Blog Stories Fourth time's the charm!

Fourth time’s the charm!

By Gavin Shettler, August 2, 2019

Laura and Patrick were in no hurry. They had paid their house off but still liked it. The thoughts kept coming. They wanted to upgrade…nicer house, nicer neighborhood, and a view of the mountains! The house had to be just right. With patience and a little luck we found it for them, but it was a bit of a long road of discovery and learning. First, they got into contract on a home in Milwaukie. The yard was way too big and the house in the end wasn’t right for them. Then they tried a fixer in Rose City Heights. After inspections it was just too much work! They then were lured into a back up offer on a great house in SW with an amazing view of the river and mountains. It turned out this house was not to be. The sellers used Laura and Patrick’s offer just as leverage to play hardball with their other offer. Low down! Laura and Patrick had given up hope. They started in on more improvements to their own home when suddenly, the perfect house appeared on the market. Located blocks up the hill from the backup offer house, this was it! They were also blessed with super nice sellers to boot. We got into contract and made it happen. Congratulations Pat and Laura!

Gavin Shettler

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I am a residential real estate broker at Living Room Realty serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area. My clients love working with me for my honesty, integrity, and good communication. Real estate is more than just buying or selling a home, it’s about building authentic and lasting relationships between individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Many of my clients are first-time home buyers, individuals who are ready for their second or third home purchase, people relocating to our area, and sellers who need an agent who understands the nuances of a specific neighborhood. My role as your agent includes facilitator, negotiator, advocate, advisor, and expert in the Portland Metro housing market. I am a certified Earth Advantage Broker and an Energy Trust Ally. I enjoy educating my clients about high efficiency homes and green technology applications. I have lived in Portland for over 20 years and love this city. My background is in Arts administration where I first owned and managed a commercial art gallery. I then founded and ran a non-profit visual arts center and last but not least managed and directed a large housing development of live/work spaces for artists. I live in the Montavilla neighborhood in NE Portland with my wife, Andrea and our children, Beatrise and Augustus. Along with our children we are happy to be parents to our three cats, Charlotte, Yogi and Ferocia. Our four chickens, a leopard gecko and beautiful dog named Lucy. About Living Room Realty, it is a leading real estate company that believes in community and connections. We have 120+ agents between four offices in inner Portland, a office in Vancouver, WA, and a office in Manzanita that serves the North coast of Oregon. We provide a wide range of services beyond residential real estate including rental management, tenant placement, and commercial real estate. Living Room is one of the only real estate companies with B-Corporation status in the nation. The company’s values include integrity, relevance and diversity. Our company was awarded the 2014 Business in Ethics Award for all small businesses in the state of Oregon. Gavin Shettler Principal Broker gavin@livingroomre.com 503-481-7450 Cell Assistant: Rose Romanick rose@livingroomre.com
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Gavin Shettler

Earth Advantage Principal Broker


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