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2020 TOP PERFORMER
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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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There’s an art to real estate that takes years to develop. One that’s personal and patient, yet driven by a fierce tenacity and dedication. Not to mention a lighthearted sense of humor. Andrea Dufresne embodies these ideals—with professionalism, and a personal approach that’s placed people and relationships at the heart of every transaction since 2002.

 

It’s no surprise Andrea knows Portland’s markets like second nature. She was raised in Lake Oswego, with a respected real estate lineage that stretches back more than 30 years. Whether her clients are looking to buy or sell property in Portland’s east or west side neighborhoods, or further afield in the city’s suburbs, Andrea’s wealth of knowledge and local resources work equally hard in their favor.

 

She’s as savvy a negotiator as they come. But there’s a reason her clients will tell you she’s also “one of the most caring realtors” they’ve had the pleasure of working with. Because real estate isn’t just about buying or selling homes—it’s about real people, sometimes making one of the most major decisions of their lives. Which is why Andrea places each of her clients’ unique needs and challenges ahead of everything else.

 

When she’s not working or at home in Northeast Portland with Douglas, her rescue cat, you can find Andrea catching up with friends, outdoors, or volunteering her time as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for children.

 

  • Hasson Company 'Top 40' Producer (2015,2016,2017,2018,2019, 2020)
  • PMAR Masters Circle Member (Diamond Platinum level)
  • Five Star Award Winner, Multiple Years
  • B.A. Communications, Edward R. Murrow School of Communications, Washington State University
  • Licensed in 2002

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Hasson Relocation, Masters Circle

Whitney and Miles moved into their home this weekend. None of this would have been possible without their wonderful, and beyond fabulous, realtor. Throughout this period of searching and finding and financing, Andrea was guiding them expertly. They have said to me repeatedly, they couldn’t have traversed this journey without her. Ray and I are so thankful that Andrea was available to help them.

— Patti

Andrea! We can't thank you enough for all of your help with our recent home purchase! We are loving it and have no regrets! You have been & continue to be wonderful to work with! We love the beautiful blanket too! That was such a thoughtful (and/or embarrassing ;)) house warming gift. We still owe you a glass of grape juice :). Thank you for making a potentially very stressful experience so pleasant and easy. Your thoughtful updates & Prompt responses/reminders were all appreciated. We can't tell you how much better our experience was purchasing our home here with you than selling our home in Richland. You are the best!!! Love, The Child Family

— The Child Family

Andrea was great and we really enjoyed working with her on finding our home in Portland. She has a great demeanor and personality and had great insights into the market. She helped us get through some speed bumps in the process, and helped keep things grounded and stress free. Sarah and I really enjoyed working with her

— Kevin

Andrea is incredible, we absolutely loved working with her! She is an amazing realtor, always one steps ahead - knowing what we want before we do. She is honest & not afraid to share feedback about a house - which we truly appreciate. She is so patient, especially in this insane market. She is always available & quick to respond. I truly cannot say enough great things about her. I would highly highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy!

— Elena & Danny

Dear Lynae, (President of Hasson Company Realtors) Recently my husband Ben and I had the opportunity to purchase a home with the help of Andrea Dufresne. We are reaching out as we wanted you to know what a wonderful experience it was. To begin, Andrea worked with us for over 4 years while we looked for just the right place. She was patient, never pushy and always on the lookout for us during that time. When our now house came on the market, she spotted it right away and let us know, which was critical as it sold in just a few days. During the negotiation and inspection stages it was amazing to have her on our side as her knowledge and resources were top notch. For Andrea, it was more important that we were going to be happy, with a great house, than simply pushing through the sale. End to end it was fantastic, and we would not hesitate recommending her to anyone.

— Emily & Ben

Dear Andrea, Thank you so much for your consummate attention and leadership in the sale of my home. Wishing you the best for the new year!

— Paul

Dear Andrea, Thank you for all that you did to get us into our new home. While we are still setting up, our home is shaping up nicely and we want you to see what we have done and hope this will happen before too long. Again, we cannot say enough about how much we appreciated everything and we truly enjoyed all of the time we spent with you as well.

— Lars & Brian

I was very lucky to have Andrea throughout this process. Her expertise combined with her willingness to go the extra mile at every turn made all of the difference. I will always be grateful for her kindness, sense of humor through all of the twists and turns and her unfiltered opinion. At one point she actually came to the house while I was still living in NYC to help collect measurements. Only someone truly dedicated would do so such a thing. It was only fitting that she be the one to help me take off the "sale pending" sticker.

— Sam

My husband, Greg, and I had an absolutely great experience with Andrea and the Hasson Company. Andrea was professional and extremely competent. I was a Realtor in San Francisco for 12 years and worked with some great agents. Andrea was as good, if not better, than some of the best people I've worked with. She gave us advice and guidance throughout the process. When we found a FSBO and decided we wanted to put in an offer, she didn't blink. When the sellers were difficult and not informative about the condition of the home, she worked with them in a diplomatic way and made sure we had all the inspections we needed to understand the state of the house. She was communicative, easy to get a hold of when we had questions and had a great sense of humor throughout the transaction. I don't think we could have purchased this home without her. We would recommend her without hesitation. Thank you!

