Blog Stories Three Weeks on the Market?!

Three Weeks on the Market?!

By Laura Cavanaugh, July 6, 2018

What’s wrong with that house? I hear it all the time. In a seller’s market, where often times homes go pending in less than a week, the homes that are on the market for longer are blacklisted. Sometimes, these homes are a huge opportunity, especially if you don’t have the stomach for multiple offer situations. So, let’s go back to the initial question…what’s wrong with the house? More often than not, nothing. Maybe it was overpriced from the get go. Maybe the photos weren’t great or the house wasn’t staged correctly. Maybe it went pending and came back on the market because the buyers got cold feet.

My clients just closed on a house in this situation. It still boggles my mind that the house didn’t sell right away. But guess what, it ended up being a win-win situation for all parties involved. My clients purchased the home that fits all their needs and then some and the sellers were lovely to work with and we all came to agreement on terms to get the transaction done. No drama involved and everyone walks away with good vibes, just as it should be.


Laura Cavanaugh


Growing up in a small town in the Willamette Valley, Laura quickly learned the beauty of Oregon.  Whether snowboarding at Timberline or playing on the beach in Gearhart, she knew that the diversity and beauty of the landscape would make her a native Oregonian for life. Moving to Portland over 12 years ago, Laura has called each quadrant of Portland home and loves how each neighborhood has its own unique vibe. A love of architecture and interior design made becoming a real estate agent a no brainer. Her goal in working for Living Room is to help her client’s real estate dreams come to fruition, whether that be a first home, an investment property or selling a home full of memories. She looks forward to the opportunity to make each and every client a client for life. In her spare time, you can find Laura chasing after her two adorable kiddos, Sloane and Holden, perusing Interior Design blogs, shopping for vintage treasures or, as an avid runner, hitting one of the amazing trails this city has to offer.  
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