Having the right real estate agent means having an agent who is committed to helping you buy or sell your home with the highest level of expertise in your local market. This means also helping you to understand each step of the buying or selling process. This commitment level has helped me build a remarkable track record of delivering results.
Whether you are an experienced investor or a first time buyer, I can help you in finding the property of your dreams. Please feel free to browse my website or let me guide you every step of the way by calling or e-mailing me to set up an appointment today.
I work throughout the Portland Metro Area including the Eastside, Westside, and along the 1-5 South Corridor, which includes Lake Oswego, Tigard, Tualatin, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Canby, Aurora, and Newberg. I appreciate any referrals that you send my way. I look forward to working with you!
Kristin Sholes is a member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors' Masters Circle from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 also a recipient of the QSC Quality Service Award 2007-2008
"Selling a house is a lot of work. While it might be exciting, it can also be physically and emotionally draining. The good news for us was that choosing the right realtor made the process much more comfortable and manageable. Kristin Sholes was that realtor! Kris was a great ally and advocate from day one. She has boundless energy, and she worked to make the process as easy and anxiety free as possible. She helped to price our house exactly right, then marketed it in a way that maximized awareness. We were fortunate to sell quickly, and some large part of that good fortune was Kris' work. She then supported us through all the back and forth which comes with negotiation and finally the sale. Kris had resources to address every little concern that arose, and she personally checked in with us constantly to make sure we were comfortable and on track. I can't say enough about her work ethic, skill set and personality. I would highly recommend her services, with no reservations"
— Steve K
"We met Kris at one of her open houses and both my husband and I liked her right away. So when we found a home that we wanted to tour, we called Kris. She was fabulous in every way. She recommended a lender for us and came over and helped stage our condo. She spent a lot of time with us and did a lot of hand holding cause we were beside our self. If it wasn't for Kris we wouldn't have this beautiful new home. She is priceless, we have referred her to others that are getting ready to buy and/or sell. I hope to never move again but if we did and Kris is still around we will call on her. Again she was fabulous we shed a lot of tears and she just knew what to say to calm us down. Thank you."
—Heidi and Terry S
"It was such a pleasure going through the house selling process with Kris Sholes. I can't recommend her highly enough. Kris embodies the highest standards of integrity and trust. Kris was referred to me by a close friend whose family had worked with her group for years, so I already anticipated everything going smoothly. However, she exceeded my expectations dramatically! Our home selling experience was quite a bit more complicated than a routine transaction. She went the extra mile in every way possible and did everything possible to make life easier for me.. She has become a dear friend. I wouldn't consider doing a real estate transaction with anyone but her. On each step in the buying and selling process she had the information I would need before even asking. And, when totally unanticipated issues with an oil tank came up after I had moved out-of-state, Kris made all the arrangements and took charge so that everything that needed to happen, did happen. She had a team of experts ready to take care of all the unusual, (or usual) challenges that came up. I was accustomed to her diligence and competence by this point in time. Although very grateful, I wasn't even surprised, that she had it all under control . It has been a total pleasure to work with her! Kris is not only a wonderful person to work with, she is also the consummate professional!"
"Although it is of no surprise to you, we are wanting to let you know of our complete satisfaction with Real Estate Broker Kris Sholes who represented us in the recent sale of our property on Cook Lane in Tigard. Kris consistently demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, courtesy and energy as she expertly guided us through the process of preparing, listing, negotiating and consummating a successful transaction. We were very impressed with Kris as she consistently communicated with us, discussing the various details that required attention, pointing out options and making suggestions when necessary. Her many years of experience were vividly on display as she was able to foresee and avoid the numerous potential pitfalls that too often result in a failed transaction. Kris has developed a team of experts who were available to take care of the issues that arose as the sales agreement proceeded towards completion: title insurance and escrow people; landscapers; maintenance people; and septic system specialists were all very professional. Since we reside out of the area, we had to rely upon Kris to handle many of the tasks that would have normally been the responsibility of the owners, such as collecting the mail from the street-side mailbox, scheduling maintenance, and keeping a watchful eye on the vacant house. She even spent her own time trimming hedges, sweeping the walkways and mowing the lawn!
Having been a real estate broker myself years ago in California, I know what it takes to be considered a good agent—and Kris has clearly shown herself to be an excellent real estate agent.”
— Michael and Tina T.
"Kristin Sholes represented us in three transactions in the past year. We kept going back to her because of her integrity, enthusiasm, marketing skills and knowledge of the market. She totally stays on top the process and timelines to make sure your needs are taken care of in a thorough, fair, and timely manner. Kris is a pleasure to work with and we continue to recommend her to our friends and family. "
—Linda and Roger B
"I can’t imagine going through the house buying or selling process with any other realtor than Kris Sholes. I knew I was happy with my experience, but it wasn’t until I spoke with friends who had used various other realtors that I fully realized how above and beyond Kris is compared to other real estate agents. She became more than a business contact to my family; she became an actual family member. I not only recommend her to acquaintances who ask for referrals, I want her to assist my parents when they eventually move to the area. Kris was patient when we had questions or concerns and always answered them promptly and completely. When we first decided to place our home on the market, she arrived with a folder full of items that would inform us of every step in the process and a complete marketing plan. I was impressed and amazed. When I mention this to people who have chosen other Realtors, they have never heard of such a thing. As we entered each new step in our buying and selling process, she always anticipated every piece of information we might need and had it ready before we even asked. Kris is everything and more that you would want, expect and need in a real estate agent. She is informed, prompt, patient and really fun to look at houses with! I feel blessed to have worked with her as we sold our first home and bought our new one."
