Blog Stories An Egg-citing New Nest in Southeast Portland

An Egg-citing New Nest in Southeast Portland

By Tracey Henkels, September 21, 2018

Jennifer and Paul knew one thing for sure; their future home needed to have a backyard big enough for their roommates to run around in. In fact, the couple were not-so-secretly hoping the house they fell in love with would have enough space to build a little house out back, just for Dolly and Adrienne. It’s not that they don’t like their roommates, or that they aren’t fun to be around. Quite the opposite. In fact, Jennifer and Paul love their roommates so much, they consider them family. The problem is, not only are they loud, but quite frankly, they stink. They always seemed to have a certain “Eau de Barn,” despite how clean they tried to keep themselves.

Much to Jennifer and Paul’s delight, they found exactly what they were looking for in the adorable Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood of Southeast Portland. A sweet, spacious Ranch with a beautifully updated interior, vaulted ceilings, and best of all, 0.16 acres of land. With plenty of grass, and a fence all around, Jennifer and Paul couldn’t be happier that Dolly and Adrienne have plenty of room to roam, peck, and cluck to their heart’s content.

Tracey Henkels

Earth Advantage Principal Broker

Tracey Henkels attributes her disciplined nature and relentless work ethic and to a childhood spent rising and retiring by the light of the sun, on her family’s apple orchard in Iowa. Gratefully, that Midwestern mentality has served her well over the years, and Tracey continues to deliver excellent customer service, superior technical skill, and a wide array of industry knowledge both directly and on behalf of her clients. While Tracey wouldn’t trade her career as a Real Estate broker for any other, her first love was actually Architecture, a craft she studied at Iowa State University during her undergraduate years. After receiving her degree, Tracey worked as an Architect for over 6 years before deciding she wanted to forge a new professional path. In 2004, Tracey jumped heart-first into the world of buying and selling houses, and is proud to say, she’s never looked back.   When you meet Tracey, one of the first things you notice is her positive energy, and zest for life. One of her favorite things about being a broker is the ability to help people make powerful transitions in their lives. Tracey’s natural patience, unwavering professionalism, and optimistic attitude make her a both a compassionate broker, and tough negotiator. Tracey is committed to serving others, being involved in her community, and giving back. When she isn’t working hard to best serve her clients, you might find her tending to her garden, growing fresh vegetables, exotic plants, and beautiful flowers, apprenticing a professional woodworker making fine furniture, or planning her next exciting adventure with her wife, Bernadette. Contact Tracey at or 503-715-6140
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