Buying or selling a home is often one of the biggest (and most stressful) decisions you’ll ever make. I’m here to make your experience as seamless (and fun) as possible.

Looking to buy? Whether you’re a design-minded dreamer looking for that mid-century unicorn, an investor on the hunt for a fixer (or a 5-plex) to tear into, or a first-time buyer in need of a gentle guide – I’m a skilled negotiator with an eye for design and a knack for finding homes with “good bones.” I’m on a mission to ensure you feel empowered and cared for throughout the home-buying process.

Ready to sell? If you want to maximize your sales price, you’ve come to the right place! With a background in landscape/interior design and construction/project management, I’ve got the tools it takes to make your house shine. When it comes to catching buyer attention, I go beyond the traditional (ex. open houses, RMLS, etc.)- incorporating cutting-edge tools and outside-the-box strategy to build the hype. When it’s time to negotiate, my years of experience bargaining contracts mean I’m calm under pressure and know what it takes to get to YES.

I’m a people person, music nerd, avid gardener, and seed-sower/organizer. I’ll hustle hard on your behalf with patience, a good listening ear, and a goofy sense of humor.

Since coming to Portland in 2005, I’ve witnessed many iterations of the city. I’m bullish on the future here- and excited about all our region has to offer. Good food, proximity to nature, an incredible local music scene, and an inclusive community are just a handful of the reasons I love this area.

Ready to make magic happen? Feel free to shoot me a text/email, or give me an old fashioned ring. I’m excited to meet you!


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