Blog Buyer The Mullet House

The Mullet House

By Benedict Samson, December 16, 2020

This is an interesting home: Built in 1922 it’s your standard small, maybe even a “tiny” home when it was originally built, with some updates like the open kitchen, new appliances, refinished wide plank floors, etc.  Then in 2019 the seller built an addition to the back of the home that added a master suite that is larger than the size of the original home! Business in the front and a party in the back!

I had taken Jamie on approximately 65 showings.  A record in my books that I’m not mad about.  We had our ups and downs throughout the summer, making offers and getting rejected were definitely the “downs” but the “ups” were a longer term item for me.   Working with a first time home buyer, newish to Portland, really needing my advice and guidance, while making sure we were a good fit all turned out to be my “ups” in the end.  Throughout this process we narrowed our focus and felt like we were in the movie Groundhogs Day.  We then took a much needed break from our search for about 4-5 weeks.  I called Jamie up and said that since we’re entering the winter season here in Portland it may be easier to get our offer accepted if she fell in love with something enough to make an offer.  She was excited but with some doubt and on our first showing since “getting the band back together” we made an offer that was readily accepted and she is now the new homeowner of this awesome home in a great neighborhood!


Benedict Samson

Broker | OR

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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