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Buying and selling real estate is serious business.  But that doesn't mean you shouldn't have fun along the way.

I moved my family to Portland, OR from Denver, CO in 2003.  After a successful, albeit stressful career in IT consulting management, it was time to do something I was passionate about.  Combining my love for architecture and my desire to help people, I found the perfect marriage in real estate.  But not just any real estate... 

As pre-construction listing agent for some of Portland's finest condominium developments such as the Eliot and Waterfront Pearl, I gained a great deal of experience and knowledge unique to Portland condominium construction methods, homeowner associations and collective community personalites.  As a buyer OR seller, it is risky to work with an agent who does not have an understanding of the complexities associated with this type of home ownership.  I am an owner of an urban west-side condominium and have owned several condos in some of of the premier developments of Gerding Edlen, John Carroll and Jack Onder.  I have represented condo buyers and sellers in Portland's Pearl District, Downtown, Nob Hill and Goose Hollow neighborhoods.  I understand the challenges and opportunities associated with new vs old.  Concrete vs wood-frame.  Large vs boutique.

The other half of my passion lies with inner-city, historic properties.  I grew up in a family of contractors.  I have personally renovated several turn-of-the century homes.  I appreciate the differences between a lipstick fix-n-flip and a historic restoration. 

As a listing agent, it is my responsibility to represent the seller's interests as it relates to price, features and amenities.  As a buyer's agent, it is my privilege to match clients to the urban home and neighborhood that reflects their style, values and priorities. Regardless of whether I am representing the buyer or the seller, I love the art of the negotiation. 

Portland has a dynamic urban core with an amazing number of unique, historic neighborhoods to choose from.  It has a balanced attitude towards living and an urban plan that is interested in preserving what is cool while growing its density.

If you want to live vertically in a glass/concrete penthouse, call me.  If you are looking for an 1890's Victorian fixer, call me.  If you want to buy or sell a McMansion in the slurbs, call that other guy.   

Friends don't let friends live in the suburbs... 

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    04/14/2014
    $375,750
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    03/14/2014
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    01/22/2014
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    12/22/2013
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    12/22/2013
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      Ratings & Reviews
      - Highly likely to recommend
      04/15/2014 - jrog8
      Sold a Apartment home in 2014 in Goose Hollow, Portland, OR.
      It was a pleasure to work with Mark. He has rare blend of professional expertise mixed with a relaxed personal manner. Our condo sale was fun and profitable. Make him your broker immediately! You won't be sorry you did.
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      01/12/2014 - user2239425
      Bought a Condo home in 2013 for approximately $350K in Pearl District, Portland, OR.
      After viewing numerous properties with Mark this summer, I returned home without putting in an offer on anything. Later in the fall I came across an interesting condo online. Mark knew exactly what I was looking for, and went over to the property, inspected, and took pictures. I was happy with what I saw and ended up going into escrow on the property "sight unseen"! I did this confidently, based on Mark's opinion and knowledge. I closed on the condo just before Christmas and am very satisfied with the property.  MoreLess
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      - Highly likely to recommend
      01/10/2014 - bdeluca1
      Bought a Single Family home in 2013 for approximately $200K in Madison South, Portland, OR.
      Yes, Mark gets 5 stars in all categories. You want someone to care about where you end up? You want someone who is quite skilled in the negotiating? You want someone who cracks jokes along the way? Well Mark does it all!

      My home buying process took a few months and a lot of looking. After making an offer on one home, Mark guided me through my first home buying process with so much help. He recommended the appropriate inspections and we ended up deciding to walk away from the first home. That did not deter Mark at all. Where most realtors would be upset because they still have to work with you, Mark is not happy unless you're happy.

      We ended up finding a better house at a cheaper price, were able to get credits towards fixes, and answered all my questions around repairs, the oil tank decommissioning, and mortgage process. Would only recommend Mark, he is fantastic!
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      Urban Portland Properties
      2145 N. Alberta Street
      Portland, OR  97217
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      (971) 373-4313
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