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Craftsman Caretakers

By Cristen Lincoln, August 19, 2019

Grant & Sherry have been living in a craftsman style home just off Division street for 12 years. Over the years they have lovingly restored every room except the kitchen. They considered themselves caretakers for the beautiful old home and did all they could to make sure it wold still be around for another 100 years. When they decided they could no longer live with just one bathroom, they started making plans to update the kitchen and add a master bath. After many back and forth chats with their architects they realized the remodel they desired was ultimately cost prohibitive.

While they were super bummed because they loved their home, they were excited to meet with us and talk through their options of finding another home to love. They were willing to jump right in and trust us to help them get their house sold and help them find another one just as great.

We found a buyer for their home quickly, we negotiated with the new buyers to allow plenty of time for Grant and Sherry to find the new home and get moved in before they had to move out of the old.  We finally found it, a gorgeous big Craftsman with a giant front porch, oversized rooms, tall ceilings and two bathrooms. They plan on being great caretakers for this home as well, and will be doing some restoration and updating to the new house so that it too will last another 100 years.  They couldn’t be more excited to make this house their own, and we couldn’t be more excited to see how beautiful it will become under their stewardship.

Cristen Lincoln

Broker in Oregon & Business Development

I’ve been a full time realtor since 1993, and after more than 25 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
  • Mt Tabor Park Stewardship Fund Committee Member
  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
  • Past Member Rose Chapter National Charity League
  • Member 99 Girlfriends Collective Giving For Impact
AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Brokers: Cody Thurman and Paul D'Souza • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Team Coordinator: Deborah Holmes • Client Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Blaine Smith, Gen Torelle, Becky Barryte, and Vanessa Rehder References available upon request.
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  • cristen@livingroomre.com

Cristen Lincoln

Broker in Oregon & Business Development


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