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Investigate West wrote an article entitled, “How Cash Sent the Portland Home Market Spinning.” Our very own Teri Toombs and Alyssa Isenstein Krueger share their findings in this cash heavy market. “An in-house poll led by Toombs’ colleague Alyssa Isenstein Krueger, Living Room found more than a few first-time buyers with cash to throw around. The Living Room agents that responded said that of 148 first-time buyers served in 2014, 42 percent came to the table with funds from friends and relatives to help grab whatever edge they could leverage. The sums ranged from up to $470,000. It’s not scientific, but it suggests a hard new reality in the market.” Click here to read more about how cash has effected the Portland Home Market. Also featured in: Portland Tribune More

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About Face, Portland’s Interview Magazine, highlights the LRR App!  It’s no secret that the real estate market is tough out there, especially for buyers. Inventory is low so competition is high. At Living Room Realty we value being relevant, providing excellent service, and creating meaningful connections. Developing this app is another way for us to uphold these values. Technology helps give you the edge in this market. The app will help you stay up to date on active listings in real time and you can schedule viewings. To find out more about the Living Room Realty App, Click here. Jenelle Isaacson, owner of Living Room Realty said it best, “In a competitive market, active house hunters use all the tools they can to gain an advantage. Offering an app is just one more way we can help home shoppers in their search process and help them find a place they can call home.” Read more about the Living Room App in About Face! More

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Trulia, an online residential real estate site for home buyers, sellers, renters, and real estate professionals in the United States, presents some valuable advice in one of their articles. They offer insight into how to tell if you will love a neighborhood. This is one of the most crucial questions to ask yourself as a home buyer. Real Estate is often about location, location, location but how can you tell if you’ll actually like living in a certain locale? Trulia interviews some of Portland’s Real Estate leaders, including our very own Jenelle Isaacson, about making this major decision! Check out what they all had to say! If you are planning a move, Trulia recommends that you ask yourself 5 simple questions: 1. What do you need to have nearby? 2. Is walking important to you? 3. Are you going for a quiet or lively environment? 4. Do you want to have friends nearby? 5. After you’ve done your research, does it seem like a place you... More


Living Room Realty hosted a rockin’ Halloween costume party back in October 2014 and celebrated the arrival of their new neighbor Cupcake Jones. PDX Tonight even came out to interview Peter and Lisa and celebrate their second store opening on Alberta Street. When asked about why they were so happy to be on the Eastside they explained how they’ve lived in the Alberta Arts neighborhood for 14 years and love all of the small businesses in their ‘hood. We love you too, Cupcake Jones! Welcome to Alberta Street!   For more coverage click here:PDX EaterPDX Food PressAlberta Main St. More

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Portland Business Journal named Living Room Realty #14  in a list of most active real estate brands in PDX!  Here is the short story.  Congratulations Living Room All Stars! Nice work.     More

Go Local PDX Talks Tech 

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GO LOCAL recently published an article about our new home search app! Visit golocalpdx. At Living Room Realty we are always looking for new and innovative ways to provide excellent service to our clients. We couldn’t be more excited to provide this exciting and FREE way to search for your new home. Living Room Realty, a real estate company specializing in Portland’s urban neighborhoods, released a new app that will assist home buyers in their search for a new home. This free app allows users to search for properties by MLS number, city, or zip code. There is also a feature called Circle Draw, which allows users to see which properties within a one-mile radius are for sale. Users are also able to set filters by price range, property type, status and more. “In a competitive market, active house hunters use all the tools they can to gain an advantage,” said Jenelle Isaacson, owner of Living Room Realty. “Offering an app is just one... More

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We want to thank you — our clients, family, friends, agents, and vendors — for making 6 wonderful years possible in the Portland real estate market. In 2014, we expanded to bring you commercial leasing and sales in addition to our residential real estate, property management, and tenant placement services. We opened a coast office in Manzanita, and our new managing principal broker, Drew Burchette, joined the LRR family. 2015 is off to a fantastic start with the launch of our home search app that connects you directly with our agents to schedule showings and request more information. We’ll never sell your information and you’ll never see any ads. Click here to download the app on your mobile device. Join us for our 6th anniversary from 5pm-8pm at 1401 NE Alberta Street for food, music, and fun! Everyone is welcome. Check out this write up about Living Room in the Portland Business Journal. Watch the video below to learn why our agents choose to work... More


This week Eliot Njus of The Oregonian reported that a Multifamily Northwest survey found that 3.66 percent of apartments were empty during the fall survey period, up from 3.45 percent in April. This slight increase was a result of the 9,300 apartments built since 2013. Living Room Realty is one of the few companies in Portland to offer tenant placement services. Tenant placement is not uncommon in larger cities like New York City and is increasingly more in demand in Portland’s difficult rental market. “You have to be the first one call a landlord, first one to get your application in,” said Jenelle Isaacson, the owner of Living Room Realty. “And how many people with demanding jobs and children can just get up and drive to Eastmoreland and fill out an application — just to hope they get it?” Read the full story here. More

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Congratulations to Living Room Realty owner, Jenelle Isaacson, who has been named as a 2014 Knowledge Universe Rising Star. This fall, Portland Monthly and Knowledge Universe honor the second annual class of Knowledge Universe Rising Stars: emerging business, political, or arts professionals who leverage their time and skill in creative ways to build community. After a public call for nominations, we vetted, deliberated, and narrowed down more than 300 names to come up with 21 honorees. About the Light a Fire Awards Now in its 10th year, the Portland Monthly Light a Fire Awards celebrate local philanthropic organizations and leaders both in the pages of the magazine and at the Light a Fire Awards dinner on October 21. Driven by a public call for nominations, the awards consist of 12 categories, including Most with the Least, honoring an organization doing big things with minimal resources and fewer than five paid staff members, and Lifetime Achievement, for an individual who has shown a tireless commitment to the nonprofit community over a... More


This is the third profile in a new Intel Small Business Series focusing on Small Business owners and how they are reacting to the demands and opportunities presented by emergent technology. This article was posted by Vishal Sanghvi for Intel Small Business. To read the full article, go here. Jenelle Isaacson is founder and owner of Living Room Realty, a forward-thinking real estate agency founded in 2008 that specializes in the urban neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon. In 2013, Living Room Realty became the first real estate company on the west coast to meet rigorous B Corp standards. These requirements take into consideration a company’s commitment to its workers, the community, and the environment. Prioritizing Paperless One of the things that helped Living Room become a Certified B Corporation was their decision to go completely paperless. The decision to ditch paper can be a tricky one, but it has benefits beyond saving trees. Rather than carrying around bulky binders full of listings, the company has started using tablets to showcase their... More