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Persistence and Determination

By Stacy Stokes, March 1, 2018

My grandfather’s favorite quote is “Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.  Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.  Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts.  Persistence and determination are omnipotent.”  Perhaps this quote is what Calvin Coolidge was best know for.  The sale and closing of this house took nothing more than that, a lot of persistence and determination.  This house went on the market on October 7, 2017 and just closed on February 28, 2017.  It received an offer quickly, but inspections revealed that it needed a new foundation.  The buyer’s agent and myself worked hard to find a creative solution to keep this deal from falling apart.  The buyers were in love with the house and it was the one for them.  The seller no longer lived there and needed to sell.  Closing was delayed while the foundation was complete, which took several months.  I am so pleased that this worked out.  Thanks so much to the agent on the other side for being such a professional and working through a tricky transaction with me.

Stacy Stokes

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

I love Portland! It’s such a smart and accessible city. After moving here in 1996 to begin law school, I soon decided that there was nowhere else I would rather live. Finding a fit here in all aspects of life has been easy. My number one love is spending time with my two kids, Jake (9 yr. old) and Hanna (12 yr. old), my dog, K2 who is a Havanese, and cat, Tiga. Beyond that, you can find me cycling, rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, volunteering in the community or exploring new corners of the city and new restaurants with my friends. I am always excited to show visitors the unique and funky neighborhoods Portland has to offer. I am especially drawn to the various architecture and offerings of the close-in east side and west side neighborhoods. After 3 years as an attorney/public defender, I came to the realization that Real Estate was the place for me. It allows me to constantly share the love I have for Portland’s houses and communities as well as to use my talent for helping others. Although, I’m a seasoned real estate broker, I believe that my background as an attorney has provided an invaluable platform off which to build my career. I have a firm understanding of what it means to put my client’s interests first, the art of negotiation and various contractual issues that arise in real estate transactions. Aside from these strengths, I realize that when buying a house it’s not just about finding the best structural fit but also finding the best lifestyle and neighborhood fit for you. I will listen to and truly understand your needs, find you the right home and close the deal to your satisfaction. Throughout the process, I will educate, advise and steadily guide you through what can often be an emotional and challenging time. In the end, my goal is that you have many years of happiness and peace knowing you’re in the best home and best community for you.
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