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2019 TOP PERFORMER
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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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There’s an art to real estate that takes years to develop. One that’s personal and patient, yet driven by a fierce tenacity and dedication. Not to mention a lighthearted sense of humor. Andrea Dufresne embodies these ideals—with professionalism, and a personal approach that’s placed people and relationships at the heart of every transaction since 2002.

 

It’s no surprise Andrea knows Portland’s markets like second nature. She was raised in Lake Oswego, with a respected real estate lineage that stretches back more than 30 years. Whether her clients are looking to buy or sell property in Portland’s east or west side neighborhoods, or further afield in the city’s suburbs, Andrea’s wealth of knowledge and local resources work equally hard in their favor.

 

She’s as savvy a negotiator as they come. But there’s a reason her clients will tell you she’s also “one of the most caring realtors” they’ve had the pleasure of working with. Because real estate isn’t just about buying or selling homes—it’s about real people, sometimes making one of the most major decisions of their lives. Which is why Andrea places each of her clients’ unique needs and challenges ahead of everything else.

 

When she’s not working or at home in Northeast Portland with Douglas, her rescue cat, you can find Andrea catching up with friends, outdoors, or volunteering her time as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children.

 

  • Hasson Company 'Top 40' Producer (2015,2016,2017,2018,2019)
  • PMAR Masters Circle Member (Diamond Platinum level)
  • Five Star Award Winner, Multiple Years
  • B.A. Communications, Edward R. Murrow School of Communications, Washington State University
  • Licensed in 2002

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Hasson Relocation, Masters Circle

Whitney and Miles moved into their home this weekend. None of this would have been possible without their wonderful, and beyond fabulous, realtor. Throughout this period of searching and finding and financing, Andrea was guiding them expertly. They have said to me repeatedly, they couldn’t have traversed this journey without her. Ray and I are so thankful that Andrea was available to help them.

— Patti

Andrea! We can't thank you enough for all of your help with our recent home purchase! We are loving it and have no regrets! You have been & continue to be wonderful to work with! We love the beautiful blanket too! That was such a thoughtful (and/or embarrassing ;)) house warming gift. We still owe you a glass of grape juice :). Thank you for making a potentially very stressful experience so pleasant and easy. Your thoughtful updates & Prompt responses/reminders were all appreciated. We can't tell you how much better our experience was purchasing our home here with you than selling our home in Richland. You are the best!!! Love, The Child Family

— The Child Family

Andrea was great and we really enjoyed working with her on finding our home in Portland. She has a great demeanor and personality and had great insights into the market. She helped us get through some speed bumps in the process, and helped keep things grounded and stress free. Sarah and I really enjoyed working with her

— Kevin

Andrea is incredible, we absolutely loved working with her! She is an amazing realtor, always one steps ahead - knowing what we want before we do. She is honest & not afraid to share feedback about a house - which we truly appreciate. She is so patient, especially in this insane market. She is always available & quick to respond. I truly cannot say enough great things about her. I would highly highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy!

— Elena & Danny

Dear Lynae, (President of Hasson Company Realtors) Recently my husband Ben and I had the opportunity to purchase a home with the help of Andrea Dufresne. We are reaching out as we wanted you to know what a wonderful experience it was. To begin, Andrea worked with us for over 4 years while we looked for just the right place. She was patient, never pushy and always on the lookout for us during that time. When our now house came on the market, she spotted it right away and let us know, which was critical as it sold in just a few days. During the negotiation and inspection stages it was amazing to have her on our side as her knowledge and resources were top notch. For Andrea, it was more important that we were going to be happy, with a great house, than simply pushing through the sale. End to end it was fantastic, and we would not hesitate recommending her to anyone.

— Emily & Ben

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for your consummate attention and leadership in the sale of my home. Wishing you the best for the new year!

— Paul

Dear Andrea, Thank you for all that you did to get us into our new home. While we are still setting up, our home is shaping up nicely and we want you to see what we have done and hope this will happen before too long. Again, we cannot say enough about how much we appreciated everything and we truly enjoyed all of the time we spent with you as well.

