Blog Stories Goodbye Seattle, Hello Portland!

Goodbye Seattle, Hello Portland!

By Natalie Tracy, August 27, 2019

Helping folks relocate from out of state is a grand adventure. They see homes pop up online and get stressed about missing out on “the one”. The key is making sure I understand their needs from the get go and maintain a high level of communication. I love making this process less stressful and easier than they anticipate!

Kristin and Mitch had moved from Portland to Seattle for a job relocation, and were quickly disenchanted. They missed Portland too much to not return, and they wanted to take the leap from renters to homeowners to put down Portland roots. They were such proactive partners in their home search. We would block out a chunk of one day each weekend, and they would head down if houses came up that looked like contenders – I did a fair number of previews to ensure their trips were useful. One week, Kristin even flew down on a moment’s notice when a great house came up on a Monday.

That house wasn’t actually the one, but another house a few days later was. And we weren’t the only ones who thought so – the house ended up with seven offers. They had already been through one very competitive multiple offer situation, so when I let them know what it was going to take to win this one, they were all over it. After a few stressful days of waiting, they were under contract, and it was smooth sailing from there on out.

And just like that, they have an amazing house in a neighborhood they love, with a beautiful backyard for their sweet dog, Ellie. Goodbye Seattle, hello Portland!

Natalie Tracy

Broker | OR & WA


I purchased my first Portland fixer 17 years ago, and was immediately hooked on Portland homes and neighborhoods. I bring that passion to helping my clients buy and sell their own perfectly Portland homes! I pride myself on meeting every client exactly where you are - whether you’re a first time buyer, a seller looking for more room, or anywhere in between, I’m here to help. I listen to your needs, and take the time and patience to create a stress-free process for you. I’m licensed in Oregon and Washington, so if you’re on the fence, I can help you in Portland and Vancouver. I’m also fluent in American Sign Language, and have been involved with the local Deaf community for more than 15 years. I ensure all of my clients feel informed and involved throughout the entire process, and I genuinely love what I get to do everyday. Drop me a text or give me a call - I’d love to buy you coffee/tea and chat about how I can help you!
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