Blog Stories Check out how Living Room stacks up against our competition

Check out how Living Room stacks up against our competition

By Melissa Dorman, October 30, 2020

Each quarter, Living Room Realty compiles the numbers to see where we rank. Being one of the smallest brokerages, it’s always interesting to see where we stand. Once again Living Room Realty has been ranked number one in Q3 in the city of Portland with 5.94% of the residential market. Keller Williams came in #2 with only 4.08% in market share.

Even more interesting is looking at the metro wide data. Including surrounding suburbs of Portland like Beaverton, Tigard, and Gresham, the picture looks different. Living Room ranks #5 overall. Notably, we are #2 metro wide for most sale’s volume per agent, behind the Hasson Company. Although we only have 130 agents, out agents averaged 2.2 Million in sales for Q3 alone. We are small but we are mighty!


Melissa Dorman

Broker | OR & WA


Ten years ago, Melissa was living in a slum in Kolkata, India, helping over 200 women escape 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 clients overcome complex real estate challenges. Currently, Melissa is teamed up with Super Broker, Yascha Noonberg at Living Room Realty. Together they assist clients 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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