Blog Stories Portland Downsize, Round 2!

Portland Downsize, Round 2!

By Cristen Lincoln, March 13, 2018

Last year, Chris and Sue moved to Portland to downsize from their large family home in San Diego, and to be closer to kids and grandkids. They bought an amazing house with tons of potential in Eastmoreland, that wasn’t small, but felt right. A year later, and after much soul searching, they realized that they didn’t achieve their original goal of simplifying. Even though the house was fabulous, they still felt like it was too big, and too much of a project. So we set out on round 2 of downsizing!

They wanted to move slowly, and take their time to find just the right place. Who would have guessed that “the one” would come on the market the very day we were first getting back together to make a plan. The house had been one they admired often as they walked their dog around the neighborhood. The seller was traveling, but we convinced them to take the offer right away, on I-5 in LA, using their smart phones to sign documents!

Chris and Sue couldn’t love their new house any more. The street appeal, with clean lines and stucco exterior struck them immediately, and the inside met every need perfectly. It’s a true art piece, and just the right size with everything they need on one level. It goes to show how timing can be everything! If you are thinking about making a move, timing can be everything for you too! It’s never too early to start planning and I’d be happy to help. Call me, Cristen Lincoln at (503)-260-2414

Cristen Lincoln

Earth Advantage Broker & Business Development

I’ve been a full time realtor since 1993, and after almost 24 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS • BrokerAgent™ Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'. • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Real Estate Professionals • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors- Master's Circle Member • PMAR Public Relations Committee Member • I'm on the Mt Tabor Middle school PTA now, but served as PTA board member at Atkinson school for several years. • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison • Rose Chapter National Charity League • Member 99 Girlfriends • Collective Giving For Impact AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Broker: Diane Moreau • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Senior Transaction Coordinator: Iris Ireland • Agent Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Olivia Boone, Sara Stratton, and Blaine Smith References available upon request.
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Cristen Lincoln

Earth Advantage Broker & Business Development


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