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Safe Space to Call Home

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, September 24, 2019

When Jason first met Lucas and Jamie, he knew they were special. When it came time for them to put in an offer on their new home, they were cool and collected and acted quickly before the competition peeked its head around the corner.

Our feeling about Jamie and Lucas was solidified as we read a letter they wrote to the sellers during the negotiations to make the process seem more “human” as they termed it.  We have never read a letter to the seller that was quite like this one.

Jamie & Lucas both are deep believers in community and are those who actively make an intention to stand up for the disenfranchised.  In their letter, they introduced themselves to the sellers to make the transaction more human and dove into their vision for the home and how it was intended to be a safe haven for those in need. They wanted to create a safe space for people of color, the LGBTQ community, asylum seekers, grassroots organizers wanting to host meetings, and anyone who needed affordable housing that felt like they were getting priced out of living in our great city of Portland.

They wanted a home for a cause greater than themselves and that’s exactly what happened. Through the ups and downs of the transaction, Lucas and Jamie stood firm and ended up the champions with keys in hand at closing.

We are so excited about the change you both are going to make in our beautiful city Lucas and Jamie, and how your new home is going to have that special sparkle which we hope will ignite a flame in us all to be the change we want to see in the world.

Cheers to you both Jamie & Lucas!

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Jason & I are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What Jason & I love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your realtor for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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Kristin-and-Jason

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker


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