Real Estate Brokers
At Portland Housing Center we believe that having a team of home buying professionals you can trust is an essential part of homeownership. To help you develop your team, we partner with local real estate brokers who specialize in working with first time homebuyers and special first time homebuyer programs. Portland Housing Center partner real estate brokers are added through a competitive Application process and meet strict Criteria.
Our Trusted Real Estate Brokers
Three generations deep in Portland real estate brokerage, I began my personal career in 2003. Since, I’ve taken a blue color approach towards seeking my client’s interests. I have seen extremes in market trends, and learned valuable lessons along the way. It is my goal to empower my clients to make informed decisions of their own through education, acting more as an advocate than a salesman. I take my zero pressure approach all over metro, with areas of specialized knowledge in both urban and rural areas, as well as the all too common “distressed” properties. I have earned a degree in Real Estate Studies from Marylhurst University, and work tirelessly to better my value as a resource to my clients. Additionally, I’m very proud to be a participating broker with the Portland Housing Center.
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CDPE, CRS, CNHS, CSP, e-PRO, GRI, HCS, SRES
RE/MAX Equity Group Inc., Broadway Branch
237 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97232
Laurie has been working as a Realtor with RE/MAX for over twenty years. Trained in buyer representation, negotiation and environmental issues, she works hard to put that experience to use helping her clients find the best possible home for their particular needs. She is focused both on the details of the home buying process, and the big picture, analyzing physical characteristics, condition, value, and the intangibles that make a home a great place to live. She works hard to help her clients find a home where they will thrive, at a great price.
I grew up in Portland and have lived in the Beaverton/Hillsboro area for the last 26 years. I love the Northwest and the Portland area. I have been a full time real estate agent since 1996, with the philosophy that my job was to help people buy and sell their next home regardless of price range or area. I quickly realized my passion was helping first time buyers find and negotiate the purchase of their first homes. As a buyer’s agent I’m diligent, but a ‘no pressure’ realtor with the philosophy that when together, the buyers and I, find what they are looking for we will move quickly on it.
My strengths as your realtor are communication(keeping you informed of the process as well as the next steps in putting a purchase together), negotiating skills (with 20 years of experience and a large majority of my clients being first time buyers) and just generally being my clients advocate and guiding my clients through the buying process while making it fun and informative during the transaction.
My interests are playing cards(which has helped me immensely in reading a seller or agent when I’m presenting an offer), traveling( I love the balanced perspective it gives me about life), sailing(hours of peace and moments of terror!), shooting pool(keeping the competitive edge up) and music(I write songs, but doubt they will ever be famous?). I’ve been married 33 years(to the same girl!) and have three kids and two grandchildren.
Above all I look forward to working with you, my next buyer, and finding you your first home while being hands-on through out the entire transaction.
Javier has been a top Real Estate Broker for over 12 years and has successfully closed and negotiated over 150 million dollars in sales. His background in Real Estate Investments, International Business as well as his bilingual skills in English and Spanish have allowed him to serve a wide spectrum of buyers and sellers in the Portland Metro and Vancouver areas.
Building his growing reputation through hard work, client advocacy, and innovative thinking, Javier sets his expectations high. He quickly became the go-to realtor inside the RE/MAX network and a well trusted and preferred broker within Portland’s Housing non-profit organizations. Javier’s seasoned experience, sharp instincts, foresight and ability to anticipate market trends, enables him to lead and create opportunities for buyers and sellers in up, down, volatile and changing markets. Javier is a strong and savvy negotiator whether his client is the buyer or the seller and his passion remains to be helping first time home buyers achieve the dream of homeownership.
Javier’s work has been punctuated by his involvement with the local community. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors at Hacienda CDC. He has also been a longtime partner and preferred Real Estate Broker at the Portland Housing Center.
Javier has earned many national and local awards including: Top 10% RE/MAX agent, Multiple year 5 Star Agent Award Recipient, 2016 100 Most Influential Agents in Portland Metro Award, NAHREP Top 250 Latino Agents in the Nation, amongst many others.
Javier earned degrees in Economics and International Business at UDLA in Quito, Ecuador.
Licensed in OregonA native Portlander, Alyssa has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from PSU and a degree in liberal arts from Sarah Lawrence College. Having worked professionally in the non-profit arts management and affordable housing issues in Portland since 1996, she finds great pleasure and satisfaction in guiding homebuyers through the process and sees her role in a home purchase as advocate, advisor, partner and transaction organizer. When not working, Alyssa plays in her garden, crafts, and spends time with her husband and son, and their menagerie of 1 cat, 2 greyhounds and 3 chickens.
1619 NE Killingsworth St Suite A Portland, OR 97211
Jennifer grew up in Portland and has lived in just about every part of the city. She currently lives in NE Portland’s King neighborhood and is currently restoring the 108 year old foursquare she currently lives in. Jennifer has four kids ages 11-18 and two parson Russel terriers. She loves to spend time with family, travel, cook, interior design and restore vintage furniture.
Jennifer has over 25 years of sales experience. She decided to become a realtor after buying her first home, she loved the experience but wanted to elevate it. She knows what its like being a first time home buyer and has committed herself to making the process as smooth as possible for her clients. Jennifer quickly became a top producer in the Portland real estate market after getting her real estate license and has continued to grow her business without sacrificing service to her clients. Jennifer became a Principal broker and opened Hugh realty in 2015. She has helped over 100 families find their home and looking forward to helping many more!
Jennifer received the 2015 Portland 5 star agent award. She is also on the board of Portland Playhouse and has been on the board of Alberta Main St.
Vantage Point Properties, Inc.
