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First Time in Their New Home, Mask-Free

By Erika George & Kari McGee, September 8, 2020

Hali & Lucas Keys
Hali & Lucas Get their Keys

We don’t mean to be controversial!  Wearing masks during Covid is allowing us to do business during a very strange and difficult time.  As a result, we and our clients spend a lot of time in masks these days.  So much so, that as I (sanitized and then) handed over the keys to Hali and Lucas, I realized that they were about to enter their first home, mask-free, for the first time ever!  We had only seen Hali and Lucas, mask-free via Zoom and it was truly such a joy to see their lovely faces in this moment…

There’s  lots to be emotional about these days, but it definitely struck me how much has changed in our world and how we humans have the power to innovate, adapt, and overcome.

As first-time home buyers in an insanely competitive buyers’ market, with no childcare, and the pressures of balancing work life at home, and home life at home, Hali and Lucas gracefully handled one of the most challenging and stressful situations we can dream up.  Now Hali and Lucas get to say goodbye to renting small spaces with ever changing monthly rents, and to that feeling of rent money going down the drain.  Hali and Lucas can now put down some roots and start the process of building equity in real estate, which will contribute to the overall financial stability of their lives.  They also now have a pretty nice place to weather a pandemic (and other life challenges and joys)!

From our point of view, the hardest thing about Lucas and Hali’s home search was not being able to hold that friggen adorable baby!!  Truly, what has the world come to when Erika and Kari can’t hold our client’s cute babies?

If you are a first time home buyer and are daunted by this market, give us a shout.   We have been successful for six of our first time home buyer clients this last month alone, and have some great strategies that we can share with you as well.  We would love to help you find your own; your first, HouseLove!

Kari & Erika




Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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