The HouseLovePDX Team fuses comprehensive real estate knowledge and legal expertise in the dynamic landscape of Portland, Oregon.

Realtor® Erika George brings to the table 20 years of experience as an attorney specializing in construction and contracts and is a 2020 Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor®. Principal Broker Kari McGee is a nine-year Portland Monthly 5-Star Realtor® and has helped clients successfully navigate the evolving Portland real estate market since 2005.

Erika and Kari are also certified iRep™ agents and can help you evaluate the new iBuyer instant-cash offer options in the greater Portland area. Regardless of the market or your particular circumstances, these highly skilled real estate agents will ensure that your goals become your reality.

WHAT WE KNOW

We know that real estate is not a one size fits all endeavor. It’s easy to find real estate data on the internet these days, but it’s what we do with the data that counts. HouseLovePDX provides a thoughtful and proactive analysis of current market data for every one of our clients:

We know that small details can make a big difference. We consider factors you may not be aware of when buying a house, selling a condo, or planning an ADU. From open permits to missing credits on escrow statements, these issues can cost you money. Let us guide you through the real estate process, from big picture dreams about your future home to the nitty-gritty of contract negotiation.

We know that your “why” often comes before your “how” in real estate. We take extra time with our clients to fully understand all the reasons why you want to make a move to, from or within the Portland area. We use this insight as the key to developing a comprehensive plan for you. Don’t be surprised if we start our meetings by delving deep into your real estate knowledge, your past experiences, your goals, and your dreams!

WHAT WE LOVE

It’s a privilege to help a client sell a beloved home and move on to the next chapter of life. We love seeing Portland, neighborhood by neighborhood, through the eyes of someone who is new to the area and full of excitement. As Northwest natives who grew up together (we’re cousins!), our love for Portland runs deep. And we adore the moment when a buyer walks into a house and we all know it’s the one: aka HouseLove!

We would be honored to help guide you through your changing real estate needs in Portland Oregon.

CONTACT
Erika George and Kari McGee
503.349.5449 | 971.322.6612
karianderika@livingroomre.com

www.houselovepdx.com

Kari + Erika's Testimonials

Kari and Erika were a great team. From start to finish in the process, they worked to make the home-selling experience as smooth as possible. Their planning and implementation of the preparation for sale tapped into both their skills and connections with supporting professionals. Erika and Kari  were both encouraging and realistic, and they discussed the options whenever choices needed to be made; they also gave us the necessary space and time to decommission our parents' home, and we particularly appreciated their sensitivity with regards to this. One or both of them was always available to answer questions and get all the tasks done, of which there were many. Their efficiency and expertise was apparent from day one, and their thoroughness kept us in-the-know regarding all critical matters. These REALTORS® advertised the home and open houses in a way that brought many prospective buyers within a very short period of time, and the offers were compared in a way that made the decisions agreeable and adjustable when needed. They negotiated with other REALTORS® with acumen, and successfully brought the deal to a close with all parties. We highly recommend Kari and Erika for all your real estate transactions.

Thea

I inherited a house in Tigard and live 2400 miles away. Unfortunately the house required a variety of services to be ready to sell- from electrical issues to stained carpeting to landscaping needs. Kari was remarkable!! She had connections to make all the necessary repairs and upgrades, sent photos  and videos of flooring samples to choose from, and of the work as it progressed. She made countless trips to the property to keep things on track, make color choices and even to water the bushes and flowers so the property would remain presentable. We could not have managed the property preparation without her. She made sure every detail was taken care of. Finally she had the house staged beautifully and insured that the photos were perfect. Her efforts drove up the selling price by $21,000! I have sold perhaps six properties in my lifetime and never experienced this level of energy and participation in a sale. Not even close. I would highly recommend Kari if you need a REALTOR® in the Portland OR area.

