Life in Portland Blog

The Aarins

Some Agent/client meetings are just meant to be. Agent Liz Getty recently helped a young family find their dream home in Portland - a rocky road to success, but hard fought and well won. The Aarins had not even landed in Seattle yet, and the market research was underway - according to Liz, they were excellent at communicating exactly what their needs were from afar. Aaron wanted the classic old Portland Craftsman, and Erin was pretty insistent that there be NO BASEMENT!

With a contract for employment under negotiation, they wrote their first offer, and lost - but they were up against 21 other Buyers! Their second offer they landed back-up position against 11 other Buyers. Finally, their Meant To Be home hit the market. 3 bedrooms, South-facing, solar panels, and NO BASEMENT (but a huge garage!) in their first-choice neighborhood of Woodstock. Liz, Aaron & Erin moved fast, beating out 11 other offers in less than 24 hours on the market! Whew! The house inspected beautifully, and they were even able to negotiate $5,000 towards closing costs due to a solar contract that benefitted the Seller over the Buyers (nicely done, Liz!).

After closing and the delivering of keys, everyone went to Benjamin Moore to pick out exterior colors - because as Liz well knows, a good Agent's job is never done! Big congratulations to this lovely little family - including the ridiculously beautiful and quite perfect baby Ayla - on their new Woodstock home!