I have lived in Portland my entire life and spent the last 20 years in the Creston-Kenilworth neighborhood of SE Portland.
As such, I know inner SE like the back of my hand and I am very familiar with most neighborhoods in the Portland metro area.
After almost 25 years filling people’s homes with great design and art I shifted my love of finding great things, for great people, towards Real Estate. My eye for quality and attention to detail serves both my buyers and sellers equally.
As a business owner most of my life, I understand the concepts of problem solving, coordination with others, and hard work.
I always say…”Great things rarely come from a 40 hour work week.” If you want a Portland native who is hard working, responsive, and compassionate – give me a call. I look forward to working with you to find that perfect home or that perfect buyer for yours whether the house be Craftsmen, Modern, brand new, or a fixer.
We recently bought and moved to our dream home in the country.
This would not have been possible had it not been for Martin Cross of Living Room Realty. Of course we had a list of "must haves", "really would be nice ifs", "wishful wants" and plain unrealistic desires. A pretty long list with lots of specifics. After looking at place after place that kept missing the mark - even though most were great properties - we almost gave up looking and were ready to settle, just to be done with things. Martin completely held our proverbial hands through the whole process. He didn't let us settle for less than what we wanted and encouraged us to not give up.
My husband and I recently bought our first home with the assistance of Martin Cross at Living Room Realty. Our entire experience was fantastic! Well, I mean, buying a home in Portland certainly has its ups and downs, and we definitely had a few challenges to overcome, but Martin was there with us every step of the way. We couldn't have accomplished this dream of ours without his help! We're so glad we used Living Room to buy our first home, and would heartily recommend Martin and the entire team to anyone looking for a realtor in Portland.
I am now settling into my new home up in the trees and I could not be happier with Martin Cross and all he did to help me get here. I enlisted him almost a year ago with a small budget, strict school rating requirements, and a strong love of the place I was renting, but I couldn't afford another rental increase. I asked the impossible of Martin and he found me my treehouse! Then we took on the bureaucratic mess of purchasing a foreclosed property! It took us two and a half months to close with Fannie Mae. Martin spent hours sorting out and meeting contractors to assess issues that the inspection brought up to make sure I had all the information I needed. He even talked Fannie Mae's realtor into getting lender required repairs done! His kindness and attention to detail throughout the process made a very stressful situation manageable. This is my first home purchase all on my own and I am so glad I chose Martin Cross and Living Room Realty to help me make it a reality!
I used Martin Cross as my realtor for selling one house and buying another and I’m so glad I did!. Honestly, both selling and buying (let alone doing both at once) was super stressful. But I'm so glad I had Martin's help, because it made everything more manageable. I ended up getting a great price for my old place and finding a new place I love - there couldn't have been a better outcome. He had a wealth of knowledge about how to fix up my old place and was endlessly patient driving me around town to look at new houses. While I hope I won't be moving again anytime soon, if I do I'll be using Martin for sure.