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 George & Kari McGee

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

Meet cousins Erika George and Kari McGee - the highly skilled HouseLovePDX Team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

Broker Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts, and 10 incredible years of real estate success stories.  Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor®  with almost 20 years of real estate experience under her belt. As Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®) we love to put our superpowers to work to help all kinds of folks transition to new chapters with compassion, expert guidance, and a customized plan.

Here are our Top Five Favorite Things to do for you:

1.  Ask you questions (lots of questions!) and actually listen to your answers. 2.  Show out-of-area Buyers all the fun neighborhoods and important spots that make the Portland Metro area special. 3.  Crack you and ourselves up with funny photos and random moments of hilarity that pop up in a day of touring homes or after a long day of listing preparation chores! 4.  Negotiate and advocate strenuously for you and your goals. 5.  Celebrate the many (big and small) milestones in a real estate sale or purchase. 6.  Watch your life grow and change after the sale closes, and be there for you when you need us. ps - oh how we adore your "look at what we did to this house" photos!  And lunch. We also adore lunching with you.  (Yes, we know, that's two in one and we're already at six...). 7.  Make "Top-Five" lists that always have more than 5 top-fives.  Just goes to show you how much we love to exceed your expectations! 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 Team@HouseLovePDX.com www.houselovepdx.com  
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