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Success at Simpson!

By Carly van Aart, June 6, 2018

Dewayne is such a sweet fellow. Mild mannered and patient, a true delight to be around. We had the pleasure of meeting last summer when past client and new friend, Leah, sent him my direction for the purpose of a home purchase. Dewayne and I partnered up shortly thereafter to begin the search but with no luck after looking high and low through early winter he had to ship out for a month of out of state training and the touring ceased. He had been close to buying a tiny well decorated single bedroom home but at the last minute thought better of buying something that would only comfortably accommodate one person. When we last parted his enthusiasm had waned and it seemed the prospect of buying in the competitive Portland marketplace might not be for him.

Fast forward to his return in February. I was surprised to look down and see Dewayne’s name on an incoming call. Sure enough he was not only interested in buying a place but he was ready to commit. It was the real deal. Dewayne was enthusiastically prepared to stake his claim on his own piece of Portland real estate. Within weeks we found this little gem on NE Simpson. The spaces were small but they lived large. The kitchen was perfectly designed for him and between the bathroom’s updates and the cozy fireplace in the living room Dewayne was tuned in. It was fun to see him light up when he walked into each space.

He wrote strong with a VA loan and in a few short weeks it was all wrapped up and topped with a bow. As I was leaving post key delivery I asked if he was as excited as he was when the sale began (he’d hit patches of nervousness during the process). Being the mild mannered guy that he is I always had to ask and receive a verbal response to know what was going on in that head of his. Not only did he say he was stoked but much to my surprise he told me that he was going to scream his head off his head off as soon as I left. In retrospect my only regret about working with Dewayne is that I didn’t stick around and watch him do history victory scream through the window.

Thanks for a good time, Dewayne, and congratulations!

Carly van Aart

Earth Advantage Broker

Real estate has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. As a child I filled notebooks and whiteboards with plans of dream homes and tree fortresses and when asked what I wanted to do for my sixteenth birthday my one desire was to go house-hunting. In addition I have a strong affinity for helping and advocating for others. Nothing lights up my world like serving someone in a way that leaves them beyond satisfied! Needless to say, as a realtor I have the incredible opportunity to serve my clients with a decision that for many, is one of the largest that they will make in their lifetime. Whether buying for the first time, selling a cherished family home or relocating to this fantastic city, it is truly an honor to see my clients through their transition and make the process fun and painless. A native Alaskan, I grew up hauling firewood, working the garden and tending to the family rabbits. My childhood taught me the meaning of hard work and for that I am very grateful.  These days I am a lover of dog kisses and outdoor adventures. I dabble in triathlon and enjoy helping fundraise for local charities. I am extremely close to my incredible family even though they are spread out across the west coast. I look forward to the opportunity to foster a relationship with you and help you make your real estate dreams a reality!
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Carly van Aart

Earth Advantage Broker


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