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Northeast/Irving Office

1500 NE Irving Street, Suite 110

Portland, OR 97232

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I have spent the past 19 years honing my skills in service, sales and management.  I left a successful career in the world of corporate software sales to pursue a calling that I was passionate about, helping people in the world of residential real estate. A people person, I am motivated by my work ethic, integrity, helping others and exceeding expectations. My personal drive to do right by people coupled with my personal experience in real estate investing led me to my career as a real estate broker, helping clients sell and buy homes in the Portland Metro area. I work with a wide variety of clients including first time home buyers, investors, growing families, downsizers, city slickers and those relocating in or out of the Portland area.

Hailing from New Jersey and along the way calling Santa Barbara, Aspen and Chicago home, I moved to Portland in 2006 in my quest to find the perfect place to live. Portland attracted me for its quality of life infused with a mix of outdoors, city and culture; all the while nestled in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am infectiously passionate about contributing to my community and ensuring my clients find the good things that life in Oregon has to offer. My philosophy is to understand your situation, priorities and goals to ensure I can be a valuable advisor committed to your success as a home seller or buyer.

To our partnership I will bring an unlimited amount of energy to work tirelessly on your behalf, knowledge of the Portland market to ensure you are making the right decision, a team of experts by my side, experience in managing the many moving pieces of a sales process to ensure a smooth transaction and the ability to think outside the box to make things happen when you just need a little extra something.

 

Achievements and Designations include:

  • Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Licensed real estate broker in the state of Oregon
  • Member of the Portland Metropolitan Association of Realtors (PMAR)
  • Diamond Platinum Member of PMAR’s Master Circle
  • Relocation Certified agent for the Hasson Company, Realtors
  • 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019 Hasson Company, Realtors Top Producer
 
Languages
  • Polish

Kim Borcherding came highly recommended to us and we feel blessed to have worked with her! She's skilled in every aspect of her work and helped us at every turn. In fact, she went far above and beyond when things came down to the wire with the sale of our home! Her knowledge and abilities are surpassed only by her kindness and lovely personality. We recommend Kim to anyone looking for a real "go getter" in an agent.

— Darla B.

Kim was such a pleasure to work with. We were not only new to the area but relocating from out of state. Kim was very honest and always concerned about how we felt about the homes we looked at. She was honest about neighborhood's, as far as value, safety, appreciation and overall fit for our family. We felt comfortable voicing all of our concerns and she was always very understanding. If in the future we decide to move, there would be zero hesitation on our part to contact Kim. She is professional, honest, efficient and timely (as well as her assistant, Rebecca). We are very thankful that we had such an amazing experience.

— Gissell R.

1908 Portland classic loved it immediately! Asked Kim to get me inside to see it, and then the odyssey began. The house was in bankruptcy, being sold as is, with tenants. Add to that my own financing requirements and we had a recipe for a real estate twilight zone. The only way that we got this house was Kim Borcherding! She got the contractors that were required to make mandatory repairs. She maintained a full court press on the listing agent, to make sure this transaction was not relegated to the realm of real estate limbo. Kim was honest and forthcoming about what was going on, and where the deal was going. Throughout the entire process Kim told us we could walk away if we felt something was wrong, or seemed out of place. Most importantly however, she kept her cool and steered us straight into homeowner ship. My family is now living in the house of our dreams because of Kim Borcherding!

— Shawn S.

Kim has represented my family in both buying and selling properties. Like a lot of people we have many friends and acquaintances that are realtors but Kim is the best. She is open and approachable (we first met her just as a neighbor watching Oaks Park fireworks). Kim does a lot of work upfront with extensive research and comps which she patiently reviewed with us so we could make informed decisions. In one case we were selling a much loved but older home which ended up with a phonebook size inspection report of things that needed to be fixed. Kim made sure that neither we nor the buyer freaked out and continued negotiations to overcome all obstacles and found a way to make us and the buyer feel good about getting back on track and closing the deal. Kim loves her work and brings a lot of knowledge to the table. There are many decisions throughout these transactions and Kim patiently went through each option. List price, counteroffers, repairs, and when some deals on the surface looked best, she had us look at the whole picture and how the contingencies might really impact us. We also had help from her and her team to get bids on work, meet up with contractors, and finalize repairs. You may think selling a property in a sellers market can be done by any realtor but if you want to get the highest and best offers you need Kim and her team. If you want to buy in a sellers market you need Kim and her team to get the best price and close the deal.

— Cherie B.

Kim was an excellent choice to help us find and purchase our first home. She did a great job helping us narrow down our choices and locations, ultimately finding a home that was a perfect fit. Kim has a great approach to the home buying process and I will definitely use her for any future transactions.

