I’m a strategist at heart. Once we’ve got a clear vision on your goals I love drawing the road map how to get there. I’m a natural problem solver and resiliency is my superpower. I get excited by nudging you to see the bigger picture of your goals when the process can drag you down into the moment. I’ve been called by my clients as, “contagiously enthusiastic”.
Selling a home or taking the leap to buy is an exciting transition which can create other shifts and opportunities for you to take control of the direction of your life and discover the next version of yourself.
WILL YOU TAKE TWO BUCKS INSTEAD OF THREE?
Negotiating was a skill I honed early in life, whether it was persuading for a later bedtime, or heading down to South Florida flea markets where my parents would encourage me to, “work a deal” on a comic book or a kitchen gadget. Even back then, I loved the thrill of asking for what I want.
HOW I’M WIRED:
For those of you who geek out about self development and personality tests, my “Strengths Finder” results are: Positivity,Strategic,Activator,Learner, and Ideation.
I LOVE PORTLAND! (and welcoming new people)
I relocated to Portland from Florida in 2010, and am grateful to have built an incredible life here in this weird city. It’s always an honor to be a welcoming face and a warm smile to others arriving and looking for home.
WHAT I DO WHEN I’M NOT THINKING ABOUT REAL ESTATE?
Wait, is that a thing? I’m always thinking about real estate. I love wheeling and dealing! Before I was a REALTOR®, I started the journey as an investor. Fun fact: I helped an investment group flip over 100 properties my first 2 years in industry!
I’ve had a rental portfolio for over 10 years and dabble in all areas of the industry. My speciality is the concierge level service we can deliver when someone wants to sell and let us take the wheel. My team and I love to work as project managers and orchestrate the 50 different vendors & contractors to make miracles happen in short amounts of time.
I’M PASSIONATE ABOUT
• My husband & biz-partner Nicholas. (He’s a High Performance Coach & REALTOR® — dreamy combo!), and our young daughter Nori. • Building Community! Check out Women who Own it, a monthly meetup community for women homeowners. • Offering networking opportunities, encouragement, and business coaching for women in business at Women with Moxie. • Spreading motivation and inspiration in the world through public speaking and event emceeing. • Finding ways to make people smile.
Enough about me — if you are still reading this far, i’m dying to know about you! Use my easy online scheduler and let’s book a meeting! Buy, sell, just a get-to-know each other to possibly collaborate on some amazing project? Easy breezy!
Dill helped me buy three duplexes thru an exchange of property I owned in California.
She had to work with tight time frames required by the Federal Government for doing a like kind exchange. Superb is the only term that fits Dill as a REALTOR®. She helped me work with a loan broker, Exchange Agent, three escrow companies and inspectors. A tough negotiator that takes care of her client. Thanks again Dill.
Dill knew exactly how to make our offer stand out in this competitive market. My family started our home search in January of 2022, and I have absolutely no doubt that without Dill we would not be moving into our dream home! Not only did she show us countless houses, she took the time to really listen to our impressions of the houses and come up with a solid picture of what exactly we were looking for. When we finally found our dream home, she knew exactly how to make our offer stand out in this competitive market and was there for us every step of the way until we finally closed. I don't see us moving anytime soon, as we've found our dream home, but I have no doubts that if we are ever in the market for a home again, we'll be contacting Dill Ward.
Dill and her team and extremely knowledgeable. Dill came in as a reference from friends and couldn’t have been more perfect. Dill and her team and extremely knowledgeable, and we’re very helpful throughout the entire home purchasing office. They went above and beyond, even working with us while she was on vacation!
We were referred to Dill by friends and are so grateful!. We were referred to Dill by friends and are so grateful! Dill and her team were so very helpful from the start of touring prospective places through to closing day. As first-time buyers, we needed a bit of extra hand-holding, and we felt very supported by Dill and the whole team. Would 100% recommend.
Dill gave us a ton of great advice. Dill was amazing to work with! She was always willing to meet up and show us houses and gave us a ton of great advice as we maneuvered through the process of buying our first home. Highly recommend!
Dill is an excellent communicator. I recommend Dill highly! She is an excellent communicator who enjoys getting to know her clients to find the right home for them. She gives tons of support to the process of finding and purchasing a property. She worked hard to make this a smooth process for me in purchasing a condo. I am grateful and happy.
