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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 | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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