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Timing is Everything in Lake Oswego

By Robin Hakeman, August 2, 2020

Timing is everything when you are trying to sell and buy a home during a global pandemic. We originally listed the Wood’s home in April but found that the timing wasn’t quite right for their higher price point home. We took a break and waited. In the mean time, the Wood’s tried not to fall in love with too many homes knowing that they still needed to sell theirs first.

By June with the market picking up again we decided to give it another try. We listed the third week of June with a new price & a refreshed front door, house numbers & lighting. Showing activity was up and we received an offer within the first week.

The Wood’s had been eyeing one particular home for a couple of weeks – a 1990’s home in Hallinan that was painted white & remodeled to perfection. By the time we went to see it, the price had dropped significantly and showing activity was way up. The Wood’s made a competitive offer and went pending the same day as their current home!

From the light oak front door to the fresh white paint & white oak floors throughout the home, everything has a zen like feel. The spaces are bright with tons of natural light – perfect for growing a plethora of plants. The master suite is it’s own special sanctuary with a remodeled bathroom and doors to the patio. The kitchen has been refreshed with marbled quartz counters and new appliances. The modern style of the home is everything that the Wood’s wanted.

As luck would have it, we closed on the Wood’s current house & the new house on the same day. Timing is Everything!


Robin Hakeman

Earth Advantage Broker

True job love!

One of the things Robin loves most about her work in real estate is that it never feels like "work" to her. After working as a merchandise manager for some top local apparel and home brands she found her way to real estate and will never look back. She is that rare combination of business smarts meets creativity and her skills are well suited for real estate. She has the analytical background necessary to help both buyers and sellers with numbers and negotiation, as well as the creative vision to help clients best prepare their homes for sale. As a native Oregonian, Robin has lived in NW Portland and NE Portland and the SW suburbs. She has worked in areas all over the city and has seen the changes to the area over the last 10+ years. When she's not at the office or out with clients, you can find her taking a barre3 class, hiking, enjoying family time, volunteering at a school and enjoying local theater arts. Robin is passionate about understanding the needs of each client and will work hard to help you realize your goals. She is dedicated to being a complete resource for you before, during and after your home purchase or sale. One of the aspects of this process that she values the most is the relationships she builds with her clients. Buying or selling a home can be stressful and Robin is here to work though it all with you.    
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