Yomari grew up in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico, surrounded by beaches, mountains, sunshine, color, music and delicious food. Her immense family (she has 30 cousins!) was always gathering and cooking in someone’s home. She remembers playing in her grandmother’s wrap-around porch, hanging out in her aunts’ lively kitchens, and dancing at the family parties in the open and tiled garages. Her father designed and built her childhood home. She was mixing cement and leveling cinder blocks before she was 10! She had no idea what a huge influence this would have in her future life.
Her family made it clear: home is everything.
Fast forward a few decades and college degrees; while she was working as an Oncology Dietitian in Florida, Yomari bought her first home after conducting an extensive self-guided search among the beautiful Spanish and Mediterranean style homes of Miami Shores, and realized she was in the wrong profession. By then, she had been visiting the Pacific Northwest for years with her husband, who grew up in Port Townsend, Washington, and was head over heels in love with the vibe, the mountains, the people, and the architecture of this side of the country. So after moving her family from Miami to Oregon, she decided it was time to follow her calling and become a licensed Real Estate Broker, founded Yomari Loves Houses, and became The PDX House Fairy.
This is what she has learned about herself and about being an effective Real Estate Broker:
That a real estate transaction is not just about numbers and negotiations; it is not just a business transaction. A real estate transaction is about people; their goals, their wishes, and their needs. It is about HOME.
That client relationships in real estate should be a PARTNERSHIP, and they should also be PERSONAL. Understanding that the process can be emotional and stressful for clients is vital. Yomari believes it is her job to be there for her clients when they are worried or anxious, and to take the stress away from them.
That real estate transactions need to be an HONEST affair. Clients should feel the process is transparent, and that their agent is working with integrity for them.
That selling and buying properties should be a positive experience. Yomari wants her clients to remember buying or selling a home as an EASY and FUN life event.
That it is important to approach real estate like she does life; with ENERGY, PASSION, AMBITION and KINDNESS.
That she is good at what she does because she truly LOVES BEING AN AGENT. She dreams of homes, interiors, architecture, and gardens, and the clients who belong with them.
Yomari lives in a dreamy old Portland lady, a 1900 farmhouse in Montavilla that she and her husband bought in 2017. It needs a ton of work, but they love it. She is a mama to two amazing kids, three dogs, and two cats. She probably bores most people she knows talking about houses. She dreams of owning a tiny apartment in New York City. In her personal time, Yomari enjoys cooking, gardening, eating great food and drinking good wine, listening to true crime podcasts, binging a good TV show, walking with her dogs, camping in her RV with her family, and when time allows, traveling to another city to explore, and EAT!
She would be honored to be your home buying or selling partner.
Learn more about her, read her blog, and send her a note by visiting her website. You can also follow her adventures on Instagram and see why she calls herself The PDX House Fairy.
We’re so grateful for her and her passion for her job is undeniable!
Buying a house these days seemed like an impossible feat but with Yomari as our realtor it went great! She looked at over 20 houses with us. She was incredibly patient and taught us so much. My partner and I had never bought a place before so there was so much we didn’t know. Yomari held our hands through the whole process and explained everything to us in a way we understood. We’re so grateful for her and her passion for her job is undeniable! She was an absolute joy to work with and I’m kind of sad our journey together ended! (Until we sell!) Thank you, Yomari!!
If you’re in the market in PDX, call this rock star ASAP!!!. An incredible agent from start to finish!! Yomari is hard working and passionate, both about real estate and about finding the right home for YOU, as well as bright, honest, and a downright joy to work with. I can't even count the number of times my husband and I said "oh thank god we're working with Yomari" to each other as we faced down the daunting task of buying our first home. I cannot thank her enough for all the hard work, support, and insight we got from Yomari, and for helping us get in the right house -- and for closing the deal just when we thought we were about to burst from the whole process. If you're in the market in PDX, call this rock star ASAP!!!
Yomari was absolutely wonderful to work with. Yomari was absolutely wonderful to work with. She constantly impressed us with her extensive knowledge at every step in the process, but was also patient enough to explain everything to us. She really took the time to get to know us to help understand exactly what kind of house would best fit our lifestyle. She did a great job negotiating and got us all the repairs and credits we asked for, which we didn't even think was possible, and helped us find a house quickly in a competitive market even without a large amount of cash to offer as incentive. We didn't think it would be possible at times but Yomari kept us positive and helped us get the perfect house for us. We would highly recommend her as an agent.