Licensed in Oregon-Washington
Licensed in Oregon-Washington
Cascade Sotheby's International Realty
310 N. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
- CRPS, CSSS, MCNE, CSSN
Being dual licensed in Oregon and Washington, and an expert in this local area. I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. My motto is Integrity, Respect, Commitment, and Service. Here are just a few of the of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
With 14 years of experience in the legal profession, working as a paralegal and also managing the law office, there is hardly a legal issue that can arise during the buying or selling of a property that I have not encountered. After leaving the law office, I added entrepreneurism and digital acumen to my skill set, acting as president and CEO of a computer consulting startup. It was there that I saw my calling in real estate, and have been working in real estate ever since.
Entering real estate at the height of the foreclosure market, I quickly got my designation as a Certified REO Property Specialist and Certified Short Sale Specialist. Both areas in which I have extensive experience, not only by helping my own clients, but by becoming a mentor and negotiator to many agents in the industry. Which lead me to get my designation as a Master Certified Negotiation Expert. Throughout my years of working with some of the top agents and teams in the industry combined with my insatiable appetite for knowledge. I have learned from the best what works and doesn’t. This combined with my wide-ranging and comprehensive earlier skills and experience have allowed me to succeed and excel in any market becoming one the area’s best agents, managing 6 offices in Oregon and SW Washington.
In addition to those professional accomplishments, I have been very involved in giving back and helping to improve the community through a variety of volunteer opportunities. I served 12 years on the City of West Linn Planning Commission, acting as chair for many of those years. Including acting as an advisor to the City’s Sustainability Commission, a member of the Infill and Planned Unit Development Task Force, and serving on the Board of Directors for the non-profit company Youth Building Green and Vice-Chair of the Oregon Young Professionals Network.
Most recently I am serving as Vice President on the PMAR Master Circle Board, and as both a State and Local Directors for the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR). When not working on real estate, for the city, or as a volunteer, I love spending time with my family.
Now that you know a little about me, I look forward to helping you with all your real estate needs!
"Michael has been the most knowledgeable and responsive real estate agent I’ve ever dealt with. You want someone who has experience navigating different banks, title companies and their processes – and Michael knows these paths thoroughly. I highly recommend him and will use him again in a heartbeat."
"I highly recommend Michael D Babbitt. He is not only an outstanding person, but goes above and beyond in his duties to help his client’s needs, frustrations etc. He is amazing!”"
-Tonya Thomas, Client
"Michael D Babbitt is very professional, he gets tasks done in a timely manner, he is well organized and very dedicated. It was a pleasure to work with him and to have his expertise."
-Whitney Thill, Client
"I highly recommend Michael D. Babbitt He goes above and beyond his duties to help his clients needs, frustrations and makes it easier on our lives…….Thanks Michael! Great Work!"
-Sean and Frances Morris, Client
"Michael helped us to buy our first home here in Aloha this past May. After looking at many different properties and placing offers on several, the home we bought was a short sale.Though the process was lengthy, frustrating and tedious, Michael was there to reassure and inform every single step of the way. I would absolutely recommend Michael to any friend looking to buy in the Portland area. I am incredibly happy that we chose to work with him and very pleased with his knowledge, patience and level of service."
-Amy Scholl, Client
"As a fellow Real Estate Agent and childhood friend, I would highly recommend Michael for all of your Real Estate needs. Honest, trustworthy, and great work ethics."
-Sharon Fleming, Colleague