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Fight Like A Furumasu

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, September 26, 2019

We met Beth & Chelsea (the dynamic Furumasu sisters), a few years back at a community group and shared our lives together. A few years past and we got a Facebook Message from Beth saying that she thought it was about time to start looking for a home and she would like to interview Jason and myself. We were honored that she reached out.

A few weeks later we met at our office to try to dazzle Beth with our professionalism.  : ) Since we were already friends, we knew that we needed to show Beth that we would take this role very seriously and could put on our realtor hats and represent her with fervor.

We were honored to hear that we were the chosen ones and we quickly hit the pavement looking at homes.  Jason showed her a few and Beth and Chelsea went to look at a few open houses a week later. After their open house visit Beth messaged us to say that they thought they found the one.

Since Beth already had her pre-approval in place with her fantastic lender, Dan Barton w/ Caliber Home Loans, we went to work on the offer and Beth and Chelsea wrote a beautiful letter to the sellers so that the transaction felt more personal.  Soon we found ourselves in contract on this beautiful home beating out the competition!

Beth was wise and decided to do multiple inspections on her soon to be home. We were all surprised with the amount of repairs that were needed after all the inspections were completed. So, we came together as a team and got her the information she needed on the costs of the repairs to figure out what her bottom line was to present to the sellers.

Jason and I soon learned that the fighter spirit in our friends was Samurai like.  Our theme soon became ‘Fight Like A Furumasu.’ Beth stuck to her guns and ended up with the terms she needed to make this home the perfect investment for her and her sister to make shine with their vision.

We are so happy for you both Beth and Chelsea! And we can’t wait to see the sparkle you will bring to your new home!

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Jason & I are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What Jason & I love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your realtor for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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