Blog Stories Settling Down in Portland

Settling Down in Portland

By Veery Harper, July 2, 2019

Three years ago C & E moved to Portland seeking a better quality of life for their young family. With luck on their side they found a great rental home in NW Portland and began to relax into the neighborhood, school and community. As their family grew and their ties to the community strengthened they knew it was time to find a permanent home of their own.

When we began to search for a house they hoped to stay within a few blocks of their rental home but soon realized they may have to consider a slightly larger range. We maxed out at a quarter of a mile radius. Luckily the stars aligned and within a few weeks a new listing popped up in close by Arlington Heights. The large family home with views of the city and walking distance to Washington Park & Hoyt Arboretum was the perfect blend of nature and urban living.

Now C & E get to enjoy their summer relaxing on their deck and watching their kids play it the yard. Just the scenario they hoped for when they made the move three years ago.

Veery Harper

Principal Broker

Veery became a licensed realtor in 2003 and hit the ground running. Her clients immediately recognized her aptitude for finding the best property in the right location, coupled with the temperament to advocate and persevere even during fraught moments in a transaction. Importantly, clients came to rely on Veery’s keen eye for value. She recognized a good opportunity when it hit the market, immediately seeing potential on which a buyer could capitalize.

Over the next decade Veery honed her skills and built a robust client base. She rode the wave of the boom years and weathered the hardships of the recession. She’s seen the market at its best and worst, and still loves what she does.

Today, Portland’s exploding growth and low inventory makes it one of the most competitive real estate markets in the country.  For buyers, selecting the right home is just the first step; the real challenge is to outshine the competition. Veery’s experience and persistence are a strategic advantage for buyers, as she structures every offer to rise to the top. When selling a home, factoring in market psychology means  a quick, successful sale instead of listing an over-priced home that lingers on market and necessitates a price reduction—which even in this selling climate happens every day.

An intuitive listener with a gregarious nature, Veery quickly catches on to what her clients need and desire. Accessing her deep knowledge of homes and neighborhoods, she’s able to determine where they are likely to discover their next Living Room.

Besides devoting time and attention to the buyers and sellers she serves, Veery shares her life with her husband Chris and their two daughters, Sawyer and Evens. She’s a PTA mom active in the schools. She’s also an engaged volunteer who’s attentive to Portland’s evolving, vibrant communities, realizing her clients are impacted by the changes she and her family must navigate every day.

Veery’s personal and professional life are intertwined by design. She relies solely on referrals from family, friends and clients to build her business. Cultivating her practice for more than 16 years, Veery is thankful for the expanding network of close relationships and trusted associates with whom she works each day.

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Veery Harper

Principal Broker


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