Kari McGee & Erika George: HouseLovePDXPrincipal Broker & Broker
Connect with Kari McGee & Erika GeorgeT 503-349-5449
HouseLovePDX is the combined efforts of cousin agents Erika George and Kari McGee who joined forces to form an energetic and highly skilled real estate team. Erika’s almost 20 year legal background combined with Kari’s 11 years in real estate allows HouseLovePDX to provide clients with an exceptionally high level of service and expertise (and maybe a few colorful stories about growing up together in the Pacific NW).
For our sellers we have a detailed and effective marketing plan to sell your home which includes professional staging, professional listing photographs, and a home warranty plan which covers your property not only throughout the escrow period but long after closing when it is transferred to the buyers. Our buyers can count on us for intimate Portland neighborhood and market knowledge, and our finely tuned support team of lenders, inspectors and contractors will help ensure your successful closing.
We adore seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and giddy with excitement. We understand the privilege it is to help sellers sort through a house full of experiences in order to begin the process of letting go and preparing a property for its next owners. And we love the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLovePDX! We would be honored to help guide you through changing real estate needs in Portland.
While I spent most of my youth in near by Salem, OR, I have relocated numerous times (Denver, Guam, Denver again, Salem, Oberlin, London, Tucson, San Diego, New York, Seattle, Boston, Los Angeles & finally back to Portland in 2004!). I know first hand how hard it can be to find, move and get settled in a new home. I learned at an early age not only the importance of connecting in meaningful ways to my new home and my new community, but also I discovered the joy of helping others do the same. By the fourth grade I was welcoming the new kids to school and showing them around the building. It felt amazing to help people transition successfully to a new neighborhood, and to help them start their next chapter on solid ground. So years later, in 2005, I started a real estate business so I could do what comes naturally to me. I help people transition successfully and gracefully through changing needs in real estate and in life.
In 2013, I became Licensed Real Estate Broker and left a successful legal practice to follow my dream of a fulfilling career in real estate. After 15 years as a lawyer specializing in contracts, construction, mediation, and negotiation, I could no longer deny the fact that my heart beats faster every time I have the chance to educate friends and acquaintances (and random people in coffee shops and wine bars!) about all Portland has to offer when it comes to real estate and life. I believe that a home is more than the four walls you live in and I love the process of turning a house into a home. My legal skills are invaluable to my real estate clients as I continue to use them on a daily basis: client advocacy, problem solving, contract analysis and negotiation, and excellent client service. Only now, I get to combine these skills with my passion for homes and this beautiful, one of a kind city.
And now for the horn tooting:
“Erika and Kari were lifesavers for us when we bought our house in Portland. We were moving from out-of-state which made everything more complicated, but they didn’t miss a beat in finding us our dream house. They showed us 40 houses in 4 days, which seems overwhelming, but they listened to exactly what we wanted and organized everything so perfectly that it was a fun, not stressful process. Then they helped us make the winning offer in a multi-offer situation, and within a week we were headed back with our Portland housing all situated. Their balance of skills and experience and lovely, friendly personalities made the whole experience a success. Whether moving from across town or across the country, I would highly recommend Erika and Kari as your real estate team.” –Leslie
” In all of our years of buying and selling family homes, (one dozen in fact) we have yet to meet persons of Erika & Kari’s caliber. We found them to be intelligent, impeccably mannered, quietly efficient, hardworking and strong in their straightforward approach to our house sale. Erika & Kari resolved tenant/Property Management issues, arranged preparatory home inspections and ‘walk throughs’, coordinated minor condo repairs and in the midst of all this found a Buyer for this property in a matter of weeks. We remain grateful to HouseLovePDX for their diligence and hard work throughout a stressful time for us, for their consistent professional manner and for their great real estate knowledge.” –Valerie and Charles