About Marie

I Love what I do!
My career in real estate began in 2006 after being an Event and Wedding Planner in the Portland Metro area for approximately 5 years.  I started out working for a boutique brokerage that was owned by a Builder and specialized in new construction.  Through this process, I gained priceless expertise in new home sales and marketing.  In addition to that, I also learned the construction process and how homes are built.  As I was gaining valuable experience as a model home site agent, I decided to dive into residential resale as well.  In 2009 I transitioned over to Prudential NW Properties (now Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices NW Real Estate).  I call the 2008-2011 years of my career a blessing in disguise, as working through that market taught me so much about how to really sell homes, market homes and how to think outside of the box.  I grew up with entrepreneurial parents and at a young age they instilled in me a strong work ethic and internal drive.

I would say one of my biggest strenghts is that I don’t rest until my clients have achieved their goals.  I am truly commtted and focused to each and every individual, what they are looking for, their goals, and helping them reach them.  That is why I do this and work so hard.  It brings me great joy to help people through one of the biggest decisions of their lives!  I love working and planning with Sellers to get their home ready to list, get them top dollar and get them where they want to go in their timeframe.  Giving Buyers keys to their newly purchased home at the end of the transaction is so incredibly rewarding!  Whether it’s a luxury home, a condo, or a foreclosure I take pride in handling it skillfully, with care and expertise!

After moving to Oregon from Maui to Attend Linfield College, I didn’t have a huge family or contacts in the area.  Over the last 11 years, I have been so blessed to be able to run my business almost completely referral based.  In 2015, of my 48 home sales, 30 were referrals and 16 were past clients that had purchased or sold with me before.  I can whole heartedly say that I have the very best clients out there and I am so thankful for each and every one of them.

My goals in my real estate career are to stay at the forefront of new ideas and education, to excel in customer service and to treat each home sale and purchase as if it were my own.  I plan on being in real estate a long time!  I have made a commitment to myself that every day I will do my very best for each client as we work together through every aspect of their home sale or purchase.  I’ve alwyas had a passion for helping others and I am so lucky to be able to do that each and every day.
Thank you to everyone who has chosen to work with me and refer me over the years.  I am incredibly grateful for each of you!
-Marie B

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