We’ve used Dill twice on the buy-side and twice on the sell-side. We've used Dill twice on the buy-side and twice on the sell-side. Everything is turn-key and high-level. She's super-responsive, has all the processes locked in, and possesses outstanding instincts for market positioning and negotiation. Dill is awesome!
Dill was very patient as we narrowed down exactly what we wanted. This is the second home Dill has helped us purchase. She was very patient as we narrowed down exactly what we wanted, and was a great support. What really impressed us both times, though, was her savvy negotiation and networking — this woman has skills and advocated for us well. We recommend her to everyone without hesitation.
Dill was an absolute pleasure to work with!. Dill was an absolute pleasure to work with! She's super positive, professional, knowledgeable, and always goes above and beyond for her clients. She took the time to really understand what we were looking for and supported us throughout the entire process. We really enjoyed working with Dill and highly recommend her!
Dill and crew went above and beyond. Dill and crew went above and beyond to make our experience as smooth as possible and handled everything that came up along the way amazingly. She and our experience was 10/10.
We’re so grateful to have had Dill in our corner. Dill helped us navigate all the complexities of the first-time home buying process with a warmth and generosity that gave us great confidence in our choice of agents, even as we waffled on all the other details. She hustled hard for us and landed an outcome that was even more favorable than we could have expected. She was with us every step of the way and continues to keep in touch with the goings-on in our neighborhood. We're so grateful to have had Dill in our corner and would recommend her without reservation to anyone looking for an advocate in the home buying process. Thank you, Dill!
Dill helped find our new home and was amazing. Dill helped find our new home and was amazing. She is friendly, enthusiastic, and very knowledgeable. She was a joy to work with and we enjoyed just being around her. We would highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.
Dill is a great fit. We used Dill twice: (1) selling our condo in North Portland, and (2) selling our first house in Sylvan Heights. What I love about Dill is her drive and sense of how to sell a home. We were really worried about selling as it's a nerve-racking experience, but Dill was right about what we needed to worry about and what wasn't an issue at all. We came out really well on both ends of those transactions in my opinion, and I give a lot of credit to Dill for how she sets up expectations. We will be giving her a call again when we sell this house in the future. If you need someone who is solution-oriented, optimistic and realistic, and driven to do a great job as your agent — Dill is a great fit.
Dill is just, well, a wonderful person to know. Dill was our selling agent. Fantastic! Understands the business and people's motivations at an intuitive level. Honest, forthright, professional, and knows how to take care of edgy sellers (Me 🙄). Got us a great offer and guided us seamlessly through closing. Dill is just, well, a wonderful person to know.
Dill helped my wife and me buy our first home. Dill helped my wife and me buy our first home. She's a total pro. She's got her finger on the pulse of the crazy Portland market. She's got relationships with everyone. And she's a ton of fun. When we landed the house we wanted, I was super impressed with her negotiation skills. She handled every step of the process like a rockstar and was usually a few steps ahead.We liked working with Dill so much that when we sold our house just a few years later, we went right back to her. She took care of the ENTIRE situation while we were out of town. We did really well on the purchase and sale of our house, but when I look back the best part of the whole thing was our relationship with Dill. She made everything fun and exciting. I'd work with her again in a heartbeat.
Dill has always been a great real estate agent. Dill has always been a great real estate agent, helping my wife and me through multiple transactions in recent years. She always has solutions and realistic considerations around any situations that arise during the buying/selling process.
Dill was an awesome agent to have!. Dill was an awesome agent to have! She was great to work with every step of the way and did a really great job communicating with all parties along the way. Would absolutely recommend her team if you’re looking to buy or sell your home.
Had a great experience working with Dill to purchase our first home!. Had a great experience working with Dill to purchase our first home! Getting into the market at this time was intimidating and frustrating, but we always felt we were in good hands. Dill was professional, very knowledgeable and experienced in the market, and remained present and patient with us throughout the entire process. Could not recommend working with her enough!
Enter the incredible DILL WARD—she defied all my expectations!. Buying my first home was a big undertaking, and I never imagined it would be possible to have such a positive experience. Enter the incredible DILL WARD—she defied all my expectations!I know a lot of realtors, but never have I met someone so savvy, smart, professional, efficient, and effective as Dill. The fact that she is also one of the warmest, kindest, most upbeat, and big-hearted people I’ve ever met is truly amazing!Dill walked me through every stage of the home buying process with patience, enthusiasm, and expertise. What could have been so stressful and overwhelming turned into an experience where I felt truly seen, supported, and cared for.Dill’s team carries the same ethos, professionalism, and friendliness. They nurture their relationships with former clients with customer appreciation events, surprise gifts and cards in the mail, and regular gestures of gratitude. (Have you ever met another realtor who gifts every former client with a locally-made Thanksgiving PIE every year?! Me neither!)Bottom line: I can’t recommend Dill and her team more highly. I will be a FOREVER loyal customer.
