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Buying a Home – Business Unusual

By Gabrielle Enfield, April 2, 2020

Hi Readers!

How’s everyone doing? To be honest, today has been a little tough… both my husband and I have had really busy days with work, leaving less time than we’d like to keep our kids engaged and their brains and bodies active. It is what it is.

I’ve been busy today because I helped bring to market a great little bungalow in Overlook. We’ve spent a lot of time going over what made the most sense to provide access to the home, all the while building tools and resources to do what we could to keep people safe. I’ve been keeping in mind what I’ve been sharing over social media, and with my active buyers on what to expect during this most unusual time.

  1. Be serious about buying. Get pre-approved. You will need to provide proof of it to access homes, and will definitely need a strong pre-approval to accompany your offer.
  2. Look for Virtual Tours. Many agents are including virtual tours, 3D access and immersive videos to give a sense of what being inside the house would be like, without having to step foot in it.
  3. Broker goes 1st. When touring, I will enter the home first with gloves and PPE to ensure cabinets, closets, drawers and such are open. Lights are on. This minimizes any need for the interested buyer to touch. And there will only be 2 people at a time in the house, respecting social distancing.
  4. A tour is the last check box before writing. I’m providing my clients and me with rubber gloves, I made a big batch of homemade hand sanitizer and encourage buyers to LOOK but DON’T TOUCH.

Here’s an example of a sign I made for my listing:

Ultimately, if you don’t need to buy or sell your home right now, don’t. The real estate market is a long play, and I am not going anywhere. But if life has handed you something that is making a move necessary, please reach out. I’m here for you. 503 388 2788

Thanks. Be safe. Be well.

Gabrielle Enfield


Real estate can be a wild ride. It's important you find your wingwoman.

I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. It's a relationship for the long haul. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my client partners through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need an understanding of where to start, when it comes to getting ready to sell? I'll put my background in project management to work and let you know what needs to happen, complete with spreadsheets, if you're into it. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? I'll sharpen my pencil and make sure the numbers make sense. First-timer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? This Mama Bear's got you covered, and will be sure to point out what you need to look for. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? I'm a Pac NW native, and even with all its growth and change, this place still gives me butterflies. I grew up in Woodland, Washington, and am a proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. #boymom Before real estate, my career spans two decades of expertise I'm fortunate enough to apply every day. These experiences range from being a TV news anchor (visual storyteller) to helping develop some of the world's beloved brands (strategy and engagement). I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom home designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a Realtor and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my clients' real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you. For a look inside my everyday life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. High fives!
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