Blog Stories Living Room Realty ~ Year 1

Living Room Realty ~ Year 1

By Bonnie Roseman, December 17, 2018

Last week marked the first anniversary of my joining Living Room Realty, which was a very big deal after nearly 26 years in the same office! Like moving to a new house after many years, changing work homes is exciting. Why’d I make a change after all of those years? Well, I decided it was time to align my workplace with my ideals.

The day I walked in for my first meeting with Jenelle Isaacson, the owner of the company, she greeted me with a warm welcome, a vegan lunch made of freshly harvested, organic greens and an invitation for Bender, my canine companion, to make himself at home.

Bender the real estate dog at work

Things I  about LRR:

  • It is a local, woman-owned company
  • Beautiful offices in awesome locations (Clinton-Division, Alberta, NW & Multnomah Village)
  • The Loving Room Fund for charitable giving (more on this in a moment)
  • It is very inclusive and gay friendly
  • It is super dog friendly
  • We are a B Corp (https://bcorporation.net/about-b-corps)
  • We recycle and even compost!
  • Awesome marketing materials to make listings fly
  • Great staff

Little things really make a difference to me. When you meet me at the office you’ll find that we use real glasses, mugs, and towels; skipping all the plastic and paper. By the way, we have a great tea selection, high quality coffee, and even soda stream bubbly. So, let me know when you want to come in and have a cup.

Did you know?

I donate 1% of every commission I earn through our fund to give back to my community. For the next three years our recipients are Rose Haven, Oregon Wild and Urban Gleaners. The really cool part is that when you buy or sell property with me, you get to pick which one of them I will donate to. Which is your favorite?

Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center serving women, children, and gender non-conforming folks experiencing trauma, poverty, and physical and mental health challenges. They restore stability and dignity for 3,500 guests annually.

Oregon Wild works to protect and restore the wildlands, wildlife, and waters that make Oregon the best place on Earth to live. Right now, one of their main efforts is aimed at permanently protecting over 500,000 acres of wildlands in and around Oregon’s only national park – Crater Lake – as Wilderness. They’ve also been a strong advocate for Oregon’s native wildlife such as wolverine, salmon, sea otters, and gray wolves.

Visit their website

Urban Gleaners rescues edible surplus food that would otherwise be thrown away from grocery stores, restaurants, event sites, farms, and farmers markets. They collect roughly 50,000 pounds of food each month and deliver it free of charge to hungry children and their families through their Food to Schools program here in Portland.Their mission is to reduce waste and want simultaneously.

Visit their website

Gratitude and Honors

It has been a great year and I have met many new colleagues and clients who have become friends. I am so grateful to the fabulous folks I have had the pleasure of working with this past year. Thank you for your support and your votes for me to receive the Five Star Professional Award for the 8th time-WOW- this means so much to me!

Here is the link to participate in their program. http://www.fivestarprofessional.com/homesurvey

There are many excellent agents at Living Room, so I was delighted to be recognized as one of the top ten achieving brokers in the company. As I approach my 28th year in this business, I can truly say I still love helping people find their way home, and I am glad to have found my way to my work home.

 

Happy 2019!!!

 

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist

Bonnie hit the real estate scene in Portland when Silence of the Lambs was killing it in the theaters, the Cold War was officially chilled and the national median sales price of a home was $120,000. Since then, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (7 years)
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry.
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  • T: 503-515-5973
  • bonnie@livingroomre.com

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker, Earth Advantage + ADU Specialist


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