Carrie Struss has a background in project management, marketing, and photography.

Much like in real estate, she simultaneously managed multiple projects and personalities. She is an effective negotiator and stands firm in advocating for her clients. Making the switch to real estate was an easy transition. Carrie utilizes all her unique talents, background, and experiences in real estate. Most importantly, she will connect you to your dreams of not just home ownership, but to what you want your life to be.

As your agent Carrie will…

  • help get your home (and emotions) ready to sell, then sell your home.
  • find you a new home complete with (fill in the “must have” blank).
  • facilitate the transaction making sure everyone does what they need to do and has what they need to do it.
  • negotiate tenaciously for you.
  • educate you on the daunting, overwhelming, and at times stressful process.
  • remain calm, always.
  • keep you focused on your goals.
  • pay attention to every detail.
  • show up.
  • effectively communicate in the way that works best for you.
  • uphold Living Room Realty’s values and what they mean to her.

“I care about where you live. I care about you home, your street, your neighborhood, your community. All the things that are important to you will be my priority. I look forward to working with you!”

Carrie's Testimonials

Carrie's Articles

JUST SOLD – St. John’s Townhouse

Carrie Struss

Portland’s single family housing market is on fire! The condo market…not so much. During a time...

Closing Stories – Liz & Noah

Carrie Struss

I was kindly introduced to Liz and Noah through a fellow Living Room agent when they...

Did you say 30%?

Carrie Struss

I met Katie back in November of last year through a friend that gave her my...

Guess what?? It’s not 2008 anymore…

Carrie Struss

5 Simple Graphs Proving This Is NOT Like the Last Time With all of the volatility...

Before & After Painting and Staging

Carrie Struss

Painting and staging creates significant return on investment when prepping a home for sale. Check out...

A 365 Day Difference in Homeownership

Carrie Struss

As 2019 comes to a close, it is a great time to evaluate if now is...

The Biggest Issue Facing Housing in 2020

Carrie Struss

This coming year the housing market will be defined by 3 things- inventory, interest rates, and...

Home Ownership – A Great Way to Increase Your Net Worth

Carrie Struss

Every three years, the Federal Reserve conducts its Survey of Consumer Finances. Data is collected across all economic...

JUST LISTED 2836 SE 25th Ave

Carrie Struss

Welcome home to your lovingly cared for 1906 farmhouse in Hosford-Abernathy. Enjoy morning coffee and views...

What’s my List Price? How to hit a moving target

Carrie Struss

In today’s Portland housing market, home prices are increasing at a slower pace (3.7%) than they...

6 Month Mortgage Rate Forecast

Carrie Struss

Stop Wondering What Your Budget Is & Get Pre-Approved!

Carrie Struss

I have met with three new buyers this week all just starting out on their home...

Market Ready Your Home – Alameda

Carrie Struss

How to Market Ready Your Home There are 4 factors that control the sale of your...

Spring Home Maintenance Checklist

Carrie Struss

Spring is here! Every spring, your home needs some extra TLC. Whether you plan on selling...


Carrie Struss

Data Says April is the Best Month to List Your Home for Sale The spring housing...


Carrie Struss

3843 NE 32nd Place Portland, OR 97212 Kenneth Birkemeier built Alameda traditional. Enter the formal open...

Loving Room Fund Candidates

Carrie Struss

As a company, Living Room donates 5% of our annual profit to local charities. As individual...

Support. Educate. Prepare.

Carrie Struss

People often ask real estate agents, “When is the best time to buy a home?” Due...

The Artist Within – My Best Friend’s Home

Carrie Struss

Erin and I met in art class in 1992. Since then, our paths have ran parallel,...

JUST LISTED – Easy Living in Vernon

Carrie Struss

5319 NE 18th Ave PORTLAND, OR 97211 Prime NE location for this sweet three bedroom, one...

At Home in Lents (and Double Digit Appreciation)

Carrie Struss

Lents has gone through years of revitalization to make it one of Portland’s hottest, most in-demand...

What Living Room’s Values Mean to Me

Carrie Struss

I am elated to be a part of Living Room Realty, where they literally hang their...

Press Articles

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

Carrie Struss

A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis Recently, there’s been a lot of news surrounding...

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