Mike

If you’re looking for professional, knowledgeable, hard-working REALTORS® to guide you through your home purchase, Kari and Erika are the team for you. They made it a breeze and we couldn't be happier with their services and our new home. They went above and beyond to answer all of our questions, and they offered expert advice throughout the entire process.  They were so generous with their time and their combined teamwork was invaluable. We wouldn't have our beautiful, happy home without their integral help and support. We also loved spending time with them, touring houses and benefiting from their extensive knowledge of Portland neighborhoods. They took the time to get to know us so they could help us find the perfect home.  They're direct and honest and will not waste your time. We can't say enough good things about them, and we highly recommend them to anyone purchasing a home in Portland.

Stephanie & Michael

In all of our years of buying and selling family homes, (one dozen in fact) we have yet to meet a person of Erika’s caliber. We found Erika to be intelligent, impeccably mannered, quietly efficient, hardworking and strong in her straightforward approach to our house sale. Erika resolved tenant/Property Management issues, arranged preparatory home inspections and 'walk throughs', coordinated minor condo repairs and in the midst of all this found a Buyer for this property in a matter of weeks. We remain grateful to Erika for her diligence and hard work throughout a stressful time for us, for her consistent professional manner and for her great real estate knowledge.

Valerie and Charles

Erika and Kari were Lifesavers for us When we Bought our House in Portland. We were moving from out-of-state which made everything more complicated, but they didn’t miss a beat in finding us our dream house. They showed us 40 houses in 4 days, which seems overwhelming, but they listened to exactly what we wanted and organized everything so perfectly that it was a fun, not stressful process. Then they helped us make the winning offer in a multi-offer situation, and within a week we were headed back with our Portland housing all situated. Their balance of skills and experience and lovely, friendly personalities made the whole experience a success. Whether moving from across town or across the country, I would highly recommend Erika and Kari as your real estate team.

Leslie

Kari + Erika's Articles

The 2020 Portland Area Surprise Market Takeaway!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Many of the surprises in 2020 have not been fun, to say the least. However, one...

Top 4 Things to Consider When Buying a New Construction Home

Erika George & Kari McGee

Yes…  Strong, the pull of new construction is. We see this trend over and over again...

Southeastern Views and a Hot Tub to View ‘Em

Erika George & Kari McGee

Lots of buyers say to us: “We’re going to be so hard.  You are going to...

First Time Home Buyer Appraisal Lessons

Erika George & Kari McGee

We’ve had the most wonderful good fortune to be able to help get an amazing handful...

Leap of Faith = Sweet Laurelhurst Homecoming!

Erika George & Kari McGee

We just helped Matt and Shannon purchase this GORGEOUS Laurelhurst home.  It is fully updated with...

Sleeper Properties in a Hot Market?

Erika George & Kari McGee

If you’ve been reading our blogs from years past, you may recall us saying that September...

It’s all about the VIEW!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Last summer, our client, Rick, decided to leave the city behind in search for more land...

Buying a House During an Apocalypse

Erika George & Kari McGee

You’ve all probably heard that a real estate transaction will likely be one of the most...

First Time in Their New Home, Mask-Free

Erika George & Kari McGee

We don’t mean to be controversial!  Wearing masks during Covid is allowing us to do business...

In their own words!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Normally we use this blog to tell our clients’ stories.  Our buyer clients Jody and Kevin...

Just Listed: Rose City Park English Tudor

Erika George & Kari McGee

English charm in the heart of Rose City Park. Light-filled living room with gorgeous woodwork and...

Beautiful Backyard for the WIN!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Our wonderful client, Shannon, saw a a few nice houses during her search for her first...

Just Listed: Ultra Chic Buckman TownHouse!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Ultra chic townhouse-style condo located at the intersection of the vibrant and centrally located Buckman, Belmont,...

Amazing in July!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Derek and Michelle first laid eyes on their lovely Lake Oswego home back in March; March...

Just Listed: S. Albina Grand Dame with ADU!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Stunning and historic foursquare craftsman home with permitted, leased basement ADU. Four floors of gorgeous living...

Just Listed: Modern Elegance in the Heart of the Pearl

Erika George & Kari McGee

This beautiful one bedroom/one bath condominium unit is located in the desirable Riverstone building. Quality built...

Forbearance Versus Loan Modification: Don’t Lose Your Home on a Technicality

Erika George & Kari McGee

With 15 million Americans having lost their jobs since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re...

