Marissa Sainz

Earth Advantage Broker


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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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 –...

Life at The Avenue Lofts

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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...

Home is Where the Pool is

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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 –...

A Home for the Twins

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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!...

Just Listed: Contemporary Stunner with ADU

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

Just Sold: Pretty in Pink

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

A Lasting Love for Victorians

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

From the Pearl to Arbor Lodge

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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...

Old Hawthorne Haunts

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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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