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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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I am a Portland native and graduate of Lincoln High School. An urban pioneer I moved to the Pearl District with my family in the 90's. I earned my Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Post college I became a licensed professional engineer and worked in the built industry for both an engineering consulting and design-build company.

In 2011 I followed my heart and made the transition to real estate. I bring honest market insight, clear communication, and the ability to professionally manage your real estate needs to my business every day. In 2019 I was awarded Top Performer at the Hasson Company. I am always thankful for the opportunity to help clients reach their real estate goals. 

Outside of real estate I enjoy biking, running, yoga, skiing, and spending time with my two young boys.

 

We are so lucky we had Kate during our search for our first home. Kate is so much more than a Real Estate Agent. She is a true advocate for her clients, going far above and beyond the call of duty to find the right home for her clients and engage the best, most trusted professionals in the home buying process. Kate was dedicated, extremely knowledgeable, consistently responsive and available, empathetic, patient and HONEST. She combines her background in engineering and sciences with her immense knowledge of the Portland real estate market to find your perfect home. We could not recommend her enough. She is a gem and a rare breed in the real estate industry. Thank you, Kate, for helping us find our home.

— Delila Causevic and John Freih

If you are looking for a real estate agent in Portland we cannot recommend Kate enough! We recently moved to Portland from Boston and this was our first time looking for a condo. Kate held our hands the entire time. She guided us through and educated us about the different neighborhoods and condo buildings. It was truly impressive how familiar she is with real estate in Portland. What we like the most about Kate is that she will tell you the truth and give you her opinion if you ask. She does not sugarcoat a property just to make a sale; she really wants to make sure you find the right place. She always made herself available to show us all of the condos we wanted to see (and there were many). She helped us quickly narrow our search based on our needs. She found us the perfect sun filled condo in the city overlooking a park (which assessed for far more than we paid, which is a rarity in this market). Thanks to her hard work and dedication we moved out of our Airbnb and into our condo within 6 weeks. She was always extremely responsive answering all of our questions immediately (and there were many). Our mortgage company was also extremely impressed with her responsiveness and her dedication to our best interest. Finally and most importantly, Kate is just a fantastic person and it was an absolute pleasure to work with her.

— Melanie Lawton

Kate got us super excited about listing our place and her tips on what we needed to do to get the place ready to sell were spot on! We listed and sold in under a week! Kate was fantastic about walking us through the entire process and if we ever relocate back to the Pacific Northwest, we'll be certain to use her expertise for our home buying needs.

— Miseal Sanders-Estrada

Kate helped us make a contingency offer, sell our house, and buy our dream home (via the contingency!) in what felt like no time. She helped us every step of the way from recommending a great lender, advising us on house-prep, and doing all the dirty work with regards to negotiations and closing. We are relatively new to this whole process and subsequently had what felt like one million questions about literally everything. She kept reiterating that there was no amount of bugging her that would be too much, and she meant it. She is as responsive and prompt as it gets. If we had unlimited amounts of money we'd just go around buying houses so we could work with Kate again and again. A+.

— Aaron Durand

We couldn't be happier with our home buying experience with Kate! We felt comfortable with her from the start and she helped us find our dream home. My favorite part about working with Kate was her positive and realistic outlook on the process. She wanted to support us in finding the right home for our family, no matter how many homes we needed to view in along the way.

— Natasha Blank

I worked with Kate six years ago when I bought my condo, and I went back to her for listing it. She was a fantastic consultant in how to stage and prep the space for listing. We took her advice at every step of the process and had no regrets -- pricing, timing, staging -- it all went perfectly.

— Colin Sanders

Having lived in NYC and the Bay Area for the past 20+ years, my personal experience with anybody involved in real estate has been less than stellar. So my expectations for using a broker to visit properties in Portland were low to none. Kate has restored some of my faith in the real estate profession. As noted in my ratings, she is very knowledgeable, very trustworthy, highly responsive, and overall extremely competent. However, her most important attributes are her great active listening skills and high emotional intelligence.

— Phillip Chung

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, Owner & CEO

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07/02/2021 - mrothschild76

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $1.100M in Downtown, Portland, OR 97201.

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"Our family feels so lucky to have found such a wonderful realtor in Kate. Moving to a new city was daunting and the thought of buying a home in a city we weren't familiar with added to the stress. Kate really got to know us, and helped navigate neighborhoods that were a perfect fit for our family. Kate was very patient with us throughout the process. We always felt she had our best interests at heart.

Buying a home in a very hot sellers market requires a knowledgeable agent that truly understands the market. She gave great advice and negotiated a deal on our dream home. She also had fantastic referrals for work to be done on the home. We couldn't be happier! We will be using Kate for any future real estate business."

— mrothschild76

02/26/2021 - TYLER WINCHELL

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $775K in Overlook, Portland, OR 97227.

