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Executive Relocation? Got You Covered!

By Tom and Doug, January 5, 2019

We happily obliged when asked to find a condo for someone joining the Knight Cancer Center’s team. Executive relocations can be fun. In addition to finding properties, and evaluating each one, we get to wear our Tour Guide and Portland Concierge hats. She already took the job and knows she wants to live here, but we needed to make sure she knows about the city’s history and proposed new development. Because we’re interested, we also added an overview on geology (the formation of the gorge,) meteorology (seasonal rain and sun,) environment (access to the Willamette,) and scene (best Happy Hour!)

Our tour of 21 condos in 2 days to identify the best candidates was definitely a bit of a whirlwind. To stay organized we made sure she had printed materials for the properties we were touring. We made notes for each condo before we moved on to the next. Room for the piano? Wall space for bookcases and art? Kitchen finishes and appliances up to par? Then we reviewed what we had seen at the end of each day. Our third day was focused – retour the top 3, and review the offer forms, and get her to the airport.

The rest of the work happened with her in Chicago. Making the offer, coordinating the opening of escrow, collecting and reviewing condo docs, inspecting, negotiating repairs – and, of course, making sure the space was ready for her move. Technology definitely made it easier/possible to keep her informed and confident about moving forward, and the key is clear communication. Success! The end result of our frequent conversations and reports meant she is excited about her move, and ready to start the new job!

And check out her new view!

Tom and Doug


Portland. We like it. This has become a bit of a meme with family and friends because we so often find ourselves enjoying something unique to Portland and/or the Pacific NW. It can sound glib, but it is simply and completely true. Here since 1992, we are among the ‘newer locals’ - not natives, but completely committed to keeping our city great. It’s probably more honest to say we love it here. Professionally we focus on the inner city neighborhoods on both sides of the Willamette River. This means knowing about the spectrum of housing inventory: ranches and bungalows, classic and contemporary, condos and houses; as well as understanding the neighborhoods where these properties are found. Everybody has a different idea of what ‘home’ looks like, and we apply our breadth of knowledge to make sure you succeed in achieving your specific real estate goals. Sellers - we commit to guiding you through this process: preparation of your property to maximize its appeal, customized marketing materials and advertising, evaluation of offers received, opening of escrow and, finally, closing the transaction. Our advice about how to best prepare for the market is determined both by how much time and energy you have to commit to this as well as our awareness of what Buyers are likely to appreciate (and reward.) Once the home is ready, we and our team will produce the most beautiful and effective marketing materials to generate tremendous Buyer enthusiasm. Throughout this process we minimize your stress by being available and communicating clearly. Buyers - you have so many resources available to you! We will make sure you are aided by technology, not overwhelmed by it. Touring is key to evaluating properties so we will get you through as many homes as possible to make sure you find the right one. Our evaluation of homes together will be aided by our knowledge of location and common issues (informed by attending countless inspections!) We listen carefully to what you are hoping for, making sure you purchase a property that truly meets your needs and supports your lifestyle. Our work together will be driven by your wants and needs. The first step is a conversation. Call us!
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