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2020 TOP PERFORMER
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Lake Oswego Office

15400 Boones Ferry Road

Lake Oswego, OR 97035

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Emily Corning (Thomas) was born the daughter of an accomplished salesman and a caring and patient mother who had been a school teacher. She grew up in the trenches of her grandfather’s family business, a small but successful chain of Sporting Goods stores in Santa Cruz, California. It was there that she began to learn the hustle it takes to run a small business, as well as the heart you need to retain and take care of great employees and clients alike. To this day she has fond memories of riding in the company delivery truck with her Grandmother shuffling product between stores. She was also put to work in the warehouse putting price tags on thousands of items and being “paid” for her time with shopping trips to the mall with her grandmother. Perhaps that's where she learned the importance of working hard and earning your keep. Regardless, it's definitely where she learned of her love for Nordstrom. 

 

At the age of 12, Emily’s family moved to Lake Oswego, looking for a fresh adventure. Excelling in all things art & design, she graduated in 2003 from Riverdale High School. Upon graduation she started her first commission-based sales job at Nordstrom, selling women’s shoes. At no surprise to those that knew her, she quickly became a “pacemaker”, earning her way to the top of the sales rankings. In 2004, Emily met her future husband, Christian, on match.com. A few years later Emily was recruited by a customer to manage their chain of tanning salons. It was here that she spent the next 7 years of her sales career learning how a business truly operates. Her salon quickly rose to number one in sales for the franchise out of 200 locations nationwide. After being “burnt out” of the tanning industry she sought a career with flexibility so she could spend more time with her family, which had grown with the birth of her two sons, Ben and Ethan. Emily then embarked on the first of two remote sales jobs. The first was as an Account Executive for Entercom Radio, where Emily collaborated with local businesses and structured successful radio advertising campaigns. The second, a result of another recruitment, led Emily to Wells Fargo in a role selling merchant services to small and medium sized businesses. 

 

It wasn’t long before the grind of this position left her feeling unsatisfied and unmotivated. After encouragement from her husband, Emily swiftly signed up to get her Real Estate License. She completed her education in under three weeks, was licensed the week after, and in true “Emily” fashion, hit the ground running. 

 

Emily found her stride in Real Estate very quickly, however, this surprised no one. Over the last five years, she has nearly doubled her volume and transaction count year over year. This has earned Emily a ranking in the top 40 at The Hasson Company over the last 3 years in a row. Most recently, she was ranked #11 within the company, achieving over $37 million in volume and selling 73 homes. In 2019, Emily earned her Principal Broker’s license, and began growing a strong, like minded team. Emily’s philosophy is “if you do business the right way, the business will continue to come”. This is proven by 99% of her clients being referred to her from friends, family and past clients.

 

In Emily’s spare time, you can find her seizing every opportunity to travel both near and far with her husband and two boys. She loves entertaining in their newly remodeled lake house in Sherwood, where the home improvement projects are as never ending as the gratitude they feel to live there. Emily also collects wine from the area’s best wineries, of which she is a member of many, probably more than her husband knows. 

 

Cheers to your journey with Emily and her team, it’s safe to say that you are in excellent hands.

Emily is an amazing agent! Recently I was considering listing my 1910 home in Newberg. Emily quickly pulled together comps and showed my family several houses. Emily was attentive, quick to return phone calls and emails, listened to what we had to say and I know she was truly trying to find the best fit for us. Ultimately we decided to stay in our home because we love our walkable location. I really enjoyed working with Emily and she would be my first call if I decided that it's time to move.

— Alison Murray, Owner of Murray Photography

Emily is such a great agent! She was such a great help selling our old home and purchasing a new one. She is very determined to find you exactly what you're looking for and will fight to get you an accepted offer. She is very knowledgeable and one of my favorite things is that she will always get back to you in a timely manner.

— Caitlin Reed

In today's competitive market having a professional like Emily on your side is CRUCIAL when buying or selling a home. Emily's ability to get the deal done combined with the top notch level of service she provides is second to none in an industry where many tend to do the bare minimum. I would recommend Emily to family and friends without hesitation and working with her is an absolute pleasure!

— Chris Blyth, Business Development Representative, First American Title Company

My husband and I just bought our first house with Emily, and we couldn't be happier. She was on the job 24/7, emailing, texting and meeting us for home tours so that we could get ahead of other buyers in the tight Portland market. She was a star during negotiations and knew when and how to push to get our offer accepted -- ahead of eight competing bids but well within our budget. Thank you!

