Whether you want to live in a hip Pearl District condo or a unique east side bungalow I am here to help you find the perfect home.

The Pearl District and the close in surrounding neighborhoods are exciting and evolving areas and where I focus my business.

It is important in our changing real estate world, where location is so vital to home buyers, to work with a neighborhood expert. We all want to live near our local grocery store and within walking distance of our favorite coffee spot, restaurants and parks.

I am here to guide buyers and sellers through the process every step of the way, if you are a first time home buyer searching for the perfect starter home or looking to move as your family and lifestyle change.

Marissa earned a degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to residential real estate in Portland Marissa worked for both a national and local commercial real estate firm. Around town Marissa is involved with the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Portland chapter as well as the Women’s Council of REALTORS®.

Marissa's Testimonials

Marissa was great to work with and so helpful. As a first-time seller, I felt like she guided me through the whole process and made it easy. Absolutely recommend working with her!  

Liliya

Marissa was such a big asset when we sold our home. She was very quick with answering all questions and knew the in-and-outs of the neighborhood’s real estate market. She made the whole process very simple and fast. I highly recommend Marissa, as she made a process I was not looking forward to into a breeze.

Leonard and Cathrin

I am a real estate broker in the high-end market in the East Bay of San Francisco. My spouse and I wanted to purchase investment property in Portland, particularly in the Pearl. I did online research and Marissa seemed to really stand out based on my key criteria – good data analysis, really strong market understanding, and an explicit commitment to strong ethics and client advocacy. We talked on the phone, and then met for literally a day the purpose of which was to buy two condos. And we were successful! Throughout the process, Marissa was thoughtful, very detail-oriented, focused on representing my interests and not the interests of the sellers or her professional colleagues. She knows the market inside out and helped us negotiate a very strong transaction. And she has gone above and beyond several times to make our lives easier, given the distance between the bay area and Portland. We’ve kept in touch, both because she is very gracious and smart, and because she thoughtfully lets us know about new developments in the investment property business in Portland. In fact just yesterday I got a memo regarding new landlord tenant laws in Portland from our property manager – but I had received that information a couple of months ago from Marissa!

Maureen

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Sometimes it’s the Garden

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Laura called me in need of help selling her mother’s home after she had passed. She...

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New Listing: Stately Colonial Home in Cedar Mill

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Quintessential Goose Hollow Home Full of Charm and Character

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1712 SW Clay evokes all that is great about Portland.  It sits in one of Portland’s...

Virtual Houston Modern Home Tour

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The Houston Modern Homes Tour is virtual this year! Although touring in person and experiencing the...

WE’RE CLOSED! STEPHANIE COURT TOWNHOME

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I love working with return clients!  After selling his Beaverton home a few years ago, Orion...

Annual Home Maintenance Tips

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While owning a home can be super exciting, there are some really important home maintenance services...

Big Changes to Second Home and Investment Mortgages

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If you have plans to purchase a second home or invest in the near future, hold...

CLOSED! SPACIOUS KAHNEETA RANCH

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This was a serendipitous closing — we found the perfect home in unexpected circumstances! My clients...

Closed! Spacious Park Avenue Condo

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After sitting on the market for some time, I had the opportunity to take on the...

The Residential Infill Project

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Overview, updates, and what to expect! Source: Planetizen Portlanders have experienced firsthand the impact of population...

#HouseThatBrentBuilt Update

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A mini update for you all! All of this hard work and we couldn’t be happier...

5 Things To Consider Before Buying an Older House

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When it comes to purchasing an older home, there are tons of perks! Older homes tend...

CONDO LISTING – 1811 NW COUCH #501

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This dreamy condo has just hit the market! Enjoy the prime location and walking distance to...

Women In Business: Network, Network, Network

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Put your business and personal brand on the map through networking! As businesswomen — as women,...

CATHEDRAL VILLAGE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ST. JOHNS

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Affordable housing for all! Catholic Charities and Related Northwest have made a collaborative effort to bring...

LISTING – ANDY HESS

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This masterpiece designed by Andee Hess of Osmose Design has just hit the market! Enjoy the...

Just Listed! Refined Luxe Living in the Pearl

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1410 NW Kearney St, #721 Portland, OR 97209 Original interior design by Andee Hess of Osmose...

DEEPER DIG INTO THE PEARL MARKET

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If you have been following me for some time, you know I have a deep love...

What My Years in Real Estate Have Taught Me

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Over a decade in real estate has afforded me my fair share of insights. That time...

HOMES INSPECTIONS —WHAT TO EXPECT AND WHAT TO INSPECT

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You can’t know what kind of problems a home can have at first glance. As a...

