Blog 2023 Real Estate Advocacy and Service: The Secret Sauce to Happy and Successful Homeowners in 2023!

Advocacy and Service: The Secret Sauce to Happy and Successful Homeowners in 2023!

By Jessica LeDoux, December 18, 2023

A Year of Exceptional Service: Our Team’s Real Estate Journey in 2023

2023 was a year filled with concerns, market doubt, and rising interest rates. However, amid these challenges, opportunities emerged. Recognizing a need in the marketplace for education and guidance to interpret news headlines in the dynamic Portland real estate market, our team stepped up. Through regular classes and one-on-one conversations, 2023 became a year of connection, bringing immeasurable joy to our team. All of our cups are filled through advocacy and service, and 2023 provided abundant opportunities for both. We feel blessed to have worked with such amazing people.  Client Reviews

  • Thorough and Organized Communication: Clients praised Jessica’s excellent communication skills, emphasizing her thorough and well-organized updates throughout the entire home-buying process. She kept clients informed and ensured a smooth experience.
  • Fast and Trustworthy Service: Clients appreciated Jessica’s efficiency and knowledge, with one mentioning a quick decision to make an offer on a house the same day they met her. Trustworthiness was a recurring theme, making clients feel comfortable in fast-paced transactions.
  • Guidance and Insightful Input: Jessica’s ability to provide valuable input and guidance was highlighted in the reviews. Clients mentioned her role in helping them avoid potential issues with a property and making informed decisions, ultimately saving them time and money.
  • Strategic Thinking and Coordination: Jessica’s strategic thinking and coordination, especially with her colleague Jenessa, were key to successful offers in a competitive market. Clients appreciated their responsiveness and the tools provided for a smooth and empowered home-buying experience.
  • Educational and Supportive Approach: Clients commended Jessica’s role as a teacher, providing valuable insights into the market and the home-buying process. Even after closing, she continued to offer support and resources, creating a lasting and positive impact on clients’ homeownership journey.
  • Advocacy and Personalization: Clients felt that Jessica and her team truly understood their goals and budget. Jessica’s diligence showcased her commitment to clients’ well-being. The team’s advocacy extended beyond closing, offering ongoing support.
  • Market Expertise and Informative Style: Jessica’s in-depth knowledge of the Portland market, from basement layouts to neighborhood characteristics, was highlighted. Clients appreciated her informative style, avoiding a sales-oriented approach, and felt confident recommending her to others.
  • Smooth and Transparent Transaction: Clients who initially had reservations about working with a new realtor were pleasantly surprised by Jessica’s team. The process was smooth, communication was excellent, and the transparency provided peace of mind throughout the transaction.
  • Phenomenal Knowledge and Responsiveness: Jessica’s team was described as phenomenal, with clients impressed by their knowledge of the housing market, responsiveness, and willingness to go the extra mile. The team’s expertise, especially in a complex market, made a significant impact on the overall experience.

2023 was a year that presented challenges, but through dedication, expertise, and unwavering client focus, the team not only navigated the hurdles but exceeded expectations. As we reflect on the year, we invite you to share your own experiences or thoughts. Your stories contribute to the vibrant tapestry of our real estate community and we look forward to hearing more success stories in the years to come. Here’s to a year filled with exceptional service, lasting connections, and the promise of continued success.

Jessica LeDoux

Broker | OR


JESSICA LEDOUX Licensed Broker Lead Buyers Agent Oregon is where Jessica’s heart lies. Born and raised in Portland, Jessica grew up in Concordia and bought her first home in North Portland in 1996. She was seduced by the front porch of a 1920’s bungalow and as a young 20 year old there were so many factors she did not know to take into consideration when choosing her home. After 5 years of restoring the home, it was time to move and the seed had been planted – her love of restoring homes was born. It took a few more projects and years for her to make the choice to enter Real Estate. In 2006 she got her license and set out to empower people with information and encourage inquiry beyond the basic needs in a home, which was something she wished was provided to her when she bought her first home. As her Real Estate career developed she found joy in helping buyers the most, which led her to specialize in buyer representation. Jessica loves helping buyers consider all angles, future needs, and possible roadblocks in a home. Her goal is to empower a buyer with choices and to consider the unchangeable elements of a home to better ensure many years of happiness in their new home. Buying right is the most important factor to protecting your investment and she takes this very seriously, which is why helping buyers eliminate homes in order to get to the right one is her top priority. She believes wholeheartedly in the power of investing in real estate. She brings this wealth of technical housing knowledge, intimate familiarity with the city, and investment experience to her counsel for homebuyers, but it is her commitment to buyer advocacy (and seeing the impact this has on people's lives) that most inspires her and has kept her engaged and in love with her job after all these years. Jenessa V.  Licensed Buyer Team Operations Manager  When I first joined our team in 2019 I had been feeling dispirited about real estate. I'd been a realtor for several years and had a strong desire to find increased meaning within an industry that didn't always reflect my values. The thing that kept me returning to real estate despite this was the zing of happiness I felt when I helped clients through the home-buying process and witnessed them on the other end having accomplished a dream or otherwise empowered. To me, the role of a realtor is one of stewardship. I am proud to be on this team because the level of informed honesty, ethical counsel, and all-around excellence we offer is truly unparalleled in this industry.  Working as the Operations Manager on our buyer team means I get to focus on all my favorite parts of the job. I'm hyper-attentive to detail and delight in tending to nuance; transparency and communication are critical. If you are at ease knowing the train is running smoothly and if I answer your questions (maybe even before you've thought of them), then I've done my job well. I'm an introspective person and I view my sensitivity as a strength. I enjoy listening and taking the time to thoughtfully respond so we can move through the home buying process with intention together. I think searching for a home is about identifying your fundamental values and assessing how the decision you make about where you live can best support the life you want to lead.  On the more personal side, when I'm not working I'm probably writing or thinking about language. Give me a stack of good books and I'm happy. I'm a creative thinker and a maker - I love great design and discovering new outlets for expression. I don't ever want to stop learning. Putting my hands in dirt is just about the most invigorating thing I can think of and my little garden is my sanctuary. I like to dance at home so free that it makes other people laugh. I love to sing. I freaking love my family. Karim Alaeddine | Operations | Principal Broker Licensed in OR | Kim Parmon | Lead Listing Agent | Principal Broker Licensed in Oregon | Andee Zeigler | Licensed Listing Team Operations Manager | Jenessa VanZutphen | Buyer Operations Manager | Licensed in Oregon |   
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