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Patience and Positivity Pays Off

By Natalie Strom, June 28, 2022

Hitting the height of the spring 2022 market with first time homebuyer clients at a competitive price point, we knew it could be a little while for the stars to align. After scanning the market from SE Portland out to Beaverton, we took notice of the low inventory and bidders getting antsy, offering well over asking. Rather than get ourselves anxious and dismayed, we all stayed calm with a positive attitude. My motto is that there is a house for everyone…you just have to stay positive and stay patient. Sometimes you even get super lucky.

And, as luck would have it, Memorial Day weekend was a doozy. A crazy rainstorm wreaked havoc on the real estate market and on everyone’s vacation plans. We then noticed this very cute little house in the sought-after Bridlemile neighborhood in SW Portland, fully remodeled with new floors, windows, kitchen, bath, central AC. The open house was crickets. Shockingly there were no offers after the weekend was over. After connecting with the listing agent, we found out that the seller had accepted a job offer in another state…they were motivated. We crossed our fingers and came in with an offer 5% UNDER list price. Sellers accepted with no counter offer, and we got the house!

Just three weeks later, these awesome people were homeowners! Patience and positivity gets the job done.

Congratulations to my wonderful clients!

~Natalie

Natalie Strom

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR

She/Her

“A Zillion Stars” Natalie Strom is a great communicator and loyal advocate. With superior service and expert advice, Natalie delivers unwavering kindness for every client. With skill, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the industry, Natalie navigates and negotiates real estate transactions professionally from start to finish. An upbeat, yet calm demeanor helps people who work with her feel prioritized and understood. Natalie is versatile and experienced in handling residential real estate of all kinds, whether its buying or selling single family homes, investment property, or condos. As a former marine biologist, Natalie worked on major marine oil spills, most famously the catastrophic BP spill, the Deepwater Horizon in 2010. This background underlies Natalie’s interest in our everyday human impact on the natural world, particularly in increasing energy efficiency standards for homes. Natalie has experience in building her own highly energy efficient detached ADU and has been an Earth Advantage Broker since 2018. Natalie’s passionate about nature-based adventure travel, community, and making new friends. She enjoys time with her two teenaged boys, husband, and goldendoodle and has enjoyed SE Portland as her home base since 2000.
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