Blog Stories Thank you for 3 decades!

Thank you for 3 decades!

By Bonnie Roseman, February 25, 2021

Thirty years ago, yes, 30, I took my real estate exam. Things were so different! Individuals did not have computers, or even cell phones. Offers were presented in person, printed on  paper – actual paper and signed with actual pens. Email was not a thing. We had faxes. Faxes printed on thermal paper. There were no radon tests or sewer scopes. Lots of people did not even get inspections. Many homes were less than $100K!

Several years later I got my first cell phone. It was a real classic, a Motorola that could double as a self defense weapon or a brick. It weighed a ton.

Forget having a smart phone, a tablet, lap top or even a desk top computer. We had the MLS book. When I started, Portland was served by OMLS, Oregon Multiple Listing service. RMLS, Regional Multiple Listing Service, started up shortly after I began my real estate career and for a little while the two competed. RMLS won and continues today. Back in the day, instead of doing a search online, you would flip through “the book”, browsing the black and white thumbnail photos and short descriptions of the available homes. New books, and thus new listings, came out every two weeks.

So many things have changed, but what has stayed the same is human connection. I’m still in touch with my first client, who is also celebrating a 30 year anniversary – 30 years in that home he bought from me way back then.


More than anything, as it sinks in that I have been helping Portlanders with their homes for three decades, I want to say thank you for all the people who have trusted me to be their guide. It has been awesome getting to know you.  2/23/91 I took the exam and started a career I never suspected would teach me all I have learned. Thirty years and still going strong.

Bonnie Roseman

Principal Broker | Earth Advantage | ADU Specialist | OR


Since 1991, she's been delighted to assist clients in navigating the ever changing housing market: whether selling a first home or the family home, looking for a starter pad or a forever habitat, downsizing, resizing or buying and selling investment property. Having a symbiotic connection with your real estate agent is key and will help ensure a great experience. Bonnie enjoys consulting with potential clients to discover their wishes and goals, confirming the right client-agent match. Smooth transactions are the target; however, there can be unexpected bumps getting to the closing table. Bonnie excels at finding creative solutions to any mishegoss that pops up and she takes pride in an extremely low sale fail rate. A little more about Bonnie: born in Philly, raised in Berkeley, mom to an incredible young woman; her home is filled with both furry and scaly creatures, the daily driver is all electric, equality is the only pathway; she's embraced veganism for the earth, the animals and her health. Like credentials? Sweet, here you go:
  • At Home with Diversity Certificate
  • Earth Advantage Broker + ADU Specialist
  • Senior Real Estate Specialist SRES)
  • Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
  • Five Star Professional Award (9 years)
  • Homelight Top Producer and Top Buyers' Agent
  • Nexdoor Neighborhood Favorite
  • Member of the National Association of Gay and Lesbian Real Estate Professionals (NAGLREP)
Saving the best for last, Bender, her little second chance rescue pup from SoCal is likely to tag along. He’s snuggly, pretty cute and has jumped paws first into the real estate industry. #pet mama, #dog lover, #cat lover, #animal lover, #empty nester, #Leaf driver, #progressive, #SE Portland, #Hawthorne, #97214, #97215, #97202, #97232, #97201,#97206,#97210,#97211, #97212, #97217, #envronmentalist, #local
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