Blog Stories 2020: The Things You Took and The Things You Gave

2020: The Things You Took and The Things You Gave

By Sean Patrick O'Feery, January 8, 2021

2020 has been many things but in an effort to sort it all out I have written this not comprehensive list. To be clear, I am speaking from my own experience of 2020.

 

Some of the things you took:

The lives of too many citizens of this planet
The life of a friend and a co-worker
So many livelihoods
My parents ability to live independently and thus, their home in Arizona
Full participation from my business partner, Carly
A sense of ‘normal’
Live music and social get togethers
Our annual clients and friends BBQ
Hugs
The spontaneity of meeting new friends
Lots of birthday parties
Our childcare for a good while (thank god they are back and fingers crossed they are able to stay open too)
The thin vale that kept me believing that our healthcare system is to help people.  With that veil removed, I was reminded that our healthcare system is designed to make… profits.

Some of the things you gave:

Three months of recovery and a terrifying rehab experience for my mother Carolyn
A level of anxiety about everyday existence, my health and the health of those around me
Leukemia to my dear business partner of the past 7 years, Carly
The opportunity to share more time with my parents now that they have moved to Portland
A total break from what I thought my life was/is
An opportunity to prioritize my life
A greater sense of injustice to our most vulnerable citizens
A long, raw look at racism in American and how we/I treat and support our people of color in this country
A sense of hope for changes long overdue
Time with my daughter Ruby
Summer popsicles in the yard with our little family
Stress
The return of our babysitter Abby into our little family
The ‘Opportunity’ to cook at home… every night

 

Thanks for indulging me, these lists are simply cathartic.

 

Sean O'Feery

Earth Advantage & ADU Specialist Broker

Hello my name is Sean Patrick O'Feery,   I am thrilled to give you the attention to detail and service that you deserve from a skilled, motivated and intuitive Real Estate agent.  I love this work and will make your purchase or sale to be as smooth, rewarding and exciting and it should be.
  • My business has been built on referrals; over 95% of my clients come to me from other happy clients, friends, family or trusted lenders.
  • Integrity is the most important component of my business.  My reputation is a reflection of the integrity I bring to my work and I work hard to earn it.  You can count on me to give you my honest and informed opinion that will serve you first.  My fiduciary responsibly is to you; my client and I hold this ideal to the highest standard.
  • Communication is essential!  I will provide you complete and timely information so you can make good decisions.  I will keep you informed to the next step and beyond at every point of the process from the introduction meeting to the closing and beyond.
  • Negotiation skills in this business are a must; I will be a fierce advocate for you throughout the process.
  • A broad knowledge of homes and their conditions. Whether it is a 1909 Craftsman or a LEAD Certified new construction it is important to have experience of what and where to look for quality or concerns. We have our own experience in remodeling homes and maintain good relationships with inspectors and contractors.
  • I am always seeking to refine my practice, learning new tools or to solidify my knowledge of our market, neighborhoods and the inventory.  You can count on me to be informed, skilled and up to date with the latest search and marketing tools.
  • I want to maintain our relationship to continue and to be a valuable resource for you.  I love to be of service.
As your buying agent: I am dedicated to having you feel cared for before, during and after the purchase.  I meet clients where they are at and find out how I can provide the best service. Every purchase is individually tailored to each buyer. My priority is to find the home you love in the best condition for the best value. As your selling agent: I am dedicated to having you feel cared for before, during and after the sale. I will work closely with you to identify your priorities. A complete marketing plan supported by the brokerage best known in Portland for marketing tools, skills and style that will serve you well. My consistent focus on every sale is to get you the best return from the most qualified buyers for the sale of your home. My neighborhoods: I live on the East Side and know the areas from Gresham to the inner East Side like a well worn glove. I love to work, shop and spend time on the West Side. I know the nuances of the West Side communities from downtown to Hillsboro. Oregon City is a great community and Tigard is no stranger. For me, it’s about finding what is best for you in the greater Portland area. I am happy to introduce you to the unique communities that make this area so great! If you want to know a little more about me- I love, live and breathe Real Estate. & I built a home with my dad. I know what a quality build looks like and some things to watch out for. The inspection period in sale or purchase of a home is an opportunity for me to shine. I have recently remodeled two homes with my wife and we own a couple of great rentals. Maintaining great relationships with vetted contractors is a must in my life and work.   I spend winters watching the snow reports of Baker, Steven’s, Crystal, Brundage, Meadows and Mt. Bachelor. Photo is circa 1993 coming down from Camp Muir on Mt Rainier… in Oakley Blades.   This is my wife. This is my child. My pets. My family. If you would like genuine, focused and sincere representation in the sale or purchase of your home please call or email, providing excellent service has been a long-standing source of pride. Sincerely, Sean O’Feery (206) 795-0703 sean@livingroomre.com
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