— Brett A.

Kim was very helpful helping me find and close my new home. In a very competitive market, I found a dream home and was under contract in one weekend. I relocated from Denver, and was not in town to complete the entire home buying process. After I found the home, Kim met with inspectors and contractors in my place. I was able to close early. It was the simplest and least stressful home buying experience I have ever had. Kim is great at her job and it is obvious that she enjoys her work.

— Becky M.

We were extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and knowledge that Kim brought to our home purchase experience. She was highly recommended to us by a friend and for good reason. Going into our home search we were intimidated by hearing stories of how competitive the Portland housing market has been. However, due to Kim's knowledge and experience our home purchase was surprisingly easy. She did her due diligence and ensured that our interests were protected. I highly recommend her to anyone looking to buy or sell a home.

— Chris & Teresa

My husband and I decided this was the year we were going to buy our first home. We were very nervous about how the whole process was going to go, but from the first meeting with Kim, we knew we had someone on our side fighting for us and making sure we were well informed in this process we had never experienced. We especially loved how committed Kim was to helping us realize our dreams. She was so hardworking and accommodated our hectic schedules with ease. But the best part about Kim is that she is incredibly friendly and was such a pleasure to hang out with during this super stressful process, she made us feel comfortable and happy the whole way through.

— Hannah L.

I can't imagine our house hunting process without Kim. We were new in town and confused about best neighborhoods, market, processes, among others. Kim was very professional, easy to reach and fast in responding any questions we had. She had great knowledge about the market, guided us very well and dedicated a lot of time with us to make sure we found the perfect house...and always with a big smile. I would definitely contact her again in the future.

— Catalina G.

Kim helped me through relocating from another state. Not only was she knowledgeable about the area, but she was able to help me navigate my relocation package. She was able to help with realistic expectations of what to expect in the current market. Not only did she help me buy the house I wanted, but she has followed up and checked in after even after the transaction.

— Amanda Z.

I would highly recommend Kim Borcherding to anyone. Kim gave an honest assessment and practical advice on how to sell our home. In addition, to our "to-do" list, she offered recommendations on professionals that ready made our home ready to sell. To top it off, we had an our first offers within a week. In summary our house sold and closed in about a month. Kim gave us up to date data on the market and gave great advice how to sell and for how much. Kim made what could have been an excruciating process into one that we look back on with huge smiles.

— Frances H.

Going into the first out of state real estate purchase we were very apprehensive. We have always worked with agents and brokers we know personally so working with an unknown company and an assigned agent felt like a blind date. To our great relief Kim turned out to be the consummate representative of our best interests, advising us on the area and the market, communicating with sellers and deftly handling all inspectors and other service providers. We enjoyed our short time working together and will enthusiastically recommend Kim to our friends and colleagues.

— John B.

Kim is far and away THE most phenomenal realtor. I was out of state and she took care of every detail for me from start to finish. She has resources for everything, from arranging clothing donations, suggesting movers, painters, and stagers to fixing door locks and replacing light bulbs. She personally oversaw the packing, moving and storage of my entire household. She is a wonderful communicator, calling me often if there was a question or a problem. When I saw the final photographs online I almost didn't recognize my condo! Ultimately, it was sold for thousands over asking price, thanks to Kim. I can't recommend her highly enough.

— Gayle B.

Kim is an incredibly attentive, thoughtful and and professional real estate broker. It was an absolute pleasure to work with her, and I can honestly say this transaction couldn't have been completed without her expert assistance. Despite being a first time buyer, Kim made the process clear, manageable and efficient. She was always available, and worked to make sure that no detail was overlooked. Because of Kim, I'm now the proud owner of my dream home 30 days after touring it with her. I can't recommend Kim highly enough.

— Drew F.

From start to finish, Kim did an outstanding job of making sure everything was right for us. She listened to our wants/limitations and found the perfect fit on our second showing. Kim remained a part of our team throughout the negotiation, financing and move-in process. The gift basket waiting for our family on our first night in our new home summed up the experience with Kim; it was all about us, never her. I would highly recommend Kim to anyone in the market to buy or sell a home. Brooks N.

— Brooks N.

I can't say enough good things about Kim. She is amazing!! Kim from my first meeting was very professional, yet one of the most personable people that I have ever met. I entered the condo buying process for the first time and was quite nervous about the whole process. Kim was great at easing my worries and getting me started. Kim began the search for me, listening closely to what I was looking for. With her skill and knowledge I put in my first offer which quickly became my first condo. She made the buying process stress free and fun! Kim truly cares about people and making a difference in their lives. She is a true professional and one of the hardest working people that I have ever met. I will highly recommend Kim to everyone that I meet for years to come! Thank you Kim!!! Client- Debra H.

