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Winning at Real Estate Roulette

By Brandon Buchanan, June 10, 2020

In today’s real estate market, making an offer on a property can feel like a game of chance.  You might even end up in a multiple offer situation where you need to present your best offer and cross your fingers, hoping the seller lands on yours.  For first time home buyers, this can feel like playing real estate roulette.

But, buying a home isn’t a game.  When negotiating through offer prices and inspections, it is important to enlist the assistance of an experienced real estate agent.  An experienced agent will develop a trusting relationship with the listing agent to ensure them that this buyer is the right one to choose.  They will have extensive knowledge about market values in the community, inspection processes, and negotiating for repairs when needed. In the end, ensuring all parties that they are represented by a competent agent from start to finish. 

Grace and Silas didn’t just have lady luck on their side, they hired an experienced agent and walked away with their first home!  Congratulations on winning at real estate roulette.

Brandon Buchanan

Assistant Managing Principal Broker | OR


As a Portland native and full-time Real Estate Broker since 2006 I have seen the city develop and change so much! I have helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. I have the experience and local know-how to help you make the best possible decisions. I love the real estate business and find success through open communication, a good sense of humor and being accessible to your needs. There are so many questions to answer – How is the market? When do I buy? Where do I buy? When should I sell? How do I sell? Give me a chance – sit down with me, I’m happy to get to know you better and answer these questions in a way that is tailored to you. There is a home for everyone, and I would be delighted to help you find yours. Prior to my real estate career, I followed my curiosities about life and lived out some amazing memories. From commercial fishing in Alaska, deckhand work at a marina in Florida, to bartending in Aspen, my love of travel and meeting new people has never ceased. These experiences have shaped who I am today; I bring the skills I’ve learned, the ability to connect with people of all backgrounds, and some incredible stories to every transaction. My clients always come first, but if I am not working you could find me coaching my son’s basketball team, golfing, snowboarding, camping, gardening, or somewhere sunny and warm near the beach. Portland, Oregon is a one-of-a-kind place and establishing roots here is one of the greatest privileges. I am truly passionate about this area and once you go on this journey with me, I’m sure you will fall in love and will want to put down roots here, too. I’d love to earn your business, so call me today!
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