Blog Stories Happy Closing, Marcie and Dustin!

Happy Closing, Marcie and Dustin!

By Kim Parmon, May 15, 2019

Often times in real estate things do not go as planned.  That’s part of what I love about it: I just never know what each day will bring and that can be fun.  But sometimes that element of surprise can be challenging, especially when my clients are first time homebuyers.

Marcie and Dustin worked hard to be ready to buy their first house.  They saved up a great down payment and went into the process with open eyes.  They wanted a home they could live in long-term in a great, appreciating neighborhood.  Oregon City stood out as the perfect fit for them from the start: it has a quaint small town feel, historic architecture, and an up-and-coming food and beverage scene.  The prices are quite a bit better than close-in Portland as well!  We started looking and found THE house quickly.  Marcie and Dustin wrote a strong offer and it was accepted even though it wasn’t the highest- they were thrilled!

We jumped right in to our inspection period and quickly discovered that there was an issue: the crawlspace wasn’t accessible because of animal activity.  If there were animals down there they needed to be removed before the inspector could finish his work.  This could be a problem: we knew there was a higher offer in back up position and removing the animals and cleaning up the crawl could take weeks.  Would the seller extend the contingency period?  We weren’t sure.

Thankfully, we had a wonderful list agent and a reasonable seller on the other side of the transaction.  It took almost until closing to finish our investigating but the seller understood that Marcie and Dustin needed to feel confident in their purchase.  We were all able to communicate and navigate this unusual situation together and get to the finish line.

Marcie and Dustin are closing on their first home today and I couldn’t be happier for them!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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