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Maybe We Should Just Go Check It Out Anyway?

By Drew Burchette, January 16, 2020

It happens frequently that people casually search for their next home without an expectation of when they are actually going to move. It is a daunting task when you have kids, have a home to sell and/or a demanding occupation. Most folks want to know what they are buying before selling. It can lead to a lot of long conversations in the year or two leading up to making the leap.

During that time there will be a house or two that comes up on the radar. Sometimes we have a quick chat about it and decide not to tour for one reason or another. Other times we talk in circles until one of us ultimately says: “maybe we should just go check it out anyway?”. I’m still not sure if that is a statement or a question.

I initially met with Megan & James a few years ago right before they were having their second child. The initial plan was to sell then buy before the arrival. After a few realistic conversations and a look at the calendar, we concluded that our plan was quite flawed. We kept in touch and toured some homes now and then, but nothing got too serious. Then in December of 2019 this RAD house came in the Bridlemile Neighborhood of SW Portland.

We went for a look and it was a perfect fit: functional floorplan, well update but not overdone, fantastic location and school district. Welcome to the West-side!

Drew Burchette

Principal Broker

I arrived in the real estate business over a decade ago and have since helped scores of people buy and sell their homes. The groundswell that I created in my practice is rooted in the relationships that I have nurtured over the years. My style is educational, and I see myself as the coach and leader of your real estate transaction. My coaching is geared towards empowering you to make informed decisions that will lead to your best possible outcome. I excel at asking the questions that get to the heart of the matter which in turn enables a smooth sale process. Away from the office I am passionate about so many things, but it all begins and ends with my family. My boys are both in elementary school and parenting is an ongoing challenge and joy for my wife and I. We love to travel around Oregon, the East Coast, Mexico and beyond. My passion for surfing, kiteboarding, and fishing help to keep me grounded in life. Read more reviews
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