—Doug and Julie Swayne
"I want to thank you for all your help with finding and purchasing my new home in Tualatin. As I was moving from the coast, it was wonderful to have someone that is so in touch with the area. I was very impressed with how quickly you responded to my introductory email. After sending you the list of my requirements, you replied with a manageable number of listings on the MLS to look at. Your suggestions were great and a lot easier than scanning through hundreds of listings on my own.
Our first day was a great pleasure. I enjoyed your bright cheerful personality as well as your professional, straight-forward approach. Every house we visited gave you a better understanding of what I liked and disliked. The best part was how each successive house you showed me got me closer to my dream house.
The second day, you had narrowed in on the neighborhood and lined up five more showings. By the time we viewed the last house, we both knew this was the one. Your background in the local real estate area helped me to submit an accepted offer very quickly. Within days of the offer, you had set up the home and sewer inspection and started a conversation with my lender and escrow officer. You saw to it that everything that was needed to close this sale happened smoothly. We would have closed a week early, had the appraisal not been delayed due to a large backlog of refinance loans and pending sale inspections. Hard to believe that everything happened within four weeks during a time when sales were just picking up and banks were adding more red tape.
Thank you so much! I could not have been happier with the way you guided me through the sales process from beginning to end I would recommend you highly to anyone looking for a property to buy or sell on the west side of Portland."
—John Coughlin, Tualatin OR
"I would like to commend you with your service and efforts in getting our five-plex sold. Your marketing strategies were effective in getting a qualified buyer in a short time. With the additional complexity of this particular transaction, you have been on top of things. Carole and I appreciate your outstanding efforts. You guys will always be on top of my list when recommending real estate agents in Portland."
—Gynna Bayle, Charlotte NC
"You guys rock! You have helped us tremendously with items that are not mentioned in the recommendation e-mail."
—Gerry Bayle, Matthews NC
"My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of working with Kristin Sholes at Oregon First Realty over the past couple of months. Our experience started when we came across an open house in our neighborhood one weekend. The open house was hosted by Kristin and we were immediately impressed by her professionalism, knowledge, connections, and her likable upbeat personality.
In the months following, we began our journey to find a house with the amazing help of Kristin. She was easy to communicate with, was very receptive of our needs, and really fought for our best interest. We really felt as though she listened intently to our wants and needs for a new home. It’s very clear to us that she cares deeply for her clients.
Hands down the best realtor in town! We highly recommend Kristin if you’re looking for a realtor that is knowledgeable, accommodating, receptive, and has a great positive attitude."
"Kristin helped us buy our first home and did an amazing job. We had a large area of interest and she had no issues with helping us look at homes many miles apart. She came up with a great game plan and got us into most of the homes prior to open houses so that we would be able to really spend the time looking at the home and determining if it would be the one. Kristin was willing to work with our schedules and meet us in the evenings during the week and on the weekends. She was with us for some of the downs in the process and helped keep us positive and moving forward. Kristin's insight during the process was invaluable, she is knowledgeable on the buying process as well has what red flags to look for in a home."
"We would like to express our complete satisfaction with Real Estate Broker, Kris Sholes, who represented us in the recent sale of our property on Cook Lane in Tigard. Kris consistently demonstrated the highest standards of integrity, courtesy and energy as she expertly guided us through the process of preparing, listing, negotiating and consummating a successful transaction. We were very impressed with Kris as she consistently communicated with us, discussing the various details that required attention, pointing out options and making suggestions when necessary. Her many years of experience were vividly on display as she was able to foresee and avoid the numerous potential pitfalls that too often result in a failed transaction. Kris has developed a team of experts who were available to take care of the issues that arose as the sales agreement proceeded towards completion: title insurance and escrow people; landscapers; maintenance people; and septic system specialists were all very professional. Since we reside out of the area, we had to rely upon Kris to handle many of the tasks that would have normally been the responsibility of the owners, such as collecting the mail from the street-side mailbox, scheduling maintenance, and keeping a watchful eye on the vacant house. She even spent her own time trimming hedges, sweeping the walkways and mowing the lawn!
Having been a real estate broker myself years ago in California, I know what it takes to be considered a good agent—and Kris has clearly shown herself to be an excellent real estate agent."
—Michael and Tina Thompson
"We have had continuous success with Kristin representing us on both buying and selling our homes! We are investors, and have high demands from our real estate broker.
Kristin knows what we look for in investment grade properties. She doesn't waste our time sending junk, she sends quality leads for us to choose from.
On the selling side of our transactions, Kristin pulls in all her marketing resources to get the property maximum exposure...getting the properties sold quickly!
My wife and I highly recommend Kristin for anyone seeking the services of a real estate professional! She is knowledgeable across the board with different types of transactions; auction, short sale, multi-family, flippers, etc. She is friendly, keeps control of the transaction, and always keeps us updated on our properties on a regular basis."
"It was a pleasure working with Kris. She made the experience of buying our first home very easy and fun! Kris was very personable and willing to help with any questions or concerns we had especially as first time home buyers. I would recommend her for anyone looking to buy or sell a home in the Portland metro area."
"There is an old saying: 'When you have tried the rest, it's time for the best!'. It is our hope to help all of you save your most valuable asset: your time!
Kristin Sholes is 100% professional in her duties as a real estate agent. Kristin is extremely hardworking and she is dedicated to you as her client. When she sets up an appointment or tells you a time, you can set your watch by it; she will be there on time.
You never have to be concerned about leaving your home in her care. When Kristin has an open house in your home, it is left neat, clean and locked up when she leaves – peace of mind!
From the start, signing Kristin as your listing agent to the signing of the final papers, Kristin makes it comfortable and very rewarding. Blessings!"
—Monte and Vickie Axtell