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Beginner’s Luck

By Nichole Connelly, January 15, 2021

It’s no secret that the Portland/Vancouver market is still on fire! First time buyers are already pretty scared, then you throw them into a hurricane of a market and it can be exponentially intimidating. I met Caitlin and Drew over the phone the first time, as we discussed timeline, budget, wish lists and expectations. They seemed surprisingly calm and prepared, so the hunt began! We saw four houses on our first tour, and they fell in love with the very first one we saw. I will admit that I was a bit apprehensive for two reasons. One: I saw that the house went pending in and out a few times, which raised some red flags. Two: had they really seen enough to feel this confident in the house? But we knew that we were in a fast and furious multiple offer market.. and we optimistically made an offer. Not only did we get the house, we were able to negotiate some necessary repairs and slide into a smooth close! Congrats on your first home, I hope it’s as enjoyable as you have been!

Nichole Connelly

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Driven, passionate and all done with a sense of humor. Nichole’s love for people will shine through the moment you meet her. With more than 15 years in the finance industry, she not only knows the in and outs of lending, affordability and marketing; she has a solid understanding of how to blend aggressive negotiations with kindness and integrity to get the optimal result for her clients. An Oregonian native- Nichole grew up in the Willamette valley, went to college in Eugene and finished up in Portland in 2004. Her love for unique architecture and the joy in finding “the perfect home” logically led her to becoming a REALTOR®. Nichole prides herself on representing individuals and families from all walks of life, and is passionate to create an equal opportunity- especially when buying a home. From starter homes, to investment properties- her attention to detail, experience, quick response time and genuine desire to please her clients will be a continued asset to both sides of the sales process.
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