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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

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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12/28/2020 - gsm6egqqws

Sold ahome 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 for approximately $600Khome in 2020 singleFamily 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 for approximately $325Khome in 2020 condo 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 for approximately $425Khome in 2020 singleFamily 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 for approximately $200Khome in 2020 condo 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 for approximately $475Khome in 2020 condo 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 for approximately $425Khome in 2020 singleFamily 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

03/10/2020 - zuser20161108093746859

Bought a for approximately $425Khome in 2020 singleFamily in Aloha, Beaverton, OR 97078.

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"We met Kris at an open house in 2018. At the time we were not ready to buy, but we jelled well with her and kept her number. Fast forward two years and we were looking to buy.

Kris was responsive and thorough. She asked the right questions and helped us find the perfect home. We found ourselves in a 5 way battle for a house and she helped us create an excellent offer that got us the house.

But it didn't stop there. Negotiations for repairs were next. And she handled it with grace and we got everything we wanted...and more!

The entire home buying process from searching to signing could not have gone any smoother.

We may be first time homebuyers, but listening to horror stories from other homeowners, I can't believe how straight forward, simple, and fun Kris made the process.

I highly recommend."

— zuser20161108093746859

10/03/2019 - Stacie Mills

Consulted me on buying or selling a home

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"Kris Whitby is extremely responsive and professional. When researching the possibility of moving out of state, we needed an objective, reputable, and knowledgeable source to point us in the right direction. She went above and beyond to ensure we had all the resources and information necessary to make sound decisions, especially for first time home buyers like us. Her knowledge of the area is amazing and her service is invaluable. We highly recommend working with Kris!"

— Stacie Mills

07/17/2019 - privas752

Bought a for approximately $350Khome in 2019 condo in Denny Whitford - Raleigh West, Portland, OR 97223.

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"We couldn't have asked for a better first-time buyer experience with a realtor than the one we got with Kris! Not only is she savvy on negotiating and neighborhood knowledge, but she has a keen eye for design and is a master at suggesting renovation options. She was patient and took the time to explain the process to us in full, was great at putting her foot down and standing up for our needs and wants as buyers, and most importantly, she helped us find our dream home! Could not recommend her more! If you want the best, get Kris."

— privas752

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