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SOLD! Bright + Cheery Ranchalow in Brentwood Darlington!

By Olivia Rush, May 24, 2021

Congrats to the Sellers at 6927 SE 78th! We had 8 FANTASTIC offers, and honestly, my clients would have been happy accepting any one of them.

To prep the home for market, I emphasized the importance of a good first impression. Curb appeal is real! My clients put on a brand new roof, painted the exterior, and cleaned up the landscaping. We decided to list in spring to optimize the front yard’s blooms. In the weeks leading up to the listing, we toured nearby open houses to get a sense for what activity would be like. A few days before listing, I was able to chat with a few listing agents of nearby properties that had gone pending the prior week. This informed our pricing strategy as well as calmed some Seller nerves.

Thanks to this intel, we knew it would be busy. After 50ish showings over the weekend, my clients were thrilled with the eight offers that came in. However, I let them know that we should take every offer with a grain of salt. In this market, where buyers are having to compete and push the edge of their comfort zone, we’ve been seeing a lot of transactions terminating. For this reason, we accepted a backup offer as soon as the property went pending.

Good thing, too. After a week, the first buyers terminated without even asking for any repairs – cold feet! We notified the second positions buyers, who were ecstatic, and just to cover our tracks, extended the third place buyers a new backup position. This second time around went easy-breezy, and we moved quickly to remove the inspection and appraisal contingencies. Even though these second buyers had lost a week of their transaction, miraculously we ended up closing on their original close date, thanks to strong communication from their agent and lender.

We can’t prevent bumps in the road, but we certainly can plan for them. In the end, the house sold for $70K (20%) over list price with minimal concessions and in just under a month! More importantly, both sides of the transaction felt like it was a win. Cheers to my clients as well as the happy new homeowners of this darling 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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