Representing homeowners and future homeowners, Carissa is committed to making your real estate transaction a smooth and positive experience. She understands that each transaction is as unique as the clients she serves, and it is her honor to be part of your real estate journey, making you feel comfortable and confident each step of the way. In addition to utilizing her market knowledge and transactional expertise, Carissa takes an exceptionally personable approach to real estate and is driven by the relationships that she has with her clients.
Carissa grew up in Santa Clara, CA and after getting married in 2012 to her husband, Drew (now her real estate business partner), lived in Utah, Washington, and Oregon. Carissa’s background is in cosmetology and she has over a decade of experience in serving others in a variety of roles- most notably, at a non-profit and a hospital. Her introduction to the real estate industry was in 2015 when she started working as a transaction coordinator at a boutique brokerage here in the Portland area. It didn’t take long for her to fall in love with the industry and decide to pursue her career as an agent. Through her experience of living in 4 states over the past 9 years, she has truly learned the value of home and with Drew, has decided to make Portland, Drew’s hometown, their home for life. It is her goal to make meaningful connections between her clients, their home, and this amazing community. Being from the Silicon Valley, Carissa understands the magnetic pull that the Portland area has due to its natural beauty, affluency, and strong sense of community. Whether you’re a local or looking to relocate, Carissa will be honored to support you in meeting your real estate goals.
Outside of real estate, you will find Carissa spending quality time with Drew and their daughter, Royal Rose. She enjoys long afternoons at the winery and is often making friends with the people she meets there. Her dream day would include exploring new restaurants, museums and ending at the ballet.