Blog Stories Nice wood!

Nice wood!

By Becca Barron, October 30, 2018

It was love at first sight for Rachel and this perfect little ranch. Located just a few mins from Woodstock for well under $300k, how could you not be in love?! 

Believe it or not, this house was on the market for almost 50 days with three price drops! It’s like it was waiting for just the right person to see it’s potential.

Here’s the thing. Upon entry, the entire main floor was tragically covered in a tight crunchy blue carpet. Thankfully, Rachel could see beyond the crunch and peep the potential of the beat up oak hardwoods that lay below.

However, once we ripped up the carpets we realized only half the space had oak floors. The other half was particle board on subfloor. “Oh damn! You should really get a floor contractor in here. This is way too much work.” I admit, I thought this problem could only be handled by a pro. Ye of little faith.

Rachel had a different approach. She drove right down to lumber liquidators and not only did she refinish the current floors, she also installed all new oak on the other half! “Wood” you believe it?! Sorry, couldn’t resist.

Look at that skill! Congratulations Rachel. Way to prove me wrong!

Becca Barron

Earth Advantage Broker

Becca Barron has been fascinated with real estate, architecture and design since she first discovered Frank Lloyd Wright. Her father is a Master Craftsman who instilled a passion for investing in one’s environment at a young age. With a degree in art education and three years teaching in the Portland school district combined with over a decade of experience as a local small business owner, Becca developed an extensive knowledge of the varied neighborhoods of Portland and the sub-pockets of communities and culture that are popping up within a ten-mile radius. In these hidden neighborhoods, you’ll find great schools, little dive bars, and farmers markets with close access to all of the beautiful Pacific Northwest nature we know and love. Becca is your key to discovering the next great place to live. For those of you ready to sell, her goal is to market your home to the largest pool of buyers possible. Utilizing creative staging, and her own background in contracting, Becca can make sure your home is ready to shine in a competitive market. Whether you’re an experienced investor, new homebuyer, or have questions about the process, Becca can be your guide to a smooth and successful real estate experience. When not real estating like a boss, she enjoys spending her time renovating her mid-century ranch in Milwaukie, hanging out with her partner and their herd of cats, watching both trashy and quality tv, and hunting for secret swimming holes in the summer.
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