Blog Stories Congrats, Kate and Aaron!

Congrats, Kate and Aaron!

By Kim Parmon, September 29, 2021

Kate and Aaron wanted to put down roots in Portland.  They had fallen in love with our beautiful city and recently moved here from New York with their small daughter.  When we first started looking at properties together, I spent a lot of time exploring what they were looking for in a home.  It became apparent very quickly that these two had a couple of specific priorities: bedrooms on the same level, a usable basement space for both lounging and Aaron’s music equipment, a workshop area, and, most importantly, walkability.

Kate and Aaron really loved the most walkable and fun neighborhoods in southeast Portland, so their search became a bit of a waiting game.  We viewed every home in their target area that fit their specific needs, often with me going to preview a home for them first to see if it was a match.  I knew exactly what these two wanted and I could tell if something was right for them even without them being there.

I knew we were going to find the right property.  It was only a matter of time!  Even still, I could tell that Kate and Aaron were starting to get frustrated.  It had been several months since we started our search and we still hadn’t found the house.  Were they being too picky?  Should they compromise on area?  Why weren’t they finding it?  I absolutely knew that their home was out there.  They weren’t being too picky, they just needed something specific!  I urged them to be patient.

And then there it was: a beautiful home just off of fun and walkable Division (their ideal location).  It had the basement space they needed.  It had bedrooms all on one level.  It even had a garage that would be perfect for a workshop!  I knew that this house was it even before they asked to see it.  Other folks had fallen in love with it too, and it ended up being a competitive offer situation.  Kate and Aaron’s offer won out in the end, though!  They were aggressive, but they didn’t even come close to the top of their budget.  We crafted terms that made the sellers happy and it was a win for everyone.

I’m so proud of you for being patient, Kate and Aaron!  Congrats on your beautiful new home!


Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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