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Portland Uptown Office

25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 4

Portland, OR 97210

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“I intend to reduce the common stresses associated with selling and house hunting, so you can enjoy the positive moments of our time together.” - Megan Banta

 

Buying or selling a home often coincides with an exciting and transitional period in one’s life. I take pride in assisting my clients through this process and am grateful for the opportunity to serve as their champion during these big life moments. I am a third generation realtor and a true product of my environment. My real estate insight and expertise stems from years of exposure and first- hand experience. I owe my beginning to my mom and business partner, Heather Coleman, who I am fortunate enough to work with and learn from in our Portland-Bend client relationships. We work closely together, and she has greatly shaped the Realtor I am today. 

My first priority is to thoroughly and effectively communicate with my clients all aspects of the process to ensure they are fully informed and involved every step of the way.  Without the burden of stress, I give my clients the opportunity to focus on the options available to them, and ultimately make a well-informed decision which best suits their needs and lifestyle.

I grew up in Lake Oswego and graduated from Linfield College with a BA in Elementary Education. After graduating college, I moved back to the Portland and am working on developing and sustaining relationships within my community. I spend my free time volunteering for organizations which provide services to mom's afflicted with breast cancer. My two favorites are Michelle's Love and Breast Friends, which I remain connected to through my sorority's alumna chapter. My years serving on Zeta Tau Alpha's Executive Council, including as President, instilled a deep connection to Breast Cancer Education and Awareness programs. I remain involved with my collegiate campus, sisters, and our philanthropy every chance I get. 

If you're looking for an amazing, knowledgeable, caring, and honest Realtor, Megan is that person for you! This was our 2nd home buying experience, first with Megan, and I truly appreciate her level of commitment to making our home buying experience easy. Megan is super knowledgeable about the market and industry and we could tell that she had our best interests in mind. Throughout the process, Megan always made herself available to talk or be present. We had to get some contractors in for some estimates and Megan provided recommendations on contractors she's worked with in the past and even volunteered to be at those appointments in the event we couldn't make it or needed a 2nd set of eyes. This is just one of the many things that set Megan apart from being a Realtor that goes above and beyond.

— Josh and Susan, Garden Home

Megan is absolutely amazing to work with! She was there every step of the way. After countless emails back and forth, showing houses that were beautiful, and then finally finding the one and making sure to get the fastest jump at it! She is warm, welcoming, and friendly! She is speedy to get back to you and make things happen! Couldn't be happier!

— Lainey and JC, Donald

Megan has been amazing! She made the whole process as seamless and easy as possible. We so appreciate her positive attitude, energy, and timely communication. My two year old still asks to see Megan at least once a week. We will definitely be using Megan in the future!

— Amy and Luke, Clackamas

My husband and I own a home inspection business in Portland. We have worked with Megan for the last couple of years, so when it came to choosing a realtor to sell our home we thought about all the realtors we have worked with in the past. Megan was our top choice! Working with Megan was fantastic! She was a calm voice in the wild storm of selling our home in Portland. She helped us all along the way and made sure everything was running smooth and efficiently when it came to listing and the process of selling our home. I would highly recommend Megan to anyone when it comes to selling or buying a home!! We appreciate her friendship professionally and personally. My husband and I look forward to seeing her business grow and working with her in the future should we decide to sell or buy a home.

— Eric and Amelia, North Portland

Megan is very professional and attentive to detail. Selling one's home after 30+ years was overwhelming and scary. However, with Megan's help and her knowledge went rather smoothly. Megan understood that this was our home and not just a house. She was always positive and cheerful helping us through each process. She knew just how to stage our home and present it in a very beautiful way to potential buyers. Megan always kept us updated and would even check in on us when things were in a slow month. We would highly recommend Megan to anyone selling or buying a home as she is not only very professional but treats you like you were her family.

