Owner/Broker of Gorge Property Real Estate Team
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
GRI – Graduate of Realtors Institute
CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert
Putting wheels under ideas and creatively arranging
pieces to puzzles are what make me tap dance into the office
each day. The Gorge Property Real Estate Team and my family
give me the freedom to think outside the box and be creative
All of my Columbia Gorge real estate clients
are people I have worked with over the years or others they
have referred to me.
Since beginning my real estate
career in 1986, meaningful relationships have developed and many times I have
the pleasure to help a family member or close friend of a client with a real
There are a variety of aspects to Columbia Gorge real estate that make listing
and selling land, homes and orchards interesting. Land use laws, the Gorge Scenic
Act, financing and the viability of an investment are just a few of the many
pieces to the puzzle. Not to mention working with the individual needs of the
Buyer and Seller. Real estate is a dynamic changing business!
In 1995 after a few years working in a traditional real estate
office ideas of how to do things a bit differently began to form.
Mike, my husband, and I seized
an opportunity opening the doors of RE/MAX Results Inc. REALTORS in the Hood
River News building.
As the roots of our ideas took hold we developed substance in our
business. The Gorge Property Real Estate Team is
a talented team of individuals working together assisting our clients in buying
and selling Columbia Gorge real estate. By choice we are a small company with
the ability to give individualized service.
In 2002 RESULTS Property Management, Inc. was added
to complement the real estate business. As a full service management
we have short and long term rentals.
Vacation rentals in Oregon and Washington add to our services. Hood River vacation
homes have been extremely popular. The name was soon changed to Gorge
Rentals to coordinate with our web domain name.
The people I spend my days with are the wind beneath my wings.
Mike, my husband, is the CEO, computer guy, and the one who can
build anything person for our businesses.
More importantly, he has been the love of my life since we married in 1972. The
rest of the Team members are wise, independent thinkers who know how to make
serious work fun. We are very aware of our responsibility for our clients in
their real estate and property management decisions. At the same time we have
fun with them and each other.
Our story began to be developed as each business supported another.
First the real estate story, followed by the property management
chapter and then The Gorge
Property Real Estate Team. Ideas are an integral part our lives. A part of the
story I wanted to write but could not find the right place for the plot was to
have our own building. I wanted a special place that had its own story of Hood
River and the Columbia River Gorge. Sometime stories come in surprise packages.
The Oak Street Hotel is our surprise package. The hotel had been
a home in downtown Hood River from 1909 to 1994 when it was converted
to a small hotel. We purchased
the hotel in 2002 and have remodeled it. The Gorge Property Real Estate Team and Gorge Rentals
are on the first floor of the building. The hotel lobby is in the home’s
original living room with a brick fireplace.
The Oak Street Hotel is part of our story where thinking “outside the box” adds
a delightful dimension to our businesses. We had fun renovating eight rooms with
private baths. Mike, the husband who can build anything guy, built the hand forged
queen bed frames and bedside tables with oak leaves as well as the custom bath
counters of steel with a bronze finish and porcelain sinks.
Stories have begun to be woven into one as we develop depth with a continuity
of professional services for people who share a bit of their life with us in
buying or selling homes, rental services and now, staying in the hotel. The
big front porch, enjoyed in 1909, is still a place for cold lemonade in
New stories will be told along with the history of the Gorge as people visit
A desire to share the stories of people living in the Gorge, raising families,
developing businesses, buying homes was the impetus to begin the magazine
Gorge Living. Published quarterly, it shares the stories of people who
the fascinating history of the area, Columbia Gorge real estate for sale,
houses for rent and local businesses. Gorge Living is distributed in nearly
throughout the Columbia Gorge.
The depth and success of our real estate, property management and hotel businesses
would not be possible without The Team. Please take a moment to “meet” them
on this website. Perhaps one day you can come by for a visit on the front porch.
We are here ready to help you in buying, selling or renting real estate. And,
of course, we are always ready for a good story.