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Unicorn: Handled.

By Kim Parmon, July 27, 2018

One of the great honors that I experience in this business is being a resource for other agents that need help.  A few weeks ago I got a call from one of my amazing colleagues at Living Room: “I have some investor clients who are looking to spend $200,000 including rehab and I’m having a lot of trouble finding them something.  Can you help?”  In essence, they wanted a unicorn.  Could I help?  I wasn’t sure but I was up for the challenge.

Mike and Jayme were looking to buy a little rental property and fix it up specifically to put a couple of their friends in it as renters.  These friends couldn’t afford a whole lot and I loved the fact that Mike and Jayme were looking out for them.  We set to work right away trying to find them a place but it was HARD.  To find even a fixer in the metro area that was listed under 200k and not totally falling down was going to take some effort.  My incredible assistant wrote letters to target houses, knocked on doors, and for sure went the extra mile trying to track down a property.  And then the unthinkable happened: a home that had previously listed above budget came back on the market, this time at only $150,000!  We knew the house and we jumped on it with an aggressive offer and managed to get it under contract before a bidding war could even get started.  After a challenging escrow I couldn’t be happier to hand them the keys today.

I can’t wait to see what Mike and Jayme do to make this house shine and I am so thrilled for their friends-turned-tenants!  This one had its challenges but it has been my pleasure to make this dream into a reality.

Are you having trouble finding your dream home?  I’d love to help!  Call me at 503-438-5101 and let’s find you your very own unicorn.

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Kim is the first person who will tell you she never expected to be a Realtor. She's had many creative jobs in the past and spent years as a high-volume bartender-turned-bar owner, which she feels gave her an essential skill that translates beautifully into her career in real estate: the ability to juggle 1,000 things at the same time while keeping everyone calm! She became obsessed with buying a house after the market crashed in 2009, finally buying her very first teeny-tiny dilapidated bungalow as a short sale in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, spent a few years fixing it up, then sold it for a profit and bought another project. And then they did it again. And the rest is history! Kim's talent for finding diamonds in the rough has made her into one of Portland's most sought-after investment Realtors. She loves seeing the missed potential in properties and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve to find great investments but this talent is equally useful when it comes to traditional buyers and sellers. When you buy a home with Kim's assistance you can be sure that she is looking at all angles of the purchase to make sure it aligns with your financial goals as well as your lifestyle and she will stop at nothing to make sure you are taken care of! Some of her clients think she's gotten their offers accepted through sheer force of will! When you list a house with her she will go above and beyond to present your house in the best possible light to make sure you maximize your return on investment. Above all else, Kim prides herself on her integrity and believes that everyone deserves a caring Realtor partner who truly listens and tries to do what's right for her clients, even when no one is looking. She is thrilled to call this beautiful city home and can't wait to help you make your dreams come true through real estate.
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Kim Parmon

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