Blog Stories Spring Brings Big Changes

Spring Brings Big Changes

By Veery Harper, May 7, 2018

Spring is the season of renewal, growth and change. These changes surround us, in nature and in our lives. When my dear friend called and asked if I would help her mom sell their family home I knew it would be more than just a transaction, it would be the closing of one chapter and the beginning of another. My lovely seller and her husband purchased their home more than 40 years ago! They were new to Portland and thought this would be a starter home while they got to know the city and decided where they ‘really’ wanted to live. They didn’t know they had already found where they ‘really’ wanted to live. The home and their neighborhood grew in sync with their young family.

A few years ago this loving family suddenly lost their husband and father. His passing changed everything. His caring wife had long settled into the comfortable routine of theirs lives and hadn’t imagined her golden years without him. Now there were new plans to make.

Earlier this year the opportunity to build a new house in Central Oregon seemed like the natural transition for this recent widow. A new home in a beautiful setting, surrounded by nature is the ideal place to heal and grow. The future is bright but first, she needed to sell the family home.

As fate would have it, before we even got the property on the market the perfect buyers came along. Also facing a transitional time they were looking for a place full of light, with lush gardens and room to grow their family. They knew this was their home as soon as they walked through the door, just like their predecessors.  The tradition of love and family will continue in this home.

Veery Harper

Principal Broker

Veery became a licensed realtor in 2003 and hit the ground running. Her clients immediately recognized her aptitude for finding the best property in the right location, coupled with the temperament to advocate and persevere even during fraught moments in a transaction. Importantly, clients came to rely on Veery’s keen eye for value. She recognized a good opportunity when it hit the market, immediately seeing potential on which a buyer could capitalize.

Over the next decade Veery honed her skills and built a robust client base. She rode the wave of the boom years and weathered the hardships of the recession. She’s seen the market at its best and worst, and still loves what she does.

Today, Portland’s exploding growth and low inventory makes it one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country.  For buyers, selecting the right home is just the first step; the real challenge is to outshine the competition. Veery’s experience and persistence are a strategic advantage for buyers, as she structures every offer to rise to the top. When selling a home, factoring in market psychology means  a quick, successful sale instead of listing an over-priced home that lingers on market and necessitates a price reduction—which even in this selling climate happens every day.

An intuitive listener with a gregarious nature, Veery quickly catches on to what her clients need and desire. Accessing her deep knowledge of homes and neighborhoods, she’s able to determine where they are likely to discover their next Living Room.

Besides devoting time and attention to the buyers and sellers she serves, Veery shares her life with her husband Chris and their two daughters, Sawyer and Evens. She’s a PTA mom active in the schools. She’s also an engaged volunteer who’s attentive to Portland’s evolving, vibrant communities, realizing her clients are impacted by the changes she and her family must navigate every day.

Veery’s personal and professional life are intertwined by design. She relies solely on referrals from family, friends and clients to build her business. Cultivating her practice for more than 16 years, Veery is thankful for the expanding network of close relationships and trusted associates with whom she works each day.

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Veery Harper

Principal Broker

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