Blog Stories Chickens Seal The Deal ?

Chickens Seal The Deal ?

By Julia Robertson, October 25, 2018

Newlyweds Elizabeth and Matthew moved up to Portland from Southern California in search of a place to call home to start a family.

After combing through Milwaukie, we found an adorable ranch style home, with an incredible outdoor space. It was apparent the homeowners took pride in the upkeep of their home… as well as their beloved chickens.

Hearing that there were other -even higher- offers in hand, we knew we had to use any and every tool in order to ensure an accepted offer. Seeing and hearing how important the chickens were to them, but also knowing the sellers had to leave them behind, Elizabeth and Matthew wrote up a letter to them, and in the letter they mentioned how well they would take care of the chickens… and little did they know, that would do the trick!

The transaction -like any other- had it’s wins, and challenges. Elizabeth and Matthew handled both with understanding and grace. They knew that whatever was going to happen, was how it was meant to be -which is a rare but incredible attitude to have as first time home buyers.

At signing, as some jitters were kicking in once documents were almost complete… the couple was put at ease when their wedding song “Build This House” began playing through the main speaker system at random. It was one of those surreal moments that feels like it only happens in movies. All of us in the room got a bit misty eyed (because who wouldn’t??) and celebrated their massive and awesome success with spirits, and a photo to document such an amazing moment.

Elizabeth and Matthew are so excited to begin this new chapter in their lives in the perfect starter home… with 5 new chicken friends!




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JULIA ROBERTSON | Living Room Realty

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Julia Robertson

Earth Advantage Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Julia Robertson is first and foremost a passionate Oregonian. She moved to Oregon eleven years ago and genuinely loves showing the city to clients who are considering whether to relocate. Julia constantly explores the city so that she can accurately match clients with a part of Portland Metro or Vancouver that is perfect them. She believes that everyone deserves the chance to own a home in an area or neighborhood that they love. Since a real estate purchase is one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make, Julia works tirelessly with her clients to build a trusting relationship and help them find not just a house, but a home. She has experience working with a broad range of clients to fulfill their diverse and unique needs. Are you selling your home? Purchasing your first condo downtown? Searching for property outside of the city? Looking to buy an investment property? Julia can help you come up with a plan that meets your timeline, your budget  and your needs.  If you’d like to meet for coffee or lunch to discuss potential real estate opportunities, Julia would love to hear from you. When Julia represents a client in the sale or purchase of a home, Julia treats the agency they have like a friendship, going above and beyond to serve her clients. She considers the client’s budget, bottom line, area preferences, and future plans. While Julia doesn’t consider herself a “sales person,” she does have over twenty years of experience in the field of sales and knows how to conduct herself in negotiations and details. Your business is Julia’s top priority, and she always makes herself available. From an early age, Julia loved everything related to homemaking.  Her childhood spent moving from town to town and always having to be “the new kid” gave her the personal confidence to meet new people and boldly operate in the high stakes world of real estate. Julia is a licensed Realtor in Oregon and Washington as a Seller Representative Specialist(SRS) and Earth Advantage-certified broker. She currently serves on the Living Room Realty broker advisory board and attends the Portland B corporation meetings.
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