Testimonials

“The experience with Marissa was great. She worked with me for almost a year to find the right place for me. She helped me identify great homes and narrow my search requirements throughout the process. Once the home was identified she walked me through the entire process smoothly, even in a market that was a sellers’ market.”

— Seth (bought in Boise neighborhood)

“I am a real estate broker in the high-end market in the East Bay of San Francisco. My spouse and I wanted to purchase investment property in Portland, particularly in the Pearl. I did online research and Marissa seemed to really stand out based on my key criteria – good data analysis, really strong market understanding, and an explicit commitment to strong ethics and client advocacy.

We talked on the phone, and then met for literally a day the purpose of which was to buy two condos. And we were successful! Throughout the process, Marissa was thoughtful, very detail-oriented, focused on representing my interests and not the interests of the sellers or her professional colleagues. She knows the market inside out and helped us negotiate a very strong transaction. And she has gone above and beyond several times to make our lives easier, given the distance between the bay area and Portland.

We’ve kept in touch, both because she is very gracious and smart, and because she thoughtfully lets us know about new developments in the investment property business in Portland. In fact just yesterday I got a memo regarding new landlord tenant laws in Portland from our property manager – but I had received that information a couple of months ago from Marissa!”

— Maureen (bought in Pearl District)

“Marissa was such a big asset when we sold our home. She was very quick with answering all questions and knew the in-and-outs of the neighborhood’s real estate market. She made the whole process very simple and fast. I highly recommend Marissa, as she made a process I was not looking forward to into a breeze.”

— Leonard and Cathrin (sold in Pearl District)

“Marissa was absolutely fantastic. This was my first home buying experience and she made every step of the way so easy for me. She was extremely knowledgeable about different neighborhoods, areas, buildings, and districts in Portland.

What I loved most about working with Marissa was the way she listened to my needs as a home buyer. I always felt, as a client,that my needs were being put first. We explored many different options and she was so patient and understanding. We were able to find an amazing place at an amazing price. In such a large decision in ones life, Marissa made me feel completely comfortable with my purchase. I would recommend Marissa to anyone buying a home in Portland.”

— Josette (bought in SW Portland)

“Marissa helped me find the perfect condo in the Pearl District of Portland. I was living in southern California and in the middle of a job transfer. I had no idea how long it would take for the tran sfer to go through, and got in touch with Marissa to explain what I was looking for. She is extremely knowledgeable about the Portland market, especially the Pearl District. She showed me 7 or 8 units and explained the pluses and minuses of each building. I had to return to California, but she stayed in touch and was prompt and thorough in her communication. She notified me when someone made an offer on the property that I liked best, and within a short time, it was mine! She walked me through the whole process concerning the paperwork and closing issues, and was a huge help at the time of moving in to take care of some issues left by the previous owner. What I remember most about Marissa was her great sense of humor and her way of putting me at ease through out the whole stressful process of buying property out of state and trying to co-ordinate the job transfer, closing, and moving in. If anyone is thinking of buying or selling in the Portland area, especially downtown or the Pearl District, then Marissa is who you want on your side.”

— Dave (bought in Pearl District)

“Marissa was an outstanding partner with the sale of our home. She knew our area and demographic very well which helped in making a smooth sale. We couldn’t have been happier with the process. Negotiations were a non-issue on our end. Marissa took the time to understand our needs and worked seamlessly with the other party to quickly resolve any issues. When we buy our next house, Marissa will be our first call.”

— Marlin and Annette (sold in Oregon City)