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As I've written elsewhere - bios are difficult! Always want you to have the complete picture! --and there are too many experiences to condense to a paragraph or three. So I'll give you a current snapshot: Artist, reader, gardener, real estate broker, grandmother to three great people (Ryan, Josh and Kinsey), a friend to many, a confidant, a role model to a few I've been told, an advocate for causes I believe in, fun-loving and funny - not always by choice! Traveler, although recently more vicariously than actually getting there.
I've been a therapist, an organizational development and diversity consultant, an author, an administrative assistant, a merchandiser for a women's specialty shop and years ago I worked for the phone company as an operator! Funny how all those skills I've learned along the way to here have come in handy. Talk about recycling - nothing gets wasted!
As an educator, I'm a firm believer in life long learning and continuing education. And being a bit of an over-achiever I've proceeded to work for and receive several real estate designations: Certified Residential Specialist, Graduate Realtor Institute, Seniors Real Estate Specialist. Currently working on the Certified International Property Specialist and then the Eco-Broker designation. I told you I was a bit of an over achiever! In the long run though, I know my additional knowledge benefits you - my clients and friends.
I'm great at seeing the big picture, and ideas - I've got a million of them. Can and do look for the practical as well as the potential in a situation. Geographically I've lived in South Dakota, Germany, Montana, Minnesota, Washington, DC and have returned to Portland my home town.
Well, enough! I said snapshot, you got a montage!
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE)
Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI)
International Real Estate Specialist (IRES)
Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES)
Certified Home Marketing Specialist (CHMS)
Earth Advantage Sustainable Trained Realtor (EA. STAR)
At Home With Diversity (AHWD)
Plus, A Few Passions:
Getting inside, seeing interiors and working with the owners of a house to get it ready to sell is a passion. What is the story of this house and the people who lived here? What needs to be done? How might we position it best? What small touches can we make to showcase this house at its best? Working with the homeowners to get the answers is fun, exciting, challenging. Who might be a potential buyer? And where will we find that buyer? Taking the photos, creating the Visual Tour, working with the graphics person to create the postcards and flyers, the CD's we have available at the open houses, utilizing all the technology that is out there to market the house -- all part of the high level of service we provide.
I love the internet! What a gift to sellers and buyers!
I've always been a city girl. I love urban living. Having the coffee shop, the grocery store, the wine shop and more within walking distance is the real deal to me. That's one of my specialties - the close in neighborhoods on both sides of the river. I've sold homes further out too. My passion and care for people means I go where they want to go! I work where they are. My goal is to make it happen for them.
Being a conduit for information, connecting people, finding resources that make peoples' lives easier, helping people find the next chapter of their story - these ARE a few of my favorite things!
|"It is actually hard to find words to describe how wonderful Alex is. To say she went above and beyond the call for me over and over just isn't giving enough justice to what she did for me. If you want a realtor who actually works as hard as the others claim to, call Alex. Whether buying or selling, she's your best bet in Portland."|
|Hey Alex, just wanted to say thank you for doing such an incredibly awesome job selling my house. In this economy and related housing market, it's nearly a miracle how things worked out. Thanks in particular for bird-dogging the DEQ issue. You earned your clams on that one!|
|Alexsandra helped me find the perfect Condo in Sellwood. She is such a complete professional, and a nice person to boot. This woman definitely works for the buyer and I know because I have purchased over 15 homes in my career and in the past. I recommend Alex to anyone who is looking for a professional and complete real estate advisor. You'll also probably meet a good friend too!|
I love Portland, houses, & working with people. Personal care and service, being your advocate and negotiating to meet your needs, getting practical outcomes, easing your transitions - I love it!