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Not Your Typical Transaction

By Olivia Rush, November 2, 2021

I recently had the chance to be a part of a non-traditional real estate transaction. It couldn’t have gone better. Here’s what happened.

I used to work with Johnny at my old brokerage (we are now both at new brokerages). He had been working with friends of his, Becca and Ryan, for a few months. Becca and Ryan were shopping for their first home, but hadn’t found it yet.

Meanwhile, Johnny and fiancé Chloe were wanting to move out of the city to be closer to the mountain. It dawned on Johnny that their house would actually be a great fit for Becca and Ryan, and he proposed the idea to them. They were 100% interested.

However, Johnny’s managing broker was not about it, so he reached out to me to see if I would be interested in representing Becca and Ryan. I thought about this a bit – would it be weird? worth it? – but after meeting Becca and Ryan over Zoom, I of course wanted to! They were just too lovely.

We all agreed that they would cut their communication with Johnny until the transaction was over. It was a fairly easy process. Realtors tend to be extra attuned to their homes, so there wasn’t much that came up during inspections. Honestly, the hardest part was waiting for the 45 day close and then the 3 week rentback – which we are still in!

Not your typical transaction, but I’ll get to toast champagne with BOTH the buyers AND the sellers on key day – a first for me! Cheers to Becca, Ryan, Johnny and Chloe! A true win-win-win for all, and I am grateful to have been a part of it.

Olivia Rush

Broker | OR & WA


As your trusted guide through the buying or selling process, you can expect me to customize my services to your specific goals and preferences, much like I did for my students during my ten years as an educator. My clients’ goals vary. A couple retiring to the Big City after 30 years on 22 acres. A woman purchasing her first home independently. A couple upsizing to support a growing family. Two friends pooling their resources to make their first investment possible. A couple navigating a divorce and the sale of their home. A refugee family with limited English setting down roots in this country. Deaf investors looking to maximize profit on their flip.  A couple selling the home of their daughter who has lost her battle to cancer. A family relocating from across the country and buying sight-unseen.  These situations all require unique, dynamic, and holistic approaches. Everyone has different needs, and it is my top priority to meet my clients where they are. For me, real estate is not transactional. It is deeply personal and inevitably life-changing. While each client requires a tailored strategy, my work ethic is unwavering. With me you can always expect organization, tenacity, responsiveness, dedication, and hustle. A gatherer of resources, a communicator of all options and possible outcomes. As your advocate, I will be brutally honest so you know what to expect. A skilled negotiator, I’ll consider every angle with your dreams and goals in mind. My clients often end up feeling like family. I am honored they trust me enough to return to me as their needs change and refer me to their friends, family, and communities. What are your real estate goals and dreams? Call or text me so we can meet to discuss your vision.  
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