Breaking Records at Liberty Oaks!

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Record-breaking sale for this townhome! I was referred to the sellers of this home after helping...

Listing Prep

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Each house or condo has different needs when getting ready to go to market. With that,...

Closed! Big Score on This Luxury Pearl Condo

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My client, Alice, had a big goal to move inland from Pacific City and closer to...

November/December Update on Our Home Build

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Phew! It’s been a while since our last update—thanks for hanging in there! The last few...

Closed! Lovely Milwaukie Ranchalow

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Our newest closing is a special one. My friend Mark, a native of Chicago, like myself,...

October Update on Our Home Build

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October has absolutely flown by and Brent and may finally have the end in sight on...

CLOSED ON A CHARMING NE CONDO

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After a month-long search, we just closed on this charming condo unit in Irvington! My client...

CLOSED: A BITTERSWEET FAREWELL TO GRAHAM ST COMMONS

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This wonderful property has closed! When my clients first contacted me years ago, they were looking...

Our Home Build Is Two Months Away From Completion!

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If you have been keeping up with our home build, you know that we’ve encountered some...

JUST CLOSED: Stunning West Linn Home Filled with Custom Details!

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Can you believe this gorgeous West Linn home that we just closed on!? I first helped...

Just Listed: The Sprague-Marshall-Bowie House, a Portland Landmark!

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I am elated to be listing a Portland home listed on the National Registry of Historic...

Just Listed! Gorgeous Grande Dame of Nob Hill!

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2234 NW Johnson, Portland, Oregon, 97210 History blends in harmoniously with modern luxuries! The Sprague Marshall...

We’re Closed! Rare End Condo Unit in Liberty Oaks

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We just closed on a rare end condo right in Tualatin last week, thanks to some...

Adidas Campus Renovation Has Not Halted

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Three years ago, Adidas HQ announced its’ intention to expand its North Portland campus by 2020....

Cozy Home with Secret Gardens in North Portland

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This lovely listing located off of N Polk was initially purchased by a sweet couple I...

Family Ties in Portland Heights

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The greatest feeling in the world is helping your best friends buy a house.  Jon and...

Just Sold! Custom-Built Traditional in West Linn

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The listing details say it all—this will be the perfect home to quarantine in! I’m so...

Commercial Builds to Keep An Eye on in Portland 2020

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Despite pandemic and national closures, Portland still has a lot of upcoming urban development projects slated...

New NW Condo in the Lexis!

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Can I just say that if I were looking for the perfect introduction to city living,...

Just Listed! Delightful English Cottage with a History

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7325 SW Brier Place Portland, OR 97219 Delightful English cottage built in 1923 by Portland architect...

The Texas Two Step

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Another quarantine close for the books! Imagine moving the middle of a pandemic. Well that’s exactly...

Just Listed! Sweet Sanctuary in SW

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5105 SW Baird St Portland, OR 97219 If you have to be quarantined at home this...

Beautiful Gated Townhouse for 1st Time Home Buyers

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Adam and Mikey were first-time buyers ready to shift into investing,  instead of spending money on...

Stunning Condo at the Door of the Pearl District

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Serena got in touch with me as an out of town agent through my website. As...

Closed! Classic Bungalow Undergoes Cosmetic Updates and Goes Pending in Four Days!

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We closed! Out of state sellers, Deitrich and Shauna, had a lot of updating to undertake...

A Chic & Modern New Condo for a Repeat Client

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In the past few years, I have helped Gary buy and sell a gorgeous condo in...

When You Love Where You Live

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When you love where you live, but need more space, you just buy a bigger townhome!...

Family Matters in Happy Valley

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Jason is a good son.  The kind of child I would want to have one day....

Sometimes You Get a Second Chance

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Every once in a while the stars align and you get a second chance at the...

Live Like a Star on Celebrity Lane!

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20772 SW Celebrity Lane Beaverton, OR 97078 Offered at $375,000 4 Bedroom ~ 2.5 Bathroom ~...

Just Listed! Classic Irvington Bungalow

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2173 NE 7th Avenue Portland, OR 97202 Offered at $525,000 3 BEDROOM – 1 BATHROOM –...

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1400 NW Irving Street #602 Portland, OR 97209 Offered at $325,000 0 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom...

Sophisticated Live/Work Condo

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1400 NW Irving Street #112 Portland, OR 97209 Offered at $300,000 0 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom...

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In Oregon a swimming pool is usually not on the top of my buyer’s wish lists....

Magic at the Metropolitan

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1022 NW Marshall #370 Portland OR 97209 Offered at $725,000 0 Bedroom – 1 Bathroom –...

