My #1 priority is to make sure that when you buy or sell a home with me that you have a Five-Star experience – period. I’ve been successful in that endeavor by receiving the Five Star Professional Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) by Portland Monthly Magazine for providing my clients “outstanding service and customer satisfaction” as a result of research conducted by contacting consumers directly. I attribute this award to my philosophy that guides my business: “Make people happy.” How? Follow up. Do what you say you are going to do. Keep in contact with clients throughout the process. Whatever the situation, be honest with folks about the potential benefits and pitfalls associated with any decision they may make during a sale or a purchase. If I continue to do these things I know my clients will be happy, and it’s worked so far.

My roots run deep in the Portland area. My great grandfather emigrated from Finland and landed in the Sullivan’s Gulch neighborhood in about 1899. I was born and raised in the Portland, Oregon area, having lived both in the city and the ‘burbs, east side and west side. I’ve been a full-time Realtor since 1990, all with RE/MAX Preferred, Inc., REALTORS, and am a member of the RE/MAX Hall of Fame. In a world where it common for brokers to change companies every couple of years, I believe my stability and loyalty to one company is an example of the steadiness you can expect from me when I handle your real estate transaction.

If you are planning on buying a home and have been frustrated by losing out to competing offers, please contact me to find out my specific strategies for making an offer stand out in the crowd. (Hint: Yes, a hand-written letter to the Seller is certainly helpful, but I have other useful strategies as well)

I have implemented the newest technologies that allow me to conduct my business in a nearly completely paperless manner. I don’t know any other brokers who have eliminated as much paper from the process of listing and selling real estate as I have. My clients LOVE it because it it incredibly convenient, saving both time and money.