Blog Stories GOAL!

GOAL!

By Matt Guy, March 31, 2020

Russell is an avid Portland Thorns fan, and a soccer enthusiast in general.  He was looking for a home where he could host his friends for matches, gather his community together for celebrating wins, and commiserate with one another over those unfortunate losses.

On his first day hunting for a home, he found one he truly loved.  But, as fate would have it, his best friends were also in the market for a home, and they also fell head over heals for this one.  

A remarkable gentleman, Russell chose friendship over home ownership, and ceded this “match” to his friends.  He spends a great deal of time at that house now, as his friends do indeed own it.

Russell  eventually recovered from this housing heartbreak, and he moved on.  Unfortunately, the market was not kind to our friend, and he lost out on 3 other homes, due to intense competition, not friendship.

Russell remained hopeful, kept searching, and finally….Goal!  He found a beautiful 1920s bungalow; perfect for entertaining. There is even a two car garage to house his 1966 Mustang; a pet project he has been hoping to work on for years.

Congratulations Russell, it’s truly an absolute score.

Matt Guy

Principal Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Professional Service:

To me finding an agent you are comfortable with is similar to, and as important, as your connection with a good attorney, accountant or financial adviser. It is my goal to help you make the best, informed decision regarding your real estate needs. Whether it is with a Buyer or a Seller, I enjoy working to help people achieve their goals. Communication is a very important aspect throughout the home buying and selling process, and I hope you find that I treat my clients with respect and show them the hard work and ethical standards that I use in my everyday practice. I enjoy working through the complexities of the transaction and have the ability to solve problems when they arise, and thrive on my ability to handle the details of a real estate transaction with professionalism, integrity and care. Like selling or buying a home, first impressions are paramount to the success of obtaining a sale. I hope that you find my professional image shines through, and that my 13 years of real estate experience, knowledge and energy will be helpful and refreshing, as have many of my clients who have rewarded me through their repeated use and referrals.

Love of Portland:

I work throughout the Portland Metro Area, and have lived on both the East and West sides of Portland. I am very excited to live in a city with so many beautiful homes and neighborhoods. I also love Oregon and am proud to be a life long Oregonian. I have moved back to neighborhood that my Father spent his childhood and am proud to share in the history where I live. I live 8 blocks from the church where my Aunt and Uncle were married in 1956. I also love the many activities and restaurants around Portland and the nearby outdoors that it has to offer. Whether shopping at New Seasons or a farmers market, enjoying the many great parks, Portland has a great progressive and environmental spirit that helps to make it such a wonderful place to live.

More to me than real estate:

I am a former competitive Ultimate Frisbee player, and over the past few years have competed in marathons, triathlons, and other running events like the Hood to Coast. I have raised over $3000 for the Windermere Foundation through pledges from my family, friends and clients while running two Eugene Marathons. Also in 2011 I ran the New York Marathon. In my spare time I enjoy running and playing soccer. When I am not working, I am spending time with my wife, Mary, our amazing children, Elliott & Naomi, and our wonderful pets: Chaucer, our cat, and our Golden Retriever, Beckett.

Qualifications:

  • Real Estate Broker since 2004.
  • Branch Manager of the Windermere West Linn office from 2011 through 2013.
  • Assisstant Manager of the Windermere Lloyd Tower office from 2008 to 2011
  • Leadership coaching and training through Windermere.
  • Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Green Certified Broker.
  • I have a background in construction, customer service and management, and bring this knowledge to my real estate career.
  • I am a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in English and minor in Chemistry.
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  • matt@livingroomre.com

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