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Real Estate Magic in Montavilla!

By Olivia Rush, October 30, 2021

Congratulations to some of the calmest and kindest clients I’ve ever had, Kacie and Devin! They’ve picked up quite the midcentury charmer in Montavilla.

This is one of those situations realtors dream of. New clients are referred to you by friend/past client. New clients suggest happy hour at neighborhood haunt for the initial consult. New clients are already pre-approved with bank, but end up working with one of your go-to lenders.  New clients see a whopping total of 5 homes, submit an offer at list price on their favorite one, and get it accepted. All in roughly 10 days.

It was going sooooo well, we were all a bit stunned. We had pre-negotiated certain repairs prior to even submitting an offer, and the Seller was willing to credit a bit more toward their closing costs after inspections. The appraisal came in…wait for it…$43K over asking price. Real estate magic was HAPPENING.

But of course, nothing comes that easy. There was an underground oil tank that was being decommissioned prior to close, and the scope and cost of the work kept changing. We had to delay closing 8 days, and it got a little dicey for a moment when the Seller considered switching contractors mid-job. Plus, Kacie and Devin had already given their 30 days, and with our new close date, there was ZERO wiggle room.

Through the final two weeks of the transaction, I think I was more on edge than Kacie and Devin. They were the living, breathing definition of cool, calm, and collected, in a high-stakes situation. Thankfully, the job wrapped up Thursday, just in time for us to close on Friday, and for D+K to be 100% out of their apartment by Saturday! Always fun to run down the clock 😉

Kacie and Devin, you kept faith the whole way through. Cheers to you (and Theo) and your adorable new home!

Olivia Rush

Broker | OR & WA


As your trusted guide through the buying or selling process, you can expect me to customize my services to your specific goals and preferences, much like I did for my students during my ten years as an educator. My clients’ goals vary. A couple retiring to the Big City after 30 years on 22 acres. A woman purchasing her first home independently. A couple upsizing to support a growing family. Two friends pooling their resources to make their first investment possible. A couple navigating a divorce and the sale of their home. A refugee family with limited English setting down roots in this country. Deaf investors looking to maximize profit on their flip.  A couple selling the home of their daughter who has lost her battle to cancer. A family relocating from across the country and buying sight-unseen.  These situations all require unique, dynamic, and holistic approaches. Everyone has different needs, and it is my top priority to meet my clients where they are. For me, real estate is not transactional. It is deeply personal and inevitably life-changing. While each client requires a tailored strategy, my work ethic is unwavering. With me you can always expect organization, tenacity, responsiveness, dedication, and hustle. A gatherer of resources, a communicator of all options and possible outcomes. As your advocate, I will be brutally honest so you know what to expect. A skilled negotiator, I’ll consider every angle with your dreams and goals in mind. My clients often end up feeling like family. I am honored they trust me enough to return to me as their needs change and refer me to their friends, family, and communities. What are your real estate goals and dreams? Call or text me so we can meet to discuss your vision.  
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