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One and Done: Closed in Richmond!

By Olivia Rush, June 20, 2023

How cute are these two on their brand new front porch?! 

Sherwin and Jessica sauntered into an open house I was hosting in February. They were looking to move out of their west side apartment and into one of the east side’s more walkable neighborhoods.

We began working together, which was fun because 1) they’re cool and 2) they like beautiful houses 😉 Don’t get me wrong, I love nothing more than helping buyers purchase “plain jane” homes with massive upside potential. But there’s just nothing like a dolled up classic prewar Portland home, is there?

Another great aspect of working with Jess and Sherwin – they knew what they wanted. Not as much in a 3 bed, 2 bath, 2000 sq ft kinda way – more that they just knew when a home had *it,* and when it didn’t. They were strategic about the homes they saw, and knew what they were and weren’t willing to compete for.

So, when we stumbled along a gorgeous foursquare just blocks off Division with incredible bones, Jess and Sherwin saw what a fresh paint job and a few new light fixtures could do for this property, and we pounced.

One offer, one acceptance, a fairly chill inspection, reasonable sellers, great co-op agents, and a high appraisal (!!) later, and it’s champagne on the front porch time!

These two were a joy to work with! Cheers Jessica + Sherwin, can’t wait to see which white you pick for the walls!

Olivia Rush

Broker | OR


As your trusted guide through the buying or selling process, you can expect me to customize my services to your specific goals and preferences, much like I did for my students during my ten years as an educator. My clients’ goals vary. A couple retiring to the Big City after 30 years on 22 acres. A woman purchasing her first home independently. A couple upsizing to support a growing family. Two friends pooling their resources to make their first investment possible. A couple navigating a divorce and the sale of their home. A refugee family with limited English setting down roots in this country. Deaf investors looking to maximize profit on their flip.  A couple selling the home of their daughter who has lost her battle to cancer. A family relocating from across the country and buying sight-unseen.  These situations all require unique, dynamic, and holistic approaches. Everyone has different needs, and it is my top priority to meet my clients where they are. For me, real estate is not transactional. It is deeply personal and inevitably life-changing. While each client requires a tailored strategy, my work ethic is unwavering. With me you can always expect organization, tenacity, responsiveness, dedication, and hustle. A gatherer of resources, a communicator of all options and possible outcomes. As your advocate, I will be brutally honest so you know what to expect. A skilled negotiator, I’ll consider every angle with your dreams and goals in mind. My clients often end up feeling like family. I am honored they trust me enough to return to me as their needs change and refer me to their friends, family, and communities. What are your real estate goals and dreams? Call or text me so we can meet to discuss your vision.   Curious about the home-buying process in Portland? Click here to sign up for one of my free The How To Buy A House Class™ classes!
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