Blog Stories A Spider's Web Indeed

A Spider’s Web Indeed

By Stacy Stokes, October 31, 2018

One of the 8 values of Living Room Realty is connection. I’m not sure this is the value that resonates most with me, but is certainly the one that brings the most joy to my work. When I help someone through the home buying or selling process, I automatically connect as so much of my client’s life revolves around the transaction…at least for the few months that we work together.  

Once this connection is built, it continues to grow beyond my client and extends to our personal communities. If you were to diagram these connections, it would look like a spider web. As I get to know my clients better, I discover layers that connect us not just to each other, but also to other people within our circles.  

A great example of this is my connection with Abby and David who just bought a lovely house in NE Portland.  I met Abby’s mother, Jane, at an open house in 2017.  Jane was a hoot and I was excited to help her find a wonderful home in NE Portland.  A year later, Abby reached out to me letting me know her family was moving to Portland and needed a rental.  A friend of mine had just told she was traveling for a year and wanted to rent her house. I immediately put Abby in touch with this friend.  Not only did Abby rent my friend’s house, but actually, unbeknownst to both, they already knew each other through work in the Bay Area.  I love seeing how those close to me have connections to each other outside of me.  I think of those I’m connected to as my community and our communities often overlap with other communities.  This connection, these communities, give us the love, support and friendship that we need and bring a smile to my face at the end of each day.  

Stacy Stokes

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | OR & WA


I love Portland! It’s such a smart and accessible city. After moving here in 1996 to begin law school, I soon decided that there was nowhere else I would rather live. Finding a fit here in all aspects of life has been easy. My number one love is spending time with my two kids, Jake (9 yr. old) and Hanna (12 yr. old), my dog, K2 who is a Havanese, and cat, Tiga. Beyond that, you can find me cycling, rock climbing, running, hiking, skiing, volunteering in the community or exploring new corners of the city and new restaurants with my friends. I am always excited to show visitors the unique and funky neighborhoods Portland has to offer. I am especially drawn to the various architecture and offerings of the close-in east side and west side neighborhoods. After 3 years as an attorney/public defender, I came to the realization that Real Estate was the place for me. It allows me to constantly share the love I have for Portland’s houses and communities as well as to use my talent for helping others. Although, I’m a seasoned real estate broker, I believe that my background as an attorney has provided an invaluable platform off which to build my career. I have a firm understanding of what it means to put my client’s interests first, the art of negotiation and various contractual issues that arise in real estate transactions. Aside from these strengths, I realize that when buying a house it’s not just about finding the best structural fit but also finding the best lifestyle and neighborhood fit for you. I will listen to and truly understand your needs, find you the right home and close the deal to your satisfaction. Throughout the process, I will educate, advise and steadily guide you through what can often be an emotional and challenging time. In the end, my goal is that you have many years of happiness and peace knowing you’re in the best home and best community for you.
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