Growing up in Barcelona, Spain, Ana de la Rua’s first interest was in fashion.

She started her professional career as a pattern designer working for several local apparel companies. She was also deeply attracted to the distinct architecture of the city, its tumultuous history of urban development, and Barcelona’s characteristic avant-garde art.

When she moved to Portland 22 years ago, she found a friendly welcoming city immerse in rapid change. The Pearl District was starting its transition to urban living, the culinary scene was in its infancy but rapidly becoming a national phenomenon and over the years she discovered exciting neighborhoods full of charm and promise.

All in all, Portland became her adoptive city and the one she and her family proudly call home.

Ana’s interest in real estate started while looking for her first home. She enjoyed the discovery process of finding a place to live but also finding herself through that process: the emotional rollercoaster, the jumping of hurdles, the financial implications, the effects in lifestyle. Since then she has moved four times, living in several neighborhoods of Portland and its suburbs, until she found her ideal home in NE Portland, where she now resides. She also co-founded a real estate investment company, implementing her vision on neglected homes, remodeling and making them energy efficient for renters in need of sound places to live.

It was while looking for investment properties on her own that she had the “epiphany” of becoming a real estate broker. It was extremely challenging to find the right property to buy as the market was becoming increasingly competitive but she was able to find her way around and land successful transactions. She also realized that she had what she appreciated in a good broker: loyalty, commitment, perseverance, patience, and a true passion for all things real estate. It is with all this in mind that Ana is hoping to team with you in your next real estate adventure!

A little more about Ana:

  • When not working she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, daughter, and Martha (the doggy), going out with her girlfriends, cooking, entertaining friends, reading, making crafts, and finding all sorts of deals.
  • She has a major in Finance and a minor in International Economics from PSU as well as an Arts Degree in Industrial Pattern Making and Design from Institut de la Moda de Barcelona.
  • Proficient in Spanish and Català (native languages).
  • Loves walking and biking around Portland neighborhoods.

Ana's Testimonials

Working with Ana de la Rua to purchase a house was such a positive experience that it prompts me to write this review. We have lived in our current house for over 30 years and making a move to purchase a different one was not an easy one for us. Ana's manner in handling us and the details of the purchase were unsurpassed in that she calmly, quietly guided us through the process while taking care of a myriad of details that we didn't even know we should do! These details not only included the actual purchasing process, but the always present things about a house that need fixing. She has contacts, makes appointments, meets contractors, and then hands us the information for us to make a final decision. I felt well taken care of and more than that, her attention to the process made home buying pleasant & even fun!

Judy and Michael H. 

We recently worked with Ana de la Rua on first purchasing a new house and then selling our old house. In brief we would recommend Ana 110% for anyone buying or selling a property. Overall both of our transactions ended up being complex and challenged for reasons outside of our control, but Ana's guidance and patience was instrumental in closing successfully in both. She is an incredibly hard worker, tirelessly advocating, and working diligently on our behalf.

Gerry M.

Ana de la Rua went out of her way to get our house ready to sell, including scheduling contractors to paint, re-floor, and stage with beautiful furniture. Her extra efforts paid off. Prospective buyers ended up in a biding war and we ended up selling at a higher price than we hoped. She is very knowledgeable, conscientious and dedicated to making her clients happy. We highly recommend her to anyone wishing to buy or sell a house.

Michelle W.

Working with Ana de la Rua to find our new home was a joy. She is patient, conscientious, and really does her homework. With her established expertise in investment property, she brings a new perspective to home buying that many other brokers cannot offer. My wife and I thought we had things covered pretty well through Zillow and Redfin, yet Ana was still showing us houses that we were not finding on these websites. She is honest, personable and she has a real enthusiasm for her work. She not only found us the perfect home, she was also the first one at the housewarming party

Iris and John G.

We recently bought and sold a house with Ana de la Rua at Living Room Realty. We cannot say enough about Ana’s expertise, savviness, and conscientiousness! Due to the current hot market, we decided to buy a house before selling ours. That in itself was stressful. However, throughout the whole process Ana was an incredibly skilled, knowledgeable and patient guide. Every time we faced a difficult decision, we felt that Ana’s insight and depth of industry & market knowledge kept us well informed of all of our options. Additionally, her patience and anticipation of the myriad steps in the process of purchasing and selling a home were invaluable. We were amazed by her incredible dedication, responsiveness, and attention to detail, which helped take the guesswork out of the process. Thanks to her minute-by-minute awareness of the market and her tough negotiating skills, we felt very well taken care of when both buying and selling our house.Thanks to Ana’s hard work, we ultimately found the house of our dreams (a much nicer house than we expected to be able to buy!) and were able to quickly sell our house for a fair price. If you are looking to sell or buy in the current hot Portland market you will need a top-notch, savvy, experienced REALTOR® like Ana de la Rua at Living Room Realty!

Sam and Carlotta

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JUST LISTED: Biker’s Paradise Duplex

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Bikers Paradise Duplex  $500,000 OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, 3/25 from 1–3pm 2803 SE 87th Avenue, Portland OR 97266 Easy...

JUST LISTED: The Mid-Century and the Park All in One!

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