…is to provide you with superior service at all times. Our local expertise and extensive real estate experience will benefit you whether you are serious about buying or selling a home at this time, or are a returning client checking out the many homeowner resources we offer.
WE’re licensed in Oregon & Washington
Oregon Real Estate Agent
I have spent the majority of my life in and around Portland. I enjoy the distinct character of each neighborhood, the proximity to the mountains and the Oregon Coast, the art and culture and the community!
I worked in the telecommunications industry for 21 years and while I gained a lot of experience over the years my heart wasn’t in it. My love of architecture, design and desire to help people create a comforting home, finally got the better of me in 2014 and I left corporate America to pursue a career as a real estate broker…what better industry to be in!!!
As a mother, I am driven to provide a service beyond just finding a house. I look at nearby schools, the safety of neighborhoods, the proximity to parks and other amenities, local restaurants, etc. All of these factors are important to consider and can enhance the livability of a home.
I cherish the relationships I build with my clients, which drives my commitment to excellence in customer service. I am devoted to Dwell and its reputation as a family- and community-oriented company.
Whether you’re a buyer or seller, first time home buyer or investor – you can be confident in my friendly & professional approach throughout the entire process & beyond. I would be thrilled to assist you with your home needs!!
There are times in life, where humans are privileged to an experience that aids in the formation of new neural pathways. As the lesson continues, wisdom develops, and the experience broadens into a life-changing event. It is not always possible to predict what will be the catalyst for such an experience. In this instance, I can say that business is that catalyst for me. My first exposure to business was at eight years old when my older brother and I started B&A Service Co. which provided our neighbors with lawn care and snow removal services.
After High School, I left the service industry and began to learn the trades. Construction and Concrete services became the second tier of my business foundation. Working in the trades gave me an insight into the definition of “hard work.” Although the lessons of “service” and “hard work” were precious, there was a piece of the puzzle that was missing. This missing piece I found on my next adventure. I enlisted in the U.S. Navy to conquer my fears and learn “Leadership.” After becoming injured during Navy Seal Training and unable to continue training, I was sent to the fleet where I traveled the world. I ended my enlistment in the U.S Navy in the Seattle Washington area and moved on to a new career and the next learning experience. This final experience is where I learned “business.”
After spending 17 years in the Manufacturing industry, I was able to work in the Automotive, Hydulic, and Aerospace Industries. In each of those industries, I was able to work at an Executive Level. This body of work has spurred a sincere desire to share my collective knowledge to assist businesses and business owners with the acquisition of commercial real estate to scale their vision. I use relevant experience as a current Food and Beverage business owner to provide up-to-date information on the current market. Using skills gained as a business coach and mentor, I can guide others through complex and stressful processes with empathy for each person involved. My goal is to find an equitable outcome for all during the transition of commercial property.
Chris Guinn III
I am a lifetime resident of (what was) the best kept secret in the land, Portland Oregon. I became a licensed real estate agent in 1998 and have now been in the real estate business well over 20 years and I sometimes cannot believe it has been that long. I began in residential sales, then around year 10 decided to take on owning a brokerage with my friend Tracey and that is what became Dwell Realty. Not long afterward I decided to learn property management on my own and have built that business to what has become Dwell Property Management (PM) and our team manages over 200 doors of single family, multifamily and commercial doors, and growing! I also developed a commercial brand, Dwell Realty Commercial (DRCOMM) and our team of agents specializes in commercial real estate sales and leasing.
One thing I have learned since day one in this great career, the key to my success in this business is not the quantity of homes/ buildings sold, managed or dollars produced, success lies solely within the quality of the relationships I have built and nurtured over my 30 plus years in business. I have never met a stranger and the goal is to treat EVERYONE with respect while always acknowledging a person’s humanity… First! This is my guiding credo and the basis of my business and personal life and I value the very close knit group of family, friends and a large sphere of associates in this city and beyond. A natural love for people and the gregarious personality that I inherited from my lovely mother Ophelia Mae and awesome father Christopher Guinn Jr. keeps me stable and grounded in the things that matter most, people. My parents are gone now but I am thankful and grateful to have had them in my life.
