Blog Buyer Time in nature is essential to my sanity!

Time in nature is essential to my sanity!

By Martin Cross, September 19, 2020

For me, the life of a REALTOR® is often seven days a week 10 hours a day. I tend to want to work when my people need me to and prefer not to set specific working hours. As such, I can find myself in periods where I’ve worked 30 to 60 days in a row without a day off. They sneak up on me. It’s during those times that my regular habit of taking little breaks in nature saves my sanity and allows me to continue to advocate well for my people. A walk in my neighborhood or a park. A drive up the Gorge or one night at the beach become essential to my sanity. 

But, when align perfectly, there’s nothing like taking a week off and spending it someplace beautiful. Last week was one of those lucky times where I was able to escape to Orcas Island and the peace and tranquility of one of the most beautiful places in the Northwest because time in nature is essential to my sanity.

Martin Cross

Broker | OR & WA


I have lived in Portland my entire life and spent the last 20 years in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood of SE Portland. As such, I know inner SE like the back of my hand and I am very familiar with most neighborhoods in the Portland metro area. After almost 25 years filling people's homes with great design and art I shifted my love of finding great things, for great people, towards Real Estate. My eye for quality and attention to detail serves both my buyers and sellers equally. As a business owner most of my life, I understand the concepts of problem solving, coordination with others, and hard work. I always say..."Great things rarely come from a 40 hour work week." If you want a Portland native who is hard working, responsive, and compassionate - give me a call. I look forward to working with you to find that perfect home or that perfect buyer for yours whether the house be Craftsmen, Modern, brand new, or a fixer.
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