Blog Stories Just Sold! Treehouse Dreams

Just Sold! Treehouse Dreams

By Sophie Ragsdale, September 24, 2021

Around mid-July, I went on a social media treehouse bender. I posted three choice wooded homes on Instagram with captions like, I love treehouses!! Indeed, I do! There is something exciting and extraordinary them. Maybe it is a harkening back to childhood play, or maybe it’s the majestic wisdom of trees themselves. At any rate, I am not the only one with a love for a good treehouse.

Not one week later my client asked to see the crown jewel of Portland Heights treehouses. This one I had been admiring since it hit the market. The home had been overlooked by buyers because showing access was tricky and it appeared cluttered in photographs (Listing prep, folks!). Well, these lucky and persistent clients got $150K off the original list price!

Turns out that manifesting hoo ha works. Congrats to my dear clients.

Sophie Ragsdale

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist

She/Her

Sophie delivers thoughtful strategy and a deep knowledge of the Portland Metropolitan market. If you are a first-time homebuyer, Sophie will be there every step of the way, educating you on the home buying process and, most importantly, crafting you a winning offer. If home buying and selling is old hat, she is an excellent collaborator, intrepid seeker of creative solutions, replete with information and resources, and constant calm in a given storm. Sophie uses both intuition and intelligence to skillfully negotiate any transaction to an effective end. She gets her clients what they need. Born and raised in Portland, Sophie is a 5th generation Oregonian with a lifelong passion for real estate. She loves the unique challenge of every transaction and the relationships she makes along the way. After graduating from Vassar College in NY State, she found herself enjoying the hustle of life in Brooklyn where she lived and worked for over a decade. In addition to real estate, Sophie has worked in journalism and as a social worker, specializing in assisting older adults in housing crisis. Sophie’s experience in person-centered services prepared her to provide clients with a grounded space during the potentially wild ride of home buying and selling. She supports her clients in seeing the big picture while staying focused on the task at hand. Her ability to think creatively gives her an advantage, whether it be problem-solving during the negotiation process or marketing a property for sale. But she's no pushover. Her two years in Brooklyn and Manhattan real estate at the Corcoran Group were especially formative in honing her transaction skills. Sophie is the perfect balance of East Coast determination and West Coast chill, with a huge appreciation for the significance of Home. The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome - Derek Walcott
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