— Allison Symonds, Writer - Brand Chameleon

Emily is a true professional and truly motivated to help. She is great at what she does and it isn't just about the transaction for her. She has compassion and emotional intelligence to go with her business savvy. She makes you feel like you're her only client and like you are her top priority, which is very comforting in the process of buying or selling the biggest investment of your life! I will use her again and again and I would gladly recommend her to anyone! Thank you, Emily!

— Dawn Bootz, Lead employee specialist at community vision

Emily never gave up on helping us sell our very unique home ... her determination to act (and to get me to act!) was exactly what we needed and it paid off! She worked on our behalf diligently for what was best for us during our transaction and made the process as quick and easy as possible for our family. Now she is working diligently, yet again, to help us find our next home. We're very grateful for her!

— Julia Olson

We loved working with Emily! She did a fantastic job of selling our home and finding us our forever home. She worked hard and got us everything we were asking for. The best part is that she made the whole process enjoyable. She is a true professional!

— Nicole Quesenberry, Human Resources Manager at Selectron Technologies, Inc

Emily's knack for recognizing the market, and strategic pricing is amazing. She guided us through all of the stressful pieces of the sale, and managed everything beyond our expectations. We are extremely satisfied with her efforts and the outcome of our sale ($20k over asking in four days), as well as our resulting purchase, and would highly recommend meeting with her - even if you’re not quite sure it's the right time. It worked out wonderfully for us, and she will make it her mission for you as well!

— Jacob Peetoom, Senior Research Manager at rsEdge, inc.

Emily made, what is normally a very stressful situation, into the easiest! Not only did she help us find the right home for our family, she handled hurdles that were out of anyone's control very professionally and thoroughly. Day or night, she worked hard and in the end was able to deliver more than we could have wanted!

— Courtney Peetoom, Project Manager with Perlow Construction

We had the best experience selling our 5 yr home that had turned into a 13 yr home. Emily was great at making us feel comfortable through the entire sell/buy process. She advocated for us, was honest, and realistic. She knew how to navigate through each transaction that led us to a winning outcome. We're coming up on our 1yr anniversary in our new home and we would have never gotten here without Emily. I highly and gladly recommend Emily to all my friends and family. Aime

— Aime Orozco, Director of Card Services at First Tech Federal Credit Union

After over five hours of looking for the right agent to help us find our first home I came across Emily's profile and knew she was the One. She took us on even though we were out of state and meeting her in person only solidified that we had chosen wisely. With a planned whirlwind weekend of 18+ scheduled homes to view Emily was prepped and ready & we hit the ground running. She never lost her pep or kindness and her extensive knowledge of the area really helped us along our path. Luckily, we fell in love with the last home schedule on the first day and spent the following day discussing and putting in an offer. We are thrilled and so thankful for the constant commitment and communication as we muddled through the escrow process. Emily worked hard for us & respected our thoughts, ideas & desires. We couldn't have asked for a better first home buying & relocation experience than what we've had with Emily.

— Stephanie Hooper, Production Manager to DarkMatterFX

Emily's description of hustle and heart could not be more accurate! I was impressed by her readiness to show homes and catch things quickly when they came up. She is truly on top of the market - and with this market you need that!

— Tera Henderson, Ford / Wyatt Apparel

We would not be in our new home without Emily. She went above and beyond finding the perfect house for us and knew just how to negotiate our offer. We are grateful for the time she took talking us through the process and helped us feel confident in our purchase. She is the best!

— Mary Weggeland, Sherwood Center of the arts

Emily Corning was the best decision we made when we started searching for our dream home. She put so much time and effort into helping us get our offer accepted and then list our home in a matter of days! Simply the best.

— Tim Burton

I do not have enough amazing things to say about Emily. My husband and I were wanting to sell our home and buy a new one, but were a little scared and had loads of questions. Emily was exactly what we needed! She encouraged us and answered all our questions, but never once pressured us to move forward. Once we met Emily, we knew we were ready and she was the realtor we wanted to go with. The sale of our home hit a few snags, but Emily was always on top of it. We were never left wondering what was going on or what our next step was. She was in communication with us 24/7 and was easing our concerns before we even expressed them to her! It was obvious that she’s not only experienced in sales that go smoothly, but has the knowledge and the drive to power through sales that can get a little rocky. Her demeanor throughout the entire process was so calm and put together. She knew she had it under control! She advocated for us and fought hard for us. I️ do not believe we would be in our current home, our dream home, without her. Buying a home can be stressful, but having her in our corner made the process so much easier. My husband and I knew we were in good hands and she wouldn’t let us down. She went above and beyond for us (as it seems like she does for all of her clients based on her reviews) and we will always be recommending her to our friends and family! You won’t regret choosing Emily for the sale/purchase of your home. She truly is the best!