— Dan and Robin, North Portland

Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for Megan during (and after) our home buying process—do you have a few hours to read a book about the many ways we appreciate her? My partner and I were first-time homebuyers that knew nothing about the process, and Megan could not have been more helpful. Megan always knew the answers when we had questions, and explained concepts to us in a way that we could understand and until we understood it. She was incredibly flexible with us and often would go out of her way to make time in her day to show us a home or to answer our (frantic) phone calls. After we put in an offer and it was accepted, it got down to the wire with requests for repairs and our first time home buying jitters. When we were feeling nervous, overwhelmed, frantic, or anxious, Megan was our calm, positive, honest, and hilarious counterpart. Further, we never once felt pressured or pushed by Megan into doing anything. Even when Megan left the country as we anxiously awaited repairs and closing, her communication was frequent. It felt like she never even left! We experienced a bit of a hiccup (in the form of the house coming with a flea infestation—ew) upon move in, and Megan was more than willing to advocate on our behalf with the sellers and their realtor. We love our (now flea-free) new home, and can’t thank Megan enough for her hard work and patience with us!

— Mitch and Meagan, Oregon City

This is an overdue thank you for everything that you did for me! Yes, you sold my house (my home for 25 years), but you also answered my every question, held my hand, calmed my nerves, shared my frustrations and definitely shared my excitement. You took my calls and answered my text messages at all hours of the day and night, and expertly handled potential problems when they came up before they became big problems! I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the sale of my home, and the level of commitment that you have to be available and present for every step of the process. If I could, I would write across the sky….”Heather Coleman and Megan Banta are a TERRIFIC Team! They are the BEST in the business!” I will miss you both!

— Nancy, Lake Grove

We were able to work with Megan to sell our home in Clackamas. We knew the market would be really good and Megan made the sale such a fun and easy experience for us. She coordinated photos, held open houses (with treats!) and did all the heavy lifting with negotiations so we could focus on our move into our new home. If you want an agent that is attentive, proactive and goes the extra mile….and will even bring you coffee to the signing, use Megan!

— Cindy and David, Beaverton

I cannot express how fantastic Megan has been through the process. I am a first time home buyer and I circumvented most of her normal, very useful processes, in that we went to look at homes before having an initial meeting, put in an offer the next day, and had it accepted that night. A record! She was there to go over everything with me, guide me through things that were not a part of her job, and even now, months later (I'm a bit delayed in my review!) she's raring to go in my corner as I work through homeowner issues. I would recommend her to anyone.

— Nicole, Hillsboro

Megan was very helpful in finding the right place for us. She did a great job in identifying the needs we have and the budget we have and helped find the right home. She is always reachable and very prompt in responding with the correct answers.

— Mallik, Beaverton

Megan and Heather are absolutely top notch. As business owners, my wife and I certainly appreciate the dedication and commitment, not only to home buying, but to us as well. Megan went above and beyond to meet us at many homes until we finally settled on exactly what we were looking for. In an extremely competitive market, buying a home with a VA loan is usually not a first option for sellers to accept. However, neither Megan or Heather ever once tried to persuade us to obtain another loan option. Megan was extremely patient, and her professional knowledge and advice was absolutely the best. Consider this the highest recommendation one could give.

— Patrick, Rock Creek

Megan was very responsive. She always returned calls and emails within minutes. She was delightful to work with and has a good sense of humor. Megan is also very professional and handled potential areas of conflict with tactful diplomacy. She has a strong understanding of the real estate business and helped us through the process of selling our home. We are happy to recommend Megan.

— Paul and Joanna

Megan was very helpful throughout our entire experience. We're first-time homebuyers, so Megan made sure that we understood each step of the home-buying process. She was easy to reach and was timely in her responses to our questions. Megan was a joy to work with, full of energy and knowledge!

— Kayla and Andrew

Megan helped my wife and I buy our wonderful Portland home. She is truly fantastic to work with. She knows the Portland market intimately, and was willing to take all the time necessary to show us around, and to educate us about all the different neighborhoods and areas. Megan is very knowledgeable, and always available. With her great smile and enthusiasm, she is ever concerned with your happiness and satisfaction. When we found our beautiful home, Megan was there every step of the way protecting our interests and ensuring a successful experience for us. Thank you, Megan. You're the best! We will certainly highly recommended you to all of our friends and family when they need to buy or sell!

— Bill and Susan

Megan helped my husband and I sell, then buy our home! She was awesome to work with! We have already highly recommended her to all of our friends when they need to buy or sell!

— Beth and David

Megan helped me purchase a home in the extremely hot, and very unforgiving Portland housing market. She was ready to write up an offer on a moment's notice which is a MUST in this market. I always felt like Megan was looking out for me no matter what. I would not hesitate to recommend Megan to anyone if you need to purchase a home. She'll put you in good hands.