— Lars & Brian

I was very lucky to have Andrea throughout this process. Her expertise combined with her willingness to go the extra mile at every turn made all of the difference. I will always be grateful for her kindness, sense of humor through all of the twists and turns and her unfiltered opinion. At one point she actually came to the house while I was still living in NYC to help collect measurements. Only someone truly dedicated would do so such a thing. It was only fitting that she be the one to help me take off the "sale pending" sticker.

— Sam

My husband, Greg, and I had an absolutely great experience with Andrea and the Hasson Company. Andrea was professional and extremely competent. I was a Realtor in San Francisco for 12 years and worked with some great agents. Andrea was as good, if not better, than some of the best people I've worked with. She gave us advice and guidance throughout the process. When we found a FSBO and decided we wanted to put in an offer, she didn't blink. When the sellers were difficult and not informative about the condition of the home, she worked with them in a diplomatic way and made sure we had all the inspections we needed to understand the state of the house. She was communicative, easy to get a hold of when we had questions and had a great sense of humor throughout the transaction. I don't think we could have purchased this home without her. We would recommend her without hesitation. Thank you!

— Michelle B.

"Andrea made the process of selling my home efficient and enjoyable. I was able to get the price I wanted and she showed constant dedication to go above and beyond to make sure things went smoothly. She was simply impressive." Bryant Griffiths, Seller

— Bryant Griffiths

I just wanted to take a second to say thank you for all your help. I don't have tons of experience with realtors, but from the decent about of experience I have, you are the most caring and client focused realtor I've had the pleasure of working with. I really appreciate your hard work.

— Owyn

Shane and I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us. You made the process of buying a house go so smoothly.

— Michele

What a great experience it has been buying and selling a house with you. Thank you for being constantly available and responsive every time we needed you. We are grateful for your diligence in checking every detail throughout the process making sure nothing was missed and everything was addressed. We felt we were in good hands. You are the best realtor Luke and I have ever worked with and we will definitely recommend you. It was truly a pleasure working with you.

— Jeannie

Last spring, my husband Craig and I decided it was time to reprioritze and downsize. Our first choice as a realtor was Andrea Dufresne. We have known Andrea for quite a few years now on a professional level. We had the challenge of selling our wonderful home here in West Linn and finding a suitable "replacement" home in West Linn as well. Andrea walked right beside us the whole way. She gave us excellent feedback on what was needed to get the home on the market, was available for meetings and questions as they came up. Our home sold one day before listing AND we found a new home that same week. Escrow plugged along smoothly on both properties, thanks to the attention and skill of Andrea. I would recommend Andrea to anyone who is interested in working with a realtor with integrity, compassion, and a great sense of humor. We count ourselves lucky to know her, both professionally, and now personally.

— Melanie McNinch

Dear Andrea: thank you immensely for selling our house for a price we consider good, and in a timeframe we totally appreciate. I want to share a few revelations in hopes it would help you persuade current/future clients that staging really matters, and listening to your counsel truly pays off. As you recall, we have been out of the housing market for 27 years. So, when we listed with you--during the current real estate challenges--we lacked context for what it takes to win in a competitive selling environment. When you and your professional stager, Mary Jane, suggested how we make our home more appealing to prospective buyers, we silently recoiled. It seemed as though our taste and decorative style were being affronted. One day we "woke up," followed virtually every item on Mary Jane's "how to improve your home's salability" list, and suddenly understood what you were trying to convey. Namely, that one has to lean out a house and de-personalize ("edit") it in order for prospective buyers to quickly and easily envision their living in our home. It took a "crossing the chasm" in our thinking and emotion to get to this point. Now that we have, and you have sold our home above its list price, and in an extremely short time, we are thrilled. And we also would gladly talk to any of your clients. Our message? Simply, Listen when they say: "Stage, lean out, and keep the house immaculate; it all pays off!" So, please feel welcome to share this letter with any you perceive would benefit from the wisdom and professional insight you provided for us...when we needed both badly. Very appreciatively (and fondly),

— Peter Loeb and Laura Lanka

And a big thank you Andrea. You were really a life saver. We would have likely lost a lot of money if you were not the voice of reason and sanity in this situation. It was a difficult one, but we managed to get through....maybe a few extra grey hairs aside. You did a great job! Jennifer & Pete

Thanks again for all your help. You were great to work with (when we bought and when we sold). If anyone is looking in Portland I'll be sure to send them your way. If you ever make it over to Bend, give us a call! Cheers,

— -d

I love our realtor, Andrea Dufresne at the Hasson Company - Broadway Street/Irvington office. She's very professional, very thorough, super sweet, knows Portland like the back of her hand, has great thoughts on homes, areas in the city, schools, etc. . . I could go on and on. We just closed on our house in NE and we move in next week. We relocated to PDX from Pennsylvania & I honestly don't know what I would have done without Andrea.