— Jennifer Burton, Owner of Bens Heating and Air Conditioning

EMILY IS A FREAKIN BADASS ROCKSTAR!!! We feel so incredibly lucky to have gotten the chance to have her as our realtor! Not only does Emily put her heart and soul into her work, she doesn't do anything but work her ass off for you, during this process. Buying a home can be stressful and overwhelming and Emily will ALWAYS have your best interest at heart. Not once did we ever feel pressured and multiple times she assured us she could find us something better and she SO did!! She is someone that you know you can absolutely trust and that will battle for you no matter what! She also works with an amazing team of people who made our home buying process so easy and enjoyable! She is one of the most genuine and loving people I've ever met and you will absolutely be so happy and satisfied to get the chance to work with her! We are forever grateful for you Emily!!!

— Amanda Chaney, Sherwood Family Chiropractic

If you are in the market to buy or sell a home, you need Emily as your realtor. I’ll be honest, being a number oriented person and in the service industry myself, I am very conscious about cost and hold others to a high standard in terms of the service we expect. With that in mind, we almost ended up using another realtor that was advertising a lower cost. However, after meeting with Emily, we felt her passion and work ethic was on another level (she did not disappoint). It goes without saying, you get what you pay for. On top of that, Emily is an expert regarding the Sherwood market and knew exactly what to price our home at. Before we knew it, we had numerous offers and ended up selling our home for $30k over asking (almost 10% over the listed price!). From the acceptance of our offer to the close of our home, Emily truly shined during the negotiating process. Without getting into the details, she was able to guide us through some difficult decisions and ultimately reach the outcome we had all hoped for. Throughout this process Emily EARNED our trust and we can honestly say she always had our best interest in mind. Embarking on such an important life event, we could not have asked for anything more. We are happy to say we now have a realtor for life!

— Keoni Hudson - Rassmussen, Finicial Advisor at Kruse Woods Financial Partners

Without Emily’s knowledge, passion and persistence we would not be in our fabulous house and property today! She made it so easy and smooth to buy our new house and sell our old house. Emily definitely knows the Sherwood housing market. We put all our trust in her to put our house on the market at a certain price, hoping we would get over asking.....guess what..this girl rocked it and sold our house for over asking price!!! Emily is a realtor rockstar! She goes above and beyond for her clients, and is available anytime of the day to answer your questions and guide you through the process! Thank you Emily! You have a lifetime client!

— Haley Grimm, Owner of Grimm's Fuel

We just sold our house in Oregon to move down to Arizona. It was a stressful time because I had changed jobs and there was a lot riding on this sale going smoothly. Emily came in and told us exactly what we needed to do to get top dollar for our house. We followed her advice to the letter and it sold for nearly $30k over asking price. But most importantly, Emily was really good about getting out in front of us and fighting for us, as well as helping us get through whatever snags arose. Additionally, she was honest about what our expectations should be vs dumping money or time into something that probably wouldn't yield much of a return. She didn't just tell us what we wanted to hear to check off a box. She was, hands down, worth every penny she was paid, and if I ever find myself buying or selling up in Oregon in the future, she's the first agent I'm calling.

— Evan Sprague, Creative Asset Developer at Intel

Hustle & Heart. Period. Emily hustles night and day for you and pours her heart into finding the best fit for your family. She was our rock for the whole process of buying our home. As first time home buyers were borderline terrified of the whole process, and in a hot market like Portland we were like fish out of water until we met Emily. Countless times after tough conversations and sleepless nights we heard 'I got this!' from Emily and low and behold, she took care of everything, eased our concerns, and was the voice of reason for us all along the way. She's a pro and it shows. She saved us thousands of dollars by mitigating repairs before closing, getting us through a bidding war, and literally saving the whole deal for us on closing day. Without Emily we would not have the keys to our first home! We will shout our recommendations of Emily from the rooftops of Beaverton, and can't wait to work with her again in the future!

— Robyn Tiehen, Senior liscensing product Manager at Columbia Sportswear

Best of the best!

