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Fairytale Ending For First-Time Buyers!

By Renee Wyatt, June 2, 2018

When Jess and Kelly reached out to me to work with them on finding their condo, I knew immediately that they were good people with good fortune on their side. We hit it off over obsessing over all things data and cool looking eye glass frames, chatting in a coffee shop about what they wanted and needed in their first home purchase. As first-time buyers, they had done a lot of research and asked great questions – making my work a little easier quite honestly! They had also done a lot of searching already and had their minds set on a few particulars – notably closer in that made work commutes a little easier.

After taking them to see a couple condos in areas that weren’t really their ‘hood, they were super excited to see a beautiful condo listed in north Portland. This one happened to be blocks from where they previously had lived, had been looking, and walking distance to some of their favorite haunts. They decided to go for it and put in an offer only to find themselves as back-ups to another buyer. After a little disappointment and a gentle reminder that “what is meant to be will be”, merely days later another unit came on the market in the same building and  just across the stairwell from their first offer. We were all ecstatic and wrote an offer right away that was excepted on the merits of its strength and enthusiastic buyer letter. And the icing on the cake, Jess and Kelly like this one better than the first. This couldn’t have been a more excellent scenario! Congratulations to these lovely people. I feel honored to have had the pleasure to work with them.

Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, I’d love to help you on your journey to finding your next living room!

L. Renee Wyatt


Renee is a California transplant coming to Portland in 2013 by way of San Francisco and Los Angeles. Having grown up in a small town in central California, she brings to her business a healthy mix of appreciation for city living and wide-open spaces. Renee’s love for home architecture and interior design began in high school when she and her best buddy would spend weekends touring open houses - you know, how all the cool kids use their free time - a trend that continued through graduate school. As a former bench neuroscientist, Renee brings an analytical perspective to her real estate practice and prides herself on making data-driven decisions. Having years of experience in publishing and grant writing, she has a knack for attention to detail, clear communication and negotiation. Renee’s academic strength is teaching and she’s very serious about ensuring that her clients are confident and comfortable in understanding the ins-and-outs of buying or selling their home. Being a strong social justice advocate, Renee’s business always brings forward the values of Living Room Realty, especially as they relate to diversity and enhancing under-served communities and communities of color. Upon landing in Portland, Renee start off on Germantown Road and quickly fell in love with Forest Park as well as the community and family-friendly vibe of St. Johns, Kenton, and pretty much everything in between. After many excursions to Gabriel Park, Council Crest, and Tryon Creek, her family eventually put down roots in Multnomah Village (SW Portland). When not working, Renee enjoys exploring all quadrants of Portland, discovering hidden gems in each neighborhood, visiting as many public libraries as she can find, and eating all the foods or drinking all the sour beers. Her toddler, crazy weimeraner and adventurous partner gladly trade hikes and beach trips for shopping sprees at local shops and time spent on diy home improvement projects. Whether you’re a first-time buyer or a seasoned homeowner, Renee would be honored to help you on your journey to finding your next living room!
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