Portland Real Estate Agents

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We write regular articles about average real estate agent commission rates, the number of real estate agents working in the Portland metro area, the difference between types of local real estate licenses, where to find the best real estate agent reviews, best questions to ask when interviewing local agents, and much more.

If you’re considering buying a home in the next twelve months and want an experienced buyers agent that will look out for your best interest, Kami Price, buyers specialist, would love to hear what you’re looking for. Call today to set an appointment.

Kami Price, Realtor
Represented Hundreds of Buyers
Licensed since 2004
503-773-0000

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the next twelve months, Stephen would love to tour your home. Call today to set an appointment.

Stephen FitzMaurice, Realtor
1.7% to Sell a Home
Cancel Anytime Policy
Licensed Since 2003
503-714-1111

EXP Realty Size and Sales Numbers

Strong Focus. EXP Realty is an international real estate company focusing on innovation, integrity, community, agility, collaboration, transparency, sustainability, and service. EXP also believes in not taking ourselves too seriously—read: having fun. These tenets have attracted some of the world’s top-selling buying agents to join the EXP ranks. Modern Platform. This cloud-based brokerage also believes […]

How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make?

It is no secret. The National Association of Realtors, NAR, puts out an annual report explaining how much Realtors earn each year, how much money they make. The big story for Realtor’s income is that is hasn’t increased much from 2014 ($47,800) to 2023 ($56,400), certainly decreased overall when compared with inflation over the same […]

How Many Realtors Are There?

Updated 11/2023. There are a lot of Realtors in the U.S. and in the greater Portland, Oregon real estate market where my team is headquartered. Over time, the big story in Realtor numbers was a drop that lingered for years after the real estate crash that started in 2008, then a sharp increase in the […]

Real Estate Agent vs. Sellers Agent Specialist: What’s the difference?

Portland’s real estate landscape is vast! There’s a specialist for nearly every activity — and that’s a good thing. To have a hassle-free real estate transaction, you need someone handling the mortgage, someone looking at the title, someone inspecting the home, etc. That’s why a system has developed over the decades in which, in a […]

Top 5% Agent in the United States – Explained

I am in the Top 5% of all Real Estate Agents in the United States, according to residential sales volume nationwide. Licensed since 2003, my team has sold over 900 million in real estate. We have sold over 2,000 homes (counting buyer side transactions as well) in Oregon and SW Washington. We sell homes faster […]

What is a Showing Agent in Real Estate?

It is pretty easy to tell the difference between a seller’s agent and a buyer’s agent in real estate, but what about a showing agent? Before I answer that question, I want you to know that in Oregon there is only one license, Broker, with two levels, Broker and Principal Broker. Real estate agent is […]

What is an Exclusive Buyers Agent Agreement and Should I Sign One?

Updated March 2024. Exclusive buyers agent agreements are highly debated among professional Realtors. Some real estate agents would never work with a home buyer unless they sign one, and other buyer’s agents have never used an exclusive buyer’s agent agreement and never want to use one (though the industry may soon force their hand). Buyers […]

How Much Do Real Estate Agents Make? 2023 Report

It is no secret. The National Association of Realtors, NAR, puts out an annual report explaining how much Realtors earn each year, how much money they make. The big story for Realtor’s income is that is hasn’t increased much from 2013 to today, certainly decreased overall when compared with inflation over the same time period. […]

How Many Realtors Are There? 2023 Update

There are a lot of Realtors in the U.S. and in the greater Portland, Oregon metro where my team is headquartered. Over time, the big story in Realtor numbers was a drop that lingered for years after the real estate crash that started in 2008, then a sharp increase in the number of Realtors every […]

Why Every Agent Should Join EXP Realty in 2023

Whether you’re learning how to get your real estate license for the first time, or have been selling homes for many years now, you’ve likely heard of EXP Realty, one of the fastest growing Realty companies in the world (and of all time). There are 319 Realty companies to choose from in Oregon, about 1 […]

Real Estate Agent Reviews Guide 2023

Finding the best real estate agent for your needs can be a challenge when there are so many to choose from! Whether you want to sell your home or buy a home, there’s no doubt that you have to sort through a lot of information to get the most expert help possible. Of course, there […]

Selling a Home for the First Time? 5 Things Your Agent May Not Tell You

Real estate agents want your business and they especially want a new listing. While most agents are trained and licensed to put your interests first, it is also important to learn the essentials and advocate for yourself. We will help you understand the basic costs of selling a home (beyond commissions), the best time of […]

5 Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Buyers Agent

Purchasing the wrong home in the wrong neighborhood at the wrong time can cost a home buyer money, peace of mind, and cause undo stress for years on end. So why do many buyers pick their closest friend or the first referral that comes along to be their buyer’s agent? For starters, they might think […]

Learn How to Become a Licensed Real Estate Agent in Oregon – 2023 Update

Why should I read your guide to getting licensed? I run a top 250 real estate team in the U.S. according to Real Trends. Personally I got licensed in Oregon in 2003 as a Broker, then later upgraded to a Principal Broker’s licensed and have also obtained the highest level of license in Washington, Managing […]

What’s the Best Realty Company to Join in Oregon?

Choices, choices. There are over 1.4 million real estate agents in the U.S. according to NAR. And according to NAR, there are over 100,000 different Realty companies to choose from, meaning there is one Realty company in existence per 14 licensed Realtors. In Oregon there are over 17,000 Realtors and using Oregon’s license lookup tool […]

How to Fire your Real Estate Agent

Updated 02/23/2023. Okay, okay go easy. If your home isn’t selling, or you’re not finding the home you want to buy, or the real estate transaction you were in fell apart, it isn’t necessarily your real estate agent’s fault. The housing market has its ups and downs, perhaps your criteria to buy a home is […]

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When my wife and I decided to sell our home we started to search for agents who work for less than the 6% standard commission. Slightly skeptical, I decided to call Stephen for a consultation. Stephen came very prepared with comp sales, marketing techniques, and several other items pertaining to the sale I never would have considered. We sold in six days.

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