Lastly, we are proud that the agents and staff at Dwell Realty, DRCOMM and Dwell PM were not “recruited” and made a choice to seek out and come to our brokerage. We have chosen to grow our agency organically and thus this has created a family-like atmosphere that we feel is unmatched. Our agents are allowed to thrive and grow independently, creating their own businesses, within and under the umbrella of Dwell Realty..without the ego. Thanks for reading my bio!
Oregon Real Estate Agent
I have been a Real Estate Broker in Oregon for almost a decade, and I have combined my two most favorite interests: people and homes. My high standards of integrity and customer service create the long lasting relationships I build with my clients. They have come to expect an experience that embodies exceptional client care, expert industry knowledge, and a commitment to honesty in the home buying and selling process. After spending 10 years in the insurance industry, my knowledge of the sales contracts, time management, and teamwork, allows our clients to relax into the process of moving to a new home. We manage the details, every single time. Portland continues to delight me, as do the surrounding areas. Quite simply, I feel it is a great place to begin your home buying experience and a lovely place to raise a family. I was fortunate enough to grow up on the Westside of Portland, and I now live, work, and play in SW Portland with my own family.
I am active on my neighborhood association board, my Portland Public School PTA, and I am involved in many other SW Portland groups. I have the insider scoop on this place we call home! Showing others some of the secrets that the different neighborhoods hold are one of the joys in my career. I have helped clients purchase homes all over this city, having owned homes in NE and SW Portland.
I will work closely with you, and our team, to design a plan that best fits your circumstances. I believe in building a solid relationship with you, and I understand the importance of the ‘team attitude’ that leads you to the home you truly desire. It is the only way to do business in this small town! Exceeding expectations is easy when you love what you do.
When I am not selling real estate, you can find me running the trails, volunteering, camping, watching soccer, driving carpools, watching lacrosse, paddle boarding, or simply enjoying all of the outdoor activities this city provides myself and my family. Our two boys keep our family hopping and involved!
Our team works with your busy life to get this next move! Try us. You are going to like what happens.
Dual OR & WA Agent
.Corey is passionate about working with clients to help them develop plans to achieve their real estate goals. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, he has vast knowledge of the Portland and Vancouver metropolitan areas and is able to identify opportunities based on the client’s criteria. In every transaction, Corey focuses on the details and uses effective communication to keep all parties informed and on track.
Oregon Real Estate Broker
Crosby Case is passionate about connecting with community members. When it concerns her clients, Crosby believes in a philosophy of transparency. Leading with integrity is how she creates value for her clients and creates a solid foundation to do great business together. A career in real estate is a wonderful way to help meet, unite and work with neighbors, and why Grand Union Real Estate is the perfect place for her.
Crosby is a 3rd generation Portlander. Growing up in Northeast and graduating from the Japanese Immersion Program at Grant High School, she knows the ins and outs of the city. Crosby understands the passion and care residents have for Portland and the importance of loving where you live. A graduate of the University of Oregon with a B.A. in History and a Master’s of Arts in Teaching from Concordia University led Crosby to a career as an educator. Teaching in the traditional (Salem-Keizer School District and with Oregon Virtual Academy) and the non-traditional setting (The MESD Outdoor School, The Oregon Zoo and The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) for over 17 years has truly set Crosby up to connect, relate and assist humans of every age and walk of life.
Crosby has always been very interested in architecture, the design and flow of houses and never missed a biography on Frank Lloyd Wright. As time went on, she realized the aspect of architecture she loved the most was finding spaces that worked for people and their families. With her intimate knowledge of the Portland-Metro area she has the drive and confidence to find the best home for you and your family. Real estate combines Crosby’s passions, experience and ability in one arena.
