Blog Stories B.O.M. to H.O.M.E

B.O.M. to H.O.M.E

By Melissa Dorman, August 19, 2020

When Alex and Evgeniia saw this charming townhome on the perfect this quiet street they couldn’t help, but feel a sense of heartbreak when they realized it was already pending.
Weeks later armed with a realtor, pre-approval letter, and a renewed sense of confidence their search led them to a familiar street. It was quiet, peaceful, and had a lovely townhome that had just come “back to market”.

The stars aligned that day for these first time buyers. Perseverance, planning and a little luck led them to the perfect place to start their happily ever after!

Melissa Dorman

Broker Licensed in OR & WA

Ten years ago, Melissa was living in a slum in Kolkata, India, helping over 200 women escape of sex-trafficking by providing alternative work at a social business. It was there she discovered her passion for financial education as a means of empowering people to move out of poverty. After graduating from UCLA with a Masters, Melissa spent 5 years working as a Social Worker; assisting clients facing homelessness, in jail, or at a psychiatric facility. As much as she loved the work, imagining saving for retirement on the meager salary of a social worker was becoming grim. That's when Melissa discovered "passive income." In no time, she fell in LOVE with real estate as a vehicle for wealth. Soon after, Melissa began locating off-market multi-family properties to purchase through creative financing strategies and win-win opportunities. Two years into investing, Melissa quit her day-job as a Social Worker to become a full time broker and investor. Initially she was drawn to people in difficult circumstances, so she developed extensive experience assisting families facing foreclosure, short sales, and probate. Melissa is well versed in helping her client's overcome complex real estate challenges. Currently Melissa is teamed up with Super Broker, Yascha Noonberg at Living Room Realty. Together they assist client's to achieve their real estate dreams, including how to strategically buy and sell a personal residence to maximize profits. Far from the slums of Kolkata, her greatest passion now is empowering other working professionals to develop passive forms of income through buying multi-family properties in Portland.
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