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Trail (running) to home ownership

By Esmé Harbour, April 15, 2020

I was excited when some trail running buddies asked for my assistance buying their first home. Little did we know there would be a few unusual hurdles to cross on the journey (aka, trail). First a seller decided not to sell after all (despite their awesome offer). The next few offers were beat out by higher ones. Finally, they were moved from backup to first position for a favorite house on the eve of the Covid-19 shut down. Being first time home buyers is nerve wracking at the best of times, but even more so during a pandemic. These two kept their cool and pressed on, looking forward to the day they could “self-isolate” in their very own space! That day is here and I couldn’t be happier for these two (not to mention their adorable baby and black lab)! Hopefully they’ll finish some home projects during isolation and be ready to hit the trail when we’re allowed to run together again.


Esmé Harbour

Broker | OR


As a native Oregonian raised in Portland, Esmé has a deep connection and affinity for this city. She loves the neighborhoods, the parks, and coffee shops. From her upbringing in SW, her tenure in the Alberta Arts District, and her current home in the N Williams Corridor, she has seen Portland change and grow in such exciting ways. Living on both the West and East side of Portland has given her a great perspective and knowledge of each neighborhood’s unique personality and charm. Her approach to real estate is grounded in personalized service and clear communication. She sees herself as an advisor and desires to help people have the best possible experience buying or selling a home. She is genuinely excited to assist her clients in making the home transitions that are right for them. Esmé is continually honored to be able to assist people in this important process. Her commitment to community is evident in both in her work and lifestyle. She sits on the board of the Williams Vancouver Business Association and in her free time tries to take advantage of all that Portland and the surrounding areas have to offer. She especially enjoys working in her garden, hiking, going out to eat, running, kayaking, yoga, cross-country skiing, watching live music, catching a Timbers or Thorns game, and having adventures of all sorts!
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