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!