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From North Portland to the Westside: A New Neighborhood for Patrick & JoAnne

By Beth Benner, December 7, 2023

I am so excited to welcome my clients Patrick & JoAnne home to their beautiful new house in SW Portland!

These clients began with a clear vision, searching for the perfect Westside house that they could call home. The initial excitement led us to some incredible houses, & after a promising start with a house that caught their hearts, reality hit hard when our first offer wasn’t accepted. Undeterred, we continued our search, evolving our criteria & areas of interest to focus on move-in ready one-level homes.

We saw some more great properties & wrote a couple of additional offers but nothing quite compared to that first house. Through it all, these two kept their spirits high & never gave up on the dream of their perfect forever home.

And then, finally, WE FOUND IT! We stumbled upon a property that checked nearly every box on their original list. The excitement was palpable & we knew that we had to act fast to beat the strong competition for a coveted one-level home. While the property had been sitting on the market for a while, it had just had a significant price reduction, so we knew it was an opportunity we couldn’t ignore.

Negotiations began & my team & I worked tirelessly to secure the deal. The outcome was worth every moment of anticipation. Not only did my clients get more home for their investment compared to previous contenders, but they also gained an incredible backyard space with a pool! This home was well worth the wait & Patrick & JoAnne are ready to settle in.

This transaction was a testament to the power of resilience, strategic planning, & teamwork. Consistent communication with the listing agent was crucial, from initial negotiations to repair discussions & wrapping up the final details. We also made sure that we were timely in scheduling showings to ensure that we were some of the first through the door. And when we found the one, we acted fast, gathering info & building our strategy as a team.

I am so honored to be a part of this incredible chapter in Patrick & JoAnne’s lives. Now they just have to wait patiently for summer to come so that they can host their first pool party! Congrats to this amazing couple!

Beth Benner

Broker | OR & WA

She/Her

Beth has over 19 years of experience spanning more than 500 transactions during her career as a Licensed Broker in Oregon and Washington. In 2023, she earned a spot among the REAL Producers Top 100 producing agents in Portland out of more than 8,000 licensed brokers and she has also maintained her status in the top 5% of all Oregon brokers for eight consecutive years.  Beth is proud to have cultivated her client base on the referrals of the many happy homeowners she’s worked with over the years and through professional relationships with lawyers, conservators, and fiduciaries. She deeply cares about each of her clients and approaches her job as a long-term commitment, aiming to help them make the best investment. Beth is also a local real estate investor, leveraging her expertise and knowledge of the market to make sound investment decisions.  She is a lifelong Portlander and has volunteered with Make-A-Wish, Meals on Wheels delivery, SW Portland Little League, and serves as an elementary school classroom volunteer. Beth is a devoted mom to three active kids and in her free time, she loves hiking, reading, traveling, wine tasting, and cheering for the Portland Thorns as a season ticket holder. Real Estate Background:
  • Licensed Broker in Oregon for 19 years and Washington for 17 years
  • 48 total personal transactions in 2023
  • Multiple investor and repeat/referral clients
Accolades/Licenses: 
  • #1 Individual broker at LRR in 2020
  • Top 100 of all OR brokers in 2023
  • Top 5% of all OR brokers for 8 years
  • PMAR Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Member 2016-2023
  • Licensed in OR & WA
   
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  • T: 503-819-2885
  • bethbenner@livingroomre.com

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