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Building not Burning (Relationships)

By Molly Ozier, November 19, 2018

In the competitive game of investing, it’s typical to be up against lots of other interest. Despite the vision you may have for a project, if the numbers don’t work sometimes you must bow out of the race and hope that when you say if anything changes they’ll let you know. Working with Kim Parmon and her longtime investors who understand the numbers to make a project work had to do just that.

This house needed work. The previous owner was a hoarder and owned 8 cats to give you some idea of the condition it was left in. And trust me, it smelled like 8 cats were living there.

About a week or so after they turned us down, I got a call from the agent, “Hi Molly, we’ve received a lot of interest on the house but all have quoted me about the same number as you. Here’s the thing, I like you and you seem like a nice agent to work with and I’d like to give you and your client the first chance to re-offer.” Four hours later we were under contract for the home.

This industry is about creating relationships. That’s why it’s important to not burn bridges, it could mean at the expense of getting your client exactly what they want. We were up against at least 2 competing offers and had taken our leave thinking we were out of the race. When all is said and done, it’s about presentation and communication. The transaction went smoothly and both parties left with smiles on their faces and lasting relationships were created.

Now our clients get to roll up their sleeves, put a breathing mask on, and get to work! In just a few months, our clients will produce a beautifully updated abode in central Northeast Portland, located near everything a buyer needs. Around the corner from a grocery store, restaurants, shops, and bars, this like-new home will be waiting for you!

Molly Ozier


Why I'm a realtor has every bit to do with my past. I come from a long line of designers, small business owners, advisors, and jugglers (literally). My father, a highly regarded builder in Piedmont, CA, filled my childhood home with blueprints leaving me with a sense of nostalgia anytime I walk onto a construction site. Nothing brings back memories like the smell of sawdust for me. My mother, a therapist for 25 years, taught me the delicate balance of empathizing with others while taking care of myself and managing 10 things happening at once. A skill that has proven quite useful in my career. When I felt the time had come for me to expand my horizons, I looked North to Oregon and never turned back. I quickly fell in love with my new home and everything it had to offer - from the coffee shops to small businesses, I had found my place in Portland. Finishing my degree at Portland State University, I looked for what direction to go next. Unable to ignore my want to do something that removed me from behind a desk and use my armory of skills to advocate for others, I chose the path of a Realtor. Born with an instinctual will to never stop learning and growing as a person, paired with an inherent eye for seeing the potential in any diamond in the rough, I closed 12 transactions in the first year of my career. What I offer my clients are the tools and information necessary to make an informed decision. I strive to be an ethical resource for those around me. What direction you go is ultimately up to you, I'm just here to guide and inform you along the way. Whether purchasing a first home, ready to re-experience the thrill of buying and/or selling all over again, or looking to invest in this great state, my purpose is to be your advocate and key support system throughout our exchange and hopefully beyond.
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