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"I cannot say enough wonderful things about Kate as a realtor. Her local knowledge of Portland neighborhoods, the marketplace and her ability to identify top properties is amazing. I felt confident in knowing that her recommendations were honest and reliable. Kate was able to successfully navigate me through a complex and very competitive bidding process for my current home. I highly, highly recommend Kate as your realtor if you're looking in Portland."

— TYLER WINCHELL

01/12/2021 - emmakat

Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $600K in Richmond, Portland, OR 97214.

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"As first time homebuyers looking for a home in very unusually time Kate was incredibly helpful. Very responsive to setting up home viewings and understanding our expectations. Once we made an offer on the house we ended up in the process was smooth and less stressful than it could have otherwise been. We also trusted her knowledge of the area and I know the both the location and home are right for us!"

— emmakat

11/09/2020 - stephbird

Bought and sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $500K in Concordia, Portland, OR 97211.

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"Kate was a gem to work with and we would highly recommend her! We've worked with her for 3 transactions in the past 6 years and there is no one else we would choose to work with. She helped us sell and purchase a home during COIVD and assisted us to navigate the uncertainty of these times with a safe and clear plan. Kate is very knowledgeable of the Portland market. She is very responsive and a great communicator, always highlighting important steps along the way. We trusted her opinion as she always had our best interest in mind. She is strong advocate and a talented negotiator and has a great deal of experience for both sales and purchases."

— stephbird

12/11/2019 - webercliff2

Sold a home in 2019 for approximately $500K in Downtown, Portland, OR 97205.

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"Kate was recommended by a friend who is very well connected locally. At our initial meeting, Kate proved personable, knowledgeable, and realistic. We were entering a difficult market for sellers, and she knew that. At the same time, she was encouraging if simultaneously realistic and candid.
The photographer whom she hired took exceptional photographs that were seen online by would-be buyers in another state. Thanks to those photographs, the buyers wanted our place even before they came to see it. A strong offer ensued--after two months of inaction--and the transaction
that followed proceeded without a hitch all the way to closing. Kate's
candor and competence were exemplary throughout."

— webercliff2

10/28/2019 - ron reupert

Bought a single family home in 2018 for approximately $400K in Troutdale, OR 97060.

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"We bought our sight unseen from 2000 miles away. Kate did a walk-through with the property on FaceTime and was willing to answer all of our questions. She was a strong negotiator For the buyer"

— ron reupert

10/14/2019 - DelilaCausevic

Bought a single family home in 2019 for approximately $425K in Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill, Portland, OR 97239.

Highly Recommended


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"We are so lucky we had Kate during our search for our first home. Kate is so much more than a Real Estate Agent. She is a true advocate for her clients, going far above and beyond the call of duty to find the right home for her clients and engage the best, most trusted professionals in the home buying process. Kate was dedicated, extremely knowledgeable, consistently responsive and available, empathetic, patient and HONEST. She combines her background in engineering and sciences with her immense knowledge of the Portland real estate market to find your perfect home. We could not recommend her enough. She is a gem and a rare breed in the real estate industry. Thank you Kate for helping us find our home!"

— DelilaCausevic

10/13/2019 - maiapaia

Bought a single family home in 2019 for approximately $1.200M in Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213.

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"Kate was exceedingly patient and absolutely essential to our long, intense, home buying journey. Our ideas evolved over the course of many many months about what kind of house we wanted and where we wanted to live. Kate adapted to our changing needs and tirelessly searched for houses that she thought were a good fit. Throughout the process she taught us a lot about the local market and bigger real estate trends. She was always very honest about the quality of the houses we looked at and their listed prices, but also supported our decisions and didn't take it personally if we felt less excited about a house than she did. Once we thought we found our dream home Kate led us through the inspection and buying process with great confidence. She responded to all of our questions and requests right away and maintained very open and clear communication with the selling party. We've been living in our new home for almost two months now and love it more each day. At times we thought we may never find it, but Kate stuck with us and didn't give up on the search and we could never have found our dream home without her expertise, support, and knowledge. We recommend her to all of our friends looking to buy and are so grateful. Thanks Kate!"

— maiapaia

10/12/2019 - Bryn Chernoff

Bought and sold a single family home in 2018 in Overlook, Portland, OR 97227.

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"Kate was a wonderful fit for us throughout our home-buying and home-selling process. She was quick, responsive and available during the search and made space for our own preferences while also weighing in with her expertise when needed. We trusted her instincts and enjoyed her company. The purchase and sale logistics are so complicated and she was a really great guide along the way. Would highly recommend her."

— Bryn Chernoff

10/11/2019 - Ziv Steinfeld

Bought a town home in 2019 for approximately $250K in Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213.

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"It was smooth and helpful experience. We had fun, it was timely. Buy houses with Kate and find what you need. If I couldn’t get to a destination, she was there to help. Be honest when I need all the perspective of buying a house...current market, future of the location, and average price in the neighborhood"

— Ziv Steinfeld

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