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All In For The Win!

By Constance Rigney, February 27, 2024

First time home buyers, Amelia and Steve know how to get the job done. They are the perfect blend of enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, and tenacity.

Referred by a former client (thanks Drew!), Amelia found a home she loved on a Saturday afternoon, called me up, and we were touring it by Saturday evening.

This house was gooooood! Plenty of room for crafting, writing, and Kona, their sweet puppy. They were ready to write an offer…in theory only, because they were yet to be preapproved by a lender. With sinking hearts and cries of, “Uh oh!” they learned that an offer deadline had been set for Tuesday. Steve and Amelia thought this house would be the one that got away.

However, I connected them with a lender that always answers on weekends, is an excellent communicator, and is super efficient at getting the job done (thanks Rayko!) and………. they were preapproved by Monday.

Turns out that first home was indeed the one that got away–the multiple offers were just too crazy. But, after touring a few more weeks, Amelia and Steve fell in love with a sweet little St John’s home and WENT FOR IT!

All in–we crafted such a solid offer that the the sellers accepted and took the home off the market before the weekend was even over! Swelling hearts, big smiles, and one very happy dog. Steve and Amelia seized their opportunity and it worked out perfectly.

It really is the just the right home for them. St. John’s is teaming with new restaurants for them to try and fun events to invite friends to. Pier Park is close by and provides great running for dogs and people. Amelia and Steve’s new home has enough space for all their hobbies and with all the beautiful natural light in the living room, Kona is now a professional sunbather. Hooray for happy endings! And, hooray for Steve and Amelia!

Constance Rigney

Broker | OR & WA


What I love about the field of real estate is that essentially, it’s about dreams and possibilities. It’s about finding a space that can support the life you are envisioning and crafting.

Whether purchasing your first home, dialing in your next investment property, or selling your home, my goal as your agent is to be your ally and advocate, to work diligently and creatively to help you through the process. What distinguishes me from other REALTORS®? My style in both real estate, and the rest of life, is down to earth and humorous; my spirit warm and enthusiastic. Being flexible, thorough, ethical, and a topnotch communicator are the cornerstones of my business. I am a dedicated worker and won’t stop until I get the job done! I grew up on the East Coast, but my sense of adventure brought me to Oregon, where I found a richness of community, and a great love for the wondrous natural environment of the Northwest.  I spent ten years in this city as a practitioner of Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, all the while learning about Portland’s neighborhoods, and hidden gems, through the stories of the fascinating people that call this lovely city home. Joyfully part of a dream team, I’m currently partnered with Matt Guy, wonderful human and long time real estate whiz. We work expeditiously to successfully help our clients turn their vision into reality. In my free time you might find me living the VW Van life with my dreamy husband, Scott, and firecracker daughter Roslyn; soaking up the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, supporting local non-profits, or celebrating Portland’s local music scene.
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