Blog Stories Family, the best reason to switch coasts!

Family, the best reason to switch coasts!

By Cristen Lincoln, December 9, 2019

Mike and Diego are New York transplants we had the honor of helping find their perfect Portland home just over a year ago. We’ve stayed in touch and enjoyed watching them put roots down here.

Rick, Mike’s dad, is also an East Coaster. He decided to trade in his multi-acre property to head west and be near his kids. Being used to a natural setting, he needed a home with an established garden, and sense of privacy, but in the heart of NE. When here he planned  to enjoy doing fun things and being with family, so a move in ready place was important. No remodeling! Before he even came out to look, he was stalking a particular place online. It was beautifully updated, surrounded by gardens and just a few short blocks to Mike and Diego’s house. We added it to the list of places to visit when he flew out. He saw lots of houses, but the one he had already fell in love with online, delivered. It was perfect. It was also overpriced. It took some doing, but we were able to find a price that both buyer and seller could accept, substantially under the asking price. Then we sailed through inspections and on to closing. Now Mike can move out to his perfect home, walk to visit his family, grab a coffee and do all the things exactly as he had dreamed when planning this move. Mike, Diego, and Rick are thrilled and we are too!

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.
Read More
  • T: 503-260-2414
  • cristen@livingroomre.com

You might also enjoy

Magnificent View Home Coming Soon (ready for offers now!)

Charity Adams

Portland Urban Oasis     Nestled amongst the lush green trees of forest park with expansive...

Contingent Offer in Lake Oswego

Sophia Rosenberg

When Deanna and Andy came to me and wanted to sell their gorgeous home in Southwest...

And the winner of a trip to the Allison Inn and Spa is…

Ross Seligman

And the winner of a trip to the Allison Inn & Spa is…   Huge thank...

WOW in West Salem!

Beth Benner

Unique and contemporary zero lot line condo on a private West Salem cul-de-sac. It’s been brought...