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Creating more housing in Montavilla

By Kim Parmon, January 28, 2020

Mike and I met several years ago.  I thought he was wonderful but he had relationships with other real estate agents and I didn’t want to infringe on that.  So we were friendly but we didn’t really work together.  Then, out of the blue, Mike gave me a call last year.  He had purchased a piece of land and he was planning on putting two new construction homes on it.  Did I think it was a good idea?  If so, would I list them?

Being who I am, the answer is never going to just be “yes” because I want the listings.  I sat down and took a good, hard look at the comps.  I discussed them with Mike in great detail and gave him a conservative estimate of the price I thought they might sell for.  Mike wanted to know if I would do this project or if I thought he should just try to sell the land.  After looking at the numbers I thought it made sense to move forward.

Mike had a contractor on board to build but he wanted to know if I could help him pick out finishes.  Um… yes please!  I love helping to design properties and I happily met Mike and his builder at CFM and took them through some ideas I had.  Design trends shift pretty quickly.  I could see that certain styles tended to sell for more money so I suggested those styles to Mike.

I’m happy to report that today we closed on the sale of the first property and we will be closing soon on the sale of the second.  Being that Mike is the nicest guy ever I can say that this one was a real pleasure.

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Kim is the first person who will tell you she never expected to be a Realtor. She's had many creative jobs in the past and spent years as a high-volume bartender-turned-bar owner, which she feels gave her an essential skill that translates beautifully into her career in real estate: the ability to juggle 1,000 things at the same time while keeping everyone calm! She became obsessed with buying a house after the market crashed in 2009, finally buying her very first teeny-tiny dilapidated bungalow as a short sale in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, spent a few years fixing it up, then sold it for a profit and bought another project. And then they did it again. And the rest is history! Kim's talent for finding diamonds in the rough has made her into one of Portland's most sought-after investment Realtors. She loves seeing the missed potential in properties and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve to find great investments but this talent is equally useful when it comes to traditional buyers and sellers. When you buy a home with Kim's assistance you can be sure that she is looking at all angles of the purchase to make sure it aligns with your financial goals as well as your lifestyle and she will stop at nothing to make sure you are taken care of! Some of her clients think she's gotten their offers accepted through sheer force of will! When you list a house with her she will go above and beyond to present your house in the best possible light to make sure you maximize your return on investment. Above all else, Kim prides herself on her integrity and believes that everyone deserves a caring Realtor partner who truly listens and tries to do what's right for her clients, even when no one is looking. She is thrilled to call this beautiful city home and can't wait to help you make your dreams come true through real estate.
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