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Just Sold/Just Bought: Contingent Purchases can happen in this market!

By Scott Shoji, May 28, 2021

Congratulations to my client’s, Whitney and Peter, on the sale and subsequent purchase of their homes! This one is special, as my client’s happen to be family members and we were unsure if this would come together cleanly. We found their new home, which was marketed as a For Sale by Owner, and beat out another offer. We were not sure if a contingent offer would be entertained by the Seller’s in a competitive market and against another offer, but we put our both terms forward and were able to get them in contract. Step 1 down!

We had 10 Business days to prep and list their current home, and they were champs in prepping it for photography and to list. Their home was special, and many family get together’s were had over the years at their almost 3/4 of an acre property overlooking Claggett Creek in Keizer. The incredibly talented photographers with Ruum Media worked their magic and highlighted the property incredibly with their lenses. Step 2 down! Once we hit the market, we allowed for 6 days of market time to get Buyer’s through the property, host an Open House, and review offers. 11 Offers came in Total for my Buyer’s to review. We decided to choose that one that gave us the most assurances on closing the deal, as Whitney and Peter wanted to make sure they were able to complete the sale of their purchase.

We accepted the chosen offer, and away we went through the pending process. We hit a few bumps along the road, but that happens in any transaction. The easy communication with my client’s made it easy to figure out different scenarios (in this one, a low appraisal) and how to keep our deal together. We worked with Jackie Willems with AmeriTitle (Salem) on both transactions, and this made it incredibly easy to navigate when it came to closing. We were able to record on their sale and fund on their purchase on the same day, thanks to the smooth Lender interactions with Joshua Hauser at OnPoint Community Credit Union (Happy Valley),and my client’s now have a comfortable free possession after closing to pack and make their move.

Cheers Whit and Pete! Can’t wait to for you to make new memories in your new home!



5253 Verda Ln NE


Country Living, in the heart of Keizer! This wonderful midcentury single level home, boasts tasteful updates, arching ceilings, plenty of light throughout, & peaceful views from the backyard. Situated on 0.69 Acres, the home itself sits at the top of a slope, with a private terraced back yard extending down. 4 Beds/2.1 Baths, w/Main Bedroom on opposite wing as other bedrooms for. Large 2 car garage, w/attached workshop. Listing Broker related to Sellers.

LISTED AT: $474,900 | SOLD AT: $550,000

4 BEDROOM | 2.1 BATH | 1,974 SQFT
21258454 | 2020-2021 TAXES: $3,979.72


2584 Quartz St NE


LISTED AT: $749,900 | SOLD AT: $755,000

3 BEDROOM+DEN | 2.1 BATH | 2,115 SQFT
For Sale By Owner 


Scott Shoji

Broker | OR


Hello! My name is Scott Shoji and I am a licensed Oregon Real Estate Broker. I began my journey into Real Estate in 2005 specializing in new development mixed-use buildings & condos in Portland’s urban core. I was part of the sales teams for the Eliot Tower and The Westerly while at Debbie Thomas Real Estate, gaining first-hand knowledge of how a high-rise building is constructed from the ground up. Seeing all phases of the design, build, and sales process for condominium development helped frame my knowledge of the condo market. I am very familiar with most condo buildings in Portland and have published extensive market research on them for years. Before joining Living Room Realty, I worked with a top producing team that eventually became a boutique brokerage based out of the South Waterfront. This opportunity allowed me to expand my knowledge of not only the residential buildings in the area, but the ethos and vision of the community. I unequivocally loved being a condo owner and living in the heart of Downtown Portland where I took advantage of walking to farmers’ markets, concerts, festivals and food carts. Now living in a single-family home in the west-side suburbs of Portland, I enjoy watching my daughter ride her bike and my wife attempt to weed our garden. I feel like I can truly speak to the different experiences that each can offer and relate to buyers and sellers no matter what lifestyle they choose. I am a California transplant, having trekked North to earn degrees in English Literature & Business at the University of Oregon. (Go Ducks!) I have lived in Oregon on and off since 1996 and permanently made Portland my home in 2005. It is the love of this city that has welcomed me into its quirky arms that fuels my desire to help others find the same. Why Portland? The seasons! Leaves changing colors, the crisp winter air, lush green forests that convince you of another adventure. A thriving food scene where every other corner celebrates an up-and-coming chef, barista, or brewer. There is something so very accessible about Portland that charms and endears me. It feels intimate and easily accessed for a “big“ city. Where walking and cycling are embraced as popular modes of transportation and you are a short drive from the ocean, mountains, rivers and forests. What are you doing in your free time? You can usually find me artfully dodging or skillfully kicking rubber balls in my adult Dodgeball and Kickball leagues. I try and keep youthful at heart and these leagues help with that. Otherwise, I can be found tackling my untamable garden, improving my photography skills, or hiking the Pacific Northwest with my wife, Chelsea, and daughter, Elora and son, Auryn. Favorite Place Traveled To? This is probably a tie between Mürren, Switzerland, a picturesque mountain town deep in the Swiss Alps where I proposed to my wife, or Cambodia, where I experienced one of the most vibrant cultures traveling with my brother and sister. What can always be found close to you? A cup of black coffee and my computer. Why Real Estate? I have always loved the feeling of home. It is both a sense of place and a feeling of comfort. I find immense enjoyment in being able to help people find their home, whether that is handing over the keys to that very first home purchase, or helping someone take the next steps in life by selling the place that memories were made in. Not many careers can give that sense of satisfaction at the end of the day.
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