Buyer Protocol for House Showings During Pandemic

Erika George & Kari McGee

House hunting during a pandemic? We get that the timing of your house purchase may not...

Just Listed: Royal Woodlands Super Split-Level!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Mid-Century Alert!!  Check out our new listing in Beaverton’s popular mid-century neighborhood of Royal Woodlands! Terrific,...

Royal Woodlands Super Split Level

Erika George & Kari McGee

New Beaverton Listing! 6050 SW Chestnut Ave., Beaverton OR 97005 Terrific, mid-century split-level in the heart...

Just Listed: Sellwood River-Bridge View Condo

Erika George & Kari McGee

New Listing in Sellwood! 196 SE Spokane St #201, Portland OR 97202 Don’t miss one of...

Just Listed — Dapper Woodstock Craftsman

Erika George & Kari McGee

This remodeled Woodstock Craftsman will complete you!  Stunning historic woodwork in formal entry, living and dining...

Tips For Safely Selling Your Property in a Pandemic

Erika George & Kari McGee

It’s March 15th, 2020 and we are at the beginning of a Covid-19 outbreak in the...

How’s The Market? March 2020 Update

Erika George & Kari McGee

This is always our most asked “realtor at a party” question, but boy is there a...

Crawl Space: A Healthy Home Starts From the Ground Up!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Crawl spaces are out of sight and out of mind, making them easy to neglect. Crawl...

Rima Ghandour Meet & Greet Happy Hour

Erika George & Kari McGee

We are excited to introduce you to Rima Ghandour, a candidate for Circuit Court Judge in...

Spacious Westside Townhouse

Erika George & Kari McGee

New Listing in Washington County! 418 SW 70th Terrace, Portland OR 97225 Corner townhouse unit in...

It’s a Win-Win: New Tool for Sellers Provides Kitchen Redesign Plans for Buyers

Erika George & Kari McGee

When someone is considering selling their home, we discuss whether or not the seller has the...

Classic Belmont Bungalow

Erika George & Kari McGee

NEW BELMONT LISTING! 727 SE 48th Ave., Portland, OR 97215 You’ll love this classic PDX bungalow...

Boots on the Ground!

Erika George & Kari McGee

We often tell the heart warming stories of our “beat-up” buyers who, with grit, fortitude and...

New Price: Live-Work Pearl Loft

Erika George & Kari McGee

Rare Loft-Style Live-Work Condo in the Heart of Portland! 1022 NW Marshall Street, #360 Portland, OR...

To every season turn , turn, turn . . . .

Erika George & Kari McGee

Chris, Nicole and five year-old Alma came to us last Spring with fresh enthusiasm as first-time...

Contemporary South Waterfront Loft

Erika George & Kari McGee

NEW PRICE FOR SOUTH WATERFRONT LOFT! 3601 SW River Pkwy. #1404, Portland, OR 97239  Light and...

Portland iBuyers: What Home Sellers Need to Know About Instant Offers

Erika George & Kari McGee

You probably have heard the OpenDoor radio ads, or maybe you’ve seen Zillow’s “make me an...

Sitting Pretty in SW PDX

Erika George & Kari McGee

New SW Listing! 4652 SW Cullen Blvd., Portland, OR 97219 This cheerful, vaulted cutie artfully combines...

Pints 4 Parks Event

Erika George & Kari McGee

Super Cool Portland Parks Foundation Event   Do you love our city’s parks and green spaces?...

Home Winterization Tips

Erika George & Kari McGee

As our Pacific Northwest winter weather approaches, it’s important to take some preventative measures to protect...

Vaulted Ceilings: Elevate the Atmosphere

Erika George & Kari McGee

The vaulted ceiling is one structural element that can really elevate the sense of space in...

Three Reasons the Holidays are a Great Time to Sell Your House

Erika George & Kari McGee

Between planning your Thanksgiving meal and making a holiday shopping list, it may seem like a...

New Walking Tour Explores History of Laurelhurst

Erika George & Kari McGee

The Laurelhurst neighborhood is one of the most iconic ‘hoods in Portland. At one point or...

