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When we work together, everyone wins. The dreamiest mid century gets it’s 2nd owners!

By Living Room Realty, April 17, 2020

Congrats to P&E on their amazing, new to them, mid century beauty queen. This baby was listed right as the pandemic surfaced and the new owners knew they had to have it for themselves as soon as we stepped inside. The home was built in 1960 and has been owned by only one (now two) families to date.

P & E wrote a compelling offer, gave it their all, and we managed to beat out offers priced higher than ours because of the connection we established through communication and sharing of life stories. These two are talented artists and the sellers spent a lot of time doing art in the home over the years so they were excited to hear it was a priority to the next in line. The original charm of the home was something that P & E appreciated and wanted to honor, which is always nice for sellers to hear especially when they have cared for the home so well over the years. When I say original we’re talking gleaming hardwoods, two epic wood burning fireplaces, and believe it or not, original cabinets and kitchen appliances that are still in the most pristine condition. I’m talking mid century crack and we were not alone in the swooning. Yep, I said it, mid century crack and I think it’s a real thing.

In real estate the phrase “charming” can go a couple of ways. A.) truly charming but ready to go, or, B.) “charming” in that we are lacking no quirk. This time we got to skip the quirk and keep the charm.

Real estate goes on, but things have definitely been different since COVID-19 came into play. There was a seller living in the basement so we wanted to be super sensitive about access to the home. We wanted to keep the seller safe as well as everyone else involved! P & E were so wonderful to work with and honestly some of the most considerate buyers I have yet to experience. We had it inspected and stayed off site to help limit the bodies (and potential germs) spreading through the space. We negotiated by phone and email. We communicated. We got through it! And I could not thank them enough for trusting me and believing in this process.

The sale closed today and they are now the very official second owners of the home, but they wont get keys for about another 60 days as they have allowed the seller some time to rent back and sort out their next steps. I feel so grateful for the level of grace involved in this transaction and I want to repeat it again and again. We can’t celebrate in person today, but you best believe we will be having a cheers to all of their hard work and I will be hugging the hell out of them whenever we are safe to do so again.

Here are P & E practicing safe signing of the loan documents before closing as well as some photos of the digs they will soon get to enjoy. This life is so sweet.

Living Room Realty

Living Room Realty is a full-service real estate brokerage with four offices in Portland, one at the coast in Manzanita, and one in Vancouver, WA. At Living Room Realty, we listen and ask the right questions. We’re committed to being your most effective advisor and advocate. Our goal is your success.
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