My passion for homes and what it takes to create one comes from experience. In middle and high school, I worked alongside my dad and granddad to build a home from the ground up. We dug the foundation footing by hand, felled the trees that went into the rafters and walls. The floor joists and bricks we recovered from old barns and small homes. We did this long before reuse and reclamation had been "discovered". We did it out of economic necessity.
Originally from Augusta, I moved to the Pacific Northwest to attend Seattle University. My wife and I have been together for 35 years and as a result of supporting each other's careers we lived in Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, and Denver. During my previous career in medical sales, I traveled and worked in Germany, Spain, Thailand, India, Brazil, France, Colombia, France, Korea, Japan, Philippines, and Hong Kong.
For the past 23 years, we have lived and raised our son and daughter in Portland. I know the schools, employers and social system of Portland and Oregon very well.
As a result of all of these experiences, my clients enjoy an exhaustive review of their real estate needs, whether a native of Oregon or a newcomer.
I uphold my client's best interests always. I am a vigorous but amiable negotiator and easily diffuse tension in a calm and professional manner.
The market inventory, interest rates, and neighborhoods are always changing; let's get in touch and let's see what's new.
Reviews from previous clients:
"Rick and I want to thank you for the perseverance in which you handled the listing of our property for sale. You are positive and upbeat and a pleasure to work with.
Your first assessment of our property was encouraging. You saw what we saw in the value of our estate. Because of this, your uncluttering suggestions for marketing this parcel motivated us instead of overwhelming us into doing what was necessary for staging our property for sale.
You were diligent with holding open houses on a regular basis. You advertised in local real estate publications and many online sites and mailings. Your marketing approach was broad extending out of state target areas.
Communication with you was always a pleasure. You kept us up to date and followed through with assurances diligently. You negotiated with potential buyers without pause, staying with them and keeping them engaged.
When you saw something that needed attention, weed-whacking, sweeping etc. you stepped up and did it yourself. We always felt we were the most important clients and revered friends."
If we ever require your services again, we won’t hesitate to call you.
With another thank you and kindest regards,
—Rick and Elise