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Why do I love my job? What keeps me going? It’s the little things…

By Brandon Buchanan, March 12, 2019

Derrick and Abby met about a year ago and quickly fell in love…now fast forward to this last Saturday when they tied the knot and are moving in together. I had the pleasure of helping Derrick buy his home, and he referred me to his then girlfriend Abby, who was looking for someone to help her sell her home. I loved getting to help them each take a step closer to having their first home together and to see them happily married in their new home.

More often than not I get the pleasure of making people feel happy and achieve their dreams of homeownership or help them downsize to get one step closer to retirement or sell their home because they are marrying the person of their dreams. Each home purchased or sold brings on a different life event for the people involved and being able to be a small part of that experience for me is more rewarding than I ever imagined this career would be.


Brandon Buchanan

Principal Broker

As a Portland native and full-time Real Estate Broker since 2006 I have seen the city develop and change so much! I have helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. I have the experience and local know-how to help you make the best possible decisions. I love the real estate business and find success through open communication, a good sense of humor and being accessible to your needs. There are so many questions to answer – How is the market? When do I buy? Where do I buy? When should I sell? How do I sell? Give me a chance – sit down with me, I’m happy to get to know you better and answer these questions in a way that is tailored to you. There is a home for everyone, and I would be delighted to help you find yours. Prior to my real estate career, I followed my curiosities about life and lived out some amazing memories. From commercial fishing in Alaska, deckhand work at a marina in Florida, to bartending in Aspen, my love of travel and meeting new people has never ceased. These experiences have shaped who I am today; I bring the skills I’ve learned, the ability to connect with people of all backgrounds, and some incredible stories to every transaction. My clients always come first, but if I am not working you could find me coaching my son’s basketball team, golfing, snowboarding, camping, gardening, or somewhere sunny and warm near the beach. Portland, Oregon is a one-of-a-kind place and establishing roots here is one of the greatest privileges. I am truly passionate about this area and once you go on this journey with me, I’m sure you will fall in love and will want to put down roots here, too. I’d love to earn your business, so call me today!
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Brandon Buchanan

Principal Broker

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