Blog Stories Putting Down Roots

Putting Down Roots

By Kim Parmon, January 19, 2019

Jessica and Jay Dee are the type of clients that any agent dreams of working with.  They’re fun, easygoing, decisive, and a little bit silly.  We met months ago by chance when they were thinking of renovating their home to make it work better for their family of three.  I gave them some ideas of things they might consider doing, we chatted for a bit, and that was that!  Well, a few months later they called me: they were expecting another baby and had decided it was time to put down roots somewhere new.

We listed their home in November and quickly received a great offer.  This offer allowed Jessica and Jay Dee a long rent back period.  The rent back was key: it allowed them to stay in their house after the sale closed instead of having to move right away.  This prevented their family from needing to find temporary housing and took a lot of stress off their plate.

We toured a few homes together but Jessica and Jay Dee decided pretty quickly on what they wanted: a new construction property in a great new community.  The home we found was the perfect size for their needs AND the neighborhood featured a lot of wonderful communal spaces (including a community garden).  The houses in the community face a large courtyard instead of a street, which gives the neighborhood a very warm and inviting feel.  We walked around and soaked it all in and the choice ended up being an easy one!  We offered and went under contract just before pricing went up in the popular community.  And the best part was that they were able to relax in the house they just sold while they waited for their new home to be completed.

With only a few weeks to go until their family of three becomes a family of four the timing couldn’t be better for this closing!  Jessica and Jay Dee, it has been a pleasure.


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Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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