Blog Stories Just Sold: Spacious Milwaukie Ranch

Just Sold: Spacious Milwaukie Ranch

By Kim Parmon, May 9, 2019

It is always meaningful to me when other industry professionals refer their friends to me.  One of my colleagues had a friend that needed to sell her home and she reached out to me to see if I could help.  I liked Angie right away!  I could immediately tell that she was extremely kind.  The circumstances around her sale weren’t happy ones and she was emotional about the process.  More than anything I could tell that she was a bit overwhelmed so I worked to take as much off here plate as I could.  Angie wanted to know what she should do to get her house sale-ready so we walked through it together and I made suggestions.

Often times it makes sense to spend some money on items to get your house sale-ready so that you are able to get the maximum return on your investment.  This could include painting, replacing carpets, changing out countertops in the kitchen, or even doing more extensive repairs to appeal to the maximum number of buyers that you can.  On occasion, though, it doesn’t make sense to spend the money on large items because the return on investment isn’t worth it.  After walking through Angie’s house I sat down and looked at the comps.  If Angie decided to do a large cosmetic overhaul on her property it likely would have cost her more than she would have gotten back!  So we decided to stage the home and paint a couple of rooms and do a few other minor items but generally leave the house in its present condition.

One of the first sets of buyers through the property fell in love with it and made a great offer.  Today, Angie gets to close one chapter and start another and I couldn’t be happier for her.  Thank you for trusting me through this process, Angie!


Want to know what your home is worth?  Give me a call at 503-438-5101.

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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