Blog Stories Fresh Start in SE

Fresh Start in SE

By Melissa Dorman, May 29, 2020

Arielle and Witter weren’t sure they knew what to expect when buying a home during a global crisis. With 2 dogs, a home to sell in New York and unpacked boxes, they wondered if now really was “the right time”.

However, with the prospect of their new chapter in Oregon how could they shy away? They set out, complete with masks, booties and endless gloves to find the perfect spot. Needless to say when the stunning mid-century popped up in SE they were quick to make a move. Thank goodness they did!

Being quick to the draw with a well planned strategy paid off and ultimately brought the couple to where we are today, Closing!

No big hugs and celebrating like in the days prior to Coronavirus, but with all thats happening there’s a different kind of excitement in the air. It’s the thrill of possibility, new beginnings, and establishing new normals.

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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