Dill set the bar for what terrific service should be. Dill is truly a delight to work with, I could not recommend her and her team enough. She is compassionate, hard-working, friendly, and there for you every step of the way. She really set the bar for what terrific service should be, far exceeding expectations and going above and beyond, time and time again. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. :)
We felt lucky to have Dill and her team in our corner. Dill is an excellent and knowledgeable advocate for people looking to buy or sell their home in the Portland area. My partner and I were looking to purchase a home and felt lucky to have Dill and her team in our corner.We were impressed with her responsiveness and aggressive approach to such a volatile market. She provided us with exceptional service and educated us on the market, ensuring that we were fully aware of the options available to us.I would highly recommend letting Dill be part of your team as you look to enter the wild world of Portland real estate. She will fight hard for you and put forth tremendous effort throughout the entire process!
She never steered me wrong and always had my best interest at heart. There are not enough words in the dictionary to describe how AMAZING it is to work with Dill. However, I will try!In life, there are limitless possibilities, directions, and choices that you can make. Some choices are right, some are wrong, sometimes you just can't make the wrong choice. When buying your first house (or if it's your fifth house!), you are faced with so many decisions and questions that you find yourself asking. Such as, do I want to live in a certain part of town, do I want an updated kitchen? Do I want a yard? What is the maximum budget that I have for my mortgage? At some point, if you overthink it, it can become overwhelming. Dill was not only my real estate agent in the process of buying my first house but an incredible coach and advisor. She never steered me wrong and always had my best interest at heart. It was never about a hard sell and more about a long-term relationship. We talked about ALL sorts of touch points on what type of home would find me in a place of feeling like I have a sanctuary where I can thrive.Dill is incredibly responsive, present and a quick thinker, to boot. It was truly a pleasure to work with her, and I look forward to doing so again in my future real estate adventures. I highly recommend her!
Dill is so passionate about what she does. Dill is so passionate about what she does, her energy is contagious! We are now living in our dream home and are so happy here! Thank you, Dill!
Dill knows her stuff and loves getting deals done. I have worked with Dill through four house buying experiences and don’t want to work with anyone else. She and her team are responsive, professional, and thoughtful in how they treated my desires and concerns. She remained calm and stayed convinced when it seemed impossible. Her enthusiasm and joy for what she does shines through and reminds me to be mindful of the process and the end goal when things have gone not as expected. I recommend her to anyone looking for an agent who knows her stuff and loves getting deals done!
Dill got us our dream home. Dill is amazing! We bought, then sold our first house with Dill. In a really tough buyers' market, Dill got us our dream home. Then when we were ready to sell, Dill sold our house while we were living out-of-state. We always felt like we were in good hands. We couldn't recommend her more!
Dill made the whole process so easy. I had to buy a house sight unseen, and Dill made the whole process so easy. Dill truly knew the neighborhoods, the streets, the locations, the ins and outs of the houses. Amazing communication and great negotiation skills. I would’ve never been able to purchase a home if it weren’t for Dill’s persistence and knowledge. Thank you!
Dill is a master at knowing what matters when selling a home. Dill is a master at knowing what matters when selling a home. She saved us lots of money by knowing which repairs were necessary to get ready to sell and which would just be a waste of our dollars. She is also a master negotiator. She also has a team and can just take care of it when issues come up, and something always comes up!
I have bought and sold 2 properties with Dill. I have bought and sold 2 properties with Dill and the attention and expertise she brings to the market and negotiations is comparable to none. She will always be my go-to in the Portland market.
Dill exceeded all expectations. Dill exceeded all expectations we had for an agent and made the process of buying our first house as simple, fun, and relaxed as possible. She is exceedingly knowledgeable and has a genuine, charming desire to help buyers find the perfect home.
Thank goodness she picked Dill Ward and her team. Our daughter embarked on the first house adventure at the beginning of 2015. Thank goodness she picked Dill Ward and her team to help her. My husband and I are only a plane flight away, but too far to be of help on a daily basis as she slogged through the process of discovering location versus dollar value. Dill helped her every step of the way, and the outcome is perfect. She closed on a beautiful starter home with plenty of upside potential in a safe neighborhood… all things that parents care about… without losing the flavor of a trendy new neighborhood... the thing that young home buyers care about. Well done, Dill! You successfully bridged the generation gap.
