I just got to help some good friends buy a home, and it’s about 4 houses down from their current one. They run a pre-school out of the current house and realized they just need more space and separation from their business. How perfect to be able to find another house so close by? Especially because this one needs A LOT of updating. Grandma’s little time capsule just isn’t going to cut it right now, ha ha! What I’m most excited about this, though, is that it is going to be such a fun project! The house has very good bones, being built in 1964, and has so much space. The space just needs to be utilized better. There is a lot of opportunity for cosmetic updating, but there are some spaces that my friends just don’t even want to touch, like this vintage wallpaper in the powder room:
One of my favorite things to be for my clients is resourceful. Aside from all the big things, like sewer repair, roof replacement and electrical updates, I have an abundance of experts that can help you design your dream kitchen; I can help you build a budget so you can choose which projects to tackle first, according to how it fits into your budget. Buying real estate will be the largest investment of your life, so it’s important to be mindful of what updates and upgrades you choose to do to the property.
So yeah, there’s a lot to do, but I can’t wait to help them dig in! Oh, and did I mention there is a pool in the backyard? That was the first thing we tackled. Closed on a Friday, pool party on Saturday! Congrats Carolyn, David, Charley, Hank and Callie! Love watching you live out your dreams.
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Principal Broker | OR & WA
Leanne has experienced the real estate boom on the frontline. Her integrity and persistence have helped clients navigate the outcomes of the 2008 financial crisis, as well as coached and guided buyers and sellers through a competitive, fast-paced market of today. Licensed since 2003, Leanne’s drive and skills of being a natural connector, put her at the top of her field. She finds great joy in establishing a client’s needs and uniting them with a solution. She sees challenge as an opportunity and proactively wins trust while still getting things done. Real estate involves a network beyond the client. Leanne connects with the community through volunteer efforts. She has built a solid network of contractors, lenders, caterers, bankers, and accountants, as well as caregivers, artists, and organizers. Her goal is to connect a buyer’s vision of home to reality and connects a seller’s financial goals to the best possible outcomes. This is the fuel that motivates Leanne in her career. She believes strongly in creating harmony between work and life and it shows by what her clients say about her. She feels lucky every day to be able to call this her job and feels fortunate to have clients that are multi-generational, helping parents of clients and children of clients through all the stages of life. The relationships she’s built are truly rewarding. “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” -Albert Einstein