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I am a residential real estate consultant specializing in unique properties, view homes, new construction and condos. My focus is YOU! I want you to feel special and make the buying and selling experience as "pain free" as possible - moving from offer through inspections to closing without skipping a beat! I am an experienced sales and marketing professional with negotiation skills honed at several Fortune 100 companies. I have attained a MBA and have achieved the Earth Advantage STAR (Green) certification; Accredited Luxury Home Specialist (ALHS) and Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) designations. I believe they will benefit you; the Green certification will enable me to guide you through sustainable home/condo buying and remodeling and the staging knowledge will help guide us with your new home or get your current home ready to put on the market! This will save you both time and money! These attributes, along with my vendor list, lender and title company, will provide you with the service that will safely protect one of your largest assets - your home.
I have lived in the West Hills of Portland for 17 years and I love it! Coming from the East coast, we really appreciate the convenience of getting downtown in 7 minutes while being in a country-like setting with views. My enthusiasm for the Oregon area has only grown while watching this region thrive. I know our neighborhoods, schools and what's happening, so I can easily help you sell your current residence, buy for the first or 21st time, relocate and find your next dream home! Together we can develop a pricing strategy and marketing plan to maximize value. I have bought, sold and custom built several homes and I know the process. I do it for a living - every day!
I am a dedicated volunteer and have several non-profits with which I am involved - Our House, Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) and Providence Hospital - and I work with them to gain sponsorships and raise money. This year I again co-chaired the Providence Festival of the Trees which raises over a million dollars for the hospitals. In fact, for every completed home transaction and client referral I receive, I will donate a percentage of the proceeds to both the Windermere Foundation and these three worthy organizations. It's good to give back to our community - it's what makes our city great!
Please take a few minutes and go to www.KarenRitterHomes.com. There you will find the latest listings in my area, current mortgage rates, useful and fun links and custom home searches. I would love your feedback! E-mail me at KarenRitter@Windermere.com. PDX is very "GREEN" and I am now an EA S.T.A.R. (Earth Advantage-Sustainabity Training for Accredited RE Professionals) graduate. The training is invaluable-both for new construction purchases and resales. I work mainly by referral and it's exciting to meet new people and help them to achieve their goals. Please remember to recommend me to your friends and family. It will be an honor to give them superior service!