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Helping your family with Real Estate

By Brandon Buchanan, November 18, 2019

I recently had the pleasure of helping my Mother-in-law sell her home and then purchase a new home.. Nothing is more rewarding than being able to help navigate your family through the largest financial decisions they will make.. This can be tough, confusing, stressful and downright crazy at times!! Couple that with the added pressure of knowing that family dynamics are always in play and that you need to be on your game 100% of the time so that you can still be friends at Christmas and Thanksgiving and at those family reunions. After 13 plus years in the business I have heard some horror stories from other colleagues of things not going smoothly..

Luckily in my case, everything went well and I am pretty sure my mother in law is happy with how everything turned out and she is now beginning to get settled in her new home.. Here’s to you and many happy years in such a wonderful house Mumsie!!! Thank you for putting your trust in me!


P.S.. Did I mention I am about to help my father and step mother sell and buy as well?

To be continued….. 🙂

Brandon Buchanan

Assistant Managing Principal Broker | OR


As a Portland native and full-time Real Estate Broker since 2006 I have seen the city develop and change so much! I have helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. I have the experience and local know-how to help you make the best possible decisions. I love the real estate business and find success through open communication, a good sense of humor and being accessible to your needs. There are so many questions to answer – How is the market? When do I buy? Where do I buy? When should I sell? How do I sell? Give me a chance – sit down with me, I’m happy to get to know you better and answer these questions in a way that is tailored to you. There is a home for everyone, and I would be delighted to help you find yours. Prior to my real estate career, I followed my curiosities about life and lived out some amazing memories. From commercial fishing in Alaska, deckhand work at a marina in Florida, to bartending in Aspen, my love of travel and meeting new people has never ceased. These experiences have shaped who I am today; I bring the skills I’ve learned, the ability to connect with people of all backgrounds, and some incredible stories to every transaction. My clients always come first, but if I am not working you could find me coaching my son’s basketball team, golfing, snowboarding, camping, gardening, or somewhere sunny and warm near the beach. Portland, Oregon is a one-of-a-kind place and establishing roots here is one of the greatest privileges. I am truly passionate about this area and once you go on this journey with me, I’m sure you will fall in love and will want to put down roots here, too. I’d love to earn your business, so call me today!
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