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Tracey Henkels

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

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T 503-715-6140

When you meet Tracey Henkels, one of the first things you notice is her positive energy and zest for life. She is committed to making a difference, serving others and being involved in her community. One of her favorite things about being a broker is helping people make powerful transitions in life. Another aspect she loves is staging homes for clients before they are placed on the market for sale. Making spaces look sharp, crisp and inviting on a smart budget is a talent she loves to offer to her clients.  Tracey’s natural patience, professionalism and a win-win attitude makes her a skilled broker who can reliably deliver excellent customer service.

Her first love and career was Architecture. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy while completing Architecture school at Iowa State University. After receiving her degree, she worked at 2 design firms for over 6 years until she decided to jump into the profession of Real Estate in 2004. She has also worked as an apprentice to a professional woodworker for 3 years making fine furniture.   With 11 years of experience as a Realtor in Portland, Tracey offers a unique and well-rounded approach to serving both her buyers and sellers.

Here are a few fun and interesting things about Tracey. She grew up on an apple orchard in Iowa.  You can definitely depend on her to work hard and live up to the Midwestern work ethic.  Tracey loves to grow her own food and flowers, travel, cook and share home-cooked meals with family and friends. She has traveled extensively around the globe and loves to plan new and exciting adventures with her wife Bernadette.

Contact Tracey at or 503-715-6140


“I highly recommend Tracey as a realtor! My husband Jay and I have had the pleasure of working with Tracey a number of times over the past few years.  With Tracey’s help, our current house is pending sale (in one week) and we are searching with her for our new home .  We also bought a rental house a couple years back with Tracey as our realtor. Tracey’s an expert at what she does.  I’m a bit of a control freak and when I say she’s one of the few people in my experience whom I trust to handle things, that’s saying something.  She’s trustworthy, and eminently knowledgeable in her field. Besides her professionalism, she has a deeper knowledge of houses than most because of her background as an architect.  Her eye is impeccable.  She was invaluable in the staging of our house for sale, going above and beyond in helping to bring out the best in our home. Tracey’s always easy to reach, quick to respond to messages and set up showings (and get you to them), and good company in general.  When it comes to the business side of things, you’re in expert hands and feel secure that she’s got an eagle eye on the details and negotiations.  She’s a true advocate for her clients and an honest, candid person; a good person. I’m not the easiest person in the world and it’s a testimony to Tracey’s character that she remains ever cheerful, helpful and professional, despite the vicissitudes of the real estate business and the many moods of me.  Jay and I can’t recommend her highly enough.” – Rachel B.
“Tracey is a passionate, committed and extremely knowledgeable realtor.  My husband and I had a blast working with her to find our perfect home.  We were greatly impressed by her extensive knowledge of green building materials and sustainable practices which enabled her to deeply analyze each home we looked at.  We felt confident throughout the process that she was always considering our needs and desires and guiding us toward a purchase that made sense: environmentally, financially and practically.  Tracey could always be reached promptly for any kind of question and continued to support us long after the date of sale.  She continued to be involved with our process of setting up our new home in all kinds of ways from giving us locally made, environmentally friendly detergents and tips on making the house more energy efficient, to helping us to find and get in touch with the best contractors and repair people in town to continue to improve our home.  We could not recommend Tracey more highly as a realtor who works from a place of deep integrity and commitment to her clients and community.” – Rebecca M.

Tracey's Blog Posts


Adorable Reed Cottage 5023 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd Portland, OR 97202 OPEN HOUSE: Saturday 1/6/18 & Sunday 1/7/18 from 12–2pm This adorable Reed cottage is packed with curb appeal! Updated systems include newer windows, sewer line, water line, electrical service and panel, siding, and plumbing. Inside, period-perfect detail has been meticulously maintained. Newly refinished... More

tracey client party

My incredible clients are what make my work a dream and so much fun!! They’re compassionate, creative, and pretty good dancers – exactly the kind of people you hope will show up to your party. Last month, I threw my annual Client Gratitude Party with one slight adjustment –  this year, it would be a... More

Pumpkin Patch

The pumpkin patches have opened their doors and are inviting you in to find your perfect pumpkin. Some love the round story-book pumpkins like Cinderella’s fairy godmother used to make her carriage, others prefer the tall skinny pumpkins, perfect for transforming into Frankenstein pumpkins. Still others are just looking for the odd one—the one that... More

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