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Gamers’ First Time Charm

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, June 3, 2019

Julie & Mitch French are magical, positive gems. I do believe that anything they touch flourishes even after a short time of knowing them. Day 1 of our house hunt we started at a gorgeous home with the finest water feature our inspector has ever seen which says a lot. It’s tranquil environment was alluring. Mitch & Julie are huge gamers, as in they host a game night each month. So, the house we were looking for had to meet specific guidelines, and…it had to be zombie proof. When I asked them what this meant, they joked that if we were going to be attacked by Zombies that the house would hold up. This was an idea I had never pondered before and has since changed our view of homes.

We walked through the first home and it had more than adequate space to host gamer parties and had it’s own private section for Mitch’s oasis which he had not had before. Then we progressed to look at 3 more homes that day and found out that home number 1 had an offer on it and the time was ticking to decide on whether or not Mitch & Julie wanted to compete. We took a second to pull off and talk about the pluses and minuses of the home. The biggest hesitation was that it was the first home we had viewed, but then Mitch, Julie & I talked through the fact that this was actually their 100th home they’d view if they counted the homes they looked through online and it was the 1st that really checked all the boxes. So we went for it.

Being the gamers that they are, they knew how to win. We put together a competitive offer and they wrote a letter to the seller that really resonated with the sellers and by the next day we were able to deliver the good news that the zombie proof home was theirs for the keeping!

I will never forget how excited they both were during their inspection and the fact that the sellers themselves left them a personal letter. Through inspections we were able to negotiate a credit to help them with their closing costs and create a comfortable situation for their family so that they could have a smooth move in process.

Through all the transactions we have had, this one will definitely be the most memorable in terms of how well the buyers and sellers got along. It was an honor to be part of and we look forward to the next chapter in the French’s story and for the many game nights to follow!

Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

We 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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