Oregon Real Estate Agent
It’s always been a passion of mine to help others navigate through difficult situations, putting their best interests first in an effort to alleviate any worries they might have. As a lifelong Oregonian, with a background in construction, I offer the advanced knowledge of the area and expertise in land development. I was drawn to real estate because guiding people towards the achievement of being a property owner is a great honor. I pride myself on my strong work ethic, making sure that deadlines are met, and that my clients are in the best position possible throughout the entire transaction. As a client of mine, you won’t ever have to stress, I have a system in place that’s tailored exactly to your needs. I’m always ready to help so contact me soon for all your real estate needs.
Oregon Real Estate Agent
I am a lifelong Oregonian. Love it here! My wife and I live in Lake Oswego with our three sons and I turned my passion for real estate into a full time career.
Real estate thrills me. I really enjoy the hunt for the perfect house. Opening doors for buyers is always exciting to see if this house could be the one! It is the thrill of the hunt, and the victory of getting my buyer into the house they have been hoping to find. There are so many ways to find a house, and I enjoy looking through old listings or reaching out to my network to see if we can’t find the perfect house that might not be on the market at the moment. I am able to use my relationships and the RMLS search tool to track the right one down.
Creatively finding the home is only the first step. Bringing buyers and sellers together is also a joy of mine. I enjoy making sure that sellers know that my buyers will take great care of their house for many more years to come. I like creative and collaborative solutions where both sides are getting what they need from the sale. I like people, homes, and Portland. The mix is somewhat unstoppable. I work with investors, first time buyers, move-up buyers, distressed sellers, and standard sellers. This broad spectrum of clients means I have seen it all.
Buying and selling homes can be stressful. However, I have an awful lot of fun making sure that the client does not worry about the process. I have that completely managed. Arming you with information and knowledge about what you can expect will only make this journey more comfortable. The client’s job is to be learning about your new neighborhood, new house, and how we will make this become a winning situation.
If you are in the market for a change of location, investment home, new lifestyle, or just curious about what is out there in your neighborhood, give me a call. Let’s go together! It is thrilling to open those doors and see what is inside.
When I’m not selling houses, you can find me on the soccer field, in a park with my kids, or enjoying family and friends on the front porch.
Washington Real Estate Agent
Whether buying for the first time (or the twentieth), selling a cherished family home, investing, or relocating to the Pacific Northwest, Evan can be your guide to a smooth and successful real estate experience. Evan excels at finding creative solutions throughout the process with open communication, a good sense of humor and being accessible to clients’ needs and priorities. With every transaction, Evan provides exceptional care and service, and is available for anything clients need well beyond closing. Whether buying, selling or investing, Evan looks forward to the opportunity to work together and help you make your real estate dreams a reality! Evan is licensed in both Washington and Oregon.
I’ve been working in real estate for over 15 years, but I am a proud generalist. I have also worked as a furniture builder, paralegal, musician, audio engineer, construction/developer, and software tech support. I have helped clients buy their dream condo in the center of the city, their rural farm to ride out the apocalypse, their first home using complicated grant programs, their commercial spaces, their multi-unit investments, and so on. Give me your challenge, even if the challenge is just “I want the nicest house for the least amount of money”.
Dual WA & OR Principal Broker
Buying or selling your home is about more than just money – it’s about your dreams and aspirations. Being able to provide, to shelter, and feel safe. Sleeping soundly at night knowing that your financial decisions have put you on solid ground. I can get you there.
As a life-long resident of the Portland area, and licensed since 2004, I have the experience you need. With over a decade of service industry and management experience in some of Portland’s busiest restaurants, I have a proven ability to see all the details, anticipate problems, multitask like no other, and make sure everyone is happy in the end! For 3 years, I lived in Bombay, India where I learned to really think on my feet and adapt to a constantly changing environment. The real estate market can be crazy, sometimes feeling like stepping foot into a foreign country. It requires a clear, calm head and an ability to think creatively. Life has given me these skills.
Buying and selling can be a stressful, bumpy road. Let me be your guide to take some of the stress for you. You will be in good hands. I would be honored to take the journey with you!
