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Mikal Apenes

Agent

6 Recent Sales (last 12 months)

Principal Broker

Specialties:
Buyer's Agent,
Listing Agent

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BIO

I was born on Staten Island, New York City. I am the only member of my family to be born in the United States. My mother and my sister were born in England. My father and my brother were born in Norway. Being in the shipping industry, my father managed to book passage for my mother, brother and sister on an oil tanker. My mom was seven months pregnant with me during the month long voyage and has never failed to remind me that she did not take any seasickness medicine. (The sacrifices mothers make.)

EDUCATION

I went to college at George Washington University in Washington, DC where I majored in Philosophy and minored in English Literature. There being a dearth of philosopher jobs, I went on to law school at the University of Connecticut School of Law. I practiced law as a civil litigator for 10 years prior to becoming a Realtor. I have been a licensed Realtor for 7 years and continue to maintain an active law license.

PAYING IT FORWARD

I have been blessed with many opportunities. I love my community and feel that it is extremely important to give back and be involved. I provide Pro Bono legal work through the Legal Aid Society of Oregon; help plant trees with Friends of Trees; help cook the monthly community supper at St. Barnabas, and lend a hand on Habitat for Humanity projects.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide the best service possible to all my clients. To help my clients achieve their real estate goals. To keep my clients informed, ask questions and listen. I always maintain the highest ethical standards and values, and have unwavering commitment to client care. I continue to invest in education and technology so that I may better serve my clients. I ALWAYS place the interests of my clients before those of my own, and I NEVER lose sight of the trust and responsibility bestowed on me by each and every client.
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About Mikal Apenes: <div class="blockofcontent"><h3>BIO</h3>I was born on Staten Island, New York City. I am the only member of my family to be born in the United States. My mother and my sister were born in England. My father and my brother were born in Norway. Being in the shipping industry, my father managed to book passage for my mother, brother and sister on an oil tanker. My mom was seven months pregnant with me during the month long voyage and has never failed to remind me that she did not take any seasickness medicine. (The sacrifices mothers make.)</div><div class="blockofcontent"><h3>EDUCATION</h3>I went to college at George Washington University in Washington, DC where I majored in Philosophy and minored in English Literature. There being a dearth of philosopher jobs, I went on to law school at the University of Connecticut School of Law. I practiced law as a civil litigator for 10 years prior to becoming a Realtor. I have been a licensed Realtor for 7 years and continue to maintain an active law license.</div><div class="blockofcontent"><h3>PAYING IT FORWARD</h3>I have been blessed with many opportunities. I love my community and feel that it is extremely important to give back and be involved. I provide Pro Bono legal work through the Legal Aid Society of Oregon; help plant trees with Friends of Trees; help cook the monthly community supper at St. Barnabas, and lend a hand on Habitat for Humanity projects.</div><div class="blockofcontent"><h3>MISSION STATEMENT</h3>To provide the best service possible to all my clients. To help my clients achieve their real estate goals. To keep my clients informed, ask questions and listen. I always maintain the highest ethical standards and values, and have unwavering commitment to client care. I continue to invest in education and technology so that I may better serve my clients. I ALWAYS place the interests of my clients before those of my own, and I NEVER lose sight of the trust and responsibility bestowed on me by each and every client.</div>

Listings & Sales  

  • For Sale
  • For Rent
  • Sold

Active Listings  

(1)
Property Address
Bed / Bath
Price

Past Sales  

(18 all-time)
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Sold Date
Price
Seller
09/23/2014
$580,000

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09/23/2014 - Seller - $580,000

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Seller
05/28/2014
$550,000

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05/28/2014 - Seller - $550,000

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Seller
04/11/2014
$600,000

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04/11/2014 - Seller - $600,000

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Seller
03/28/2014
$345,000

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03/28/2014 - Seller - $345,000

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Seller
03/24/2014
$471,500

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03/24/2014 - Seller - $471,500

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Ratings & Reviews

We bought a house with Mikal acting as a buyer's agent. We were new to the area and looking to downsize so his recommendations and neighborhood insight we very helpful.<br/><br/>Some years later when refinancing we found there was a problem with a lien from the previous owners that hadn't been properly removed. Mikal stepped up and helped us with the problem. He didn't have to but that's the kind of professional he is.<br/><br/>I highly recommend Mikal and have no complaints.

  

02/01/2012 - hey.steve
Bought a home in 2006.

We bought a house with Mikal acting as a buyer's agent. We were new to the area and looking to downsize so his recommendations and neighborhood insight we very helpful.

Some years later when refinancing we found there was a problem with a lien from the previous owners that hadn't been properly removed. Mikal stepped up and helped us with the problem. He didn't have to but that's the kind of professional he is.

I highly recommend Mikal and have no complaints.
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01/30/2012 - webbedtoes
Sold a home in 2010 in Bonita, Tigard, OR 97224.

The only detail you really need to know is that Mikal is the real deal. From our opportune first meeting at a home he was showing, to feeling an immediate connection that has only deepened over time, we are very fortunate to have gotten to know Mikal. As a Real Estate Professional he IS all that, but so relaxed and assured that he makes the process as relatively painless as it can be. You would do very well by working with him.  More Less 

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01/30/2012 - Portlandiahomeowner
Bought a Single Family home in 2012 in Southwest Hills, Portland, OR.

Mikal is a very thorough and detail oriented agent. He showed us a home as soon as we requested it and has been very prompt with returning my emails and telephone calls (within a matter of minutes!). With all the agents I've worked with in the past 20 years, I hardly ever heard from them and their level of expertise and knowledge were not always up to par. I often felt like I had to figure issues out for them or light a fire under them to get things happening. This is never the case with Mikal. He is also a very intelligent and quick witted guy, which you don't always get with other agents (sorry other agents) and he gets the job done! We would recommend him to everyone we know.  More Less 

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