By Erika George & Kari McGee, July 30, 2018

You know how you have those periods when everyone from your past seems to come into your focus?  This summer has been that for me.   My phone, email & jaunts around town have been buzzing with blasts from my South Salem High School past!  So when my Salem OR childhood friend Cathy called me from Colorado to say that she missed Oregon and wanted to come home I was so excited to start looking at houses for her!

The art of a good long distance video tour has been an important tool in our toolbox these past few years for all of our  “out-of-area” buyers, but looking at houses with someone you’ve known since the 5th grade is a whole other ball game!  You know that narrative of your whole life that informs everything you see and do but very few people share with you and think you are either 1.  crazy when you talk about it, or 2. really boring because who really cares about what happened to you that one day in Ms. Flory’s class that was so hilarious.  But with Cathy, I could say almost every darn thing that popped into my head and I traveled through my real estate day:  “Oh my gosh, it’s totally like that Japanese soaking tub in Zoe’s parents bathroom!”  or, “Bazooka GUNS!!” (hilarity ensues) and Cathy was right there with me.  And when Cathy said:  “I want that NW Style house, with tons of trees and skylights and privacy – kind of like my parents house.”  I totally knew what she meant.

As a matter of fact, the whole experience just kind of conjured up my whole childhood and affirmed so much of the why and who I am today!  So thank you Cathy Mace.  We can’t wait to have you and your family back in Oregon where you belong!

Don’t even ask us what graduating class…



Erika & Kari

Broker-Esquire | Principal Broker | Seniors Real Estate Specialists | OR

Erika George and Kari McGee are the highly skilled HouseLove PDX team at Living Room Realty in Portland, OR. 

As designated Seniors Real Estate Specialists (SRES®), Kari and Erika help Seniors and their families navigate aging in place, downsizing, multigenerational housing, senior community living options, and probate sales. These exceptional real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with compassion and expert guidance. Principal Broker Kari McGee is an 11-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market for almost two decades. Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and has been a full-service real estate broker since 2013. These experienced real estate agents will help you prepare for life’s transitions with a customized plan designed for your specific goals.  Erika and Kari's in-depth market knowledge and savvy data analysis will help you make educated, pro-active decisions that will reduce stress and provide better outcomes for your real estate needs.  Given our foremost duty as a fiduciary, be assured that your best interests will always be at the very center of every decision we make together. And, as the great-granddaughters (they're cousins!) of a professional baker, don’t be surprised if your real estate transaction with Erika and Kari comes complete with pie, cookies, or the best homemade toffee in the world. We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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