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With a Little Help from My Friends!

By Tracey Henkels, August 8, 2019

Congratulations to Jess and Julie on their Home Purchase!

This transaction was a great example of community and team effort! I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to the team of preferred professionals that have helped my business grow and thrive over the years. It means so much to me to support the businesses of folks to support me and my clients. I truly believe in that business model and I believe in contributing to my community in that way.

Firstly, Jess and Julie worked with my preferred lender JJ Lee Kwai at Two Rivers Mortgage and she is the definition of a rock star mortgage lender! She walked Jess and Julie through everything and even came to their signing to make sure she was right there in case they had questions or if there was an issue. I know this means a lot to clients and that’s why I love working with her.  Time and time again my clients sing her praise and she deserves every ounce of it.

A big shout out to Uli Sommers, my favorite inspector. Working with Jess and Julie on this house, Uli was very thorough in her work and thoughtful in her delivery and advice. Uli had a few recommendations for repairs and once those were complete, she happily came back out to re-inspect and put my client’s minds at ease. I know that everyone who works with her is going to get the best service at the best price.

Mike Reed from First American Home Warranty is my go-to person for home warranties! Jess and Julie are very pleased to have a home warranty from First American. He is very customer service oriented and it shows!

My assistant, Jasmine, played a huge role in this transaction! She was right there to help Jess and Julie with all aspects of the transaction including showings and inspections. Together we provided a higher level of service than I could have on my own. I genuinely appreciate her hard work, dedication and commitment to my clients!


Jess and Julie have the coolest pup in town, his name is Luigi. They also have a sweet kitty named Oliver and I hear that he’s going to be getting the swankest catio in town!

Tracey Henkels

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Tracey Henkels attributes her disciplined nature and relentless work ethic and to a childhood spent rising and retiring by the light of the sun, on her family’s apple orchard in Iowa. Gratefully, that Midwestern mentality has served her well over the years, and Tracey continues to deliver excellent customer service, superior technical skill, and a wide array of industry knowledge both directly and on behalf of her clients. While Tracey wouldn’t trade her career as a Real Estate broker for any other, her first love was actually Architecture, a craft she studied at Iowa State University during her undergraduate years. After receiving her degree, Tracey worked as an Architect for over 6 years before deciding she wanted to forge a new professional path. In 2004, Tracey jumped heart-first into the world of buying and selling houses, and is proud to say, she’s never looked back.   When you meet Tracey, one of the first things you notice is her positive energy, and zest for life. One of her favorite things about being a broker is the ability to help people make powerful transitions in their lives. Tracey’s natural patience, unwavering professionalism, and optimistic attitude make her a both a compassionate broker, and tough negotiator. Tracey is committed to serving others, being involved in her community, and giving back. When she isn’t working hard to best serve her clients, you might find her tending to her garden, growing fresh vegetables, exotic plants, and beautiful flowers, apprenticing a professional woodworker making fine furniture, or planning her next exciting adventure with her wife, Bernadette. Contact Tracey at or 503-715-6140
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Tracey Henkels

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

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