Karl and Megan

Karl and Megan

Welcome to Karl and Megan’s Close-up Client Close-up! We’re so excited to share a bit about them, their experience with LANE Realty Works, and their love of Portland.

Q: What do you love about your new neighborhood?

A: It’s so quiet! There are trees everywhere. It’s great in the summer. We can walk to downtown St. John’s – it’s blowing up. – Karl

And there’s a dog park super close by. - Megan

Q: How was your experience working with Lori?

A: If it was bad the first time, we wouldn’t have called you back. Lori and Kevin hold your hand and walk you through the whole process. - Karl

Q: What surprised you the most about the home buying process?

A: The competition is shocking in Portland right now. – Megan

Some houses we put in offers on – there was already 20 other offers before we got there. It’s surprising how much over the asking price you have to offer right now. - Karl

Q: What was your experience like selling your home?

A: Easy! Lori came over and did everything. It sold in a weekend. – Megan

We got so many offers. - Karl

Q: What (if anything) have you changed about your home since moving in?

A: We completely renovated the bathroom, re-plumbed the entire house, took out the carpet – it was terrible. – Megan

We pulled out a tree and knocked down the shed, put in new windows, painted and added a gas line for the stove. We did everything ourselves except for the windows and bathroom. - Karl

It was a simple house with no personality, so we’re trying to jazz it up. -Megan

Q: What is your favorite thing about Portland?

A: The food! And I’ve lived here 10 years and haven’t been hit by a car on my bicycle yet. – Karl

I love the local businesses, walkability, bikability, and closeness to the beach and mountains. - Megan