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“You Won the Realtor Lottery!”

By Jason & Kristin Anderson, March 20, 2019

It all started with a Facebook post:


Thus producing 36 comments presenting 21 agent referrals.  We met with Bria & Andrew and had our first interview and immediately wanted to be the chosen ones mainly so that we could all hang out together more.  We knew that Bria & Andrew had narrowed their choice down to 3 top realtors. When we got the news a couple weeks later, “You won the realtor lottery!” we couldn’t have agreed more with the feeling that we received knowing that we were the chosen ones that got to work with such an exceptional couple (If anyone needs an amazing photographer, we will have Bria’s info below!).

Our time with Andrew & Bria quickly turned into one celebration after another.  We soon were introduced to Andrew’s amazing mother Suzi who we were blown away with in regards to her class and wisdom.  Then we all got to work in finding Andrew & Bria’s new home sweet home.

Bria & Andrew are both very successful Airbnb hosts and wanted to find a home with walk-ability and ADU potential. They did a lot of their homework, so we narrowed their home search down and hit the road viewing homes. Within a couple weeks we put in an offer and was competing against 7 other offers on a beautiful craftsman in the Overlook neighborhood.  We got the unfortunate news that we were not in first position, but Andrew & Bria used that experience to their advantage and immediately moved on to another home.  A home that they could envision using their amazing skills to craft their own culture where they would make their boutique Airbnb come alive.  We came together and strategized on an offer that got them into contract on a hidden gem, a mid-century modern house in SE Portland.

Once in contract and through inspections, we diligently got contractors in to give us bids on what items were essential to moving the deal forward.  Once we received those bids, Andrew & Bria were very calculative in presenting the seller a price reduction amount that it would take to move the deal along.  Everything with these two is very logical and level headed which we really appreciate in working with them.  This attribute is one of the biggest reasons why they were able to get the price reduction that they did, because we had the facts to substantiate the request.  Another celebration commenced over a shared love of authentic bubble tea at Bambū Desserts & Drinks, a quick 5 minutes  from their home!

Andrew & Bria we are so excited for you both and Suzi it was so wonderful to get to know you more over the past month.  We are so proud to be your realtors and friends, and we’re so happy that Thistle & Sadé Bloom can be playmates.


If you need an exceptional photographer you must check out Bria’s services! 

They’re just too cute…sporting each of their own grandparent’s vest and coat.


Jason & Kristin Anderson

ADU Specialist Broker + Earth Advantage Principal Broker

We are a dedicated husband and wife real estate team with a diverse upbringing & an appreciation for local & international backgrounds. What Jason & I love most about Real Estate is making those deep connections with our clients by listening to their goals and serving as their guides through their home sale/purchase journey. We stand by our 3 principles to keep things:
  1. Simple
  2. Stress Free
  3. You Get the Best Deal in the Least Amount of Time
Jason: I am a rugged Jamaican/Oregonian who loves nature and the city. My family immigrated to the US when I was 13 and ever since then Oregon has become my home as well as my adventure playground. When I am not fighting hard for my clients as their guide in this ever evolving Real Estate Market, I am an avid surfer and snowboarder. All year round I have been blessed to find some of Oregon's best set ups for waves. There's nothing quite like Oregon's sandy coastline that brings in a wide range of waves. During deep of winter, you can find me taking breaks from laps at Timberline lodge with a good IPA in hand. For those powder days I make sure to head to Meadows or Skibowl with my snorkel so I stay afloat. Aside from my love of high adrenaline sports, I have a deep passion for interior & exterior plantscaping/gardening. Along with gardening I love learning about bees and their pivotal role in the world. I received my Master bee Keeping Apprentice and have been fascinated with them ever since. I love sharing life with out clients and showcasing Oregon's gorgeous neighborhoods, landscape, its abundant activities and never ending delicious eateries. Kristin & I work hard to help our clients have an amazing journey in the sale/purchase of their home. This is a huge decision for our clients and we don't take our role lightly. Our goal is to be your realtor for life and bring a smile to your face at the end of each and every transaction. Kristin: I was born in Jamaica, grew up in the Philippines & raised by American parents who now live in Chaing Rai, Thailand. About 6 years ago, I was in Thailand visiting family and was trying to figure out what was the next adventure I wanted to go on. I pulled up my laptop and typed in Google: “Where to live in America that is near the ocean, mountains, and has great public transportation.” Portland, OR kept popping up. So, I bought myself a one way ticket and haven’t regretted it since. I have been a nomad for most of my life, living in 7 countries and traveling through 25. Portland has continued to keep me planted due to its magnetic force that brings people from all over the country & the world together; great food, creative cocktails, & beautiful landscape. Some cities have a way of making you feel swallowed up, Portland has a magical way of making you feel at home from the minute you arrive. Once I found my bearings in Portland, I quickly fell in love with Real Estate. As a kid, we all had a theme of Christmas ornaments, mine were always mini houses. I’ve always had an appreciation for the architectural design of homes, and the meaning of what “home” can mean to each person. My home was wherever my family was growing up, and there’s something pretty amazing about seeing a permanent space reflect the meaning of “home.”
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