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Brentwood – Darlington Workshop Dream!

By Jon Lawson, December 29, 2020

My client, a renovator/woodworker, has been searching for a long time to find a property within Portland city limits that has both a shop for them to set up a woodworking space and also a large enough home to host a few renters to help with the mortgage. We were also looking for a home that needed minimal repairs to be move in ready and had a large enough basement that could be fit out for more rental space.

I knew this would be a difficult task given the number of homes I’d seen in the past that have adequate workshop spaces. They’re often run down and need a lot of work to get up to code, or highly sought after and at a price point that was out of reach. Especially with where the market in Portland is currently. Many people were on this hunt to also find a place where they could work remotely for the next months and years as the Coronavirus continues. 


When we found this home in Brentwood Darlington, we knew it was precisely what my client wanted. It met all of the criteria and was in a lovely area with easy access to major roads with a woodworkers dream shop out back! 

Of course, non of this could have become a reality without cooperation from the listing agent and having a strong teammate in Steph Noble over at Guild Mortgage. She and her team were incredibly communicative every step of the way, even working weekends to see this deal through to closing on 12/23. Just in time for my client to have a place to call home for their holidays!

Jon Lawson

Broker Licensed in OR

Jon is a detail-oriented professional that is dedicated to his client’s happiness and satisfaction. He believes that is only accomplished through continued education, staying current on trends in the market, and a genuine care for others. He takes an immense amount of pride in and lives by his strong work ethic, integrity in every aspect of life, and compassion for others. A self-proclaimed people person, Jon found a home working in restaurants where he fell in love with the service industry. After a decade and a half managing several bars across the city, Jon decided to take his problem-solving and people skills into his love for real estate. He believes there is a solution for every problem and is dedicated to finding it.

When you buy or list a house with Jon, you can expect someone who will go above and beyond to help guide you through one of the most exciting moments of your life. Jon will bring his standard of professionalism, dedication, and strong negotiation skills to help you accomplish your goals. He is a high-touch broker who is devoted to his clients. He earns the respect of his clients by working tirelessly on their behalf and by always offering them candid advice. His first and final goal is to always make his clients happy.

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