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Pup Approved in Brentwood-Darlington

By Bonnie Roseman, April 20, 2018

First a home, next a dog


Bender TheRealestateDog, my trusted pup and assistant, has given his official stamp of approval to this sweet, treed yard in the SE Portland Neighborhood of Brentwood-Darlington. Bender gave the yard a once over, checking out the squirrels and plantings to ensure it will be a good home for a future canine companion for the happy new owner, Susan.


According to, Brentwood-Darlington is the 20th most diverse of Portlands 90+ neighborhoods, scoring an ‘A’ for diversity. They rate the schools ‘A-‘, making this up and coming spot, a bit past Woodstock, one of the hot places to get into the Portland real estate market. This active community, about a 20 minute drive from downtown, has rapidly rising price tags for homes, but is still one of the more affordable places to enjoy the Portland lifestyle. Check out their Facebook page to see info on their Earth Day celebration at Learning Gardens Lab PSU, the upcoming self defense training for women and teen girls and other neighborhood news.

Green thumb’s plant priorities

People have so many different motivations for choosing a particular home. Accommodating kiddos, proximity to work, and cafes within walking distance are common ones. This time it was the plant babies that took priority. Susan was driven to move her botanical beauties just once, and to make sure it was to a home in which they would continue to thrive.

Thankful for an inside scoop!

After a couple of years of planning to move from her home of about 20 years, Susan knew it would be complicated to sell and buy in the crazy Portland market without having to move twice. Following up on a tip from another client I learned this cutie in Brentwood-Darlington would be coming on the market. Through networking and persistence we got a pre-market preview and luckily Susan’s offer was the winning bid. Moving day is coming soon.

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

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