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Green Acres

By Matt Guy, September 24, 2019

Seven chickens, 2 beehives, 3 children, a huge garden, and one small house; Geoff and Katy were feeling certain they had maxed out their current living situation and it was time for a change.
With dreams of acerage, a bedroom for each child, and maybe even a few more animals, they put their family home on the market, and decided to head for the Washington State countryside.
It wasn’t long before we found a home that looked like it could fulfill those dreams, but looks can be deceiving.
The home had a host of issues, and ultimately, was not the right home for their family. The deal was terminated, and we were on the search again.
Katy and Geoff were starting to feel a little nervous. A wonderful buyer had been found for their SE Portland home, and the timeline for finding a new home in Washington was growing short.
We strategized and discussed a lot of possibilities, but all those ideas turned out to be unnecessary, as we found their new home the very next week.
The minute they saw the view of the valley, it just felt right. This lovely home was situated on even lovelier land. The chickens were going to be thrilled! It checked all the boxes and then some.
It was a joy to watch the kids run all over, pick out their bedrooms, and find the best places for hide and seek.
The Listing Agent on the other side was a dream to work with. And all this teamwork enabled everyone to easily meet their
timelines, and get the kids to school in Washington for the first day of the new school year.
It was a big move, an emotional process, and contingent transactions are always more of a group effort. But, so many different people (and animals) found joy from this one transaction. And that is why we do what we do!

Matt Guy

Principal Broker

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

Matt Guy

Principal Broker


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