Blog Stories A Powerful Couple's Home Search

A Powerful Couple’s Home Search

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, May 23, 2022

Andy and Julia understood construction. They specifically wanted a house that had never been renovated or updated so that they could customize the remodel. Sometimes these houses can be even more competitive than houses that have had updates because Portlanders value the details found in homes with original pieces. The competition was fierce. Many cash offers and many buyers were going higher in price or willing to close even sooner.

One piece of advice we give our clients is that it is important to talk with your lender about the need to have a fast close and what steps need to be taken ahead of time so that when you find that home you want, we are ready to put forth a very appealing offer.

When Andy and Julia found that home, they had already done the work to be able to close quickly. This, combined with other pieces in our offer, made them the most appealing buyer and they got into contract!

Because of their knowledge of construction, they understood that inspections could cause them to worry. The inspection period is all about finding out the details of the house, what needs to be updated, what needs to be repaired, and what needs a complete replacement. This step is to protect the buyer from purchasing a property full of unknown issues. Now, in any property, there comes a time where updates need to happen to keep the home functioning excellently. With homes that have never been updated, you can expect that there might be a lot of repairs and replacements needed.

A lot of buyers would be extremely stressed or worried about inspections on a home as original and unique as this one, but Andy and Julia kept calm. They approached negotiations with clear expectations and without losing tact.

We fought hard to get Andy and Julia a great seller credit.  Andy and Julia were calm and collected about this market and closed in time for them to go on a vacation right after the sale.

The timing was incredible – they bought their dream home, went on a vacation, and will be getting married all in one year!

Cheers to you both power couple! We are honored to have been chosen to be part of your Real Estate Journey!

Jason & Kristin Anderson

Broker | Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR

We are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What we love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your REALTOR® for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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