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Iron Woman Emily

By Marissa Sainz, October 10, 2018

I met Emily at a first Thursday fun run a few years ago.  

She was living in a rental condo and mentioned to me she was thinking of buying in the building. A month or so later Emily reached out to let me know she wanted to purchase a condo in her building two levels up. We met and looked at a few others in the complex for comparison, but Emily had already done all of her research and made up her mind on the condo she wanted and for what price.

After Emily closed on that condo we became friends on social media. I watched her updates as she began running and biking more than the average Portlander. After some time she began posting about her training for an Iron Man race and completing it!  For those that don’t know what an Iron Man is, it is an incredible race that includes a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike and a 26.2 mile run. Her motivating posts and determination are continually inspiring to me. I love pulling up my instagram and seeing her progress towards goals.

This year Emily called because she wanted to move from a condo to a house. In Iron Woman Emily fashion we looked for two days in the areas she had decided were desirable for her commute and social life. Within one week she was under contract on a new home in St. John’s. I joke with Emily about her decisiveness and quick decision making, but it is truly backed by her research and cerebral consideration. I am in awe of her ability to put her mind to something, lay out a plan, and accomplish the task in record time, weather it be an incredibly daunting physical race or a new venture in real estate.

Marissa Sainz

Earth Advantage Broker

Whether you want to live in a hip Pearl District condo or a unique east side bungalow I am here to help you find the perfect home. The Pearl District and the close in surrounding neighborhoods are exciting and evolving areas and where I focus my business. It is important in our changing real estate world, where location is so vital to home buyers, to work with a neighborhood expert. We all want to live near our local grocery store and within walking distance of our favorite coffee spot, restaurants and parks. I am here to guide buyers and sellers through the process every step of the way, if you are a first time home buyer searching for the perfect starter home or looking to move as your family and lifestyle change. Marissa earned a degree in finance with a concentration in real estate from The University of Texas at Austin. Before coming to residential real estate in Portland Marissa worked for both a national and local commercial real estate firm. Around town Marissa is involved with the Women in Insurance and Financial Services Portland chapter as well as the Women's Council of Realtors.
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