Realtor® & Commercial Broker
Top 10 things I thought I would NEVER do:
1. Live in Oregon one mile from my childhood home
2. Enjoy cooking
3. Graduate from college (truly it was my parents that thought it would NEVER happen)
4. Cowgirl-up chasing a cow on horseback
5. Have a kid
6. Say all the same annoying things to my daughters that my parents said to me when I was a kid
7. Let my sister set me up on a blind date
8. Marry the blind date my sister set me up on
9. Have a poodle as a pet
10. Get my real estate license
Sometimes life surprises you with some unexpected twists and turns. My real estate career was one of those “surprises.” My father was actually the family Realtor and, after 15 years in real estate, decided to retire. My father informed my sister and me that we still needed a real estate license in the family. After a heated argument with my sister, which I lost, I ended up with the real estate license.
I inherited a mix of residential and commercial clients and dove in, actually waded in. It was 2008 and the real estate market was moving a bit slow. Despite my reluctance, after the first year, I realized how much I loved it. It’s never boring and I am always learning new things that keep me interested in showing up for work. I have had some other unexpected twists and turns in my life and, despite my reluctance, they have also turned out better than expected.
You may have said, I will NEVER…
move again, sell this house, buy this house, be a landlord, invest in real estate, start a business, move or sell my business, get a job transfer, need to down-size, need to up-size.
I can help you with those unexpected twists and turns and, despite your reluctance, it may turn out better than you expect!
Oregon Real Estate Agent
Oregon Real Estate Agent
One of my earlies memories was of raking leaves with my siblings. They were making piles to jump in and I was using them to make floorplans for the homes that I wanted to build or live in someday. Real estate has been in my blood for as long as I can remember and I know how important a home is, as an investment, a place to raise a family and to house those memories that will last a lifetime. I am committed to reliability, integrity and service to you in every detail of my real estate transactions. My passion is working closely with my clients to help you make a smooth transition into the next phase of your life by either selling your home for the best price, or in finding just the right home for you to buy. I’ve represented all levels of sellers, buyers and investors in residential and commercial markets in both Oregon and California. Repeat business and personal referrals are the foundation of my real estate practice, thanks to my wonderfully loyal clients, many of whom become long-term friends.
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from Stanford and a MA/MFT in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. While my degrees may at first seem diverse, I believe that combined with my past experience as a marriage and family therapist, certified Oregon mediator, engineer, surveyor, and business coach, they seamlessly support my seventeen years of experience as a real estate broker.
I’m a wife, mother and stepmother of five, and a long-time resident homeowner in the Eastmoreland area of Portland, having owned several homes here over the past twenty-five years. My interests outside of real estate include sailing on my family’s 32-foot sailboat Forever, home remodeling, singing in the community choir, playing my ukulele and hammered dulcimer, silk painting and jewelry making. I look forward to those days when I can zip off to the market on my Vespa or cruise the bike trails on my electric bicycle!
If you have any questions about real estate, no matter how large or small, or are interested in buying or selling, please give me a call or send me an e-mail or text. I look forward to hearing from you!
DUAL OR & WA AGENT
Marisa was born and raised in the heart of NE Portland’s Hollywood district and has been a Realtor since 2008. She possesses a wealth of knowledge about the entire Portland Metro area.
Over the past decade, Marisa has sought out the best in local mid-century and contemporary modern architecture and design around the city. Her website Modern Homes Portland is a labor of love where she shares her enjoyment of all things modern including a curated list of modern homes for sale in the Portland area.
In her past, Marisa worked with a company that provided home contractor services. She worked closely with contractors identifying, evaluating and correcting common maintenance issues in homes and commercial buildings. Pairing this experience with many years of client service and a love of homes made the transition to becoming a Realtor seamless.
Marisa is a member of the Architectural Foundation of Oregon, Doccomomo’s Oregon Chapter and Restore Oregon where she is on the planning committee for the Mid-Century Modern home tour each year. Working with these organizations, she hopes to help preserve architecturally significant homes and buildings from the modernist movement, mid-century and beyond and to help spread awareness of their importance.
