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Southeast Rental, Investment Excitement!!

By Cristen Lincoln, June 21, 2023

Heidi’s Exciting Journey to Purchasing a Rental Property in SE

Heidi was referred to us by a good friend whom we’ve been working with over the years in building their real estate investment portfolio. She approached us with the goal of buying a rental property with her parents. They were in the process of selling their out-of-state rental and wanted to reinvest closer to Heidi, who would take over managing the new investment. That way, they can continue to invest, but have Heidi as their boots on the ground watching over it. Initially, they were considering condos and townhouses, but we kept things open and Heidi ended up being drawn to single-family homes. It just felt right.

After several weeks of searching and becoming familiar with the market, the sale of their out of state rental closed, and they were ready to dive into writing offers in Portland! The timing was perfect. That same week, a beautifully renovated mid-century house in Close in SE hit the market, capturing Heidi’s heart. After careful consideration and discussions with her parents, they decided to make an offer on this perfect property.

Timing was crucial as they faced competition. Although they had the first offer in, another offer quickly followed. To secure the property, we had to be competitive and creative with their offer. In the end, our efforts paid off, and they successfully got the property under contract!

Throughout the inspection period, everything went smoothly, further cementing Heidi’s excitement and confidence in her decision. The transaction progressed seamlessly all the way up to closing. Heidi and her parents were overjoyed with their new property, seeing it as a significant step in their investment journey. Their dedication and trust, combined with our expertise, made this journey an exciting and rewarding experience for all of us! We celebrate Heidi’s achievement and wish her, along with her parents many fruitful years ahead!

Cristen Lincoln

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | Business Development | OR


Cristen has been a Portland real estate broker since 1993, giving her an exceptional understanding of the industry and the local market. She was born here, grew up here, and raised her own family here. She knows the parks, the farmers’ markets, the schools, the hidden corners, and the joyful quirks of Portland’s bustling neighborhoods.

Cristen’s deep-rooted knowledge of the area means she understands the audience for a house. She understands what a potential buyer is looking for, the process they go through when choosing a home, and what details matter most. This makes her the ideal guide to help you prepare your home for market. She is an expert in maximizing the value of your home while minimizing unnecessary improvements.

With the confident and tranquil mastery that comes with experience, Cristen is often three steps ahead—holding future possibilities, ideas, and strategies that will navigate her clients toward achieving their long-term goals. Known for her calm demeanor in the face of any size challenge, Cristen is respected in her industry for being an exceptional negotiator and strong advocate for her clients, even in the toughest of circumstances.

With intention and spirit, Cristen has built her real estate team around her core values of honesty, hard work, follow-through, and serious play.

A top broker in the city, Cristen has been named a Portland Monthly Five Star Agent year after year. She has received the Seven Star Certificate of Excellence and the Top 500 in the nation award from Broker★Agent™ Advisor. Cristen is a key member of Living Room Realty’s leadership team where she mentors, teaches, and coaches Portland’s top real estate brokers.

When not working, Cristen is likely immersed in outdoor play with her husband, her kids, or a pup by her side. Whether she’s hiking, gardening, snowboarding, or walking the sands of the Oregon Coast, nature is the place Cristen goes for inspiration and restorative balance.

  • BrokerAgent™ Advisor ‘Top 500" and "Certificate of Excellence"
  • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent for past 7 years
  • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction – American Institute of Real Estate Professionals
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  • Past PMAR Public Relations Committee Member
  • Former Mt Tabor Middle school PTA and Auction Committee Member
  • Past PTA board member at Atkinson school and Auction Committee Member
  • Franklin High School PTA Member
  • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison
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