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WORTH THE WAIT

By Kristine Lebow, November 13, 2020

Making an offer and losing can be a disappointing experience, but sometimes the right home comes only after doing exactly that.  Deirdre started looking for a house in August and her goal was to be in a new home by the end of October.  We made 2 offers that she didn’t get and then number three — the one with the view of Mt Hood– was accepted.  We thought we found the one, but during the inspections, she realized that there was too much work to be done and decided to terminate.  Meanwhile, since February I had been watching the renovation of a tiny 600 square foot house in my neighborhood that doubled in size and gained vaulted ceilings.  The sign went up the day that we terminated on the view house, I contacted the agent and was able to get her offer accepted the next day.  The one-level layout was perfect,  four skylights enhanced the light throughout the house and the yard is a blank canvas.   There was no looking back, and she is more than thrilled to have ended up with this house as her new home.  Congratulations!

 

Kristine Lebow

Broker | Earth Advantage

She/Her

My goal for you: Finding Home

If you are new to Portland or are just moving to a new neighborhood you can rely on me to help navigate the city-neighborhoods, schools, farmers markets, the food scene and other events that can help build your community.

My joy comes from helping people find solutions- whether you want to buy, sell, or just explore options, I am always delighted to talk with you.

Ready to Buy?

Buying a home may be the largest investment you make.

I believe that everyone deserves the chance to own a home, establish roots and build community in a place where they feel at home. When we work together, we review your needs and wants, your aesthetic, and all your reasons for moving, then we create a plan that fits your budget and timing.

As an experienced realtor, and someone who has bought more than one house, I recognize how exciting yet potentially stressful it can be. My priority is to navigate you through the process and hurdles that come your way so you will feel comfortable with your options and decisions.

Hopefully, it also means sharing some laughs along the way!

Time to Sell?

It’s important to have an experienced, knowledgeable agent representing you. Knowing what buyers are looking for helps me help you get your home ready to sell. We’ll focus on what will attract buyers, and then make sure your home gets as much online exposure as possible.

The next step is professionally negotiating on your behalf and assuring that your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. Consistent and timely communication is a priority as my goal is to build a lasting relationship based on mutual respect, trust and loyalty. 

         

Who I am

I am an Oregonian. I moved here as a young child and have a unique perspective on Portland and the surrounding areas having lived in Newberg, (wine country!) Sandy, (the mountains!), and Astoria (the Oregon Coast!) and now in Portland which has always held a special place in my heart. I had the privilege of raising my family here and have beautiful memories of all that Portland has to offer.   

Prior to this real estate life, I spent 20 years in the apparel business, designing for large brands like Nike, Michael Kors and Speedo. Working with sponsored athletes prepared me for the individualized nature of helping people buy and sell houses.  Every transaction is unique, and I love that!

When I am not working, I love to be outdoors hiking and exploring, practicing yoga and Butoh or being with family and friends, baking, working in my yard, or reading a book in my hammock when the sun is out.

I am passionate about green building and energy efficiency and have the following designations:

Earth Advantage Broker

ADU Specialist

Energy Trust Professional Trade Ally.

I am committed to great service and being a resource long after your sale is done, so if you need a referral or just an opinion, let’s chat.  I always appreciate your calls and questions.

In gratitude

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