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Milwaukie Living!

By Benedict Samson, December 19, 2018


I met Clinton and Madeline by email.  Going through my messages there was a message saying “We would like to look for a house and Mindy referred us to you”.  I knew 2-3 “Mindy’s” from previous jobs but haven’t spoken or even seen a Mindy in 2-3 years.  I called Clinton with some reservations thinking maybe it was a spam email.  Luckily it wasn’t and Mindy was a former co-worker that moved on to another employer.  I remember our talks about construction, drywall, electrical issues, old home restorations, and the such.  She was actually very inspiring to me since she worked in healthcare, and was very good at her job, but she also did lot’s of work in restoration and repair “for fun” on older homes that she owned.  Something I have recently been finding myself engulfed within the past 2 years.

It turns out Mindy is the mother of Madeline and she remembered me from our previous conversations and I am so grateful she did.  Clinton and Madeline are a young couple moving forward in their lives and were tired or renting.  We searched in Sandy, Gresham, and Milwaukie for their first home and they instantly fell in love with a raised ranch in Milwaukie.  After some light repairs and our final walkthrough we are ready to close this week.  It’s an older home that was a rental for several years and is in need of some work.  Fortunately for them, and me, Mindy is nearby!


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Benedict Samson | licensed broker in Oregon

2625 SE 26th Ave | Portland | OR | 97202


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Benedict Samson

Broker | OR

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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