Blog Stories The highest bid doesn't always win…

The highest bid doesn’t always win…

By Chad Meier, May 2, 2019

 

Between the view overlooking the Willamette river, the award worthy courtyard garden, the to-the-studs remodel and the detached double car garage out back, my people wanted this North Portland property and they wanted it bad! In fact, they were willing to take just about any reasonable measure to keep it out of the hands of the other parties who were bidding.

Thru an exhaustive vetting process and a bit of friendly back channel communication, I knew we were up against one cash buyer and another offer that was actually higher than ours. However, we still won with a bid that was within 1% of the seller’s published list price.

How you may be wondering did we do that? I’ll post the details soon, but only after I’ve helped guide my clients thru the next few weeks of inspections, reports and collaborative negotiation to a successful close.

Or you could just give me a call to chat about it now (and discuss how I could possibly help you win too)!

 

Chad Meier

Living Room Realty

(503) 709-9600

Chad Meier

Broker

Hello, I’m Chad: Licensed Real Estate Broker, native Oregonian, photography aficionado, lover of old houses, friend to all animals, and powered by analytical data. As a member of the National, Oregon and Portland Metropolitan Associations of Realtors, I'm proud that my profession allows me to use the tools I've acquired over the past 20+ years (client advocacy, sales & marketing, conflict resolution, et al.) to help people on a daily basis. Bottom line… I love the work! Through personal experience, I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a business transaction; In fact, it can often be a life changing event! This is why I’m dedicated to providing exceptional service for my clients when it’s time for them to make their move. On the listing side; I believe that every home, no matter how modest or grand, deserves to make the best possible first impression on a would-be buyer. This is why I’m aligned with our area's preeminent independent real estate brokerage (Living Room Realty) to offer every property the most compelling & relevant marketing available. It also means that I’ll never represent your home online with a smartphone picture ;^) On the buying side; I personally work with every client - no handing you off to a junior team member of a team - to ensure that we work toward your goals together and don’t fall prey to some of the pitfalls that buyers can face in today's heavily weighted market. In short, I can help you win! Above all else, I pledge to be a strong advocate for my client’s interests and promise to work relentlessly to help them achieve their real estate goals. After all, I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. Speaking personally, I’ve been connected to this great city and its surrounding areas since childhood. Most recently, my family (wife Shawn, son Jakob, mother Glenna, and mutts Juno & Dizzy) have lived in the vibrant Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood for the past 14 years. When not at my desk or in the field helping clients, you’ll likely find me trying to capture a compelling scene behind my camera lens, playing basketball wherever I can find a pickup game, or combining these two passions by photographing my son’s high school basketball team in action (GO WARRIORS!). And on occasion, you may even find me at any number of our city's finer dining establishments, searching high and low for a bartender who knows the recipe for a perfect Roman Holiday ;^) Whether you have a plan to buy or sell (or simply need to develop one), please feel free to contact me. I look forward to understanding your goals and helping you achieve them! I can be reached at 503-709-9600 -or- Chad@PortlandHomeBase.com
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Chad Meier

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