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Finally…Relaxing in Raleigh Hills!

By Olivia Rush, October 23, 2021

Congrats to Bryce + Lindsey on closing on their new home in one of my FAVORITE neighborhoods in Raleigh Hills, SW PDX. This was an effort that began in Cali and lasted the better part of 2021.

Lindsey found me – of all places – on instagram!? After our first few conversations (ranging from the Portland market to vaccination stuff to the US education system) I absolutely adored her. While her husband Bryce was remodeling their house in LA, she and their two young boys were staying in Arizona with her family. They were looking forward to being all back together again in Portland after the LA house sold.

Sell it did – quickly and beyond their wildest dreams. The day after escrow closed on their CA home, they started driving north to Oregon. I first met them in person at a midcentury home on half an acre in West Linn. It was especially fun working with Bryce and Lindsey because their preferred house and design styles matched mine!

We were confident they’d be able to find what they were looking for – a house with space for their boys to play inside and out, for Bryce’s home office, and for grandparents to stay when visiting. Not too much to ask for…right?

Our first few offer scenarios had a sobering effect on their optimism. While Bryce and Lindsey were able to write strong offers, they remained practical. We were beat out a few times by competing offers at prices that seemed absolutely ludicrous.

And then, there are those unicorn homes that for some unbeknownst reason to me, agent will throw on the RMLS without professional photos or staging…and that is where we found our in. There were two other offers to contend with, but after having met the Sellers at the open house, Lindsey and Bryce knew they were ready to go *all in.*

This was definitely a situation of, “Aren’t you glad your previous offers weren’t accepted?!” The house is absolutely perfect for them, and is SO much better in person than the online photos suggest. After living out of suitcases since August in three AirBnbs with two children under five, they can finally relax in their new Portland home.

The only downside to handing Lindsey and Bryce their keys is not seeing them every weekend moving forward – but I will certainly be inviting myself over soon enough. Cheers!

Olivia Rush

Broker | OR & WA


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.  
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