By Erika George & Kari McGee, July 30, 2018

You know how you have those periods when everyone from your past seems to come into your focus?  This summer has been that for me.   My phone, email & jaunts around town have been buzzing with blasts from my South Salem High School past!  So when my Salem OR childhood friend Cathy called me from Colorado to say that she missed Oregon and wanted to come home I was so excited to start looking at houses for her!

The art of a good long distance video tour has been an important tool in our toolbox these past few years for all of our  “out-of-area” buyers, but looking at houses with someone you’ve known since the 5th grade is a whole other ball game!  You know that narrative of your whole life that informs everything you see and do but very few people share with you and think you are either 1.  crazy when you talk about it, or 2. really boring because who really cares about what happened to you that one day in Ms. Flory’s class that was so hilarious.  But with Cathy, I could say almost every darn thing that popped into my head and I traveled through my real estate day:  “Oh my gosh, it’s totally like that Japanese soaking tub in Zoe’s parents bathroom!”  or, “Bazooka GUNS!!” (hilarity ensues) and Cathy was right there with me.  And when Cathy said:  “I want that NW Style house, with tons of trees and skylights and privacy – kind of like my parents house.”  I totally knew what she meant.

As a matter of fact, the whole experience just kind of conjured up my whole childhood and affirmed so much of the why and who I am today!  So thank you Cathy Mace.  We can’t wait to have you and your family back in Oregon where you belong!

Don’t even ask us what graduating class…



Erika + Kari

Broker | Esquire & Principal Broker

The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in the dynamic landscape of Portland, Oregon.

Realtor Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts. Principal Broker Kari McGee has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these highly skilled real estate agents will ensure that your goals become your reality. WHAT WE KNOW We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients. We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big picture dreams about your future home to the nitty gritty of contract negotiation. We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to develop a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals and your dreams! WHAT WE LOVE It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove! We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon. CONTACT Erika George and Kari McGee 503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
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