— Jake Grimm, Grimm's Fuel Owner

Emily is amazing! Simple as that! My husband and I had a long and tough start to our house buying journey, the Sherwood market is fast and competitive and we started looking in other cities that we truly didn’t want to call home. We’ve been in Sherwood for 9 years and it broke our hearts to think of leaving the town that we were already raising our kids in. Just as we were going to throw in the towel We ran across Emily’s Facebook page. I told my husband that “this is our realtor. If we want to stay in Sherwood than this is who we need to use.” Sure enough we were right and it was the best decision we made for our future and our family. As a mother and Sherwood resident herself Emily understood our struggle and the importance of staying in Sherwood. She also didn’t make us feel self conscious of our budget or the fact that my husband was wanting to use his VA home loan. Which was extremely important to him, and since her husband is a veteran as well she respected that expectation. She guided us in all the right directions and represented us to a T. She was willing to take us on and help us through the house buying process. I know we weren’t the easiest family to take on, and I am thankful for her willingness to represent us. She has a huge heart, a hard worker, takes pride in her job and reputation, loves her clients and creates a lasting relationship with them! I’m so thankful for her and will forever recommend her to anyone that is buying or selling a home. Thank you, Emily!! You are the best!

— Kelly Sanders, OHSU

As a local lender, having the opportunity to work with a real estate agent that is as passionate, organized, and committed as Emily is highly rewarding. Her style of communication is a breath of fresh air and she is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She believes in building a life-long relationship with her clients, they are not just "another transaction" to her. We LOVE working with Emily Corning and her team!

— Mikal Mele, Guild Morgage

Hustle and Heart is truly who Emily is and will always be! She has hustled from the first day I met her and pours her heart into every little detail! My husband and I contacted her to come look at our home to see if it was ready to sell. The minute she walked in our home, her face lit up and we knew she was the perfect one for us! She was thoroughly impressed with everything we had done to the house and made us feel extremely confident in the listing price. She was confident our house would sell in no time! And of course 4 days on the market we got a full price offer!! As everyone knows the process of selling and buying a home is quite stressful! The little things that completely stressed me out, she would always confidently say “I’ve got this!” She worked countless hours not only selling our home but helping us purchase a new home. I know we were not the easiest when it came to finding a new home. We were very particular with what we wanted and the location. We looked at many homes and fell in love with one that was more than we wanted to spend. Emily saw how much we loved this house and was able to work her magic and get us $19,000 below asking price! She 100% puts her clients first in everything she does! We could not have imagined this entire process without her! She is without a doubt the BEST and we absolutely recommend her to everyone! Thanks again for everything you have done for us Emily! We are forever grateful! Our realtor for life!

— Andrea Ellyes, Office Manager at Session Orthodonics

When my husband and I decided we wanted to sell our home and move closer to his work, Emily stepped right in and helped lead the way for us. She went above and beyond working to sell our home quickly and to help us find the right home to move to. She was very honest and didn't let us settle when times were tough. Buying and selling a home is probably one of the most stressful decisions anyone can make and she made the process go so smoothly. We highly recommend Emily to anyone! She is a rock star!

— Cory and Samara Hand, Women's Soccer Coach George Fox University

Hustle and Heart. Period. Emily hustles night and day for you and pours her heart into finding the best fit for your family. She was our rock for the whole process of buying our home. As first time home buyers we were borderline terrified of the whole process, and in a hot market like Portland we were like fish out of the water until we met Emily. Countless times after tough conversations and sleepless nights we heard "I got this!" from Emily and low and behold, she took care of everything, eased our concerns, and was the voice of reason for us all along the way. She's a pro and it shows. She saved us thousands of dollars by mitigating repairs before closing, getting us through a bidding war, and literally saving the whole deal for us on closing day. Without Emily we would not have the keys to our first home! We will shout our recommendations of Emily from the rooftops of Beaverton, and can't wait to work with her again in the future!

— Robyn Tiehen

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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09/17/2021 - megan lizabeth

Sold a home in 2021 in Five Oaks - Triple Creek, Beaverton, OR 97006.

Highly Recommended


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"If you are looking for a one stop shop for all your realtor needs look no further. I sold an investment property and purchased our dream house thanks to the help from Jennifer Underhill and Emily Corning. We had multiple offers come in over asking due to the beautiful staging of our investment property. While buying our sellers were very difficult to work with. Jennifer helped us to stick with the process, kept us updated and ensured we were taken care of. We now wake up everyday feeling blessed and can’t believe this is a home we can raise our kids in. Thank you a million times over and look forward to doing more transactions in the future."

— megan lizabeth

08/17/2021 - kythom

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $450K in Denny Whitford - Raleigh West, Portland, OR 97223.