— Michelle B.

"Andrea made the process of selling my home efficient and enjoyable. I was able to get the price I wanted and she showed constant dedication to go above and beyond to make sure things went smoothly. She was simply impressive." Bryant Griffiths, Seller

— Bryant Griffiths

I just wanted to take a second to say thank you for all your help. I don't have tons of experience with realtors, but from the decent about of experience I have, you are the most caring and client focused realtor I've had the pleasure of working with. I really appreciate your hard work.

— Owyn

Shane and I wanted to thank you for everything you have done for us. You made the process of buying a house go so smoothly.

— Michele

What a great experience it has been buying and selling a house with you. Thank you for being constantly available and responsive every time we needed you. We are grateful for your diligence in checking every detail throughout the process making sure nothing was missed and everything was addressed. We felt we were in good hands. You are the best realtor Luke and I have ever worked with and we will definitely recommend you. It was truly a pleasure working with you.

— Jeannie

Last spring, my husband Craig and I decided it was time to reprioritze and downsize. Our first choice as a realtor was Andrea Dufresne. We have known Andrea for quite a few years now on a professional level. We had the challenge of selling our wonderful home here in West Linn and finding a suitable "replacement" home in West Linn as well. Andrea walked right beside us the whole way. She gave us excellent feedback on what was needed to get the home on the market, was available for meetings and questions as they came up. Our home sold one day before listing AND we found a new home that same week. Escrow plugged along smoothly on both properties, thanks to the attention and skill of Andrea. I would recommend Andrea to anyone who is interested in working with a realtor with integrity, compassion, and a great sense of humor. We count ourselves lucky to know her, both professionally, and now personally.

— Melanie McNinch

Dear Andrea: thank you immensely for selling our house for a price we consider good, and in a timeframe we totally appreciate. I want to share a few revelations in hopes it would help you persuade current/future clients that staging really matters, and listening to your counsel truly pays off. As you recall, we have been out of the housing market for 27 years. So, when we listed with you--during the current real estate challenges--we lacked context for what it takes to win in a competitive selling environment. When you and your professional stager, Mary Jane, suggested how we make our home more appealing to prospective buyers, we silently recoiled. It seemed as though our taste and decorative style were being affronted. One day we "woke up," followed virtually every item on Mary Jane's "how to improve your home's salability" list, and suddenly understood what you were trying to convey. Namely, that one has to lean out a house and de-personalize ("edit") it in order for prospective buyers to quickly and easily envision their living in our home. It took a "crossing the chasm" in our thinking and emotion to get to this point. Now that we have, and you have sold our home above its list price, and in an extremely short time, we are thrilled. And we also would gladly talk to any of your clients. Our message? Simply, Listen when they say: "Stage, lean out, and keep the house immaculate; it all pays off!" So, please feel welcome to share this letter with any you perceive would benefit from the wisdom and professional insight you provided for us...when we needed both badly. Very appreciatively (and fondly),

— Peter Loeb and Laura Lanka

And a big thank you Andrea. You were really a life saver. We would have likely lost a lot of money if you were not the voice of reason and sanity in this situation. It was a difficult one, but we managed to get through....maybe a few extra grey hairs aside. You did a great job! Jennifer & Pete

Thanks again for all your help. You were great to work with (when we bought and when we sold). If anyone is looking in Portland I'll be sure to send them your way. If you ever make it over to Bend, give us a call! Cheers,

— -d

I love our realtor, Andrea Dufresne at the Hasson Company - Broadway Street/Irvington office. She's very professional, very thorough, super sweet, knows Portland like the back of her hand, has great thoughts on homes, areas in the city, schools, etc. . . I could go on and on. We just closed on our house in NE and we move in next week. We relocated to PDX from Pennsylvania & I honestly don't know what I would have done without Andrea.

— - Patti

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09/08/2021 - Zubin Emmanuel

Bought and sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $525K in St.Johns, Portland, OR 97217.

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"There is no one better at their job than Andrea. We worked together on two occasions, both selling and buying a house and both times it was an exceptional experience. She brings many years of obvious experience, knowledge of the market and procedures, consistent timely follow through, superb communication and respect for her clients needs and requests. Exactly what is needed during a house sale or purchase which can be quite stressful. I wouldn't want to work with anyone else!"

— Zubin Emmanuel

08/23/2021 - Kimberly Yablonski

Bought and sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $775K in Richmond, Portland, OR 97202.

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"I have worked with Andrea on both the purchase and a sale of a home and she is an incredibly professional, knowledgeable agent. She was amazing on both ends at getting to a price I was happy with and made sure I was completely comfortable with all of the paperwork before I signed anything. I would absolutely recommend her to any family member or friend!"

— Kimberly Yablonski

08/15/2021 - Jillian Gonzalez

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $525K in Central Beaverton, Beaverton, OR 97005.

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"Andrea was spectacular! As first time home buyers, we didn’t know what to expect or how to navigate this crazy market. Andrea made the process understandable and enjoyable. Her experience and knowledge of this industry really comes through in her attention to detail, impeccable sense of urgency, and genuine investment in her clients. We could not recommend Andrea more!"

