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The Perfect Place for Patrick

By Kim Parmon, June 1, 2021

It is truly the highest honor when one of my colleagues asks to engage my services.  I know that these folks are surrounded by amazing Realtors on a daily basis, so it means the world to me when they decide to work with me.  One such colleague, Patrick, reached out to me several months ago.  He had been renting for several years, and his landlord was about to tear his rental down and build a multiplex.  Patrick was stressed, but he wanted to take this negative and turn it into a positive!  He figured this was a great time for him to buy his own place.

Patrick’s search criteria was simple enough: he wanted a house that didn’t feel too large for a single guy.  He wanted something he could add equity to.  He wanted something close to his work in Lake Oswego.  And, most importantly, he wanted an incredible yard.  He was willing to put in sweat equity and had a reasonable budget, but this market is TOUGH.  We found a couple houses that would work for him and wrote strong offers.  Patrick was rejected both times.  I could tell that he felt defeated.  I know in my bones that the right house always shows up at the right time, but it’s hard to get people to believe it until they see it.

And then, there it was: the perfect house.  It was small enough for a single guy, and yet still spacious.  It had the most incredible yard with beautiful, mature landscaping.  And it was located in Lake Oswego, which Patrick was sure would be out of reach in his price range!  We wrote a strong offer, and held our breath.  This time the stars aligned, and it was accepted!

I am so proud of Patrick’s persistence.  He got the perfect house!

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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