Owner and Principal Broker of Vantage Point Properties, Inc. 25 years experience as a Real Estate Broker Proudly affiliated with the Portland Housing Center for Ten Years. First time buyer specialist. Skilled negotiator. Licensed and bonded general contractor-Vantage Point Renovations, LLC. Well versed in home renovation and restoration. Devoted husband and father. Interests include gardening, golf, and woodworking. I have a B.A. Degree from Pomona College. Dedicated to the principle that everyone deserves equal access to home ownership.
Realty Trust Group, Inc.
A native of Portland, I remember my first home buying experience and the personal reward of homeownership. With 10 + years as an experienced broker, a Certified Home and Eco Specialist; is my desire to help people see beyond their present situation and to achieve their dream of homeownership. I will use my excellent negotiation and communication skills to my client’s advantage. My passion is to assist each client in seeing their dreams become a reality. I’m committed to go the “EXTRA MILE” and to take the time to understand each client’s needs and embrace every opportunity with excellence. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the near future, please call for a personal interview and property assessment with no obligation.
Mary Abbott Young
Coldwell Banker Bain
Portland West Office 12985 NW Cornell Rd. #200 Portland Oregon 97229
I am new to the Portland Housing Center Realtor referral list but not to Portland Housing Center. I have been a long time volunteer with the organization and am an original member of the PHC Westside Advisory Board. In addition I have been on the Latino Home Fair organizing committee for nearly a decade. These efforts have given me a true understanding and a passion for helping first time home buyers achieve their goals of home ownership.
While I serve the entire Portland Metro area I know the West side best. I am a long time Beaverton resident. My son is a Sunset High School graduate, an athlete and a Scout so there are not many areas I am not familiar with. I will be your guide through the home buying (or selling) journey and will work to make it not only as stress free as possible but fun as well. I pride myself on being extremely responsive. You will never have to chase me down to respond to your emails, calls or texts. This is a very personal process and your priorities are my priorities. you will get the care and attention that you need to make your future home purchase a success!
Vantage Point Properties, Inc.
1410 SW 11th Ave., #606, Portland, OR 97201
I am a Portland native with 25+ years assessing, refining and achieving the Real Estate goals of my clients. I am skilled in negotiating and creating opportunities for my clients to obtain maximum results with minimum anxiety. I have been a volunteer at the Portland Housing Center since 2002, educating first time home buyers and serving the community at large. I work by referral and have been honored by my clients by being nominated and awarded the Portland Monthly 5 Star Real Estate Agent award for 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 ,2016, 2017 & 2018 based on my buyers satisfaction. I assist sellers in maximizing their profit potential with counsel on value adding improvements and market timing. I create opportunities for my clients success & wealth building through investment in real estate. I am a Certified Specialist with HOWNW, AHWD and am a Certified Negotiation Specialist.
I believe in the mission of The Portland Housing Center!
I moved to Portland 14 years ago from Chile. I’m fluent in both English and Spanish, and have a great grasp and understanding of multiple cultures and the displacement involved with moving. I love the challenge of negotiating the offer and will fight hard to represent your interests with style, grace and respect; towards all parties involved. My relationship with clients is more than a single transaction. I strive to be a lifelong resource, and have made many wonderful lasting friendships along the way. As your agent, you will have a knowledgeable, strong and witty partner on your side!
Peter Champ purchased his first property in Portland over thirteen years ago after deciding that this was the community in which he and his wife wanted to raise their three children. Prior to becoming a real estate broker, Peter owned and operated a successful import and retail business. A growing interest in Portland architecture and real estate, caused Peter to close the business after 14 years and begin his career as a real estate broker.
Peter takes the pressure out of the real estate process by carefully listening to his clients’ needs, advocating on their behalf and getting the results that they desire.
Peter understands that buying or selling a home is a big step for most people and is very sensitive to his clients’ needs and concerns throughout the process. He strives to instill the same level of comfort and trust he felt when he moved to Portland and bought his first home.
Peter grew up in London, England and has resided in the United States for the last 29 years. He now lives in Portland with his wife, Molly, their three children and a variety of small mammals. He loves the unique combination of urban and outdoor activities that the Portland area offers, and enjoys cooking, wine tasting, coaching soccer and camping with his family and friends.
5520 N. Interstate Avenue Portland, OR 97217
I’m a midwestern girl who searched up and down the east coast before realizing that Portland is my home. I arrived here as a software consultant only to find that this is a place with a personality unlike any other.
Looking for ways that I could learn more about the area and hoping to share what I learned with others (and to get out from behind my computer screen!), I decided to become a real estate agent in 2012. Since then, I have only fallen more in love with this weird big-little town and I am eager to help you do the same.
I enjoy working in real estate because no two days are alike and every day presents the chance to get to know a new colleague, client, or neighborhood. In fact, what I love most about this line of work are the connections it enables me to make with both places and people. That’s why my job is not just to hand you the keys to your new house, or to find the right buyer for your current one, but to help you feel more at home in Portland or wherever you may be headed.
I think of my work as sharing with my clients all that this area has to offer. And so when not working, you can find me enjoying some of it myself, whether that means jogging along the Esplanade with my spunky Boston Terrier named Riley, volunteering with Girls on the Run, or trying out the newest DIY project.
I have been a full time Realtor since April 2005 including helping first time homebuyers attain special loans and grants. I am a teacher and advisor at heart (former college instructor), and continue to teach homebuyer classes for various nonprofits. I stay current in the areas I work by volunteering with various nonprofits and neighborhood organizations. I worked in most of the construction and remodeling trades for over 10 years. I am experienced in most areas of the tri-counties. I am chair and Realtor trainer for Portland Metro Realtors Certified Homeownership Specialists (HOWNW.com). I am an Accredited Buyers Representative and Homeownership Certified Specialist too. .