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I met Erin and Jimmy though a great past client of mine.  They were living in...

Just Listed: Perfection at the Pinnacle

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1255 NW 9th Avenue #320 Portland OR 97209 Offered at $450,000 Studio perfection at the Pinnacle....

Investor Vision at Cardinell View Lofts

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Rose and her son Trevor had been discussing investing in real estate as landlords for a...

Just Listed Historic Roosevelt Condo Studio!

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Historic Roosevelt Studio Condo  $190,000 1005 SW Park Avenue #701 Own a piece of Portland history!...

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4932 N Haight Avenue 4 Bedroom – 3.5 Bathroom – 1,813 Square Feet Stunning contemporary home...

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Just Sold!        $530,000 2336 SW Osage St #604 Beautiful and tastefully remodeled 6th floor...

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Mark and Ariel bought their first home together in Portland in 2013.  It was a lovely,...

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Kyle had lived in the Pearl District for a few years and was looking to move...

Setting Goals & Crushing Them

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Tiffany started looking for a house a year ago.  We met and discussed her wish list...

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Sometimes you live in a neighborhood that holds that special place in your heart.  And sometimes...

Just Sold! Pristine Metropolitan Condo

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Just Sold! 1001 NW Lovejoy Street #303 Pristine Metropolitan 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom condo plus den....

Cute as a Button McCormick Pier Condo

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Just Listed: 910 NW Naito Pkwy #I-9 Top level, two story condo with lots of natural...

Orange, Pineapple, Ginger, Spinach Juice

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Sometimes all the ingredients come together.  I received a call from Cori about a live/work condo...

Just Listed Hosford Abernethy Classic

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Hosford Abernathy Classic  $489,000 1840 SE Taggart Street Classic home tucked into the Hosford Abernethy neighborhood....

New Columbia Traditional

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PENDING IN TWO DAYS! SPACIOUS NEW COLUMBIA TRADITIONAL $390,000 9611 N Woolsey Avenue Rare four bedroom...

Iron Woman Emily

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I met Emily at a first Thursday fun run a few years ago.   She was...

Property Line Adjustment

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Lori and Steve had been talking casually with their neighbors over the years about buying a...

Against the Odds

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I met with Molly and Greg to discuss what they were looking for in their first...

JUST LISTED: STREETCAR LOFT LIVE/WORK

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1030 NW 12TH AVENUE PORTLAND, OR 97209 Premier Pearl District location live/work unit currently used as...

Cash for Condos

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Jamie is one of the most laid back sellers I have had the pleasure of working...

Just Sold! Living Large in Milwaukie

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Live large in this pleasant Milwaukie home neighboring the Providence campus. The home features refinished hardwoods,...

Going Going, Back Back to Cali Cali

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Jeff and I started working together while he was making a big life change.  He had...

The Ultimate Frisbee Crash Pad

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I connected with Michael as he was beginning the search for his first home.  One of...

PRICE IMPROVED: LET’S MAKE A DEAL!

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1400 NW IRVING STREET #425 PORTLAND, OR 97209 Best value in the Avenue Lofts! $15,000 price...

YOU CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM HERE

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949 NW Overton Street #1213, Portland OR, 97209 Not really, but you do have sweeping South...

JUST LISTED: TRANQUIL TIGARD TOWNHOME

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14170 SW Barrows Rd #1 TIGARD, OR 97223 Tranquil Scholls Village end unit townhome. This condo...

LOVELY PORTSMOUTH FOUR SQUARE

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8300 N Dwight Ave Portland OR 97203 OPEN HOUSE:  SAT 7/14 12-2pm Lovely old Portland four...

GORGEOUS LOFT IN THE HEART OF THE PEARL

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1400 NW IRVING #113, PORTLAND, OR 97209 A wall of windows makes this sophisticated live/work space...

Escape from the Heat: A Condo Retreat

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Lauren and Dennis moved to the Las Vegas heat from Seattle a few years ago.  The...

Move-in Ready in Beaverton!

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18578 SW Ping Court, Beaverton OR 97003 Lovely, move-in ready home in Beaverton on quiet dead-end...

Building a Real Estate Empire for Ferdinand

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Asher gave me a call at the end of the year to discuss his real estate...

Just Listed: Home at The Henry

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Just Listed: Home at The Henry 1025 NW Couch St, #822, Portland, OR 97209 Offered at $498,000...

Comedian’s Condo

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  Jake has been a long time friend and recently moved to Portland from LA.  He...

Just Listed: Light & Bright Pearl Condo

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Just Listed: Light & Bright Pearl Condo 1125 NW 9th Ave, #509, Portland, OR 97219 Offered at...

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