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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest in real estate, Kris is ready to help you achieve your real estate goals! As a native Portlander, she knows what makes the area so special-- desirable neighborhoods, outstanding dining, unique local shops, beautiful parks and close proximity to the outdoors. With skill and professionalism, she utilizes all available tools to market homes both online and off. Along with her Oregon real estate license, Kris holds a degree in Interior Design. This makes her a great asset for sellers when staging homes to make a house sell faster and for top dollar. When working with buyers her knowledge of home construction helps navigate home inspections and negotiations of repairs.

Prior to becoming a broker, Kris worked as a science teacher for 12 years. Her patience and love for education allows her to smoothly guide first time homes buyers thru a successful purchase. She even teaches a free first time home buyer class to introduce potential buyers to the process. Her goal is to make clients feel comfortable and informed during the entire process, often the biggest financial decisions of their lives.

When she’s not working, Kris volunteers with the SMART Reading program, Girls on the Run and Friends of Trees. Kris also enjoys spending time with family, hiking, skiing, running, wine tasting and playing with her Yellow Labrador, Bella.

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Earth Advantage Professional Green Broker, PMAR HOMNW.com Certified Specialist, eTeam

"Kris was referred to us by our neighbors and we are so glad she was! From our initial consult/meeting with her she took high regard to small details and developed a tailored plan for our home that we felt very confident moving forward. Our house sold in 4 days, over asking, and we were thrilled with how all marketing material and work that went in to the home turned out. Kris even circled back to the house a few times for appointments after we moved to make sure it was ready for the new owners. We are grateful to have worked with Kris. She is attentive to details, very professional, and gave amazing feedback on how to get our home show ready. We would absolutely work with Kris again if we lived in the same state! All in all - highly recommend her!"

— Jessica London

I wish I could give Kris Whitby 10 Stars! She deserves them. She helped me find the perfect home in the middle of a pandemic and we were able to close on the property after the fires. The whole transaction was effortless and I am convinced that I could have never done it without Kris Whitby's help.

— Nancy C

Kris is hardworking, professional, organized, very detail oriented, a huge resource and a great communicator. We would not have been so satisfied with anyone else. She negotiates well and kept us very well informed and she is a super nice person. I would recommend her to friends and family.

— Molly and Erik, SW Portland

Kris' professionalism, experience in the Portland market, strong negotiation skills, responsiveness and attention to detail make her a great realtor. She's also a very lovely person. That's a winning combination!

— Alison B. NE Portland

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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03/19/2021 - dgutzler1

Bought a single family home in 2021 in Dryland, Canby, OR 97013.

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"Kris was very aware of the market and kept me informed. She understand what I was interested in and focused on these items. Kris' communication was relevant and immediate. She was very efficient with everyone's time. Kris helped me find my ideal and special home. Thank you Kris."

— dgutzler1

03/01/2021 - jessica london22

Sold a single family home in 2021 in Stafford, Tualatin, OR 97062.

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"Kris was referred to us by our neighbors and we are so glad she was! From our initial consult/meeting with her she took high regard to small details and developed a tailored plan for our home that we felt very confident moving forward. Our house sold in 4 days, over asking, and we were thrilled with how all marketing material and work that went in to the home turned out. Kris even circled back to the house a few times for appointments after we moved to make sure it was ready for the new owners. We are grateful to have worked with Kris. She is attentive to details, very professional, and gave amazing feedback on how to get our home show ready. We would absolutely work with Kris again if we lived in the same state! All in all - highly recommend her!"

— jessica london22

02/27/2021 - zoemag

Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $550K in Willamette, West Linn, OR 97068.

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"We started dreaming of buying a home a few years ago. We met Kris at an open house in West Linn. She connected with us and took the time to find out what we were looking for, and helped us figure out how to make our dream a reality. We took the first time home buyers class that Kris offered, and we learned a lot more about our options for buying. She connected us with a fantastic mortgage lender who held our hand every step of the way. It took us a few years to finally get serious, but when we were ready, Kris was right there, ready to jump right in and help us. We spent months looking for the right house, in a very competitive market. Kris was always super responsive to all our questions, and always happy to show us houses we were interested in. She made the process easy, even while following all the COVID protocols. Buying a home is an emotional roller coaster ride, and Kris stuck with us. The day we felt like giving up was the day that Kris insisted we meet to look at one more house. We ended up loving the house, made an offer and now we are super grateful homeowners.
Buying a home is a big deal, and everyone needs a “Kris” to help them navigate the process, and keep them on the right track. We are forever grateful that our paths crossed."

— zoemag

12/28/2020 - gsm6egqqws

Sold a home in 2020 in Northwest, Portland, OR 97210.

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"We needed to downsize, reduce home owner chores and had found an excellent apartment at a senior community. We grabbed that and put the house on the market with Kris at a stressful time with Covid 19. We zoomed and she said she wanted to be our project manager...able to help as needed with resources or direct service which she did with every aspect of preparation, marketing, selling. Kris is the person you want on your side if you expect confidential, practical, highly knowledgable, respectful care from your seller's agent. Working as a team with her we were able to accept one of four offers a few days after posting and seamlessly with Kris managing every detail, closed the sale early."

