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Family Ties

By Nicolette Hanna, November 26, 2018

The Grahams are not quite the TV show, but a close-knit family nonetheless. Steve and Denise bought a beautiful home through me a couple of years ago when their daughter had their first grandchild (Emma) here in Portland. Fast forward to Emma’s 3rd birthday party, when Steve and Denise asked to see another home they thought might be amazing across the street. After attending the birthday party, we all casually walked over to see this house but we were pretty sure it wouldn’t be anything too special in real life. We all walked in and within 30 seconds we were running from room to room and floor to floor to ooooh and ahhhh over all the amazingness the house had to offer. It felt too good to be true… a surprising oasis and even better than the photos. They didn’t know they’d be looking for their forever home just across the street, but they were. Not only are they moving into their dream home, but their daughter and granddaughter get to move in to their old home… across the street! Look out Cesar E Chavez Blvd because the Graham family ties are arriving. Congratulations everyone!

Nicolette Hanna

Earth Advantage Broker

I fondly remember growing up in a quaint, classic 100-year-old bungalow. My mom was an avid gardener, planted fragrant flowers, fruit trees, and veggies and incorporated quirky tile mosaics throughout our backyard. My favorite part of my childhood home, however… the pull down stairs to the attic which led to my playroom! The fireplace, hardwood floors, and front porch where I spent so much time evoke a such a feeling of family and home for me. I so appreciate the uniqueness of Portland area homes, and being able to re-live how houses evolve from their original build to how they live today, picturing families and stories along the way. My transition to real estate from non-profit residential energy efficiency work was catalyzed by my attraction to the innovativeness and creativeness of the Portland housing stock. It was also super important to me to tap into my community in a deeper way; connecting with people one-on-one and being able to actually see the positive outcomes of my work in a tangible way. Being a real estate agent allows me to form deep and meaningful connections with people while satisfying my own insatiable curiosity for Portland homes. I approach my work for my clients as if I’m in their shoes, buying or selling. It’s personal! It’s critical that my clients have an authentic and enjoyable experience working with me, with honesty and integrity being my top priority all the time. My goal is to evolve the perception of real estate agents from perhaps less than trustworthy sales folks to client-focused, highly trusted and thoughtful individuals. When I have free time, you might catch me enjoying some live music or dancing with PDX Dance Collective (did I mention I have a degree in dance?). I also love to hike with Patrick, my husband, and my mini Australian Shepherd puppy, Stringer Bell. Admittedly where you’re most likely to catch me, however, is eating and drinking delicious food and cocktails at the many great Portland restaurants. If I’m not it town, I’m likely in the southern Caribbean… it feels like a second home! I am an accredited Earth Advantage Broker, Accessory dwelling unit (ADU) specialist, and I have also received the Five Star Real Estate Agent Award, recognizing outstanding service professionals. It would be my honor to serve you in buying or selling your home! Nicolette Hanna Earth Advantage Accredited Broker Licensed in Oregon
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