Recognized among my clients and fellow agents for my integrity, strong work ethic, and uncompromising attention to detail, I will advocate for you throughout every step of a real estate transaction. I’m not in the business of helping you buy, sell or invest in real estate just to get’er done. I want to understand your goals and strategically make sure we game plan to get you there.
My innate ability to build strong, meaningful (and fun!) relationships led me to real estate. I am a natural matchmaker. I love connecting my community with jobs, relationships, and friends, which instigated a natural progression to my career in real estate.
I started my career working in marketing and partnerships for fast-paced, high-growth tech startups, like Yelp, Trulia and Instacart. The “wear 10 hats at once” mentality taught me the value of meticulous organization, thorough research, the ability to be nimble, and the experience to be an intuitive, strong negotiator. I have collaborated and nurtured trusting relationships with executives at many Fortune 500 companies, whipping me into an expert communicator.
When I am not working, I love spending time with my husband and sweet baby boy. We are big cooks and feel most complete with family and friends over, music playing and wine a flowin’ at our home in SE. I love that Portland offers such a wide breadth of things to do. I dabble in everything from gardening, hiking, exploring restaurants, visiting wine country, strunning (stroll + running) in parks, being terrible-yet-oddly-competitive at tennis, museums, shopping, comedy shows and concerts.
I truly believe that a home is where we make our most cherished memories, so being a guide in that process is endlessly rewarding. Making genuine connections with my clients and helping them find a space to make these valuable memories inspires me every day. Whether you’re considering a move, a first time home buyer, an investor, or interested in selling your home, I’d love to chat and learn about your goals.
Alison did an amazing job selling my house in Portland. Her expertise in social media and the internet adds a whole new dimension to being a broker. She showed patience and kindness in dealing with an older generation, an old school person, who knows nothing of those things. My house sold in FIVE DAYS! I am very excited and happy! She did an amazing job, it’s still sinking in! Thank you, Alison!
Alison was instrumental in our purchase of our first investment property – a duplex in the Williams/Boise neighborhood of Portland. She is great at building rapport with other agents and will stop at nothing to help her clients find the info they need (pulling permit records, calling city offices, talking with other brokers or investors, etc.) to make the right call about whether a property fits their real estate needs. She comes from a strong business and marketing background and it shows in how she approaches being a broker. She is a great partner throughout the whole process and a joy to spend so much time with. I highly recommend her.
Alison was kind, accessible, and knew every detail of our transaction. We’d highly recommend her to buyers/sellers in any capacity.
We wanted to buy our first investment property. Alison stepped up, took time to understand our needs, and looked relentlessly for the right property. We collaborated throughout the project and found the perfect property. Alison masterfully negotiated the deal by helping the sellers understand the realities of their property. We closed on time and under budget.
I can’t recommend Alison Derse enough. She had extreme knowledge of the Portland market and the process of selling my home. She offered me all the information I needed in order to make the process seamless, including detailed timelines and schedules of all the steps involved. She was always on top of all my questions and offered advice throughout the process. You’ll be lucky to have her in your corner.
I have never had an easier nor more pleasant real estate experience! Alison knew just what to do with my unusual sale. She did her homework, found answers to my questions, and found a way to make the sale pleasant for both me and the buyer who represented themselves. She is friendly, knowledgeable, and confident in her negotiations. I would not hesitate to call on her again for real estate in Portland and the surrounding area. Thank you, Alison!