The saying “it’s a small world” is nowhere more true than in Portland. Live here for even a few years, and you’ll run into someone you know, daily. It’s one of many reasons why this city is special for me. I recently helped Jessica and Justin buy their first home in the up-and-coming Montavilla neighborhood. During the process, Jessica sent me this note regarding a special connection discovered with their new home:
“Some long-time friends of my parents live nearby in Clackamas. They had travelled Europe together in a musical group in the late 70’s, and we’d spend a short time reunited in the early 90’s, but had lost touch since then. As Justin and I recently moved into the Portland area and my parents were visiting, our families reconnected and we spent some time together. We told our friends that we were looking to buy a house, and had just put in an offer on one. We knew that this home had been very well cared for. The Seller’s Realtor had told us the story that the grandparents owned the home and had passed it down – with their kids and grandkids in turn living there – until everyone was able to find a home of their own. And of course, in our excitement, we sent our family and friends the listing link to see and read all about what we hoped would be our new home. It turned out that the daughter-in-law of our Clackamas friends happens to be one of those grandkids, and they are part of the family that had benefitted from this beautifully cared for family home. It never ceases to amaze me just how small the world can be!”
– Jessica, New Homeowner
Helping clients find their serendipity in Portland is why I love what I do. If you’re looking to buy or sell, let’s get started!