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When it’s Meant to be, it’s Meant to be!

By Shelley Lucas, May 17, 2021

This beautiful one level, corner lot, light and bright Cedar Hills home was exactly what my clients were looking for! But they just knew they would once again be out-bid. After six weeks of writing offers and not having any accepted, we were all emotionally spent. But we wrote an offer anyway, and added an escalation clause extending them to their very max possible price! The sellers reviewed offers and asked everyone to submit again at their highest and best. My client said “no”. They were exhausted and didn’t want to even try. Well…. the next day, the sellers called and said they hoped we’d reconsider and buy their home at their original offer with no escalation. Amazing! The sellers said, “they just knew that it was meant to be”.  So now my lovely clients are going to be near both their children and all their grandchildren, in an excellent neighborhood, and enjoying the mid-century charm of this home. I could not be more thrilled for them! The home features a large eat in kitchen, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, a large jacuzzi tub in the main bath, and a beautiful back yard. Sometimes it’s just meant to be!

Shelley Lucas



Shelley grew up in a real estate family in beautiful Southern Oregon, then moved to Eugene in the Willamette Valley to attend The University of Oregon where she studied architecture, art, and journalism. There she invested in real estate and built a home. She was fortunate to spend many years living in France, Austria, and Japan, before finally moving to Portland in 1998. Shelley has lived in all four quadrants of Portland and has also helped friends find homes in Lake Oswego, Tigard, and Tualatin. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest, watching her son play professional basketball, and volunteering in the community. Shelley is on the board of the Landen Lucas Foundation that focuses on creating access and opportunities to underprivileged youth by giving Sports For Life scholarships. With a background in education and leadership development, Shelley merges excellent communications, negotiations, and personal effectiveness skills with her ability to cultivate lasting relationships. In a place where hiking, cycling, art, music, amazing restaurants and rooftops views reign supreme, Shelley would love to show you around this beautiful region. Whether you are buying for the first time, upgrading to your dream home, or looking to retire in this great state, Shelley knows Portland and would love to help you find your perfect home! Click here to see what's happening in the Portland real estate market today!
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