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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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Whether you are looking to buy or sell in the greater Portland area, I believe you deserve to work with someone who is trustworthy, patient, a good listener and who works tirelessly on your behalf. I believe that while this business involves big life choices, buying and selling real estate should be fun. I like to have fun.

In high school, I interviewed a friend's mom about her real estate career for a school assignment. I remember asking her about her favorite part of the job. Without hesitation, she said; "People think real estate is about buying and selling buildings, but it's actually about people. I like helping people." All these years later, I think about those words daily as I help people solve problems, accomplish goals, and embark on new adventures.

Houses are nice. But it's about people.

I like people, and people seem to like me - so, it works out pretty well! Before becoming a realtor, I spent 15 years facilitating Social-Emotional Learning programs in elementary schools. Turns out, teaching kids life skills like active listening, stress management and conflict resolution helped prepare me for a career in residential real estate.

I was born in St Louis, but grew up in the Bay Area where I met my wife and we started our family. Seeking a better quality of life and an ideal place to raise our son led us to Portland. We knew instantly we had made the right choice; we love the Pacific Northwest and all it has to offer an active family. I dedicated myself to finding the perfect home for our family. I took this role very seriously and began poring over listings, neighborhood statistics, school ratings, and crime reports. I learned a lot, and I had fun too! Portland is truly a city of neighborhoods and I delighted in the exploration of the uniqueness of each one. We eventually settled in Eastmoreland, which has proven to be a great fit for us.

I love the beautiful architecture that is found throughout the PNW. In fact, owning an older home with real character is one of the things that drew us to Portland in the first place. When I'm not hosting open houses, or helping a client find their perfect home, most weekends you'll find me maintaining and restoring our 1915 Craftsman bungalow. Working on my own home has provided me both a great sense of pride but my knowledge and experience as a handyperson has also proven to be a valuable asset to my clients.

Get in touch with me today, I'd love to hear about your plans and explore how I can help you achieve your goals.

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, Founder and Director of Strategic Planning

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03/04/2022 - bbode05

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $975K in Portland, OR 97212.

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"This post is long overdue but I’ll start with something simple and to the point: Dan is the best realtor I have ever worked with, and it’s not even close.

Last year, my wife and I decided to move to Portland, Oregon. We coincidentally met Dan at an open house and knew instantly that we would want to work with him once the time was right to buy. While we bonded over mutual interests, we decided to work with Dan because he was warm, laid back, incredibly helpful and honest - all traits you’d want in somebody when helping you buy a home.

After “signing up” with Dan as our realtor, he regularly went above and beyond in helping us with whatever we needed. Video tour of a random house in the middle of the week? Dan could do it. Recommendations on neighborhoods with great local dive bars? Dan could do it. Explaining complex real estate jargon? Dan could do it. Constantly reassuring us that everything would be ok? Dan could do it.

After a few months of searching, Dan helped us find what turned out to be our dream home. Because we were selling a house at the same time as buying, our process was very complex. Dan was alongside us every step of the way, providing constant support to two admittedly anxious buyers.

Since moving into our home, Dan has continued to help us integrate into our new city, providing great recommendations on movers, gardeners, painters, you name it. He has truly gone above and beyond every step of the way.

Now, a few months in as Portland residents, Dan and I are planning on when we’ll meet up for drinks next. I never expected to make a friend out of this process, but I was wrong. Dan is a great realtor, but he’s also a great friend.

We don’t plan on selling our new house for a very long time, but when we do- our choice of realtor will be an easy one. As long as we’re in Portland, we’ll always have a friend and a realtor in Dan."

— bbode05

12/07/2021 - aaron miyashita

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $475K in Portland, OR 97203.

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"Dan is more than an amazing broker, he is an incredible human being. The whole process was easy and simple on our end because Dan really helps you understand what you need to know.

He came recommended to us by a friend and I think that really made of the difference. There was never a second during our time with Dan that made us feel like our intentions were not first. He really, truly cares about others and it shows.

