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It’s A Family Affair

By Virginia Barden, August 26, 2019

After helping my clients sell their beautiful home this spring, they were ready to make the transition to a smaller home. They wanted an opportunity to live almost exclusively on the main floor and one in a more walkable neighborhood.

Let’s be honest – the real motivation was to be closer to those cute grandkids!

A well-kept mid-century in Providence Heights (Laurelhurst meets North Tabor) was identified within hours of going live on the market. Since my buyer’s had been waiting for this house and we jumped in!

After tons of market research on what similar homes sold for recently, the development of a highly communicative relationship with the selling side and the motivation of my buyers I knew we were in a winning position. We presented incredible terms that were appealing to the seller’s unique situation and voila- over 10 other offers (even a cash one), and we won!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. A 9-day closing is possible!

When family is at the center of real estate decisions-there are a lot of winners! I’m so happy for my buyers and their family! Congratulations and thanks for choosing me to help you with this important change.

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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