— Mary

Megan Banta and her team sold my home and got the job done within months. The winning offer was presented same day the house was open to the market. I would highly recommend her team to anyone selling or buying a home. Thank you Megan and Hasson team! Your team is the best and it works efficiently and in harmony as a well tuned high performance engine !!

— Alan

Working with Heather and Megan is a true pleasure. They are very knowledgable of the Portland and Lake Oswego area and have a great reputation with all the area agents. They are accommodating, flexible, stay open when you ‘change your mind a million times’ and are very good about explaining the realities of buying and selling. I have never felt like a burden (even though I still haven’t purchased) and they are always happy to see or hear from me. This kind of service and support is rare and very much appreciated.

— Elaine, Future Buyer

I just wanted to write you a note to say what a pleasure it was working with you. My husband and I have bought a few homes over the years in several states, and working with you was a treat. You were always so willing to accommodate our schedule and meet us on weekends and evenings. Your cheerful and sunny smile made what can be a stressful event fun. With your help, we found the perfect home for our needs. Know that I will recommend your services to anyone looking for a home in the Portland area.

— Carolyn

My wife and I have lived all over the U.S. and have purchased many homes. Megan Banta was by far the best agent we have ever had. She is professional, honest and has a heightened sense of urgency. She made the entire experience pleasurable. Great job Megan. We love our new house.

— Dan

We had the pleasure of working with Megan Banta for the sale of our previous home and the purchase of our existing home. It is a challenge to be concise in describing all Megan has done for our us. Megan has the unique ability to make us feel as if we were her only importance. She is truly resourceful, and patient. She cares very much for the clients she serves and follows through with everything she commits herself to. We recommend Megan to anyone buying or selling a home!

— Carly and Jason

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03/16/2017 - npnowlin

Bought a Condo home in 2016 for approximately $25K in Beaverton, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"I cannot express how fantastic Megan has been through the process. I am a first time home buyer and I circumvented most of her normal, very useful processes, in that we went to look at homes before having an initial meeting, put in an offer the next day, and had it accepted that night. A record!

She was there to go over everything with me, guide me through things that were not a part of her job, and even now, months later (I'm a bit delayed in my review!) she's raring to go in my corner as I work through homeowner issues. I would recommend her to anyone!"

— npnowlin

11/03/2016 - chintakuntas

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $325K in Beaverton, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Megan was very helpful in find the right place for us. She did a great job in identifying the needs we have and the budget we have and helped find the right home. She is always reachable and very prompt in responding with the correct answers."

— chintakuntas

10/01/2016 - joannalb

Sold a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $700K in West Linn, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Megan was very responsive. She always returned calls and emails within minutes. She was delightful to work with and has a good sense of humor. Megan is also very professional and handled potential areas of conflict with tactful diplomacy. She has a strong understanding of the real estate business and helped us through the process of selling our home.

We are happy to recommend Megan."

— joannalb

08/23/2016 - StrongGirl256

Bought a Single Family home in 2016 for approximately $525K in Tualatin, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Megan was very helpful throughout our entire experience. We're first-time homebuyers, so Megan made sure that we understood each step of the home-buying process. She was easy to reach and was timely in her responses to our questions. Megan was a joy to work with, full of energy and knowledge!"

— StrongGirl256

12/29/2015 - A_j_miles

Sold a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $425K in Overlook, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Megan Banta team sold my home and got the job done within months. The winning offer was presented same day the house was open to the market. I would highly recommend her team to anyone selling or buying a home. Thank you Megan and Hasson team! Your team is the best and it works efficiently and in harmony as a well tuned high performance engine !!"

— A_j_miles

10/28/2015 - Mary Meirow

Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $450K in Piedmont, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Megan helped me purchase a home in the extremely hot, and very unforgiving Portland housing market. She was ready to write up an offer on a moment's notice which is a MUST in this market. I always felt like Megan was looking out for me no matter what. I would not hesitate to recommend Megan to anyone if you need to purchase a home. She'll put you in good hands."

— Mary Meirow

10/19/2015 - Beth

Sold a Condo home in 2015 for approximately $250K in Central Beaverton, Portland, OR.

Highly Recommended


Local Knowledge

Process Expertise

Responsiveness

Negotiation Skills

"Megan helped my husband and I sell, then buy our home! She was awesome to work with! We have already highly recommended her to all of our friends when they need to buy or sell!"

— Beth

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