After spending 5 years in the Events Industry, where planning large corporate events for 65,000+ attendees was “just another day at the office”, having a keen eye for detail has always been crucial to my success. Managing client expectations, vendor relationships and project timelines is what I love to do! I take pride in authentically representing client interests and appreciate that this career allows me to create meaningful connections through the home buying and selling process. I hope for the opportunity to work together - I will be with you every step of the way.
As a Lake Oswego High School graduate, I have lived in the Portland area for a collective 23 years. I received my undergraduate degree at Santa Clara University, with the honor of playing Division I soccer for the school’s prestigious program. Portland truly is “home” to me, and I treat the opportunity to share this beautiful place with others as a gift. There is something to be said about enduring months of rain for the beauty of a sunny day in Oregon.
One of my favorite hobbies, outside of binge-watching Fixer Upper, is teaching Power Yoga, a form of Baptiste Yoga. I am a 500-hour certified yoga instructor, and truly love the feeling of authentically leading others through a yoga practice to connect movement and breath. I believe yoga is for everyone and embrace the opportunity to teach classes for high school athletes, friends and family, as there are so many pieces of yoga that translate into the real world.
"Working with Cali to buy my first home is one of the BEST decisions I've ever made! The home buying process can be quite daunting if you've never done it before, but Cali was able to make it highly organized, seamless and dare I say FUN! Cali possesses all these qualities in spades:
- Patience and ability to listen to the client's specific needs
- Expertise & immense knowledge of the real estate landscape
- Reliability and utmost trustworthiness
- Thoughtfulness and exceptional attention to detail
- Off the charts organizational skills
- Strategic prowess
- Incredibly high social/emotional intelligence and intuition
- Delightful sense of humor (much appreciated!!)
- Competitive spirit
- A sincere commitment to wanting only the best for the client
All of her above skills contributed to me finding and purchasing my literal DREAM home. Cali was able to get me connected with the right partners, helped me save thousands of dollars and dozens of hours, and was an incredible sounding board throughout the entire journey. I never felt pressured into doing anything I didn't want to do.
Not once did Cali settle for "good enough" - exceptional is the only level she knows and she proved that every step of the way. If you are not sure who to trust in this very important journey of buying a home, I truly cannot recommend Cali highly enough. You won't regret it!"
— Sara Wendland
"Even if Cali weren’t a fellow PNW, West Coast Conference, soccer champion boss, we still would have had a great time because she’s kind, warm, and so easy to connect with. As a first-time home buyer, I had quite literally no idea what I was doing and Cali took every stupid question I had and turned it into a great way to share information. She shared her opinions when I asked explicitly for them and was quiet when it was obvious I was soaking in some information. She made a process that should have been stressful easy and, dare I say, fun? Thank you Cali!"
— Julia Kennedy
"Having Calisa on our team was a dream. She was gracious with our many questions, deliberate with negotiations and truly set us up for success. Every step or hurdle was met with a solution and positive outlook. Selling a home is stressful- I can't imagine not having Calisa through it all!"