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Sometimes the second times a charm!

By Martin Cross, May 18, 2021

Derek and Julie were referred to me on short notice with a somewhat, urgent need to find a home. They were already in contract to purchase a gorgeous home in Southwest Washington when newly revealed information led them to realize they could not live in what they thought was going to be their dream home and they would need to terminate the transaction. 

Needless to say, since their home was already under contract to be sold in a few weeks they felt a definite sense of urgency to find a similarly wonderful home quickly. After viewing numerous homes we found what they believed could be made into the perfect place and we set about crafting an offer. 

In a multiple offer situation, we were able to strategize contingencies and timelines that would entice the seller and beat out several other buyers to get into contract!  Fortunately, the inspection period went smoothly and we received a clean appraisal so they were able to close on time and are looking forward to moving into their new place! 

Martin Cross

Broker licensed in OR & WA

I have lived in Portland my entire life and spent the last 20 years in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood of SE Portland. As such, I know inner SE like the back of my hand and I am very familiar with most neighborhoods in the Portland metro area. After almost 25 years filling people's homes with great design and art I shifted my love of finding great things, for great people, towards Real Estate. My eye for quality and attention to detail serves both my buyers and sellers equally. As a business owner most of my life, I understand the concepts of problem solving, coordination with others, and hard work. I always say..."Great things rarely come from a 40 hour work week." If you want a Portland native who is hard working, responsive, and compassionate - give me a call. I look forward to working with you to find that perfect home or that perfect buyer for yours whether the house be Craftsmen, Modern, brand new, or a fixer.
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