She currently lives in the suburbs with her family and is working on restoring her Northwest Regional Style custom-built 1960’s time capsule home that is on the historic registry. When she’s not working with clients or scouring the city for hidden architectural gems, Marisa likes to spend time with her family, play soccer, hike in the beautiful Pacific NW forests, visit new restaurants and coffee shops.
DUAL OR & WA AGENT
Oregon Real Estate Agent
Though I’m a native Portlander, I’m incredibly fortunate to bring national and international experience to my job as a Realtor. I’m a firm believer that no matter what a person’s background or life experience, the home is an essential part of creating a lifetime of happiness and harmony.
After growing up in Portland, I attended UC Berkeley, where I received a BA in English. From California, I moved to Brooklyn, NY, where I helped open the critically-acclaimed Brooklyn Fare, a unique hybrid of grocery and test kitchen. I then brought my experience to Portland, where I continued to work with international clientele in luxury retail for almost a decade.
I live in the Hawthorne district with my partner Jules, young daughter Sufiyah, and Rainy the cat. I continue to support the Asian-American Women’s Alliance and Raphael House, and have pledged a portion of every commission toward these valuable causes.
Megan has been involved in Real Estate since 2011, became a licensed Real Estate Broker in 2016, and added her Washington State license in 2022.
She grew up in Vernonia, Oregon, a small logging town in Columbia County between the city and the coast. Her father was an avid outdoorsman and general contractor, and Mother a Real Estate Agent herself, Megan’s love for the industry developed and was nurtured at a young age.
With a passion for people and community, she enjoys building relationships and cultivating growth for those that she connects with. Her background in hospitality, sales, and office and property management have enabled her to establish essential skill sets that serve her clients well.
“I can’t express my gratitude enough to Megan. She negotiated a great deal, saving us a lot of money! Her talent as a realtor and her personality were invaluable to our home buying process.”
– Clark Y.
“Not only did Megan show patience, diligence and attention to detail during the process, but she was also super fun to work with!” — Haydn M.
Oregon Real Estate Broker
A Realtor that combines his vast business acumen with superior knowledge of his hometown. What a grand union! Mike provides a seamless client experience in buying and selling homes built on communication, dedication, fiducial responsibility, and transparency.
A Portland native, Mike, has always felt a deep connection to the Northwest and loves to share local history and be a defining part in shaping its future. In his early years he was able to join the Boys and Girls Club, meeting lifelong friends, playing sports, and developing the morals that define him today. After graduating from Cleveland High School, he worked at the Boys and Girls Club as summer staff and then promoted to Athletic Director. It was a tremendous honor to serve the community and be a positive influence, just has he had experienced years earlier.
While attending George Fox University, Mike, worked at Central Drugs Pharmacy. Starting as a Clerk then promoted to Manager of the 100-year-old business. Attending MBA classes in advanced business practices and managing the pharmacy was the merging of “book” education and real-life education that shaped his business acumen. After graduation Mike consulted small business owners as they navigated the struggles of growth, development, and long-term strategies. All while starting his own successful business with those same friends so many years ago from the Boys and Girls Club.
Michael Harris is thrilled to join the Grand Union and Dwell team. You will see Mike around town with his wife Linda and two kiddos – Lincoln and Henry, maybe the pup Stella will be with them as well!
My name is Sally Best. I have lived in the Portland area for 15 years and have relocated many families from all over the world. My goal is to make you and your family love Portland as much as I do and feel at home as quickly as possible.
My husband and I moved to the USA 23 years ago from the UK so I know how challenging and exciting a big move can be. I will be your new best friend through each step of this journey.
Oregon Real Estate Agent
Shelley brings an award-winning marketing background to real estate in Portland. With a client-first attitude teamed with a calm demeanor and fact-based analysis, Shelley takes the guess-work out of market values by offering clear and concise statistics so you can buy and sell with confidence.
Born and raised in Canada with a previous 15 year broadcasting background under her belt, Shelley approaches real estate with strong and gritty negotiating skills, complete transparency, and expert marketing capabilities that are bar-none.
