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Hello? Is it me you’re looking for?

By Ben Samson, July 12, 2020

What a great learning experience!  In the midst of the Covid pandemic my sellers, both of whom are healthcare workers, wanted to sell and search for their dream home.  As my first home listing in Milwaukie I had many questions to answer: do people desire Milwaukie as much as Portland?  what kind of marketing will make this work?  what expectations will the sellers have knowing that they were supposed to marry this spring and now it’s up in the air?.  I learned so much about myself, this area, and my business while selling this home.

It was the biggest and nicest home on the block and it was 1 of 4 homes on that same block that were for sale.  As soon as we went on the market we had multiple calls, multiple showings (with safety precautions in place), and sustained high interest.  We were under contract in 2 days with agents calling about back up, cash offers, etc while be in pending status.

Congratulations to my sellers and I look forward to your future.

Ben Samson

Broker

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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