If you need help buying or selling a home, call Dill Ward. What a great experience! Buying a house can be a huge headache, but luckily we asked Dill Ward to be our buyer's agent. She listened patiently to all our strange wants and needs and found plenty of places for us to look at that fit our budget. Dill's magic is that she knows Portland really well, and she knows people even better. She took us to see a number of places and made note of our reactions to each one. The last place she took us to looked different than our search criteria so was a surprise. "Why don't we just go check it out?" she said, because she had figured out our wants and needs better than any website's search engine. Sure enough, we loved the place, bought it, and it's where I'm sitting typing this review right now. Thanks, Dill!If you need help buying or selling a home, call Dill Ward.
. Dill helped me to buy my first house back in 2012. If not for her hard work and the extra effort she put in I would not have the house where I live today. Being a first-time buyer I did not know exactly what I wanted and she was wonderful in helping me explore a bunch of different options. I have recommended her to my friends and will continue to do so in the future. Pretty much, Dill rocks!
Dill helped us reign in our house search very quickly. Dill helped us reign in our house search very quickly and found us our new home on the 2nd day (even though it took us another 5 days to realize it). She knew all the ins and outs of setting up our offer which was accepted easily and gained us more than we originally thought we would.Her knowledge in real estate transactions and home buying was invaluable to us.
Dill made what was a very stressful move a very easy and enjoyable experience. We turned to Dill when we were seriously let down by another realtor and the difference was night and day. Without going into all the details, Dill made what was a very stressful move, for a family of five, in the middle of winter, a very easy and enjoyable experience. We cannot recommend her strongly enough. We will, without doubt, use her again, and would recommend her to anyone.
Dill Ward is a dedicated and exceptional individual. Dill Ward is a dedicated and exceptional individual. I worked with her for several months and was impressed with her attention to detail and her perseverance. She worked tirelessly to find us the property that we needed. She was willing to go the extra mile to make sure that the process of buying a house was as painless as possible. I highly recommend her as a real estate agent, and as a person!
Dill will do whatever it takes. Dill will do whatever it takes to make the buying or selling of a home a positive experience for her client. She worked with me extensively when my son purchased a very low-end home in North Portland and again a year later when my daughter bought a higher-end home in St. Johns. They are both extremely happy with their purchases. I recommend her without reservation to anyone who needs an agent in the greater Portland area.
Dill’s professionalism and creative marketing efforts SOLD this home. The home was listed for 90 days with another agent with NO offers, prior to Dill. Dill's professionalism and creative marketing efforts SOLD this home. I look forward to the opportunity to work with her again soon.
Dill made the process of finding and buying our house a true joy. If I could give a million-star rating I would. Dill made the process of finding and buying our house a true joy. She navigates the real estate scene with ease and confidence. Her upbeat and positive "can do" spirit is infectious. She was always there for us every step of the way. In today's real estate world you need someone like her to make things happen. Over the years my wife and I have moved quite a few times throughout the country and I can't think of a better experience than with Dill Ward. Like I said, "a million stars" maybe more!
Dill energetically and patiently helped me find a condo. Dill energetically and patiently helped me find a condo in Washington County. A couple of attempts to purchase didn't work, but Dill kept working on the project. I highly recommend her as a real estate professional.
What I liked best about Dill was her willingness to let me explore. What I liked best about Dill was her willingness to let me explore what I wanted and needed in a home. She really cared that I ended up in a home that was the right fit for me. She is tireless in her healthy energy. And though I did not know her before she became my realtor she has become a trusted friend. I would and have recommended her to family and friends.
I would recommend Dill to anyone looking for a personal touch. Dill helped me buy my first home and I really can't imagine doing it with anyone else. She was so understanding of my needs and particular quirks. I feel like she really listened to my list without judgment and proceeded from there. We found my place super fast but then getting through finance took forever and through it all Dill remained in contact and offered me support. I never felt alone or abandoned in the process which meant so much, especially dealing with the horrors of banks! She remained positive and full of good humor and encouragement. I would recommend Dill to anyone looking for a personal touch combined with great knowledge. She's super!
Dill is a superstar. We worked with one realtor for 10 months and didn't find anything like we were looking for. One month after starting our work with Dill we found exactly what we wanted. Dill is a superstar.
