Blog Stories Unicorn: Handled.

Unicorn: Handled.

By Aaron Hartman, July 27, 2018

One of the great honors that I experience in this business is being a resource for other agents that need help.  A few weeks ago I got a call from one of my amazing colleagues at Living Room: “I have some investor clients who are looking to spend $200,000 including rehab and I’m having a lot of trouble finding them something.  Can you help?”  In essence, they wanted a unicorn.  Could I help?  I wasn’t sure but I was up for the challenge.

Mike and Jayme were looking to buy a little rental property and fix it up specifically to put a couple of their friends in it as renters.  These friends couldn’t afford a whole lot and I loved the fact that Mike and Jayme were looking out for them.  We set to work right away trying to find them a place but it was HARD.  To find even a fixer in the metro area that was listed under 200k and not totally falling down was going to take some effort.  My incredible assistant wrote letters to target houses, knocked on doors, and for sure went the extra mile trying to track down a property.  And then the unthinkable happened: a home that had previously listed above budget came back on the market, this time at only $150,000!  We knew the house and we jumped on it with an aggressive offer and managed to get it under contract before a bidding war could even get started.  After a challenging escrow I couldn’t be happier to hand them the keys today.

I can’t wait to see what Mike and Jayme do to make this house shine and I am so thrilled for their friends-turned-tenants!  This one had its challenges but it has been my pleasure to make this dream into a reality.

Are you having trouble finding your dream home?  I’d love to help!  Call me at 503-438-5101 and let’s find you your very own unicorn.

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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