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When a Tornado Touches Down at Your Listing

By Teri Toombs, July 10, 2019

“There have been 5 recorded tornadoes within Portland City Limits.” -National Weather Service.

They say you learn something new every day, and nowhere is that phrase more true than in real estate. Even after 16 years of selling homes, I’ve yet to encounter a tornado. Until now. Rain? Water? Monsoon? Seen that. Wind? Sure. But not funneling wind. EEK. This is Portland Oregon, not Kansas.

The sale had already gone through the ups and downs, the twists and turns of any regular deal. I had a feeling it would be exciting right up to the finish and my spidey sense was right. It was the night before the signing day. My mantra: just get to signing, just get to signing.

Awake to the text, then the photo evidence. Tornado!

Cut to the chase, the sale closed.

Odds are you’ll never have a tornado issue while buying or selling a home in Portland, Oregon. But if you do, you know who to call.



Teri Toombs

Principal Broker, ADU Specialist

Meet Teri Toombs Living Room Realty’s Longest Serving Agent. Living Room Realty’s First Managing Principal Broker. Previous jobs: Loader Operator, Produce Worker, Operations Manager. Parkrose Grad and U of O Architecture School student. Built and lived in a cabin in the woods for 7 years. Spent youth skiing the mountains and rivers of Oregon. Lifelong love of swimming continues to current day. Soft-hearted boot strapper. Fierce client advocate. Fair negotiator. Well-versed in multi-offer situations. Focused on building and growing generational wealth. Committed to home ownership for all. Born in Portland, knows Portland. Serving buyers and sellers since 2003. Lives in a Ladd’s Addition Ranchalow with long time love Persephone and best dog Devo.  
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