Blog Stories When Clients Become Neighbors

When Clients Become Neighbors

By Kim Parmon, November 25, 2020

Miranda called me a couple of months ago after reading an interview I gave in The Oregonian about buying property in the suburbs.  She had been living in Portland for the last year with her husband Denis and their small son.  They were officially “suburbs-curious.”  They wanted more space and a nice yard.  Being in a neighborhood with a lot of trees was a big plus.  I listened to their needs and suggested some neighborhoods to them so they could go check them out.

We looked at a variety of homes together, and then “the one” popped up.  It happened to be listed by one of my wonderful colleagues at Living Room.  It also happened to be in my own neighborhood in Milwaukie.  I knew that it would sell quickly in multiple offers, so we went to check it out right away.  Miranda and Denis loved the quiet street, the large yard, and the space for a home office.  Denis is a baker and he especially loved how close the home is to Bob’s Red Mill, where he can buy wonderful baking materials for his business.  And, to top it all off, their son fell in love with the yard’s resident caterpillars.  It was a win for all parties!

As I expected, this home received many, many offers.  The combination of my clients’ strong offer and my relationship with the list agent won out in the end.  Miranda and Denis closed on this wonderful home on Monday and I am so excited to have amazing new neighbors!


Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Oregon is the fifth state that Kim has called home in her life and this one is sticking!  She loves waking up every day in this beautiful place and looking out at the treetop view of her 1977 wood paneled contemporary with its 360-degree fireplace.  As a kid, Kim spent her free time wandering through open houses and exploring construction sites for the fun of it so it's no surprise that quirky architecture and unique spaces are a draw for her.  Formerly in the entertainment industry, Kim stumbled into real estate as a profession through the purchase of her first bungalow in Pasadena, CA.  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, a new passion was born.  This passion eventually led her to put down roots in Portland in 2015 and grow her referrals-based business in her new hometown.  Kim excels at seeing the potential in a space and gets excited about maximizing both the functionality and beauty of a home. Kim 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, and empathic.  Her successful approach to negotiation is based on psychology and being adaptive to each situation she is in.  Her ethics and reputation are cornerstones of her business and the happiness of her clients is the yardstick that she measures success against. In her free time, you'll find Kim enjoying lazy evenings by the fire with her husband, daughter, and grumpy old rescue dogs.  She loves yoga, dancing, 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.
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