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Cosmo Needs A Place To Call Home

By Matt Guy, September 8, 2020

A Global Pandemic + 1 small apartment + 2 wildly creative people that work from home +

1 new puppy with boundless energy — a yard = Time to look for a new home!
Chloe and Spencer had just grown their family by one: an adorable muppety dog named Cosmo.  They had also been at home (for work and for play) for many months.  Their apartment was starting to feel a little too small. The time had come for these two to find their first dream home of their very own.
It’s hard to find a more positive and enthusiastic duo than Spencer and Chloe.  Even after losing out on several homes, they still had an undefeatable twinkle in their eyes. They fell deeply in love with a cute little two bedroom home, with a fantastic backyard in NE Portland.  Unfortunately, the Seller accepted another offer.  Chloe and Spencer were offered backup position. Meaning, if the accepted offer’s transaction fell apart for any reason, Spencer and Chloe would immediately have their offer accepted.
Though the prospect of actually getting this home felt unlikely to them, I remember tht ever-posiitve Chloe saying, “Well Spencer, that is how we got our apartment.  The first people back out and then it was ours.  Maybe that will happen here too? Maybe we are just lucky that way?”
Guess What?………..
They are lucky that way!!!
The initial offer fell through a few weeks into the transaction and Spencer and Chloe moved from backup position to first position.
They now own this beautiful home, and Cosmo now roams in his beautiful yard.

Matt Guy

Principal Broker | OR

Professional Service:

Finding an agent you are comfortable with is similar to, and as important, as your connection with a good attorney, accountant or financial adviser. It is my goal to help you make the best, informed decision regarding your real estate needs. Whether it is with a Buyer or a Seller, I enjoy working to help people achieve their goals. Communication is a very important aspect throughout the home buying and selling process, and I hope you find that I treat my clients with respect and show them the hard work and ethical standards that I use in my everyday practice. I enjoy working through the complexities of the transaction and have the ability to solve problems when they arise, and thrive on my ability to handle the details of a real estate transaction with professionalism, integrity and care. Like selling or buying a home, first impressions are paramount to the success of obtaining a sale. I hope that you find my professional image shines through, and that my over 18 years of real estate experience, knowledge and energy will be helpful and refreshing, as have many of my clients who have rewarded me through their repeated use and referrals.

Love of Portland:

I work throughout the Portland Metro Area, and have lived on both the East and West sides of Portland. I am very excited to live in a city with so many beautiful homes and neighborhoods. I also love Oregon and am proud to be a life long Oregonian. I have moved back to neighborhood that my Father spent his childhood and am proud to share in the history where I live. I live 8 blocks from the church where my Aunt and Uncle were married in 1956. I also love the many activities and restaurants around Portland and the nearby outdoors that it has to offer. Whether shopping at New Seasons or a farmers market, enjoying the many great parks, Portland has a great progressive and environmental spirit that helps to make it such a wonderful place to live.

More to me than real estate:

I am a former competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, and over the past few years have competed in marathons, triathlons, and other running events like the Hood to Coast. I have raised over $3000 for the Windermere Foundation through pledges from my family, friends and clients while running two Eugene Marathons. Also in 2011, I ran the New York City Marathon. In my spare time I enjoy running, hiking, playing soccer, Ultimate, and basketball. Basically, I like being active.  I guess I need to, to keep up with my two amazing children, Elliott & Nao.


  • Real Estate Broker since 2004.
  • Managing Principal Broker - Living Room Realty - 2018 to 2019
  • Branch Manager of the Windermere West Linn office from 2011 to 2013.
  • Assistant Manager of the Windermere Lloyd Tower office from 2008 to 2011
  • Leadership coaching and training through Windermere.
  • Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Green Certified Broker.
  • I have a background in construction, customer service and management, and bring this knowledge to my real estate career.
  • I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in English and minor in Chemistry.
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