Amanda’s interest in real estate was first sparked at a young age while touring homes for fun with her father. She loved exploring each property in search of what made it unique. But her career path first steered her to an honors degree in Speech and Hearing Science at the University of Iowa. In 2006 Amanda moved to Portland and quickly fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. After earning a Master’s degree in Medical Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Washington she returned to Portland to be closer to family. Her career led her to working in in some of Portland’s most prestigious hospitals, where she helped patients with communication and swallowing disorders. The work with patients was challenging and personally rewarding.
After buying her first home with her husband in Southeast Portland in 2012, Amanda became increasingly interested in becoming a real estate agent. She hadn’t lost her keen interest in houses and she wanted to combine her exceptional people skills with a dynamic career assisting people find a place to call home. At Inhabit she thrives on helping each client understand the ever-changing market and support them throughout the buying and selling process with her tried-and-true bedside manner. Her background in hospitality, patient care, and hospital leadership has provided her with a diverse skillset to cater to the specific needs of each client.
Amanda and her husband are proud homeowners in the Woodstock neighborhood. When she’s not scouting neighborhoods or enjoying the Portland dining scene you can find her cooking at home, walking her dogs, hiking the Gorge, or practicing yoga.
I wanted to take a few minutes today to thank you again for all your help with our listing and sale. I felt you went above and beyond numerous times, and helped the process move seamlessly (or at least flow better when things got sticky!). I am so grateful we went with you, and wanted to make sure you were aware of how appreciative we were.
Amanda was a perfect fit for us as first time home-buyers, and navigated the additional challenge of us being from out of state with ease! She put to use her extensive knowledge of the Portland market and clear love of this city to help us narrow down neighborhoods that fit our lifestyle, commutes, and budget. With her exceptional people skills, she deftly gathered what features of a home were important to us so we could make the most of our weekend house-hunting trips to Portland. Amanda worked tremendously hard for us throughout the entire process from touring homes to closing, and we could not be more grateful for her expertise, patience, and enthusiasm. We highly recommend her for anyone looking to buy or sell in the Portland metro area!