Blog Stories Addicted to Renovating

Addicted to Renovating

By Kim Parmon, May 9, 2018

You guys, I have a problem.  It’s taken me years to fully admit this but I’ve finally come to terms with it: I’m an addict.

If I don’t have a project to work on I feel like I’m going a bit crazy.  And when I feel like I’m going a bit crazy I start to look at buying a new house and moving my whole family in order to LIVE in a new project, which is a terrible idea.  I’ve figured out that I need my design fix and I need it bad!  So I’ve learned to compensate by fixing OTHER houses, much to the relief of my child.

A few weeks ago I was trolling the RMLS at 4 pm on a Saturday, as you do when you’re an addict.  And there it was: a great deal about a mile away from my house.  I packed up the family into the car and headed right over.  Yes, it smelled.  Yes, everything needed to be done.  No, I would not let my daughter touch a single thing in there.  But I knew it was perfect. It had great potential and my 6:30 we had an offer in.

Miraculously, the bank took our offer despite having multiples that were higher.  We got lucky!  And two days after closing the project is already flying along.

So now here I am, knee deep in Pinterest and reading blogs on the best way to refinish cabinets while my husband is trying to figure out how to transport a pallet of flooring to the property in one trip instead of eight.  I’ve got visions of encaustic tile dancing in my head.  Yeah, I know.  I’m kind of nuts.  It’s a good thing that I have the perfect job for addicts like me!


Are you a design addict too?  I’d love to help you find your next project!  Reach out to me any time at 503-438-5101 or at

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 | 
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