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Transforming A Dekum Delight

By Molly Ozier, November 9, 2018

Living Room Realty’s Kim Parmon is taking on her very own investment property in the ever so desireable Dekum Triangle! You may know her as the one to talk to for help if your client is interested in a bank-owned property or the one to go to for auction advise. And that’s because she’s found her knack in this industry: investments. She knows how to find those diamonds in the rough and can see the potential in even the roughest of conditions.

Following a failing sewer scope inspection that resulted in a party sewer line with the neighbor’s and a chase which led to a series of dead ends, we made it to the finish line and can begin restoring this beauty to its former glory!

In Portland’s shifting market, creating a lasting first impression for a buyer is everything. A continuing conversation Kim and I have is how important the design piece of the puzzle is. Yet, can easily be missed when it comes to flipping homes. When you’re almost to the finish line and you’re just ready to be done, it’s easy to go with agreeable grey. There’s a fine line between giving a home too much character that it’s unappealing to the masses and providing just enough character that someone can easily imagine themselves there. So what makes a home speak to a buyer? The story it tells. That’s what people fall in love with. The idea of their little one playing in the garden or setting the Thanksgiving dinner table that can fit your family of 20 plenty. Moral of the story is, Kim is no novice to the investment game. She understands this; nay she’s nailed this again and again! So, for all those Scandinavian, Mid-Century style lovin’ buyers out there, come Spring this fantastic flip will be ready for a new author to write its story.

Molly Ozier


Why I'm a realtor has every bit to do with my past. I come from a long line of designers, small business owners, advisors, and jugglers (literally). My father, a highly regarded builder in Piedmont, CA, filled my childhood home with blueprints leaving me with a sense of nostalgia anytime I walk onto a construction site. Nothing brings back memories like the smell of sawdust for me. My mother, a therapist for 25 years, taught me the delicate balance of empathizing with others while taking care of myself and managing 10 things happening at once. A skill that has proven quite useful in my career. When I felt the time had come for me to expand my horizons, I looked North to Oregon and never turned back. I quickly fell in love with my new home and everything it had to offer - from the coffee shops to small businesses, I had found my place in Portland. Finishing my degree at Portland State University, I looked for what direction to go next. Unable to ignore my want to do something that removed me from behind a desk and use my armory of skills to advocate for others, I chose the path of a Realtor. Born with an instinctual will to never stop learning and growing as a person, paired with an inherent eye for seeing the potential in any diamond in the rough, I closed 12 transactions in the first year of my career. What I offer my clients are the tools and information necessary to make an informed decision. I strive to be an ethical resource for those around me. What direction you go is ultimately up to you, I'm just here to guide and inform you along the way. Whether purchasing a first home, ready to re-experience the thrill of buying and/or selling all over again, or looking to invest in this great state, my purpose is to be your advocate and key support system throughout our exchange and hopefully beyond.
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