Blog Stories Happy Holidays! May your home be cozy and bright.

Happy Holidays! May your home be cozy and bright.

By Virginia Barden, December 9, 2018

There is extra attention paid to “home” this time of year. If you are like me, much of that attention is driven by the need to stay dry, warm and immersed in lots of lights as the PNW winter sets in— it’s so dark out now!!  As important to many, however, is creating a home environment that keeps us inspired, motivated and meaningfully connecting with each other. Baking, twinkle lights, lots of coffee and the extra long times in pajamas are now encouraged.

This post is just an opportunity for me to reflect out loud, (so, thanks). I guess I’m trying to say how wonderful a time of year it is and how thankful I am for all of you. The ability to help people build whatever “home” is right for them is so meaningful and rewarding to me. The house is just the vessel for so much more.

For this holiday season, I wish you the ability to slow down, savor the time and space you’ve made for enjoying your home and each other.



*I’m also crazy in love with the fresh prints from El Barquero in Spain as seen in my little holiday scenescape. If your curious, you can find it here on Etsy.

Virginia Barden


Grounded in personalized service and thoughtful communication, Virginia leverages her experience with high-pressure real estate investment environments to achieve exceptional outcomes for her clients. Virginia creates calm from chaos and loves adapting these tools to her clients’ benefit. In addition to her years in real estate, Virginia holds a Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Certificate of Organic Master Gardening from Portland State University. She is a member of the Portland Metro Association of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and a member of the Urban Land Institute. Virginia has earned her Master Negotiation Expert Certification, a designation that arms her with the most effective negotiation techniques and ability to maximize outcomes for her clients. Only 4,000 agents have earned this designation nationwide. When Virginia is not tenaciously advocating for her clients, she is in the kitchen working on recipes that begin with, “Day 1…”, drinking great coffee and hiking Mt. Tabor with her young family and her labradoodle, Polly. Virginia deeply cherishes the trust of her community and she will always have hearts in her eyes for Portland. Follow Virginia on Instagram to get a look behind the scenes.
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