The opportunity to purchase a house at 18 years old, set in motion my life-long passion for homeownership and the pursuit of successful real estate investments.
Joining Inhabit Real Estate as a broker is the ideal opportunity for me to provide a service forward approach to helping clients identify their real estate goals, plan a customized strategy to navigate the journey, and achieve their dream of homeownership.
20+ years of experience in the hospitality industry has allowed me to develop my expertise in the art of personalized service. In doing so, I’ve learned that attention to detail and personalization is what makes the difference. My acuity and acumen, as an investor and buyer & seller of my own personal real estate, has given me invaluable resources and experiences to share with my clientele.
How I came to call myself a resident of Portland began with a whimsical trip in 2015 which set the stage for relocation from Atlanta in 2016. Finding the neighborhoods of southeast PDX aligning the best with our passions for design, community, food & wine, my partner Molly and I, along with our dog Rosie, settled in the wonderful neighborhood of Ladd’s Addition.
When I’m not engaged in real estate you will most likely find me running in the streets of Portland or on the trails of Forest Park, hunting for treasured jazz records and rare chairs at antique malls or finding the coolest new spots to take friends and family.
P.S. If you like to talk about wine, I am a certified Sommelier as well.
My family is moving to the Pacific Northwest from out of state and I am so deeply grateful Clayton is the realtor we choose to work with to help us pursue our dreams. It has literally been life changing. Somehow during the entire process of looking for a home, making an offer, and getting through escrow, Clayton never made us feel pressured or overwhelmed and yet he was doing so much research, arranging so many details, organizing schedules and plans across multiple cities, and building relationships with listing agents all the way through to any business or resource we might need to get us through close and settled in our new community. Clayton went above and beyond for us and I get the feeling that is just how he does business. I can’t recommend him enough. Really, stop looking; you found your realtor.
Clay was nothing short of wonderful during our first time buying a home and then again selling it. Clay always made us feel at ease and really made the process easy, quick, and smooth. He was always available to answer questions and took the time to make sure he was clear and precise. If we still lived in Portland, OR we would definitely continue to use him as our agent, highly recommend and have nothing but praises. Thanks Clay!
Clay was incredible through the whole process. He took all the time I needed to help me work things out and understand how to go about buying a home. You can tell he loves the negotiation process and isn’t afraid to go to bat for you. Because of Clayton we have our dream home and couldn’t be happier. I highly recommend him for any and all home buying or selling. He always picks up the phone and communicates effectively which is so important. From moment one he was prepared and excited. It was a smooth process all around. If you need a broker, Clay is your guy!
Clayton really went above and beyond our expectations throughout the entire home buying process. He helped source inspectors and vendors, followed up with all appointments, and spent lots of time giving this pair of first time home buyers a detailed walk through of the process. Beyond that, he was personable and professional each leg of the race. I would highly recommend his services to anyone on the market.
Clay made selling our house very easy. He coordinated the staging and all the needed repairs, met with the contractors, negotiated a selling price that was reasonable, and explained the pluses and minuses at each step of the way. He has meticulous attention to detail and prepared the house to look its best before it went onto the market. I would highly recommend Clay for selling your home!
After almost 40 years of marriage, my husband and I became first time home buyers. We were very lucky that we had Clay as our R.E. Broker. There were a lot of moving parts to the process, but Clay was with us every step of the way. Always answering calls and texts. Very professional and knowledgeable. His calm demeanor helped to calm us down.
My wife and I were first time home buyers when we met Clay. He was very patient and extremely helpful the entire home buying experience. He was always quick to provide real time updates, respond to emails or text messages from us, and he even made time to chat over the phone to better explain some more detailed items. All in all, we couldn’t have asked for a better Real Estate Broker. Despite all the possible (out of our hands) challenges and curve balls one could run into when buying a home, we always felt Clay had our best interest at heart and genuinely wanted us to find and be happy in our perfect home, which is exactly the case!
We highly recommend anyone looking to buy a home in the Portland Metro area to go with Clay!
My first transaction with Clayton was terrific. He is well organized with strong communication skills. He was able to negotiate through a very tough inspection period and secure an amazing deal for his clients. I would recommend him for any first time or experienced home buyer.
Clayton was the perfect agent in helping my partner and me navigate the home buying process. From day one, Clay was always available for viewings, lightning fast with communications, understood what features we wanted and sought out, and intelligently steered us away from homes that wouldn’t benefit our needs.
In addition, Clay went above and beyond any expectations we had of a real estate agent’s duties by getting down and dirty to look through every nook and cranny before we landed our dream home.
Selling your home is never fun, but Clayton made it easy and stress-free. He should be commended for his calm demeanor, professionalism, and thorough communication throughout the transaction. He is prompt to respond, knowledgeable about the market, and willing to take on extra tasks beyond the scope of his job to help his clients.
Clay has always had an eye for quality and value and a desire to provide his clients more than expected. Making people feel heard, welcome, and cared for are the cornerstones of his business. Clay exemplifies those qualities in his daily interactions. It’s just the way the man is built. Clay is a great listener and has always gone beyond what most would expect to make things right by people. He cares about his community and has always been there to provide advice.
Clay is incredibly detail oriented and intentional with his time and his actions. As a friend, this translates to loyal, thoughtful and dependable. In business, those same apply but it is also seen through his relationship approach to customer service. His sincerity coupled with his unmatched professionalism will always shine when you are with him and I can say, with conviction, that whatever Clay does, he does it well and does it the right way.
Clay’s due diligence and his abilities to research what it is he’s doing along with not being afraid of tough conversation make him my choice as a realtor.
One of Clay’s strongest assets is his dedication to seeing through to the end any project that he has begun, bringing flexibility and wisdom, and working with his team to achieve success.