Blog Stories The 3rd Time Really is a Charm

The 3rd Time Really is a Charm

By Judy Chapman, August 21, 2019

Three months ago I was delighted to hear from one of my favorite real estate families. They said although they have loved living in their first-time home, they were now a family of five and it was time to find the four bedroom family home with room for all.

Their first offer was submitted in May. Fortunately, the seller needed five days to respond which gave my clients time to re-think this property and realize it was not for them.

The second offer was submitted in June and it was a competetive situation. We were notified the day after submission that another offer had been accepted by the seller. My buyers were disappointed yet eager to press on.

The third offer was submitted in July and after 24 hours we found out the sellers had accepted the offer with just a minor adjustment to the closing and possession date. This time my clients were ecstatic as this property was just what they had been looking for all along: a bedroom for everyone, an outdoor playhouse for the kids, five fruit trees for the pie-baking mom and a gigantic shop for the industrious dad……plus a bonus 3 acre lot with roaming room for all!

Judy Chapman


For 15 plus years Judy Chapman has provided personal, practiced and professional service to first time and returning buyers, sellers in transition and investors. Most importantly, while sharing with her clients the tools and knowledge to be successful partners in achieving their real estate dreams and goals, her friendly manner and quick wit have a way of converting past clients into steady friends. It's said the real estate market can be as changeable as the weather. No matter the weather or the season, Judy teases that elusive ideal flower out of the ever changing thicket. Multiple offers, no offers, financing conundrums, condition concerns, investor questions, bank owned, HUD, VA, FHA, whatever---Judy's focused and accomplished hand clears out the weeds and creates a winning arrangement. Oh, did we mention that Judy is crazy about gardening? With her husband, three awesome sons and assorted pets, Judy has owned, lived in, gardened in, remodeled and celebrated homes in every quadrant of the Portland metro area. She and her family also spent several wonderful years on a small acreage outside the city, gaining valuable insight into some of the unique issues with rural and small town properties. Currently Judy is transforming the landscape around her mid-century modern home in the Hillsdale/Multnomah Village area and living life to its fullest—hiking! kayaking!!  brewpubs!!!—in this city and state that she loves. An Oregon native and enthusiast, Judy would delight in the opportunity to share in your real estate explorations, and the life changes to your living room.
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