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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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Donald Falk was born in Houston, Texas and is the middle child of three born to Ruby and Ben Falk. Donald's mother owned and operated a small bookkeeping and real estate office for as long as he can remember. Real estate has been a part of Donald's vocabulary all his life. "Mom used to say `if you've got real estate, you've got money in the bank'."

He attended Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas where he was a member of the Corps of Cadets majoring in journalism. In 1975, he received his Bachelor of Arts degree.

Donald returned to Houston and worked in the customer service and accounts department of an independent oil products packaging and distribution company. His experience in that position led to administrative services opportunities with international engineering giants Brown & Root, Inc., Bechtel, Inc. and Gulf Interstate Engineering.

Following a successful career in the oil and gas industry, Donald ventured down a new path as a manufacturer's representative, selling furniture and textiles to the architectural and interior design communities. It was during this period of his career that he developed and nurtured an appreciation for design and interior aesthetics.

In 1992, Donald moved to Portland with his life partner Harold Rains. He joined a business networking organization and served as a volunteer for various community service organizations. He met several real estate professionals and was encouraged to put his skills and energy into the pursuit of a career in real estate. Donald was licensed in March, 1993 and hasn't looked back.

Donald joined The Hasson Company Realtors in 1999 as an Associate Broker. Throughout his career and now as a Broker, he has been a consistent multimillion dollar producer. Donald's commitment to the community and outstanding service has earned him the respect of clients, customers and colleagues alike.

Donald and Harold have been partners for over 30 years. They live in southeast Portland and are both active community volunteers and fundraisers. Commitment and service are truly a way of life.

DESIGNATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS/AFFILIATIONS:

National Association of Realtors (NAR)
Oregon Association of Realtors (OAR)
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors Masters Circle Club

Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors 2012 Good Neighbor Award Recipient
Realtor's Multiple Listing Service
Graduate Realtors Institute (GRI)
Council of Residential Specialists (CRS)
Real Estate Buyer's Agent Council, Accredited Buyer's Representative (ABR)
Earth Advantage S.T.A.R. Certification
Portland Monthly Magazine Five Star Agent 2011, 2012
Portland Area Business Association (PABA)

Portland City Club Member

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:

Our House of Portland
Portland Institute for Contemporary Art (PICA)
The Children's Sharing Project
Human Rights Campaign
The Equity Foundation
Cascade AIDS Project
Basic Rights Oregon
Pet Partners
Portland Gay Men's Chorus

MISSION STATEMENT:


My goal is to develop, nurture and appreciate lasting relationships by approaching every opportunity with respect and integrity. I recognize that each day, each person and each experience that I encounter and engage is vital to my success in business, my peace at home and my commitment to serving the community.

Designations  

ABR, CRS, EA Broker, GRI, Masters Circle

Thank you for helping me with the condo hunting process. I was very nervous going into the process and you made it painless and fun. Lastly, thank you for taking care of my mother while she was in town. I know she very much enjoyed spending time with you and was so appreciative of all your help. Thank you again!

— Susan S.

'We met Donald Falk by a lucky chance one evening just when my husband and I were discussing buying a home. Donald is extremely experienced and knowledgeable about the current housing market in Portland and all of the various Portland neighborhoods. He really took the time to get to know us. He listened to our wishes and dreams and he found the perfect 'grandma's' house for us in a terrific neighborhood with a great walking score, something we really wanted. Donald recommended a perfect price point for our offer as there were multiple bids on the property we selected. He recommended a great loan officer for us, he called and met with multiple contractors to get estimates on potential repairs so we could make informed decisions during the buying process and negotiate intelligently with the seller on repairs. He then stayed on top of the repairs we negotiated to be sure they were done in a timely and professional manner. He worked days, late nights and weekends resolving paperwork issues with the seller’s listing agent. We can't say enough how easy and what a pleasure it was to work with Donald as our real estate agent, if we had more money we would buy another property through Donald, maybe a great place at the coast ;).

— Elise Maynard and Stephen Whitson

Donald has represented me in five real estate transactions since 1991 which have included my primary residences and income property. He has been at the enter of nearly every real estate transaction I have ever had. He is skilled at every aspect of the process from thoughtful advice to the nuts and bolts of the paperwork. I've always been able to rest assured that he will cover all the bases. And therein lies the thing I have valued most from Donald, a sense of peace of mind. I can say without a doubt that he will continue to be an integral part of any and all of my future real estate transactions.

— Mike A.

Donald has has represented us (as buyers and sellers) in four real estate transactions. His experience, adaptability, and composure proved invaluable as he ably navigated the variety of unforeseen issues. We value his expertise so highly that we have recommended him to family and friends who have been equally pleased with his services. We recommend Donald without reservation.

— Heidi and Jason S.

We can't express enough how much we appreciate your help and diligence in selling the condo. We are forever grateful.

— Katie and Tom B.

After a dismal three weeks with another agent, Donald found us our house in less than one day. So we went to him again for a second buy.

— Tim P. and Hector H.

Yea! We sold the house. Woo Hoo! Thanks so much. You know we love doing business with you.

— Franki T. and Bill D.

We love the house so much and are so grateful to you for finding it for us.

— Judy R.

Thanks for helping us make a significant advance in our personal finances and security this year. Rents at the duplex are already "in the black" on a monthly basis!

— David O. and Horatio L.

As a company owner I take great pride in associating with agents who know and understand the neighborhoods in which they do business.

— Mike Hasson

Provided by Zillow

10/07/2014 - rrondeau

Sold a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $475K in Sherwood, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Donald did an excellent job in representing me in the sale of this property. He is honest and persistent in his approach and did a great professional job all around. He went out of his way to check on the property to ensure that it was secure and ready to be shown. I highly recommend Donald to anyone who want an informed and honest broker to represent them in the sale of their property."

— rrondeau

01/14/2011 - zilpage

Bought a Multi Family home in 2007 for approximately $300K in Centennial, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"After a dismal 3 weeks with another agent, Donald got us our house in less than one day.
So we went to him again for a second buy."

— zilpage

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