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Just Sold! Decadent Downtown Dreams

By Ross Seligman, May 7, 2021

Pandemic times have forced us to do everything, even down to the little things, differently. My latest clients are wonderful examples of how the COVID world has changed the realty one. Scott and Ruth live in Whistler, CAN and we did everything via FaceTime. We found this fantastic Downtown PDX condo and they purchased the home without ever seeing it in person. They even were able to buy it furnished! But here’s the snag: due to COVID, they couldn’t get into the country to sign the closing documents! Little did they know, we can even work around international border closures!

As it happens, there’s a park on the US/Canada border that is officially in Canada, but it’s US territory.  Title was able to send a notary to the park, buyers drove 3 hours to get to the park, and they met at a picnic table and signed the documents across the table, which was across the border.  Unusual times, call for unusual measures! Congrats, Ruth and Scott! Hopefully you both can enjoy the home in person soon.

Ross Seligman

Principal Broker | OR

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Ross Seligman moved to Portland in 1999 after accidentally discovering this oasis of a city in a nationwide desert of strip malls and sprawl. Ross likes to call Portland the "land of opportunity." Why, you ask? Where else can you be a successful real estate broker while simultaneously leading a double life as a musician? That would definitely be a bizarre combination in New Jersey but, in Portland, quite ordinary. In Portland, one expects that their straight-laced accountant is secretly oil painting between Yoga classes. From the moment he arrived in Portland, Ross quickly fell in love with the vibrant energy of the people, gorgeous homes and neighborhoods, and exploding arts scene. Deciding to embrace it all, Ross became an active real estate broker and quickly immersed himself in the city culture. Working with premier Portland boutique company Living Room Realty, Ross is well known for his accessibility, integrity, professionalism, knowledge of the market, and passion for Portland. When he is not busy representing clients or studying market trends, you can find Ross playing music around the city, hiking and camping in the unparalleled beauty of the Pacific NW, and spending as much time with friends and family as possible. Ross Seligman also appeared on Broadway at the Lyceum Theater in NYC as Janis Joplin's guitarist in "A Night With Janis Joplin".
Ross and his "Own It Portland" team are known for their passion for people and real estate. They are enjoying Portland's growth and expansion all while embracing the quirks that make this city so special. Ross and his team can help sell your house for the highest possible price, release you from the unpredictable rental market and secure your dream home as a buyer. They will answer any questions about the Portland real estate market and process, all while making you feel part of a strong team. With hundreds of home sales closed representing buyers and sellers all throughout the Portland Metro Area, Ross and The Own It Portland team have a proven track record of outstanding, top level service and results. Whether it is receiving keys in your hand or top dollar for your home sale, Ross and and his team are the go-to real estate pros for Portland and would love to help you achieve your goals, surpassing expectations every step of the way.
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