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New Beginnings

By Savanna Ray, June 16, 2021

I met Andrea at an open house and we immediately connected. Recently divorced, she was looking for a fresh start and a new condo to go along with her new lifestyle. She wanted to have enough room for herself and her two small dogs, some outdoor space and to keep the price reasonable so she could get back to what she loves–travel!  We thought it would be a breeze because the condo market isn’t as tight as the single-family home market so we went out on our search with lots of hope! 

The very first listing we saw she was in love. It was a nice stylish condo with some lovely updates. But there were so many offers! We found another one in the same complex, and again so many offers. A third… so many offers. The listing agent told us there was someone buying up all of these units with cash and renting them out because there was no rental cap. Ah-hah! Well, that explains why we were running into so much competition! We decided to move on from that complex.

Andrea went to an open house a couple weeks later and really liked the home but it was a studio and not quite big enough. Then, when a one-bedroom came on the market just next door she called me immediately and we jumped on it. We walked in and she knew this was it. The high ceilings made it feel so spacious! She was drawn to the modern finishes, appliances, quartz countertops and the openness of the living area and kitchen. The location was perfect in Beaverton: close to her job, close proximity to Nike, Cedar Hills entertainment, Beaverton Town Center, accessibility to the freeway and even right next to an aquatic center! The complex had so much to offer as well: clubhouse, pool, gym and jacuzzi.

We went all in and our offer was accepted. Now Andrea has a home she loves! She is investing in herself, trusting her gut and will have money left over for the things that are important to her. She said it best: “I try not to plan my life around someone else because when I focus on what I want and follow my instincts, things tend to work out for me.” Way to go, sister! What an honor it is to be a part of this experience with you.

Key day and a fresh start for Andrea!



Savanna Ray

Broker | OR


Growing up in Oregon I have a distinct love for where we live that is uniquely and proudly Pacific Northwest. I have lived in nearly every neighborhood in the city and beyond. Before getting into real estate, I spent 20 years providing the highest-end service as a sommelier in some of the finest Portland restaurants as well as managing a world-class winery in the Willamette Valley. This is where my passion for the finest service began. When I was young, my parents were constantly looking at property and I absolutely loved when they would take me on home tours and to open houses. Furthermore, my architect step-father has helped me hone my eye for design. As someone who understands what the finest service means, I put all of this experience together creating a space for my clients to really be heard. I am dedicated to being an advocate for my clients no just by winning them the best price possible but understanding their goals.  I am an active member of my community; I have sat on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration as well as have volunteered for the event for the last 15 years. I am passionate about equal rights and the environment. In my spare time I love camping and hiking with my husband JT, five year-old son Wilder, and--the newest addition to our family--our new cocker spaniel puppy Betty White.
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