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Financeable Fixer

By Benedict Samson, August 27, 2020


Alexis and Donny.  You are the best!  I received a text from them saying “we’re ready to start looking again”.  I was very excited as Alexis and Donny are some of my favorite people to work with.  Together we bought a home, sold that home, and now we’ve done it again.  They came to me with the following parameters:  A slight fixer, something we can do some of the work on, and still get some great value out of it.  They also said they wanted to be in a great neighborhood as they will be living in the home and then possibly adding it to their real estate empire in a few years.  We found this home, realized the value, as well as a large amount of work, that was included.

This home was marketed as a “financeable fixer”.  “It’s just been lived in” is how we all felt once walking in.  Old carpet, worn walls, outdated kitchen, a falling down fence, etc.  All “fixable” with a little hard work.  Working with the seller and her agent was nice and relaxed and definitely a breath of fresh air. It was a conversation that was empathetic to the needs of both parties.  My clients were decisive and quick to respond as well open to making it work.  In this market this is what’s necessary and as you can see it worked out for the best.  Congrats to all!!!


Benedict Samson

Broker | OR

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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