Blog Stories All in the Family

All in the Family

By Kim Parmon, October 23, 2019

I met Diane through another Living Room agent.  She wanted to sell her duplex and was looking for someone who was comfortable working in the investment realm.  I’m always so honored when one of my colleagues, who I truly believe are the best of the best, trust me with their referrals.  I met Diane and loved her right away, so we got to work!

Pricing a duplex can be complicated.  It’s important to look at it a number of ways: first, what have comparable duplexes sold for?  That obviously weighs in.  But the condition of the property as well as the rents received are also huge factors for investors.  A buyer who has to spend big money to get an investment property to cash flow properly is going to need to spend less on its acquisition.  And if rents are under market and drive the cap rate down that’s a big deal too.

The good news for me was that Diane had kept her property in top condition.  She went above and beyond what most landlords do and her tenants adored her because of it.  The impeccable maintenance really showed and we found our buyer, who just happened to be represented by yet another Living Room agent.  And, of course, it was a great transaction working with a top notch professional!

Yesterday, Diane closed on her sale and I couldn’t be happier for her.  Congrats, Diane!  I can’t wait to see what your next chapter holds for you!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life and this one is sticking!  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and looking out at the treetop view of her 1977 wood paneled contemporary with its 360-degree fireplace.  As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it so it's no surprise that quirky architecture and unique spaces are a draw for her.  Formerly in the entertainment industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow in Pasadena, CA.  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, a new passion was born.  This passion eventually led her to put down roots in Portland in 2015 and grow her referrals-based business in her new hometown.  Kim excels at seeing the potential in a space and gets excited about maximizing both the functionality and beauty of a home. Kim 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, and empathic.  Her successful approach to negotiation is based on psychology and being adaptive to each situation she is in.  Her ethics and reputation are cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and grumpy old rescue dogs.  She loves yoga, dancing, 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.
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