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Rub-a-Dub-Dub, It’s all about the Tub…

By Erika George & Kari McGee, November 22, 2022

It’s our job to figure out what truly excites you when you embark upon a real estate purchase with our team.  We want to know what makes your heart sing and once we find that out, it makes it a whole lot easier to help you find your perfect property!

Rachel and Joe were not only looking for a new Portland home from across states lines from us, they also were looking across states lines from each other!  This definitely was a long-distance real estate purchase times two.  But in spite of some long-distance communication constraints, three things became clear very early on in Joe and Rachel’s search:  1.  Bathtubs were important.  We’re not talking some mamby-pamby, low-to-the-ground, skinny, hemmed-in tub.  We’re talking a big-ass soaking tub with a view and light and privacy all at the same time!

So thank you 1990s for installing some of the biggest, most luxurious soaking tubs out there for that at-home spa experience.  A little dated didn’t matter, it was all about the size and the view.   Which brings us to #2…

2.  Rachel and Joe wanted a lot with a woodsy, private, oasis feel but it couldn’t be dark.  Some sun was a definite must for Rachel and Joe.  Ok, a little trickier for wooded, wet SW Portland but no big deal, we managed to find that too.

Rachel and Joe’s house backs to wooded green-space but the trees head down the hill from their lot so their main-floor view is almost all fluffy green tree canopy and sky.  Their extensive decks plunge into the trees right before the ground slopes gently away from the house, creating a fantastic sense of light, green and breath around the home.  It is truly magical.

And 3.  A spacious garage with room for some serious tinkering.  Again, thank you 1990s for the oversized 2 and 3-car garages, right up front for easy access, that allowed Joe to cross off his one “must-have” for this home purchase!

And given the timing of this purchase and some savvy negotiating, Joe and Rachel were able to take advantage of our transitioning market and negotiate $35,000 off the advertised sales price!

Welcome to Portland Joe and Rachel.  We are so happy to have you here and we can’t wait to see how your life blooms in SW Portland!


Erika George & Kari McGee

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Meet cousins Erika George and Kari McGee - the highly skilled HouseLovePDX Team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

Broker Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts, and 10 incredible years of real estate success stories.  Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor®  with almost 20 years of real estate experience under her belt. As Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®) we love to put our superpowers to work to help all kinds of folks transition to new chapters with compassion, expert guidance, and a customized plan.

Here are our Top Five Favorite Things to do for you:

1.  Ask you questions (lots of questions!) and actually listen to your answers. 2.  Show out-of-area Buyers all the fun neighborhoods and important spots that make the Portland Metro area special. 3.  Crack you and ourselves up with funny photos and random moments of hilarity that pop up in a day of touring homes or after a long day of listing preparation chores! 4.  Negotiate and advocate strenuously for you and your goals. 5.  Celebrate the many (big and small) milestones in a real estate sale or purchase. 6.  Watch your life grow and change after the sale closes, and be there for you when you need us. ps - oh how we adore your "look at what we did to this house" photos!  And lunch. We also adore lunching with you.  (Yes, we know, that's two in one and we're already at six...). 7.  Make "Top-Five" lists that always have more than 5 top-fives.  Just goes to show you how much we love to exceed your expectations! We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612  
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