Growing up in the Portland area, I have spent decades living in and exploring Portland and surrounding areas from Newberg to Astoria to Sandy.
Part of what I can help you do is figure out where you want to live- Your home is where you establish roots and build community, and your neighborhood is key.
I came to real estate after 25 years as a design professional/ product manager in the sports and luxury apparel industry. Those years of planning, negotiation and marketing were great preparation for guiding clients through the intricacies of buying or selling a home, and I love the process.
My joy comes from helping people find solutions- whether it’s finding the perfect house, making a move to a new home or just exploring options.First, we review your needs and wants, then create a plan that fits your budget and timing.
Thinking of Buying?
When you find a house you want to become your home, I will guide you through the offer and inspection process, including any negotiations on terms or repairs. You will know exactly where we are in the process and what your options are.
Time to Sell?
Knowing what buyers are looking for helps me help you get your home ready to sell for the highest and best price. We’ll focus on what will attract buyers, and I will become your biggest advocate.
My interest in green building and energy efficiency led me to earn certifications as:
Earth Advantage Broker
Energy Trust Professional Trade Ally.
I am committed to great service and being a resource long after your sale is done, so if you need a trades person or just an opinion, let’s chat. I always appreciate your calls!
Kristine represented us through a set of complicated transactions with grace and integrity.
Her ability to keep priorities managed and keep us informed every step of the way was exceptional. She kept us focused on the goal of buying our dream home, and with her help we did! I recommend her to everyone looking to buy a home.
I have had the privilege of working with, and knowing Kristine for over 20 years. She is not only an incredible person to work with, but her creativity, her ability to work with others and her communication skills are unsurpassed. I have always been impressed by Kristine’s extreme professionalism, her organizational and management skills, and she exemplifies “the customer comes first” mentality. I enthusiastically recommend Kristine for all of your real estate needs.
Kristine is the ultimate professional. She is a perfectionist in her work and a disciplined planner—I hope I will have the opportunity to work with Kristine again one day. Her hard work makes everyone around her look good.
Kristine was a fantastic agent—she really, truly listened to our thoughts and concerns, and always took the time to give valuable insight and feedback. She went above and beyond when it came to showing us possible listings and when we finally came across our dream home, she was absolutely instrumental in helping us craft the perfect offer and secure it, despite nearly a dozen other offers. We were first time homebuyers and she patiently walked us through the process from the early stages through closing. She was not only our agent, but a wonderful advocate... if you want to work with a a real estate professional that embodies integrity, honesty and responsiveness.... then look no further.
We worked with Kristine before and during the purchase of our new home in West Portland Park. During our search, she understood our needs and tastes, and was diligent in curating listings that we would like. While under contract, Kristine took care of meeting all deadlines and kept us in the loop in every respect. She expertly guided the transaction, which closed quickly and smoothly. She's an expert. We are delighted with our new home and have all good memories of the transaction.
We are a two-city family. Austin and Portland. The time came for a second home in Portland. Family in Portland began working with Kristine Lebow to find the right house. She was patient and responsive. We found her to be educating us as we went along in this process. Kristine was excellent about letting us know the downside of a purchase to be sure we understood everything and then when the right house was there, she explained why she thought it was the best purchase for what we needed. Then we experienced even more of the power of Kristine. She recommended the right mortgage company, the right lawyer, the right inspectors, the right price to offer... I could go on about this. She knows the right people. When the septic examination led us into a strange new world, she went down to the city offices and voila, we received evidence that got us out of that strange world, back into the world of this is the house for us. When we learned that the almost identical house next door sold for even more that what we were paying, we knew once again that Kristine knows what she is doing. We are very excited to finally have our own home in both cities. I am certain this process would not have been as smooth as it is if our Portland family had not found Kristine. You should just call her now!
My family and I asked Kristine to represent us in the sale and purchase process of homes here in Portland. I can't emphasize enough how grateful we are to have had her on our team through these transactions. Her knowledge of process, industry relationships, and savvy advice made it possible for us to buy our dream home. She is level headed and calm while maintaining her control of tough situations and demonstrated the ability to be direct and firm without compromising her character. I would recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell.