Blog Stories Making memories in their own beach house

Making memories in their own beach house

By Cristen Lincoln, April 12, 2020

Beach fires, flying kites, long walks, sunsets, the sound of the ocean, the sand basically at your front door. Todd and Kris will start making memories in their own beach house starting now. We love connecting people with their dreams! When the house came on the market, I was at the coast enjoying my own get-a-way home. The timing was perfect. Todd and Kris would have been in Europe on vacation if it weren’t for the pandemic. Instead, they were in town on a stay-cation. I called to let them know that their plans had changed again. They needed to drive to the beach to see this house! Hearing the call to action, they hopped in the car and drove out. Not only is it a fabulous house, it’s just steps to the beach! They don’t even have to cross a road. We saw the house and wrote the offer that day. They weren’t the only ones who wanted it, but they were the ones who got it! Inspections, appraisals, bids for work, negotiating repairs, and a few trips to the coast and back, and we closed! Kris is one of our hero nurses on the front lines fighting Covid in the hospital, so Todd is representing them both. Today he drove out to get the key and open up their new beach escape! We are so happy and excited for them! Many family memories will be made!

If you are curious about what it’s like to have a second home, reach out! I’d be happy to talk to you about the benefits of growing your net worth while having a place to make memories with your family. 

Cristen Lincoln

Broker in Oregon & Business Development

I’ve been a full time REALTOR® since 1993, and after more than 25 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS
  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
  • Mt Tabor Park Stewardship Fund Committee Member
  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
  • Past Member Rose Chapter National Charity League
  • Member 99 Girlfriends Collective Giving For Impact
AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Brokers: Cody Thurman and Paul D'Souza • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Team Coordinator: Deborah Holmes • Client Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Blaine Smith, Gen Torelle, Becky Barryte, and Vanessa Rehder References available upon request.
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  • T: 503-260-2414
  • cristen@livingroomre.com

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