— Jillian Gonzalez

08/11/2021 - v89jkv9d5q

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $1.075M in Kerns, Portland, OR 97232.

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"Andrea helped us with a long distance move form the east coast to Portland. As you might expect, it was a little intimidating to do this long distance in the middle of a pandemic but she helped us get the feel of the neighborhoods and had great recommendations concerning the homes and particularly some concerns that are unique to Portland. We especially liked that she did not sugar coat any of the properties that we looked at even in a sellers market at the time. I think it says a lot that we didn’t hesitate recommending her to some of our best friends who are moving this way next year."

— v89jkv9d5q

07/16/2021 - jesssh

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $1.000M in Cedar Mill, Portland, OR 97229.

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"Andrea was amazing at helping guide us in purchasing our first home - from across the country no less!

Throughout the process she was upbeat while also very real and direct. She helped us ensure we had reasonable expectations about the market, the area and the process - and kept us on track while also keeping hope alive in this tough market.

She was quick to send us listings that matched our criteria, which helped a lot to feel like we had a chance in this crazy market where sellers will get multiple offers within days of listing.

She also coached us up front about what we needed to have in place to move fast when we found the house we wanted. This is where her great network of local professionals started to really prove it's value too, as she connected us with a local mortgage broker who was super responsive and similarly upbeat while also real and direct throughout (an essential piece of the puzzle!).

We had to use FaceTime for open houses and she was great at using the technology and voicing over exactly the details that we couldn't see on the screen. She would comment on the smell, vibe, cleanliness, what we couldn't see so we'll, etc. It was so reassuring that she both knew what to call out for us and also had strong opinions that helped us make good choices.

We were fortunate enough to love the third house we toured and she was great about quickly getting our offer together, walking us through the entire document on a very long call, and making fast edits.

We were lucky to have our offer accepted and then had a tight timeline to close. Andrea was great at moving the process along. She was proactive and responsive, a hug help with inspections and so on that we couldn't attend, helpful in explaining and de-escalating any concerns for us or the seller's agent as well as getting all of our questions answered, and overall just really helped us feel confident about our decision and progress.

We closed on time and finally got to meet Andrea in person to pick up the keys, when she helped us celebrate and start to feel at home. Even post-purchase, she's been a huge help in thinking about what we may want to invest in the home, connecting us with local services, etc.

I'd recommend Andrea to anyone, and would gladly use her again for a sale or purchase."

— jesssh

06/22/2021 - michael benson jr

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $1.300M in Richmond, Portland, OR 97202.

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"Andrea was a wonderful realtor. She did an excellent job of helping us understand the market. Her responsiveness was fantastic, always willing to answer calls and texts! Because we were coming from out of town, she even helped coordinate our move after we had closed. She has extreme attention to detail and did an excellent job negotiating our contract. I would highly recommend her to anyone!"

— michael benson jr

06/12/2021 - Steph Woods

Sold a town home in 2021 for approximately $450K in Kerns, Portland, OR 97232.

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"Andrea is an amazing agent who communicated regularly and made us feel as ease through the whole process of selling our home. She went over and above stopping by regularly while we were out of town.

Andrea is knowledge about the area, direct and trustworthy. We highly recommend and know you'll be in good hands."

— Steph Woods

05/19/2021 - ambutler64

Sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $475K in Montavilla, Portland, OR 97213.

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"Andrea was wonderful to work with. She took the time to learn the history of my fathers house. She listened to us when we told her the type of new owner we wanted for for our childhood home. Having the right buyer for the neighborhood was extremely important to us. She gave us advice on what features to highlight in the house. She is a true professional!
Andrea provided great advice throughout the entire process. Which companies to call to handle the things that needed to be done prior to putting in the house on the market. She was instrumental in us finding the right buyers and getting a great price for our childhood home.
I would recommend Andrea if you want the best!"

— ambutler64

05/18/2021 - jen leigh williams

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $550K in Oak Grove, Portland, OR 97222.

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"We strongly recommend Andrea! She possesses a unique balance of market knowledge and experience, financial savviness, and positive energy! We were reassured by her throughout the process and especially appreciated her perspective when we weren't able to see things in person. She was frank in her well-founded opinions on various homes and always available to answer our many questions. Again, can't recommend her enough!"

— jen leigh williams

04/16/2021 - Rex Dunn Nancy Zipkin-Dunn

Bought a single family home in 2021 for approximately $1.150M in Southwest Hills, Portland, OR 97221.

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"We moved from California and Anrdrea found us the perfect house in SW Portland. From day one she showed us only houses that fit our criteria. She was quick and efficient in finding us the house we were looking for and she was focused on our needs. In this competitive market she was great at showing us newly listed houses.

She gave us sage advice throughout the negotiation process and saved us money while keeping us competitive for the properties that we liked. She has an excellent list of contractors for the inspection process. When we needed work done she had excellent recommendations for a number of well qualified contractors.

Her gentle prodding kept us on track throughout the escrow process. We found the house and closed escrow in less than a month, unheard in this market!

Andrea was golden for us."

— Rex Dunn Nancy Zipkin-Dunn

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