Blog Stories Unicorn: Handled.

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 | Earth Advantage Certified | OR


Kim Parmon Principal Broker  Lead Listing Agent Earth Advantage Certified | OR Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life, and this one is sticking!  After moving multiple times in her childhood, Kim fully understands how empowering homeownership and having roots is.  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and wants everyone to experience what it feels like to live in their dream home. As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it.  After careers in the professional ballroom dance world, the entertainment industry, and the service industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as both a passion and a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow.  After renovating it with her husband and selling it for enough of a profit to pay off their debt as well as buy a new house to live in, everything clicked: she decided to get her real estate license and help her community experience the emotional and financial benefits of homeownership.  Kim put down roots in Portland in 2015 and has cultivated a referrals-based business throughout the years.  She understands that real estate is a service and the experience she gives her clients is first-rate.  She works hard to anticipate needs.  She is responsive, thorough, empathic, and a skilled negotiator who enjoys market analytics and strategy as much as she enjoys connecting with her clients.  Her ethics and reputation are the cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. Kim merged her business with the best agents in Portland at the beginning of 2022, which has allowed her to give her clients more resources, more advocacy, and a top-notch real estate experience.  She is honored to be a part of her incredible team and feels lucky to go to work every day. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and rescue dogs.  She loves dancing, live music, exploring all of the beautiful places around us in the PNW, enjoying a cider and a good meal with friends, and browsing Powell's for a great new book. Andee Ziegler  Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager Loving where you live will change your life. Everyone deserves that joy. For me, real estate has been a way of nurturing my community and doing what I can to help people find stability, grow generational wealth, and create a little space of their own in the world. For 15 years I found the most joy in helping first-time homebuyers, guiding my peers through their first major investment and dreaming up what home means for them. I’ve done restoration work on homes from a variety of eras, 1894 Victorian farmhouse to classic 1950’s ranch. I enjoy empowering new homeowners with the knowledge I’ve garnered over the years, from systems to finishes.  In 2022 I joined forces with some of the best realtors in the biz and shifted my focus to operation management for listings. This welcome change opened up space in my life: more cake, less pants.   Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jessica LeDoux | Lead Buyer Agent | Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon |  Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | 
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