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Just Sold! Happy Buyers. Happy Sellers. Happy Agents.

By Sophie Ragsdale, July 29, 2021

It’s official! I have THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD.

After a whirlwind two weeks of touring, Brookes and Steve decided to make the switch: East Side to West Side. And not only that, they found their dream home in one of my favorite West Side neighborhoods, Council Crest. This particular home has everything they wanted. Bright and airy, updated while retaining its vintage charm. It also has over 1/3 an acre of land. Some of this land is covered in blackberries, which they are hoping to maintain by keeping a few goats!

These lucky buyers —with the help of their savvy agent (me!) — beat out multiple offers. Their offer price was NOT the highest, but their terms were strong, and the Sellers felt most confident that they would make it to the finish line. They had their first offer accepted on their first house. The whole process felt positive and uplifting. Crazy market, you say? Nah!

Happy Buyers. Happy Sellers. Happy Agents.


Sophie Ragsdale

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist


Sophie delivers thoughtful strategy and a deep knowledge of the Portland Metropolitan market. If you are a first-time homebuyer, Sophie will be there every step of the way, educating you on the home buying process and, most importantly, crafting you a winning offer. If home buying and selling is old hat, she is an excellent collaborator, intrepid seeker of creative solutions, replete with information and resources, and constant calm in a given storm. Sophie uses both intuition and intelligence to skillfully negotiate any transaction to an effective end. She gets her clients what they need. Born and raised in Portland, Sophie is a 5th generation Oregonian with a lifelong passion for real estate. She loves the unique challenge of every transaction and the relationships she makes along the way. After graduating from Vassar College in NY State, she found herself enjoying the hustle of life in Brooklyn where she lived and worked for over a decade. In addition to real estate, Sophie has worked in journalism and as a social worker, specializing in assisting older adults in housing crisis. Sophie’s experience in person-centered services prepared her to provide clients with a grounded space during the potentially wild ride of home buying and selling. She supports her clients in seeing the big picture while staying focused on the task at hand. Her ability to think creatively gives her an advantage, whether it be problem-solving during the negotiation process or marketing a property for sale. But she's no pushover. Her two years in Brooklyn and Manhattan real estate at the Corcoran Group were especially formative in honing her transaction skills. Sophie is the perfect balance of East Coast determination and West Coast chill, with a huge appreciation for the significance of Home. The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other's welcome - Derek Walcott
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