Blog Stories I've Already Done This...

I’ve Already Done This…

By Erika George & Kari McGee, May 30, 2018

When Ed and Andrea began their “forever” house hunt in SW Portland, we saw a lot of houses that were eerily familiar, so Andrea’s mantra quickly became: “I’ve already done this…”  It was just plain weird how many houses we viewed that were basically the same home as the one they were selling!  Ed and Andrea had decided to opt out of remodeling the remaining areas of their existing home that needed work:  the kitchen and the basement.  With two active teenage boys, Ed’s home business and the eternally busy life of a family of four with two working parents, remodeling just wasn’t in the cards.  They wanted a home with a newer, open kitchen (Mantra #2: “Can’t it be a little pretty?”), and a private, dedicated home office for Ed.  And with two active boys, bonus space was a MUST!

Enter SW Kruse Ridge: an immaculately cared for home with a level (huge score in SW PDX!) and utterly charming backyard, and drum roll please – an undeniably pretty kitchen!  Yes, Ed got his dedicated, private home office that truly demands respect, and you can bet there is a killer upstairs rumpus room for the boys and all of their hobbies (and um, Ed’s – let’s just be honest here).

Andrea and Ed really wanted to stay in their current Jackson Middle School district but for a while there, we thought that might have to change.  As always though, a little patience goes a long way in real estate and Ed and Andrea found a new home that actually checked all of their most important boxes.

On top of all of this, Andrea and Ed, successfully managed to both sell their existing home and purchase their new home at the same time with grace and ease.  In our experience, buying and selling at the same time, is not for the faint of heart, but these two pragmatic and unflappable folks just took things one step at a time and got ‘er done.

Now all they have to do is move.  Piece of cake…





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 for almost two decades. 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. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. 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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