Blog Stories Welcome to Oregon! Smart Move. Move Smart.

Welcome to Oregon! Smart Move. Move Smart.

By Sharon Bloudek, March 12, 2019

Welcome to Oregon! Smart Move. Move Smart.

Part 1

I often get calls from Realtors in other states who want me to help their clients who are relocating to Portland or anywhere in Oregon, and that’s pretty awesome, and I want to help them. But I begin our introduction by figuring out if it would make more sense to buy or rent first. I am always happy to work together while they find where they want to be, and my local knowledge really helps smooth out that learning curve.

If you are considering relocating to Portland and want to buy a house right away, I recommend you call me before you move. We can get your search started before you arrive, and I can help cushion your landing.

Oregon and Portland (where I live) is really wonderful, and all the rumors you have heard about the amazing green landscape, delicious food and the friendly people are true, though you should know the rainfall amount is a little exaggerated! Here are a few great local online resources to get you excited and informed as you make your plans. And for more of my personal take on this place I call home, check out Part two (coming soon).

Travel Oregon, Travel Portland, The Oregonian and Portland Monthly are great resources for travelling and local news and pop  culture, Portland Business Journal has an industry lens and Willamette Week Portland Mercury and Street Roots tend to give a more alternative spin on things around here. Red Tricycle, Metro Parent and Urban Mamas are great to get a sense of family-centric activities and concerns. Most neighborhoods and counties have local online and print newspapers if you want to dig deeper.

Sharon Bloudek


Sharon was recently recognized as the #1 Individual Agent in the #1 Real Estate office in the State of Oregon. Recognized as a FIVE STAR Real Estate Agent in Portland, Oregon for 9 years. Sharon has been named top 1% in the RMLS, and has been a member of PMAR's Masters Circle Diamond Platinum Level. Also a Neighborhood Favorite on Nextdoor and a Zillow Premiere Agent. Having lived both in the city & the suburbs, she is a great resource for relocation clients. She has worked extensively with first time home buyers & first time home sellers, upsizers, downsizers and investors. She has experience in multi-family units, plexes, and timberland. She is the third generation in her family to be in the real estate business. Sharon graduated from the University of Oregon with a MBA in Marketing & International Business, and from Loyola Marymount University with an emphasis in Business Management. She lives in SW Portland with her husband and three kids and enjoys volunteering in the community. She is a proud supporter of Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest, being a former Jesuit Volunteer in Woodburn, Oregon as well as a previous Board Member. She loves hiking, traveling and going to the beach. Basketball and softball were her favorite sports to play, and while she never played soccer - her husband and kids do - and now she appreciates the beautiful game. Sharon would love the opportunity to work with you!
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