— Client- Debra H.

Kim is the consummate professional. She is attentive to client concerns and responds timely, accurately, and completely. We were under a very short time frame to buy a house, and Kim was ready, willing, and able to make it all happen in the short time frame. She went far above and beyond to negotiate on our behalf, to see that our needs and wants were met, and to help us out in all ways she could. Since we were moving from out of state, she helped us out with the details and logistics of not only buying the home but making and completing arrangements for the move. One of Kim's strongest traits is communication - she is great at it! . Her knowledge of the market, the neighborhoods in Portland and the home selling/buying process is off the charts awesome. The entire time, we felt as if we were her only clients. Kim invested a great deal of time and effort into making our home purchase and our move to Portland an easy transition. We could not be happier with her ideas, suggestions, and efforts! We recommend her without reservation.

— Alexander K.

Hard worker! Kim did an exceptional job working with my husband and I. We each had different needs and wants. She helped us communicate and bridge this gap to get us the perfect house! We really appreciated her hard work!!

— Steph G.

Kim Is AWESOME! She was a champ at getting me into any house that I was excited about, even on short notice. We have three small children and Kim was so great with them and always helped keep them entertained. Kim was very thorough and an amazing communicator, she always kept us in the loop and very informed. We highly recommend her services!

— Heidi M.

In one word: Amazing. But that's not enough. Kim is helpful, insightful, punctual, persistent, tolerant, patient and aggressive when necessary. When our first offer failed Kim didn't let us wallow - she had us out searching three days later and we found a bigger and better home. Kim then researched comparable sales and saved us $20,000 on the price. Kim's organizational skills kept the paperwork flowing. Kim's tight relationship with our mortgage broker ensured that the lines of communication were always open. That great organization and communication eventually made it possible to close a week and 1/2 early. We're grateful for Kim's efficiency, expertise & optimism. I highly recommend Kim Borcherding.

— Libby D

It’s about quality over quantity. At Hasson, we take tremendous pride in associating only with agents who epitomize the service, communication and professionalism that our company is known for. The agents and the company are dependent upon each other to achieve the greatest success.

— Mike Hasson, President & Owner

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06/28/2021 - zuser20170816201518058

Bought and sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $775K in Gaffney Lane, Oregon City, OR 97045.

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"We have worked with Kim and her team to buy two homes and sell one. Both home purchases were at extremely competitive times in the market (2015 and 2021) and I know without a doubt, Kim is the reason we were successful. She is incredibly knowledgeable and makes the process smooth, limiting the normal stress of looking and buying. She also helped us sell a home recently and could not have been more proactive as the "project manager" - arranging all that needed to be done and dealing with the unexpected, allowing us to focus on our move to our new home. I can't recommend Kim and her team enough!"

— zuser20170816201518058

06/27/2021 - Megan Ace

Sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $325K in Northwest, Portland, OR 97209.

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"Kim and her team made selling my loft quick, easy and hassle-free! She prepared me really well with many in-depth conversations, market comparisons, and visits to my loft. She made practical suggestions to help me get it ready to sell and helped secure hard-to-book vendors to work on the place. Kim's years of experience, extensive professional expertise, and positive, can-do attitude carried through every step of the process. She negotiated the many details of the sale on my behalf with the finesse of a seasoned professional. I have sold many properties and it has never been as easy and pleasant as it was working with Kim. I cannot recommend Kim highly enough!"

— Megan Ace

05/11/2021 - rickgilbertdesign

Bought and sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $675K in Willamette, West Linn, OR 97068.

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"We just bought our first family home and worked with Kim as our realtor. Great experience all around. She's patient, responsive, and fun to work with. She's an expert when it comes to residential real estate and has a great network of contractors we're currently using to make our new home even better. We'll be working with her for years to come, can't recommend her enough!"

— rickgilbertdesign

04/13/2021 - john bautistaiii

Sold a home in 2021 in Central Beaverton, Portland, OR 97225.

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"Kim is super professional, knowledgeable and always looking out for our best interest. She represented us as a buyer and then 5 years later as a seller. She is patient, listened to our ideas and addressed our concerns. Her team is equally outstanding."

— john bautistaiii

03/18/2021 - bill rensmith

Sold a town home in 2021 for approximately $350K in Corbett-Terwilliger-Lair Hill, Portland, OR 97239.

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"Kim worked extremely hard and looked out for me at every turn throughout the sales process. Her experience and expertise were evident at every decision point and made the whole process as smooth as it could be. Thank you, Kim!"

