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The Sumner Invasion

By Benedict Samson, August 29, 2018

I really loved selling this home. The sellers were very meticulous yet laid back.  The home was bought in disrepair just 4 years ago.  They placed a lot of care and thought into the small things as well as the “bones”.  The EPA certified wood stove, the paneled walls, the added kitchen nook, a custom built wood shed.  So many things, and too many things to list, yet the home sold itself.  I just opened the door and had 36 people come through.  Multiple showings, at least 10-12 per day, until the open house on the weekend and approximately another 30 plus people each day came.  All with the same comments:  “It’s so cute”,  “We love this area”,  “That kitchen nook is perfect”.  Then as people explored the basement with a large wide hallway the house just gets better.  A separate retreat, 3rd bedroom, was calming and functional at the same time.  Multiple offers and most over the asking price, 6 days later, we had a deal the sellers were comfortable taking.  Now just 2.5 weeks later we’re closing and my clients get to travel and explore the world.  Sometimes a home is more than a place to settle in.  Sometimes it’s a snapshot of your life.  A place to start a journey into the unknown and it guides you to the place you didn’t know was there.  This home served its purpose and it will start another.  Congratulations abound!

Ben Samson | Living Room Realty 

Licensed broker in Oregon

Cell/text: 503.217.4449



Benedict Samson

Broker | OR

I have been told by many people that "Portlanders don't like outsiders". Well I'm not from here. I come from a place that rates high in food culture, architectural history, and questionable politics. It's called Chicago and I miss it a lot and loved being born and raised there. That being said, I am not going back. I came here to Portland for a visit and couldn't get it out of my mind. The proximity of Mt. Hood and all of its wonders, the food carts, the waterfalls, the Gorge...are just a few of the beautiful aspects of this state that spoke to me. I moved here in July 2013. The first year of living here I wondered if I would stay despite the aforementioned qualities of Portland and Oregon in general. The more I worked and had some introspective moments the more I realized, I'm staying because of the people. Portland and its people are nice. Plain old nice and proud. They are open and welcoming. They ask "What made you want to move here?" knowing that they want to share their reasons for living here. The air here is literally and figuratively clean. I've had multiple conversations with people about their love of Oregon and all it has to offer. A LITTLE MORE... I went to college for business, dropped out, went back and finished with a degree in healthcare. Then went back to finish my BS in Business Administration with a minor in International Finance. While working in some of the busiest Emergency Departments in Chicago, Manhattan, and San Francisco I was always searching for more. I co-founded a sports uniform business that supplied basketball uniforms to approximately 45 schools throughout the city of Chicago. After selling my shares to the co-founder I obtained my REALTOR® license in Chicago in July of 2007. I became rookie of the year for my company and fell in love with all things real estate. Now I'm here and have purposely waited to obtain my Portland REALTOR® license until I felt I could speak to clients about the neighborhoods, schools, personalities, and quirks of Portland. I want to share my knowledge and new found love for Portland and its people with others and help them find their LIVING ROOM.
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