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I Love When A Plan Comes Together!

By Leanne Bach, January 15, 2021

Sam and Karen were referred to me from a financial planner client of mine. Moving here from the southwest and dreaming of retiring in the Pacific NW, they landed in Sandy temporarily, to get the lay of the land. They’ve since realized that they want to be closer in to the city, and wanted a newer built home with a low maintenance yard. Our plan, initially, was to meet and look at 2 properties that piqued their interest online. One attached home and one detached home with a larger yard. Low maintenance was key to them because, hello! Retired! It’s travel time!
My plan was to introduce them to multiple neighborhoods so they can get a good feel of where they wanted to land. We had plenty of time to play with, and besides, they were leaving in a few days to Hawaii, so there was no need to rush.
Lo and behold, they fell in love with house number two. It was a beautifully built house and just came back on the market after a failed sale. It checked all the boxes and took everyone by surprise. We made an offer and the rest is history. The Hawaii trip was more of a celebration than it was planned to be and they got to come home to a brand new home. It was probably the quickest turn around I’ve ever had in my career, and I didn’t get to spend as much time with these clients, but they knew what they wanted, so we made it happen. I wish them the best in their next chapter!

Leanne Bach

Principal Broker | OR & WA


Leanne has experienced the real estate boom on the frontline. Her integrity and persistence have helped clients navigate the outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis, as well as coached and guided buyers and sellers through a competitive, fast-paced market of today. Licensed since 2003, Leanne’s drive and skills of being a natural connector, put her at the top of her field. She finds great joy in establishing a client’s needs and uniting them with a solution. She sees challenge as an opportunity and proactively wins trust while still getting things done. Real estate involves a network beyond the client. Leanne connects with the community through volunteer efforts. She has built a solid network of contractors, lenders, caterers, bankers, and accountants, as well as caregivers, artists, and organizers. Her goal is to connect a buyer’s vision of home to reality and connects a seller’s financial goals to the best possible outcomes. This is the fuel that motivates Leanne in her career. She believes strongly in creating harmony between work and life and it shows by what her clients say about her. She feels lucky every day to be able to call this her job and feels fortunate to have clients that are multi-generational, helping parents of clients and children of clients through all the stages of life. The relationships she’s built are truly rewarding. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein
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