Blog Buyer The Perfect Space

The Perfect Space

By Marisa Swenson, July 16, 2020

After a few years looking (on and off) for the perfect home I am so excited my buyers found an amazing space,  it’s a fun story.⠀
This family has been one of my absolute favorites to work with. I met them when they first decided to become Portlanders a few years ago and they decided to rent for a while before deciding ultimately where to live. During that time they started to establish strong roots within the community they were living in and really wanted to stay nearby. They also really enjoyed the house they were living in (can you see why!? This home had been recently recent renovation by Hammer and Hand) so about a year ago, we approached the owner to see if they were interested in selling which they weren’t at the time so our search continued. Another year passed and things had changed so we thought maybe it would be worth inquiring a second time and this time we got a yes! This sweet family finally gets to stay in a neighborhood they consider home and the sellers have passed along this incredible house to people that will cherish it, congratulations to all parties!
Marisa Swenson – Specializing in Modern Home Sales

Marisa Swenson

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Marisa is a Portland native, born and raised in the heart of the Hollywood district, she possesses a wealth of knowledge about the Portland Metro area. Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area. In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a REALTOR® seamless. She is a member of the Architectural Heritage Center, Doccomomo's Oregon Chapter, Restore Oregon where she also sponsors their Mid-Century Modern tour each year.  Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve buildings from the modernist movement mid century and beyond, and to help spread awareness of their importance. She currently lives in the suburbs of Portland with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960's time capsule home that will be added to the historic registry in 2017.When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
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