Blog Stories Taking a "Load off" in Irvington

Taking a “Load off” in Irvington

By Beth Bonita, May 14, 2021

Robert and Alice have been looking for their dream home in Portland for the last 2 years. They were previously working with a different agent before being referred to me a few months ago. They were looking for the classic Portland home filled with history and character in SE, preferably Ladds Addition. Due to the criteria of what they wanted in a home along with the market right now, it had been a struggle to find a home to write on. When they did find a lucky pick to write on, the market would push them past their comfort zone. Then on one Saturday, when homes are usually never listed, a gorgeous bungalow on a beautiful tree lined street of Irvington went live and immediately caught our attention to sneak in a tour on that Monday. Since it was built in 1926 it was alive with the history and charm both Robert and Alice were looking for in their ideal home. We made an offer that night and it was accepted without any competition! There were a lot of repairs to be made on the property which leads to quite a bit of back and forth with the buyers and sellers. In the 11h hour, the final negotiation that bridged the gap between buyer and seller was the inclusion of a brand new high-end washing machine! I was so happy to be a part of Robert and Alice’s journey to find this beautiful home, they can now relax and let the rest of the house unfold.

Beth Bonita

Earth Advantage Principal Broker


Beth Bonita’s approach to real estate is relationship based while incorporating her deep understanding and excitement for the Inner Portland communities she serves. She is an experienced negotiator and will never apply a “one size fits all” approach to her work. She believes in each of her clients, and the home they own or are looking for, are unique and therefore deserve a customized approach that will result in her clients having a warm and fuzzy feeling about real estate. Beth is a deep listener and a diligent and an intuitive realtor, a combination that makes her truly talented at match making her clients wants and needs to the house they are excited to call home. Beth loves design and beautiful homes but she also has the “vision” needed to help make a home look its’ best. When Beth is approached with the opportunity to market a client’s home, she relies on her market knowledge and background in Communication Design to give her clients an edge on the competition. Beth knows that along with the visual presentation, precise marketing and maximum exposure is key to success. Beth is originally from Santa Barbara, California, where she spent many years immersed in rich architectural history and creative people, and as a REALTOR® she naturally gravitates towards properties with character, history, and charm. She attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she studied Communication Design and gained further exposure to various art forms, design, and art history in the melting pot that is New York City. She intentionally chose Portland as her forever home for it’s beautiful nature, vibrant city life, historic homes and neighborhoods, green lifestyle and the incredible food scene. Start searching for your new home today with my Home Search App!
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