— bill rensmith

03/17/2021 - JennetteZarko

Bought and sold a single family home in 2020 in Palisades, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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"Kim has helped us to buy and sell our last two homes. We are very grateful for her recent guidance in an unpredictable market. We found a home we'll be happy with for years to come."

— JennetteZarko

03/15/2021 - user9081841

Bought and sold a single family home in 2021 in Palisades, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

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"Kim has helped me to buy and sell a total of four houses over the last 10 years. She is an energetic and knowledgeable realtor, who will always go above and beyond for her clients. Highest recommendations!"

— user9081841

02/18/2021 - pnewt212

Sold a single family home in 2021 for approximately $600K in St.Johns, Portland, OR 97217.

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"Kim has been my Realtor for several purchase and sales transactions over the years. There is not another person I would want to represent me through the complicated process of buying and selling a home. Kim and Sara’s attention to detail is impeccable and extremely helpful in preparing the home before it hits the market. Right from the start there was a game plan outlined to prep the home-this eliminated zero surprises and provided a framework that was tailored to my budget. I was extremely pleased with Kim and Sara’s ability to manage all the contractors and meet the short deadline to list the home. The sales strategy was collaborative, but Kim’s guidance provided better prospective on what the realistic expectation was for the sale price and timeframe to review/accept an offer. Kim’s experience, professionalism, work ethic, ability to listen and manage all the moving parts made selling the home a positive and stress-free experience.

Thank you, Kim. I really appreciate all you’ve done for me. I’m so grateful for all your support and assistance over the last decade."

— pnewt212

12/02/2020 - beth4409

Bought and sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $625K in Brentwood-Darlington, Portland, OR 97206.

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"I am thrilled to have the privilege to write a review for Kim, and her team, Sara, and all the folks at Hasson.

Kim helped us buy our first home in 2015...it was a fever pitch of a market and we managed to get OUR offer through and beat out 31 other buyers...that's right, there was 32 offers on our house! Kim communicated with the sellers agent to see what the seller was looking for in the sale and made sure our deal matched their needs as best we could.

Kim has a good sense of what's fair, what is go to bat for and how to solve problems. She has lots of connections and resources for vendors, and once you enter her bubble, she really lives her values of creating community and wanting uplift all the people she interacts with! She creates connection and joy with her clients and long lasting relationships.

We now have just wrapped up the sale of that same house and bought one out of state. This selling experience reminded me of what a great communicator Kim is.

She, along with Sara her assistant (another amazing human), is always communicating on next step, and what to expect and when to expect it. She is a skilled time manager and project manager, who is also flexible and agile with last minute changes.

For the sale of this home, a new experience for us, she walked us through the process. She showed us lots of comps, gave us visual virtual tours of houses that were similar, and really considered the up-to-the-minute stock when we priced our house. She makes it easy.

And knowing how skillful Kim is, we did a full lean in. Which I recommend, lean alllllll the way into the recommendations. We staged our home, we followed every recommendation on walk through because we know Kim has a great sense of the market, and was only suggesting things to repair or modify that would help us and present our house in the best light.

Kim also helped connect us with people with the skills to do things we couldn't or just didn't have time to complete.

We did full hair and make-up on our house, listed it at Kim's suggested list price, and had an offer within 2 days and 2 competitive offers in 5 days.

We accepted an offer the Wednesday after we listed on Friday. We closed on time and even though some unexpected stuff came up, Kim helped keep us ahead o fit a bit. Kim guided us and assured us there was a way through the sticky spots.

Kim also has a sense of the skill and effectiveness of the buyer's agent, which can effect how smooth your deal is, and how serious and informed the buyers are.

Lastly, we were out of state and dealing with elderly parents and job interviews and so many other things during this whole process. We were totally supported by Kim and Sara and never worried about the Portland end of things and were able to focus on what we needed to do because we knew it was handled.

In a nut shell, Kim is an amazing human who is really really exceptional at her job. Sara, her assistant was extremely helpful as well. Both are great communicators. Kim is a very fun, down to earth person who takes her job really seriously and DELIVERS."

— beth4409

12/01/2020 - darlabrown2

Sold a single family home in 2020 for approximately $375K in Aloha, Beaverton, OR 97078.

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"Kim Borcherding came highly recommended to us and we feel blessed to have worked with her! She's skilled in every aspect of her work and helped us at every turn. In fact, she went far above and beyond when things came down to the wire with the sale of our home! Her knowledge and abilities are surpassed only by her kindness and lovely personality. We recommend Kim to anyone looking for a real "go getter" in an agent."

— darlabrown2

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