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Make Your Own Luck

By Kim Parmon, October 11, 2019

Jorge is the kind of guy that things just work out for.  I have been helping him buy and sell investment property for years and I have literally never seen him upset.  That isn’t to say that we haven’t been in some tough situations; we definitely have.  But every time I see Jorge he has a smile on his face.  He’s the kind of guy who makes his own luck.

I helped Jorge buy a house to renovate and sell a couple of months ago.  Instead of going on the market he decided to try to sell for under market value to some friends of his that needed a new home.  He customized the house for their needs and did everything in his power to make this purchase work for them.  Unfortunately, it didn’t.  Which left Jorge in the position of having to list his investment in an inferior market, just because he had been trying to be a nice guy and help someone out.  Did that stress him out?  If it did he certainly didn’t act like it.  He was nothing but smiles and positive energy as we prepped the home for market.

One day I got a phone call from someone standing outside of the property who had seen the sign in the yard.  He was really interested in taking a look.  Because I don’t represent both sides on principal I reached out to one of my amazing colleagues at Living Room and put them in touch.  A few days later we had an offer: all cash, no contingencies.  And could we please close in five days?  I presented it to Jorge.  “Sounds good.”

It turns out that this family who loved the house had had some hard times of their own.  Having this property would allow them to stay in the same school district.  It would be an amazing thing on a number of levels.  So Jorge put the intention out there of renovating this property to help a family out and that’s what he got.  What a cool experience!


Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Kim is the first person who will tell you she never expected to be a Realtor. She's had many creative jobs in the past and spent years as a high-volume bartender-turned-bar owner, which she feels gave her an essential skill that translates beautifully into her career in real estate: the ability to juggle 1,000 things at the same time while keeping everyone calm! She became obsessed with buying a house after the market crashed in 2009, finally buying her very first teeny-tiny dilapidated bungalow as a short sale in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, spent a few years fixing it up, then sold it for a profit and bought another project. And then they did it again. And the rest is history! Kim's talent for finding diamonds in the rough has made her into one of Portland's most sought-after investment Realtors. She loves seeing the missed potential in properties and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve to find great investments but this talent is equally useful when it comes to traditional buyers and sellers. When you buy a home with Kim's assistance you can be sure that she is looking at all angles of the purchase to make sure it aligns with your financial goals as well as your lifestyle and she will stop at nothing to make sure you are taken care of! Some of her clients think she's gotten their offers accepted through sheer force of will! When you list a house with her she will go above and beyond to present your house in the best possible light to make sure you maximize your return on investment. Above all else, Kim prides herself on her integrity and believes that everyone deserves a caring Realtor partner who truly listens and tries to do what's right for her clients, even when no one is looking. She is thrilled to call this beautiful city home and can't wait to help you make your dreams come true through real estate.
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