Blog Buyer From Alaska to Oregon: Celebrating Caroline's New Lake Oswego Condo!

From Alaska to Oregon: Celebrating Caroline’s New Lake Oswego Condo!

By Genmae Rianelli, May 22, 2024

Caroline was referred by some past clients that I had helped when they were ready to purchase their first home! She was ready to make the move to Portland all the way from Alaska so that she could be closer to her family. And this was going to be a big move—she was looking for her forever place, the last place she would plan to buy. So I knew we had to get it just right.

Her wants list was pretty simple: a home near her family that could offer her a sense of community & an ease of living. But one thing was in the way…she needed to get her Alaska home under contract first!

It took more time than we had initially hoped for (and a 60″ snow storm that hit the area didn’t help) but the day finally came when an excited couple who loved her home put in an offer. Once that house was under contract, we were ready to roll on this side & eager to get started!

Caroline came into town for one weekend, determined to find a place during her short trip & we did! A sweet condo that offered her the community she was looking for & the space she needed. Better yet, the location is in great proximity to her family & also in an area she had been excited about before visiting.

We got through negotiations with a price reduction & a special assessment that was paid off prior to closing. Caroline was anxiously awaiting closing day, which turned out to be a big week for her – her Alaska home closed successfully at the same time it was time to wrap up her purchase in Oregon.

To help make the transition as smooth as possible for Caroline, I picked up her keys & coordinated the final touches so that her new condo was ready to move right in when she arrived. Just a few days later, she flew into town, this time to stay, & she finally got to see her new condo for the first time since that first showing along with her family.

Welcome home, Caroline! And welcome to Oregon! I think you’re going to love it here.

Genmae Rianelli

Broker | OR


Genmae has over five years of experience in the real estate industry. She earned recognition at Living Room Realty with the Brokers Advisory Group Award for Joy and, fittingly, she now serves as the Joy Chair for this group. Her outstanding performance was also acknowledged with the Rising Star Real Estate Award for 2023 and 2024. Genmae has an expert ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds, understanding their unique needs in communication and in their real estate objectives. Her genuine approach has fostered numerous successful relationships, many of which have evolved into lasting friendships. Genmae has partnered with dozens of homeowners throughout her career and, as a valued member of the Bridge to Portland Group team, she frequently collaborates with colleagues to provide comprehensive support to their clients as well.

Genmae was raised in Southwest Portland and she maintains strong community ties, supporting local businesses in Multnomah Village. She has lived in four states and two countries, moving a total of six times, crafting her ability to communicate with people of different backgrounds and naturally create lasting relationships wherever she goes. Outside of work, Genmae enjoys exploring Portland's vibrant restaurant scene and cheering on the Portland Trail Blazers.

Learn more about Genmae and the Bridge to Portland Group here.
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