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Sizzling hot in South Beaverton

By Carson Mead, August 5, 2020

It’s early August, and definitely summer. When a previous client sent me a referral for a couple of his friends, I was excited and enthusiastic to meet them and see their house. They live in the South Beaverton neighborhood, and their house is an early 80’s ranch that had been renovated in 2016. It was their first purchase, and now they’re looking to sell and make a move closer to their work on the eastside of Portland. Pandemic style, we met on Zoom first to talk about their goals, and to get more information on the house. We started off going over the selling process, outlining realistic timelines and action steps to get their house ready for market. I visited them a week later in person and we dialed in specifics and questions.

We worked great together as a team, and we were able to do weekly checkups to make sure that everything was progressing as expected. They made the decision to list the week after the fourth of July. We set out ground rules and best practices as it relates to Covid, and sequenced all the showings so there was very little overlap for buyers seeing the home. We ended up having over 35 showings in less than 48 hours. We set the offer deadline for a Friday evening, and landed with 12 offers on the house. I set up a spreadsheet for the sellers with all the pertinent details of each offer so they could see them side by side. In the end, they selected an amazing offer that far exceeded their expectations. The buyers agent has been amazing, and her buyers are super excited to be closing this week.

I couldn’t be more happy with how things turned out for my sellers, and I’m looking forward to helping them with their purchase in this highly competitive environment of the late summer and fall.

Carson Mead

Broker & ADU Specialist

My first introduction to the world of real estate came in 2004, when at the age of 22 I bought my first home in NE Portland with my sister. I still remember what a monumental life transition that was. Buying my own home laid the foundation for a lifelong love of all things related to houses. I enrolled in a year-long Building Construction program to gain more knowledge in housing systems and techniques. I have used those tools to enhance my own home both inside and out. I joke that my favorite part of a house is the basement, as that’s where I can see the health and maintenance of a home’s systems: plumbing, electrical, HVAC, foundation etc. While a home inspector is the professional on helping to understand the story of a home, I like to provide as much due-diligence as possible up front before you spend the money and get into contract. Ultimately my goal is to meet you in any endeavor that you are wanting to undertake. If you are looking to sell, I will develop a strategy that makes sense for you with your goals, timelines and marketing strategy. If you want to invest in your home before going on the market, we’ll look at what you can do to maximize your profit: be it refinishing floors, painting, modifying light fixtures, and getting it staged. If you need to stay in your home while selling, I’ll bring in my stager to help get perspective on how to pare down the feel of your home and have tangible goals to achieve in getting ready to go on the market. If you are looking to invest in Portland real estate, we can talk about the big four in analyzing properties. Rental income, principal reduction, equity growth and tax benefits. I work with spreadsheets to outline these assets so you can see the short and long term performance of your investment. Once last piece of my professional and personal life that I spend a lot of time thinking about are ADU’s (Accessory Dwelling Units). Also known as mother-in-law units and granny flats, these can be detached or attached. When I see a home, I look at the property in detail to see how the home is oriented on the lot and if it is ripe for a detached ADU (new construction), or if it is a good prospect for creating an attached unit (a basement apartment). I also look at the zoning to see what kind of potential this could add. I am in mid-process building my own detached ADU. The structure is going to be modern with clean lines and open concept. I live on a corner lot, which means the ADU can have it’s own street entrance. I also have zoning which will allow me to split the lot if I choose and sell it separately at some point. My plan is to keep it as a rental, but this will create a lot of flexibility both short and long term. I am a cooperatively focused broker, with a passion for helping people achieve their goals and succeed in their endeavors. I am patient, understanding, trustworthy, and truly care about your best interests. I serve on my neighborhood association board and the larger Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Please let me know if you'd like to share a beverage, coffee, tea, beer/wine to talk about what’s important to you and see if it would be a good fit to work together. All the best— carsonmeadpdx.com yelp
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