Zingo: Create a Credit History With Your Rental Payments

Erika George & Kari McGee

It’s the first step most prospective buyers need to take before they even start looking at...

Alberta Arts Centenarian

Erika George & Kari McGee

New NE Alberta Listing! 5243 NE 16th Ave. Portland, OR 97211 Check out the face lift...

Crazy New Price – NE Townhouse

Erika George & Kari McGee

NEW PRICE FOR PARKROSE LISTING! 4010 NE 125th Place, Portland, OR 97230 Spacious and bright townhouse...

NW Mid-Century Condo

Erika George & Kari McGee

NEW PRICE FOR NW CONDO! 2020 NW 29th Ave. #1, Portland OR 97210 Don’t miss this...

What Was Delivered at Possession for Jess & Jeff?

Erika George & Kari McGee

Yes, Jess and Jeff (after a bit of on and off again searching over the past...

Forever Home, Forever Clients!

Erika George & Kari McGee

I’ve known Kirsten and Paul for the bulk of my real estate career.   We first met...

Living Off the Grid in an Eco-Friendly “Earthship”

Erika George & Kari McGee

Climate change is on everyone’s mind right now. Many people want to lessen their impact on...

Unique & Wonderful Arleta Bungalow

Erika George & Kari McGee

NEW Mt. SCOTT-ARLETA LISTING! 6015 SE Long St. Portland, OR 97206 This special bungalow will make...

MAJOR PRICE IMPROVEMENT: BEAUMONT VILLAGE BEAUTY!

Erika George & Kari McGee

4221 NE Beech St., Portland, OR 97213 Price improved by $35,000! This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.1...

Darling English in Rose City Park

Erika George & Kari McGee

New Rose City Listing! 4914 NE Clackamas Street, Portland, OR 97213 Classic storybook charm with super...

Senate Bill 608: New Regulations Are Changing the Game for Landlords

Erika George & Kari McGee

The new state Rent Control Bill – Senate Bill 608 – has caused a flurry of...

NEW BEAUMONT VILLAGE LISTING!

Erika George & Kari McGee

4221 NE Beech St., Portland, OR 97213 This beautiful 4 bedroom, 3.1 bath home is chock-full...

New Price & Open House: John’s Landing River View Condo

Erika George & Kari McGee

5250 SW Landing Dr. #210 B1, Portland, OR 97239  Offered at: $335,000 This is the unit...

Open House: Happy Hawthorne Habitat

Erika George & Kari McGee

The perfect easy fixer in a prime east side location! Real entry way with closet, large...

Open House: Sweet Montavilla Bungalow

Erika George & Kari McGee

Adorable one-level living bungalow with charming and spacious garden lot. Large, cheerful kitchen, basement laundry area,...

Open House: Dapper Laurelhurst Foursquare and ADU

Erika George & Kari McGee

Located on one of Laurelhurst’s prettiest streets, this light-filled, historic home has been meticulously updated. Owner...

Want to Buy a House, But Need to Sell One First?

Erika George & Kari McGee

After four long years, the Portland real estate market is now right for those homeowners who...

Is 2019 the Right Time to Buy a House?

Erika George & Kari McGee

We’ve broken down buyer trends for 2019 to help you decide whether or not it’s a...

Three-Peat Client Scores again!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Our client, Fallon, just closed on a darling “skinny” home in Kenton.  This is her third...

Concordia Cutie!

Erika George & Kari McGee

2530 NE Killingsworth St. #10, Portland OR 97211 Offered At: $250,000 This delightful Concordia condo is ready...

Again with the Renting vs Buying!

Erika George & Kari McGee

With a title like that, you’re probably expecting us to expand on the undeniable virtues of...

Armchair House Buyers are our Specialty!

Erika George & Kari McGee

You’ve hear of armchair quarterbacks, but, have heard of armchair home buyers?   It is all the...

HAWTHORNE FOURSQUARE & AWESOME ADU!

