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.
Our Trusted 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.
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.
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.
Claudia Pobanz Licensed Principal Broker in State of OR, GRI, ABR Silver Key Real Estate email@example.com (503) 799-7107
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!
Three generations deep in Portland real estate brokerage, Tyson officially joined the family business in 2003. Since, he has taken a blue collar approach, seeking his client’s interests at every turn. He has seen extremes in market trends, learning valuable lessons along the way. The fundamental goal in his work is to empower his clients, enabling them to make informed decisions of their own. This is achieved through educating, acting more as an advocate than a salesman. The hope, that you’ll find his zero pressure approach refreshing. Through the years, he has grown familiar with all the metro area, earned a degree in Real Estate Studies from Marylhurst University and works tirelessly to better serve his clients through his own education. It’s with great pride that he embraces his role as a participating broker at the Portland Housing Center.
Mary Mayther-Slac President/Broker Vantage Point Properties, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org (503) 243-4620 (503) 998-1780
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!
Javier has been a top Real Estate Broker since 2005 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.
With a passion for delivering outstanding service with a personal touch, Debra Neal has been making real estate dreams come true for 18+ years. Debra has built a solid foundation of clients through her professionalism, integrity, attention to detail, a commitment to go the extra mile, and by always putting her client’s needs first. There is a saying that if you choose a job you love, that you will never have to work a day in your life. People that love what they do, do it well, and Debra’s zeal and passion for real estate is living proof! Working with buyers, sellers, relocation clients, and new construction, her ability to serve the needs of others is a crucial part of what she does. Her clients are quick to praise her concierge service that goes above and beyond expectations, of which has resulted in future referrals and lifetime friendships.
Debra is a professional, trustworthy, and dependable person. She is a great multi-tasker who thrives on making every transactions seamless, and assuring her clients feel comfortable every step of the way. From start to finish, Debra informs and educates her clients with clear and concise feedback in every aspect down to the most minute detail. Debra prides herself in keeping up with the latest technology, using innovative approaches, and staying abreast with Oregon laws. She is actively engaged in continued education for herself as well as her fellow real estate agents. For the past 10 years, she has taught classes for a non-profit organization, along with home buying classes, and generational wealth classes. In addition, she shares her wealth of knowledge by training, empowering, equipping, and encouraging new agents within her company.
As an Oregon resident for over 40 years, what Debra loves most about her community is the pride of ownership. Debra is an active member of her church community. When not with clients, teaching, or mentoring, she finds great joy in traveling, hiking, photography, gardening, and DIY projects. Combining her love for travel and hiking even led her to hike over 800km across Spain.
Debra knows that being a great realtor involves keeping her clients’ needs at the top of her priorities and would love the opportunity to serve you. She eagerly awaits your call!
I have been a full time Realtor for 14 years specializing in helping first time homebuyers achieve the American dream through home-ownership. As a former college instructor I am a teacher and advisor at heart, and continue to teach homebuyer classes for nonprofits throughout the NW. While attending college I worked in construction and remodeling giving me a unique perspective while touring potential homes. I am a graduate of the Realtor Institute, an Accredited Buyer’s Representative and have specialized training in Master Negotiations but most importantly I will work diligently on your behalf! Just ask any of my past clients.
Gary Slac AHWD, HOWNW Vantage Point Properties, Inc. email@example.com (503) 243-4620 (503) 860-3740
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.
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