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Alison Derse

Broker

Bio

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.


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Alison Derse

Broker