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.
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.
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.
Mary Mayther-Slac President/Broker Vantage Point Properties, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org (503) 243-4620 (503) 998-1780 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 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.
For the past 15 years I’ve been servicing individuals who were looking for the optimal real estate experience. It is my desire to help people see beyond their present situation and to achieve their dream of home ownership. I blend professional excellence with a personal touch to ensure each transaction is handled with care.
I pride myself in keeping up with the latest technology, using innovative approaches and staying abreast with Oregon laws. I am actively engaged in continuing my education so that I can stay on the cutting edge of real estate trends and provide the best service to each client. This allows me to educate and bring awareness to every client so he/she can make an informed and confident choice while making one of the largest financial decisions in their lives.
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 reality. My commitment to go the “EXTRA MILE” and to take the time to understand each client’s needs has resulted in future referrals and lifetime friendships.
Mary Abbott Young Realtor Coldwell Banker Bain email@example.com 503-309-9766 Portland West Office
12985 NW Cornell Rd. #200
Portland Oregon 97229
I have been a long time Portland Housing Center advocate and volunteer and am an original member of the Portland Housing Centers Westside Advisory Board. In addition, I have been on the Latino Home Fair organizing committee for over 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. I bring the same tenacity and negotiation skills to every transaction no matter the price range or whether this is your first home or your fourth. I will get the job done for you!
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, who was 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Gary Slac AHWD, HOWNW Vantage Point Properties, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org (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.
For the past 12 years I’ve assisted buyers and sellers with their real estate needs utilizing sound marketing, negotiation skills and effective communication skills. My clients have commented that I go “above and beyond” to ensure their real estate experience goes smoothly and they have the trust and confidence to refer family and friends. I believe in education to keep on top of the latest technology and information to support clients. I enjoy working with 1st time buyers and over the past couple of years have assisted my 1st time buyers to move up to their next home.
I’m a licensed Prinicipal Broker with Windermere Realty Trust, been recognized multiple years as a Five Star realtor in the Portland Monthly. Education includes a BA in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College (California) and Masters in Marketing from Golden Gate University.
Jennifer Watson Jennifer Watson Managing Principle Broker email@example.com 503-954-4790 825 NE Multnomah St, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97213
Jennifer grew up in Portland and has lived in just about every part of the city. She currently lives in NE Portland with her three kids ages 14-20 . She loves to spend time with family, travel, cook, attempt painting art and designing interiors.
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. She has helped over 100 families find their home and is 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. She also volunteers with donate life northwest.