients called me back. They were willing to go higher! I let the SA know and she informed me they already countered the other offer. Lame. I was so bummed for my clients. We took back up offer and two weeks later, received the call I love…the other buyer backed out! My clients just closed on their perfect new digs and I couldn’t be happier!


Laura Cavanaugh


Growing up in a small town in the Willamette Valley, Laura quickly learned the beauty of Oregon.  Whether snowboarding at Timberline or playing on the beach in Gearhart, she knew that the diversity and beauty of the landscape would make her a native Oregonian for life. Moving to Portland over 12 years ago, Laura has called each quadrant of Portland home and loves how each neighborhood has its own unique vibe. A love of architecture and interior design made becoming a real estate agent a no brainer. Her goal in working for Living Room is to help her client’s real estate dreams come to fruition, whether that be a first home, an investment property or selling a home full of memories. She looks forward to the opportunity to make each and every client a client for life. In her spare time, you can find Laura chasing after her two adorable kiddos, Sloane and Holden, perusing Interior Design blogs, shopping for vintage treasures or, as an avid runner, hitting one of the amazing trails this city has to offer.  
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