Blog Stories Putting Down Roots

Putting Down Roots

By Aaron Hartman, January 19, 2019

Jessica and Jay Dee are the type of clients that any agent dreams of working with.  They’re fun, easygoing, decisive, and a little bit silly.  We met months ago by chance when they were thinking of renovating their home to make it work better for their family of three.  I gave them some ideas of things they might consider doing, we chatted for a bit, and that was that!  Well, a few months later they called me: they were expecting another baby and had decided it was time to put down roots somewhere new.

We listed their home in November and quickly received a great offer.  This offer allowed Jessica and Jay Dee a long rent back period.  The rent back was key: it allowed them to stay in their house after the sale closed instead of having to move right away.  This prevented their family from needing to find temporary housing and took a lot of stress off their plate.

We toured a few homes together but Jessica and Jay Dee decided pretty quickly on what they wanted: a new construction property in a great new community.  The home we found was the perfect size for their needs AND the neighborhood featured a lot of wonderful communal spaces (including a community garden).  The houses in the community face a large courtyard instead of a street, which gives the neighborhood a very warm and inviting feel.  We walked around and soaked it all in and the choice ended up being an easy one!  We offered and went under contract just before pricing went up in the popular community.  And the best part was that they were able to relax in the house they just sold while they waited for their new home to be completed.

With only a few weeks to go until their family of three becomes a family of four the timing couldn’t be better for this closing!  Jessica and Jay Dee, it has been a pleasure.


Are you looking for a new home?  I’d love to help!




Aaron Hartman



Aaron Hartman is a long-time Portlander with a deep understanding of the neighborhoods and architecture that make this town such a special place to live. Whether he's helping you locate your dream house or helping you sell the one you already own, Aaron's knowledge, energy and laser-like attention to detail will make your real estate process make sense. Aaron has been involved in the Northwest independent music community for nearly two decades. He has traveled all over the place and always looks forward to coming home to the best city to live in Portland, Oregon.
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