Blog Buyer Hurry up and wait or just wait and hurry up?

Hurry up and wait or just wait and hurry up?

By Benedict Samson, May 8, 2019


This is Danielle and Tyler.  They have been dating for a few years and decided to get married!  Tyler proposed, they set a date in June for their nuptials,  and they can’t wait to start a family soon after.  They came to me in April asking about the market, possibly selling their townhouse, and buying a home to make their dream come true…after their wedding in June!  We had a nice talk and decided that the end of July would be best since they also would be going to Europe for 3 weeks immediately after the wedding.

About 1 week later they wanted to know how much they could get for their townhouse and if they could see some homes in the area.  Danielle said “we just want to take a look and see what’s out there” and “nothing serious since it would be too much to do before a wedding and our trip”.  We went and saw 2 houses they fell in love with and everything was in motion from then on.

This house was love at first sight!  Only 4 years old but kept in immaculate condition, storage galore, a yard for the dog, close to all of their friends, it was perfect for them.  We decided to place an offer “as long as we can close before the wedding” and “if we don’t get it then we’ll wait until July”.  I placed their townhouse on the market and immediately received multiple offers, above asking price, and we were under contract in 5 hours!  Then our offer was accepted on this home to purchase.

I think this home purchase was just like Danielle and Tyler:  Love at first sight, a whirlwind romance, and making it happen on their terms!  Congratulations Danielle and Tyler!  I’ll see you at the wedding!

Benedict Samson

Broker | OR

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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