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The definition of laid back and easy.

By Benedict Samson, August 14, 2019



Last year I had helped Jesse and his partner buy a former church property.  It was in disrepair and had multiple issues but throughout the inspection process they were both easy going and did not stress out about the problems laid before them.  They had a goal in mind and they knew they would do almost anything to achieve it.  They owned this home in Montavilla and were in no rush to sell it so they kept it.  They let friends and family use the home as they didn’t need it.

I received a text from Jesse stating their desire to sell this summer and of course they had a goal in mind.  We put it on the market and within 2 weeks we were off the market, under contract, and the buyers were doing inspections.  Not once did my clients state or show any fears, concerns, or difficulties.  We all knew it was an older home, built in 1972, without any major upgrades in the past 3 years.  The buyers asked for reasonable repairs and Jesse was happy to make it work.  He trusted me and my opinions on what was required and what was necessary.  Easy!

Once again I’m happy to help Jesse attain his goals and it was a pleasure to work with him.

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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