Friday, September 19, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Growing up in Troutdale, Darcy Soto never imagined one day living in Mexico or teaching students the Spanish language. Today Darcy is finding herself in a position she "never wants to leave" as Corbett's newest high school Spanish teacher. After graduating from Reynolds High in 1998, Darcy attended Marylhurst College on a Phil Knight Foundation (Nike) academic scholarship. For her junior year, she transferred to Portland State, declaring math as her major. A fender bender car accident provided funds to visit Mexico before her senior year of college. Darcy chose to visit Guanajuato in Central Mexico for two months. Meeting her future husband, Luis while in Mexico, Darcy returned for her senior year of college with a different mindset. Darcy switched majors to Spanish, and moved back to Mexico after graduating from Portland State in 2002. Married to Luis in 2006 after living in Mexico for several years, Darcy had to return to the U.S. when diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. Receiving chemotherapy, Darcy also received a stem cell transplant in June 2008. Today, free from cancer and living in Gresham with Luis and their two daughters, Darcy is grateful. Her two daughters are "miracles of modern science" due to having been through chemotherapy, she is happily married and now has a career that she is passionate about. It is quickly obvious why her students appreciate having Mrs. Soto as a teacher- Darcy is open, honest and cares deeply for those she "gets" the opportunity to teach!
Monday, March 31, 2014
Well, it is here once again....Spring has officially SPRUNG! That is why I am once again putting up my pen to focus on real estate. With the market having changed from a buyer's market to a SELLER's market, you cannot believe how many people now want me to list their home! When summer comes to a close, I will once again have time to pick up my pen to write about the many, many wonderful people who live, sleep and breathe in Corbett. I just recently finished reading Helen Wand's book, "Where Eagles Nest." It can be found and purchased at the Corbett Market. It is an AMAZING read on some of the very strong (mentally and physically) pioneer families of Corbett that have roads now named after their families. I am so overwhelmed that I get to actually meet and know clients from these homesteading families. I also count it an absolute privilege and JOY to help new families move into our community. Recently I did some work with a local title company to create a report on the accurate history of housing in Corbett as well as the recent demographics of just WHO does live here in our community. I must say, it is quite fascinating. Please feel free to contact me at MCSmith@equitygroup.com and I will email you the report at no cost! :) I want to close by saying THANK YOU to ALL of you who continue to refer me to others, as this is how I am able to grow my business. I love and appreciate the kindness of all of you.