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SOLD: A perfect first home in Tigard for my wonderful clients

By Sally Tansill, June 14, 2021

Agents and their clients in Portland are all aware of current market conditions and how many concessions buyers have to make to win the day and mine were no different.  After writing 8 offers, with appraisal gap coverage, free rent back, and more we found ourselves in backup or position more often than not.  My clients are first-time homebuyers who are expecting a new baby in a matter of weeks.  After touring many homes they called me and said they would like to write on a house that they had seen during an open house and so we crafted a strong offer, with an escalation to try to hedge our bets.  The wonderful end to this story is that our offer was accepted, it wasn’t the highest and they did not exercise the escalation! The down-payment and terms were enough for the seller to choose my clients and we did not have to waive inspections or compromise on their due diligence to get to the finish line.  The house appraised at value and we are closing early, dreams really do come true.

I would like to express my gratitude to the listing agent and her client for the ray of sunshine they offered to us and for their kind and cordial attitude throughout the transaction. It has been a great reminder of why I love doing this job and how wonderful it can be to work with agents and clients who are full of good intentions.

Sally Tansill

Broker | OR


Sally moved to Portland with her family in 2012 from Brooklyn, NY, seeking an improved quality of life and a change of pace from her busy career in the sports industry. Moving with very little personal connection to the city was difficult and at times overwhelming, but she knew it would suit her lifestyle and be a place that reinforced the values she wanted for her children, and she was right! A mother of three (four, including her dog Eli), she has navigated new neighborhoods, schools, and other city resources and looks forward to sharing that knowledge with people looking to create or renew their own sense of place. The idea of "home" means something different to everyone and Sally's goal for her clients is to find the place where that word resonates for them. Every stage of life provides an element of transition and that often comes with a desire to change your surroundings. For some, it could be a question of space while for others it is changing scenery between the city and the country. Sally has lived in apartments, condominiums, teepees (long story), studios, rented houses, and now owns a home as well as a few rental properties with her husband in Portland. Sally is an avid skier and music fan and loves that this city provides the opportunity to pursue all of those interests in such an accessible way. Her sports loyalties still lie on the east coast, but she has caught the Portland Timbers bug and loves going to games with her family: the camaraderie is contagious! Ever the optimist, she believes that positive relationships and people are the key to personal and professional success, especially when it comes to real estate! She loves sharing her experience and wants to guide her clients to the place they call home.
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