Blog Buyer Sweetening the Deal in Vancouver

Sweetening the Deal in Vancouver

By Carrie Struss, May 16, 2023

Congratulations to first-time home buyers Xuan, Adam, and their pup Alan on getting the keys to their new home! They were first referred to me by some of my other wonderful clients who have since become dear friends of mine when the couple was looking to move from Portland to Vancouver. We worked together for three months to find their dream home and when we found it, they were up against a tough multiple-offer situation. But with some expert coaching from me on how to sweeten the deal, they were able to come out on top!

Now, Xuan, Adam, and Alan can look forward to creating many happy memories in their beautiful new space. From cozy movie nights to fun dinner parties with friends, I know that their new home is going to be filled with love and laughter. I’m so happy that I was able to be a part of their journey, and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this amazing couple.

“We can’t imagine working with anyone other than Carrie during this intimidating process. As first-time buyers we had a lot of unknowns we had to work through. And Carrie was patient, attentive, and willing to go above and beyond for us. Her kindness and work ethic was evident from our initial phone conversation, to finding us the perfect house, and through the negotiation, where her real estate acumen set us up with an appropriate offer in a competitive market. I cannot recommend Carrie enough!” – Adam B

Carrie Struss

Broker | OR & WA


Carrie Struss has a background in project management, marketing, and photography. Much like in real estate, she simultaneously managed multiple projects and personalities. She is an effective negotiator and stands firm in advocating for her clients. Making the switch to real estate was an easy transition. Carrie utilizes all her unique talents, background, and experiences in real estate. Most importantly, she will connect you to your dreams of not just home ownership, but to what you want your life to be. As your agent Carrie will…
  • help get your home (and emotions) ready to sell, then sell your home.
  • find you a new home complete with (fill in the “must have” blank).
  • facilitate the transaction making sure everyone does what they need to do and has what they need to do it.
  • negotiate tenaciously for you.
  • educate you on the daunting, overwhelming, and at times stressful process.
  • remain calm, always.
  • keep you focused on your goals.
  • pay attention to every detail.
  • show up.
  • effectively communicate in the way that works best for you.
  • uphold Living Room Realty’s values and what they mean to her.
"I care about where you live. I care about you home, your street, your neighborhood, your community. All the things that are important to you will be my priority. I look forward to working with you!"
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