Andy had a sweet bachelor pad, perfectly sized for him and on the river with a cool view. But then he got married and they needed more space. One of the nice things about condo living is that if you love the building, but need to upsize or downsize, there is a good chance you can achieve the goal of staying in the same building. Such was the case for Andy and Margaret. Only, their dream condo was right next door..like 10 feet from their front door. Much larger and an absolutely stunning view of the water. My goodness, there isn’t a bad seat in the house. My first visit in there, I didn’t want to leave. Ducks came to visit me and I found the perfect little reading nook. Margaret already stated it would be her painting area..so much inspiration to be had in that little nook with a wall to wall window view of the world in action.
In order to close on that condo, we needed to sell their current condo. It was on the market with another agent and they just didn’t get any traction. It wasn’t priced correctly for the ever declining condo market. I got in there, gritted my teeth and gave them the lowdown of what they needed to do, and they listened to me! We found a buyer and they ended up being extremely difficult to work with, but our options were slim so we had to stick with it and focus on the end goal.
I’m so thankful we succeeded in getting them their dream condo. It wasn’t an easy transaction, but it’s over now and moving forward can begin. We will be celebrating soon and toasting each other and their new view. Maybe they’ll invite me over to watch the Christmas ships next year, wink wink!
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Principal Broker | OR & WA
Leanne has experienced the real estate boom on the frontline. Her integrity and persistence have helped clients navigate the outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis, as well as coached and guided buyers and sellers through a competitive, fast-paced market of today. Licensed since 2003, Leanne’s drive and skills of being a natural connector, put her at the top of her field. She finds great joy in establishing a client’s needs and uniting them with a solution. She sees challenge as an opportunity and proactively wins trust while still getting things done. Real estate involves a network beyond the client. Leanne connects with the community through volunteer efforts. She has built a solid network of contractors, lenders, caterers, bankers, and accountants, as well as caregivers, artists, and organizers. Her goal is to connect a buyer’s vision of home to reality and connects a seller’s financial goals to the best possible outcomes. This is the fuel that motivates Leanne in her career. She believes strongly in creating harmony between work and life and it shows by what her clients say about her. She feels lucky every day to be able to call this her job and feels fortunate to have clients that are multi-generational, helping parents of clients and children of clients through all the stages of life. The relationships she’s built are truly rewarding. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein