Searching for a place to finally lay down roots and to call home, I moved to Oregon with my family over a decade ago.

Arriving in Portland, we instantly fell in love with the vibrant neighborhoods, older homes, walkability, and amazing local music scene. We knew immediately that we had finally found our home. We settled down in inner SE where we’ve lived ever since.

While in California, I attended UC Davis where I earned a bachelors degree in Sociology and went on to work in social services for over five years, before I began a full time career raising my three daughters and giving back to my community.

Some of my volunteer commitments have included serving on several non-profit boards, working as the volunteer outreach coordinator for The Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls, and helping to coordinate fundraising events and develop community partners for local radio station KZME.

As a Realtor, I am absolutely committed to helping my clients not only find the perfect house, but also the right community for them to call home. I take great pride in the level of service I provide. This begins with educating my clients about the process of buying or selling a home, knowing current market conditions, representing their interest and serving as their trusted advisor/negotiator throughout the entire real estate transaction and beyond.

As a Realtor, I’ve been able to combine my passions of helping people, building community and my love for the places we call home.  Please let me know how I can help you!

Lisa's Testimonials

No words can equal how grateful and blessed we feel to have worked with Lisa Avena to purchase our first home. Not only was she nurturing and reassuring during the ups and downs of a wildly competitive market, but she gently steered us towards looking at the listing that ended up being the perfect home for us. Without her guidance we would not have even visited the property! Lisa possesses all the traits you want in your agent: tenacious without being aggressive, compassionate to what your needs are as a client, and a willingness to see the big picture, even when you don’t. As such, we have been referring her to all of our friends and colleagues who are in the market. It was truly a remarkable experience working with Lisa.

Lance and Erika.

Lisa Avena is a true professional. I was a first time home seller and had no idea what to expect. I was completely overwhelmed. Lisa was incredible throughout the process! Lisa walked me through every step with care ensuring I understood all the complicated decisions I had ahead of me. Selling a house is a difficult thing to do, Lisa’s positive attitude and deep respect for my family echoed every step of the process. She is a caring individual who takes the time to get to know her clients hopes and desires and embraces them as her own in the work she does. I highly recommend Lisa to anyone buying or selling a home.

Beth Ann S.

Lisa is wonderful to work with. She helped guide us through all the ups, downs, and unexpected surprises that can come up when buying and selling a home. We have complete trust and faith in her abilities as an agent. We highly recommend working with Lisa.

Andy & David H.

Working with Lisa was an all-around great experience. She made the process of selling my home, easy and comfortable while also ensuring that things flowed as smoothly as possible. Lisa says that she loves being a realtor, and it shows!

Tracy B.

There may be a bunch of realtors out there who can get the job done, but Lisa Avena is far beyond that. She's an extraordinary person which makes her a cut above her colleagues. She listened, informed and guided us through the process from looking at homes to picking up the keys. Lisa is an affable, insightful, and hard-working agent who is particularly sensitive to the complexities of all that goes into a successful real estate experience.

Bruce and Katie

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