Blog posts about Buyers Agent

New Adventure in the City 


After 6 years on their secluded acreage property, located about an hour’s drive from Portland,  Annie decided it was time to shorten her commute to work and move her family into the city.  This past summer they made the leap and purchased a cozy brownstone in Portland.  Annie, Nadine, Lilly, Oscar and their Golden Retriever,  Rosebud Rainbow Princess (too busy checking out new scents to stop for a photo) are enjoying this new adventure.  Annie is loving her ten minute drive to work and the kids are making lots of new friends at school and in the neighborhood. “It’s crazy to say but this neighborhood has so much more of a community feel than our former small town did. Which has been a delightful surprise. It’s a great fit for us. I’m very happy with where we landed.” And we’re so glad you took the leap! If you are ready for a new adventure or just a move around the corner . . . give... More

One in a Belmont 


Ok, maybe the odds of finding this sweet home were more than one in a billion. When first time home buyers Katie and Justin saw this great home in Belmont’s Sunnyside Environmental School District, they knew it was for them. This 1950′s cape cod was their ticket to staying in the neighborhood they love so much. With a huge back yard to boot, it is the perfect combination of functionality and simplicity. We moved swiftly with an offer, negotiated smartly for key repairs, and worked closely with all parties for a quick close. I’m so happy for you both! It is a great starter home, and a wonderful investment for the future as life continues to unfold. All it needs now is a fence so their sweet dog Kona can graze in the pastures. More


The neighbors tree came down the other day, clobbering my backyard (pictured),  and  took out the neighbor’s yard just South of me as well.  I was home typing when it happened.  The tree was dearly loved by my children and I and will be sorrowfully missed.  We see it as a tragedy. What I did not know –Whatever falls into your backyard is YOUR own responsibility.   Most insurance companies will pay $500 to have the tree removed but personal property is covered entirely (I’m getting a new hammock out of the deal).  The older couple to the South of me, Kay and Mike, called the  first arborist given to them.  They paid $3200 to have their backyard cleared in one day but only $500 of it was covered. Because I had WAY more wood then my neighbors had on their property, I took a day to call around and get bids for my own removal.  The next day six gentlemen arrived with chain saws and... More

We Got Lucky 

We Got Lucky

Tami and Shannon had been house hunting with no luck for a while.  They contacted me after feeling burnt out in the feeding frenzy of the market.  The other challenge is that they were on a tight budget and so many places were just dumps.  Then we spotted this little gem.  It has been well cared for, tons of gorgeous plants, and so much potential.  We had another multiple offer situation but this time, we got lucky.  The seller and her agent were a pleasure to work with and everyone worked together to get it closed even when we ran into a few roadblocks.  I am happy to say that they are moved in and excited to call it home. Laurie Gilmer, Principal Broker 503-347-3565 More

Howdy Neighbors 

Easy Livin'

I love where I live.  We can jump on the Streetcar, walk to the farmers market, stumble home from a Friday Happy Hour.  When I am not working, I park my car, and everything is at my fingertips.  Living in a loft in the Pearl is like living in a hotel with all my belongings.  Makes it easy to shut the door and travel. George and Nan are at that point in their lives…yard work is not as enjoyable as it use to be and maintaining a house is a bit of a burden.  We had been looking at condos in the Pearl on and off for awhile but with their busy lives, the search was sporadic.  Finally one came on the market in my building and after a number of visits to balance the space with some freeway noise, they decided to put in an offer.  The seller accepted.  So long story short, as a member of the MWL welcoming committee, I am excited... More


I love helping first time homebuyer…well I love helping any buyer, but I love first time home buyers because they are usually so excited about their house!  Austin was no exception.  He was really involved in the process, ready to learn and ready to become a home owner.  He and his lovely girlfriend Ann found such a beautiful gem of a house in Woodstock, close to stuff but far enough removed that it is quiet and lovely.  Huge yard.  Great light.  Just a prefect house for them. The other reason I love first time home buyers is that I know my intentions are to find them a really great house, in their budget, and never upsell them or ignore their needs.  I can only speak for myself, (well and maybe my lovely associate Laura Maguire), when I say we want you to walk away KNOWING we are on your side.  I hope that Austin and Anne and their cute fur baby Ace are happy forever... More

front of n willis

I am so lucky.  My clients are always the most awesome.  I just adore them all.  And of course Chris, who was a referral from two of my beloved client couples (THANKS ANA/COURTNEY & TRAVIS/HEATHER) was no exception! Chris is a pretty outdoorsy guy and needed something low maintenance, functional, but cute and clean.  Well we found it in Kenton.  A quick walk to the park and downtown Kenton will yield some fun.  And the house, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath, HOT TUB, and super stylish and functional. I love Chris’s sense of humor and wish that the search hadn’t been so quick and easy – don’t forget about me! Here is the details; 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bath, 1402 sq ft., built in 2003 and here are some photos; If you are looking for something in Kenton, call me, that is one of my favorite neighborhoods!  Also if you have a great sense of humor – call me, it’s a criteria for spending hours in the car together! ... More

NE 65th exterior

You guys…Kate Bingaman-Burt and Clifton Burt are RAD.  Like seriously, I love them.  SO much fun to spend time with – creative, funny, smart, kind, cool and let’s face it they have great taste in realtors   Everyone in this town seems to know them, and so I have dubbed them my Portland celebrity clients.  But on top of that they are real celebrities because Kate’ s art is everywhere.  And her ted talk is so inspiring! It is a unique town we live in that educators and artists are so revered, and it is very deserved in the case of this awesome couple. Kate, Clifton and myself looked at quite a few properties, some were AWFUL and others were ADORABLE but none seemed like “the one” until they walked into their quintessential Portland Roseway bungalow.  It had all the criteria we had discussed, and a few more, plus it just felt homey. Here is the deets; 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, .11 acres, 1728 sq ft, big porch,... More

Cannon Beach Real Estate

The search is finally over for Pete & Candess! They first approached me with wanting to find the perfect vacant lot in Manzanita to build. After a rejected offer and many trips to the coast they found themselves in love with Cannon Beach. Candess loves to shop the Cannon Beach downtown boutiques. After a couple of shopping trips and a few viewings of homes – Pete and Candess fell in love with this home. The home is located in a great location, just on the outskirts of the hustle and bustle of downtown but a only a quick trip or walk to the nearest shops, cafes and restaurants.  Across the street is the infamous Haystack Rock.  The views from the living room and deck are incredible! Welcome to the Wonderful Oregon Coast! Tosha Reinmiller | | 541.231.5829 More

SE 30th-2

Where exactly is the “Kerns” neighborhood you say?  The Kerns neighborhood is located in Central/Southeast Portland, just on the East side of the Willamette River, North of Burnside Street. It is bordered by the Buckman, Lloyd, Sullivan’s Gulch, Laurelhurst and Sunnyside neighborhoods.  This pocket is known for its food scene, close proximity to Laurelhurst Park, and quick commute to downtown Portland. Only blocks away from this beautiful 1892 farm house sits popular 28th Ave, with its bustling cafes and coffee shops.  Tabla, Pambiche and Navarre, Ken’s Artisan Pizza, are just four of the notable restaurants on this street with a smattering of gift shops and cocktail joints to boot! Details of 145 SE 30th Ave —–   $549,000 Four bedrooms with one on the main floor and three upstairs Two full baths Open kitchen with access to the backyard, side mud room, and driveway. High ceilings, fir floors, incredible natural light, spacious bedrooms. Clean basement with painted walls and painted concrete floor. Newer electrical panel, roof,... More