Blog Stories Worth The Squeeze

Worth The Squeeze

By Kim Parmon, May 3, 2019

I met Anthony and Liz at one of my open houses.  They knew that the home they were touring wasn’t right for them but we liked each other right away.  Maybe it was our shared dorky sense of humor or our overly-ambitious renovation desires?  Whatever it was, we clicked.  When they decided it was time to find their perfect Portland home they gave me a call and I got to work!

It became clear early on that Anthony and Liz wanted charm.  They also wanted something they could add value to.  We toured a number of homes and they found one that they loved pretty quickly, so we wrote a strong offer and kept our fingers crossed.  Unfortunately, I got the news that we were dreading: this was a multiple offer situation and it was competitive.  After talking about our options, Anthony and Liz decided that the offer they made was all they were willing to do and if it didn’t work out it was ok.

And that’s really the moral of the story here: they loved the house but it wasn’t the one.  They thought about it and decided that spending more wouldn’t be worth it to them.  My job was to give them all of the information that I could, position them in the best way I could, and leave decisions up to them.  They took that information and decided to listen to their gut instincts and I am glad that they did!

A few weeks later, we found it: a beautiful midcentury modern in University Park that was exactly what they were looking for.  Once again we found ourselves in a competitive multiple offer situation and once again I told them where I thought they needed to be and gave them their options.  This time they decided that the juice was worth the squeeze and they went for it.  They put their best foot forward and their offer was accepted!  Today I have the pleasure of handing them the keys.

Congratulations, Anthony and Liz!  Thank you for trusting me through this process.  Much love to you both!

Kim Parmon

Principal Broker

Kim is the first person who will tell you she never expected to be a Realtor. She's had many creative jobs in the past and spent years as a high-volume bartender-turned-bar owner, which she feels gave her an essential skill that translates beautifully into her career in real estate: the ability to juggle 1,000 things at the same time while keeping everyone calm! She became obsessed with buying a house after the market crashed in 2009, finally buying her very first teeny-tiny dilapidated bungalow as a short sale in 2011. She and her husband, Matt, spent a few years fixing it up, then sold it for a profit and bought another project. And then they did it again. And the rest is history! Kim's talent for finding diamonds in the rough has made her into one of Portland's most sought-after investment Realtors. She loves seeing the missed potential in properties and has all kinds of tricks up her sleeve to find great investments but this talent is equally useful when it comes to traditional buyers and sellers. When you buy a home with Kim's assistance you can be sure that she is looking at all angles of the purchase to make sure it aligns with your financial goals as well as your lifestyle and she will stop at nothing to make sure you are taken care of! Some of her clients think she's gotten their offers accepted through sheer force of will! When you list a house with her she will go above and beyond to present your house in the best possible light to make sure you maximize your return on investment. Above all else, Kim prides herself on her integrity and believes that everyone deserves a caring Realtor partner who truly listens and tries to do what's right for her clients, even when no one is looking. She is thrilled to call this beautiful city home and can't wait to help you make your dreams come true through real estate.
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Kim Parmon

Principal Broker


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