From Open House to Ownership

I was holding open a townhouse at Orenco Station, located in Hillsboro OR, when an awesome gentleman walked-in and fell in love with the house. He happened to be riding his bike around the neighborhood at the time and had not put any thought into purchasing a home. Because he was a first-time homebuyer, I took the time to explain all the steps in the purchase process.

He walked away not knowing for sure if he was serious about buying or not. After thinking about it over the weekend, he called me on Monday and said that he was ready to make an offer! He had not been pre-approved yet so I referred him to my preferred lender, Carol Flanagan. She was able to send him a pre-approval letter in less than 2 hours.

When we originally submitted an offer there was a stronger one already on the table. After talking back and forth with Brian we were able to adjust the offer and resubmit which resulted in an acceptance. We then went through the normal steps of the home buying process. For instance, some repairs were needed, but for the most part everyone helped to make it a smooth transaction.

I'm so happy that I got to meet Brian’s super cute cat Sophie! She loves playing with receipts; he warned me before I walked inside his house about having receipts all over the floor. 

Congratulation to my new friend Brian on this big, successful purchase!

- Mattin Noblia