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Realtors buy houses too!

By Cristen Lincoln, December 22, 2018

Here’s what my parter, Stacey, has to say about her home buying experience:

“As of early fall I was ready to get my hands dirty and sink my spare time into a cosmetic fixer, if I could find just the right one of course. I came across a tudor cottage in Beaumont- Wilshire, with just a few steps inside the house I could already see its potential. The price was a stretch and I was already thinking of ways to formulate an offer. As I was walking around the house I met the neighbor Jon. We got to talking about the market and the neighborhood and how he had been in his home since 1988. He kept telling me how great the neighbors are and how much the neighborhood has changed. He said he was really hoping to have a good next door neighbor and that he didn’t like the home being vacant. I told him I was thinking of writing an offer for myself but was reluctant because I was going to write under the asking price. He gave me some solid words of advice we all need to be reminded of, ” if you don’t try you won’t know.” I took those words to heart and went ahead with an offer. To my surprise the sellers accepted it and Jon was thrilled to hear the news. Now we both can’t wait for move in day, I just have little work to do first…”

Cristen Lincoln

Earth Advantage Broker & Business Development

I’ve been a full time realtor since 1993, and after almost 24 years in the business and thousands of transactions under my belt, I still love it!  At Living Room Realty I facilitate individual agents' business development, am a member of the Broker Advisory Group which provides direction for the company, and lead a Roommates group which allows agents to share ideas for improving their business practices. I feel very fortunate to come to work every day and do what I love. I grew up here in SE Portland, attended our neighborhood schools and live just five minutes from my childhood home. I never even thought about moving away. I love to travel, but Portland is my home. When I’m not working, I enjoy volunteering at my kids’ schools. I’m known for throwing an epic class party! Before I had kids, I never knew I’d also enjoy being a “soccer Mom” as much as I do. When I have a free moment, I love to hop on my bike and ride down to the waterfront from Mt. Tabor where I live. Biking through the neighborhoods is a nice way to stay in touch with the city, and also stay in shape! When I feel like I want more of a challenge, I’ll add the climb up Mt. Tabor. It’s good ride with the reward being the view from the top of the park. Besides Portland, my family’s second home in Central Oregon is my favorite place. We escape there every chance we get, and love to explore the endless hiking trails, lakes, rivers and other natural wonders the high desert has to offer. Snowboarding on Bachelor is at the top of our winter activities list. We just love nature. Our two dogs love it too, and we take them almost everywhere with us! I’m an avid gardener. Meandering through Portland Nursery, even if I don’t buy anything, almost feels like a mini vacation. My Mom taught me a lot about tending a garden, but I also might have gotten my interest in gardening from my ancestors who were among the first settlers of Sauvie Island. My maiden name is Charlton, and a few of us still live and work there. There’s even a road named after my family. The kids think that’s pretty cool. My family has deep roots in Portland. I’m a true Oregon native, local SE girl, Mom and business woman. And, I’m passionate about working in the city and neighborhoods that I love. ADDITIONAL AWARDS & AFFILIATIONS • BrokerAgent™ Advisor 'Certificate of Excellence'. • Portland Monthly Five Star Agent • 10 Best of 2015: Client Satisfaction - American Institute of Real Estate Professionals • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors- Master's Circle Member • PMAR Public Relations Committee Member • I'm on the Mt Tabor Middle school PTA now, but served as PTA board member at Atkinson school for several years. • Impact NW Volunteer and Community Liaison • Rose Chapter National Charity League • Member 99 Girlfriends • Collective Giving For Impact AT YOUR SERVICE Meet my Team • Owner/Partner: Jenelle Isaacson • Principal Brokers: Matt Guy and Anika Stephens Wilbur • Licensed Broker: Stacey Pongracz-Bartha • Team Assistant: Colleen Coleman • Senior Transaction Coordinator: Iris Ireland • Client Services and Marketing Department: Whitney Diffenderfer, Blaine Smith, Gen Torelle, Becky Barryte, and Vanessa Rehder References available upon request.
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