— gsm6egqqws

12/27/2020 - jspdx1

Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $600K in Multnomah, Portland, OR 97219.

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"After interviewing several realtors, my decision on who to represent me in buying my next home was surprisingly easier than I expected. As a born and raised Portlander, Kris knows the neighborhoods and the business. She has the real estate smarts to address unexpected challenges that can occur in a transaction. Her referrals and knowledge allowed my purchase to proceed smoothly and close on schedule. In unprecedented market conditions, she is an insightful and savvy negotiator. I’m grateful to Kris for making it possible for me to wake up every morning in a gorgeous home — one that will allow me to stay in a fantastic neighborhood for the long term — because she knew when and how to take action with a short window of opportunity in a multiple offer situation. I recommend Kris wholeheartedly and without reservation!"

— jspdx1

10/01/2020 - shortyc nancy

Bought a home in 2020 for approximately $325K in Dryland, Canby, OR 97013.

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"I wish I could give Kris Whitby 10 Stars! She deserves them. She helped me find the perfect home in the middle of a pandemic and we were able to close on the property after the fires. The whole transaction was effortless and I am convinced that I could have never done it without Kris Whitby's help.

I am moving from Idaho to retire closer to family in the Portland area. Kris helped my son and his family find a home 3 years ago and they were super happy with her help. He suggested I call her and boy am I glad I did. Kris has such a POSITIVE attitude and is full of energy. I was able to get to Oregon the end of August and Kris went out of her way to help me find what I needed. I returned to Idaho and left it to her to help me finish the purchase. Start to finish she was in the game. Helping me find a local lender, writing a offer that was accepted, going out of her way to help with inspections and repairs and made numerous trips to the property and calls to the listing agent. She was always in touch every step of the way, going over and above what I would have thought a realtor would provide. If I ever have to move again Kris will be my realtor! Great Job and Thank You Kris!!!"

— shortyc nancy

08/03/2020 - Nina Christenson

Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $425K in St.Johns, Portland, OR 97203.

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"Kris was a great person to have on our side while we searched for our first home. Prior to looking, she equipped us with all of the information we needed for the journey including a snapshot of the current market, a break down of the additional costs to expect, information on loan types and brokers, and additional things to keep in mind during the process that were greatly appreciated.

When we were ready to start seeing homes, she was very accommodating to our schedules and was an excellent partner throughout the process. We were lucky to have found a home we loved quickly and when we were ready to make an offer, she walked us through the process very thoughtfully and provided valuable insight every step of the way. To my surprise, we find the process much less stressful than anticipated and I attribute a lot of that to having Kris as our agent.

We would recommend her in a heart beat to any first time home buyers like ourselves."

— Nina Christenson

06/29/2020 - bards47

Bought a home in 2020 for approximately $200K in Mountain Park, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

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"We thoroughly enjoyed working with Kris for the purchase of a condo. She was always available - whether by phone, text or email - and responded immediately whenever we needed her. We appreciated how smooth she made each transaction in the process. She found us the perfect spot at an amazing price - and managed to make it go like clockwork even during the quarantine. We would definitely recommend Kris to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a home!"

— bards47

05/16/2020 - alison bellair

Bought a home in 2020 for approximately $475K in King, Portland, OR 97212.

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"Kris was an absolute pleasure to work with from start to finish, and made the whole house-buying process super easy. As a first time buyer in the US, she talked me through the process, was always quick to respond to my questions, and she checked in with me regularly, which I really appreciated.

Viewing properties with Kris was a great experience. My viewings took place while the COVID-19 "stay at home" order was in effect (real estate was designated as an essential service). Kris took care to keep us both safe by wearing a mask and gloves, and bringing shoe covers for us both, and disinfectant wipes. She has an eagle eye for detail, and her knowledge of construction and remodeling meant that she was able to help me understand what I'd be taking on with each place that I viewed (both immediately, and in the next few years). She also really listened to me when I talked about what I was looking for. So she was able to gently remind me what I had told her was important to me, which was super helpful when I got over-excited about a gas range or a view of Mt Hood in a property that didn't meet my "must have" criteria. That helped me focus on what I really wanted, and helped me make my decision.

Kris provided great advice on how to present my offer, and after it was accepted, we closed in 30 days. She negotiated fixes after the inspection (I got everything I asked for), insisted on things like using manufacturer parts and manufacturer-approved companies to do the work, and she followed through to make sure everything was done.

Kris' professionalism, experience in the Portland market, strong negotiation skills, responsiveness and attention to detail make her a great realtor. She's also a very lovely person. That's a winning combination!"

— alison bellair

04/28/2020 - molly fauske

Bought and sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $425K in Multnomah, Portland, OR 97219.

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"Kris is hardworking, professional, organized, very detail oriented, a huge resource and a great communicator. We would not have been so satisfied with anyone else. She negotiates well and kept us very well informed and she is a super nice person. I would recommend her to friends and family."

— molly fauske

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