I can heartily recommend Dill to handle your real estate transaction. As an owner of a property management company, we use the services of many Real Estate-related professionals. I can heartily recommend Dill to handle your real estate transaction. We refer her to our clients if they need a Real Estate agent. We used her services for the purchase of a recent short sale duplex for ourselves.Dill is very personable on the phone and a delight in person. Don't let that easy-going manner fool you, she is tenacious when it comes to following the multitude of details required in any purchase/sale of a property.
We purchased a short-sale duplex through Dill. We purchased a short-sale duplex through Dill and the process went way smoother and faster than we ever expected! She was a gem at dealing with the tenants through the transition as well.
Dill is an amazing realtor to work with. Dill is an amazing realtor to work with. She guided us step by step through the home buying process truly listening to our wants and needs while balancing the reality of our budget. She is very knowledgeable with a lot of heart and soul!
She made this a smooth process for me. Dill is incredible at negotiating to get the best outcome for her clients. She responded quickly to my inquiries and is a very good communicator. She made this a smooth process for me. You won't regret working with her!
Dill was amazing to work with. Dill was amazing to work with. She showed us many homes and took the time to help us figure out what we were really looking for in a first home. Great experience!
Buying my first home was a big undertaking, and I never imagined it would be possible to have such a positive experience. Enter the incredible DILL WARD—she defied all my expectations!
I know a lot of realtors, but never have I met someone so savvy, smart, professional, efficient, and effective as Dill. The fact that she is also one of the warmest, kindest, most upbeat and big-hearted people I’ve ever met is truly amazing!
Dill walked me through every stage of the home buying process with patience, enthusiasm, and expertise. What could have been so stressful and overwhelming turned in to an experience where I felt truly seen, supported, and cared for. Not to mention, I ended up with my dream home—which is just as dreamy two years in!
Dill’s team carries the same ethos, professionalism, and friendliness. They nurture their relationships with former clients with customer appreciation events, surprise gifts and cards in the mail, and regular gestures of gratitude. (Have you ever met another realtor who gifts every former client with a locally-made Thanksgiving PIE every year?! Me neither!)
Bottom line: I can’t recommend Dill and her team more highly. I will be a FOREVER loyal customer.
A pro with a deep soul. "Have worked with Dill twice. Terrific person. Fabulous negotiator, and unbelievably supportive, involved, helpful broker. A pro with a deep soul."
We live in the Atlanta, GA area but have wanted a second home in Portland since our daughter moved there in 2011. We can't rave enough about Dill! Over the past two years that we have been working with her she has patiently stood beside us in our quest for a NoPo home. Dill never tired of showing us listings when we visited Portland. I was the worst ever for vacillating on whether to take the leap and buy or not. Little did we know the Portland market was going to get as crazy as it did this Spring when we actually decided to jump in. Over the course of a month, we found several homes that we loved. We were outbid on the first two homes that we put offers on. Dill remained upbeat and told us not to worry because she would help us find something even better. And she was right! With her help and expertise in negotiating we were able to get a contract on our third try! Anyone currently in the Portland market understands how remarkable this is! Not only that, we felt that she was able to offer insight and practicality...We were in Portland for seven short days and were actually able to get a contract during that time...amazing! She also looked after us and insisted we have inspections done which proved to be a very wise decision. Since we did a 60 day seller rent back as part of the deal, Dill was still very much in the loop for those 60 days after we had closed. Lastly I have to admit that I can be very Type A and I think Dill was able to temper that to some extent so I didn't get so stressed out along the way. Sometimes I still can't believe we were able to get our place in Portland in such a hyper competitive market...Thank you Dill!!!
We didn’t have a big budget, but that didn’t matter. Dill and her team helped us find the PERFECT HOME! She gave us the A-1 treatment. We are #fansforlife
After several years of back and forth decision making, my partner and I decided to buy a house this past month. Dill has been there through it all, despite our wishy-washy nature. While Dill was excellent in the home-seeking stage of the process, she was amazing after the contract was agreed to! I never knew how valuable an agent could be post-contract, but Dill showed me that this is where great agents shine most! Dill facilitated the process from start to finish and was an advocate for us throughout the inspection and negotiation stages. She had fantastic advice every step of the way, and her knowledge, enthusiasm, and responsiveness took a great deal of the stress off my family. We wouldn't ever consider changing agents, and anyone would be lucky to have Dill in their corner!