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By Kate Smith, December 20, 2021

Hi had the pleasure of helping some long time real estate investors purchase an incredible house in 2018! It was an old victorian home with a separate free standing home behind it on the same lot….and right in the heart of the hot Buckman neighborhood. It was a great investment and generated great rental income for them for nearly 4 years. A couple of months ago, they came to me to say they were ready to sell it and simplify their portfolio. At the time, the front house tenants had just moved out, and we all felt this was the right time to put it on the market. It can be challenging to sell a property with tenants in the home. We kept the front house vacant, staged it, and marketed the homes to investors, generational buyers, and home owners looking for an immediate primary home with a rental property included. We hit the market, had some showings, a busy open house, and boom, we were pending with multiple offers in just 3 days. And to make things even sweeter, the current buyers were excited to move in to the front house, and take over the current lease of the back house. It was the ultimate win-win situation! We had a super smooth transaction where everyone involved was wonderful and collaborative. We had a few hiccups along the way, but we all worked together to problem solve our way around it. Everything is closed, and everyone is happy!

Kate Smith

Broker | OR


My philosophy about real estate is that I am here to help two parties (buyer and seller) find each other and complete a transaction as smoothly as possible. Buying and selling homes can be emotional experiences, and I am here to ensure you have a professional advocate to help you through the necessary steps. My job is to obtain the best price, terms and conditions for my client. I also believe real estate transactions are far more satisfying to both parties when closing is a pleasant experience for everyone, and my goal is to do everything I can to relieve the stress, and help problem solve through any issues that may arise. I pride myself on being a pleasant REALTOR® to work with. I stride to always communicate respectfully, professionally and in a timely manner with all parties involved. I also take a personal interest in every client I work with. The sale and/or purchase of your home is as important to me as it is to you. That is my commitment to you! I look forward to helping make your next real estate transaction a pleasant and painless experience, and hopefully even a little fun!
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