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"Emily and her team were incredible to work with. Very responsive and extremely knowledgeable on the market and what it takes to get deals done. I ended up getting a great home with some seller repairs, which is unheard of in this market. None of it would have happened without Emily and the team she's built around her. It's clear to see why she is one of the top agents in the Oregon. You're going to end up paying your agent about the same, regardless of who you go with. You might as well choose the peace of mind you get with Emily."

— kythom

07/18/2021 - Lindsey Shapiro

Sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $625K in Brookwood, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

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"This was our second purchase and first sale with Emily and her team. We could not be happier that we made the decision to stick with Emily. Emily's staging, marketing, and advice got us 65k over asking! Her attention to detail, responsiveness, and reputation are second to none."

— Lindsey Shapiro

05/24/2021 - erussnofuss

Sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $550K in Sunnycrest, Newberg, OR 97132.

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"What a team!
Do you think it's easier to build a bridge to success by yourself or with people you can count on?
I agree - a great team accomplishes great things. =)
My wife and I were so pleased that we chose to navigate the real estate process of the sale of our home with Emily and team. Right out of the gate the energy and devotion to our mutual success was apparent, and frankly it turned out to be one of the best customer service experiences from start to finish I've experienced throughout the course of my life. I would highly recommend them to family, friends, and strangers alike! Being in the remodel field myself, I realize the value of word of mouth referrals, so I'm happy to leave this here for the next guy.
Congrats - you have made a great choice.
Eric & Bobbi"

— erussnofuss

05/04/2021 - sanlee wales

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $525K in Stafford, Tualatin, OR 97062.

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"My husband and I used Emily and Danielle to help us buy our home in this crazy competitive market. They were behind us through the whole process, constantly sending us homes, always available to show us homes, and very were quick to respond to any questions we had. They helped us write a competitive offer and we ended up getting the first house we put an offer on, which is very rare in this market. When it came time for the inspection, they helped us negotiate repairs standing behind us the entire time. They are realtors who truly care about their clients and have their best interest at heart.
Not only are they knowledgable in the real estate market, but they have a great eye for design. This helps give you a "vision" when buying a home.
We cannot recommend this team enough and will be referring them to all our family and friends. If we ever have to buy or sell again we will definitely be using Emily Corning and Danielle Lucia."

— sanlee wales

01/22/2021 - natalie cj campbell8

Sold a single family home in 2020 in Southview, Portland, OR 97224.

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"Working with Danielle & Emily was seamless and refreshing. Danielle was with us every step of the way, providing excellent support and information. This team is very knowledgeable, supportive and presented our home in a way which resulted in multiple, over-asking offers.
They have a plethora of resources, and make the process of selling easy.
If real estate is on your mind, we highly recommend Danielle & Emily for all your needs."

— natalie cj campbell8

01/21/2021 - megan kathryn

Sold a single family home in 2020 in Middleton, Sherwood, OR 97140.

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"We have bought and sold a house with Emily as our realtor. She is definitely someone you want in your corner, especially in this market! She knows the ins and outs of real estate, and isn’t afraid to go to bat for her clients. The rest of her team is amazing as well, very responsive and helpful, and try to make the whole process as smooth as possible. I can’t recommend Emily and her team enough!"

— megan kathryn

12/21/2020 - selenabgriffin

Sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $850K in Willamette, West Linn, OR 97068.

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"Working with Emily and her team was nothing short of amazing. This incredible team of women bring it, from the staging, to tricky negotiations, to the late night calls and texts to keep us informed. They execute with poise and perfection. As for Emily, she is a true gift and a breath of fresh air. She was patient, knowledgeable, and kept us laughing and entertained throughout the entire process. Her team is the best of the best and you would be missing out if you used anyone else to represent you through your next real estate transaction. Thank you a million times over to Emily and her team for a top notch experience!"

— selenabgriffin

10/22/2020 - mskristinagreen

Bought and sold a home in 2020 in Bly, OR 97622.

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"Emily is the best realitor! She is always available to show you houses. She also does a great job staging your house to sell and get top dollar. We bought and sold this year with her experties. We would recommend her to our family and friends!"

— mskristinagreen

09/09/2020 - Emily

Bought a single family home in 2020 for approximately $500K in Harmony Point, Happy Valley, OR 97086.

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"If you are looking for an agent who has your back, will make sure you understand the home buying process and all of your options, who will advocate for you, and is all around a wonderful person, then Emily is it! Emily, and her team, made our home buying journey as stress-free as possible. My husband and I never felt like our questions were silly or inconvenient. We absolutely can’t recommend her enough."

— Emily

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