Blog Buyer Friend Referral - Thank you!

Friend Referral – Thank you!

By Shannon Baird, May 8, 2019

A few years ago I sold a home to a young man who inevitably became one of my dearest and closest friends. Sometimes I marvel at the way real estate can bring life long steadfast people to you. This last Thanksgiving we were invited to his home for dinner. 25 people were seated at a very long table, for the most part made up of his college friends. One couple really stood out to me for their kindness and irreverent charm + sense of humor.

Never did I expect that they would become real estate clients of mine. Spending time with them this Spring while looking for their first home has been a wonderful journey. Viewing homes and writing offers in our competitive market was made all the more enjoyable because they give you friendship + trust with a willingness to listen and learn. Eager to stop for juice, coffee or just sit and visit along the way I found myself looking forward to our house touring dates.

They are always so happy to accommodate my availability and thankful for our working relationship. They stand out and really shine brightly in evidence of how beautiful working together to find a home can be. Congratulations to them now, new owners of their first home!

Shannon Baird

Earth Advantage Broker

About Shannon As a native of Portland, Shannon is well acquainted with all areas of the city, the surrounding suburbs, and what the various neighborhoods have to offer. Her 14 years of experience working in the real estate industry has helped to develop a true understanding of how a house has to function to become a home and knowledge of architecture and design, which can help in the evaluation and potential enjoyment of a home. Shannon has the ability to provide solid counsel. Her knowledge of real estate matters and absolute trustworthiness are invaluable in the process of any transaction. Having worked for 15 years as a manager of assets for executives living locally and in Europe, Shannon has developed and maintained the trust, organization, professionalism, and effective negotiating skills inherent to the business of real estate. Recipient of the Elizabeth Potter award from the State of Oregon Historic Preservation Office for work in restoration, remodeling and design in residential homes and commercial buildings in Oregon. The award provided for the attendance to a week long historic preservation conference in Mobile, Alabama where the art of preservation was taught by national and internationally renowned craftsman. A member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR) and the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR), Shannon also holds a Diamond-Platinum designation in the Million Dollar Club of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors. Other designations include: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
For a look into the history of Shannon's real estate business before she joined Living Room Realty, you can view her blog that documented her sales, press exposure, testimonials and insights as an agent from 2009-2016.
sbairdrealestate.wordpress.com Arts + Culture New involvement in the arts, along with music projects completed this year. My 25 years of experience and knowledge in design and project management were directly related to the following. Founder and Principal of SBaird Design - A locally based boutique design firm with a global soul. Serving clients locally + internationally in a diverse range of projects: smaller and large residential remodels, commercial design, furniture design, home staging consultation, color consultations and branding. sbairddesign.com One of the founding members of YU Contemporary – A visionary art center empowering artistic imagination and cultural life, destined to become the most provocative supporter of the arts that the region has ever seen. https://yaleunion.org/ Co – Executive producer – From the Land of Ice and Snow, a compilation CD, 6 years in the making. Led Zeppelin covered by eminent NW musicians. I co-produced the live show ( it sold out ) and the release of the album at Doug Fir Lounge. Press from National Public Radio and all of the local print media. Websites/blogs wrote stories on an  international level. Co-producer – of the final  live concert held at the venerable Berbati’s Pan, venue opened in 1994, closing show on New Years Eve 2010. Hired publicity, managing band necessities, managed merchandise sales, venue and supporting staff’s expectations.
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