Blog Buyer Leap of Faith = Sweet Laurelhurst Homecoming!

Leap of Faith = Sweet Laurelhurst Homecoming!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, October 9, 2020

We just helped Matt and Shannon purchase this GORGEOUS Laurelhurst home.  It is fully updated with a modern, open floor-plan, a stunning kitchen with an island that goes on and and on, and a private owners’ suite that will be the perfect sanctuary for these two busy working parents!

It is truly a homecoming for them, as Shannon grew up around the corner and Matt’s sister (also a HouseLovePDX client) lives only blocks away.  We first met Matt and Shannon last December, when they were here visiting family.  They were living in the Bay Area and were excited at the thought of leaving California behind for the quality of life that living in Portland, surrounded by family, might bring.  Then the global pandemic hit. Thud. Fast forward to July, when two things became clear:  (1)  Covid was here to stay (at least for the foreseeable future)  and (2) they still wanted to move.  They noticed this beautifully updated Laurelhurst home as soon as it hit the market and called us.  We provided them with many virtual and online resources so they could learn as much as possible about the house.  We provided them with an in-depth video tour so they could investigate every closet, nook and cranny.  We gave them our honest assessment of the location, quality of construction and price.  They made an offer, sight unseen.  It was a true LEAP OF FAITH!

That “leap” was the reason Matt and Shannon’s PDX dreams came true.  We were able to celebrate with them in person last week (outside, of course), and it was so sweet to be able to see their smiles in person.

The global pandemic has altered the way people buy and sell homes — it is hard to see us “going back” to the way things were pre-Covid.  One byproduct of this is that it has never been easier to purchase a home from afar.  We have so many virtual tools and we have developed great systems to help our out-of-town buyers comfortably purchase homes here in the greater Portland area! If you, or someone you love, wants to re-locate to the Portland area, give us a call — we’d love to help!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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