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When It’s Meant to Be

By Kim Parmon, November 13, 2020

Sometimes, things are just meant to be.  I find myself saying that phrase a lot these days.  This market has been red hot and it can be hard to be a homebuyer!  I watch my clients fall for a home, write an offer, and then get the news that there are eleven other offers competing.  I remind them that if it’s meant to be, it will work out!  They not always believe me, but it always ends up being true.

Johnny and Savannah are two of the loveliest people you’ll ever meet.  They are good friends with some of my past clients and gave me a call earlier this year to say they were ready to find their first home.  We explored different neighborhoods, price points, and styles.  They considered new construction but were more drawn to vintage charm.  They thought they had found “the one” and wrote a strong offer on a beautiful house in North East Portland.  Unfortunately they ended up competing against many other offers and the home ultimately sold for well above their budget.  They were bummed but undeterred.  We continued our search, but nothing was popping up that felt as good to them.

I’ve been mostly working from home during the pandemic, but I happened to be in the office one day at the exact right time.  One of my fantastic colleagues was also there and we said hello to each other.  I told him that I have these wonderful clients that are having a hard time finding their house and something clicked in for him.  He let me know that he had a new listing coming on the market in two days time.  He described the house and it sounded perfect.  I waited patiently for his listing day and sent Johnny and Savannah the property as soon as it hit the market.  They absolutely loved it and we got in right away to see it.

Once again, there were multiple offers.  But this time, Johnny and Savannah prevailed!  Between their aggressive offer and my great relationship with the list agent, we got it!  Johnny and Savannah were able to buy their first home, which happens to have been a home that was loved and cared for by one owner for 40 years.  I am so excited for them to raise their family in such a wonderful place.

When it’s meant to be, it happens!  Hang in there, friends.  Your house is out there!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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