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Gavin Shettler

Earth Advantage Principal Broker


I am a residential real estate broker at Living Room Realty serving Portland, Oregon, and the surrounding area.

My clients love working with me for my honesty, integrity, and good communication. Real estate is more than just buying or selling a home, it’s about building authentic and lasting relationships between individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities. Many of my clients are first-time home buyers, individuals who are ready for their second or third home purchase, people relocating to our area, and sellers who need an agent who understands the nuances of a specific neighborhood.

My role as your agent includes facilitator, negotiator, advocate, advisor, and expert in the Portland Metro housing market. I am a certified Earth Advantage Broker and an Energy Trust Ally. I enjoy educating my clients about high efficiency homes and green technology applications.

I have lived in Portland for over 20 years and love this city. My background is in Arts administration where I first owned and managed a commercial art gallery. I then founded and ran a non-profit visual arts center and last but not least managed and directed a large housing development of live/work spaces for artists.

I live in the Montavilla neighborhood in NE Portland with my wife, Andrea and our children, Beatrise and Augustus. Along with our children we are happy to be parents to our three cats, Charlotte, Yogi and Ferocia. Our four chickens, a leopard gecko and beautiful dog named Lucy.

About Living Room Realty, it is a leading real estate company that believes in community and connections. We have 120+ agents between four offices in inner Portland, a office in Vancouver, WA, and a office in Manzanita that serves the North coast of Oregon. We provide a wide range of services beyond residential real estate including rental management, tenant placement, and commercial real estate. Living Room is one of the only real estate companies with B-Corporation status in the nation. The company’s values include integrity, relevance and diversity. Our company was awarded the 2014 Business in Ethics Award for all small businesses in the state of Oregon.

Gavin Shettler
Principal Broker
gavin@livingroomre.com
503-481-7450 Cell

Assistant: Rose Romanick
rose@livingroomre.com

Gavin's Testimonials

We thoroughly enjoyed working with Gavin. He is extremely knowledgeable about the housing in the Portland area and very aware of the neighborhoods and local property issues. He was responsive, enthusiastic and fair-minded in all his dealings with us. Part of the purchasing group was out of state and he worked seamlessly with that arrangement. We would not hesitate to recommend him.

Client

Gavin helped me sell my dad’s house, as well as make the purchase of my own property. He is enormously helpful, responsive and clear about all the requirements and responsibilities involved in buying and selling property. He almost exclusively utilizes electronic signing and documentation services, which I really appreciated, as my home and work life didn't have to be too disrupted during so much activity. Gavin is an all-around really great agent!

Client

We set out to buy a house for our daughter—in our neighborhood. A house around the corner came on the market on a Friday and by the following Monday we met Gavin at the house—and within an hour he was writing up an offer. Having not bought a house for many years, and not having a current realtor, we were delighted with Gavin's manner and expertise. If I was buying another house I definitely "hire" him again...he is gracious, timely, considerate, knowledgable, and moved us through the process with ease. We got into a bidding war and we won -- thank you Gavin! We couldn't be happier with the house and with the service Gavin gave us during the process. PS: he is young and hip too!

Client

The most important aspect for me in working with Gavin was that I could trust him. Having an agent you really trust is working out the best deal for YOU, not for his wallet, business etc, made all the difference. He found a home that really fit our aesthetic while also not breaking our budget or pushing us toward something that we really couldn't afford. He was fun, lighthearted as well as knowledgeable and tactful in all of his dealings.

Client

Gavin was a pleasure to work with in a process that can be potentially frustrating. He was knowledgeable, professional and always friendly. In the end, Gavin assisted me in finding the right house for myself and I would recommend him to friends and family in the future. Thanks Gavin!

Client

Gavin helped us buy a house this fall. We've bought and renovated homes before, but Gavin's advice was very helpful in navigating what became a lengthy and somewhat complicated purchase. He was also clear when we discussed areas outside of his realm of expertise. As such, we came to really trust when he had comments about a particular issue. We would definitely work with him again.

Client

We found Gavin by random selection from a few Web searches. It turned out to be a crucial lucky break for us. We are in Detroit and wanted to purchase a Condo in the Portland area. Gavin knows the metro area so well and for Portland proper he is an expert. Like a good Jazz player Gavin was able to continually adjust as our expectations evolved. We found we couldn't afford the Pearl district for instance so he steered us toward the division area and areas just outside Portland city limits. We had many competing 'requirements' which he patiently tried to accommodate. Gavin puts high priority on communication. He consistently and completely answered our questions within a day or two. When the negotiations for our place spanned his birthday weekend where he was going out of town he kept the process moving remotely. One last point is that he works for you. He tries hard to understand what you want in a home. He then works to find that place for the price you told him. We NEVER felt pressured to buy up or to rush into a sale. Gavin is a gift.

Client

We were very lucky to find Gavin when searching for houses. Gavin is honest and hardworking, who will find what you are looking for without the high pressure that you mostly see elsewhere. He is friendly and knowledgeable, and an overall nice guy. We would definitely work with Gavin again.

Client

My husband and I purchased our first home in 2011 with the help of Gavin.  . He was very professional and made the entire process comfortable.  We decided to sell that home at the beginning of 2014 located in Oregon City and move closer into Portland.  Gavin was the first call we made, he helped us sell our house then purchase our new condo without having to be temporary placed during the transition.  If you need someone to really care, be consistent, and flat out Help You!  Gavin is the person for the job.  I wouldn't consider anyone else and will likely make that phone call again in a couple years because we clearly enjoy a change of scenery.

