Blog Stories UNICORN FOR UNICORN

UNICORN FOR UNICORN

By Sophie Ragsdale, August 12, 2020

I am one of those rare folks who grew up in Portland. Some people call us unicorns. Certainly, I love unicorns, but we aren’t as rare as all that.

Being a 4th generation Portlander brings many advantages. One advantage is that you can drive around in the deep green hills and BAM! A long-lost memory from when you were 5 years old, flying between trees on a zip line comes rushing in. Or is that a liability? At any rate …

With respect to real estate, it’s especially meaningful when you are asked to help dear lifelong, likeminded unicorn friends with their real estate needs. In this case, I was asked to scope condos in the Goose Hollow area of town. A pleasure!

The Portland condo market is not super hot right now, but certain buildings, such as the Legends Condominiums are doing just fine. Units in this building go pending as fast as they hit the market. And this corner unit was perfect for my client.

 

Sophie Ragsdale

Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist

She/Her

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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