Adorable Sellwood Cottage

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 This adorable Sellwood cottage has so much to offer. Not only is it cute and in a fantastic, hot, close-in neighborhood, it also has a brand new kitchen! The sellers were planning on staying for a long time, but had to move out of state for work. So, the new owner will benefit from this well thought out kitchen remodel. There are brand new cabinets, quart counters, raw edge wood slab shelves, butcher block counters, large tile flooring, and brand new stainless steel appliances. 

The large great room addition is a surprise for every one who comes to this home. Vaulted ceilings, oversized windows, and sliding doors bring the backyard oasis inside, and heated, stained concrete floors are durable and visually compelling.  

The basement is ready for a master suite! 

The City of Portland Home Energy Score is an 8, out of 10. A certified energy auditor assessed the home and it's systems, and gave it an 8 out of 10. The R-44 insulation in the attic, 96% AFUE gas furnace, and double paned low-E glass windows helped the home earn such a high score. Read the details here:

Come visit me Saturday and Sunday, March 17th and 18th, from noon to 3pm for the Open House. 



New Listing in Alberta Arts

This fantastic Portland bungalow maintains the beauty of its 1924 construction. Located in the desirable Alberta Arts neighborhood, this home enjoys close proximity to local shops and restaurants. A charming front porch and tidy landscaping welcome guests. Around back, a separate entrance is featured under a covered porch, while the outdoor fire pit makes for a toasty area to relax and entertain.

In the living space, classic wood framed windows illuminate sleek floors, while a wall of brick is gas stove-ready. Pass under an elegant arched doorway into the formal dining room and kitchen, where a multitude of windows brighten up the rooms. Downstairs, the basement has been transformed into a fully finished game room, boasting plenty of room for activities, surround sound-ready and pool table included. This home boasts beautiful Old World appeal and grace.

Check out the more photos, videos, and property information at the property's website:

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Success Stories

The weather isn't the only thing becoming sunny here in Portland! Our local market is showing more promise than it has in years, creating an optimistic buying environment. Take a moment and explore these beautiful homes recently sold by M agents, using our exclusive TrueView service.

339 SE 28th Ave. Portland, OR

$425,000 Pending in 2 Days

View more photos and video: 339 SE 28th Property Website

792 SW Dillan Dr. Beaverton, OR

$189,927 Pending in 5 Days

View more photos and video: 792 SW Dillan Dr Property Website

3116 SE 77th Ave. Portland, OR

$229,000 Pending in 2 Days Multiple Offers

View more photos and video: 3116 SE 77th Ave Property Website

3951 SW Canby St. Portland, OR

$339,000 Pending in 5 Days Multiple Offers

View more photos and video: 3951 SW Canby St Property Website

Success Story - 17670 NE Chehalem Dr.

This beautiful Northwest craftsman home sat on the market with another realty company for three years with no success. Frustrated, the sellers contacted an M Realty agent through a friend because they had seen how we market high-end homes. Our marketing team was amazed with the combination of spaces and the quality of details; an artist's studio, expansive shop garage, breathtaking valley views, and great entertaining areas. Our immediate impression was, "If the world knew how great this property is, it would be sold."

The home was re-listed with M Realty. We build a beautiful website filled with pictures, galleries and multiple video's that truly capture the experience and dramatic details  We pushed the marketing out into the world. Soon we had calls from around the country and the house sold. The out of state buyers had been looking for two years but had not really seen what the property has to offer until we presented through our M marketing program. By marketing the overall scope and details it had to offer, prospective buyers were able to experience the beauty and story of this Newberg estate. At M we believe beautiful marketing matters.

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Success Story - 2335 SE 26th Ave.

When this revitalized home came on the market in the fall, its craftsmanship and attention to detail made a testament to Queen Anne Victorian homes throughout Portland. The developer, Treece & Lambert, took this 1894 victorian and added modern amenities while staying true to the home's history. Pushing the price per square foot for Abernethy, the developers opened up the existing attic to take advantage of an extraordinary view of downtown—an uncommon feature for Southeast homes.

The main challenge with this home was preserving the architectural integrity while creating a 21st century floor plan. They incorporated the beautifully restored cedar staircase, original floors, and stained class windows for vintage touches in the midst of modern amenities. With a light-filled solarium on the second floor, the floor plan kept a Victorian feel to the layout while adding square footage for modern livability.

Our media team captured the story behind this one-of-a-kind property from construction to finish. When the vintage and modern amenities of this home combined with our marketing, buyers and all their friends couldn't stay away from the website and open house. In the end, more than 80 groups came through the open houses, the video tours had 1,011 views, and the home received an offer only 7 days after being finished.

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Success Stories - 7527 SE Harrison Street

We made it. Phew. Like many of us, the owners of this awesome 1901 Mt. Tabor farmhouse were not able to sell their home for the price that worked for them in 2008-2009. After 263 days on the market, they chose to rent rather than sell.

After the tenants vacated the property, the owners contacted us. They wanted fresh eyes and input on their situation. We met with the owners and decided the time was right for their needs to re-list the farmhouse, even though it was just before Christmas. We staged the home beautifully, produced captivating print materials and website, and pushed it out into the world. We put the farmhouse on the market knowing that there may be fewer buyers, but anybody looking days before Christmas would be serious. Within 3 days of listing the home we had a solid offer, and closed January 18.

The real estate market is back with pizazz, especially in the inner Portland neighborhoods like Mt. Tabor. Good homes staged to enhance their best features and spaces, presented with beauty, and priced wisely sell. There are ample buyers ready to take advantage of the low interest rates, but struggling to find their next home because of the inventory shortage.

If you are wondering if the timing is right for you to sell your home, give me a call today.

Beran Vineyard and Winery

The Selliken Group, which I am a member of,  is excited to present the first listing in a joint effort to co-list and market winery and vineyard properties with Peter Bouman. The property is the Beran Vineyard and Winery: Located 40 minutes from downtown, this turn key property is ready for a wine crusher to make their own. The Beran Winery property is well located for connecting directly with Portland area wine consumers. The winery has historically sold a high percentage of its wines directly at winery events or to wine club members. Proximity to Portland, Hillsboro, and Beaverton make this a great location for a business plan that is designed to target as much direct-to-consumer sales as possible. The gazebo and lawns surrounding the winery are beautifully designed for hosting wine sales events. The winery is close to several small wineries and vineyards, and on the threshold to Oregon Wine Country.

Check out the walk through tour of the winery, which is a converted dairy barn.

Featured Listing 3905 NE Grand Ave ML# 12337824

My new listing in the Sabin Neighborhood went through the full M Marketing Campaign, starting with professional staging and consultation. My favorite staging company Spade and Archer came through the home and recommended colors, new flooring, lighting, and a kitchen rehab. The seller followed their advice, and the professional photos and video were done within the last few days. Take a look at all the photos, the story of the house, and community information at the website: 3905 NE Grand Ave.

The home is listed for $290,000, it has 4 bedrooms, 2.1 baths, including a master suite on the main floor. Total square footage is 1770. The schools are Sabin and Grant. The home is on the corner of NE Grand and NE Failing, just 2 blocks north of Fremont Ave. Call me today for a showing!