Blog Stories Leap of Faith

Leap of Faith

By Andee Zeigler, June 14, 2019

Once upon a time I was selling a house in Overlook and this sweet couple, Josh and Erin, were the buyers. Fast forward a couple of years, they were on to new adventures and decided to sell. Lucky me, they asked me to list it! Pretty fun to sell the same house twice!  They relocated to Arizona..then California and eventually decided it was time to make their way back up to Portland.

We started a conversation about what they wanted in a home, one that just might be their forever home, which areas of Portland appealed to them and of course the budget. They have family in SE and dreamed of being able to walk to each others houses for coffee, dinner or a snuggle with their niece and nephew.

During their search they were still in California so we toured via facetime.  We sussed out the street, the neighbors, the bones of the house and all the quirks of each property.  There was a house that had been on the market for a couple of weeks and had been crossed off the list early on.  They circled back to it based on location and condition, it is a well maintained home with a high end remodel and top notch seismic upgrades! We toured via facetime and they decided to write an offer. It is always a little nerve-wracking to have a client write on a house they haven’t toured in real life. Offer was accepted and Josh flew up for the inspection. Holding my breath a little, I met him at the house the morning of the inspection, huge sigh of relief, he loves it!

We closed yesterday and in a few days Erin and their pup Moon will see their new home!  It is a great honor to have loyal clients that fully trust my expertise and while I wouldn’t always want to practice real estate in this way, it was pretty fun!

Andee Zeigler

Principal Broker | OR


I have called Portland home for over 20 years and can’t imagine raising my babies anywhere else. I have been a REALTOR® for over a decade and still wake up every day delighted that I truly love what I do. I love helping people find their home sweet home, score an investment property that pencils out better than expected, holding the hand of a first-time homebuyer, or guiding a nervous seller through the process of leaving a home they’ve loved. I know Portland like the back of my hand and have a wealth of knowledge about our unique homes and rapidly growing inventory of new construction. I have loved up many homes over the years, from a total restoration of an 1894 Victorian farmhouse to a full remodel of 1942 ranch and several in between. I enjoy educating my clients on the home buying and selling process as well as educating them on how to care for their home. I strive to help buyers understand their homes' unique qualities, how to love them up, and the realities of vintage homeownership. Each real estate transaction is different and for many people the entire process is new and can feel overwhelming. I work hard to help clients manage expectations and give them perspective along the way. I also truly love negotiating and believe it can be done with grace and cooperation. Over the years many of my clients have become my friends and I am grateful for the joy this career has brought me. When I am not scouring the new listings, meeting clients for pie or reading up on all things real estate, I am busy filling my days with goodness. I currently live in my dream home in St. Johns with my husband, 3 kids, 2 cats, 2 ducks and goose! I am an avid gardener, growing over 30 varieties of fruits and vegetables and countless plants and flowers, including nearly 1000 tulips and over 100 dahlia varieties. During the spring and summer we have a little free table with bouquets and plant starts for our community. When the garden doesn’t need me you can find me in the kitchen. I try to bake once a day, everything from sourdough to french macarons. I graduated with an art degree and find great joy in painting and making pottery, there is almost always an art project happening at the dining room table. I am a dedicated traveler and have made exploring the world with my babies a priority. When we aren’t traveling internationally we explore our corner of the world in our Vanagon, Dr. Coffey! I am in constant awe of the beauty of the PNW and feel grateful that this is my home sweet home. I absolutely believe that everyone should love where they live and won’t let anyone settle!
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