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History Repeats Itself

By Gabrielle Enfield, July 16, 2018

I first met Karin 15 years ago, when we were both early in our marketing careers working on the same team at a local company. She was a talented visual designer, I was the PR gal, and together, we carpooled from Portland to Tualatin daily. In our drive time we talked about our hopes and dreams — on personal and professional levels. We laughed. A lot. And when our career paths diverted a few years later, we sadly lost touch. When I finally decided to follow my dream of being a Realtor, I reached out to my network to excitedly share the news. And through that, Karin and I reconnected.

We were both now moms of two kiddos. We both had demanding, successful careers, and happy home and extracurricular lives. And it was SO GOOD to reconnect! Karin and her sweet family had outgrown their cute bungalow in Brentwood-Darlington and were ready to find a new home. I jumped in. Within a month we had both sold their house in SE Portland, and had an accepted offer on their new home.

Recently, I had the privilege of handing Karin and her family the keys to her historic home in Milwaukie. Originally built in the 1920’s, this grand dame has incredible bones, stately woodwork and plenty of room for Karin’s family to grow. They’re already in the thick of updates, painting rooms and polishing woodwork. I can’t wait to see what they do with the place. Now, Karin and I are making plans to go paddle boarding and catch up on life. And maybe we won’t talk about real estate… or maybe we will. Whatever the case, I’m so grateful for a career that provides me the opportunity to be a meaningful part of my friend’s stories and lives — old ones, and new ones.

Please give me a call if I can help you create a new chapter for your story: (503) 388-2788.

High fives,

Gabrielle Enfield


After spending 20 years in marketing and communications – ranging from anchoring the local TV news to leading teams for some of the world’s beloved brands, including Xbox and Dave’s Killer Bread – I finally listened to the universe’s prompts to become a real estate broker. Since, I've consistently delivered results and happiness and according to my clients, a 5-star experience along the way. Working in real estate in one of the nation's hottest markets, I understand the important decision of choosing an agent. My goal is to apply my myriad experiences, both personally and professionally, to help guide my clients through a thoughtful, strategic, seamless and fun journey. Need staging help? I can do that. Looking to purchase a vacation property and need it to generate rental income? Roger. Are you a first-time buyer who needs a steady hand to help guide you through the real estate process? I've got you covered. Moving to PDX and need a proxy to get to know Rose City? Let's do this. I'm a PacNW native and proud resident of North Portland, where I'm raising my family. I was practically born with a tool belt on: my Dad is a retired custom designer and builder, my uncle is an architect and my Grandpa was a Realtor and developer. I am an active listener, have a keen eye for "good bones",  and solving my client's real estate needs in a creative and often unexpected way brings me joy. Plus, the lasting relationships formed are cherries on the sundae! Please give me a call - I'd love to see what it would be like to partner with you.
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