Ian is a true Portland native who, from childhood on through adulthood, has been scampering all around Portland’s neighborhoods and surrounding areas.

He knows and loves this city and this state. Prior to following his real estate dreams, Ian worked as a Business Analyst most recently for Strava, a GPS tracking service and social network for runners and cyclists. Besides your friendly real estate broker, Ian is a lesser-half to his better-half, a human to his dog, a big-time outdoor enthusiast, whitewater rafter, multicontinental motorcycle adventurer, occasional long distance trail runner, fly-fisherman, rock-climber, and loves to do it all with family and friends.

Ian’s passion for real estate began after purchasing a 100+ year old home in need of some love in the Sunnyside neighborhood. He had a vision for what the house could be and came up with a plan to get it there. After hundred’s of DIY articles, YouTube videos, and trips to Home Depot, he ended up with a fantastically restored home. Fast-forward to today and Ian, with a partner, is now involved with rehabbing homes professionally.

Working with you as a buyer, Ian can help guide you through the process of finding and purchasing your dream home or help visualize, brainstorm, and plan how to take ‘that house’ and transform it into your dream home. Working with you as a seller, Ian is there at every stage of the process to help advise, stage, market, negotiate, and high-five. Whether you’re a fellow native or a recent transplant excited to be here; a starter home buyer or a seasoned investor; Ian, with all the relevant know-how and with genuine enthusiasm, is ready and excited to help you get the most out of your real estate goals.

Ian's Articles

Restored and Reimagined off Division

Ian Curtis

Before renovations: Dilapidated shell of a home, overgrown with plants, with an unfinished and unsided second...

9 Months Later… They Own a Home

Ian Curtis

The buyers found their dream home, made the offer, the sellers accepted, made it through inspections...

Just Listed | NW Contemporary by Architect John Storrs

Ian Curtis

  Here is a unique opportunity to own a Pacific Northwest Contemporary masterpiece by renowned architect...

Josef Jacobberger Mediterranean

Ian Curtis

This 1924 Mediterranean style home by renowned Portland architect Josef Jacobberger has just switched patrons for...

Roseway Renovation

Ian Curtis

This long-time rental in Roseway has seen better days. Having been long neglected, she has thankfully...

Listed | Multnomah Village Ranch

Ian Curtis

  Freshly renovated ranch in an unbeatable locale one block from the heart of Multnomah Village....

A Second Saturn Return in Sisters

Ian Curtis

    My clients are of the age where many of their friends and cohorts are...

Two birds, one stone

Ian Curtis

For these two love-bird buyers, they killed two birds with one stone on closing day –...

Playing Cards Right in St. Johns

Ian Curtis

Recently, a couple of my dearest friends were planning a transition to a new home to...

Buckman Four Square

Ian Curtis

Nothing beats a 1905 Old Portland Four Square in the Buckman neighborhood. You’re in the nitty...

Good Vibes in St. Johns

Ian Curtis

There’s good vibes aplenty at this fresh and fun St. Johns home. Thoughtfully remodeled and move-in...

An Out of Doors Man Finds Himself Indoors

Ian Curtis

On paper, you’d never think this motorcycle riding, rafting, camping, photographer, wild-man would be one to...

Blue Steele

Ian Curtis

So there is this old blue house on Steele Street… She’s not much of a looker...

Patience Paying Off

Ian Curtis

In her search for the perfect home closer by her young granddaughter and growing family, Carolyn...

Intro: Working Some Magic in Woodstock

Ian Curtis

A block off of Woodstock Blvd sits a 1929 craftsman pleasantly perched on a corner lot....

Before/After: A Rose City Park Tudor Makeover

Ian Curtis

This ~3k sqft Rose City Park Tudor had great bones and a lot going for it...

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