Jessica was born and raised in Seattle. A desire to explore more of the Pacific Northwest, led her to Portland State University, where she graduated in 2007 with a degree in English Literature. After quickly falling in love with our city, Jessica decided to made it her permanent home. With post-graduate experience in the hospitality industry, and then later property management, Jessica was logically led into residential real estate.
Jessica tours the neighborhood listings avidly, and maintains an excellent grasp of value and movement in the current highly active local market as a result. The diligence that property management required has prepared her well for providing informed market analysis reports (“CMAs”) for home values. The excellent customer service skills that the hospitality world commanded are now formidable assets in Jessica’s toolkit. They insure her ability to advocate fiercely for her clients.
Jessica and her husband recently purchased their first home in the Woodstock neighborhood and have enjoyed restoring the home to it's prime. Jessica has a passion for older homes and finding the unrealized potential where others might overlook. When not touring homes, you can findJessica in the garden, reading a good book, traveling, or enjoying all Portland has to offer with her family and friends.
Planting the seeds of a true “Home” has always been close to Jessica’s heart. Jessica is very passionate about helping people find their place in Portland, just as she found hers.
"Even though I grew up just outside of Portland, I wasn’t sure which neighborhood would be best for me when I moved back. Jessica helped me narrow it down to one that was perfect for me, and fit my needs of being close-in, and walkable to shops, etc. She understood that I wanted to find my “forever” home, and we toured a lot of great ones, but I think when we found my house, we all knew it was the one; and when our offer was accepted, she was as excited as we were! Jessica was always prompt to showings, quick to respond to my numerous questions, and walked me through the home buying process step-by-step. I love my house and I highly recommend Jessica." - Emily Westerweller
"Jessica has been wonderful to work with thus far! Instead of just signing us up for a generic search, Jessica goes through each listing and selects only the ones that meet our criteria and which she thinks we will like. The majority of the time, there is always a house we'd like to go see, which in my opinion reflects her ability to really listen and understand exactly what we're looking for. When Jessica meets us for a tour, she's always incredibly prepared and knows the property inside out. When we have put in offers, she is also always striving to be creative in ways someone without her expertise wouldn't think of, which helps to make your offer as competitive as possible in a really hot market. Overall, we've really enjoyed working with Jessica. She's been great, we will continue to use her as our agent and would most definitely recommend her!" - Katie Tunsky