I am an Environmentally & Socially Conscious, Expert Real Estate Principal Broker & Realtor. I am a long time landlord & real estate investor. I also serve on the Portland Metropolitan Realtor Association (PMAR) Professional Standards Committee, & have served on the PMAR Homeownership Opportunities Committee and the Sustainability Committee. I am on the Board of Managers for the Oregon Real Estate Forms Company which provides all of the forms we use for real estate in Oregon. I co-own Roots Realty with my partner Michele Gila, who has served as a Director for PMAR and as one of PMAR's PAC Trustees. She served as the 2012 Vice President of Member Services for PMAR, which is a liaison between the PMAR Executive Committee and Public Relations Committee. She has also served on the PMAR Homeownership Opportunities Committee and the Sustainability Committee, and as the Treasurer for the Board of Managers for the Oregon Real Estate Forms Company. All of this activity helps make us excellent, tuned in, buyer & seller agents. Lastly, we never try to represent both buyer & seller in the same sale. We will give you our undivided expertise. Contact me today for assistance.
I specialize in Portland, Oregon metro area residential and investment properties. I am licensed in Oregon.
I have received these designations: NAR Green, Earth Advantage Broker, EcoBroker, E-Pro, Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource,
I earned the Accredited Buyers' Agent (ABR) designation in 2004 but no longer hold that designation because it did not pass my cost versus benefit analysis. It is a good course for newer agents.
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|"We would be happy to be on your reference list. Reference away!" "We just wanted to say thank you again for all of your hard work during our buying and selling process. It was quite an adventure and we learned a lot! We really appreciate your dedication to making this process successful no matter what it took. We always felt that you were invested in our happiness and helping us do what was right for us and what made us most comfortable. We would not have dreamed of doing this with anyone other than you two!" "We want to send out a HUGE thank you for all of your hard work and dedication to us during our entire process of selling and moving into our new home. We can not express to you both enough how much we learned and how comfortable we felt these last few months with the both of you. You are truly wonderful people that simply ooze enjoyment and dedication for your work. It's such a great balance between the two of you as well...Mark calmed me down when I was feeling stressed and Michele kept me excited when I felt I'd had enough! We are thrilled that Roots Realty exists in Portland, amongst the deluge of superficial past experiences we've had with other larger real-estate agencies. Keep up the amazing job you both do and the service you provide us, your thankful clients!" "We have been thrilled with all the help we got from you guys. By comparison, I am watching 2 people I work with go through the home buying process and can testify that neither of them are getting the level of help, service, friendship, expertise, advice and care that we received from Roots Realty. And they both LOVE their realtors! You guys are simply the best I have seen at what you do." "We'll both miss the almost daily contact with you guys very much. Anyway, it has been just wonderful, to understate it a bit. We will be among the many begging to be on your list of happy references! Sign us up. So hard to believe that it has been less than a month and Zow! you got us a house. Just too cool. Thanks again! With great fondness..." "Happy to refer another co-worker to you. Our experience with you and Mark was extremely positive. Much different than other realtors we had met in the past. We want to support that experience and support locally owned small businesses that do such wonderful work. I will continue referring friends as they come up." "I never got to officially thank you for being such pleasant people. I appreciate your hard work and relaxed attitudes. I hope to see you guys around town and will definitely be giving you guys a holler a few years down the road when we start thinking about an upgrade. Thanks again." "Thanks to everyone involved. You made it a great process, even with the difficulties and setbacks. We really appreciate it." "We would be happy to be on your reference list. Reference away!" "I am grateful that you and Mark were involved in this process and will recommend you both to classmates and friends. Thanks again for all of your help and wisdom. Cheers," "I’m very happy with the new home. We are so impressed by the woman who cleaned last weekend. I called the company that Mark recommended and they gave me her name. She is so professional, thorough and efficient. Thank you and Mark for everything. It has definitely been a pleasure working with your company." "We absolutely love our house, and in turn we love you and Michele for helping us get in it. I don't have enough kind words for you two. So I'll just