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Ease on down the road…

By Sally Tansill, March 22, 2018

When I started working with my clients Johnny and Casey last year we placed no fewer than eight offers on properties and were confronted with multiple offer situations each time.  Each time I made the phone call to let them know they did not get accepted they were disappointed, but took the news in stride and we moved on.  They had great perspective and a positive attitude about the process which was contagious and help set the tone for the relationship.  By the time they decided to take a step back and rent for the year we knew it was the right decision and a time to reset.

Flash forward to earlier this year when we touched base and they said they were ready to jump back in.  We started to look again and after two rejected offers we landed on a great home at the right price and magic… accepted offer! Having the right team in place and a good understanding of the process made this transaction smooth and seeing the smile on their faces when the received their key was so rewarding.  The yellow brick road to home happiness was an adventure, but reminded us that attitude and perseverance pay off.

Sally Tansill

Broker | OR


Sally moved to Portland with her family in 2012 from Brooklyn, NY, seeking an improved quality of life and a change of pace from her busy career in the sports industry. Moving with very little personal connection to the city was difficult and at times overwhelming, but she knew it would suit her lifestyle and be a place that reinforced the values she wanted for her children, and she was right! A mother of three (four, including her dog Eli), she has navigated new neighborhoods, schools, and other city resources and looks forward to sharing that knowledge with people looking to create or renew their own sense of place. The idea of "home" means something different to everyone and Sally's goal for her clients is to find the place where that word resonates for them. Every stage of life provides an element of transition and that often comes with a desire to change your surroundings. For some, it could be a question of space while for others it is changing scenery between the city and the country. Sally has lived in apartments, condominiums, teepees (long story), studios, rented houses, and now owns a home as well as a few rental properties with her husband in Portland. Sally is an avid skier and music fan and loves that this city provides the opportunity to pursue all of those interests in such an accessible way. Her sports loyalties still lie on the east coast, but she has caught the Portland Timbers bug and loves going to games with her family: the camaraderie is contagious! Ever the optimist, she believes that positive relationships and people are the key to personal and professional success, especially when it comes to real estate! She loves sharing her experience and wants to guide her clients to the place they call home.
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