Blog Stories A Boy and His Captain

A Boy and His Captain

By Nichole Connelly, January 22, 2020

I’ve never experienced a person that was so calm in the eye of a storm. I couldn’t be prouder of her through this series of events that landed us on this home (that will likely put her down in history as the world’s coolest mom). As we hunted on an extremely tight timeline for her next house to call a home, we continued to come back to one in particular that we referred to as “the basic bitch”. Showing homes with her was easy, a quick “yep” or “nope” and we were onto the next. This one home kept popping up on our list, so we decided to go check it out. The house was…. Basic! A very normal, oak filled 3 bedroom 2 bathroom layout resting on a single level. Knowing she had to find something quickly, I encouraged her not to settle- and the right home would speak to us when it was “the one”. She grinned at me as she opened the door toward the garage and I knew I had missed something.. attic stairs? Uhh no thanks.. I peered up and saw carpet and sunlight, and we giggled as we climbed the stairs into what would inevitably be the closing feature on the home. A fully finished attic, with a living room, a half bath, built in benches and a loft for a bed, tons of storage, and even a captain’s window peering out onto the street. I could envision her young son having countless adventures, slumber parties, and his own independence as he grew. She is a mother that takes such joy in her son and his wellbeing… one that goes as far as buying a home that not only suits her needs, but has a built in fantasy land that will soon be filled with imaginary dragons, submarines, pilots and ships. I simply can’t wait to see the new memories this magical room creates for the two of them. Congratulations on a wonderful home, and cheers to your next chapter! I love you both with all of my heart.

Nichole Connelly

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Driven, passionate and all done with a sense of humor. Nichole’s love for people will shine through the moment you meet her. With more than 15 years in the finance industry, she not only knows the in and outs of lending, affordability and marketing; she has a solid understanding of how to blend aggressive negotiations with kindness and integrity to get the optimal result for her clients. An Oregonian native- Nichole grew up in the Willamette valley, went to college in Eugene and finished up in Portland in 2004. Her love for unique architecture and the joy in finding “the perfect home” logically led her to becoming a Realtor. Nichole prides herself on representing individuals and families from all walks of life, and is passionate to create an equal opportunity- especially when buying a home. From starter homes, to investment properties- her attention to detail, experience, quick response time and genuine desire to please her clients will be a continued asset to both sides of the sales process.
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