Blog Stories Sale of the Lizard House

Sale of the Lizard House

By Stacy Stokes, October 21, 2020

When I first pulled up to meet with my seller, I was greeted by this lizard! I knew immediately that this house would fun to sell.  During the course of the transaction, I learned much about the lizard.  He was created by a previous owner and famous artist, John Olmstead.   I learned that John still maintains the lizard, by replacing the eyes & fixing broken tile.  One year preschool kids adopted the lizard and had to check on her daily.  The lizard is famous enough to be on the Portland BikeWalk map as “Lizard Bench”.  I feel so lucky to sell homes in fun neighborhoods throughout Portland and love learning the unique stories about each house!

Stacy Stokes

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR & WA

She/Her

I love Portland! It’s such a smart and accessible city. After moving here in 1996 to begin law school, I soon decided that there was nowhere else I would rather live. Finding a fit here in all aspects of life has been easy. My number one love is spending time with my two kids, Jake (9 yr old) and Hanna (12 yr old), my dog, K2 who is a Havanese, and cat, Tiga. Beyond that, you can find me cycling, rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, volunteering in the community or exploring new corners of the city and new restaurants with my friends. I am always excited to show visitors the unique and funky neighborhoods Portland has to offer. I am especially drawn to the various architecture and offerings of the close-in east side and west side neighborhoods. After 3 years as an attorney/public defender, I came to the realization that Real Estate was the place for me. It allows me to constantly share the love I have for Portland’s houses and communities as well as to use my talent for helping others. Although, I’m a seasoned real estate broker, I believe that my background as an attorney has provided an invaluable platform off which to build my career. I have a firm understanding of what it means to put my client’s interests first, the art of negotiation and various contractual issues that arise in real estate transactions. Aside from these strengths, I realize that when buying a house it’s not just about finding the best structural fit but also finding the best lifestyle and neighborhood fit for you. I will listen to and truly understand your needs, find you the right home and close the deal to your satisfaction. Throughout the process, I will educate, advise and steadily guide you through what can often be an emotional and challenging time. In the end, my goal is that you have many years of happiness and peace knowing you’re in the best home and best community for you.
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