Grounded in personalized service and thoughtful communication, Virginia leverages her experience with high-pressure real estate investment environments to achieve exceptional outcomes for her clients. Virginia creates calm from chaos and loves adapting these tools to her clients’ benefit.

In addition to her years in real estate, Virginia holds a Bachelor of Sociology Degree and a Certificate of Organic Master Gardening from Portland State University. She is a member of the Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®, the National Association of REALTORS®, and a member of the Urban Land Institute.

Virginia has earned her Master Negotiation Expert Certification, a designation that arms her with the most effective negotiation techniques and ability to maximize outcomes for her clients. Only 4,000 agents have earned this designation nationwide.

When Virginia is not tenaciously advocating for her clients, she is in the kitchen working on recipes that begin with, “Day 1…”, drinking great coffee and hiking Mt. Tabor with her young family and her labradoodle, Polly.

Virginia deeply cherishes the trust of her community and she will always have hearts in her eyes for Portland. Follow Virginia on Instagram to get a look behind the scenes.

Virginia's Articles

How to Safely Tour Homes During Covid

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Strong safety policies and procedures have been developed for real estate practices over the last month...

COVID-19 and the Current State of Doing Real Estate in Portland, OR.

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Some Real Estate is still deemed essential. For some buyers in need, COVID-19 may provide some...

$81,000 Over Asking and a New Life on the Slopes. Style Sells.

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The Portland Market Remains Strong for Sellers. As professional architects with Hacker Architects and (and owner...

Marvelously Multnomah Village Mid-Century

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Multnomah Village is known as “the village in the heart of Portland. Known as “the village...

Buy a House to Quit Your Day Job- Say, what?

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Flush with technical degrees, my buyer client Miles currently works as a Focused Ion Beam Engineer-...

Going Local Matters – Getting it done in NoPo.

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Pivoting Successfully When Things Don’t Go As Planned + Why Local Relationships Matter The process of...

Great investment but next adventure, please. Just sold in Fo-Po.

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Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood is very exciting these days! Great dining options, unique local shops, and seriously...

Ready to go in the heart of FoPo.

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This gleaming turn-key home offers it all for those that want to work and play. Built-in...

Family Treehouse

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Audrey and Neil came to me with this unique property in mind. They were at the...

It’s A Family Affair

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After helping my clients sell their beautiful home this spring, they were ready to make the...

In Good Company | A “preparing to sell your home” story. Before and After.

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The story of selling 10390 SW Hawthorne Ln. It pays to be in good company. After...

Nothing quite as smooth as VanSword smooth

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Deacon and Talena VanSword had been long-time renters in PDX and decided it was time to...

A Fresh Start in SE

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I met up with Sam at the Speedboat coffeehouse in FoP0 in April to talk Real...


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What do you get when you combine an incredible condo with floor-to-ceiling windows, lovely people, and...

A Diamond in the Rough

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This Diamond is Ready to Shine Again   Jaime had been looking to own his first...

Just Listed: Vast Vista Hills Hideaway

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10390 SW Hawthorne Lane PORTLAND, OR 97225 Dynamic mid-century retreat tucked away in the heart of...

Hustle with Muscle- Importance of Skilled Negotiation in Real Estate.

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I did a thing! I’m incredibly proud to have earned the right to call my self...

Experience Comes in Just Shy of Crystal Ball

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I opened the operations of these three iconic mixed-use buildings in Portland. (Park Avenue West, Goat...

Happy Holidays! May your home be cozy and bright.

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There is extra attention paid to “home” this time of year. If you are like me,...

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