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Oregon City Quickie!

By Ben Samson, May 21, 2019

 

This townhouse turned out to be a sale that real estate dreams are made of.  It wasn’t a million dollar sale.  It wasn’t close to my neighborhood or anything like that.  This was my first townhome listing in Oregon City and I’ve done multiple deals in Oregon City before but this was special.  The seller is the fiance´ of a former co-worker of mine and the plan was to sell his home and then buy a home after their wedding.  They found a home early in our search and we decided to list asap.  This is where the dream part starts.

We placed the home on the market on a Thursday evening and by Friday afternoon it was off the market.  We had multiple inquiries and showing requests.  That Friday morning two people saw the place.  Two people made offers above asking price.  We accepted one and took the other as a back up.  My seller was ecstatic and we moved forward.  And that was the dream.  Sold in 1 day, above asking price, a quick and clean offer.  The seller is getting married next month and I have some new friends that I’ll get to see at their wedding.

 

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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Ben Samson

Broker


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