For me, real estate is all about my clients. I love providing exceptional customer service and helping clients find the home of their dreams, or sell their home quickly and for top dollar. My goal with every transaction is for my clients to walk away as happy as possible, and I believe my passion for achieving that goal comes through in my work.
I have assisted many buyers with their home purchases and have a high track record of getting offers accepted on the first home that my buyers fall in love with. Conversely, I know how to market a home to get it maximum exposure and bring as many qualified buyers through the door as possible. I’m skilled in negotiations as both a listing agent and a buyers agent and help my clients make well informed decisions and strong offers. I’m a great communicator and will make sure you are well versed in the entire purchase process so that there are no surprises. I also have a great team of lenders, inspectors, insurance agents and more to ensure that you are well taken care of every step of the way. I stive to provide value even after the transaction ends and can act as a resource in many different areas for as long as you need!
I grew up in the West Hills of Portland, and I know the city well. I stayed in Oregon for college, attending the University of Oregon in Eugene (Go Ducks!). Throughout high school and breaks in college I worked as a sales-person at Nordstrom, achieving top sales while forming tight bonds and relationships with my colleagues and clients. I continued there for a year after graduating from college, and then changed gears to take advantage of my degree in marketing. I began work at a financial management firm doing marketing and event planning, and loved the new challenges that the job brought. However, I realized that my ideal career involved more direct client interaction, which brought me to Cooper Realty!
Besides real estate, I love spending time enjoying the wonderful city of Portland and exploring the rest of the state, country, and world! I have an amazing husband David, the cutest kitty Marshall, and a sweet Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Benny. I'm blessed to have my family, as well as many great friends, all living in the area. I read voraciously, love to travel, and enjoy both working out and eating/drinking everything I can!
I also have a personal blog, www.RachelBalmforth.com, where I share interior design tips, local travel, food and activity recommendations, and other Pacific Northwest lifestyle content.