Blog Buyer From Tenants Being Pushed Out To Homeowners Moving In!

From Tenants Being Pushed Out To Homeowners Moving In!

By Kim Parmon, September 7, 2020

I met Lauren and Charlie in a fairly awkward fashion: they were the tenants in a rental property that I was about to list.

It can be hard to not seem like the bad guy in a situation like that.  Tenants tend to think that REALTORS® are basically ambulance chasers and I work hard to prove them wrong.  It can still be an uphill battle, though.  Luckily for me, Lauren and Charlie were friends with their landlords.  They arranged for all of us to get together and talk.  We sat down and discussed how things would work moving forward with the sale.  I asked a lot of questions about what would make them feel the most comfortable throughout the process.  I worked hard to make sure they knew their safety during Covid was my priority.

Closing a tenant occupied property can be a long process.  About a month or so into it I got a call from Lauren: she and Charlie had been pre-approved to buy their first home and they wanted me to help them find it.  I was honored!  The fact that I went from “ambulance chaser” to “trusted advisor” in their minds was a huge compliment.

We got to work right away to find their perfect home.  They fell in love with a beautiful property in Beaverton  during our first outing together.  Luckily, one of my wonderful colleagues from Living Room was the list agent.  We got our offer accepted, even though it was a multiple offer situation and there was a higher offer in!

I’m so thrilled for Lauren and Charlie, who just closed on their new home.  Helping first time homebuyers is my absolute favorite.


Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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