Blog Stories Jake and Jordyn

Jake and Jordyn

By Cristen Lincoln, April 30, 2019

I was doing a bathroom remodel in January. Looking for something different and seeking inspiration, I decided to check out Ferguson’s showroom in NW. As I was looking around at all the beautiful fixtures I ran into Jake, my old co-worker Jordyn’s spouse. He remembered me and totally jumped in to save the day as I was a bit overwhelmed with all the choices!. He helped me pick out everything I needed and I was grateful for his expertise and for making the process feel effortless.  Jake mentioned he and Jordan had been casually looking at houses in Oregon City and they would contact me in the next year when they got serious.

Not even one month later I was out walking my dog and I got a call from Jordyn. She said  that she and Jake went to an open house and after just a few minutes inside they both knew it was their dream home. It was a ranch style home on a half acre with a huge shop. Room for their motorcycles and future toys. They wanted to make an offer right away. I said, “let’s do it!” Since they didn’t think they were quite ready to buy yet, we had never gotten together to talk about the home buying process and what that looked like. Luckily they trusted our relationship enough to let me guide them through it on the spot. They had already been doing their homework and gotten preapproved with a lender which was great.

When I learned there were 3 other offers on the table I knew if we were going to be competitive we would have to come in with a very strong offer. We wrote $10,000 over the asking price and added an escalation clause in hopes to seal the deal. Not only did the strong offer do the trick, but the seller loved the letter they sent along with it. I’m so excited I got to be their REALTOR® and guide them through the process. I’m over the moon to be giving them keys to their first house which is also their dream house!

Cristen Lincoln

Broker in Oregon & Business Development

I’ve been a full time REALTOR® since 1993, and after more than 25 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
  • Mt Tabor Park Stewardship Fund Committee Member
  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
  • Past Member Rose Chapter National Charity League
  • Member 99 Girlfriends Collective Giving For Impact
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