Blog Rural Coming Together with Creativity during COVID 19

Coming Together with Creativity during COVID 19

By Stacy Stokes, June 11, 2020

My seller accepted an offer on this beautiful piece of property just before Oregon felt the effects of COVID-19. Inspections were finished, repairs agreed upon. Everything was settled and moving forward toward closing. Then COVID 19 hit Oregon hard. The buyer’s jobs were both effected, causing much stress. Jumbo loans disappeared, making financing for these buyers seem like an impossibility. It’s times like these that the value of a great agent really comes into play. The easy thing may be letting the sale fall apart. However, instead of terminating when all parties want to move forward, great agents dig in their heels and find a way to make things happen. We came up with creative terms that allowed the deal to close. We are so pleased the seller was able to sell and the buyer can make this place their dream home. I love nothing more than helping my clients achieve their goals. Sometimes it’s not simple or a straight line. Having experience and dedication on your side really helps. If you need assistance buying or selling your house, I would love to walk with you through the process and help navigate any bumps that may occur along the way.

Stacy Stokes

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR & WA


I love Portland! It’s such a smart and accessible city. After moving here in 1996 to begin law school, I soon decided that there was nowhere else I would rather live. Finding a fit here in all aspects of life has been easy. My number one love is spending time with my two kids, Jake (9 yr old) and Hanna (12 yr old), my dog, K2 who is a Havanese, and cat, Tiga. Beyond that, you can find me cycling, rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, volunteering in the community or exploring new corners of the city and new restaurants with my friends. I am always excited to show visitors the unique and funky neighborhoods Portland has to offer. I am especially drawn to the various architecture and offerings of the close-in east side and west side neighborhoods. After 3 years as an attorney/public defender, I came to the realization that Real Estate was the place for me. It allows me to constantly share the love I have for Portland’s houses and communities as well as to use my talent for helping others. Although, I’m a seasoned real estate broker, I believe that my background as an attorney has provided an invaluable platform off which to build my career. I have a firm understanding of what it means to put my client’s interests first, the art of negotiation and various contractual issues that arise in real estate transactions. Aside from these strengths, I realize that when buying a house it’s not just about finding the best structural fit but also finding the best lifestyle and neighborhood fit for you. I will listen to and truly understand your needs, find you the right home and close the deal to your satisfaction. Throughout the process, I will educate, advise and steadily guide you through what can often be an emotional and challenging time. In the end, my goal is that you have many years of happiness and peace knowing you’re in the best home and best community for you.
Read More
  • T: 503-351-3568

You might also enjoy


Aryne + Dulcinea


Just Listed! The Dapper House in Central Division/Clinton!

Leanne Bach

2337 SE Taggart Street Portland, Oregon, 97214 A charming, updated craftsman just moments from the best...

Just Listed! Move-In Ready In Bethany!  $585,000

Jason & Kristin Anderson

Move-In Ready In Bethany!  16894 NW Desert Canyon Dr, Beaverton, OR 97006 Offered at $585,000 3...

Just Sold: Lake Oswego Bungalow

Melissa Dorman

13880 Sundeleaf Dr, Lake Oswego, OR 97034 Fantastic opportunity to own 0.21 acre property in central...