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First Time’s a Charm

By Alicia Johnson, August 2, 2019

I had the privilege to represent my buyers on their first investment purchase. They settled on a great home with a full basement apartment.  Because my clients were looking for both future appreciation and immediate cash flow, finding the right property was a bit more challenging. I always enjoy working with investors, especially first-timers, even though it brings up a whole new set of challenges. Investing in real estate is a great way to build wealth, but the process is not for everyone. It’s important your buyers understand the expectations and commitment before they dive in. 

Success in real estate investing is a partnership between the agent and investor. The agent needs to not only understand the current market, but take into consideration their client’s skill set, financial situation, and future goals.   It’s not just a numbers game, it’s also crucial to evaluate each client’s individual needs closely, advise them on all their options, and of course have patience for the hunt.

Alicia Johnson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Serving Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, and Corbett OR. Everyone deserves a place to call home!  Alicia loves working with first-time and seasoned home buyers - as well as all levels of commercial and multi-family property investors. She is a Pacific NW Realtor, Entrepreneur, Homesteader, and Artist.  Her varied business experiences have helped lay a strong foundation for the creative strategy and drive required in today's real estate market. Her interest in real estate peaked after she bought her first property 18 years ago. She fell in love with the process: the hunt, the strategies and learning how to make great property investments. Since then, her knowledge and passion have only increased through her experiences as a homeowner, and investor. Due to personal experiences in the real estate market, she possess the sensitivity needed to navigate the emotional process, while holding to conscious business practices, (such as honesty, integrity and quality) through every step of your real estate journey. She currently resides on a farm in Corbett, OR, raising a variety of animals. Purchasing her farm property was a very unique and creative real estate transaction.  To her, the experience amplified that real estate investment is not just about buying and selling property, but investing in a lifestyle, a dream. Whether it’s a floating home along the Columbia, a farm in the Gorge, a dream home in Portland or an investment property to diversify your portfolio,  let Alicia help you strategize and find your way into the perfect property!
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Alicia Johnson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

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