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The Relocation Specialist Strikes Again!

By Jessica Ward, May 8, 2023

Welcome to Oregon by way of Hawaii to my awesome buyers Phil & Lisa!

Out of state relocation transactions are always a bit sentimental for me because it’s such a huge honor to to help facilitate such a monumental life change. It takes a massive amount of communication, confidence and trust that’s required to perform well.

The initial conversation is usually an interview of sorts where the clients and I feel each other out to make sure we are a good match. It’s important for all parties to be in alignment to reach their goal.

The next step is educating the client on the process as it may vary from the state they are coming from. In Phil & Lisas case they had previously purchased their first home, a condo, in Hawaii. They were now in the market for a single family residence so we discussed how the transaction may be very different from their last purchase. There will always be questions at every step of the way and I encourage them. A key thing of importance, to me, is finding the answers to questions my clients might not have thought to ask.

After the informational stage the fun begins: touring! We picked a day/time that we could go see places via video chat.

Finally we found a house with major curb appeal in Brentwood-Darlington, went through inspections and closed without a hitch.

And alas we met in person on key day.

If you’re considering an out of state move to Oregon let’s have a chat!

Jessica Ward

Broker OR & WA | ADU Specialist


My life is fueled by a profound passion for serving others and making a positive impact on my community.   A proud Pacific NW native, I am intimately acquainted with the fabric of local life – its people, its treasures, and its countless opportunities. My sociable nature thrives on connection, and I embrace the roles of an active listener and clear communicator, values that underpin the ability to forge authentic bonds. Aptly dubbed the “queen of resources and connections” by my clients, I bring an extensive bag of “hats” I wear to the world of real estate. I seamlessly meld a vast reservoir of industry knowledge with a deeply personalized touch, ensuring that every individual need is met. My specializations encompass an array of real estate experience and knowledge. From guiding first-time home buyers, strategizing with investors, building with developers, to facilitating seamless relocations for those venturing from afar. I'm also known to expertly navigate the intricate terrain of down payment assistance programs, grants, and investment opportunities.
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Affiliations and Accolades:

  • ADU Specialist
  • Licensed Broker in Oregon & Washington
  • National Association of Real Estate Brokers (Board Member)
  • Youth Rights and Justice (Board Member & Sponsor)
  • Lents Neighborhood Association (President)
  • Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (Member)
  • Diversity Chair Award Winner (LRR- 2022 & 2024)
  • The first African American to close a transaction with a Black owned title & escrow company in Oregon state history (Vanport title & escrow)
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