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Just Sold: Beaverton Condo for an incredible Client

By Scott Shoji, June 28, 2022

JUST SOLD

13050 SW Allen Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005


SOLD AT: $310,000

2 BED | 1 BATH | 1092 SQFT
MLS#
22618624 


I was introduced to Doug by way of referral from the amazing Sharon Bloudek, agent extraordinaire! He was looking for a condo within a very specific area of Beaverton and she was hoping I would be able to help him find that.

I am so glad she made the introduction, because Doug is the kind of client that everyone wishes for. He was looking to relocate from California to Oregon, to be closer to his family and grandkids, after the recent loss of his wife. To add to the weight of wanting to help him out, his late wife was a Realtor in California and had been a strong presence in all their previous sales and purchases. This added more gravity to make sure that I did my utmost best to represent him and help him out in his search.

Sometimes, we as brokers, want to make sure we prove our worth in a transaction. We explain strategies for helping get in contract, give our opinion when conducting the inspection on what is a reasonable ask for a repair request, or what might be of potential importance to a Buyer when reviewing condo docs. But in this case, Doug gave me a lesson that sometimes we may get in the way of a smooth transaction. Doug was level headed in his search, and when we did find the right condo for him, he was even keeled about what he wanted to write when it came to the offer to insure he got it. Doug was using Cash to purchase this home, so when we were able to find a home that had been on the market for longer than what the average days on market was showing he had the opportunity to attempt to negotiate on price or terms. Even with this ability to potentially flex some buying power, Doug opted to make sure he wrote an offer that was appealing to the Seller and that no one would come in and take it from him at the last minute. His clear, concise thinking made sure that we were able to get an accepted contract. This approach helped during the inspection period as well, as he was very realistic about what was a major concern to him and what something was that he could take care down the line. This helped us write a reasonable repair addendum of things he would prefer not to take on himself, and that was mostly accepted by the Seller. His forward thinking helped us through a very smooth transaction and successful closing, that enabled him to be close to his children and grandchildren.

Handing him his keys was extra special, because I knew he would be an amazing addition to the Beaverton community, of which I am a part of. I truly hope this move has helped him find happiness and closeness with those he loves.

Congrats Doug, you were everything a Realtor could ask for in a client and I truly appreciate you giving me some life lessons in the process.

Cheers!


 

    

all photos courtesy of Debra Neal of Windermere Realty Trust

Scott Shoji

Broker | OR

He/Him

Hello! My name is Scott Shoji and I am a licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker. I began my journey into Real Estate in 2005 specializing in new development mixed-use buildings & condos in Portland’s urban core. I was part of the sales teams for the Eliot Tower and The Westerly while at Debbie Thomas Real Estate, gaining first-hand knowledge of how a high-rise building is constructed from the ground up. Seeing all phases of the design, build, and sales process for condominium development helped frame my knowledge of the condo market. I am very familiar with most condo buildings in Portland and have published extensive market research on them for years. Before joining Living Room Realty, I worked with a top producing team that eventually became a boutique brokerage based out of the South Waterfront. This opportunity allowed me to expand my knowledge of not only the residential buildings in the area, but the ethos and vision of the community. I unequivocally loved being a condo owner and living in the heart of Downtown Portland where I took advantage of walking to farmers’ markets, concerts, festivals and food carts. Now living in a single-family home in the west-side suburbs of Portland, I enjoy watching my daughter ride her bike and my wife attempt to weed our garden. I feel like I can truly speak to the different experiences that each can offer and relate to buyers and sellers no matter what lifestyle they choose. I am a California transplant, having trekked North to earn degrees in English Literature & Business at the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) I have lived in Oregon on and off since 1996 and permanently made Portland my home in 2005. It is the love of this city that has welcomed me into its quirky arms that fuels my desire to help others find the same. Why Portland? The seasons! Leaves changing colors, the crisp winter air, lush green forests that convince you of another adventure. A thriving food scene where every other corner celebrates an up-and-coming chef, barista, or brewer. There is something so very accessible about Portland that charms and endears me. It feels intimate and easily accessed for a “big“ city. Where walking and cycling are embraced as popular modes of transportation and you are a short drive from the ocean, mountains, rivers and forests. What are you doing in your free time? You can usually find me artfully dodging or skillfully kicking rubber balls in my adult Dodgeball and Kickball leagues. I try and keep youthful at heart and these leagues help with that. Otherwise, I can be found tackling my untamable garden, improving my photography skills, or hiking the Pacific Northwest with my wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Elora and son, Auryn. Favorite Place Traveled To? This is probably a tie between Mürren, Switzerland, a picturesque mountain town deep in the Swiss Alps where I proposed to my wife, or Cambodia, where I experienced one of the most vibrant cultures traveling with my brother and sister. What can always be found close to you? A cup of black coffee and my computer. Why Real Estate? I have always loved the feeling of home. It is both a sense of place and a feeling of comfort. I find immense enjoyment in being able to help people find their home, whether that is handing over the keys to that very first home purchase, or helping someone take the next steps in life by selling the place that memories were made in. Not many careers can give that sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
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  • T: 503-927-3900
  • s.shoji@livingroomre.com

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