We will definitely be recommending him to anyone else who needs a home!"

— aaron miyashita

12/01/2021 - 5v8b7w42m3

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $425K in Portland, OR 97266.

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"I can't say enough good things about Dan . He was super helpful and really walked us through the whole process. He went above and beyond what most realtors. If you get the chance to work with dan you will not be disappointed."

— 5v8b7w42m3

11/30/2021 - buttersalt

Sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $800K in Portland, OR 97239.

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"Dan was involved in the sale of our home from the moment we decided to put it on the market. We worked with Dan for about six months to make our house ready for a smooth sale. He helped with selection of exterior paint color, helped us cull our decor so that the house looked its best, and even power washed the driveway for us. When it was time to list, Dan brought in a wonderful photographer and scheduled a golden hour shoot. He expertly planned a listing strategy that made the actual showings super easy. Dan provided a professional and experienced analysis of at the neighborhood comps and area trends, and helped us price the house for an above asking sale that took less than a week. He went way above and beyond any agent I've worked with and did a stellar job."

— buttersalt

05/20/2021 - ilana taras

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $475K in Milwaukie, OR 97222.

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"Working with Dan was like working with a longtime friend! From the beginning of our homebuying experience, he was in tune with our needs and had exceptional knowledge of the market. If it wasn't for his attentiveness and likability, we may have abandoned this whole process!
He is wonderfully transparent with numbers, and has the expert eye to see how much work will be needed to make a house a home. He was able to find us the perfect home and made sure we had everything we need to get going on home projects. Dan put us in touch with contractors, hooked us up with paint discounts, helped us build our gate, and SO MUCH more. Please do yourself a favor and work with this guy. :)"

— ilana taras

10/23/2020 - Amanda Butler

Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $925K in Portland, OR 97206.

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"Dan Bruno is a jack of all trades! His wisdom and insight of the home buying process is vast and reassuring. Dan was referred to us by a real estate agent we used to sell our home in another state, and we are so glad that we got him on the job. Dan spared no time in his hunt with us on a hot market like Portland, OR. His knowledge of the ins-and-outs of the different stages and details of inspection process was extensive. If there was anything Dan wasn’t sure of, he showed humility and made sure to ask the proper sources. We saw so many homes, I will not even SAY how many, and Dan kept a positive and hopeful attitude that the right one would be out there for us. And it was! He worked out a fair price and made the process a win-win for all. I’d recommend him in a heartbeat."

— Amanda Butler

10/23/2020 - zippetywhippetmusic

Bought and sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $925K in Portland, OR 97206.

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"If we could conjure up a combination of Realtor, psychic, guidance counselor, and trusted family friend, we could NOT have done better than to land in the capable hands of Dan Bruno. Fearlessly, Dan took on our multi-generational family of 5 with deep opinions and disparate needs, AND also re-locating from the San Francisco Bay Area, and relentlessly worked with us until we found the very best possible home for our needs. This is not our first trip to the rodeo, having bought and sold 8 homes between us, so it was refreshing to find a Broker who is both professional, AND who really listens. Add to the challenge of our search, the strain of Covid-19, and we were set to have minimal assistance during this trying time. Dan's ability and willingness to communicate with us clearly and regularly, to act as our advocate, and to give advice based on a similar family move from the Bay Area to Portland, made him a dream come true; highly intelligent, intuitive, and caring, it is clear that finding the right home for clients is more than just a job to him. We unequivocally recommend Dan Bruno as the go-to Portland relocation guy."

— zippetywhippetmusic

07/24/2020 - hammangmarcee

Sold a home in 2019 in Portland, OR 97202.

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"Dan Bruno, is a true professional! He sold two properties for me, so amazing! Very honest and trustworthy and personable! Great to listen and communicate his ideas and knowledge.
You cannot go wrong with Dan!!!
Thanks again!!!"

— hammangmarcee

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