In 2006 she got her license and set out to empower people with information and encourage inquiry beyond the basic needs in a home, which was something she wished was provided to her when she bought her first home. As her Real Estate career developed she found joy in helping buyers the most, which led her to specialize in buyer representation.
Jessica loves helping buyers consider all angles, future needs, and possible roadblocks in a home. Her goal is to empower a buyer with choices and to consider the unchangeable elements of a home to better ensure many years of happiness in their new home. Buying right is the most important factor to protecting your investment and she takes this very seriously, which is why helping buyers eliminate homes in order to get to the right one is her top priority. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of investing in real estate. She brings this wealth of technical housing knowledge, intimate familiarity with the city, and investment experience to her counsel for homebuyers, but it is her commitment to buyer advocacy (and seeing the impact this has on people’s lives) that most inspires her and has kept her engaged and in love with her job after all these years.
Licensed Buyer Team Operations Manager
When I first joined our team in 2019 I had been feeling dispirited about real estate. I’d been a realtor for several years and had a strong desire to find increased meaning within an industry that didn’t always reflect my values. The thing that kept me returning to real estate despite this was the zing of happiness I felt when I helped clients through the home-buying process and witnessed them on the other end having accomplished a dream or otherwise empowered. To me, the role of a realtor is one of stewardship. I am proud to be on this team because the level of informed honesty, ethical counsel, and all-around excellence we offer is truly unparalleled in this industry.
Working as the Operations Manager on our buyer team means I get to focus on all my favorite parts of the job. I’m hyper-attentive to detail and delight in tending to nuance; transparency and communication are critical. If you are at ease knowing the train is running smoothly and if I answer your questions (maybe even before you’ve thought of them), then I’ve done my job well. I’m an introspective person and I view my sensitivity as a strength. I enjoy listening and taking the time to thoughtfully respond so we can move through the home buying process with intention together. I think searching for a home is about identifying your fundamental values and assessing how the decision you make about where you live can best support the life you want to lead.
On the more personal side, when I’m not working I’m probably writing or thinking about language. Give me a stack of good books and I’m happy. I’m a creative thinker and a maker – I love great design and discovering new outlets for expression. I don’t ever want to stop learning. Putting my hands in dirt is just about the most invigorating thing I can think of and my little garden is my sanctuary. I like to dance at home so free that it makes other people laugh. I love to sing. I freaking love my family.
Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in OR | firstname.lastname@example.org
Kim Parmon | Lead Listing Agent | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon | email@example.com
Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon | email@example.com