— - Patti

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01/16/2021 - Caron Blackall

Bought a for approximately $800Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Multnomah, Portland, OR 97219.

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"Andrea is an incredible real estate professional in every respect. She is extremely knowledgeable and responsive to any and all concerns. Andrea makes you feel like you are her only client, when this is certainly not at all the case. My wife and I spent a week in Portland (from the Midwest) on a house hunting trip. We found a house that we loved and made an offer that was accepted. Andrea was not as enthusiastic about the house as we were, but she remained the consummate professional at all times. Unfortunately, the home did not inspect well, and we had to back out of the deal. This is when Andrea really got in gear. Although we had left Portland and returned home, Andrea jumped on a new listing that came up almost immediately. After several calls and video tours, we made an offer that was ultimately accepted. From there, Andrea guided us through the buying process to an uneventful close with mastery. My wife and I will recommend Andrea to anyone who might be buying or selling in the Portland area. She is a fabulous real estate agent and a really kind and caring person!"

— Caron Blackall

12/16/2020 - Patricia E Corrigan

Bought a for approximately $550Khome in 2020 singleFamily in South Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97008.

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"Andrea is the best realtor we have worked with over 4 moves in 6 years! We move frequently for work, and have experience with realtors. Andrea demonstrates exceptional local knowledge, responsiveness, and attention to detail. She remembered everything on our wish list after one call. She focused quickly on homes we would like, and found a perfect place for us in a neighborhood we were not expecting. Andrea is a gem! We closed on our house from 3,000 miles away and she walked us confidently through the entire process. We will trust her with our every home purchase in the future."

— Patricia E Corrigan

12/06/2020 - kfassbender2

Bought ahome in 2020 in Butler, PA 16003.

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"Andrea truly earns this five star recommendation. My husband and I are first time homebuyers, and we are so happy with our experience with her. She was friendly, prompt, and HONEST. When we were looking at houses, she brought our eye to the things that mattered. She has a very high attention to detail. Great experience."

— kfassbender2

11/16/2020 - Nic parrish

Bought a for approximately $675Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Mountain Park, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

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"We cannot say enough good things about Andrea! First off, she has been out realtor for the last 6 years (3 transactions) and it's been effortless for us. She helped us find our family starter home in 2015 during a crazy market (got it below asking) and recently helped us with the sale of that home (significantly over asking w/10 offers in 3 days of listing), and the purchase of our next home. They say you make your $ in the buy. That has certainly been the case for us in working with Andrea. Her expertise in the local market and all facets of real estate dealings is impressive. It's hard to put a number on the value of finding your "forever home" but I'd venture to guess that Andrea's service and guidance will net us hundreds of thousands of dollars beyond what may have been possible for us with another realtor. And she's lovely to work with, super friendly and ultra responsive. 5 stars!"

— Nic parrish

10/24/2020 - zuser20150505161101192

Bought a for approximately $675Khome in 2019 singleFamily in Denny Whitford - Raleigh West, Portland, OR 97223.

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"As we looked to purchase our very first home, we were introduced to Andrea by a very close friend. From the start, Andrea was warm, welcoming, and listened to our long list of wants and needs. She was very candid, honest, and super helpful in educating us on the pros and cons of each home we visited. Never did we feel any pressure to make a decision, and always knew we were getting a honest opinion based on her wealth of knowledge and experience. Once we had found "the one" and needed to move quickly on an offer, Andrea was by our side every step of the way and added great insight once negotiations were underway. The way she balances professionalism, genuine care, and a sense of humor is a rare find these days. We feel lucky to not only call Andrea our forever realtor, but also a good friend. If you're looking to buy or sell in the greater Portland area, look no further!"

