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Mike and Easy In Their New Castle

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, December 27, 2019


We had the honor of working along side Mike starting in 2018 when he was referred to us through a mutual friend who used Jason and I for their family’s home purchase.  Mike was still in the process of moving his and furry family over to Oregon. It started with a phone call to introduce ourselves and soon became a flight over to start getting a feel for the land he would soon call home.

Mike is super lovable. Upon meeting him at our office, Jason and I quickly formed a fondness for Mike and wanted to make sure he was taken care of. So, we began the tour of helping him get to know each area that we thought could be a good match for him when he was ready to make the jump and move to Oregon.

Fast forward to 2019 and Mike lands an excellent job in Oregon and gives us the thumbs up that he’s on his way to make the transition to make Oregon his home AND at the same time he’s working with his amazing realtor in CA, Deborah Johnson w/ Compass, to sell his home while we coordinate the buy side in OR. We owe a lot to our amazing Colleauge Nichole Connelly, who helped be our feet on the ground in OR while we were overseas on family vacation when Mike and Nichole found his dream home in Lake Oswego, OR.

We had the honor of negotiating the deal ocean/pool side in Costa Rica and got Mike in contract that day. We all celebrated together over the phone that evening.

Since this was going to be a contingent sale, all parties in California and Oregon had to work very closely together to make sure Mike was protected and we could close on time which was going to fall in over the holidays. Thankfully the communication between everyone was fantastic and we were able to close early!  What made this so special was that Mike flew down to CA to pick up his bestie Easy to drive him up to see their new home sweet home on closing day.

Mike, Jason and I are so thrilled for you and genuinely love how big your heart is. We look forward to your house parties and promise to make you some excellent sangria. Cheers to you and Easy our friend!



Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Jason & I are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What Jason & I love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your realtor for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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