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Kindness is transformative

By Andy Meeks, January 21, 2022

Good news has been in short supply these days, so when we witness something thoughtful, kind, selfless and generous, it’s a big deal. In fact, we should take a moment to step back and appreciate how these acts of kindness can be transformative in so many ways.

Case in point: a long-time client of mine just purchased a home, but not for herself. She has good friends who were having trouble qualifying for a loan, and have spent over two years trying to find a home for themselves to fix-up, build equity and establish a foothold in the community. She realized their struggles, understood that she was in a position to help, and jumped in feet first to help her friends’ dreams come true.

We were able communicate well as a team, fully aligned in the goals, and clear-eyed about the various challenges involved. We worked together over the course of the fall and early winter to find a home that met their needs and budget. (Of course, not an easy task in this market for most people!) However, we were successful in the first days of the new year having an offer accepted on a house that met all of their criteria.

My client’s friend is a contractor who is skilled at making repairs; he and his wife have a great vision for turning this house into their home. The transaction went very smoothly, and everyone is happy. Wins all around!

I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to play a small part in helping this incredible gift come true. And, for me, it’s the perfect first transaction of the year — one that will help me stay grounded throughout what I expect will be another very busy, dynamic and active year. I’ll keep close the knowledge that generosity, service and kindness resonate in ways beyond which we expect.

Andy Meeks

Principal Broker | OR


My clients are always my top priority, and my singular focus is to help them achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. This is the intention I set every day, and how I define success. As a trained and licensed (MA) attorney, I lead with a sharp attention to detail, a keen ear and focused voice, and an unwavering commitment to integrity, transparency and responsiveness. I’m a passionate advocate and I thrive when helping others succeed, and I’m always available to connect over a cup of coffee to learn how I can help make good things happen. Read my client reviews here. The choice to become a real estate broker was a joyful combination of two very different careers. Prior to moving to Portland in 2008, I was an environmental and title closing attorney in Massachustts. Since then, I've served as a program manager and fundraising professional for Portland-based non-profit organizations Friends of Trees, The Freshwater Trust and Ecotrust. While not scouting homes and helping clients, you can find me riding and racing bicycles, digging in the garden, practicing yoga, experimenting in the kitchen, and exploring the stunning beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Please let me know how I can help you or someone you know. Thank you!
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