Blog Buyer In their own words!

In their own words!

By Erika George & Kari McGee, August 25, 2020

Normally we use this blog to tell our clients’ stories.  Our buyer clients Jody and Kevin just closed on their SE Portland home.  Just before closing, they emailed us a thank you note, recapping their story in their own words.  Simply put, it is so touching and authentic, there is no way Kari and I could tell their story any better than they already have.  So here is Jody and Kevin’s story, in their own words:

“Kevin and I are incredibly lucky to be able to work with both of you. Thank you very much for all that you do for us to make this dream come true. This means the world to not only us, but also our families, friends, and the many doctors in Washington D.C.
Four years ago, we moved to Washington D.C. for Kevin to attend The George Washington University School of Nursing. After nursing school we decided to stay in D.C. to get work experiences (Kevin in healthcare and mine in teaching). We bought a small house (similar to this Reedway property). Things were going amazingly but sadly my health declined. I was on life support for 10 days and remained in the hospital in D.C. for 2 months.
Ever since December 2018, I have been in various recovery programs in D.C. working with 9 different teams of specialists at the hospital. The progress that I have made so far is incredible. We thought I would need to be on oxygen for the rest of my life. Thankful I got to return the oxygen supplies back in April (perfect timing with COVID).   
Somehow we were able to continue to do work on the house while I recovered. Surprisingly we were able to complete many major projects by the time we sold it. 
Often people move because of kids or jobs. In our case it was my health. While making decisions to return to Oregon, COVID arrived. With my health dealing with respiratory issues and Kevin working in the ER, we knew that we had to live in separate homes. At the same time we sold our house while having to live apart. We continue to do this while closing on this Reedway house.
The situation at OHSU hospital is much better than the hospital in Washington D.C. Buying this Reedway home will mean that we will finally be able to live in the same home again. We are super excited! Everyone has been counting down the days with us. We plan to live in this house for a very long time. It is going to be surrounded by families and friends. Hopefully things will be safe to celebrate with many people who have been waiting for this moment with us. 
It is not yet the final day but we would like to give many thanks to the two of you for making this dream possible. Being alive and able to continue to share a life with Kevin is more than I could possibly ask for. But being able to have a house in Portland will be beyond our world. Although the teams of doctors in D.C. no longer work with me, they continue to check on weekly bases. They know about this Reedway house. This is beyond what they could have imagined. They truly believed that we made the right decision to return to Portland. 
Thanks a million for all your hard work and for sharing this journey with us. The two of you are an amazing team!

Thank you Jody and Kevin for sharing your story — it means the world to us and is an inspiration to all!  Stay safe and healthy — we know you can expect years of happiness and good fortune in your new home!!
Kari & Erika

Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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