Aaron Hartman is a long-time Portlander with a deep understanding of the neighborhoods and architecture that make this town such a special place to live.

Whether he’s helping you locate your dream house or helping you sell the one you already own, Aaron’s knowledge, energy and laser-like attention to detail will make your real estate process make sense.

Aaron has been involved in the Northwest independent music community for nearly two decades. He has traveled all over the place and always looks forward to coming home to the best city to live in Portland, Oregon.

Aaron's Testimonials

Aaron was incredibly diligent, patient and generous throughout our whole search. We sincerely enjoyed working with him. His assistance turned a stressful process into an exciting one. Thank you so much Aaron, for helping us find such a wonderful home!

Audrey, Katie and Kaylee

My boyfriend and I had an excellent experience with Aaron at Living Room Realty. . We were originally trying to find a rental property online, on our own, but were having an extremely difficult time finding a place that met all our qualifications.  And we were running out of time, with only a couple days before our scheduled flight out to Portland.  We called Aaron and he was able to find us a beautiful, dog friendly house with a yard, in a lovely neighborhood close to everything we wanted, for a better price than we could have imagined!  He was very professional, listened to our needs, and worked quickly with the limited time we gave him.  Since Aaron knew we were new to town, he also showed us properties in multiple areas of town, so we could get a feel for the different neighborhoods.  He even recommended a couple great restaurants to try while we were there!  Prior to this experience, I never thought it was worth it to go through a REALTOR® to find a rental property, but now I highly recommend it.  Aaron took the stress out of our situation and made our first experience in Portland a great one!  We definitely plan on working with him again in the future, for all our renting/buying/selling needs.


My spouse and I would not have our current apartment in Portland, Oregon if it wasn’t for Aaron at Living Room Realty. Aaron managed to give us an honest appraisal of the apartment and the type of people hired as property managers, along with sending us some photos and detailed descriptions of the building and the quality of care taken to upkeep the property as well as the unit that interested us.  Since the apartment was only available for walk-in/by-appointment renters in Portland, it was VITAL to have Aaron on the ground and in person to build a relationship with our prospective landlords and secure us the unit by being the 1st-in-line to view the listing prior to the Open House renters seeing the apartment. I highly recommend using a relocation specialist when moving to Portland, Oregon and would certainly recommend Aaron Hartman at Living Room Realty to anyone I know moving to the city sight-unseen.

Adam H.

Aaron's Articles

Play, entertain, live well in West Linn

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Connected and disconnected

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My great great Aunt Pearl wrote my father a letter in 1981, explaining how she and...

Opinion! Not tiny but small

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 I love a house that lives like a condo.  Like a little house that has everything...

Too close for comfort

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We looked at one house that had a perfect view of the high school’s main entrance...

from basement shows to showing basements

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I recently helped a fellow musician buy her first house. I think she was a little...

My marinade recipe and other secrets

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When I prune my apple and cherry trees in the winter, I’m not so much acting...

The Little (recording) Studio That Could

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He wanted a building to convert into his dream recording studio.  It was just a matter...

A family trailer trip, just in time!

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My family and I took 7 weeks to tow a small camper trailer across the country...

a rectangle of relief

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Growing up, my next door neighbors had a pool. Sometime in the early 1980s they took...

I almost didn’t answer the call

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It was actually a text. “Hey. Can you help me get into this house? I LOVE...

The best/worst re: times

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We planted our summer garden in March. I’ve been cutting my own hair, such as it...

Just Listed! Private MCM with Pool on .63 Acres!

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5641 NE 50th Ave Portland, OR 97218 Private Mid-century Modern sits at the end of a...

Veggies FTW

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We remember so much and so little. We associate people and places with sense memories. Aunt...

Fish gotta swim, Mom’s gotta live in the ADU

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The house hunt gets interesting when it’s all about mom. It’s very sweet to watch an...

Portrait of the Broker as a Young Man

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My sister and I recently sold our childhood home. I was brought home from the hospital...

At Play

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I ran into my client’s father at a playground he’d designed on Christmas day. He had...

A coyote in my back yard

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I mean — what do you do with that? I’d heard rumors, but then one day,...

I like it better here.

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I worked at three rental brokerages in New York over the course of five years before...

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