“Its not what you do, its why you do it.” Howard Shultz
I have a genuine passion for and get great joy from helping people. I know this sounds cheesy but everyone, there it is. Its true.
I have been helping people buy and sell homes since 2005 and plan to be helping people for years to come. My most important values are honesty, trust, kindness, communication and FUN! There are many moving parts to real estate and trying to navigate the waters, is overwhelming to many people. So, with these basic value, we work together as a team, fulfilling your dreams all while having a great time doing it.
I listen to your needs, and we go out as a team and make your dreams a reality. Whether that is buying your 1st or 15th house, selling your home, buying a condo, starting to invest in rentals or buying a farm! I am there to help you!
I have a bachelors from the University of Washington in Communications. I am originally from the east coast. I graduated from high school in Upstate NY, lived in Arlington VA and Seattle before settling in lovely Portland OR. I live in St Johns in North Portland, and LOVE it. Its like living in a small town, within a big city.
Little bit more about me and things I love:
Travel: My obsession is currently Spain: the food, the people, the history… I was a flight attendant in my 20’s and my father was a pilot so flying and travel has been in my life for as long as I can remember.
My Dachshunds: I have a grey dachshund named Olive and a Chi-weenie named Max. Everything I do is for them, the house I buy, the car I drive, everything. I am a crazy weiner dog lady and stop people on the street if I see they have one.
Remodeling homes: My partner, a contractor, and I are on our second home that we have completely overhauled. It is so exciting to take it down to the studs, and build it back up. I love all the potential homes have and this is a skill that I have when looking a house, all the possibility that it has. The last remodel we did, we lived in a 16’ trailer for 8 months until it was liveable: 2 humans and 2 dogs in 800 sq feet.
Reading: I have been known to read/listen to up to 10 books at a time. I love to learn and grow and there is so much information out there to know.
Food: I love to cook and eat delicious and healthy food. I know, they don’t normally go together but…
Leah is a proactive, go-getter that is attuned to her client's needs.
She does not try and push you into a transaction just to make her commission. Instead, she helps you find the perfect opportunity no matter how long that takes. I have already recommended her to anyone who will listen. She's awesome.
We had such a great experience working with Leah Dowling. She assisted us through the entire process of selling our home. She visited the property several times to help determine work needed to maximize the sell price. Leah's comments about the property in the RMLS were instrumental in us receiving multiple offers within the first week. Although we were slightly over-whelmed by the offer acceptance phase, Leah guided us through each offer so we could make an informed decision. We made mistakes along the way but Leah was there to smooth things over with the buyer's agent and closing was not delayed. Leah is the first person I will call when I decide to sell my current home.
I have bought or sold over six houses. Having an agent who is your partner is of utmost importance. Someone who can protect your interests and actively guards your path along the way. They should be competent, friendly, intelligent, detail orientated, have good memory skills and experience in the market along with a lot of patience. Leah Dowling has all those skills and attributes in abundance and more besides. We looked for a property for months and she proved her worth daily. She was committed to making our house purchase as successful and comfortable as possible. I recommend her wholeheartedly.