— zuser20150505161101192

10/16/2020 - mcninchms

Bought a for approximately $450Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Mountain Park, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

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"The post-COVID 2020 housing market is one of the weirdest, most challenging markets of the last decade, so I decided it would be a great time to buy a house.

I’m a first-time homebuyer. With inventory being at its lowest level in years, I was told repeatedly by friends and family to depress my expectations and was cautioned that it’d be impossible to find a house that would fit all my wants. It’s difficult for buyers without an agent who is completely on top of all aspects of the process. Andrea Dufresne is one such agent. With her fantastic representation, I was able to find a house that exactly matched the description of what I wanted, no compromises. Had I tried to purchase the same house through a different agent, my offer would not have been accepted.

Andrea is highly knowledgeable, professional, and experienced with all the finer details of real estate purchases. I can say from experience that she shows the sort of houses I wanted to see as a client, unlike some agents who are more interested in showing the sort of houses they want to sell. She’s friendly and easy to talk to, was very accessible for showings and consultations, and communicated everything excellently through every step of my homebuying process.

When I first started looking at houses, I had no idea what I was doing, but she knew exactly what to do. While I was searching for houses her insight was integral to choosing which houses would be worth seeing, after I had my first offer on a house was beaten by an all-cash offer her positive attitude was critical to keeping my spirits up in continuing the search, after my next offer was accepted her expertise helped ensure the entire closing process went as smoothly as possible, and her negotiation skills were vital to getting that successful offer accepted in the first place.

I always felt she had my best interests as a buyer as her core objective. Even after closing Andrea was available to answer any questions and made it clear that if I ever encountered any unforeseen issues with my new house she’d be more than happy to make sure I had the assistance I needed.

Andrea Dufresne is exactly the sort of professional you want to represent you during a transaction as significant as purchasing a home, especially in a market as crazy as today’s. My experience as a first-time homebuyer in a COVID world was far less stressful than I’d been told to expect, which was mainly due to Andrea’s exemplary performance. Purchase a home with Andrea as your agent and you will not be disappointed."

— mcninchms

10/12/2020 - emilyklucas89

Bought a for approximately $475Khome in 2020 condo in Central Beaverton, Portland, OR 97225.

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"Andrea the best agent in Portland, bar none. Andrea helped me navigate a particularly difficult housing market in the summer/fall of 2020, was incredibly prompt across all correspondence, spent time better educating me about the PDX market and was honest about property feedback. She was always my advocate and kept my interests top-of-mind throughout the entire experience. Beyond all this, Andrea is lovely human being and was just a pleasure to work with! She’s truly everything you could ask for in a realtor, and I’m so happy with my experience and new home. I’d highly recommend any future Portland buyer work with her!"

— emilyklucas89

09/29/2020 - Andy Kraft

Bought ahome in 2017 singleFamily in St.Johns, Portland, OR 97217.

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"Andrea helped our family find an amazing home in Portland during a very difficult buyers market. Not knowing the city very well at the time, Andrea demonstrated so much patience as we learned. She was always happy to share her knowledge of all things Portland. Andrea felt like one of our very first friends in Portland and made the move here so much easier. Thank you Andrea!"

— Andy Kraft

09/25/2020 - rebeccarowe93

Bought a for approximately $775Khome in 2019 singleFamily in King, Portland, OR 97212.

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"We loved Andrea’s honesty and support during our search. We were trying to find house in a quick window of time, and she dedicated a whole weekend to helping us find a place. I would work with her again in a heartbeat!"

— rebeccarowe93

09/25/2020 - Jennifer Hansen

Bought a for approximately $600Khome in 2018 singleFamily in St.Johns, Portland, OR 97217.

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"We LOVED working with Andrea. We were first time homebuyers, somewhat new to Portland and needed someone with experience to hold our hand through the confusing process. We interviewed two different agents, and the first one was timid and shy, and then Andrea was the opposite- energetic and personable. Exactly who you'd want fighting for you when it comes time to negotiate. I think it's also incredibly valuable to have a realtor who has experience or knowledge about how much certain renovation will cost. We still reach out to her for suggestions or guidance and she's always quick to reply. 10/10 would recommend."

— Jennifer Hansen

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