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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.

Designations  

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

I chose Kris because she has a proven track record of helping friends sell their homes and buy their new homes. Kris provided clear guidance to prepare us for selling. Her input and suggestions helped us get an offer that was above the listing price. She used her knowledge and expertise of our neighborhood to provide valuable information so that it was appropriately appraised. Her level of communication with all parties involved was excellent. While in the process of listing our home, Kris helped us buy our new condo and the entire transaction was efficiently and expertly completed, so we could focus on the sale of our home. I highly recommend Kris Whitby for your property buying and selling needs.

— Keena & Eric

Many thanks to Kris for helping us find and purchase our North Portland Charmer! We would recommend Kris to anyone! As first-time home buyers, we were so overwhelmed and were fortunate to have met Kris who was so committed to us in every step of the process. She was a great educator and was patient in answering our million questions- Immediate responsiveness via phone, email, and text! We definitely feel that Kris went above and beyond for us- we were very pleased with the outcome! Thanks again, Kris!

— Aldrich & Christina

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 & Robert

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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08/28/2021 - linda mills14185

Bought a single family home in 2021 in Mountain Park, Lake Oswego, OR 97035.

Highly Recommended


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Responsiveness

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"In one of the most challenging housing markets on record, my husband and I recently completed an interstate home purchase with Kris Whitby that took over a year and a half from start to finish. Kris never missed a beat, keeping in constant communication, answering even the smallest questions in a timely manner, and pounding the pavement with us over and over again until we found a property that matched with our criteria – and scored the winning bid over 16 other buyers! Kris is exceedingly knowledgeable, attentive, personable, and skillfully ambitious. Throughout this long, arduous journey, she showed incredible patience and always put our best interests first. Even beyond our closing date, she has continued to support us as we transition to our new community and prepare our home for the move. She is a dedicated professional, and we could not have asked for a better experience overall."

— linda mills14185

08/19/2021 - charliescot

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $550K in Brookwood, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Highly Recommended


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"Kris was fantastic from start to finish on the home buying process. As a first time home buyer, she walked me through the whole process and made it very smooth and easy. When viewing homes, she had great timing on the scheduling and I got to see a lot of houses in just a few days. In the end, I bought a house I would not have looked at if not for her. During the closing process, she stayed in close communication and made sure everything went smoothly. Overall, it was a great experience and I would definitely recommend Kris."

— charliescot

08/16/2021 - lbscott612

Bought a home in 2021 in Brookwood, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Kris is an amazing realtor! She navigated us through the entire process of buying a home. She was excellent in finding great choices to see in the Hillsboro/Beaverton area as well as educating us on the local market. Once the contract was written and accepted, she kept us informed every step of the way from the inspection to closing. She is professional and organized. She was a joy to work with in finding our new home."

— lbscott612

07/16/2021 - meganejohnston

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $500K in Brookwood, Hillsboro, OR 97123.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Kris helped me through the process of buying my home in a crazy market. She is knowledgeable about home construction and what issues are likely to crop up. She was level-headed through the process and while she offered advice, she made sure that final decisions were mine alone. I felt like she went the extra mile to gather up-to-the-minute information about each property I was considering to help guide my decisions. She's a great advocate and remained in contact with me through every step of the process, even past closing. Thank you Kris!"

— meganejohnston

05/12/2021 - khormel0

Bought and sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $475K in Multnomah, Portland, OR 97219.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"I chose Kris because she has a proven track record of helping friends sell their homes and buy their new homes. Kris provided clear guidance to prepare us for selling. Her input and suggestions helped us get an offer that was above the listing price. She used her knowledge and expertise of our neighborhood to provide valuable information so that it was appropriately appraised. Her level of communication with all parties involved was excellent. While in the process of listing our home, Kris helped us buy our new condo and the entire transaction was efficiently and expertly completed, so we could focus on the sale of our home. I highly recommend Kris Whitby for your property buying and selling needs."

— khormel0

05/08/2021 - AldrichNg

Bought a single family home in 2021 in St.Johns, Portland, OR 97217.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Many thanks to Kris for helping us find and purchase our North Portland Charmer! We would recommend Kris to anyone! As first-time home buyers, we were so overwhelmed and were fortunate to have met Kris who was so committed to us in every step of the process. She was a great educator and was patient in answering our million questions- Immediate responsiveness via phone, email and text! We definitely feel that Kris went above and beyond for us- we were very pleased with the outcome! Thanks again, Kris!"

— AldrichNg

05/05/2021 - Natalie

Bought a single family home in 2021 in Middleton, Sherwood, OR 97140.

Highly Recommended


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Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Kris Whitby offers her clients excellent service and was a huge asset to us in our search. The PDX market is tough normally, this current market is bananas.... Kris helped us close a deal when it seemed to be impossible. Extra kudos to her for dealing with our stress levels, time constraints, and toddler in tow! Kris did all of this while maintaining Covid guidelines and providing excellent advice, communication, and service. Thank you for making our dream home come true!"

— Natalie

03/19/2021 - dgutzler1

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

Highly Recommended


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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.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"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.

Highly Recommended


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Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"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

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