Helping you find a piece of the Pacific Wonderland!
I love my job. I wake up every morning excited to get to work (yes, even on a Monday in February with a 100% chance of rain!). I know buying or selling in this hot Portland market can feel overwhelming, but working as a team we can make it fun and rewarding.
I truly believe in home-ownership. It’s an extension of yourself and how you love to spend your time; whether you’re building a family nest, dipping a toe into the waters of investment, or finally admitting you need more space. My business model is simple; I prioritize communication and offer complete wrap-around customer service throughout the real estate process. I’m here to help you ﬁnd the neighborhood and home that ﬁts your lifestyle and budget. I know schools (public and private), parks (off-leash and on), and perks (restaurants and bars as well as peace and quiet) in every neighborhood in the metro area.
If you are selling a home, I will help you get organized and maximize your home's potential to reach your financial goal. I will create a strong marketing plan that will express the unique features of your property and get your home maximum exposure. If you are ready to buy, I will listen and learn what your specific needs are. We will determine what the best neighborhoods are for your lifestyle and budget. I will help you navigate the steps to be ready when the right house comes along. As a creative negotiator I will ensure you get the most out your home inspection and repair requests. I will inform and help every step of the way to have the process go as smooth as possible.
In my 20 years in Portland I have purchased two homes, and been a landlady for over 12 years. I experienced first hand the financial stability and security it has brought to my life. My first house was purchased in 2004 when the market was red hot so I know how essential it is to have an involved and assertive agent working hard for you. I bought my second home in 2013 when the market was slower but my needs were more specific, which gave me first hand knowledge of the need for time and patience in this process.
SeveraI years ago, I carefully restored and remodeled a 1907 Craftsman, and right now I’m in love with my 1943 Tudor Cottage with cove ceilings and a master suite with knotty pine built-ins. Being a mama and dog owner there’s never a day I’m not out strolling the streets getting to know my community. I am a lover of rain, coffee, city walks, and all things handmade. I lived for a while in Manzanita and have extensive knowledge of real estate on the Oregon coast. I am a bit of an insomniac and I love working in the garden and heading to the coast any chance I get.
Born in the land of BBQ and Janis Joplin I fled to Portland in 1996 and never looked back; it was the first time I felt at home in a city. I have lived all over Portland’s east side and know the neighborhoods well. I graduated in 2002 from PNCA in the Pearl District and have been an avid cyclist for 20 years. With an art and design background I thoroughly appreciate the old architecture of so many Portland homes. I’ll never forget my first few days in Portland, walking around neighborhoods looking at every house and visualizing how it could be someone’s dream home. Twenty years later I still do that almost every day!