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Well We’re Moving On Up!

By Chad Meier, December 20, 2018

I had the pleasure of meeting Sherry after my wife introduced us to each other this past summer. She said that she liked the SE PDX condo she owned well enough, but the commute to her job and her children’s school on the west side had become a point of pain she could no longer endure. We got to work on listing her home and searching for new places immediately.

Sometimes the process of selling and buying a home is simply a matter of straightforward actions. Sometimes the transition can be a bit more… complex. A few events happened along this particular journey which threatened to make hers one of the latter. But with a solid game plan in place – and a willingness to “audible” when circumstances called for it – I’m happy to report that we were able to close on the sale of her old home recently (and at asking price too).

Not long thereafter, we got her under contract to purchase a beautiful new home (pictured below) which she closes on this week!

Side note: It’s just 3 minutes from work. The jury’s out on whether I’d consider that aspect a win or not, but she sure does. And that’s all that really matters!

Cheers until next time!

Chad

Chad Meier

Licensed Oregon Broker

Hello, I’m Chad: Licensed Real Estate Broker, native Oregonian, photography aficionado, lover of old houses, friend to all animals, and powered by analytical data. As a member of the National, Oregon and Portland Metropolitan Associations of Realtors, I'm proud that my profession allows me to use the tools I've acquired over the past 20+ years (client advocacy, sales & marketing, conflict resolution, et al.) to help people on a daily basis. Bottom line… I love the work! Through personal experience, I understand that buying or selling a home is more than just a business transaction; In fact, it can often be a life changing event! This is why I’m dedicated to providing exceptional service for my clients when it’s time for them to make their move. On the listing side; I believe that every home, no matter how modest or grand, deserves to make the best possible first impression on a would-be buyer. This is why I’m aligned with our area's preeminent independent real estate brokerage (Living Room Realty) to offer every property the most compelling & relevant marketing available. It also means that I’ll never represent your home online with a smartphone picture ;^) On the buying side; I personally work with every client - no handing you off to a junior team member of a team - to ensure that we work toward your goals together and don’t fall prey to some of the pitfalls that buyers can face in today's heavily weighted market. In short, I can help you win! Above all else, I pledge to be a strong advocate for my client’s interests and promise to work relentlessly to help them achieve their real estate goals. After all, I believe that if you’re not left with an amazing experience, I haven’t done my job. Speaking personally, I’ve been connected to this great city and its surrounding areas since childhood. Most recently, my family (wife Shawn, son Jakob, mother Glenna, and mutts Juno & Dizzy) have lived in the vibrant Sellwood-Moreland neighborhood for the past 14 years. When not at my desk or in the field helping clients, you’ll likely find me trying to capture a compelling scene behind my camera lens, playing basketball wherever I can find a pickup game, or combining these two passions by photographing my son’s high school basketball team in action (GO WARRIORS!). And on occasion, you may even find me at any number of our city's finer dining establishments, searching high and low for a bartender who knows the recipe for a perfect Roman Holiday ;^) Whether you have a plan to buy or sell (or simply need to develop one), please feel free to contact me. I look forward to understanding your goals and helping you achieve them! I can be reached at 503-709-9600 -or- Chad@PortlandHomeBase.com
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