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Keep Calm and Believe in Your Home Destiny

By Savanna Ray, October 30, 2020

You know that feeling of calm when something just feels right? That’s what this transaction was like for my friend and client Camille. We had only looked at one house before this one that she liked but just not quite in the right location. I called her a couple of days later when I saw this listing. I had a great feeling about it by looking at the photos and then… bonus! Ross Seligman at Living Room Realty was the listing agent. I thought it could be a perfect fit.

We walked in and immediately she felt it. That feeling when you know this is the right place at the right time and it feels like the universe is speaking to you… was this destiny? From the Japanese maples in the front yard, to the beautiful fireplace, the spacious kitchen, wonderfully updated bathroom with subway tiles and the private back yard. She was in love. It checked off everything on her wish list. We spent probably 45 minutes in the house just feeling the vibe and talking about how much she loved it. She wanted to make an offer. We came in with our best and crossed our fingers.

With 11 other offers on the table I was nervous, but Camille was calm. And then we got the news that our offer would be in the backup position. It was not the winning offer but backup is better than rejection every time!!! Then after about a week, DESTINY!  I got a call from Ross telling me that the first position buyer had decided to back out. Our offer was accepted!

What a pleasure to work with friends and see them living their dreams. What an honor to be a part of this process with her! She never waivered, never felt anxious or scared because she just had the feeling that this was her future. After a challenging year she can move into the new chapter of her life in a home that was destined for her.


Savanna Ray

Broker | OR


Growing up in Oregon I have a distinct love for where we live that is uniquely and proudly Pacific Northwest. I have lived in nearly every neighborhood in the city and beyond. Before getting into real estate, I spent 20 years providing the highest-end service as a sommelier in some of the finest Portland restaurants as well as managing a world-class winery in the Willamette Valley. This is where my passion for the finest service began. When I was young, my parents were constantly looking at property and I absolutely loved when they would take me on home tours and to open houses. Furthermore, my architect step-father has helped me hone my eye for design. As someone who understands what the finest service means, I put all of this experience together creating a space for my clients to really be heard. I am dedicated to being an advocate for my clients no just by winning them the best price possible but understanding their goals.  I am an active member of my community; I have sat on the board of the International Pinot Noir Celebration as well as have volunteered for the event for the last 15 years. I am passionate about equal rights and the environment. In my spare time I love camping and hiking with my husband JT, five year-old son Wilder, and--the newest addition to our family--our new cocker spaniel puppy Betty White.
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