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Survival of the Kindest

By Kim Parmon, August 16, 2018

Sometimes a remodel just doesn’t go quite as planned.  Well, not sometimes: most definitely always.  This property in particular was a doozy for my clients with all kinds of issues popping up throughout the rehab process that they tackled head-on like true champs.  You want a visual of how this one felt?  Picture my clients standing there with tennis balls flying at their heads at 90 MPH while they dodged and swerved and batted them away.

Enter: the buyers and their wonderful agent.  Throughout the escrow process there were a number of challenges to navigate but I feel beyond blessed to have been working with Spring Cutsforth, who is a longtime veteran of the industry and a true peach.  Getting to the finish line was a team effort and Spring was a real pleasure for me to work with as we made our way to close.  If there had been anyone else on the other side of this I’m not sure we would have made it!  But instead of drama this transaction was full of good feelings with grateful buyers and a seller who went well above and beyond to make them happy (including making an unexpected repair at the last minute because it was the right thing to do).

While I’m giving shout outs, I would be remiss without mentioning the unsung hero of any real estate transaction: escrow.  Emily Hummel of Fidelity is the pro of pros.  She does not get nearly enough credit for everything that she does!  And she always does it with a smile on her face.  I’m so happy to have her on my team, along with Molly Ozier, broker extraordinaire, and Iris Ireland, my transaction coordinator who I would be lost without.  We made it to the finish line, all!  Time to find the next project.

168 NE Scott Dr, Gresham | 4 Bed | 2.1 Bath | 1,640 SQFT





Kim Parmon

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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