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Your Realtor SHOULD Get to Know You

By Eldridge Huntington, August 31, 2018

Nike & A Mid-Century Ranch, Or Bust!

Corey and Christine were selling their home in Illinois and getting ready for the biggest move of their lives. Christine was going to start a new job at Nike and they had to find and secure a home  fast. They reached out to me, we got to know each other and got to work right away.

We discussed their wants and needs, talked about hobbies, how they relax, how they party and what the foreseeable future holds for them. Over the course of a couple weeks, we whittled down a list of 5 neighborhoods and over 100 homes to 2 hoods and 20 homes. They flew into Portland, we toured and talked neighborhoods. Like surgeons, we sliced away at the list until we found their home. A mid-century ranch sitting on a quiet street about a 10-minute walk from the Nike campus. It had just the right amount of projects, possibilities, a perfect yard for their dog. Not to mention, an ideal commute for Christine. This was the first, and last, house we saw on our 3 days of touring. It makes me happy to know we nailed it on the first house, we just needed to make sure by checking out the rest.

Your Realtor SHOULD Get to Know You!

I receive a lot of calls from folks house hunting from far away. Often they know very little about the neighborhoods, layout of the city or how to successfully navigate the Portland housing market. It’s hard to tell if this very important purchase is in the right place for you when you don’t know where you are. I NEED to hear my clients’ stories and really get to know who they are. This helps me step into their shoes, see through there eyes and find their home.  There’s nothing like stepping into that living room and seeing the look of “we found our home” on your clients’ face.

If you’re uncertain about Portland and where you should land when you get here, I’m here to help. I’ve started adding helpful neighborhood videos to my Youtube channel and Facebook page. Click the link to start learning more about Portland neighborhoods:

Eldridge Huntington


My name is Eldridge D Huntington III: a name I’m very proud to have even if it doesn’t exactly fit my personality. My family and friends call me JR. It’s a long story, but the short answer to the short name is Dallas. I was born in Fargo, raised in Detroit, lived in Chicago for 11 years, and now I’m truly home in Portland. Real estate was not my first career. I studied film at Columbia College. Although I was more interested in cinematography I found I was better suited as a Producer. Assembling and managing crews, scheduling, accounting and being a part of a project from the idea to the time it hits the screen was extremely fulfilling. After 7 years of producing I began working in the art department creating, designing and bringing sets to life.  I worked on Major motion pictures like Nightmare on Elm street, Public Enemies, Time travelers wife, Wild, Grimm and Librarians. With a background in design and long history of managing multiple high level projects I have found a perfect balance as a Realtor. I love multi-tasking, working with a team to pull off amazing feats and using an analytical approach creatively. I moved to Portland in 2009 with my wife Gina. We currently live in the Portsmouth neighborhood with our two daughters, Estelle and Etta. We purchased our first family home in 2011. We found a little yellow bungalow with a cedar fence and fell deeply in love with it at first sight. We attempt to be gardeners in the summer and rehab addicts during the winter. Most of my spare time is well spent making memories with these wonderful people and working on the house. My favorite things about Portland are the access to natural beauty, outstanding food, the kind and adventurous people and the beer.
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