Blog Stories Kismet for Kirsten

Kismet for Kirsten

By Gabrielle Enfield, October 5, 2018

Kirsten is pretty much my dream client. She’s smart, organized, a straight-shooter, and knows what she wants. In the case of her most recent journey, it involved landing a new chapter in her career and purchasing her first home. Simultaneously. Badass!

We met a few months ago to get her going, and I shared my magazine ‘So You Want to Buy a House‘ with her. I put this together as a resource for buyers getting ready to make a move in the Portland, Ore. real estate market. Anyhoot – Kirsten was equipped with the knowledge to get started, she was pre-approved for lending, had her finances in order and was ready to go on the hunt to purchase. We mapped out her dream area, and she said she was going to stay open if the right house came along. She wasn’t planning on living in St. Johns, but sure ’nuff, an incredible home came to market that was exactly what she was looking for. I mean, can you believe that kitchen?!! Even though we had showings scheduled for the rest of the day, we looked at each other and said, “This is it.”

We put together a strong offer, knowing it was going to be competitive. She included a compelling personal story and took time to meet the neighbor and connect in a meaningful way. And, she threw down her resources, adding a few “perks” to her offer. The sellers, through their agent, got right back to us and said they knew she was the one, and didn’t want to make her wait through the rest of the weekend and open houses. Their beloved neighbor had mentioned meeting Kirsten and endorsed her as a welcome addition to the close-knit neighborhood. And through the transaction, everything was smooth sailing. Talk about kismet. Yay Kirsten!! I LOVE your new home, and p.s. I love your pants.

If you’re looking for a steady hand through the home buying process, I hope you’ll give me a call. I put to work my past experiences in journalism, marketing and communications to help create compelling connections to get the deal done.

Till then, high fives!

Gabrielle Enfield


After spending 20 years in marketing and communications – ranging from anchoring the local TV news to leading teams for some of the world’s beloved brands, including Xbox and Dave’s Killer Bread – I finally listened to the universe’s prompts to become a real estate broker. Since, I've consistently delivered results and happiness and according to my clients, a 5-star experience along the way. Working in real estate in one of the nation's hottest markets, I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my clients through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need staging help? I can do that. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? Roger. Are you a first-time buyer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? I've got you covered. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? Let's do this. I'm a PacNW native and proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a Realtor and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my client's real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you.
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