I moved to Portland in 2010 for law school and never looked back. I grew up in California's Central Valley and spent summers in the Pacific Northwest visiting family. Enchanted by the natural beauty of the area and Portland's hip urban scene, I knew that I would some day find a way to move here.
I attended undergrad at UC Davis and studied International Relations and Environmental Policy Analysis. I then earned my J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law school and focused on Environmental Law. I'm now a licensed attorney.
People often ask me why I went into real estate after law school. In a short answer, I love the flexibility that being my own boss affords me and I love real estate. Also, so much of what a real estate broker does involves the skill set of an attorney, such as dealing with contracts, negotiating, and interpreting regulations. My background gives me the experience that allows me to provide a superior service to my clients in all aspects of the real estate transaction.
In addition to spending 7+ years of my life studying environmental policy and law and working in various environmental nonprofit and government fields, I have earned the Green Designation from the National Association of Realtors and I'm an Earth Advantage Broker and ADU specialist. So please feel free to ask me about sustainable building practices, energy efficiency, and design.
In my free time I enjoy taking my little dog Matisse on hikes and working on an entrepreneurial project or two.
“Emily Mikhaiel helped me check all the boxes in my search for a home in Central Oregon. She spent much time taking me to houses fitting my criteria and arranging showings. I could not have navigated the complexities of the local real estate market without her help. She was always friendly, positive, and enthusiastic making my lengthy search an enjoyable experience. I appreciated her knowledge and preparation of all the paperwork I needed to sign. I would highly recommend Emily to anyone looking for a home in Oregon. Thank you Emily! ”
— Sue Bertsch
“Emily Mikhaiel was an absolutely wonderful realtor. We were new to the area and had to find something on a short timeline. Emily worked incredibly hard for our family and not only found us our dream home in a great neighborhood but also connected us with a lovely contractor who is remodeling our home. Emily made a normally stressful process very simple and easy. She is a great listener and is detail oriented, flexible, and honest. We could not have found a better realtor and appreciate how easy she made it for us to buy our first home as a family.”
— Corey Hope Leaffer and Zev Nicholson