Oregon Real Estate Broker
Dual OR & WA Agent
I grew up in suburban SW Portland enjoying the outdoors and exploring my neighborhood on foot and on bike. Many of my childhood weekends were also spent at my Yia Yia’s (grandma in Greek) home, a 1926 bungalow in the Laurelhurst neighborhood. This, I feel, was a great balance. I learned to enjoy both the suburban and urban neighborhoods. Looking back I feel it was a perfect way to grow up.
I graduated from the University of Oregon, remained in Eugene and then began a six year career in real estate mortgage lending. While I enjoyed that, I wanted to expand my horizons. With a move back to Portland in the fall of 1999, I left my career in mortgage lending and started working for a few small start-up companies where I learned many essential skills required to run a small business. Although what those companies taught me was invaluable, I was left longing for a more fulfilling career, so I decided to take a leap of faith and re-start my work life with something I love.
In early 2004, I became a licensed Realtor in both Oregon and Washington and in December of 2016 I happily joined Dwell Realty. When I became a Realtor I never imagined it would have turned into such a rewarding career. I have truly found what I love to do.
When I moved back to Portland, I wanted to live in an urban neighborhood, so I purchased a small 1926 bungalow in North Portland which was in need of major remodeling. My friends and family asked me what in the world was I thinking when I chose this fixer. I said “Don’t worry. I have a plan.” With hard work, even more patience, a vision, and an open pocketbook, I have spent the last 17 years making this little “fixer” my home.
What my experience and love of real estate could mean to you, as either a buyer or a seller, is that I will be able to walk you through every step of the transaction process.
I take pride in providing my clients with the best possible service as well as attention to detail. I am proud to say that I earn my clients’ respect by working diligently for them and building a relationship based on trust and hard work. Being a native Portlander gives me the knowledge and unique insight of the city and the surrounding areas that will help you find just the right home as a buyer or get the right price for your home as a seller.
I would like to have the opportunity to meet with you.
Washington Principal Real Estate Broker
Because I love Houses
And that’s exactly why I decided to change careers in 2005 from working with children in N and NE Portland for over 20 years, to Real Estate.
I am a true Oregonian, born and raised in Portland and have lived just about everywhere; from NE to Estacada to SE but mostly in NE. I went to Grant High, where my daughter also graduated from in 2012 and my son graduated with the class of 2017.
Being able to continue working with people and stay in the community is a big reason why I went from childcare to real estate. Real Estate has been a roller coaster for sure, but people get on roller coasters for the THRILL and FUN of it! Which is why I have stayed on it and even built it with more twists and turns.
In January 2009, Chris and I were lucky enough to be able to open Dwell Realty in Vanport Square and it has been so much fun. I feel privileged to have been able to stay in the real estate field and to start a successful real estate office, it’s just icing on the cake.
Thank you for visiting our site and let me know if I can help you get into the Real Estate “Roller Coaster”!
Real Estate Broker
Being a real estate broker was a natural move for Tyler’s career. With his expansive background in the industry and his compassionate, genuine personality, Tyler brings a different experience for his clients when buying or selling a home.
Throughout his life, Tyler has always valued genuine and authentic connections with the people he meets and believes that, in addition to his passion for real estate and the community, this is what stands out to the clients he represents.
Tyler is a native of the Portland area, though he is licensed in Oregon and Washington. He grew up in Southeast Portland and graduated from Cleveland High School and later attended the University of Oregon where he received his B.A. in Philosophy.
In 2013, Tyler joined Proud Ground, the largest Community Land Trust in the Pacific Northwest. While there, he worked as a Project Manager for home repair & rehabilitation, in addition to serving as their Principal Broker in Oregon and Managing Broker in Washington.
Tyler has extensive experience in buying and selling homes including short sales, foreclosures, and investment properties in Multnomah County, Washington County, Lincoln County, and Clark County. Tyler knows it’s important to give back to the community. Prior to his time at Proud Ground, Tyler worked as the Club Director for the Boys & Girls Club before going on to work as the Site Supervisor for Multnomah Education Service District’s Outdoor School.