Blog Stories A Win in Sellwood

A Win in Sellwood

By Kim Parmon, May 17, 2021

I have a love affair with Sellwood.  I live nearby in Milwaukie, but I tend to hang out there.  The river front off leash dog park is a favorite of my family’s.  We frequent Jade Teahouse, Reverend’s BBQ, and Oodles for Kids toy store.  Spending a Saturday at Sellwood Park is one of my favorite things to do with my kiddo.

Earlier this year, I sold a rental property to the tenant that lived there.  She loved the home and wanted to stay forever, and I felt strongly that she should be able to.  My husband and I made several offers on other investment properties and nothing was working out for us.  We got pretty discouraged.  We debated forgoing doing a 1031 exchange because the timing might not work out.  We even stopped looking for a property and focused on other things for awhile.

One day, I was browsing the Living Room Realty app, looking at homes (because this is what I do for fun in my off time) and found a great little bungalow in Sellwood.  There was a detached ADU on the property too, and both houses were tenant occupied.  The numbers worked really well as an investment.  I figured there was no way this property would be possible for us to get.  We had missed the open house and couldn’t see inside.  It was really cute and in such a great area, it would probably go beyond our max.  I called the agent anyway to see what the story was.  I was right: the sellers had a counter out to an offer they had already received, and it looked like it was probably a done deal.  I was upset that I’d missed this one (that will show me for not looking every day!), but something told me to write an offer anyway.  As I always say, the only way you know it’s going to be a “no” is if you don’t try at all!  I submitted it to the agent, and thought to myself “if it’s meant to work out, it will.”

A couple hours later, I got a text that read “I’m so glad you decided to offer anyway.”  The counter fell through, and the sellers decided my family was the right buyer to pass this beautiful property along to.  And the icing on the cake was the agent telling me that she knew Living Room agents were always wonderful to work with, so our offer went right to the top of the pile because of my brokerage.  What a win!


Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
Read More
  • T: 503-438-5101

You might also enjoy

Hello, its Real Estate by Julia!

Julia Robertson

Let me re-introduce myself. Hello, I’m Julia! Real Estate Broker in Oregon, Washington and Utah. I’ve...


Aryne + Dulcinea

THE LRR SPRING NEWSLETTER IS HERE! Check out Living Room Realty’s Spring newsletter full of stories,...

Just Listed! Rose City Park Jewel Box!

The Twin Team

3325 NE 73rd Ave Portland, Oregon 97213 Redesigned, reimagined and restored to perfection! This sweet sized...


Aryne + Dulcinea