Blog Buyer Rose in Full Bloom

Rose in Full Bloom

By Gabrielle Enfield, August 21, 2021

Hi, Readers!

Recently, I made a new friend named Rose. I helped her and her now-ex husband in the sale of their big, beautiful Craftsman in NW Portland, and got them set up for their next chapter. Rose and I immediately hit it off – making each other laugh and enjoying each other’s company immensely. When she sent me a text that she “wasn’t really looking” but was curious about a fixer in NE Portland, I immediately jumped in to learn more.


What we found was an extraordinary NE Foursquare that was by a park I didn’t even know was there. It’s

close to the Zipper on NE Sandy, by Providore, and on a lovely tree-lined street. The house itself had been a rental for more than 30 years. It still had so much soul, but it was buried un

der a strange hodge-podge configuration. Hardwoods, leaded glass, picture rails, broad bannisters, tall ceilings, ahhh. So good. We put together a compelling offer for her and snatched up the old gal. Now, Rose is at work bringing her beautiful home back to its full glory. Here’s what happens when you strip old bronze hardware in a crock pot…

I can’t wait to see what else she comes up with. Thanks so much Rose. You’re amazing!

Are you interested in finding a fixer upper? Gimme a call, I can help you spot the potential.

Till then, high fives!

Gabrielle Enfield



Real estate can be a wild ride. It's important you find your wingwoman.

I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. It's a relationship for the long haul. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my client partners through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need an understanding of where to start, when it comes to getting ready to sell? I'll put my background in project management to work and let you know what needs to happen, complete with spreadsheets, if you're into it. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? I'll sharpen my pencil and make sure the numbers make sense. First-timer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? This Mama Bear's got you covered, and will be sure to point out what you need to look for. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? I'm a Pac NW native, and even with all its growth and change, this place still gives me butterflies. I grew up in Woodland, Washington, and am a proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. #boymom Before real estate, my career spans two decades of expertise I'm fortunate enough to apply every day. These experiences range from being a TV news anchor (visual storyteller) to helping develop some of the world's beloved brands (strategy and engagement). I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom home designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a REALTOR® and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my clients' real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you. For a look inside my everyday life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. High fives!
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