Blog Buyer Rescue Plant Moves to Kerns

Rescue Plant Moves to Kerns

By Bonnie Roseman, April 24, 2019

Winning Letter to the Seller

When there are multiple offers on the property you want how do you make yourself stand out from the pack? Not all home sellers are moved by letters from prospective buyers, but many are, so write a letter and share who you are! Be authentic, honest and sincere – be you. Lots of people include photos of their cute kiddos, human and other species. Many couples share romantic shots from far away adventures. So, how’s a single person with no children and no pets supposed to compete? Write from your heart and share things that matter to you.

Natalie really wanted the perfect condo when it popped on the market in the Kerns neighborhood, and so did other people. As we brainstormed ways she could make her offer as strong as possible, she hesitated when we discussed her writing a letter to the woman who was selling the place, not having any mini-mes, or fur babies to feature. And then she said, “I have a plant I rescued, does that count?” You bet it does, I told her. She wrote a funny, heartfelt letter about making the condo a home for herself and her plant. The seller loved it. She got the place. 🙂

The days flew by and in a matter of weeks Natalie and her plant got to move in. I know she’s going to Love Where She Lives in the heart of Portland’s Restaurant Row.



Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


Since 1991, 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 (9 years)
  • Homelight Top Producer and Top Buyers' Agent
  • Nexdoor Neighborhood Favorite
  • 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. #pet mama, #dog lover, #cat lover, #animal lover, #empty nester, #Leaf driver, #progressive, #SE Portland, #Hawthorne, #97214, #97215, #97202, #97232, #97201,#97206,#97210,#97211, #97212, #97217, #envronmentalist, #local
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