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Another Contingent Offer, Another Success Story

By Scott Shoji, July 20, 2021

Dillon and Lindsey came my way via referral and were looking to make a move to Portland from the East Coast. They were transparent about their needs for finding a home, but had to have it contingent on the sale of their home back East to be able to make it work. Contingent offers are never an easy proposition in a Seller’s market, so we had to keep our eyes peeled for the perfect home for themselves and their 4 boys. We came across a home in Ashcreek, sandwiched in between Multnomah Village and Garden Home, that fit the bill for them. On a cul-de-sac, 4 Bedrooms, den, and most importantly, in Portland, where family already was. This home had been on the market longer than the average, so we felt that it might be a good candidate for entertaining a contingent offer.

Dillon and Lindsey were the model of great communication, and after a FaceTime tour of the home, we made an offer. After some finessing of the timing for them to put their home on the market, we were able to get their contingent offer accepted. They navigated their timelines to list their home, get it on the market with their Realtor back East, and quickly accepted an offer and went pending. That began our timelines for their purchase, and we proceeded to conduct inspections, navigate repairs, have appraisal conducted (and it appraised!), and we had their financing ready to go for a timely closing. Thanks to Matt Jolivette at Associated Mortgage Brokers for his work on that side of things.

Cheers Dillon, Lindsey and Family! I hope your new home in Portland brings you the nearness to your family you were hoping for, and some extra set of hands for the boys!


6317 SW Bently Ct

Portland, Oregon 97219

LISTED AT: $658,000| SOLD AT: $658,000

4 BEDROOM | 2.1 BATH | 2,316 SQFT

photo courtesy of Eric Zechenelly of Willamette Equity Brokerage LLC

Scott Shoji

Broker | OR


Hello! My name is Scott Shoji and I am a licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker. I began my journey into Real Estate in 2005 specializing in new development mixed-use buildings & condos in Portland’s urban core. I was part of the sales teams for the Eliot Tower and The Westerly while at Debbie Thomas Real Estate, gaining first-hand knowledge of how a high-rise building is constructed from the ground up. Seeing all phases of the design, build, and sales process for condominium development helped frame my knowledge of the condo market. I am very familiar with most condo buildings in Portland and have published extensive market research on them for years. Before joining Living Room Realty, I worked with a top producing team that eventually became a boutique brokerage based out of the South Waterfront. This opportunity allowed me to expand my knowledge of not only the residential buildings in the area, but the ethos and vision of the community. I unequivocally loved being a condo owner and living in the heart of Downtown Portland where I took advantage of walking to farmers’ markets, concerts, festivals and food carts. Now living in a single-family home in the west-side suburbs of Portland, I enjoy watching my daughter ride her bike and my wife attempt to weed our garden. I feel like I can truly speak to the different experiences that each can offer and relate to buyers and sellers no matter what lifestyle they choose. I am a California transplant, having trekked North to earn degrees in English Literature & Business at the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) I have lived in Oregon on and off since 1996 and permanently made Portland my home in 2005. It is the love of this city that has welcomed me into its quirky arms that fuels my desire to help others find the same. Why Portland? The seasons! Leaves changing colors, the crisp winter air, lush green forests that convince you of another adventure. A thriving food scene where every other corner celebrates an up-and-coming chef, barista, or brewer. There is something so very accessible about Portland that charms and endears me. It feels intimate and easily accessed for a “big“ city. Where walking and cycling are embraced as popular modes of transportation and you are a short drive from the ocean, mountains, rivers and forests. What are you doing in your free time? You can usually find me artfully dodging or skillfully kicking rubber balls in my adult Dodgeball and Kickball leagues. I try and keep youthful at heart and these leagues help with that. Otherwise, I can be found tackling my untamable garden, improving my photography skills, or hiking the Pacific Northwest with my wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Elora and son, Auryn. Favorite Place Traveled To? This is probably a tie between Mürren, Switzerland, a picturesque mountain town deep in the Swiss Alps where I proposed to my wife, or Cambodia, where I experienced one of the most vibrant cultures traveling with my brother and sister. What can always be found close to you? A cup of black coffee and my computer. Why Real Estate? I have always loved the feeling of home. It is both a sense of place and a feeling of comfort. I find immense enjoyment in being able to help people find their home, whether that is handing over the keys to that very first home purchase, or helping someone take the next steps in life by selling the place that memories were made in. Not many careers can give that sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
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