Blog Stories Leveraging Tech for a Cross-Country Move

Leveraging Tech for a Cross-Country Move

By Gabrielle Enfield, February 7, 2018

Recently, I met a local physician and his family who were out scouting homes for his parents. The parents were in New Jersey – life-long East Coasters – who had decided it was time for a relocation to be closer to their grandkids. They knew what they wanted, and in order to meet their requirements, we needed to keep a close eye on the Portland market, waiting for the perfect property to come up. When we saw this incredible home in Raleigh Hills, sitting on an acre of land with its own pond and tranquil setting, we put technology to work to get the parents (virtually) inside.

Through a series of FaceTime calls and tours, we got the go ahead to make a move and present an offer. With regularly scheduled, twice-daily check ins and screen shares, we were able to navigate the ropes of an all-electronic transaction. By serving as boots on the ground for my clients, I was able to oversee all points of the inspection process and was honored to have earned their trust in this important decision.

The new owners will be moving in just in time for this beautiful oasis to come to life with spring blooms, and at last check, a few ducks to call their own.

Are you looking to relocate and need to find the right agent to make real estate work across time zones? Give me a call. Or better yet, let’s FaceTime and get to know each other.

High fives, and till the next one,


Gabrielle Enfield


Real estate can be a wild ride. It's important you find your wingwoman.

I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. It's a relationship for the long haul. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my client partners through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need an understanding of where to start, when it comes to getting ready to sell? I'll put my background in project management to work and let you know what needs to happen, complete with spreadsheets, if you're into it. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? I'll sharpen my pencil and make sure the numbers make sense. First-timer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? This Mama Bear's got you covered, and will be sure to point out what you need to look for. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? I'm a Pac NW native, and even with all its growth and change, this place still gives me butterflies. I grew up in Woodland, Washington, and am a proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. #boymom Before real estate, my career spans two decades of expertise I'm fortunate enough to apply every day. These experiences range from being a TV news anchor (visual storyteller) to helping develop some of the world's beloved brands (strategy and engagement). I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom home designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a Realtor and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my clients' real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you. For a look inside my everyday life, be sure to follow along on Instagram. High fives!
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