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Humpty Dumpty Sat on Rocky Butte

By Julee Bean, May 15, 2018



Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall

Humpty Dumpty had a great fall;

All the king’s horses and all the king’s men

Couldn’t put Humpty together again.


This English nursery rhyme is an allegory for my most recent real estate transaction.

The journey began in January when my clients first sent me a property located on the extinct cinder cone known as Rocky Butte (the “wall”).

They thought the well-worn Mediterranean style home (Humpty Dumpty) was a diamond in the rough and decided they wanted to polish it.

The home inspection revealed a slew of expensive problems and my clients decided they couldn’t afford to put Humpty together again and terminated the transaction (fall #1).

A month later they called me and said they wanted the house after all.

Humpty had gone pending the day before that call (of course), but 5 days later, that deal also fell apart (fall #2) and my clients slid back into contract.

They waived the inspection contingency, so it didn’t matter if they put Humpty together again.

But the day before we closed, the financing fell apart and the deal was in jeopardy. Fall #3.

Somehow, all the kings horses and all the kings men, managed to put the loan together again.

And they closed yesterday.

The end.




Julee Bean


Julee is a seasoned veteran of the athletic and lifestyle industries.   She held various leadership roles for global brands such as Adidas, Nike, and Dr. Martens. After honing her business and marketing skills and traveling like a madwoman for 15 years, Julee switched it up and got her real estate license. Making the move to real estate was not a stretch as she has always loved houses and business and is constantly striving to create the ultimate nest. Julee’s favorite neighborhoods are close-in PDX and she is obsessed with finding her clients their perfect match. An Oregon native, Julee earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon and has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Portland. Julee loves adventure – especially if it involves traveling to exotic locations, eating exotic foods, listening to foreign languages, exploring desolate beaches with her surf-crazy husband and son, or swimming in warm oceans.
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