Client

Gavin came to us as a recommendation from a close friend. My partner and I were on the fence about purchasing a new property. He immediately saw the value of the home we were looking at and helped us negotiate a fair price. He also brought a wealth of knowledge in regards to local knowledge and process. We closed in less than 30 days.

Client

As empty nesters in our 60s we wanted to move from Northwest Portland to Southeast to be closer to our grandchildren. We selected Gavin Shettler because he found a home for one of our daughters. Gavin was great, both in helping us find a home that met our needs and selling our house. We received  multiple offers within a week on our house that exceeded the asking price. The paperwork on both ends turned out to be a breeze. Most importantly Gavin listened to us and helped find a home that met our needs. Downsizing is not always easy. We always felt that Gavin was watching out for out interests and was very responsive. An added feature to working with Gavin is that he has a number of contacts with contractors that do quality work in a timely manner for a fair price. While this has been our only move in the last 20 years, we would highly recommend Gavin Shettler to anyone looking for a real estate agent.

Client

Gavin's Articles

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The Right Condo

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I was working with a buyer looking for a home that could be fixed up and...

The Fruits of Labor…

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…and the Vegetables of Effort. And I guess, the Herbs and Spices of Toil and Diligence?...

JUST LISTED: HOME IN FAIRVIEW

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135 Cedar St Fairview, OR 97024 Welcome home to this well maintained, 3 bedroom, 1 bath...

Seattle vs. Portland

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Seattle vs. Portland…..who wins when it comes to livability? Hands down…Portland. I helped sell Stacy and...

JUST LISTED: BUNGALOW DREAMS IN ALBERTA ARTS

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4904 NE 29th Ave PORTLAND, OR 97211 Have you been dreaming of that classic Portland Bungalow...

Just Sold: Montavilla Masterpiece

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It was such a pleasure to help my clients find this super clean 2 bedroom 1...

Just Listed: Opportunity in East Portland

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17209 SE PINE ST PORTLAND, OR 97233 Welcome to this terrific, well-maintained attached home. The home...

Yeah UP for being a good employer!

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Shaun and Roselia where ready to buy a house in Portland. Shaun works at the University...

Hey! There’s a hole in that house!

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We did our initial viewing of the house with my clients, Ryan and Pauline, and sure...

JUST LISTED: MOVE IN READY OASIS

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4420 SE 51ST AVE PORTLAND, OR 97206 Meticulously updated home lives large. Do not be fooled...

Just Listed: Light and Bright Condo at Daybreak Co-Housing

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2525 N. KILLINGSWORTH ST. #213 PORTLAND, OR 97217 Come be a part of the amazing Daybreak...

ADU Dreams

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Chase and Mary had a dream. To be able to buy their first home that had...

JUST LISTED: THE HAWTHORNE BUNGALOW

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3937 SE HARRISON ST. PORTLAND, OR 97214 Welcome home to this well maintained Bungalow located two...

Dream of the Untouched Mid-Century Actualized

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Katherine and Jesse had been looking for a home that was in the city, but also...

JUST LISTED: CONVENIENCE OF THE QUINTET CONDO

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6625 W BURNSIDE RD #252 PORTLAND, OR 97210 Light and bright 5th floor condo. Private living...

Sweet Little House in Portland!

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Hot Damn! You can buy a sweet little house under $300k again in Portland OR! Old...

JUST LISTED: QUINTESSENTIAL KENILWORTH BUNGALOW

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4004 SE 32ND AVENUE PORTLAND, OR 97202 Blocks from Kenilworth Park, come home to this lovely...

Just Listed: Contemporary condo in Sullivan’s Gulch!

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Contemporary condo in Sullivan’s Gulch! 1765 NE Clackamas Street, Portland OR 97232 This contemporary condo in...

JUST LISTED: MILEPOST 5 – RARE FIRST FLOOR UNIT FOR SALE

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900 NE 81ST AVE #112 PORTLAND, OR 97213 Rare ground floor unit available at Milepost 5....

Just Listed – Get Lucky in Montavilla

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1038 NE 76th Ave  Portland OR 97213 A great opportunity to get a 3 bedroom, 1...

OPPORTUNITY AT POWELL BUTTE!

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14038 SE BUSH ST PORTLAND, PORTLAND, OR 97236 Check out this split level, 3 bedroom, 2...

Current Real Estate Market Update

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Portland real estate continues to slow in its inflation of home values. The peak of the...

Milepost 5 is for Artists

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Milepost 5 is a condominium building located in the Montavilla Neighborhood. The building was conceived as...

Downsizing

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Many families in today’s world do not go straight from the large family house directly to...

The Off-Market Transaction

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The Off-Market Transaction Why yes, you can sell a house without listing it on the open...

Original Farmhouse in Lents

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5816 SE 84TH AVE, PORTLAND, OR 97266  OPEN HOUSE: SUNDAY 6/3 FROM 12PM-2PM This 1904 farmhouse was the one...

JUST LISTED: A JEWELL ON A LANE IN BETHANY

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14753 NW Jewell Ln, Portland, OR 97229 Welcome home to this great house in sought after...

BACK TO THE 80s – IN A GOOD WAY

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17322 SW PACIFICA CT, BEAVERTON OR 97206, Welcome back to the 80s in this Choice, well-maintained...

How to buy a house that isn’t for sale yet

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I had just started working with Tim and Jessie. We were getting their house ready for...

Beware the Lemon!

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Julia was looking for that cute little house to call her own. We found it in...

JUST LISTED! Cheerful Brentwood-Darlington Cottage

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CHEERFUL BRENTWOOD-DARLINGTON COTTAGE 6637 SE 78th Avenue, Portland OR 97206 Tucked away in the up-and-coming Brentwood-Darlington...

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