Erika George & Kari McGee

NEW HAWTHORNE LISTING! 1525 SE 33rd Ave. Portland, OR 97214 Finally, the ADU property you’ve been...

Cynthia and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year

Erika George & Kari McGee

In an unfair cosmic turn of events, Cynthia has had to hurdle almost all of life’s...

SOUTH SALEM SAXONS KEEPING IT REAL ESTATE!!

Erika George & Kari McGee

You know how you have those periods when everyone from your past seems to come into...

PRETTY PURPLE PIEDMONT PAD

Erika George & Kari McGee

150 NE Holland St., Portland OR 97211 Open House: Friday July 13th 3-5pm Sunday July 15th...

FETCHING KING-SABIN TUDOR COTTAGE!

Erika George & Kari McGee

3927 NE 7th Ave., Portland OR 97212 Offered at $575,000     Broker Tour July 10th:...

HOT TOWN – SUMNER IN THE CITY!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Don’t Miss this HOT new listing in Cully! 4506 NE Sumner St. Portland, OR 97218 3...

SoDiv is So Divine!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Usually buyers take a while to warm up to the buying process, but Matt and Rachel...

HAWTHORNE: TAKE ME TO CHURCH!

Erika George & Kari McGee

1525 SE 33rd Ave. Portland OR 97214 OPEN HOUSES Saturday, 6/16/18 from 1:00-3:00 pm Sunday, 6/17/18...

Marvelous Argay Mid-Century (hubba hubba)

Erika George & Kari McGee

3421 NE 126th Ave. Portland OR 97230 Open Saturday, 6/9/18, from 1:00-3:00 pm! This marvelous split...

Willamette Heights: Good Enough For Bill Walton!

Erika George & Kari McGee

1714 NW 32nd Ave. Portland OR 97210 Broker’s Open 6/5/18 from 11:30-1:30 pm! Sangria and Tapas...

Minnesotans really are THAT nice!

Erika George & Kari McGee

When John and Johanna called to ask us about helping them with a move from St....

I’ve Already Done This…

Erika George & Kari McGee

When Ed and Andrea began their “forever” house hunt in SW Portland, we saw a lot...

HISTORIC SW HUNTING LODGE

Erika George & Kari McGee

6920 SW 62nd Pl. Portland OR 97219 Open 5/19/18 from 12:30-2:30 pm! Storybook English Tudor home...

SW PDX One-Level Garden Cottage

Erika George & Kari McGee

3121 SW Maricara St. Portland OR 97219 Cheerful one-level garden cottage on a huge, park-like lot...

Age in Place in NoPo!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Oh those pesky knees and hips… Doesn’t it seem like the design is seriously lacking in...

Rooms With A View…

Erika George & Kari McGee

Story and Kathryn are about to start the next chapter of their family life by moving...

AWW SOOKIE SOOKIE, SW 70S SPLIT-LEVEL – $459,900

Erika George & Kari McGee

2944 SW STANLEY COURT, PORTLAND OR 97219 Bright and cheerful 70s home with vaulted ceilings, two...

Nothing but Net for Kelly Elementary & Bernadette!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Meet the amazing Bernadette.  We had the good fortune of getting to know Bernadette when we...

A WIN-LOSE in Rose City Park

Erika George & Kari McGee

Sure, everybody talks about achieving a Win/Win in real estate,  but in this case, our buyers,...

Warm and Bright in Laurelhurst!

Erika George & Kari McGee

Warm and Bright in Laurelhurst! 26 NE 44th Ave. Portland OR 97213 Bright and warm, quality-built...

Press Articles

From Lawyer to REALTOR®: Q&A With Erika George

Erika George & Kari McGee

Erika George celebrated six years with Living Room Realty this year. Through Erika’s partnership with her...

Portland Monthly Names Kari McGee a Five Star REALTOR®

Erika George & Kari McGee

Portland Monthly has named Kari McGee, principal broker of the HouseLovePDX Team, a Five Star REALTOR®!...

Think Spring is the Only Season to Sell a House? Think Again

Erika George & Kari McGee

Working as a REALTOR® in Portland for 13+ years has its advantages: we know the best...

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