Blog Stories From this day forward..

From this day forward..

By Kara Mumma, June 13, 2019

I met with Mario and Lindsey back in January to go over the home buying process. They were first time home buyers that didn’t realize they could buy a home. To their surprise they were pre-qualified that week. Initially they intended to buy the home they were renting at that time, however the sellers had a change of heart and we were back to square one.

After taking some time to re-evaluate what they wanted, we found the perfect home in Battleground, WA. It only took moments after stepping into the front door that they knew this was the one. To get this home for lower than asking, we knew we had to win over the hearts of the sellers. Mario and Lindsey wrote a compelling letter that included their profession as school teachers. We later found out that the seller was also a teacher, which had an impact on our offer. The offer was accepted and we were moving forward!

The inspection brought up hurdles to overcome, but Mario and Lindsey handled this with ease. After the professional opinions of 5 contractors and extensive negotiating, we ended up with a brand new electrical panel and repaired plumbing. Happy with the result we were cruising ahead for a smooth closing.

Upon closing Lindsey brought a sign that she had saved from the first day they moved into their rental that read “ From this day forward, you’ll always have a home with me”, she crossed out “have” and filled in “own”. A special moment to say the least. Most importantly I received the update that their fur-baby Cal is adjusting very well to their massive backyard.

Congratulations to this incredible couple on their first home!

Kara Mumma

Broker Licensed in Oregon and Washington

Kara Mumma is devoted to her career in real estate and it shows. Kara prides herself in her ability to connect with buyer and seller clients while bringing in her business background to best advise on how to maximize value. Specializing in Portland Metro home sales, she offers her clients dependable guidance and strives to make every transaction seamless. She handles each and every real estate sale or purchase with integrity; keen negotiating skills, and the recognition that meeting her clients' needs is her ultimate goal. She offers exceptional skills to market your property and artfully connect her clients to the home of their dreams. As a full-time sales broker, she views her role as that of a trusted financial adviser for her real estate clients, advising them on market trends, opportunities and real estate strategies that extend well beyond the next transaction. Her focus on building lifelong relationships by adding value to every single transaction has been the foundation for her considerable success. Passionate about improving her community, Kara has served on many local and national boards, focusing her time and talent on community improvement, children's cancer research and animal issues. Kara is on the Board of Directors as the Local Business Chair for Rose City Park and on the board for Cancer Curesaders and Children's Cancer Association, raising funds for children cancer research and financial relief for local families. In addition to her charity involvement, she also donates a portion of her commission to New Story, transforming dangerous living environments into communities of safe and sustainable homes. Kara is a proud dog mom to Jackson (Boxer Great Dane mix) and wife to Kyle Mumma, also a fellow Coug (Washington State University) !
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Kara Mumma

Broker Licensed in Oregon and Washington


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