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Contingent Sale Sucess

By Kristin & Jason Anderson, December 14, 2018

Our beautiful friends Carla and Andy told Jason and I that their cousins were needing to move to Oregon. They swung by both open houses that Jason and I were separately holding to introduce us to the wonderful Lorenzo, Teresa, and their beautiful children.

I received a text 3 weeks later with the great news that Lorenzo had a new job assignment in Portland, and they needed to quickly make the jump to settle in in Oregon. They were in the process of selling their home back in California so it would have to be a contingent sale.  We prepped them for the potential hurdles we would have to face with a contingent offer so they were armed with knowledge before diving head first.

They flew in a week later and we lined up 5 homes that we felt fit their criteria.  I warned them that it might all feel like a blur at the end of the tour; so we needed to keep detailed notes on each home.  Home #2 stuck out from the very minute Lorenzo and Teresa stepped foot in it.  By home #4, Teresa had a feeling that we needed to revisit #2 to solidify her gut reaction that this was home.  We gave the listing agent the good news that we wanted a second viewing in the same day.  After our second viewing Lorenzo started to see the draw of why Teresa felt like home #2 was home.

After Lorenzo and Teresa thought everything over, they gave us the go ahead, and we put together a strong case for why the sellers should accept their contingent offer.  For extra support their lender, Dion Mancia with Caliber Home Loans, was amazing and called the listing agent to vouch for them as solid buyers.  By the end of the day we were giving Lorenzo and Teresa the good news that we had mutual acceptance!

This transaction stood out to us particularly because of the excellent teamwork and communication of all those representing Teresa and Lorenzo.  Their agent back in California, Naz Fontilea w/ Century 21, was fantastic and kept us up to date on the sale of their home so that we could organize our closing in Oregon.  The escrow officers from Old Republic in California helped facilitate wiring funds from their sale to ours in Oregon.  Jennifer Fahner with Old Republic Title and her team were amazing and worked together to sign Lorenzo and Teresa as soon as they received loan documents.

Our collective goal was to alleviate as much stress from Teresa and Lorenzo as possible so that they could focus on their end prize of moving to Oregon.  Working on 2 closings simultaneously is no easy task, and Teresa and Lorenzo handled it like champions.

In a little over one month Lorenzo and Teresa moved their lives from California to Oregon, and we are so excited to have them here. We look forward to all the memories that they will create in their beautiful new home.

Cheers to Teresa, Lorenzo and the whole family! Welcome home!

Shout Out to All the People in this Blog:

Carla & Andy’s Super Cute Airbnb in St. Johns, Portland:

To connect w/ Dion Mancia for your lending needs please see link below:

To connect w/ Naz Fontilea for your real estate needs in San Fran. Bay Area please see link below:

To connect w/ Jennifer Fahner w/ Old Republic Title please see link below:

Kristin & Jason Anderson

Principal Broker, Broker

Jason & I 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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