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 brings eight years of experience as a Licensed Broker in Oregon and Washington, combining her industry expertise with an eye for detail honed through her degree in Commercial Photography. Her career began with one of her proudest accomplishments: relocating to New York straight out of college to work as a photo producer, where she never settled for an entry-level mindset. It is this same tenacity that has helped make her the top producing agent at Living Room Realty in the Vancouver, WA area since 2021. This accomplishment is a testament to her unwavering commitment to client success. Throughout her career, Carrie has had the privilege of assisting over 100 homeowners achieve their real estate goals. What sets Carrie apart as an agent is her empathetic approach, ensuring that every client feels heard and understood throughout the buying or selling process. Carrie has lived in the Pacific Northwest since 2017, though she’s been visiting the area since her teenage years. Beyond her professional life, Carrie finds peace and joy in nature, spending summers by the river and winters in Hawaii. Amidst her successful career, Carrie's greatest joy is her son Jack, who brings boundless love and inspiration to her life. 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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