Blog Buyer Hazelwood Mid-Century Gem

Hazelwood Mid-Century Gem

By Jon Lawson, September 25, 2020


In January, Sam and Nick moved to Portland from Minneapolis for work in pursuit of a neighborhood that reminded them of their former NE Minneapolis neighborhood. Being from Minneapolis myself, I was especially excited to show them around town.

We toured close to 20 homes from St. Johns to Milwaukie. They settled on an impeccable Mid-Century ranch located in the Hazelwood area of Northeast Portland. This wasn’t on our initial list of neighborhoods, but when they saw this particular house and neighborhood – they knew it was the perfect fit for them!

Finding the right home with all of the amenities they were looking for, which included: Mid-Century aesthetic, bike storage, closeness to Portland, yet also being close to areas that they could go mountain biking was so important to them.

Upon submitting our offer, we found ourselves in a multiple offer situation. But after many conversations with the Listing Agent, Scott Shoji of Living Room Realty, we submitted a creative offer that we felt really spoke to his sellers. Then we waited.

Two excruciatingly long days later we received a call from Scott. Sam and Nick’s offer was chosen! I believe that great communication on all sides, assurance of working with a trustworthy lender, the ability to meet the seller’s needs and creative solutions helped them win.

Working with Sam and Nick to find their first home was an absolute pleasure and I am so thrilled to see them in this beautiful home. It is truly perfect for them.





Jon Lawson



Jon is a detail-oriented professional that is dedicated to his client’s happiness and satisfaction. He believes that is only accomplished through continued education, staying current on trends in the market, and a genuine care for others. He takes an immense amount of pride in and lives by his strong work ethic, integrity in every aspect of life, and compassion for others. A self-proclaimed people person, Jon found a home working in restaurants where he fell in love with the service industry. After a decade and a half managing several bars across the city, Jon decided to take his problem-solving and people skills into his love for real estate. He believes there is a solution for every problem and is dedicated to finding it.

When you buy or list a house with Jon, you can expect someone who will go above and beyond to help guide you through one of the most exciting moments of your life. Jon will bring his standard of professionalism, dedication, and strong negotiation skills to help you accomplish your goals. He is a high-touch broker who is devoted to his clients. He earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them candid advice. His first and final goal is to always make his clients happy.

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