Blog Stories New additions to a Creative Community

New additions to a Creative Community

By Shannon Baird, March 28, 2018

I have been working with Diana and Scott for over 4 years. First, when I helped them with the commercial lease for Diana’s clothing shop, Stand-Up Comedy, and since then to keep on the lookout for a family home.  I have witnessed their numbers grow from 2 to 3 with the addition of their sweet daughter Nana. This family trio is a powerhouse of creativity and design. Yes, even Nana (she has an eye for a well designed garden). Finding the perfect place to call home has been quite a challenge. It needed to fit their creative needs both inside and outside the home, while maintaining easy access to downtown where the store is located.

We found everything they wanted and more in Sunlight Community – a 1970’s architect and educators concept community fo 15 houses nestled in 7 acres. We discovered it last summer and immediately fell in love with this artistic and well planned haven.

Since last summer, we felt a little heartbroken, worried that the perfect unit would not become available for this family. MIRACULOUSLY all this changed last month when the original architect’s home in Sunlight was listed for sale. When it came down to it, there was stiff competition but a beautifully written letter to the sellers from my buyers, made it quite evident that Scott, Diana & Nana were a great fit for this idyllic compound.

My buyers are looking forward to monthly neighbor potlucks in the community house and Nana is especially looking forward to refining her aesthetic of the outdoors while planting veggies in the garden and playing in the treehouse.

Shannon Baird

Earth Advantage Broker

About Shannon As a native of Portland, Shannon is well acquainted with all areas of the city, the surrounding suburbs, and what the various neighborhoods have to offer. Her 14 years of experience working in the real estate industry has helped to develop a true understanding of how a house has to function to become a home and knowledge of architecture and design, which can help in the evaluation and potential enjoyment of a home. Shannon has the ability to provide solid counsel. Her knowledge of real estate matters and absolute trustworthiness are invaluable in the process of any transaction. Having worked for 15 years as a manager of assets for executives living locally and in Europe, Shannon has developed and maintained the trust, organization, professionalism, and effective negotiating skills inherent to the business of real estate. Recipient of the Elizabeth Potter award from the State of Oregon Historic Preservation Office for work in restoration, remodeling and design in residential homes and commercial buildings in Oregon. The award provided for the attendance to a week long historic preservation conference in Mobile, Alabama where the art of preservation was taught by national and internationally renowned craftsman. A member of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR) and the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR), Shannon also holds a Diamond-Platinum designation in the Million Dollar Club of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors. Other designations include: Seniors Real Estate Specialist
For a look into the history of Shannon's real estate business before she joined Living Room Realty, you can view her blog that documented her sales, press exposure, testimonials and insights as an agent from 2009-2016. Arts + Culture New involvement in the arts, along with music projects completed this year. My 25 years of experience and knowledge in design and project management were directly related to the following. Founder and Principal of SBaird Design - A locally based boutique design firm with a global soul. Serving clients locally + internationally in a diverse range of projects: smaller and large residential remodels, commercial design, furniture design, home staging consultation, color consultations and branding. One of the founding members of YU Contemporary – A visionary art center empowering artistic imagination and cultural life, destined to become the most provocative supporter of the arts that the region has ever seen. Co – Executive producer – From the Land of Ice and Snow, a compilation CD, 6 years in the making. Led Zeppelin covered by eminent NW musicians. I co-produced the live show ( it sold out ) and the release of the album at Doug Fir Lounge. Press from National Public Radio and all of the local print media. Websites/blogs wrote stories on an  international level. Co-producer – of the final  live concert held at the venerable Berbati’s Pan, venue opened in 1994, closing show on New Years Eve 2010. Hired publicity, managing band necessities, managed merchandise sales, venue and supporting staff’s expectations.
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Shannon Baird

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