Blog Buyer SE Portland Dreams Come True!

SE Portland Dreams Come True!

By Shannon Dooley, February 1, 2022

One of my favorite things about being a Realtor is helping people buy their first home.

It brings me so much joy to see people embark on their journey into homeownership and creating longitudinal wealth.

Meet Corey. I’ve known this lovely human for about 15 years and he has often thought about buying. Even though he has a great job he wasn’t convinced it was possible to do on his own. Working with a local credit union Corey was able to secure a zero down loan. It’s not the easiest thing to have a zero down loan accepted in this competitive market, but we were able to get into contract with our second offer. After inspections and negotiations we also got a new roof and enough credit to cover ALL off his closing costs and a home warranty!

Today we picked up the keys, went inside and immediately pulled up some of the carpet to inspect the beautiful hardwood floors hiding underneath. With a little bit of sweat and some paint this house is going to be completely transformed from grandma’s house to a stunning midcentury ranch. The large yard will be the perfect oasis for Hank, the very strange little cattle dog, and the perfect place for outdoor hangouts this summer.

I’m so excited to watch this journey and filled with gratitude that time and time again I am trusted to help people start their next chapter.

Shannon Dooley

Principal Broker in OR | Broker in WA | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist

She/Her

Long before I lived here I was enamored with the Pacific Northwest. Growing up in the high desert of Nevada I found the dichotomy of the moisture and associated life in the PNW incredibly appealing. As a teenager I was certain I wanted to live in Seattle, then one trip to Portland changed my mind. I was in love with this city instantly and knew this is where I wanted to grow and where I wanted to raise my daughter. That was 20 years ago and I’m still enamored. I have gotten to know this city inside and out and am continually grateful that my job is also my passion.  As a third generation REALTOR® I truly feel like real estate is in my DNA. Unlike many generational Realtors my business is built from the ground up. I started in 2016 and haven’t stopped yet. I believe in perpetual growth and am continually seeking knowledge and experience that will benefit my clients. I learned a lot about basic construction principles growing up with a father who could, and would, take on any home renovation project. More recently I took lessons from my former spouse who was a general contractor and home inspector. Those experiences provided a great base, but the most significant learning has happened since becoming a general contractor myself and starting a small construction company in 2019.  I love our communities, neighborhoods, and especially our houses. We are lucky to live in an architecturally diverse city where you can find almost any style of home and many vintage homes, some dating back to the 1800s. This can prove overwhelming for a lot of people, but I love these old houses and have an abundance of knowledge to help my clients navigate without fear.  I believe in real estate as the most important investment we can make for longitudinal wealth and want to help everyone realize that potential. For this reason first time homebuyers hold a special place in my heart, I love getting people started on that journey. The truth is I love it all. Seasoned investors who just want to talk numbers? Great. Coordinating with empathy and kindness to handle an estate? Yes please. Working with sellers to prepare their homes and finding the right way to say goodbye? Absolutely. I love it all. When I’m not obsessing over houses or helping my clients prepare for their next move you can find me hiding out in the mountains or at the beach, traveling internationally, re-learning the piano, meeting new people, attempting to keep house plants alive, exploring Portland neighborhoods, and supporting local businesses. I bought my dream house in North Portland where I live with my dog Arnold and the worlds most talkative cat John Meowkovich. I’m always taking on some sort of life endeavor and have been part of starting a food truck, owning and developing a small farm property, and writing a children’s book. “Can’t Stop - Won’t Stop” should probably be my motto. My adult daughter is an amazing human that brings me great joy. I couldn’t be more proud.  
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