say Gracias. Keep in touch. I will as well." "Thanks for everything. I appreciate you making this process as easy as possible for us. It was great working with you both again. I am hoping to buy something in the near future... I'll call you when I'm ready!" "Mark is great to work with. He was an invaluable resource, along with his wife and co-owner Michele Gila in getting us our current home. The search was short but intense, and Mark got us copious listings to go through and assess. He was right there almost every day until we found the place. A great coach, really good with us and with the other agent and the renters of the house we ultimately bought. Then at inspection and after the sale, great in helping us find contractor references. Nothing but a pleasure to work with." Annie Coleman & Aaron Nelson, 1 time buyers March 2010 from a note given to us along with a case of wine & beer (!) Thank you Mark & Michele so very much for helping us find our perfect house. It's been an absolute pleasure working with you from start to finish. Mark + Michele - Thank you for your patience and positive attitudes as we looked at house after house. Your expert knowledge helped us fully evaluate and compare each home, down to the details that would actually matter once we moved in (like roof, window and furnace conditions). Your environmental and sustainable focus aligned well with our priorities. And best of all, we were able to close on our house with complete confidence. We'll be sure to recommend you to anyone we know who's looking! Have a Happy Thanksgiving, J + B M + M, Thanks for being so patient and helpful during our home buying process! We really enjoyed your positive attitudes and logical, knowledgeable showing style. We'll definitely recommend you in the future and wish you the very best. Feel free to come snag some figs anytime! ~~~~~~~ Quote of the Month, Feb. 2012: You both are the golden treasure of the realty world. We enjoyed this process with you immensely. We love your philosophy, your values and the incredible help you gave us guiding us from finding a home. You really went above and beyond our expectations (and set the bar) from the negotiating stage, to appliances, to the inspections, permits...etc. We know we couldn't have done this and ended up with such a wonderful home without you both. As far as we are concerned, there are no other realtors in Portland, Oregon! Also, thank you for treating us so well. We were initially a little shy in searching for a home because of our LGBTQ status. Thank you for making us feel right at home. Quote of the Month, Jan. 2012: You both have been PRETTY amazing and we can't wait to tell the world about our experience. We have appreciated the two of you more than we can express. You have made this transaction easier than we could have ever imagined! I will be writing my senator. ;) -------------- March 24, 2013 Dear Michele & Mark, Thank you so much for your help in finding our house! All along, we have really appreciated your wisdom and advice through the process. I also want to thank you for your patience as we became familiar with the areas and our focus shifted. Our kids enjoyed working with you too! I have a feeling they will be comfortable turning to you when their time comes. Take care & happy spring! C & B ------------------- Thank you Michele and Mark. As was the case the last time, I have enjoyed working with you. The process was smooth and efficient, and even the little bumps in the path were drama-free. We appreciate that very much. Scott and I both also appreciate the extra effort in arranging the maintenance work in our absence. --------------------- Music to my ears: "Buyer removes contingency for professional inspection and will order appraisal promptly." Michele Gila and Mark Wheeler rock! ------------------------------- We absolutely love our house & feel quite settled now that Stella has arrived. No major issues, thus far, and the builder has been responsive & reliable on the few tiny issues & questions we've had along the way. Hope you both are well. Thanks again for everything you did along the way to get us to Amherst St. Best , D & A -------------------- Huzzah! Thank You for your patience. Been a true pleasure working with you both. ----------------------------- We have a house!! I just wanted to say again how much we appreciate all your help and hard work in helping us find the house. It really is a blessing to have agents that you can trust 100% to give you the best possible advice and service. We look forward to working with you in the future if and when when we decide to sell the condo. And we would love for you to come to our housewarming! Have a lovely weekend! (I know we will) Warm regards, S ------------------- Thanks so much! I will definitely recommend you to my friends, family and co-workers. You did a great job for me! ========================== ...and many more, but you get the idea. Contact us, we can help you.|
Realtor, Principal Broker, EcoBroker, Earth Advantage Broker, NAR Green, Graduate Realtor Institute, Short Sale & Foreclosure Resource, e-Pro. Licensed in Oregon.